As technology evolves, so do the physical connections to hardware. Newer computers and laptops no longer support the standard 9-pin serial connection port that was used to communicate to older industrial devices. USB to Serial adapters are a great tool to use, but often require two separate cables – the USB adapter and the original serial cable to your device. We have a little-known secret that might help you out. Rockwell Automation offers a variety of USB adapters/cables to help you connect with your devices using newer technology. These cables are specially designed to withstand the harsh industrial environments ensuring you have a secure connection to your device out on the field.
This cable is a USB to 9-pin D Shell serial cable. It replaces the 1747-CP3/1756-CP3 cable used for connecting to SLC, PLC-5, ControlLogix, and CompactLogix controllers, as well as PanelView Plus 7 HMIs. This cable requires RSLinx v2.59 or greater and supports RSLinx’s “auto-configure” feature. It also comes with a Null adapter which allows communication with legacy PanelView Standard terminals.
This USB to 8-pin mini DIN serial cable is specially designed to withstand the harsh industrial environments ensuring you have a secure connection to your device out on the field. It replaces the 1761-CBL-PM02, and also supports the “auto-configure” feature for RSLinx drivers for v2.59 or greater. It’s primarily used to connect to MicroLogix controllers, but can also be used to communicate between MicroLogix and PanelView Plus 7 terminals.
This cable is an Industrial USB “A” to “B” connector style cable. It connects to the newer generation CompactLogix (5370, 5380), newer generation ControlLogix (5570, 5580, 1756-ENxT, 1756-DNB), Micro800 controllers, PanelView Plus 7, and PanelView 5310 & 5500 HMI’s. It requires RSLinx v2.59 or greater and will automatically create a USB driver for you, so there’s no configuration needed. It’s recommended for temporary connections during initial setup and is not recommended for a permanent connection.
This cable is used to communicate through USB to the RJ45 console port on your Stratix switch. Using this cable, you can then connect to your Stratix switch for configuration through command line interface (CLI).
As technology advances, we need to stay connected with our equipment. This new line of Industrial hardened USB cables can help you stay connected with all your important Industrial devices, both new and old. Not seeing what you need? Contact your Rumsey automation specialist for even more adapter options.