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DL205 Communications & Networking

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D2-DCM Data Communications Module


The D2-260, D2-250-1, and D2-240 CPUs support the D2-DCM Data Communications Module, which can serve as a DirectNet master/slave, DirectNet peer, or a MODBUS RTU slave. The D2-DCM supports both RS232C and RS422. You can program the CPU through the DCM locally, or if a PC is the RS422 master, you can use DirectSOFT32 to program any PLC on the network.

The D2-DCM can be used for:
  • DirectNet networking of PLCs (only one DCM or PC can serve as master)
  • Peer-to-peer networking of two DCM modules (each can serve as a master or slave)
  • CPU programming with DirectSOFT32 Programming Software
  • Data acquisition via HMI, DSData Server, LookoutDirect or other HMI software
  • A slave on a MODBUS RTU network
  • Connection to a serial modem (such as the MDM-TEL)
  • CE/UL/CUL/CSA/RoHS
  • MADE IN CHINA HS: 8537.10

Serial Data Communication Module D2-DCM Serial Data Communication Module

Master/slave on a DirectNET Network, slave on a Modbus RTU Network, RS-232C/RS-422 communications, cable not included.

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Price (Ex VAT): 300.15 / 374.95
(Stocked in UK, 4-8 working days delivery if out of stock)

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1. Data Communications Module manual, covers D2-DCM and D3-DCM modules. Order manual separately. (Ref: D2-DCM-M)
2. PC programming cable for DB25 ports. (Ref: D3-DSCBL-2)

 Data Communications Module manual, covers D2-DCM and D3-DCM modules. Order manual separately. D2-DCM-M Data Communications Module manual, covers D2-DCM and D3-DCM modules. Order manual separately.

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Price (Ex VAT): 16.73 / 20.90
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H2-ECOM-F and H2-ECOM100 Ethernet Communications Modules


The Ethernet Communication (ECOM) Modules represent a price breakthrough for high-speed peer-to-peer networking of PLCs. No longer are you forced to designate a single PLC to be the network master. Any PLC can initiate communications with any other PLC. Link your PLCs with PCs using industry standard MODBUS TCP/IP protocol (using H2-ECOM100) connected through standard cables, hubs, and repeaters. Or, use our KEPDirect I/O Server to link to your favorite HMI/SCADA, data historian, MES or ERP software to DirectLOGIC PLCs. Our LookoutDirect HMI and our DataWorx data collection software include ECOM drivers. DirectSOFT32 Programming Software can be used to monitor or update the program in any DirectLOGIC PLC on the network.

The D2-260, D2-250-1 and D2-240 CPUs support the H2-ECOM Ethernet communications module. Any PLC on an ECOM network can initiate communications with another PLC or use DirectSOFT32 to program any PLC on the network.

The H2-ECOM module supports the industry standard 10BaseT with an RJ45 port. The H2-ECOM-F has ST-style bayonet connectors for 10BaseFL fiber optic connections.

The H2-ECOM100 supports the industry standard MODBUS TCP/IP Client/Server protocol in addition to the standard IP and IPX protocols. This allows the DL205 PLC with an H2-ECOM100 module to serve as a client (master) or as a server (slave) on a MODBUS TCP/IP Ethernet network. The H2-ECOM100 can actively issue MODBUS commands to other nodes or devices on the MODBUS TCP/IP network or simply respond to connected MODBUS TCP/IP clients.

Ethernet Communications Modules can be used for:
  • High-speed peer-to-peer networking of PLCs
  • Fast updates with DirectSOFT32 Programming Software
  • High-performance access for Human Machine Interface (HMI), ERP, MES or other Windows-based software
  • Industry standard MODBUS TCP/IP Client/Server Protocol (H2-ECOM100)
  • Free SDK for custom drivers
  • Easy setup
  • CE/UL/CUL/CSA/RoHS
  • MADE IN USA HS: 8537.10

 Ethernet Communication Module for DL205 PLC systemsH2-ECOM100 Ethernet Communication Module for DL205 PLC systems

Supports master slave communication, 10/100 Mbps auto-detect, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, IPX, and Modbus TCP application layer protocol.

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Price (Ex VAT): 269.62 / 336.81
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1. H0/H2/H4 Ethernet Communications module manual. Order separately. (Ref: HX-ECOM-M)

 H2-ECOM-F Ethernet Communication Module, master/slave on an Ethernet fiber optic network at 10 Megabaud H2-ECOM-F H2-ECOM-F Ethernet Communication Module, master/slave on an Ethernet fiber optic network at 10 Megabaud

Cable not included. Supports IP/IPX protocols.

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Price (Ex VAT): 320.67 / 400.58
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Related products:
1. H0/H2/H4 Ethernet Communications module manual. Order separately. (Ref: HX-ECOM-M)

H0/H2/H4 Ethernet Communications module manual. Order separately. HX-ECOM-M H0/H2/H4 Ethernet Communications module manual. Order separately.

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Price (Ex VAT): 16.96 / 21.19
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Ethernet Communication Module Starter Kit H2-ECOM-START Ethernet Communication Module Starter Kit

Includes: H2-ECOM Ethernet 10Base-T module and manual, PCI Ethernet adapter card and 10 ft. cable, demo software on CD-ROM.

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Price (Ex VAT): 297.34 / 371.44
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Communications Accessories and Kits

 USB to RS232 (DB9) Adapter, 1.8m cable USB-RS232 USB to RS232 (DB9) Adapter, 1.8m cable
This quality USB to RS-232C serial adapter cable transparently connects serial devices to PC applications via a USB port. It is ideal for the user needing to connect to a serial port-based peripheral from a laptop PC with an available USB port, but no serial port.
The adapter driver creates a virtual serial port (using the next available COM number). Applications connect to the virtual COM port as if it were a standard serial port.

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Price (Ex VAT): 28.09 / 35.09
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ISOLATED RS232-RS422/485CONVERTER  WITH ANTEFA-ISOCONISOLATED RS232-RS422/485CONVERTER WITH ANTE
Universal, isolated RS-232C to RS-422/RS-485 converter. Switch selectable for ANTE (Automatic Network Transmitter Enable) or RTS/CTS handshaking, works with all DirectLOGIC PLC families and virtually any serial device. Isolation reduces network data problems caused by noisy environments. Powered directly from the 5V pins on most DirectLOGIC CPU ports, from a PLC base 24 VDC power supply, or from an external power supply. Cables and connectors to most COM ports (RJ12, 9-pin D-shell female, 25-pin D-shell male) provided. Integral DIN rail clamp or can be panel mounted. Manual included with product.
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Price (Ex VAT): 89.82 / 112.20
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 RS232 to RS422/485 Converter, RJ12 port powered F2-UNICON RS232 to RS422/485 Converter, RJ12 port powered
The F2-UNICON Universal Converter is very similar to the FA-UNICON in features and purpose, but it has been specifically designed to be used with the DL05, DL06, and D2-240 CPUs. Like the FA-UNICON, the F2-UNICON also converts RS232C signal levels to RS422 signal levels or RS422 signal levels into RS232C signal levels. Converts RJ12 RS232C port to a DB25 male RS422 port. powered directly from the 5 V pins on most DirectLOGIC CPU ports. Includes 1 ft. cable with two RJ12 6P6C plugs, and DIN rail mounting kit. Includes manual with product. NOTE: The F2-UNICON provides no signal isolation, so it is not recommended for noisy industrial environments.
NOTE: The converter does not require an external 17 source for operation when used on the D2-240 bottom port or DL05 port 2.

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Price (Ex VAT): 62.65 / 78.26
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Note: Manuals do not come with our products unless specified in the description. Download manual from our web site at no charge, or order manual separately.

Note: New option modules may not be supported by CPUs purchased prior to the modules release. You can refer to the module specification page on our Web site for this information or find it in our catalog. Be sure to check for the latest firmware for your PLC. Here is the direct link to the Firmware Upgrade section of our Web site where you can find the firmware revision histories, the latest files and tools required to download the firmware into your CPU.

Note: Power budget limitations restrict the number of modules allowed in the slots of DL205 bases. Please consult the power budgeting tables in your manual or catalogue for specific calculations. Calculate the power budget
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