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Using VEE to talk to RS232 Hot Plate

Question asked by on Aug 1, 2011
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Hi, I'm planning to use VEE to communicate to a EchoTherm Programmable Digital Hot Plate Model HS40 via RS-232. This is not a IEEE-488 compliant device and therefore doesn't respond to SCPI commands like "*IDN?". It uses only simple single-lettered ASCII commands like "a", "B" or "c". I have successfully communicated with the hot plate using a USB-RS232 cable (COM4) and Windows Hyperterminal program with the following settings: 2400 Bauds, 8 Data Bits, 1 Stop Bit and No Parity.

My question is how do I get VEE to communicate with this hot plate via RS232?  :?: I have tried using Instrument manager with I/O Libraries but wasn't successful. The Agilent I/O library couldn't even detect the hot plate.

Thanks for your help!