T-Series/Commands/Set Alias Number

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Set Alias Number - Cmd 48

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Instruction Name Set Alias Number
Applies to All Zaber devices
Firmware Version 5.00 and up
Command Number 48
Command Type Setting
Command Data Alias Number
Reply Data Alias Number
Safe to retry? Yes
Returns Current Position? No
Persistence Non-Volatile
Summary Sets an alternate device number for a device.

This setting specifies an alternate device number for a device (in addition to its actual device number). By setting several devices to the same alias number, you can control a group of devices with a single instruction. When you send an instruction to an alias number, all devices with that alias number will execute the instruction and reply using their actual device numbers. To remove an alias, simply set the device's alias number to zero. Valid alias numbers are 0 to 99 for version 6.05, and 0 to 254 otherwise. To avoid confusion, it is best to choose an alias greater than the number of devices connected.

This setting is stored in non-volatile memory and will persist after power-down or reset.