The ComBricks PROFIBUS DP/PA coupler is the latest in innovations for the ComBricks family. This 21st century coupler leapfrogs the competition in features and footprint and enables seamless integration to PROFIBUS PA. The DP/PA coupler powers the attached PA devices and forwards telegrams coming from the ComBricks backplane. With the optional ProfiTrace OE and the oscilloscope, this doubles as an extremely powerful tool for remote maintenance over Ethernet. The coupler also enables the use of asset management tools with its free CommDTM software!
The DP/PA coupler module comes in two configurations:
The PA segment coupler does not require configuration and operates the same way as regular ComBricks repeaters for PROFIBUS DP. The coupler has several advantages when compared to other existing couplers on the market:
The DP/PA coupler can be expanded by adding additional PA and DP modules. The ComBricks backplane can any combination of 10 PA or DP modules. Just snap in the additional modules as needed!
The integrated PA termination is automatically activated.
The free ComBricks CommDTM provides FDT 1.2 based asset management tools such as FieldCare and PACTware a powerful Ethernet pass through to access PROFIBUS DP and PA devices that are connected behind ComBricks repeater modules.
The internal DP-V1 class 2 masters in the ComBricks Head Station are able to drive 2 out of 4 networks divided over the repeater modules. When a network connection is closed, the user can enter another network. The 2 active networks are managed by 1 or 2 PC Ethernet connections.
The CommDTM provides the same auto baudrate detection facilities as ProfiCaptain. It detects all busparameters before it goes online.
All ComBricks functions, like the integrated ProfiTrace bus monitor and oscilloscope work simultaneously with the CommDTM.
|Backplane||Support for up to 10 High Speed Modules, Up to 32 Modules Total|
|Dimensions||140 x 110 x 25 mm|
|Indicators led||Diagnostic LEDs|
PROFIBUS PA cable specifications:
Removable power connector:
PROFIBUS DP specifications:
|Internal web server||
|Mpn||101-20011A (Headstation No Monitoring), 101-20011C (Headstation w/ Monitoring), 101-201610 (PA Module), 101-201101 (DP Repeater)|
PROFIBUS PA power specifications:
|Power consumption||+/- 350mA|
|Product power supply||Provided through the backplane|
|Product weight||133 g|
|Profibus networks||4 (set by dip-switches or webserver)|
|Protocols||DP-V0, DP- V1, DP-V2, FDL, MPI, FMS, PROFIsafe, PROFIdrive and any other FDL based protocol|
|Temperature range||Operating temperature: 0 - 60 °C|
|Transmission speed||9.6 kbps - 1.5 Mbps (auto detection and including 45.45 kbps)|
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