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ICS485HV: 10-Port Serial Communications Multiplexer


"Let me spin a very large
RS485 network for you!"

  • This auto transmit unit features 10 isolated(3KV) RS485 ports in 2 wire half-duplex communications mode, and 1 RS232 port.

  • As a true repeater, data received on any one port is transmitted to all other ports. Thus each port becomes the the start of an isolated and buffered "star configuration" branch, expanding the network while observing the RS485 loading rules.

  • RS485 drivers allow 32 single unit loads at 4000 ft. and data rates up to 115.2 Kbps on each port.

  • Galvanic Isolation of 3KV and robust transient suppressors help protect against destructive transients often found in industrial and outdoor environments

  • Transparent to all asynchronous data, with any combination of data, parity, and stop bits at data rates up to 115.2Kbps. Contact factory for faster speed enhancements

  • Fast auto turn-around, from transmit to receive mode, requires no software delays and eliminates timing problems and data collisions.

  • Edge mounted LED Indicators for power and data on all ports.

  • Efficient onboard polarity protected power regulators accepts supply voltages from 9 to 35 VDC, at 5 Watts max.

  • Jumpers allow the RS485 bias and termination resistors, the RS485 Rx and Tx enables, and the RS232 DTE/DCE mode to be user configured. The 10 isolated RS485 ports can be reconfigured as several independent repeaters.

  • The user connections are: 3 pin removable terminal strips(RS485), a 2 pin terminal strip/2.1 mm barrel connector(power), and an RJ11/12(RS232) .

  • The RS232 converter port provides an interface to a computer or host controller. When used as a converter, this port transmits and receives serial data through all the isolated RS485 ports .

  • Broad environmental range. Temperature: -40C to +85C(-40F to +185F). Humidity: 0 to 95% RH(non-condensing).

  • Fourteen(14) easy mount through hole standoffs, which accept #6 hardware, are provided on the circuit board.

  • Conformal Coating Available (Call us: 513-874-4796).

  • Accessories available are a 12VDC Switching Power Supply(Wall Wart), and a 7ft DB9F to RJ11/12 RS232 cable.

  • We also make similar isolated multi-repeaters in 5 Port(IBS485HV), and 7 Port(ICSX7HV) versions.

General Description:

The ICS485HV "SPIDER" is an automatic repeater that expands an RS-485 serial communication network by increasing its maximum distance and number of nodes. The repeater connects TEN RS-485 lines and transfers data in both directions on each line. On receiving data from one line, the repeater automatically regenerates and retransmits the data on the other lines. Data is transferred at the bit level so all formats are supported and with nearly no delays. Each of the 10 lines has it's own set of control jumpers that can be used to manually enable it's RX and/or TX capabilities, adjust the bias and add termination. Protection for the overall network is provided through isolation on each of the lines.

For even greater flexability, Communications on the board can also be functionally split in half, by removing two jumpers. This turns the unit into a double, 5 channel repeater. All the repeater lines and controller circuitry can be powered by a single supply with an output in the range of 9 to 35VDC at 5 watts max.

Need something special? Please contact us. We have additional isolated and non-isolated converters, repeaters, and repeater hubs. Units are generally stock to 2-3 business days for shipment. We design and manufacturer our entire product line, and offer technical support for our units, and can offer system recommendations for your application. Please give us a call: 513-874-4796

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Options and Ordering Information:

ICS485HV $659.00 ea. (Circuit board only)

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