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Serial Converter RJ45 to RS232

by | Apr 4, 2017 | IPm Advanced Configuration-Group

VT-IPM-113

SERIES 113, 213 & 135

Plug the RJ45 connector from the patch cable into the Serial port on the top of the GRIDlink

 

Caution, do not connect to the Ethernet port by mistake. It is a common error.

6350

 

SERIES 6350

Plug the RJ45 connector from the patch cable into the Serial port(s) on the front of the GRIDlink.

Port A is normally configured for Toolkit Configuration thru Serial communications.

 

Port B is available for Modbus ASCII or RTU serial communications.

DB9-RJ45

DB9 to RJ45 converters are shipped with your GRIDlink

One is prewired for this and 2 are configurable.

Pin Outs

If you need to make up your own converter, one can be purchased at any computer supply store. Use these pin outs.

Pin Outs Wrong

This is the view from the back of the of the DB9 side done incorrectly because the pins are not completely inserted.

Carefully but firmly push the crimped female connector ends into the appropriate hole as shown here with a fine screw driver.

If one or more of the crimped connectors are not pushed far enough down they may pop back out when youreassemble as shown above. This will cause a communication error!

Pin Outs Correct

This is done correctly.

USB-DB9

If your PC does not have a DB9 serial port then a converter will be needed.

Standard USB to serial converters are readily available at any computer supply store but make sure that if the one you select is not plug & play that you load the driver software that may come with it. Use a standard CAT5e patch cable to complete the connection.

Assy

Connecting a CAT5e patch cable will complete the assembly. Caution, a crossover cable will not work.