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Red Lion Profibus DP Communications Card

Red Lion Profibus DP Communications Card
Red Lion PAXCDC50 Profibus DP Communications Card

Price: $281.00
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MFG: Red Lion
Weight (lbs): 0.2

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Product Code: PAXCDC50


The Red Lion PAXCDC50 is a Profibus DP communications option card. It is to be used only with the PAX series of Red Lion panel meters. Features Cyclic I/O Data Transmission (up to 84 bytes in/out), with baud rates of 9.6K to 12MB and auto baud rate detection. Using this option card gives the PAX panel meter direct access to a Profibus DP network. A Profibus master device can then take control of the panel meter. The card also features 3 LED indicators to show the status of data exchange, SPC3 watchdog, and DP state machine.


  • Fieldbus Type- PROFIBUS-DP per standard EN 50170, implemented
    with Siemens SPC3 ASIC
  • Bus Interface- Isolated RS485 through 9-Pin D-Sub connector
    Working Voltage: 50 V. Not Isolated from all other commons.
  • Network Isolation- 500 Vrms for 1 minute between PROFIBUS-DP
    network and PAX Sensor & User Input commons. Not isolated from other
    PAX option card commons.
  • Power- Powered internally from the panel meter's power supply
  • Output Power- +5 VDC @ 90 mA max. available on the D-Sub
    connector pins 5 (GND) and 6 (+5 V)
  • Baud Rates- 9.6K to 12MB, auto baud rate detection
  • Station Address- 0 to 125
  • Supported Functions-
    FREEZE Mode: Supported
    SYNC Mode: Supported
    FAIL SAFE Mode: Not Supported
  • Installation Requirements- Installed Depth: 4.88" (124 mm) from the rear of the PAX bezel
    Additional Height: 0.35" (9 mm) above the PAX case surface

Red Lion PAX CDC Profibus Option Card User Manual

Red Lion Profibus DP Option Card PAXCDC50

Additional Product Information

Connection to the network is done through the option card's 9 pin D-Sub. The card is mounted in the panel meter through a slotted rear cover. High speed optocouplers keep the electronics separated from the Profibus network. Rotary switches set up the station address.