The Modbus®/TCP protocol allows transmission of Modbus® messages via Ethernet communication.
● The communication specifications are given below.
Waiting time setting
Maximum number of connections
Slave function (server)
Tab. 5-309: Modbus®/TCP communication specifications
● Initial setting
● To select Modbus®/TCP for the application, set "502" in any of Pr. 1427 to Pr. 1429 (Ethernet
function selection 1 to 3). (Refer to page 5-524.)
● To limit the network devices that send the operation or speed command through the Ethernet
network (Modbus®/TCP), set the range of IP addresses (Pr. 1449 to Pr. 1454). (Refer to page 5-528.)
● Set the interval of the communication check (signal loss detection) time in Pr. 1432 "Ethernet
communication check time interval" for all devices with IP addresses in the range specified for
Ethernet command source selection (Pr. 1449 to Pr. 1454). (Refer to page 5-529.)
The chart shows the performance when the inverter is connected to a master on a 1:1 basis. (It takes 10 ms or
more for parameter clear, all parameter clear, or accessing multiple registers.)
A message is sent to the slave (for instance, the inverter) having the address specified by the
● Normal response
After the query from the master is received, the slave executes the request function, and returns
the corresponding normal response to the master.
● Error response
When an invalid function code, address or data is received by the slave, the error response is
returned to the master.
This response is appended with an error code that indicates the reason why the request from the
master could not be executed.
This response cannot be returned for errors, detected by the hardware, frame error and header
Number of simultaneously acceptable
Ethernet communication (FR-F800-E)
Within 10 ms
Open Modbus®/TCP specification
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