Selecting a Serial Protocol Converter, Repeater, or Isolator

Serial Converter, Repeater, Isolator Selection Guide

There are a number of factors that contribute to the selection of the correct serial converter, repeater or isolator for your application. Light Industrial products are typically smaller and designed to attach directly to cables. They are usually not mounted. Sometimes, they are integrated into the cable itself. For the most part, they have a lower temperature rating and are not constructed as ruggedly as their heavy duty counterparts. Heavy-Duty Versions are designed to mount in a cabinet or directly to a panel. They have advanced EMC specifications to withstand electrical transients and frequently employ 2 kV or more isolation.

Selection tables and questions to help narrow the product selection process.