- August 16, 2018
- Phoenix Contact
August 16, 2018 – Phoenix Contact has added a 900 MHz spread-spectrum transceiver to its Radioline product family. The RAD-900-DAIO6 (Outdoor Radioline) eliminates or supplements signal wiring for conventional I/O signals.
This device can monitor digital on/off status, actuate relay outputs, and transmit or receive 4–20 mA signals over distances up to 20 miles. The I/O signals can be mirrored at other stations in the wireless network or mapped to Modbus RTU for integration into a Modbus host system.
A single network can support up to 250 radios with any combination of repeaters and slaves, and the RAD-900-DAIO6 is completely interoperable with the existing Radioline products. Basic configuration requires no software. Set the Radio ID using a thumbwheel on the front of the transceiver. The user can access advanced configuration and diagnostics with the free PSI-CONF software.
The RAD-900-DAIO6 can be powered with 10.8–30 V DC or 100–240 V AC, making it a solution for remote monitoring applications with any available power source. The NEMA 4X packaging, coupled with the operating temperature range (-40 to +70 C) and Class I, Division 2 approval, is designed for use in industrial environments and can be installed in minutes with standard hardware.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect, and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.