R6,409.14 Excluding Vat

Advantech B+B Smartworx, Heavy Industrial Serial to Fiber Optic Converter – multi-mode SC



The FOSTCDRI-PH-MC series are premium, heavy-duty serial to fiber optic converters. Designed for rugged industrial environments, they have been put through some of the most exacting compliance testing in the industry. Meeting IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 requirements, they are suitable for installation in electrical substations. These specifications are more stringent than NEMA TS1/TS2 requirements for transportation applications. Powerful isolation protects equipment and data from damaging ground loops and surges. Additional isolation on the power supply circuits adds a third degree of protection.

Packaged in a rugged IP30 metal case, these units convert serial signals to multi-mode or single-mode fiber optic. Bit-wise enabled circuitry automatically detects the data rate without setting a DIP switch.

In addition to direct point-to-point connectivity, operation in multi-drop mode is possible. This enables serial devices to communicate with up to 31 others in a fiber ring. Supporting mixed standards, you can replace other converters and add the EMI / RFI protection inherent to fiber optic communications.

Technical Information

  1. Manufactured by: Advantech B&B Smartworx
  2. Description: Heavy Industrial Serial to Fiber Optic Converter
  3. Model: FOSTCDRI-PH-MC
  4. Data Rate (Maximum): RS-232: 115.2 Kbps / RS-422/485: 460.8 Kbps maximum
  5. RS-232 Connector: 5-position, removable terminal block
  6. RS-232: TD, RD, GND
  7. RS-422: TDA(-), TDB(+), RDA(-), RDB(+)
  8. RS-422/485 Connector: 5-position, removable terminal block
  9. RS-485, 2-wire: Data A(-), Data B(+)
  10. RS-422/485, 4-wire: TDA(-), TDB(+), RDA(-), RDB(+)
  11. Isolation Rating: 2KV RMS, 1 minute (Optical)
  12. Lines Protected: 2-way (input, output lines)
  13. Fiber (Type/Wavelenght): Multi-mode or Single-mode 1310 nM
  14. ST Connector
  15. Data Rate: 9.6 to 115.2 kbps
  16. Maximum Distance: Multi-mode: 2 km / Single-mode: 15 km
  17. Input Voltage: 10-48VDC
  18. Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 °C
  19. Enclosure: IP30, Metal (Panel Mount)


  1. Converts serial data signals to multi- or single-mode fiber optic
  2. 2kV, 3-way isolation on data ports and power circuits
  3. 9.6 to 115.2 kbps data rate
  4. -40 to +85°C wide operating temperature
  5. IP30 metal panel mount case (DIN rail adaptable)
  6. FCC, CE, IEC-61850-3, IEEE 1613, UL C1/D2
  7. Note: 2 units required to extend data via fiber optic connection (see datasheet)
  8. Power supply required, not included, sold separately

Installation Services

Do you have an application for one of our FOSTCDRI-PH-MC Heavy Industrial Serial to Fiber Optic Converters but don’t know how to install it? We can install it for you. Email us your requirements and we will provide a quote to do the installation.

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Product Category

Serial to Fiber Optic Converters