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Good morning,

I have to put an output "high" then wait for 2 seconds and put another output "high". I was looking at IDLE function between the two operations, but I'm not able to work it out.

I create a constant with value 200, because as far as i understand it takes micro seconds, but still once it goes it never waits. I'm pretty sure I'm doing something wrong, my apoligize I'm really newbie in this area.

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Thanks a lot for any good advice

 

cesare

 

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Idle will stop the whole process for however you set it.  This includes I/O updates, as Alex said your probably better off using timers.

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31 minutes ago, Cam said:

Idle will stop the whole process for however you set it.  This includes I/O updates, as Alex said your probably better off using timers.

which is fine by me, but it doesn't.

I'll see what I can do using timers, thanks!

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Part of your issue is "Micro" vs "Milli".     Blink really really quickly....damn you missed it.

The other thing is that (and I quote) if this causes a delay greater than 600 milliseconds, the PLC watchdog may be activated.

As Cam and Alex have said, use timers or a count.

Also, your layout of (S) then another (S) needs separating.

cheers, Aus

 

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5 hours ago, AlexUT said:

There is a wrong use of IDLE function.

Totally agree with this. However, that does bring up a question: what would be a correct use of this function? I can't think of any.

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