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.

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