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Full Isolated RS-232/422 Converters

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The LDM422 is a compact RS-232 to RS-422 converter which features a complete electrical isolation barrier and heavy duty electrical surge protectors. These devices feature a rugged aluminum enclosure small enough to mount on the back panel of typical computer equipment, saving valuable desk and floor space. Isolation is provided by optical couplers and a DC-to-DC converter. The RS-232 connection is through male or female EIA 25-pin connectors. The RS422 connections are made through convenient solderless screw terminals.

The LDM422 series is designed for full duplex operation over two-wire pairs. Outputs are tri-state, allowing multidropping of up to 32 units. Hardware handshake is available over two separate wire pairs. Data rates are 75 to 19,200 bits per second. Six diagnostic LED indicators are provided for installation guidance and system troubleshooting. The RS-232 interface sup-ports Request To Send, Clear To Send, Data Set Ready, Received Line Signal Detect, and Data Terminal Ready. A convenient null modem switch is provided for the data lines. The RS-422 interface supports Request To Send and Clear To Send on separate wire pairs. The LDM422 may be used to convert two sets of send and receive channels by using RTS and CTS circuits as the second data channels. Data rates are the same. The units use 12 VAC from a wall-mounted transformer or ±12 VDC to pins 9 (+) and 10 (–) of the RS-232 connector.

Circuit diagram Dataforth LDM422

Block Diagram LDM422

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  • 2 Modules for Type LDM422:

    LDM422-P RS-232 Interface, Connector LDM422 Fully Isolated RS-232/422 Converter
    LDM422-S RS-232 Interface, Connector LDM422 Fully Isolated RS-232/422 Converter


    • Baud rates up to 19.200 Baud
    • Max. Distance 11.3 km at 1200 Baud
    • Asynchron 4-Draht Full- / 2-Draht Half-Duplex, 2-Draht Simplex
    • Isolation 500 Vrms
    • Isolation with Optcoupler and DC-DC Converter
    • Input Protection
    • LED`s for Installation, Startup and error diagnostics
    • RTS, ,CTS, DTR, DTS and RLSD-Controll-Lines
    • TD, RD, RTS and CTS Channel-lines
    • Tri-state Output, up to 32 units
    • Choice of different connectors
    • Power Supply AC: 12V, DC: (±) 11.5 VDC bis (±)17.0 VDC
    • Operating Temperature Range 0°C … +70°C
    • Dimensions 167.6 x 53.3 x 32.5 mm
    • CE Compliant
    • Special Solutions on request