Serial.getTimeout()

Description

Serial.getTimeout() returns the timeout value set by Serial.setTimeout().

Serial.getTimeout() inherits from the Stream utility class.

Syntax

Serial.getTimeout()

Parameter Values

  • None

Return Values

  • The timeout value in milliseconds set by Serial.setTimeout(). Data type: unsigned long.

Example Code

void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); // opens serial port, sets data rate to 9600 bps Serial.println(Serial.getTimeout()); // print the default value Serial.setTimeout(1500); // set new value to 1500 milliseconds Serial.println(Serial.getTimeout()); // print the new value } void loop() { }

The result on Serial Monitor:

COM6
Send
1000 1500
Autoscroll Show timestamp
Clear output
9600 baud  
Newline  

※ NOTES AND WARNINGS:

Serial functions are not only used for the communication between an Arduino board and Serial Monitor of Arduino IDE but also used for the communication between:

  • An Arduino board and other Arduino board
  • An Arduino board and other sensors/devices
  • An Arduino board and computer (any Serial software on computer)

See Also

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