- 3 Powering Options: Battery (2-AAA), RS-232 handshake lines, or external power supply
- Extend RS-232 data signals up to 1.2 km (4,000 ft.)
- Change RS-232 TD and RD to RS-485 signals
- Automatic Send Data Control - no software drivers necessary
- Baud rates up to 115.2 kbps
Three Versatile Powering Options Model 485BAT3 features power versatility, making it perfect for field testing solutions. It can be powered in three ways: batteries, port powered, or external power supply. Use the battery power option with a low power RS-232 port (found on many laptops) or no handshake lines or when it is inconvenient to use a power supply. Model 485BAT3 will draw as much power as possible from the RS-232 port and get any additional current necessary from the batteries. If you have a full power-port and all your handshake lines, turn off the battery switch. This allows you to run full port-powering and saves the batteries for emergencies. Note: The battery On/Off switch conserves battery life. It does not turn on and off all power to the unit. Lastly, a stripped and tinned 12VDC external power supply may be used. Simply attach it to the terminal blocks and plug it in. Model 485BAT3 converts unbalanced RS-232 signals to balanced RS-422 or RS-485 signals. RS-485 is an enhanced version of the RS-422 standard, allowing multiple drivers and receivers on a 2-wire system.