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How to put 53230a into free run mode?

Question asked by tomatocoupe on Aug 1, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 7, 2018 by pharv
I'm switching over from 531xx counters to 532xx counters and I've encountered a problem.  Basically, I want to set up the counter via HPIB, but then have the counter "free run" until I'm ready to take data. This was very easy to do with a 53181/53132 using "INIT:CONT 1" and "INIT:CONT 0" commands. A 53230 seems to go out of free run mode as soon as it goes into remote mode, and I can't find a command to put it back in free run.  The only solution I've found is to put the counter into local mode via the front panel button.  Does anyone know a way to make it free run via computer control?

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