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Data Sheet Fiber Optic Coupler 23OK24

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Fiber Optic Coupler 23OK24

The fiber optic coupler 23OK24 is intended
for use in the Remote Terminal Unit
RTU560. The module is used to transmit da-
ta via 2 independent optical links (receive
and transmit).
Optical fiber cables are not sensitive to in-
ductive and capacitive interferences, as well
for potential differences between the two da-
ta communication equipments.
Fiber optic cables will be used to bridge dis-
tances in critical environments, or if a poten-
tial isolation is required. The maximum dis-
tance can be up to 2600 m/ 1.6 miles.
The board can be used for signal conversion
of the received and transmitted data for the
following electrical interface standards:
RTU560 I/O-Bus
RS485 Bus
RS232 C
Hence it follows the following applications:
Substitution of the RTU560 electrical seri-
al peripheral bus between the subracks of
a station
Coupling of digital protection relays with
fiber optic interfaces according to
- With point to point connection
- In a multi-drop link connection
- In a bus link
Optical booster to extend a fiber optic link
Connection to any other unit with optical
The board 23OK24 occupies one slot in a
RTU560 rack. It couples itself via the backplane
direct with the RTU560 peripheral bus.

Figure 1: Principle block diagram

The board is available for 820 nm glass fiber optic
cable with bajonet lock socket type BFOC/2.5 ac-
cording to IEC 874-10
The fiber optic cable connection is done by the
four lock sockets on the front plate.
The maximum distance between two 23OK24 de-
pends on
the fiber optic cable type
the number of fiber slices

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The maximum transfer rate is only limited by
the transmission rate of the electrical inter-
face. Interface standard and output optical
power can be selected and configured by
The marking condition is defined to Light
ON or Light OFF.
Selectable time supervision (TSV) switches
the receiver off, if the receive signal is active
longer than 16 msec.
The electrical RTU560 peripheral bus can be
substituted by the 23OK24 board either be-
tween groups of subracks or as well com-
pletely. The real configuration can be
adapted very easy to the actual local facts.
The 23OK24 connects the subracks either in
a star-configuration or in a multipoint-T configura-
The 23OK24 board allows direct connecting the
digital protection relays either in a point-to-point
link, in a multidrop link or in a bus link.
One 23OK24 board can be used also as optical
amplifier without additional wiring.
Six light-emitting diodes on the front panel indi-
cate the following operation states:

Tx 1/2 Transmit data active
Rx 1/2 Receive data active
ST 1/2 Time supervision (TSV) occurred

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Technical Data
In addition to the RTU560 general data, the following applies:
Optical Interface
Fiber optic cable length with consideration of
a 3 dB reserve:

Fiber optic
cable type
50/125m -19,7 -24 1,3
*62,5/125m -15,9 5,1
*100/140m -10,4 10,6
200 m -5,4 15,6
Attenuation through two plugs included
* : Recommended cable types

Available fiber optic cable length
Fiber optic cable length with consideration of
a 3 dBm reserve, in dependence of the output
power and typical fiber optic cable attenua-

* : Recommended cable types

Fiber optic coupler
Emission wave
820 nm
Input optical power Min. 24,0 dBm
Max. 10,0 dBm
Transmission rate 1 Mbit/s max.
(max. rate of serial interface)
Marking condition adjustable
Electrical serial interfaces
RTU560 I/O and RS485 Bus
Signals TA / TB; RxA / RxB
Input Voltage -12 V bis + 15 V
Output voltage
(at 54 load)
5,0 V max.
1,5 V min.
Input impedance 12 k
Transmission rate 19,2 kBit/s
Ready to receive
after send
10 sek.
No optical echo Approx.. 10 sek.

Interface RS232C
Output Signals RxD / TxDT
Input Signals TxD
Input voltage 30 V max.
Output voltage 5 V min.
Input impedance 3000
Transmission rate 230 kBit/s

Plug at-
Cable at-
50 m 1,3 0,3 3,0 447
*62,5m 5,1 3,5 1469
*100 m 10,6 5,0 2128
200 m 15,6 1,8 6,0 2607
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Power Supply
Supply voltage 5 Volt: 260 mA max.
24 Volt: 4 mA

Mechanical Layout
PCB 3HE, Euro card format
(160 x 100)
Front plate 4R, 1 slot (20 mm)
Weight Approx. 0,2 kg

Transmitter Class 1 LED

Connection Type
Connector Indirect, 48-pole
Type F DIN 41612
Fiber Optic Cable Bajonet lock socket
Type BFOC/2,5 (IEC 874-10)

Environmental Conditions
Temperature 0 ... 70 C
Relative Humidity 5 ... 95 %
(non condensing)

Ordering Information
Front plate light beige
23OK24 R5001 1 KGT 011 800 R5001

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