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Fiber Optic Multipoint Line Driver, ST  

Run multipoint through industrial settings with this fiber driver.

ME540A-ST

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Ideal for electrically "noisy" industrial applications.
  • Supports RS-232, RS-485, or Current Loop installations.
  • Speeds as high as 128 kbps.
  • Provides centralized control of a multipoint polled system from just one PC.
  • Tech Support's product of choice!


  • Description

    Fiber Optic Multipoint Line Driver, ST


    Quick Facts

  • Ideal for electrically "noisy" industrial applications.
  • Supports RS-232, RS-485, or Current Loop installations.
  • Speeds as high as 128 kbps.
  • Provides centralized control of a multipoint polled system from just one PC.
  • Tech Support's product of choice!

  • Further Details

    Fiber optic cable is immune to the EMI and RFI generated by heavy-duty motors and industrial machinery. And that's why the BLACK BOX® Fiber Optic Multipoint Line Driver is the perfect choice for data communications in even the harshest industrial settings.

    Use this line driver to connect RS-232, RS-485, or Current Loop devices. You can configure the line driver in any of three modes: network; master/slave; or full-duplex, point-to-point. Then you can monitor and control up to 64 industrial devices—time clocks, conveyor belts, even printers and controllers—all from one central site. Using the inherent benefits of fiber optic cable, you can completely automate your factory operations—just call Black Box!

    You'll enjoy increased data speeds, too: up to 20 kbps for Current Loop, 64 kbps for RS-232, and 128 kbps for RS-485.

    For this line driver, we recommend using 62.5-micron, multimode fiber optic cable. Of course, fiber optic cable eliminates the threat of power surges and the need for surge protection equipment. And fiber cable is basically tamper proof, giving you extra security.

    NOTE: Must be used in pairs.

    This product works with:
    • DB9 Extension Cable (with EMI/RFI Hoods), Male/Female (EDN12H-MF)
    • Multimode 50-Micron Duplex Fiber Optic Patch Cable, ST–ST (EFN6023)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Must be used in pairs.

    This product works with:
  • DB9 Extension Cable (with EMI/RFI Hoods), Male/Female (EDN12H-MF)
  • Multimode 50-Micron Duplex Fiber Optic Patch Cable, ST–ST (EFN6023)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

  • Technical Specifications for Fiber Optic Multipoint Line Driver, ST:

    Distance (Maximum) 5000 ft. (1524 m) on 62.5-micron fiber cable
    Number of Drops 64
    Operation Network mode (multipoint, half-duplex); Master/slave mode (multipoint, half-duplex); point-to-point, full duplex
    Protocol Asynchronous
    Speed Transparent through 20 kbps on 20-mA Current Loop port; 64 kbps on RS-232 port; 128 kbps on RS-485 port
    CE Approval Yes
    Interface RS-232 (DCE/DTE), RS-485, 20-mA Current Loop (Transmit and Receive can be active or passive), fiber optic
    Connectors (1) DB9 F, (2) pairs of ST®, (1) 4-screw terminal block
    Indicators (10) LEDs
    Power 115 VAC, 60 Hz, external
    Size 1.8"H x 5.5"W x 8.5"D (4.6 x 14 x 21.6 cm)
    NOTE: Must be used in pairs.

    This product works with:
  • DB9 Extension Cable (with EMI/RFI Hoods), Male/Female (EDN12H-MF)
  • Multimode 50-Micron Duplex Fiber Optic Patch Cable, ST–ST (EFN6023)
    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 Fiber Optic Multipoint Line Driver, ST:

    Manuals

    • Fiber Optic Multipoint Line Driver-ST
      Installation and User guide (Feb-98)

    Product Data Sheets


    Connect your Fiber Optic Multipoint Line Driver, ST with:

    Accessory: EDN12H-0025-MF

    DB9 Extension Cable with EMI/RFI Hoods, Beige, Male/Female, 25-ft. (7.6-m)

    DB9 Extension Cable with EMI/RFI Hoods, Beige, Male/Female, 25-ft. (7.6-m)

    Accessory: EXN0625A-1000

    62.5-Micron Multimode, General-Purpose, Zipcord Duplex, Fiber Optic Bulk Cable, PVC, 1000-ft.

    62.5-Micron Multimode, General-Purpose, Zipcord Duplex, Fiber Optic Bulk Cable, PVC, 1000-ft.

    Accessory: EFN6023

    Multimode, 50-Micron Duplex Fiber Optic Cable, PVC, ST–ST, Custom Lengths

    Multimode, 50-Micron Duplex Fiber Optic Cable, PVC, ST–ST, Custom Lengths

    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 Diamondâ„¢ warranty!
    Cost: $40.50

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamondâ„¢ warranty!
    Cost: $80.99

    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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    Price: $419.95

    Quantity Available: 3

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    Shipping Info

    Weight: 2.781 lbs.
    HxWxD: 4.25 x 6.75 x 13 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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