Serial Cable Assembly for Sixnet IPm

by | May 9, 2023 | Configuration Tools IPm-Group, Toolkit-Group

Cable assembly for RS232 communications with all Sixnet / Red Lion IPm Series RTUs.

Install USB Driver

Installing USB Driver

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A driver from Red Lion must be installed on your PC in order for the cable to operate properly.

USB to DB9 Converter


PCs sold today no longer have the 9 pin serial port. A serial to USB converter found in most Office Supply Stores can convert a USB port for this purpose.

DB9 to RJ45 Converter

DB9 to RJ45 converters are shipped with your GRIDlink

One is prewired for this and 2 are configurable. For pin out information go here …

CAT5e Cable


Using the RJ45 to RS232 converter, connect an CAT5e patch cable to the USB converter. Your cable assembly should look like this.

Connect to GRIDlink

Serial port B
Connect your PC using the USB side to the RS232 Port B found on the top of the controller.

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