Network Repeaters RS-485

Acromag’s RS-485 network repeater is designed for Johnson Controls’ N2 and BACnet MS/TP bus. This device allows users to take full advantage of the RS-485 standard’s extended communication distances and multi-dropping capabilities.

In addition, these devices offer field selectable End-of-Line Network (EOLN) terminations on both the A and B networks.  Up to thirty-two RS-485 devices can be driven. Network repeaters are ready to mount on any base plate.

 

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RS-485 Network Repeaters

Acromag’s Model 4683 is  a RS-485 network repeater device. Firstly, it allows users to take full advantage of the RS-485 standard’s extended communication distances and multi-dropping capabilities. In addition, these devices offer field selectable End-of-Line Network (EOLN) terminations on both the A and B networks.

Secondly, operation is transparent to all devices.  No handshaking is required. Up to thirty-two RS-485 devices can be driven. Network repeaters are ready to mount on any base plate. Or, for a harsh environment, it can be installed in a NEMA enclosure of your choice. No enclosure is necessary for use in a laboratory or office. Installation requires mounting, connecting power and cables, and setting the baud rate.

Model 4683-TTM-xF network repeaters isolate and boost RS-485 signals.  Allowing communication signals to travel another 1219 Metres. Each repeater permits the addition of another 32 unit load to a network.

The repeater has two RS-485 “sides” known as the A and B sides. The A side  typically connects to the network towards the host and the B side connects to the extended network. Functionally, the A and B sides are equivalent.

Repeaters receive AC power through a 3-screw terminal strip. Transient signal protection is provided on both RS-485 sides.

When both RS-485 lines are idle, each side is in receive mode. When a ‘1’ to ‘0’ transition is detected (signifying a start bit) on either side, the opposite side’s transmitter is enabled. The transmitter stays enabled for one character’s time (based on the baud rate switch setting).

Features of the RS-485 Network Repeater includes:
  • Designed for use with Johnson Controls N2 or BACnet bus.
  • I/O signal isolation. No handshaking. No extra control lines.
  • Baud rates of 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, and 76.8K are switch selectable.
  • Field-selectable end-of-line network terminations on both A and B sides.
  • Electrical transient protection is provided. This protects the host computer from destructive noise spikes and other transient signals.
  • Status LED’s indicate transmission direction, RS-485 bus fault conditions, and power applied.
  • 115V, 230V, and 24V AC power models available.

 

 

 

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