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RS-232 to RS-485 Serial Converter - Battery Power Option
  • Change RS-232 TD and RD to RS-485 signals
  • Extend RS-232 data signals up to 1.2 km (4000 ft)
  • Data rates up to 115.2 kbps
  • 3 powering options: Battery (2) AAA, RS-232 handshake lines, or external power supply (not included, sold separately)
  • Quick, easy inline installation
  • Automatic Send Data Control – no software drivers necessary
Three Versatile Powering Options Model 485BAT3 features power versatility, making it perfect for field testing solutions. It can be powered in three ways: batteries, port powered, or external power supply (not included, sold separately).  Use the battery power option with a low power RS-232 port (found on many laptops) or no handshake lines or when it is inconvenient to use a power supply. Model 485BAT3 will draw as much power as possible from the RS-232 port and get any additional current necessary from the batteries. If you have a full power-port and all your handshake lines, turn off
the battery switch. This allows you to run full port-powering and saves the batteries for emergencies. Note: The battery On/Off switch conserves battery life. It does not turn on and off all power to the unit. Lastly, a stripped and tinned 12VDC external power supply may be used. Simply attach it to the terminal blocks and plug it in. Model 485BAT3 converts unbalanced RS-232 signals to balanced RS-422 or RS-485 signals. RS-485 is an enhanced version of the RS-422 standard, allowing multiple drivers and receivers on a 2-wire system.

Product Specifications Download Spec

  • Part Number
  • Details
  • Serial Type
  • RS-232 Connector
  • RS-422/485 Connector


  • Serial Type

    BB-485BAT3 RS-422/485
  • RS-232 Connector

    BB-485BAT3 DB9 Female
  • RS-422/485 Connector

    BB-485BAT3 Terminal Block

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