D4-DCM is a serial data communication module developed by Automation Direct, Facts Engineering, and Koyo. A member of the DirectLogic 405 series, this module is developed to interface with programmable logic controllers from the same series. This module provides users additional general purpose communication interface ports. Accepted inputs include personal computers and operator interfaces as well as DirectNET and Modbus network interfaces. Any device that is accepted by a DL405 PLC can be connected through this module.
Dual communications ports are integrated into the module. Both ports support RS232/422 connections as well as DirectNET, SIMATIC TI405, and Modbus RTU protocols. Baud rates for the port are user selectable, capable of ranging between 300 and 38.4K baud. Programming is not required by the module, with all parameters selectable on the device. DIP switches on the module are used for protocol and communications set up, including baud rates.
Following all provided installation and storage guidelines maintains the integrity of the module. D4-DCM is a temperature sensitive device, requiring a climate controlled environment. When operating, ambient temperatures of the facility can safely range from 32℉ to 140℉, or 0℃ to 60℃. Storage temperatures should also be taken into consideration if the device is not in use. Temperatures can safely fall as low as -4℉, or -20℃, and raise as high as 158℉, or 70℃ when not in use. A complete installation and wiring guide is available in both the user manual and device datasheet. Technical support for this module was originally provided by the manufacturers, Automation Direct and Koyo.
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