Communications Card Provides Four Protocols and Includes Ethernet-IP and Modbus TCP
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:40am
Eaton Corporation’s C441 Ethernet Series of communications cards allow users to select from Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, HTTP web services and Modbus RTU communication protocols in a single card, providing flexible communication options to configure, control and monitor systems. This offering is compatible with Eaton C440, XTOE and C441 electronic motor protection relays, S611 soft starters, and can be used as stand-alone input/output (IO). Integral web services provide a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) to make it easier to recognize potential problems. Using a laptop or smart device, customers can drill down to a given load by simply entering an IP address into their web browser. With four levels of access, the cards ensure only those with credentials have access to critical or sensitive functions. Problems can be addressed in real time with intelligent monitoring readouts from starters and onboard available four digital inputs (120 VAC or 24 VDC) and two discrete relay outputs. With a dual port switch, the Ethernet card allows for easy daisy chaining and reliable ring configurations.