1770-KF2: Converter between AB DF1 and Data Highway Plus DH+.

A 1770-KF2  is a converter that connects smart  RS-232-C or RS-422-A (asynchronous) devices to AB’s DH+. You can communicate directlly with DH+ or Peer Communications by using 1770-KF2 switches and cables. Communication with a PLC5 node is achieved through PCL communications.  Other AB products options for communication over a PCL include the 1784-T50 Industrial Terminal System and the 1785-KA Communication Adapter Module.

The KF2 was created to work as a desktop options in the control-room. AC power is available from a wall outlet and it comes with the option of full-duplex or half-duplex protocol on its asynchronous link.

The converter comes with full Data Highway compatibility, and works with all PCL facilities except internetworking. (Internetworking would mean that a computer on a PCL can communicate to a node on another PCL, or to a node on a DH+ link.  A PC on DH+ can talk  through a 1770-KF2 and a 1785-KA can to communicate with PLC-5s on a PCL.)

The 1770-KF2 comes with either a point-to-point link or a multi-drop link connecting DH+ with a smart asynchronous device. The device works with RS-232-C or RS-422-A electrical standards.

Communication with the 1770-KF2 Converter

Describing the physical communication links to the KF2 and the various software scenerios necessary to allow a way for those links to operate.

It interfaces a PC or PLC to an Allen-Bradley local area network (LAN), by using either a Data Highway or Peer Communication Link (PCL).  By doing this the 1770-KF2 behaves as a gateway between two physical communication connections: Data Highway or PCL, named “Network Link” RS-232-C or RS-422-A, named“Asynchronous Link” A DH+ gives peer-to-peer communication between the converter and other nodes on the Data Highway. It is available with half-duplex (polled) protocol and the rotation of link mastership.

Source Allen-Bradley.

ANC-100e, Alternative Ethernet/IP to DH+ Converter

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ANC-100e, RSLINX Ethernet/IP to Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus (DH+) Gateway Converter Series. $1,195 USD List. The ANC-100e is an economical and high performance, “pocket-sized” converter interfacing Factory Automation Devices between Ethernet/IP and PLC-5s & SLC-504s on Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus DH+. This is an alternative converter solution to the 1756-DHRIO / 1756-ENBT Controllogix Gateway.
(ANC-120e, USB-to-Data Highway Plus, 1784-U2DHP replacement alternative also available using the Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver feature).