How to use USB to RS485 converter?

Simply plug the converter into an available USB port on your computer or USB hub and install the drivers supplied on CD-ROM. The device will show up as an additional COM port in the Windows Device Manager, which is fully compatible with your Windows applications. A 3-ft.

What is USB to RS485?

The USB-RS485 cable is a USB to RS485 levels serial UART converter cable incorporating FTDI‟s FT232RQ USB to serial UART interface IC device which handles all the USB signalling and protocols. The cable provides a fast, simple way to connect devices with a RS485 interface to USB.

What is RS485 communication?

RS-485 is a duplex communication system in which multiple devices on the same bus can communicate in both directions. RS-485 is most often used as half-duplex, as shown in the figures above, with only a single communication line (‘A’ and ‘B’ as a pair).

What is the difference between RS232 and RS485?

RS232 is more than able to perform for a short distance and low data speed requirements. RS232 has a transmission speed of 1Mb/s up to 15M. However, RS485 has a data transmission speed of up to 10Mb/s for a distance of 15M. At the maximum of 1200M, RS485 transmits at 100Kb/s.

CAN bus over USB?

The CANbus USB adapter connects a CANbus to the USB port of a PC or notebook, which also supplies the power to the adapter (no power supply needed). A 5-Volt supply to the CAN connection can be connected through a solder jumper, e.g., to power a simple Peak System accessory such as a PCAN-Optoadapter.

What voltage is RS485?

Standard RS485 transceivers operate over a limited common mode voltage range that extends from –7V to 12V. In a commercial or industrial environment, ground faults, noise, and other electrical interference can induce common mode voltages that exceed these limits.

Can I use CAT5 cable for RS485?

Generally speaking CAT5 s fine for RS485. IME the first limit you hit is the series resistance driving a termination over a long cable.

Is RJ45 same as RS485?

The RS485 communications cable can connect to either a terminal block or an RJ45 network port. and internal resistance not greater than 1.5 ohms/10 m (1.5 ohms/32.81 ft), as well as a shielded RJ45 connector. RS485 communications cables can also run through a 3/4 in.