The 1770-KFC15 communication interface module gives a correspondence bridge between a ControlNet link framework and gadgets with a serial or parallel port, for example, programming terminals, compact PCs, and other serial/parallel gadgets.

Review of the 1770-KFC15 Module

The module allows  you to associate RS-232 devices straight to ControlNet. Gadget ask ask to connect with the ControlNet cable system are shifted, including multi-seller mechanization gear, PCs, scaled down PCs, and modems

The module associates with the ControlNet from one (Channel A) or both of its two BNC connectors by means of a standard, one-meter, ControlNet cable. For excess media, both connectors are used.

The module has three ports for gadgets connections: RS-232C serial portóprovides half-or full-duplex correspondence with a serial hub, for example, a host PC, a savvy controller or a modem parallel portóprovides half-duplex communication with a parallel host, for example, a PC system access portólets you interface a programming terminal or other devie to the module for full system access without upsetting the link wiring. The serial and parallel ports use DF1 convention while the remaining system access port handles ControlNet bundles specifically. Status, Host, and ControlNet LEDs on the highest point of the module demonstrate current working states of the unit and correspondence exercises occurring through the ports.

The module is arranged by utilizing the pushbuttons and seven-portion LED show in the design board on the base of the unit. Utilize the pushbuttons and seven-portion LEDs in the design board on the base of the unit to set and confirm the ControlNet address for the module and all serial RS-232C or parallel communication parameters. Similarity The module is good with the accompanying interfaces:

• RS-232C serial ports

• IBM PC-good parallel ports

• IBM Type 1 PS/2-good parallel ports

• ControlNet gadgets that consent to the ControlNet particular

• Programming terminal items that consent to ControlNet particulars for the Network


source: Allen Bradley