RS232 to RS485 Converters
RS232 to RS485 Converters, also called serial converters, are small electronic devices used to convert a serial RS232 signal, (for example the COM port in older computers) into either RS485 or RS422 signals. The typical serial converter does this in both directions which is also referred to as a bi-directional converter. Some of these converters can convert from RS232 to both RS485 and RS422 however many standard models only has one of the protocols.
Why use a RS232 – RS485 /RS422 converter? Most newer consumer electronics comes with an USB, Firewire or other high-speed communication port, however a lot of industrial and commercial equipment, both old and new, is made only with a RS485 or RS422 serial communications port. So in order to transfer data from a RS232 serial interface engineers need a converter to be able to connect to a RS485 or RS422 interface. The reason is that the serial RS232 protocol is, even its old, a very reliable, stable and solid communication protocol, which can easily be implemented with existing industrial equipment.
PLC Technologies offers an extensive line of RS232 converter products for converting RS232 to RS485 /422 .We stock both commercial as well as industrial grade RS232 converters. In addition to RS232 Interface converters, we also carry serial to Ethernet Device Servers for both industrial environments as well as commercial applications. When it comes to RS232 Converter products, PLC Technologies has the solution for you