Tag Archives: RS485

RS232 To RS485 Module

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RS232 to RS485 Board (R) provides a seamless connection of the PC to an RS485 network.

  • Simplex connection of this interface to the RS485 network
  • Easy way of switching the modes between Receiver and Transmitter ( Slide Switch)
  • 5 V regulated supply provision on board
  • 9-pin, PCB mounted, Female type D-connector available
  • Supply can also be provided by the host interface via Header connector carrying data
  • Four mounting holes 3.2 mm each
  • PCB dimensions 82 mm x 33 mm

RS232 To RS485 Module – [Link]

RS232 to RS485 Module

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This project provides a simple and easy solution to connect your computer to a RS485 Network in either Receiver or Transmitter mode.

This circuit has been designed around popular MAX232 and MAX485 interface IC.

RS232 to RS485 Module – [Link]

USB to RS485 adapter

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Brian Dorey made this DIY USB to RS485 adapter, that is available at Github:

We looked for a full-duplex ready-made adapter but all the ones we found are only half duplex devices and as we needed to be able to supply 12 volts via the RJ45 connectors on the slave boards we decided to make our own USB to RS485 full duplex adapter using a USB converter chip from FTDI.
The board uses an FT230X with an RS485 converter chip which outputs to a set of header pins and also an RJ45 socket.
The new adapter board can supply power to the slave devices through the USB port or can be powered from an external supply by removing a power selector jumper. The board also has an on board 120R terminator resistor with selection jumper and LED’s to show serial activity.

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USB to RS485 adapter – [Link]

Do you need a radical solution of ventilation or cooling?

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A big advantage is, that practically the whole RadiCal series is also available with top-level EC motors, which are in principle motors with permanent magnets with very low power consumption (up to 50% savings).

High quality material of blades and impeller is highly resistant to ageing and corrosion ( for example also to a salt water) and it´s UV resistant. The RadiCal series contains wide range of sizes from 133 to 630 mm. At sizes over 250mm there are even available types with possibility of control via RS485 – MODBUS RTU. Majority of types is available in a basic version, intended for insertion into a suitable holder/ housing or also with an integrated holder – support basket.

What does the RadiCal series brings briefly?:

  • high efficiency
  • extremely quiet running with optimized air flow
  • substantially decreased rotation noise
  • unmatched compactness
  • robust design and maintenance-free operation
  • meets ErP specifications

In respect to a reliable, quiet and energy efficient operation, fans of the RadiCal series are suitable for a wide range of appliances like cooling of electronics, computers and servers, HVAC, heat recovery systems, etc.

In our standard stock offer can be found a few types of RadiCal series (for example R2E190 and R2E220) and upon order we´re able to deliver you any type from the EBM Papst portfolio. Detailed information will provide you the RadiCal centrifugal fans catalogue (49 MB).

Do you need a radical solution of ventilation or cooling? – [Link]

Open hardware USB to RS485 adapter

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Ethan Zonca of Protofusion writes:

While developing the Luma RS485-networked LED driver we discovered a need for a small and inexpensive USB to RS485 adapter. We designed an adapter with a FTDI basic UART chip (FT230XS) and an inexpensive TI differential receiver (SN75176). Our small selection of parts brings the cost down to just over $5 for one adapter.

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Open hardware USB to RS485 adapter – [Link]

Customer solution: Trouble-free RS232, RS422, RS485 to USB conversion

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Integrated circuit FT232R is becoming legendary and we bring you another example of FTDI USB chips usage.  

In praxis we often face a requirement to communicate with devices, which have serial ports RS232, RS422 and RS485. As many devices – mainly notebooks, already usually don´t have these ports, it is necessary to use a converter to convert serial port to USB.

Company ComErgon, s.r.o. is long-term dedicated to development and production of such converters. ComErgon has in its offer models for  RS232, RS422 a RS485 interfaces. USB to RS422 and RS485 converters are produced with a 1kV galvanic isolation, as lines on the RS422 and RS485 side can be lead  even on long distances and an eventual overvoltage could be able to damage end devices. Version RS232-USB is available with galvanic isolation but also without isolation.

More detailed information and technical specification of these converters can be found at website of company ComErgon.
Company ComErgon focuses on development and production of converters for RS232, RS422, RS485, RS422/RS485 repeaters, serial to Ethernet interface modules, GPRS, Fiber Optic, 433MHz, current loop and other.

Customer solution: Trouble-free  RS232, RS422, RS485 to USB conversion – [Link]

3in1 converter – USB to RS232, RS485, UART

3in1 universal converter. Based on FTDI 232R chip seen as normal COM port, and two serial converters MAX232 and MAX485. Allow to be used as RS232, RS485, or UAR TTL converter. Connections parameters can be set through the system, as in normal COM port. Supported speeds: 110 to 921600bps.

3in1 converter – USB to RS232, RS485, UART – [Link]

Network Light Dimmer

www.microsyl.com writes:

This project is one of many I have undertaken to control my house using a set of rules, a web interface, a logger and many more components. This project is a light dimmer which has multiple control interfaces such an RS485 network, an infrared remote control, a proximity touch slider or touch sensor.

Network Light Dimmer – [Link]