The BB-FOSTCDR is our Industrial Serial to Multimode Fiber Optic Converter. Designed for industry, it extends serial data range up to 2.5 miles and provides the most versatile connection possible between any asynchronous full or half-duplex serial equipment. In addition to direct point-to-point connectivity, it is capable operating in a multi-drop mode. This allows one serial device to communicate with up to 31 others around a fiber optic ring. Since it supports mixed serial standards, you can replace other converters and isolators and add the EMI/RFI immunity inherent to fiber optic communications.
In RS-232 mode, the BB-FOSTCDR supports transmit and receive data. Handshaking signals are not passed through.
An Automatic Send Data Control circuit controls the RS-422/485 driver chip, eliminating the requirement for special software.
Easy to install and configure, it has an 8 position DIP Switch to set up the RS-422/485 parameters and terminal blocks to connect serial signals and power.
A kit option, Model FOSTCDRKT, conveniently bundles two FOSTCDR converters with two matched power supplies.
Model FOSTCDR-INV features an “inverted fiber state” and is suitable for applications requiring the fiber optic light to be Off in the idle state.
Data Rate RS-232: 115.2 Kbps maximum RS-422/485: 460.8 Kbps maximum
Dimensions 10.6 x 7.9 x 2.5 cm (4.3 x 2.3 x 0.95 in)
Enclosure 35mm DIN mount, plastic
Weight 182 g (0.4 lbs)
Operating Temperature -40 to +80 °C (-40 to +176 °F)
Storage Temperature -40 to +85 °C (-40 to +185 °F)
Operating Humidity 0 to 95% non-condensing
APPROVALS / CERTIFICATIONS - FOSTCDR
cULus Recognized, File Number: E222870 FCC Part 15, CISPR, EN 55022: 2010 + AC:2011 Class A Emissions
CE EN 61000-6-1: 2007 Generic Standards for Residential, Commercial and Light-Industrial Environments EN 61000-4-2: 2009 Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) EN 61000-4-3: 2006 +A1 +A2 +IS1 Radiated Field Immunity (RFI) EN 61000-4-4: 2012 Electrical Fast Transients-Burst Immunity (EFT) EN 61000-4-6: 2009 Conducted Immunity
Download complete Declaration of Conformity at www.bb-elec.com
APPROVALS / CERTIFICATIONS - FOSTCDR -INV
UL 508, File Number: E222870 FCC Part 15, CISPR, EN 55022: 2010 + AC:2011 Class A Emissions CE
FOSTCDR 460854 hours
FOSTCDR-INV 138904 hours
Calculation Method MIL 217F Parts Count Reliability Prediction