The Alicat original BB9-I multi-drop breakout box allows a communication and power connection between your flow, pressure and liquid devices and a computer or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
Up to nine Alicat devices can be connected to each box or up to 26 devices can be networked together by daisy chaining BB9-I boxes together.
The communication and power signal is carried to the connected devices by using double ended 6 pin locking industrial DIN cables (IC Series). Power is provided either by a connection to the BB9 via the terminal block on the front (DC voltage only, max 9 amps), or the Alicat PS24VHC high current power supply (24 Vdc, 6.5-amp), or connecting the PVPS24U (Max 2 amps) power supply to one of your connected Alicat devices.
The connection to a computer or PLC can be achieved by either using the included RS-232 9 pin serial cable (9 pin D-sub) or via the terminal block using the transmit and receive sockets.
What’s in the box?
- RS-232 BB9 multi-drop breakout box with 9 jacks for 8-pin mini-DIN connection to Alicat devices
- USB A to B cable (male-male) for connection to a standard female USB 2.0 port
- 9-pin D-sub serial cable (female-female) for connection to a standard RS-232 serial port
- Operating manual
The Alicat BB9 has featured as our Product of the month – have a read through our article ‘Alicat BB9 Accessory‘.