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Features

  • Modular RS-485 Node to USART Serial Converter
  • Modular Communications Footprint
  • Compatible with Many Industrial Series:
    • Fusion, Taralist, ProXR, ProXR Lite
  • 3-Wire Screw Terminal Connector
  • Chain 256 Devices to a Single RS-485 Network
  • Use E3C Commands to Route Data to Network Devices
  • Build RS-485 Networks up to 4,000 Feet
  • Host Baud Rates: 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K,115.2K
  • Host Default Baud Rate of 115.2K Baud
  • RS-485 Baud Rates: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600,115200
  • RS-485 Default Baud Rate of 9600 Baud

$39.95

SKU: PR37-9 UPC: 689860069893 Categories: , ,
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Description

RS-485 Serial Communications Module

Our RS-485 Serial Communications Module makes it easy to network up to 256 NCD devices together at distances up to 4,000 feet.  Each RS-485 node includes 3 screw-terminals for a 3-wire connection to the RS-485 master.  Since RS-485 is a physical layer networking protocol, users will make use of the NCD E3C command set to select which device they are speaking to at the software layer.  Using the E3C protocol, communicate to each device individually or all devices simultaneously.  E3C makes it easy to select which device is active or inactive using only 3 bytes in the E3C command.  The E3C command set has been an integral part of our products for many years, so it’s possible to upgrade older ProXR and Fusion class controllers to RS-485 in just a few minutes.  Each RS-485 node includes a dedicated processor that communicates at 9600 baud on the RS-485 bus.  The RS-485 node module communicates at 115.2K baud to the host controller.  NCD RS-485 nodes make use of the Texas Instruments SN65HVD12D RS-485 chip coupled with our own Atmel custom processor to ensure transparent RS-485 to USART conversion.  NCD RS-485 node modules were designed to work with NCD devices, but may be compatible with other products outside the NCD family.  NCD RS-485 node modules are compatible with ProXR, ProXR Lite, Fusion, and Taralist series controllers.  On-board jumpers are used for configuration and network bus termination settings.  Supports host device baud rates of 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, and 115.2K baud with a default host data rate of 115.2K baud.  Supports RS-485 Network Baud Rates of 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, and 115.2K baud with a default RS-485 data rate of 9600 baud.

RS485 Module

RS-485 Serial Communications Node

Our RS-485 Serial Communications Module makes it easy to network up to 256 NCD devices together at distances up to 4,000 feet.  Each RS-485 node includes 3 screw-terminals for a 3-wire connection to the RS-485 master. 

Compatibility

RS-485 Serial Compatibility Notes

The NCD RS-485 Serial communications module is compatible with NCD ProXR, ProXR Lite, Fusion, and Taralist series controllers.  This module was designed to work with NCD devices, but may be used with devices outside the NCD family.  This device acts as a transparent RS-485 to USART serial converter.  Non-NCD products will require a software networking protocol to support multiple devices.

Resources

Communications

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Videos

Finding the Com Port

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

Learn how to find the COM Port on your windows based computer. You can also use Base Station to find the COM Port of your Relay Controller. Base Station can be downloaded at ncd.io/start.

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Wired Communications

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

Get the rundown on the pros and cons of all the Wired Communication Interfaces we offer. If you want to know which wired technology will best suit your needs this video will get you the information you need in just a few minutes. Whether you need the power of ethernet or the simplicity of RS-232 we have something to fit your application.

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Product Identification
SKU: PR37-9
UPC: 689860069893
Country of Origin: US
HTS Code: 854231
1+ Pieces
$39.95/ea
10+ Pieces
$38.35/ea
25+ Pieces
$37.55/ea
100+ Pieces
$35.16/ea

Customize

We Customize Just for You!!

NCD offers many custom IoT electronic design services to help tailor our product to your exact needs.  Whether you are looking for custom firmware, circuit board modifications, metal enclosures, or industrial color printing, we can help you with a wide variety of design services.

Custom IoT Electronic Design Services Process

Most of our users purchase off-the-shelf hardware for initial testing.  Once everything is working, they contact us to build a custom solution which may include specialized changes to the board, firmware, connectors, etc.  Custom boards have many advantages such as reduced wiring, easy installation, small size, less power consumption, and in some cases, an overall reduction in product cost.  Custom IoT Electronic Design Services will have your company name and logo on the board as well as the enclosure.

Customized IoT Electronics

NCD engineers can help build a customized solution for your particular application based on the designs you see on our website.  We can combine devices onto a single board, change the shape, or even some of the components to meet your exact needs.  We also provide turn-key metal enclosures with powder coating and full-color printing on the top side starting at just $500 for setup!  We have more than 20 years of experience in electronics design and manufacturing.  All of our products are designed and manufactured in the USA, so we are here to support the products we make.  We only ask that our customers prototype their needs using our existing products before we customize.

Customization Guidelines

  • Custom designs should be based on our existing product because we can’t build rockets or electric cars over here!
  • We do not provide customization services if it involves the introduction of a new or untested technology.
  • Custom engineering fees depend on your requirements, so please contact us for a quote!
  • We maintain ownership of all designs, including our customized designs as they are based on our existing Design.
  • We will only ship the customized product to you or your authorized agents.
  • We have an NDA available if needed.
  • The turn-around time is about 2-3 weeks.
  • We specialize in low-volume designs, no quantity is too small!
  • We have the ability to scale to large volumes as needed.

Getting Started with Product Customization

All you have to do is contact us and we will walk you through the process from beginning to end, based on your individual needs.  Some people are surprised at how fast we finish CAD design (usually a few hours), but keep in mind, we still have to build your design, which takes considerably more time.  When we customize product, here are the general services we provide:

  • We design the circuit board.
  • We communicate with our customers throughout the customization and manufacturing process.
  • We manufacture surface mount stencils and circuit boards.
  • We program our pick and place machines to build your boards.
  • We build a working sample and run it through our wave solder machine.
  • We test your custom IoT solution.
  • Once the design is finalized it won’t be possible to make changes during production (changes cost money and require us to repeat the above processes)
  • Once it meets all your requirements, we will start production as needed.
  • We work with our metal fabricators to design a metal enclosure if required.
  • You work with our artist to print the top side of the enclosure in full color with your company logo if required.

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