Reading and utilizing output value of a PID Loop


#1

Kind of fresh to opto so please excuse if this is a simple thing i’m missing.

I was wondering if there is a way to read the PID Loop output and put it into a variable i can use for a calculation. I’m trying to mimic a TPO output in creating a timed output sequence using to output of the PID to derive the percentage of time to run.


#2

problem solved


#3

Hi JollyGrn,
Welcome to the forums! How did you solve it?
FYI - There are also ways to connect a PID directly to a TPO point (for the output), would that info be helpful to you?
Thanks,
OptoMary


#4

Hi JollyGrn,

+1 here for wondering how you solved it…

Did you get any hints from this thread here?
http://www.opto22.com/community/showthread.php?t=403

Ben