Current Loop to Serial RS-232/422/485 Converters
Current loop devices use current on or current off to transmit binary digits.
B&B converters interface RS-232 and RS-422/485 systems to the most
common current loop ports, 20 mA ports with open circuit voltages up to 30
V. Many models can be modified for higher loop currents and voltages.
Call B&B Electronics’ Technical Support Department for details.
High speed optical isolators couple and isolate transmit and receive data.
All B&B current loop converters have a transmit (T+ and T-) and a receive
(R+ and R-) loop. Each loop may be operated as an active or passive loop.
When the converter needs to provide the loop current, a 12 VDC power
supply is required for the current loop side. Maximum baud rate
recommended for current loop converters is 19.2 kbps.
- All models are optically isolated
- Designed for 20 mA Digital Current Loop. Inquire about other values
- Maximum baud rate: 19.2 kbps
Models 232CL4R is a port powered RS-232 to current loop converter.
No external power required for passive loop installations. A power supply is
required to generate an active loop.
Model 232PCLR is an RS-232 to current loop converter that requires a
power supply for the RS-232 side of the converter.
Model 232CLDR is a DIN Rail mountable, wide temp version for industrial
These units are DIGITAL Current Loop, NOT for ANALOG Current Loop (0 to 20mA or 4-20mA)