- 422 and RS-485 Optical Isolator/Repeater
- serial RS-232
- serial RS-485
- terminal block / terminal block
The optical repeaters/isolators add 4,000 feet (1.2 km) and another 32 nodes to an RS485 data circuit. Isolates one RS-485 device from the rest of an RS-485 system or one local group of RS-485 equipment from another. Connects point-to-point RS-422 4-wire equipment to an RS-485 2-wire multidrop system. It can be used as a repeater to expand an RS-485 system beyond 32 nodes. Operates 2-wire half-duplex or 4-wire half- or full-duplex. Features 12 user-selectable data rates up to 460.8 kbps. This compact device links RS-422 4-wire and RS-485 2-wire systems while using optical isolation to protect equipment and lines from damaging ground loops. The BLACK BOX(r) RS-422 and RS-485 Optical Isolator/Repeater enable you to connect equipment meant for a point-to-point RS-422 4-wire interface to an RS-485 2-wire multidrop system. It can be used to optically isolate one piece of RS-485 equipment from the rest of an RS-485 system or one local group of RS-485 equipment from another or it can be used as a repeater to expand an existing RS-485 system beyond the standard's 32-node limitation. All data lines as well as power and ground are isolated from one side of the unit to the other. The RS-422 and RS-485 Optical Isolator/Repeater use terminal blocks on each side of the device. It supports Transmit Data A and B Receive Data A and B Protective Ground and Signal Ground. The RS-422 and RS-485 Optical Isolator/ Repeater operate in either 2-wire half-duplex systems or in 4-wire half-duplex or full-duplex systems. By connecting one side of the unit as a 2-wire device and one side as a 4-wire device equipment meant for a point-to-point RS-422 interface can be connected directly to an RS-485 2-wire multidrop system. You get the speed with the RS-422 and RS-485 Optical Isolator/Repeater too. It features 12 user-selectable data rates from 300 bps up to 460.8 kbps.