Model 276A Optoverter - 2 Wire, RS-485 to Fiber Optic Line Driver/Converter


  • Data Rate to 1 MBPS
  • Programmable Data Control
  • ST Connectors

Product Description

The Model 276A provides the capability of transmitting an RS-485 signal via a fiber optic link. For applications where the transmission medium must be protected from electrical interference, lightning, atmospheric conditions or chemical corrosion fiber optics is the perfect solution. The Model 276A 2 Wire RS-485 to Fiber Optic Converter accepts half duplex data rates to 1 MBPS. The RS-485 electrical interface is a balanced, half duplex, digital interface which is implemented in a female DB25 connector. In an RS-485 network the control of data flow is determined by the designer. In order to provide the greatest versatility the Model 276A enables the RS-485 transmitter when data is detected at the fiber optic receiver. The fiber optic ports are implemented using the industry standard ST connectors. Mating cables should be 62.5/125 micron fiber cable. The optical signal wavelength is approximately 850nm. The optical power budget for the Model 276A is 12dB. A pair of Model 276A's will provide reliable communications over fiber where the loss is limited to 12 dB. This translates to distances of at least 2KM (6,600 ft). Power to operate the Model 276A is supplied by a small, wall mounted transformer and line cord.

Model Description Product Info
276A 2 Wire, RS-485 to Fiber Optic Line Driver/Converter
Specifications Manual Application Note
276A-220 2 Wire, RS-485 to Fiber Optic Line Driver/Converter - 220 Volts
Specifications Manual Application Note

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