Industrial USB to RS485 Bidirectional Converter

SKU: 17286
Part Number: USB TO RS485
Brand: Waveshare


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Industrial USB to RS485 bidirectional Converter, Onboard Original FT232RNL and SP485EEN
USB TO RS485 Bidirectional Converter

Industrial USB to RS485 bidirectional converter with original FT232RNL and SP485EEN chip. Due to its stable communication, it is an ideal choice for industrial control equipments and/or applications with high communication requirement.

Features At A Glance
  • Support USB to RS485 bidirectional conversion
  • Onboard Original FT232RNL and SP485EEN chip. Fast communication, stable and reliable, better compatibility
  • Onboard TVS (Transient Voltage Suppressor), effectively suppress surge voltage and transient spike voltage in the circuit, lightningproof & anti-electrostatic
  • Onboard resettable fuse and protection diodes, ensures the current/voltage stable outputs, provides over-current/over-voltage proof, improves shock proof performance
  • 3 LEDs for indicating the power and transceiver status
PRODUCT TYPE Industrial Grade USB to RS485 converter
Host port USB
Device port RS485
Baudrate 300bps ~ 921600bps
USB Operating voltage 5V
Connector USB-A
Protection 200mA self-recovery fuse, ESD protection
Transmission distance About 5m
RS485 Connector Screw terminal
Pins A+, B-, GND
Direction control Hardware automatic control
Protection 600W lightningproof and surge-suppress, 15KV ESD protection (onboard 120R balancing resistor)
Transmission distance About 1.2km(low rate)
Transmission mode Point-to-multipoints (up to 32 nodes, it is recommended to use repeaters for 16 nodes or more)
LED indicators PWR Red power indicator, light up when there is USB connection and voltage is detected
TXD Red TX indicator, light up when the USB port sends data
RXD Red RX indicator, light up when the device ports send data back
Operating environment Temperature -15℃ ~ 70℃
Humidity 5%RH ~ 95%RH
Operating system Mac, Linux, Android, WinCE, Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

Onboard Original Chips

Onboard original FT232RNL and SP485EEN chips, providing better stability and compatibility, built-in lightningproof tube, resettable fuse, ESD and TVS protection circuits, etc.

Transmission distance up to 1.2km

The USB signal can be converted into a balanced differential RS485 signal and the transmission rate is stable. The reliable speed is 300-921600bps, the transmission distance is about 1.2km for RS485, and about 5 meters for USB.

Multi system Support

Supports Mac, Linux, Android, WinCE, Win11/10/8.1/8/7/XP, etc.

Working Status Indicators

Onboard 3 LEDs for indicating the power and transceiver status

Outline dimensions
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Weight: 0.088 kg

Quick Overview

  1. USB TO RS485 x1
  2. USB-A male to female cable x1
  3. Screwdriver x1