USB to RS485 media converter

December 20th, 2012, Published in Articles: Vector

Since its introduction to market, the locally designed and manufactured IS certified USB to RS485 media converter has rapidly gained popularity. The IS Converter complements the company’s existing range of IS products and is available on an “off the shelf” basis, or as part of a comprehensive installation. The product is certified IS for associated apparatus category ‘ia’ Group I / IIC for a T4 temperature class. This means when the unit is installed outside a hazardous area, it is now possible to communicate directly to IS serial devices installed in hazardous areas without the unit having to be in an explosion-proof enclosure. Only when the unit is installed in a hazardous area must it be contained in such an enclosure. There is no need for external serial isolators or barriers, or even additional IS power supply units. The unit is powered directly from the USB port on a PC. The serial communication is able to operate up to distances of 1200 m (cable dependant).

Contact Anton Lourens, Booyco Electronics, Tel 086 126 6926, anton@booyco-electronics.co.za

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