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Mitsubishi FX series PLC programming cable. FX-USB-AW

Mitsubishi FX series USB PLC programming interface conversion cable.

USB/RS422 interface for Mitsubishi FX3U/FX2N/FX1N/FX0/FX0S/FX1S series PLC, 2.5 meters, with communication indicator, the largest communications range is up to 2Km.

Summary:
FX-USB-AW is the programming cable in which USB interface provided both the serial connection and RS422 signal conversion. Under the control of computer-driven driver, the programming cable makes it possible for the computer's USB interface to simulate the traditional serial (known as COM interface), thus various existing programming software such as communications software, monitoring software and other applications can be normally used. The working power supply of this cable is directly from the USB port, but not the PLC programming interface. The two-color LED on the converter box indicates data’s transceiving status.
FX-USB-AW is applicable to the FX3U series PLC which has the MD8F radio socket of Mitsubishi, such as FX3U/FX2N/FX1N/FX0/FX0N/FX0S/FX1S, and it can substitute the FX-232AW module. The largest communications distance is two kilometers.
Do choose the USB-SC09 programming cable, for A and all FX series Mitsubishi PLC (including the old products FX2/FX2C).
FX-USB-AW principle and figure structure:
FX-USB-AW programming cable simulate USB port as traditional serial port(usually COM3), which enables existing programming software(GX Developer) to communicate through simulated traditional port and PLC devices.
Features and technological index:
- Support FX-USB-AW operating system: Windows2000/XP (WinNT4/95/98/Me/DOS not included )
- Support FX-USB-AW programming software version: FXGP / WIN V1.0, GPP V4.0, GX Developer V7.0 and above.
- Fully compatible with USB V1.1 norms and USB CDC V1.1
- USB-bus powered, with current consumption of 50 mA
- Baud rate: 300 bps ~ 1Mbps automatically adapt to the standard baud rate
- Support UART data format: data bits: 7-8; stop bit: 1, 2; check-bit: odd / even / no parity
- Support long-distance communications, the largest communications is two kilometers (9600 bps)
- Each PC only supports one USB cable programming
- Working temperature: -20 ~ +75C
- Cable length: 2.5m; Color: black
System requirement
Please make sure your PC is IBM PC compatible and has the following system requirements before using the USB programming cable.
- Intel is compatible with 586DX4-100MHz CPU or higher
- A standard USB port (4-pin A plug)
- Operating system is Windows2000 or Windows XP


Setting of GX Developer
After completing Driver installation, the corresponding COM port for the FX-USB-AW programming cable will be displayed in the “Device Manager” ofWindow.
The next step is just to choose this COM port in the programming software and other application software and keep other communication parameters as in the Default settings.
And the following steps are exactly thesame as the traditional programming cables with RS232 interfaces.Note: DB25M plugs and MD8M plugs of the RS422 interface can not be usedat the same time.
Open the main windows form (GX Developer), choose “Online” menu then click “Transfer Setup” and will appear “Transfer Setup” window.
Click “Serial” button of the PC side I/F, and choice the COM X interface as it inthe Device Manager.

About Long Distance Communication


For FX-USB-AW, The largest communication distance is up to two kilometers (9600 bps). The user must follow the self-made plan to extend cable. Transmission Line should be 0.22mm or more, twisted pair wire. When the distance is over 2,000 m,RS422 repeater could be installed to extend the distance.
Please Note: USB interface cable cannot be extended.

Due to internal resistance have been installed in FX-USB-AW and the PLC, no external terminal resistance is needed.
Usage:
USB device drivers should be installed before using FX-USB-AW programming cable, which are available on the CD-ROM sold together with the cable. And for the specific installation steps, please refer to the instruction files on the CD-ROM drivers, and details are not necessarily listed here.
After completing Driver installation, the corresponding COM port for the FX-USB-AW programming cable will be displayed in the “Device Manager” of Window. The step next is just to choose this COM port in the programming software and other application software and keep other communication parameters as in the Default settings. And the following steps are exactly the same as in the traditional programming cables with RS232 interfaces.
Long-distance communications:
the largest communications range between the FX-USB-AW programming cable and the PLC is up to two kilometers (9600 bps). The user must follow the self-made plans to extend cable. Transmission Line should be 0.22mm, 2 or more, twisted pair wire. When the distance is over 2000m , RS422 repeater could be installed to extend the distance.
Please Note: USB interface cable cannot be extended.