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Analogue and Digital Sensors with Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 Outputs

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Analogue and Digital Sensors with Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 Outputs

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Mashwiz on 2016-04-05


Dear Team,

Kindly advise on how to connect the subject sensors to NetBotz appliance?

Regards,

Felix

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Re: Analogue and Digital Sensors with Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 Outputs

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-04-06


Hi Felix,

 

NetBotz supports it's own sensors with either the version 2 DIN type connectors or the version 3 RJ45 type connectors. For 3rd party sensors, we support connecting sensors using dry contacts, 0-5 volt connections, or 4-20 Ma connections. These are usually 2 wire connections with a potential connection for power if applied by the NetBotz device. 

 

There are some devices such as the SeaLevel relay output type devices that are supported by the NetBotz devices and they connect via USB. We also support modbus output (not input) over IP and RS485 using an FTDI USB to RS485 cable as noted in the manual.

 

We do not directly support any RS232 or EIA-485 connection inputs. NetBotz devices are not capable at this time of monitoring devices using the modbus protocol. 

 

Thanks,

Steve

 

 

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Re: Analogue and Digital Sensors with Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 Outputs

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-04-06


Hi Felix,

 

NetBotz supports it's own sensors with either the version 2 DIN type connectors or the version 3 RJ45 type connectors. For 3rd party sensors, we support connecting sensors using dry contacts, 0-5 volt connections, or 4-20 Ma connections. These are usually 2 wire connections with a potential connection for power if applied by the NetBotz device. 

 

There are some devices such as the SeaLevel relay output type devices that are supported by the NetBotz devices and they connect via USB. We also support modbus output (not input) over IP and RS485 using an FTDI USB to RS485 cable as noted in the manual.

 

We do not directly support any RS232 or EIA-485 connection inputs. NetBotz devices are not capable at this time of monitoring devices using the modbus protocol. 

 

Thanks,

Steve

 

 

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Re: Analogue and Digital Sensors with Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 Outputs

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Mashwiz on 2016-04-18


Hi Steven, Thank you for your reply, any specific sensor I can use for monitoring fuel level in Generator fuel tank, or start and stop on generator that can integrate with NetBotz. Regards, Felix.

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Re: Analogue and Digital Sensors with Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 Outputs

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-04-18


Hi Felix, We don't have any specific sensors for that. I have not worked with any myself either but perhaps someone watching this post has. Any 0-5v or 4-20ma sensors should work. Steve

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