RS-485 Media and Hardware
Part 6 of the Industrial Networking: Serial to Ethernet training series
RS-485 allows for connection of up to 32 devices and 4000 feet which can be extended with a repeater. Each device has its own station (node) address set by software. Multiple ports on a device allow for multiple functions.
Long-time automation trainer Doug Bell, Interconnecting Automation, covers the basics of Industrial Networking with AutomationDirect’s Chris Harris. This video is produced by CFE Media to be noncommercial and educational. Runtime is approximately 3 minutes.