RSF is a low-cost fiber optic to RS-232 converter board. The RSF was
designed to be used by schools, hobbyist, and in light industrial applications
to facilitate communications over longer distances than possible with
RS232. It uses two low-cost plastic fiber optic cables to convey the
RS-232 transmit (TxD) and receive (RxD) signals up to 100 meters (300 feet).
The plastic fiber optic cable may be cut with sharp knife at a
90-degree angle, without the need for special tools.
The RSF uses visible light transmitters to facilitate visual inspection
of the signals. The RSF supports
communications from DC up to 1 million bits per second.
The RSF has a standard DB9 RS-232 connector, as well as a three-pin
header to connect to the serial port. The
DB9 connector may be directly inserted to the serial port.
If using a serial cable you may need a gender
changer. The RSF is jumper configurable to act as a DTE or a
DCE. The RSF requires a well-regulated 5Volt supply.
is supplied to the board by way of a two-position terminal block plug.
Download User's Manual
(you need to buy 2)
Optic Cable, Part Number
|By the Meter
||$ 3.40 /