9 Device Hub - Breakout Box for RS-232

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Power & Communications for Multiple Alicat Instruments

Alicat’s BB9 multi-drop breakout boxes make building your own local flow control network easy. Control up to 9 Alicat flow or pressure instruments from a single computer or programmable logic controller (PLC) connection. Breakout boxes also distribute power to all connected devices from a single power source. Each BB9 is built into a light, yet rugged, composite chassis that can be mounted in any orientation via its 3/16″ diameter mounting holes.

  • Compatible with instruments that have 8-pin mini-DIN.
  • Communicate with all devices digitally via a single USB or serial cable.
  • Distribute power to all devices with a single power source.
  • Multiple breakout boxes can be daisy-chained to control up to 26 instruments.

 

Communications

Connect your BB9-232 to a computer or PLC using one of the methods below. You may connect multiple BB9-232’s to support up to 26 instruments.

  • USB 2.0 (USB A-B cable included)
  • RS-232 9-pin serial port (cable included)
  • Terminal block transmit and receive sockets (RX/TX)

 

Power

Connected devices receive power from the BB9’s common power bus. Power connected at any point in the system is distributed to all devices.

  • Connect a PVPS24U power supply (not included) to the BB9’s barrel-type power jack or free wire power to the BB9’s terminal block power and ground sockets.

 

Dimensions: 7.625″ x 5.125″ x 1.625″ (19.3 x 12.9 x 4.1 cm)

Weight: 0.6 lb (0.3 kg)

In the box

  • BB9-232 or BB9-I-232 multi-drop breakout box
  • USB A to B cable (male-male)
  • 9-pin D-sub serial cable (female-female)
  • BB9-232 operating manual
  • KIT (+$290) also includes 9x 6 ft, male-male, no analog (DC-62RS) communication cables. Normally $35 each.

 

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