Flowthrough on digital output channels?

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#1 Flowthrough on digital output channels?

Hi there,

 

I have created this block for an isolated relay output module for our PLC. (https://www.automationdirect.com/adc/shopping/catalog/programmable_contr...(micro-modular_programmable_controller)/ac_i-z-o_(relay_outputs)/p2-08trs)

I would like the line running through this "channel" to have flowthrough possibly. I don't see it as an option on the connection group, I am guessing because it is a digital output instead of a generic connection group. What is my best option here?

Thanks,

Austin

Hmmm....

Thanks for posting on the forum.

I would like the line running through this "channel" to have flowthrough possibly.

This is not currenly possible.

One workaroung though would be to make the connected element flow through.  This reply to an older forum topic covers how to do that.  (The user requirement is slightly different than yours, but it does show how to group connection points together.  You simply need to make sure you check the 'Flow through' box.)

Let us know if the workaroung will give you what you are after.

 

Thank you for the speedy

Thank you for the speedy response! I am not sure what exactly you mean and if this would help. I will reach out if I figure out another question to ask here.

Sorry for not being clear...

I am not sure what exactly you mean and if this would help.

Sorry for not being clear.

Essentially, if your IO is connected to, lets say, a sensor, and if that sensor is defined as 'Flow through' by grouping all its connection points within a flow through connection point group, all connections will carry the same wire number, so you'll end up with the result you are after.

(Instead of propagating the wire number through the connection points of the IO, you can make it so it propagates through the connection points of the device connected to the IO.)

Please let us know if this explanation is more clear.

That explanation is clear to

That explanation is clear to me, thank you! I need to think about how this may help and will circle back!