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Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver  

This line driver handles extremes—use it in practically any environment.

ME500A

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Built-in transformer isolation and surge protection.
  • Withstands extremes in humidity as well as heat.

  • Description

    Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver


    Quick Facts

  • Built-in transformer isolation and surge protection.
  • Withstands extremes in humidity as well as heat.

  • Further Details

  • Operates in 2-wire and 4-wire environments.
  • Clocking, equalization, and antistreaming features.
  • Comprehensive diagnostics.
  • Transmits data up to 12 miles.
  • Has 13 selectable data rates.
  • Async or sync and half-duplex or full-duplex operation.

  • Drive your data up to 12 miles (19.3 km), and guard it from extreme temperatures and humidity, ground loops, and electrical spikes.

    If your operating environment is too harsh for conventional data communications, choose the BLACK BOX® Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver. It’s loaded with features that drive your data and keep it safe from the harmful wrath of electricity and nature.

    It won’t come as a shock to you, but…
    …the BLACK BOX® Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver has transformer isolation and surge protection built in.

    Transformer isolation guards against ground loops, and the Industrial Line Driver is rated to withstand 2000-VRMS. Silicon Avalanche Diode surge protection guards against those dreaded data-line transients, better known as spikes. The line driver is immune to IEC-801-5 Level 2, 1-kV spikes, so it can take the juice and still keep your data moving on down the line.

    It’s the heat—and the humidity.
    Sure, we’ve heard the competition boast about how their industrial equipment can take the dry heat in a location like the desert southwest. But don’t try to place their hardware in a tropical location like Puerto Rico!

    Well, Black Box has taken humidity—as well as heat—into consideration.
    Our Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver keeps on working in temperature extremes ranging from 14 to 158° F (-10 to 70° C). And it can take the humidity that comes with the dog days of August or the tropics.

    Its operation will score multipoints with you.
    Flexibility. It doesn’t matter if you have a 2-wire or 4-wire operation, this line driver handles both schemes. Operation is half-duplex for 2-wire operation and half- or full-duplex for 4-wire setups. The line driver also works point-to-point or multipoint in both the 2-wire and 4-wire applications.

    For added versatility, the Industrial Line Driver transmits data in async or sync modes. Plus it features 13 selectable data rates from 1200 bps to 64 kbps. You can also transmit data up to a maximum distance of 12 miles (19.3 km).

    What makes this box tick.
    What’s more, this line driver includes three different clocking selections, equalization, and antistreaming. Plus you get comprehensive diagnostics, including V.54 and V.52 test modes.

    LEDs help you monitor unit performance and line conditions.


    Technical Specifications for Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver:

    Clocking — Internal, external, receive
    Distance (Maximum) — 12 mi. (19.3 km)
    Operating Environment — Temperature: 14 to 158° F (-10 to 70° C);
    Humidity: 100% (condensing) from 14 to 86° F (-10 to 30° C);
    Absolute humidity: 86 to 158° F (30 to 70° C)
    Operation — 2-wire half- or 4-wire half- or full-duplex, point-to-point or multipoint
    Protocol — Async or sync
    Speed — 1200, 1800, 2400, 3600, 4800, 7200, or 9600 bps; 14.4, 19.2, 28.8, 38.4, 57.6, or 64 kbps (all rates switch-selectable)
    Interface — RS-232
    Connectors — (1) DB25 F, (1) RJ-45, (1) terminal block
    Indicators — (11) LEDs: (2) for TD, RD, RTS, DCD; (1) for Power, Test, and Error
    Power — 120-VAC internal power supply
    Size — 1.6"H x 5.5"W x 7.5"D (4.1 x 14 x 19.1 cm)

    This product works with:
    • Standard RS-232 Low-Noise Cable, 25-Conductor (ECM25C)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.


    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.


    Resources for Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver:

    Product Data Sheets

    Application Diagrams


    Connect your Async/Sync Industrial Line Driver with:

    Accessory: ECM25T-0010-MM

    Standard RS-232 Low-Noise Cable, 25 Conductors—Pins 1–25, Male/Male, 10-ft. (3.0-m)

    Standard RS-232 Low-Noise Cable, 25 Conductors—Pins 1–25, M/M, 10-ft. (3.0-m)

    Double Diamond Warranty

    Standard Manufacturer's Warranty


    A warranty is included.

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $88.80

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $177.59

    Diamond

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Coverage:

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.


    The Double Diamond Warranty is our no-questions-asked warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    Most of our products come with a one- or two-year warranty. Some products—such as copper cables, manual switches, cabinets, and racks—are even guaranteed for life!

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.


    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product* for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Certain products may not be eligible.

    Warranty Compared

    Black Box® Double Diamond™ Warranty The Competition
    Warranty Length One Year to Lifetime, Depending on the Product. Read the fine print.
    Guaranteed for Life! Black Box® Brand Copper Cables, Manual Switches and More! No.
    Accidental Damage 100% Covered! No.
    Water Damage 100% Covered! No.
    Power Surges 100% Covered! No.
    Warranty Replacements No Questions Asked! ?
    Tech Support Hotline 100% FREE! $$$

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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    Weight: 6 lbs.
    HxWxD: 11 x 17 x 1.75 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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