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Suggested replacement: ComBricks PROFIBUS Eco Monitoring Kit

ComBricks PROFIBUS DP Monitoring Kit

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Manufacturer: Grid Connect Inc.

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Product Description

Comparable product is the ComBricks PROFIBUS Eco Monitoring Kit.

The ComBricks PROFIBUS DP Monitoring kit is ideal for use behind existing 3rd party DP/PA couplers to provide 24/7 monitoring of your PROFIBUS DP network. With the ProfiTrace OE built into the ComBricks Head Station, this is an extremely powerful pro-active tool for remote monitoring over Ethernet. The kit does not require any changes to your PLC Master program, and it does not have a PROFIBUS address. It just “sniffs” the activity on your network and lets you monitor it remotely over the network.

This basic monitoring kit gives you the PROFIBUS live list, statistics and email/SNMP event notification. In addition, there is one relay on the Head Station that can be used to turn on a light tower, or a back-up system, etc. in response to network events such as station lost, syncs, etc. If more relays are needed, just snap in a 4 channel relay module!

The ComBricks DP monitoring kit can be installed mid-span on any segment in your network that has room for an additional bus load (in PROFIBUS DP each segment can have 32 bus loads). The kit can also be installed at the end of a segment and act as an Active Terminator! Active terminators are advised at the end of segments so the PROFIBUS DP Connector of the last device can be removed without losing termination. Note that PROFIBUS Terminators require power that comes from the device; so when the cable is removed from the last device to do service or maintenance, the termination is lost.

Snap in additional DP modules and monitor up to 4 networks from a single ComBricks system. There are simple dip switches on each module to assign it one of the four networks. The four networks can all be running at different speeds, for example 500 Kbps and 1.5 Mbps, and can even be running different protocols (MPI or PROFIBUS DP)!

Monitoring 4 Networks 

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Comes complete with 1 Type 1B Head Station (with monitoring) and 1 1-channel PROFIBUS DP module.

  • Drives 32 Modules (10 High-speed)
  • Automatically detects the baud rate of the network.
  • Termination Switch.
  • Up to 4 PROFIBUS DP networks (with other optional modules) may be monitored.
  • DIN-rail mount.
  • 1 year warranty.

Documents and Drivers


Technical Data Sheet - Head Station

Technical Data Sheet - DP Module

ComBricks User Manual


COMbricks Product CD



4 Networks selectable with switches

Baud Rate

Auto Detects (9.6kbps - 12 Mbps)

Cable Length

1200 m dependent on baud rate


  • 31 devices per channel
  • 1 DP Network per channel


  • Removal screw terminals
  • 1 DB9
  • uSD card holder for 32GB (SD and SDHC)
  • USB for firmware updates


  • 200 mA consumption
  • Backplane Current - 2.5 A


All Modules: 140 x 110 x 25 mm 

Included in Box

  • 1 COMbricks Head Station Type 1C (GC-PB-CB-HS-1C)
  • 1 COMbricks 1 Channel Scope Repeater Module (GC-PB-CB-1CHR)

Indicators LED

Error, Tx data, Transmission ON

Internal Web Server

Web Server with ProfiTrace OE

  • Status of all modules
  • Live List
  • Statistics
  • Message recording
  • Email and log on PROFIBUS events
  • System log




DIN Mount




PROFIBUS: 4 (set by dip-switches or webserver)

Power Supply


Product Weight

0.65 lb


  • Transparent for all PROFIBUS protocols
  • 2 bits delay time
  • No address required

Switch Option


Temperature Range

0°C to +60°C (32°F to +140°F)

Transmission Speed

  • 9.6 kbps up to 12 Mbps (auto detect)
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps link speed


Stranded or solid-core wire


Operating Voltage: 11-26 VDC

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