PLC with MEGA using modbusmaster library

hello friends

i have a little problem using modbusmaster library

i am trying to communicate my ALLEN BRADELY MAKE MICROLOGIX PLC-1400 and arduino MEGA2560 using modbus protocol

so i have make my ARDUINO as modbus master and PLC as modbus slave

so now i have following hardware
PLC
arduino MEGA 2560
RS-232 TO TTL CONVERTOR
my channel setting as per i have attached is 4800,n,1,8
and id is 2
i have attached the screen shot of that
now my problem is that i am able to connect both device as i can see on my channel that messages are sent and messages are received
but on comm port of my arduino strangely i received some unexpected characters
so i think that i cannot use the same port i.e i cannot use the onboard usb to TTL chip. The master does not echo this back to the PC terminal via the on board ftdi chip so i need to forward the data to the another serial port in this case (i am not sure this is what i think)
so how should i achieve this using this library
i tried to use serial.println function but not succeed

I have attached the screenshot of all my settings
can anyone help me regarding this??
i want to use the function 1,2 and 5 of modbus protocol

waiting for your reply
thanks in advance

PLC communication WITH MEGA.rar (328 KB)

hi I would suggest you to check whether your PLC communicates through RS232... many PLCs I know uses RS485, and this maybe is the cause of your issue...

elle