EIA RS-485 is a serial communication standard using differential signaling.

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USB to multiple RS485

I'm trying to create a device that will control a few independent RS485 lines using single USB port. My first idea was to use GL850G usb hub controller (4 downstream ports), 4x FT232R, 4x MAX485. I ...
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Moxa Mgate3180 485 Communication [closed]

Problem: Unable to communicate to device on Ethernet end via RS485 (2W). Works fine with RS232. Setup: Computer COM port connected to 232 - 485 device, connected to MGate 3180 ( DB9 wired as per ...
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choosing the right Opto isolator?

In the process of developing an RDM Compatible DMX receiver board (using a ATMEGA328) and I have been fortunate enough to come across kimliv's most informative answer concerning such a board; DMX on ...
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connecting an alarm system to a wifi unit that can transmit the alarms to a smart phone [closed]

I would like to be able to connect an alarm system that monitors 29 devices located on a barge being towed without anyone on board to some sort of a wifi unit that can communicate those alarms to an ...
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STM32 RS485 connection

I want to interface stm32f0 with rs422 (half duplex and full duplex). What I'm not getting how to connect RE and DE signals to rs 232. From UART I'll be having RX, TX, VCC and GND pins which i need to ...
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Serial, RS232, Modbus, UART and TCP

I want clearly know this, Serial is protocol right? Then what is the Modbus? Is it under serial. And what are RS232 and RS485? What is UART and serial and UART same? What about TCP? TCP and serial ...
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The current needed for the RS-485 tranceiver?

The current consumption for the RS-485 IC is about 10 to 20 mA. However, if the two ends are shorted, the transciever can draw excessive current. So, I am trying to put PPTC device on it's VDD line ...
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2-wire RS485 Safe?

I am trying to assign a RS-485 option to the product I am designing. However, the physical constraint restricts me to use only 2 terminal block ports. So, I am forced to use two wire RS-485 ...
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Different wave form of Rs485

I have a device in aircraft (DEU). It has a output data to control a light ( diming control). In accordance with aircraft document this data is rs485. But i see a different form of wave in ...
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msp430 DMA UART for Modbus

I am using MSP430 UART with DMA transfer for sending Modbus packets. As a master at the end of packer I need to change my RS 485 transceiver direction line for reception. I am sending 10 bytes in ...
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IC Thermal shutdown recovery time

Many RS485 transceiver chips have a thermal shutdown when the junction exceeds 150C. Typically they switch back on once the junction temperature drops 15 degrees. How long does that typically take? ...
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What is the relationship between DMX and RS485? Are there any breaks in the protocol in relation to one another?

As far as the DMX is RS485 and at what points one moves away from the other? breaking the standard/protocol?
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Likely RS-485 color coding of three wires?

We received a piece of equipment (actually from an Italian manufacturer, if that gives a hint) which uses RS-485. So, as well as a power connection the devices have THREE WIRES (bare wires) coming ...
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For wrong termination resistor uses

Over 485-interface slaves are connected as multi drop, physically daisy chain. Those have built-in termination resistor, and the value is 120 ohm and no select switch for termination on/off. So it ...
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Serial Communication with rs232/485 and rj45

I am working a project where I want to connect and control, using Labview, TDK-Lambda Power Supply Process Vacuum Controller Ion Gauge (MODBUS interface) They both have rs232/rs485 capabilities, ...
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RS485 selectable termination device

I was given the task to make a new version of a board which have this little contraption for RS485 termination resistors: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab My ...
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RS-485 Modbus device to MCU

I have a device (an energy meter) that sends data via RS-485 (Modbus protocol). And I want to collect it with MCU. The important thing is that I'm trying to design a board and I want it to be ...
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Home automation on Cat5e again: is this a reasonable multidrop protocol?

Previously I have asked about running I2C over CAN PHY over Cat5e cables for my home automation project. Now after a round of money saving and experimenting, it seem to me that abusing RS485 chip ...
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UART Interrupt won't work

I have a problem when trying to test send and receive lines on RS485 communication, anyone know what may cause a problem here? It works without interrupt but with interrupt won't work. I am working on ...
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How to test RS485 communication via PC terminal?

I've tested RS232 communication via terminal with LPC1788 ARM CPU, and it works, now I want to test RS485. I just want to make simple echo program, what is sent, that is returned. Problem is that CTS ...
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Is it safer to use multiple RS-485 point to point connections compared to a daisy chain?

When wiring multiple RS485 slaves to a master equipped with a RS232/RS422/RS485 interface*: is it safer to wire multiple point to point connections from the hub with their own termination resistor, ...
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Can I an RS422 interface to Arduino's serial pins?

I have a custom-designed circuit that communicates to and from the external world through an RS422 interface. I wish to communicate with it with an Arduino, preferably UNO. The RS422, much like the ...
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PIC32MX with RS485 not working while receiving?

I have to interface PIC32MX150F128B with MAX485. The transmission part had done well by shorting RE and DE, and giving it a high pulse during transmission. DI being connected to TX pin of PIC. But ...
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Using RS-485 receiver with RS-422 signals

I have a controller that has a RS-422 output, can I use it to only send data to another device that has RS-485? please explain Thank You!
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Multipoint Ethernet cable as an RS485 data bus

How can I create multipoint connections with an Ethernet cable an retain the high reliability / low noise achieved by the wires being twisted in couples? I think I need to create Faraday cage, but I ...
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USB to RS485 converter: Auto enable control

I have been trying to program infineon mcu via usb to rs485 converter. Procedure to check mcu is working fine: Query command sent using hercules : 0x80 Response sent by mcu : 0x55 (correct response) ...
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Correctly using RE and DE with RS485

I'm trying to build a RS-485 project using MAX485's. However, I'm having trouble finding out how to correctly use the RE and DE pins. Some PDF's and websites say that RE and DE should be tied together ...
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when to cascade Modbus TCP/RS-485 gateways?

I've noticed that many Modbus Gateways support cascading. Cascading makes sense, when converting from TCP to RS-232 since RS-232 allows 1 transmitter/receiver on each line. But does it make sense ...
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Looking for a long-distance (~1km) physical layer

First of all, I have to say my knowledge on how networks work physically is limited. I am working on a project to interconnect farming equipment over fairly long distances, at a maximum of 1km, more ...
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PIC24F UART Rx Interrupt not firing

I am currently trying to write code for a 48 channel DMX controlled dimmer using a PIC24FJ32GA002. Using a scope I have confirmed that there is a DMX signal reaching the Rx pin of the UART which has ...
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What kind of component would I need to put a break in a RS-485 bus?

I'd like to have some kind of electronically controlled switch (transistor, relay, solid-state relay, etc) that acts as a break in a RS-485 bus. The effect I would like is to optionally split the bus ...
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rs485 loading problem

I've one system with rs485 with max485 chip with microcontroller (pin 2& 3 r connected to gpio).To access that system I've made one other system with ilx485 chip. Pins 2 & 3 of these are ...
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Wiring RS485/422 to RS232 converter to a given device pins [closed]

I'm trying to establish a full-duplex and then a half duplex communication and need to wire a device output to an RS485/422 to RS232 converter. Here is the device output pins for full and half ...
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Looking at a RS485 signal with an ocilloscope

Is it possible to view a RS 485 diffential signal using a Rigol DS1102E 100MHz Digital Oscilloscope, Dual Analog Channels, 1 GSa/s Sampling, USB Storage? I can see a signal that looks more like ...
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Short distance star topology, no terminating resistors on RS-485 network

I have an application with one master and 4 peripheral devices on a single RS-485 bus with maximum distance from master to device less than 1 m and maximum bandwidth of 115.2 kbaud. Remote devices are ...
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RS485 half duplex communication issue

I have a London MR400s taximeter and I wanted to communicate with it so I have connected it with my PC using RS485 half duplex cable. I am using termite terminal for polling and receiving the data. ...
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RS-485 isolation required?

I would like to confirm my understanding. Suppose I'm want to have two battery-powered MCUs inside an (unmanned) aircraft communicate with each other via RS-485. If those MCUs are powered from the ...
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Connection problem with RS485 system on PC with RS232 port

I am developing a system in which I have to integrate hardware. I am from computer background, so I don't have much knowledge about hardware systems. The issue is I have to integrate with London ...
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DMX512 packet issue (no break?)

I'm not sure if I'm reading this wrong or something, but this is a trace of the DMX packet that's coming from my USB-RS485 module then being converter to UART logic levels for my microcontroller. ...
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Raspberry PI's SPI over RS485

I'm trying to understand how to connect a SPI device (a mifare RC522 RFID board) over long distance to my RPi via SPI. I searched and find I could connect those via SPI over RS485 using a MAX490. ...
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How can we sure about common mode voltage for RS422/RS485 without ground connection?

RS422 and RS485 standards specify different common mode voltage limits. In some application notes, I see that ground connection between two node is somehow optional. Suppose that two nodes are ...
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RS485 network failing on replacing SP485 chip with MAX485

I have created an RS485 communication network as shown below. {PC}->[FT232->RS485](120 ohm)<----twisted pair(2 wires)------>(120 ohm)[RS485 -> MSP430] Here PC acts as Master and sends the data ...
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sn75176b vs max485 price for DMX

Quick question - I'm using a RS485 transceiver for transmit only, and for a SIOC8 part there are two commonly used I've seen on the internets: MAX485 @ (£)1.83 & SN75176BD @ 0.271 and there's ...
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75176B running very hot

I'm using this chip to drive DMX as is common. With no differential load/receiver load it gets hotter than is comfortable to touch, and with a receiver, still warm but not so hot. The circuit is very ...
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Full Duplex RS485 recommendations

I am looking at a few IC's for full-duplex RS485 communication. Are there any recommendations? The current options I am looking at are: SP490 SN75179 LTC490 The first two are well priced for my ...
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Why does FTDI RS485 signal look wrong?

I have an in-house board with a microcontroller (Microchip dsPIC33E) and an RS485 driver (Analog Devices ADM2587E) that I'm trying to connect to a desktop PC using an FTDI (USB-RS485-WE-1800-BT) USB ...
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Connectors for a RS485 multipoint bus

I need to connect a bunch of Mass Flow Controllers on a RS485 (TIA-485-A) multipoint bus. I will use Modbus protocol to communicate with the devices. As specified on modbus.org (Specification and ...
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RS485 with ST Nucleo, not sending any data

I'm trying to communicate with an energy meter (MODBUS protocol) using ST Nuceleo F401RE via MAXIM MAX485 chip. I'm unable to receive any data from the energy meter. I can confirm that all my hardware ...
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Running CAN bus with RS-485 transceiver

Recently I had a discussion whether one could use RS-485 transceivers for a CAN-bus network in order to gain the flexibility to use the same hardware either in a CAN-environment or in half-duplex ...
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Biasing resistors for RS485

I know I should have a terminating resistor but do I need biasing resistors on the +/- lines of an RS485 differential signal?