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INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL

FDX50M2, FDX51M2

RS232/422 point-to-point data transceiver

The ComNet FDX50M2 and FDX51M2 data transceivers are interchangeable


by application and provide point-to-point transmission of simplex or duplex EIA
RS232/RS422 data signals over two multimode optical fibers. The transceivers are
transparent to data encoding allowing for broad-range compatibility.
Each transceiver incorporates a bi-color (Red/Green) indicating LED for monitoring
proper system operation. See Figure 6 on Page 4 for LED Indicator explanations.
The FDX50M2 has a small footprint and is designed for surface mounting. The
FDX51M2 may be directly plugged into the ComNet Rack (Part C1) or can operate as
a standalone module, or may be DIN-rail mounted by the addition of ComNet model
DINBKT1 adaptor plate. See Figure A on Page 5 for mounting instructions.
See Figures 1 6 for complete installation details.

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INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL

FDX50M2, FDX51M2

FIGURE 1 FDX51M2 COMFIT TRANSCEIVER

51M2
BER
32/422
A LINK

OPTICAL OUT

MULTIMODE
OPTICAL FIBER

OPTICAL IN

DATA

SMIT
TA

232

EIVE
TA

422

GND
+ OUT
- OUT
- IN
+ IN
OUT
IN
PWR
GND
+Vin

BLACK
BLACK WITH WHITE STRIPE/RED
Power Supply:
Surface Mount: 815 VDC @ 70mA
Rack Mount: From Rack
NOTE: Remove Electrical
Connector for Rack Mount Units

FIGURE 2 FDX51M2 TRANSCEIVER

OPTICAL OUT

OPTICAL OUT

OPTICAL IN

OPTICAL IN

DATA

TRANSMIT
DATA

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422

DATA

232

RECEIVE
DATA

GND
+ OUT
- OUT
- IN
+ IN
OUT
IN

GND
+ OUT
- OUT
- IN
+ IN
OUT
IN

PWR

422

FDX51M2
2 FIBER
RS232/422
DATA LINK

REAR PANEL

232

FRONT PANEL

PWR

GND

GND

+Vin

+Vin

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FDX50M2, FDX51M2

FIGURE 3 FDX50M2 SURFACE MOUNT TRANSCEIVER

OPTICAL
IN

MULTIMODE
OPTICAL FIBER

FDX50M2
2 FIBER
RS232/422
DATA LINK

GND
+ RS422 OUT
- RS422 OUT
- RS422 IN
+ RS422 IN
RS232 OUT
RS232 IN

TM

OPTICAL
OUT

7
6
5
4
3
2
1

RECEIVE
DATA
TRANSMIT
DATA

GND

+9V

BLACK
BLACK WITH WHITE STRIPE/RED
Power Supply:
Surface Mount: 815 VDC @ 70mA

FIGURE 4 FDX50M2 TRANSCEIVER


FRONT PANEL

K
TM

GND
+ RS422 OUT
- RS422 OUT
- RS422 IN
+ RS422 IN
RS232 OUT
RS232 IN

REAR PANEL

7
6
5
4
3
2
1

OPTICAL
IN

FDX50M2
2 FIBER
RS232/422
DATA LINK
TM

OPTICAL
OUT

GND
+ RS422 OUT
- RS422 OUT
- RS422 IN
+ RS422 IN
RS232 OUT
RS232 IN

7
6
5
4
3
2
1

RECEIVE
DATA
GND

+9V

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TRANSMIT
DATA

GND

+9V

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OPTICAL IN

FDX50M2, FDX51M2

FIGURE 5 DATA SETTINGS


FDX51M2 COMFIT TRANSCEIVER

DATA

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GND
RS422 OUT
RS232
RS422 IN
OUT

232

422

GND
+ OUT
- OUT
- IN
+ IN
OUT
IN

IN

PWR
FDX50M2 SURFACE MOUNT TRANSCEIVER

GND

Connection Labels on Cover

+Vin

GND
GND 7
6
OUT
22 OUT+ RS422
5
OUT
22 OUT - RS422
M
S422 IN -4RS422 IN
S422 IN +3RS422 IN
2
OUT
32 OUT RS232
S232 IN 1RS232 IN

7
6
5
4
3
2
1

GND

GND

+9V

+9V

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}

GND
RS422 OUT
RS232
RS422 IN
OUT
IN

FIGURE 6 LED INDICATORS


RECEIVE DATA

TRANSMIT DATA

GREEN

Activity

Activity

RED

No Activity

No Activity

OFF

Unit Not Powered Up

Unit Not Powered Up

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MECHANICAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS


Installation Considerations
The FDX51M2 fiber-optic link is supplied as a Standalone/Rack module.
The FDX50M2 fiber-optic link is supplied as a Standalone module.
Units should be installed in dry locations protected from extremes of
temperature and humidity.

Figure A

Dimensions are for a standard ComNet one slot module


.156 [3.96 mm]

C1-US, C1-EU, C1-AU or C1-CH Card Cage Racks


CAUTION: Although the units are hot-swappable and may be installed
without turning power off to the rack, ComNet recommends that the
power supply be turned off and that the rack power supply is disconnected
from any power source. Note: Remove electrical connector before
installing in card cage rack.
1. Make sure that the card is oriented right side up, and slide it into the
card guides in the rack until the edge connector at the back of the card
seats in the corresponding slot in the racks connector panel. Seating
may require thumb pressure on the top and bottom of the cards front
panel.

.313 [7.95 mm]

CAUTION: Take care not to press on any of the LEDs.


2. Tighten the two thumb screws on the card until the front panel of the
card is seated against the front of the rack.
WARNING: Unit is to be used with a Listed Class 2 or LPS power supply.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS:
A) Elevated Operating Ambient - If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack
assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may
be greater than room ambient. Therefore, consideration should be given to
installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum
ambient temperature (Tma) specified by the manufacturer.

Figure B

Dimensions are for a standard ComNet small size module

B) Reduced Air Flow - Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such


that the amount of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not
compromised.

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