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September 1997

PRELIMINARY RELEASE
NEW PRODUCT

KD485-PROG
Modbus to EI-Bisynch Converter

The KD485-PROG allows any Eurotherm drive equipped with communications
capabilities to talk with a Modbus RTU master. This includes the 590, 584S,
605 and 620 VECTOR series controllers.

The KD485-PROG is an intelligent converter, into which a MODBUS RTU to EI-
Bisynch program driver has been loaded. This allows one or more EI-Bisynch
slaves to appear as a single MODBUS slave. The mapping between MODBUS
registers and drive parameters is achieved by the Master writing to MODBUS
registers within the converter.

A supplied disk contains a Windows™ tool to download the program and
configure the MODBUS address of the converter.

KD485 Standard Features:
• Din-rail mounting
• 7 VDC to 25 VDC powered
• Port 2 is fully isolated
• RS422/485 2/4-wire interface
• Fully programmable.

The KD485-PROG is available in three versions:

Port 1 Port 2
KD485-PROG RS232 RS485/422
KD485-PROG-422-422 RS485/422 RS485/422
KD485-PROG-232-232 RS232 RS232
Four different configurations are possible:

1. MODBUS RS485 to EI-Bisynch RS232

Modbus RTU
Master
RS485 2- or 4-wire

KD485 KD485 KD485 KD485

RS232 RS232 RS232 RS232

OP port P3 port P3 port P3 port Modbus
RTU
605 620 590 584S slave

2. MODBUS RS232 to EI-Bisynch RS485

Modbus RTU
Master

RS232

KD485
RS485 4-wire

P1 port* P1 port P1 port

620 590 584S

* The 620 will have a multi-drop RS485 (P1) port as standard on a planned future release.
3. MODBUS RS485 to EI-Bisynch RS485

Modbus RTU
Master

RS485 2-wire or 4-wire

KD485
RS485 4-wire

P1 port* P1 port P1 port

620 590 584S

4. MODBUS RS232 to EI-Bisynch RS232

Modbus RTU
Master

RS232

KD485

RS232

OP Port

605