The SEI-USB from US Digital is an interface module that connects the company's SEI compatible devices to a standard USB 1.1 / 2.0 port. It connects up to 15 addressable SEI devices using a single 6-wire telephone-type cable up to 1000 feet long. It uses two RS-485-like differential pairs, one for “busy” flow control, and the other for bi-directional serial data. The device will supply power from the USB port to a modest number of SEI devices on the bus (for example, five A2 encoders at a distance of 250 feet). It limits the power to the maximum design spec of the USB port. A red LED will be lit when additional power is required and the PS-12 power supply should then be used.
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