RS-232 Range Extender


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The FC-50 is a bidirectional range extender for RS-232 signals. The unit converts an RS-232 signal to a twisted pair signal and sends it to a second FC-50 that converts the twisted pair signal back into an RS-232 signal.

Features & Benefits

  • Mode Selection - Connects the RS-232 port to a PC or a controlled device.
  • Mode Indicator LED - Red for device and green for PC.
  • System Range - Up to 1000m (3300ft).
  • Crossed/Straight Selection - Between the unit and the controlled device.
  • Power Connect System - A single connection to the transmitter or the receiver powers both units when the devices are within 150ft (50m) of each other.
  • Compact MultiTOOLS - 4 units can be rack mounted side-by-side in a 1U rack space with the optional RK-1 universal rack adapter.
  • Operation - 2 units are required.
  • Bidirectional RS-232 Operation.
  • Cable - UTP (unshielded twisted pair) or STP (shielded twisted pair) such as CAT 5.
Product Use Diagram

Product Specifications

Ports1 RS-232 on a 9-pin D-sub connector; 1 twisted pair on an RJ-45 connector
Baud RatesUp to 115200
Power Consumption12V DC 42mA
Operating Temperature32° to 104°F (0° to +40°C)
Storage Temperature-40° to 158°F (-40° to +70°C)
Humidity10 - 90% Non-condensing
Product Dimensions W, D, H2.10" x 2.87" x 1.72" (5.33cm x 7.30cm x 4.36cm)
Product Weight0.2 lbs. (0.1 kg)