3-way Industrial Isolated Serial to Fiber Converter - serial TB, multimode ST
- Converts serial data signals to multi-mode ST fiber optic
- 2000V 3-way optical isolation (input/output/power); EMI/RFI protection
- Data rate: up to 115.2 kbps
- Wide operating temperature: -40 to +80 °C
- DIN mount, IP20 plastic case
- 10–48 VDC power source required (not included, sold separately)
- UL Class 1 / Division 2
Model FOSTCDRI is a 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 4 km (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.
A 10-30 VDC external power source is required (power supply not included, sold separately