Article ID: 140123kae
Last Reviewed: July 6, 2023
The information in this article applies to:
- An Android Device (Tablet or Mobile Phone) when used with PmScreen to communicate with a Power Master PM1000, PM2000, PM3000, PM7000 Analyser and PM7000 FLM (Fault Level Monitor).
- Results of any testing with PmGateway are included.
This article is aimed at:
The PM1000, PM2000, PM7000 and PM7000 FLM do not have a built in display. The user interface is displayed remotely either on a personal computer or on an Android or Windows CE device using a special piece of software called PmScreen.
This application note details those android devices that have been used with PmScreen.
Devices running Android 6.0 must use PmScreen 4.2.1 (or later) as a permission change in Android 6.0 prevents earlier versions from searching for nearby Bluetooth devices.
It is expected that any device with Android version 2.3 or later will work. This list is those that have been tested successfully.
|Pixel 7||Android 13||Requires PmScreen 5.0.1 or later|
|Pixel 5||Android 11||works OK with PmScreen 4.3.1|
|Motorola||Moto-E5 XT1944||Android 7.1.1||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway.|
|Motorola||Moto-E5 play XT1920||Android 8.1.0||Tested OK for both PmScreen and PmGateway. Screen resolution and brightness is not great.|
|Motorola||Moto-E4 plus XT1771||Android 7.1.1||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway.|
|Motorola||Moto-E4 XT1761||Android 7.1.1||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway|
|Motorola||Moto-G Third Gen XT1541||Android 6.0.1||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway.|
|Motorola||Moto-G First Gen XT1032||Android 5.1 *Android 4.4.4||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway. Android 5.1 OK. Android 4.4.4 unreliable (see below).|
|Lenovo||Tab2 A8-50||Android 5.0||reported OK by UK distributor.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)||Android 5.1.1||Tested ok with PMScreen 5.0.1||Samsung||Galaxy Tab4 7.0 (SM-T230)||Android 4.4.2||Tested ok with PMScreen 5.0.1|
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab3 7.0 (SM-T210)||Android 4.4.2
|Tested ok with PMScreen 5.0.1
*Use PMScreen 4.2.1
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab 7.0 (GT-P6210)||Android 3.2||Tested ok with PMScreen 4.2.1
Newer versions do not work.
|Nexus 7 (2012)||Android 4.3||Shipped to US customers.|
None of the devices have been found for not working with PmScreen or PmGateway.
|Motorola||Moto G XT1032||Android 4.4.4||Occasional data corruption during transfer when connected over Bluetooth. OK with Android 5.1 (see above).|