Brainchild PC-E Ethernet Converter

What You Should Know about Protocol Converter

This type of Ethernet converter / Gateway is capable to link any serial (RS-232 or RS485) devices to your computer network via Ethernet for access control or remote control and monitoring purposes.

The Ethernet/Serial Converter enables serial devices, such as Modbus based IO modules communicating on RS232/485 to be connected to a 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet network. The Ethernet/Serial Converter can be configured to operate in a number of different modes depending on the application. It can be configured as a transparent data link or it can perform the gateway function of converting Modbus TCP messages to Modbus RTU messages.

The PC-E converters are factory programmed with a default IP address of 192.168.0.112. This address must be changed before the converter is added to an existing Ethernet network. The IP address in the converter should be unique in the network and can be changed via the Web Server. Web server allows setting IP address, serial data format and operating modes. The web server can be accessed by most web browsers like Internet explorer, Netscape etc. PC-E supports FTP protocol which enables the web pages to be customized if required.

Brand

Brainchild

Brainchild

BrainChild Electronics Co., Ltd. was established in 1977. Presently we are the largest Temperature Controller maker in Taiwan, and the only maker of the paperless recorder in Taiwan.

The factory has a full automatic SMT production line. TÜV Rheinland certifies our ISO9001 once a year. In addition we have a well equipped and CSA certified laboratory to do CSA, UL and CE tests. A strong and experienced R&D team allows us to offer customers innovative and state-of-art industrial instruments for various FA solutions. We have won good reputation by supplying quality instruments with better features at competitive prices. It is our philosophy in pursuit of perfection through continuous improvement.

Features

  • Serial to Ethernet communication
  • DIN Rail/Panel Mount
  • COM1: RS232/RS485, RJ45 for Ethernet connectivity
  • Application: Connects IO modules, controllers, HMI with Ethernet Network
  • Function: Transparent data link or Gateway to convert Modbus RTU to Modbus TCP messages
  • Support Multiple sockets enables up to 4 Masters to communicate with slaves connected to PC-E converter
  • Web server for Configuration

Specifications

Power Supply 90mA @ 10VDC / 40mA @ 26VDC
Ethernet 10/100 Mbits, Connector RJ45
Serial RS232, 3 Wire, TX, RX & GND
RS485, 2 Wire Multi drop twisted pair
Baud Rate 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200
Communication Settings:
Data Bits: 5, 6, 7, 8
Parity None, Even, Odd
Stop Bits 1, 2.
Operating Temperature -10°C to + 50°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to + 85°C
Connectors Power and Communication: 8 way screw connector
Protection class IP20
Humidity Up to 95% non-condensing