Rugged IP30-rated cases protect internal circuitry, enabling their use outdoors and in temperature extremes.
Fit easily into most industrial power control systems, and work with Modbus® and PROFIBUS® systems—no converters are needed!
Offer constant signal strength for simple installation and troubleshooting links.
Built for long-lasting use, Black Box® 2.4-GHz Wireless Serial Data Extenders give you reliable communications in interference-heavy environments.
All three modems use an integrated omnidirectional dipole whip antenna for radio communications. Plus, they're industrial grade with an IP30-rated enclosure that protects internal circuitry from the heat common to factory operations. They transmit critical data to programmable logical controllers (PLCs), instrumentation with touch screens, and other serial devices on or near the factory floor or at remote sites.
Just choose the power level for the distance and RF speed you require for your application. Because they boast strong receiver sensitivity, the serial extenders can send full-duplex data at greater distances and through demanding environments. Advanced filtering technology keeps cell phone and other wireless signals from disrupting your communications.
And because the compact 2.4-GHz Wireless Serial Data Extenders mount easily on a standard DIN rail, they enable you to save cabinet, rack, and shelf space in your installation. To power a mounted modem, just order the optional DIN Rail-Mount Power Supply (PDS200).
Setup is straightforward. Software shipped with the extender installs in your Windows® 98/Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP® PC for configuring your COM port for baud rate and other settings.
You can, for instance, configure the extenders' output to provide RS-232 flow control. The software also supports AT commands, terminal emulation, a RSSI signal range test, and modem emulation.
DIP switches enable you to flip between 2-wire RS-485 or 4-wire RS-422/RS-485 operation (RS-232 is always present via its DB9 port). A front-panel indicator informs you of signal strength.
Want to set up wireless links at even longer distances? Then see our 900-MHz Wireless Serial Data Extenders (in the "Related Products").
|Antenna || 2.1-dBi RPSMA male dipole|
|Data Rate || RF: MDR3241A: 9.6 kbps;|
MDR3242A: 19.2 kbps;
MDR3243A: 250 kbps;
Serial: All: 1.2, 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 19.2, 38.4, and 57.6 kbps;
MDR3243A also supports 115.2 kbps
|Distance (Maximum) || MDR3241A-MDR3242A: Indoor: 600 ft. (182.8 m),|
Outdoor: 3 mi. (4.8 km);
MDR3243A: Indoor: 300 ft. (91.4 m),
Outdoor: 1 mi. (1.6 km)
|DIN Rail Mount || 35 mm|
|Frequency ||2.400 GHz-2.4385-GHz ISM band|
|Modulation ||Frequency shift keying |
|Operating Environment ||Temperature: 40 to 185° F (4 to 85° C);|
Humidity: 10 to 90% noncondensing
|Standards ||MDR3243A: IEEE 802.15.4; All others use a proprietary radio|
|CE Approval || Yes|
|Connectors ||RS-232: (1) DB9 F (DCE);|
RS-232/RS-422/RS-485: (1) terminal block;
Power: (1) terminal block
|Indicators ||LEDs: (1) Power, (1) RSSI (signal strength), (1) Wireless Data|
|Power ||Input: 10-48 VDC/18-30 VAC (not included)|
|Size ||4.7"H x 1.2"W x 3.3"D (11.9 x 3 x 8.4 cm)|
NOTE: Must be used in pairs. Order an extender for both local and remote side connections.
These products work with:
DIN Rail 12-VDC Power Supply (PSD100)
DIN Rail (DR100)
Base Modules for 2.4-GHz Wireless Extenders for Digital or Analog I/O (MDR4241A–MDR4244A)
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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 1-800-316-7107.
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