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RocketLinx ® MC5001 Multi-Mode Serial to Fiber

Our serial to fiber media converter operates within a wide temperature range of -20° to 70º C and is designed to extend RS-232/422/485 serial communications across a fiber media link using two converters.

Part Number: 32001-2

  • 3-in-1 RS232/422/485 to serial fiber media converter
  • Easy DIP switch configuration to change serial modes
  • Serial to fiber media converters supports Multi-Mode 5KM
  • Peer-to-Peer or serial fiber ring transmission mode for serial fiber
  • Ring communication
  • Automatic baud rate detection, selection, and direction
  • Baud rates up to 921Kpbs
  • High level immunity with 15KV ESD protection
  • Two-way 120 ohm line terminator embedded
  • Dual modes for power input, 24VAC (12 to 32VAC) or 24VDC(12 to 48V) with polarity reverse protection
  • -20° to 70°C operating temperature for hazardous environment applications

The RocketLinx MC5001 is a 1-port serial to fiber media converter designed to extend RS-232/422/485 serial communications across a fiber media link using two converters. This product features simple DIP switch configuration, an extended operating temperature range from -20° to 70°C, and a wide input voltage range. Cabling to the product is attached via direct wire screw terminal blocks for serial and power, and ST connectors for fiber connections. The product is packaged in a rugged IP30 rated enclosure suitable for panel or DIN rail mounting.

Multi-Mode fiber optic ports meet the needs for long distance transmission up to 5KM. RocketLinx MC5001 will automatically detect the data baud rate of the connected full-duplex serial device, up to 921Kbps.

The RocketLinx MC5001 supports two transmission configurations, Peer-to-Peer in half-/full-duplex and Serial Fiber Ring (SFR) in half-duplex. In a Peer-to-Peer configuration, two fibers are required between the two converters, one for data in each direction (RX and TX). To expand the number of connected serial devices, and extend transmission distance, the MC5001 can link to each other as a ring architechture in SFR (serial fiber ring) mode.

  • RocketLinx MC5001 Multi-Mode Serial to Fiber Converter
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • DIN Rail Mounting Kit
  • Rubber Bumpers
  • Enclosure IP30 grade aluminum metal case
  • Installation Method Panel Mountable or DIN Rail
  • LED Indicators POWER, Serial Data Transmit, Serial Data Receive, Serial Fiber Ring
  • Dimensions 4.5" x 1.0" x 3.8"
    11.43 x 2.54 x 9.65 cm
  • Product Weight 0.32 lbs
    0.15 kg
Electrical Specifications
  • Device
    • DC Input Voltage 12 to 48VDC
    • AC Input Voltage 12 to 32VAC, 50/60Hz
    • Current Consumption +24VDC 65mA
    • Power Consumption (Max) 1.5 W
    • Power Connector Type (1) 3-Pin Screw Terminal Block
    • Reverse Polarity Protection Protection Against Power Input Reversal
    • Over Current Protection 0.65A Over Current Protection
  • ESD Surge Protection Provides Minimum of 15KV Protection for All Serial Lines.
Environmental Specifications
  • Air temperature
    • System On -20 to 70°C
    • System Off -40 to 80°C
  • Operating Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
  • Heat Output 5.1 BTU/Hr
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 46.5 Years

Serial Communications

  • Connector Type (1) 7-Pin Screw Terminal Block
  • Software Interfaces RS-232 (TxD, RxD, GND)
    RS-422 4-Wire (TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND)
    RS-485 Half-Duplex (Data+, Data-, GND)
    RS-485 Full-Duplex (TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND)
  • Baud Rate 300 to 921.6Kbps
  • Serial Link Distance
    • RS-232 50 Feet
      15.24 m
    • RS-422 4000 Feet
      1219.2 m
    • RS-485 4000 Feet
      1219.2 m

Optical Fiber Specifications

  • Fiber Mode Multi-Mode
  • Connector Type (2) ST
  • Fiber Ports (1) Fiber TX Port
    (1) Fiber RX Port
  • Fiber Cable Type 50-125um or 62.5/125um
  • Link Distance (Max) 5KM with 62.5-125um
  • Wave Length 820nm
  • Transmit (TX) Power (Min) -12 dBM
  • Transmit (TX) Power (Max) -9 dBM
  • Receive (RX) Sensitivity (Min) -28 dBM
  • Link Budget 16 dBM
  • Architecture
    • PTP Mode Peer-to-Peer wiring in Full-Duplex or Half-Duplex
    • SFR Mode Serial Fiber Ring in Half-Duplex
Export Information
  • Packaged Shipping Weight 0.55 lbs
    0.25 kg
  • Package Dimensions 6.0" x 2.5" x 5.0"
    15.24 x 6.35 x 12.7 cm
  • UPC Code 7-56727-32001-2
  • Country of Origin Taiwan
  • ECCN 5A991
  • Schedule B Number 8517.62.0050
Regulatory Approvals
  • Emissions European Standard EN55022
    FCC Part 15 Subpart B
    Class B limit
    Canadian EMC Requirements
  • Immunity European Standard EN55024
    IEC 1000-4-2/EN61000-4-2: ESD
    IEC 1000-4-3/EN61000-4-3: RF
    IEC 1000-4-4/EN61000-4-4: FAST TRANSIENT
    IEC 1000-4-5/EN61000-4-5: SURGE
    IEC 1000-4-6/EN61000-4-6: CONDUCTED DISTURBANCE
    IEC 1000-4-8/EN61000-4-8: MAGNETIC FIELD
    IEC 1000-4-11/EN61000-4-11: DIPS AND VOLTAGE VARIATIONS
  • Other Regulatory Approvals European Standard: RoHS 2 Compliant under CE
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