The DL3500 continues the functionality of the current DL2000/DL3000 product line. It offers
both the new addition of DH-485 as well as a plug and play USB interface. As well as having the
DH+ and 232/422/485 capabilities of the DL3000. The fully populated DL3500 Model will also
allow Bridging DF1 to DH+ and DH485 networks in one unit. New is the ability to power the
DL3500 from the USB communication link, removing the sometimes cumbersome procedure of
location an AC or DC power supply when using laptops or PC’s in the field.
The DL3500 has two communication ports. Channel A is designed to connect to you industrial network, either A-B’s DH+ or DH-485 networks. Channel B is used to connect to your serial or USB device, the protocol depends on which flavor (model) of the DL3500 you have ordered. Channel B has the capabilities of RS232C, RS422, RS485 and USB 2.0.
Configuration of the operating parameters is done quickly and easily by the DL32 V3.X windows based software shipped with the unit or available on the Equustek Website.
Currently there are three standard DL3500 products available to allow access to A-B’s ( Allen Bradley ) DH+ and DH-485 networks. Many other custom ASCII and serial protocols have been implemented to both DH+ and DH-485 on the DL3500 platform. Contact Equustek Solutions to see if the DL3500 is the correct device for your communication needs.
The DL3500 has all three models below available in DH+ and DH-485 flavours :
The DL3500-Modbus is a two port device that bridges your Modicon Modbus devices to ones on an A-B DH-485 or DH+ network. The Modbus model can either be used as Modbus Master or Slave as well as having both Modbus ASCII and RTU protocols.
The DL3500-DF1 is a two port device that allows your DF1 devices (either Full or Half Duplex protocols) to ones on an A-B DH-485 or DH+ network. The DF1 model is a direct replacement for the 1770-KF3 for DH-485 and 1770-KF2 for DH+ and allows your PCs or Laptops access to any node on the corresponding A-B network. It also allows other Allen Bradley devices such as Micro Logix, Compact Logix, , Control Logix, SLC 500’s and others that have DF1 capability to communicate with other nodes on DH+ or DH485 networks.
The DL3500-ASCII interfaces Serial ASCII devices (Scanners/Printers) to SLC’s or other devices on an A-B DH-485 or DH+ network.
The DL3500-DF1/DH+ or DH-485 interfaces your DF1 devices (either Full or Half Duplex protocols) to ones on either an A-B DH-485 or DH+ network. The DL3500 comes with both networks available with only using the software configuration program to switch between the DH-485 and DH+ networks.
CHA can be configured for DH-485 at 4800, 9600 or 19.2 Kbaud, or DH+ of 57.6, 115.2 and
CHB has full RS232C, as well as both RS422 4 wire and RS485 2 wire modes. CHB has the ability of being configured with asynchronous speeds up to 230.4 KBaud as well as the new Plug and Play Windows USB Interface (Version 2.0 implemented on newer models, Please advise Equustek if it is important).
Currently DF1, Modbus, and ASCII are the supported protocols. Custom ones are easily implemented. Both CRC 16 and BCC error checking can be implemented; custom error checking can be added at the customer’s request.
Simple Parameter Configuration using menu driven Windows (95/98/ME/XP/NT/2000/WIN7/WIN8 and WIN8.1) based Program via RS-232 Cable or USB Interface.
Configuration and Reset Pushbuttons to setup online configuration parameters and do a full Hardware Reset
Operating Parameters are stored in Non-Volatile Serial EEPROM
The DL3500 uses FLASH upgradeable firmware from the configuration Software.
Bi-Color (Green/Red) LED’s for each communication channel indicates activity and status. Green POWER LED indicates power on.