RS485 Pi

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SKU: CE07496 Brand: AB Electronics
The RS485 Pi is a communication board supporting the RS-485 serial protocol.
$27.71 AUD, inc GST
$25.19 AUD, exc GST

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Delivered by Fri, 19th of Apr

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The RS485 Pi is a communication board supporting the RS-485 serial protocol.

The RS-485 port is connected to the UART port on the Raspberry Pi using a SN65HVD72 interface. The SN65HVD72 IC converts the 3.3V UART signals to RS-485 voltages allowing communication with RS-485 compatible devices over a DB9 serial cable or twisted pair cable. The RS-485 port can be accessed through the DB9 port or the solder points on the PCB.

The RS485 Pi contains protection against voltage spikes in the form of a TVS Diode and two 10-Ω, Pulse-Proof Thick-Film Resistors.

Please note that you can only use one RS485 Pi board on a Raspberry Pi. if stacking with other boards we recommend putting the RS485 Pi at the top of the stack due to the height of the DB9 connector.

Using RS-485*You need to use the latest Raspbian Jessie release and disable the built in Bluetooth to use the RS485 Pi on the Raspberry Pi 3, see our KB page for the config changes needed.

RS-485, also known as ANSI/TIA/EIA-485, TIA/EIA-485 or EIA-485 is a standard used in serial communication systems. Equipment using the RS-485 standard can be used over long distances in noisy environments. Unlike RS232, the RS-485 standard allows for multiple devices to be connected on the same network. The recommended arrangement for connecting devices to an RS-485 network is to use a series on nodes connected along a line or bus with terminating resistors used at either end of the bus to reduce reflections.

A 120-Ω resistor is included with the RS485 Pi which will need to be fitted if the board is connected to the end of the RS-485 bus. The diagram below shows a typical network of RS-485 devices.

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Specifications

  • Supply Voltage: 3.3V
  • Logic Voltage at GPIO Port: 3.3V
  • Differential Input Voltage at A & B: -12V to +12V
  • High-level input voltage: 2V
  • Low-level input voltage: 0.4V
  • Signalling Data Rate: 250 kbps

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