This bi-directional RS232 to RS485 converter is a port-powered simple and reliable solution for most standard commercial and industrial communications needs. It converts RS232 signals to half-duplex RS485 balanced differential signals and can extend the communication distance up to 4000 FT (1.2 km).
This RS232 to RS485 converter is port-powered, it uses an internal amplifier to gain power from the RS232 signals (RTS, DTR, TXD) without interfering with the RS232 interface. In case the RS232 port is not capable of supplying sufficient power an external power supply can easily be connected to the converter.
Automatic Send Data Control is enabled which means no software drivers are needed.
This converter utilizes the solid MAX485E processor chip from Maxim/Dallas Semiconductor and a supporting driver IC from Philips, which makes this RS232 to RS485 converter suitable for most applications, including industrial, business and any general office computer device.
It is a bi-directional RS232 to RS485 converter (meaning it communicates in both directions), reliable and cost-effective that easily lets you connect any RS485 device directly to your computer's serial RS232 COM port, efficiently converting standard RS232 signals to RS485 and vice versa.
A simple and reliable solution for most general and industrial communication needs. Header terminal board is included with each converter.
- Port-powered RS232 to RS485 converter
- No external power supply required
- Fail-safe bias resistors
- Plug and play, no drivers needed
- Static and surge protected converter
- Optional external power supply
- Automatic Send Data Control.
- Working mode: asynchronous, half-duplex.
- Terminal board included with each converter.
||300 - 115200bps
||Port-powered from RS232 (RTS, DTR, TXD).Optional external power: 5 - 12VDC
||less than 10mA
||DB9 female connector. Pin 7 (RTS) and 8 (CTS) are tied together. Pin 4 (DTR), 6 (DSR), and 1 (CD) are tied together.
| Interface RS485
||DB9 Male and terminal board
||2-wire RS232 to RS485 asynchronous, half-duplex
||Modbus RTU/ASCII, BACnet
||EIA/TIA RS232 / RS485
|DB9 sockets and shields
||RS232: Typical: 15 FT (5m)
RS485: Typical 4000FT (1200m)
||1500W / 600W/ms
|| -40°F to 180°F (-25°C to 82°C)
||5% To 95% - No Condensation
||2.47" x 1.33" x 0.70" (62.8 mm x 33.8 mm x 17.8 mm)
||CE, FCC, RoHS, ISO 9001
||1 year Limited Warranty
For alternative RS232 to RS485 / RS422 solutions please see our full selection of serial converters.