Model 4176 Converts USB Data from a Standard PC to RS232 or RS485/422 Networks

The Model 4176 is a new high speed, ruggedized USB to RS485/422/232 interface converter.

Online PR News – 05-August-2010 – – The new Model 4176 is a high speed, ruggedized USB to RS485/422/232 interface converter. With its integrated rate buffering, the Model 4176 converts USB 2.0 compliant data from a standard PC to a serial asynchronous data interface over RS232 or RS485/422 networks. The baud rate is user selectable with operating speeds up to 1.5 Mbps for RS232 and up to 3 Mbps for RS485/422.

This Model 4176 USB to RS485/422/232 converter is designed to operate from - 40°C to +85°C, featuring ESD protection circuitry on the USB I/O connector as well as all receivers and transmitters for both the RS232 and RS485/422 interfaces. Typical applications for the M4176 include USB PC to PC long distance communications, factory automation, multi-drop data collection devices, barcode readers, time clocks, scales, data entry terminals, ATMs and serial communications in harsh environments.

This desktop converter can be ordered with the USB I/O connector on the front or back of the unit. Accessories include DIN rail mounting hardware. The unit is also available as a board only, Model 4177, with front mounting threaded brackets for rack mounting in embedded applications.