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12/18/2017 2:50 PM
 

I took an entry-level PLC class 8 years ago, and now I wish to reintroduce myself to them. I teach at a school that has RSLogix500 connected to Micrologix 1100 PLC's. I am building a SLC-500 on a 1746 rack. I should have checked the software first before hitting eBay to buy parts as the software doesn't list 1746 in any of the options for processor types, only 1747's and Bul.176X options. Do I need new software, or is there an add-on I can download to include my PLC model? 

Also, if I do need to buy my own software, what is the most economical option that can program a 1746? Thank you!

 
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1/17/2018 8:01 PM
 
Ok so the SLC does have a 1747 prefix but the I/O and rack parts have a 1746 prefix so the combination should be good.  If you are going to try to program a SLC then yes you will need to buy the RSLogix500 software.  Thats why I always recommend the Micrologix 1100 if you dont have the software.  There is freebie software available to program those. 
 
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