Profibus is a control bus that provides a common method to connect automation equipment with devices on a single network. This standard communications media is referred to as Profibus and significantly reduces hardwiring costs. Profibus provides specifications for information exchanged between nodes, such as controller data associated with low-level device and configuration parameters individually related to system operations. Profibus allows 32 stations per segment. Segments vary in length depending on the desired transmission speed. The maximum speed is achieved on a segment 100 meters (327 feet) in length. Each of our Profibus DP Slaves represents a single station. Repeaters also count as stations and are used to extend the network to greater distances. Our Profibus modules support baud rates of 9.6Kbaud to 12Mbaud depending on the network length.
We currently have three Profibus slave products:
|Module Type||Coprocessor||CPU Device||CPU Device|
|Interface Port||Profibus 9-pin, D shell|
|Maintenance Port||RJ-12 serial|
|Power Consumption||280mA @ 5VDC (See Note 1)||530mA @ 5VDC|
|Maximum Expansion||126 stations (32 per segment, 9 segments max)|
|Max. I/O Points per Controller||244 Input Bytes and 244 Output Bytes (analog or discrete)|
|Baud Rate||9600Kbps through 12Mbps|
|Operating Environment||0 - 60 ºC (32 – 140 ºF) 5% to 95% humidity (non-condensing)|
|Manufacturer||Host Automation Products, LLC|
Upgrading the firmware in all of our Profibus interface modules is done through our free Module Configuration utility called NetEdit3. If you don't already have a copy of the utility, you can use this link to download the latest version of NetEdit3 from our web site.
Once you have NetEdit3 installed on your PC, use the File->Live Update
feature to download the latest version of the firmware files from the Host
Engineering website. Follow the instructions in NetEdit3 to perform the
Use these following links to view the user manuals for these products.
Use the links to get the latest GSD files
Profibus Certificates of Conformance
Here's the recommended ERNI ERbic connectors for the H0-PSCM and the H2-PBC:
Here's the recommended ERNI ERbic connectors for the T1H-PBC:
Here's two recommended Profibus cables:
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