Triple Isolated RS-232/422/485 to Fiber Converter
- Data rates up to 115.2 kbps
- 10 – 48 VDC input power range
- Wide operating temperature
- 2,000V, 3-way optical isolation
- Modbus ASCII/RTU compatible
- EMI / RFI protection
- UL Class 1/Division 2
- TD, RD and Power LED's
Model FOSTCDRI is Advantech B B SmartWorx’ premium industrial serial to multi-mode fiber optic converter. Its rugged design is UL approved and certified for Class 1/Division 2 industrial environments. It extends data communications up to 4km (2.5 miles) . It provides three-way optical isolation on the input, output and power lines.
In addition to direct point-to-point connectivity, it is capable of operating in a multi-drop mode. This allows one serial device to communicate with up to 31 other devices around a fiber ring. Since it supports mixed standards, you can replace other converters and isolators and add the EMI / RFI protection inherent to fiber optic communications.
In RS-232 mode, the converter supports Transmit and Receive data. Handshaking signals are not passed through. An Automatic Send Data Control circuit controls the RS-422/485 driver chip, eliminating the requirement for external software.
Easy to install and configure, it has a 12-position DIP switch on the bottom to configure RS-422/485 parameters. Serial data and power cables connect to removable terminal blocks. ST connectors are used for the fiber.