Adaptive® Cables, Adapters, and Interfaces - Alpha

Adaptive®
Cables, Adapters, and Interfaces
Revision date: 8/15/2001
9708-8846
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NOTE: Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change
without notice.
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems
7840 North 86th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA
414-357-2020
414-357-2029 (fax)
http://www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus,
AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker, Automode, BetaBrite,
BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive trade dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
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Sign Connector Pinouts
●
●
●
Solar™
●
PPD
●
Director™
●
Big Dot®
●
BetaBrite®
Alpha® 200, 300, 4000 and 7000 series
Pinouts:
1 = no connect
2 = RS485 (+)
3 = no connect
4 = no connect
5 = RS485 (-)
6 = no connect
AlphaVision (FM)
Pinout
AlphaVision™ 3.2" (CM)
Connection
AlphaVision™ 2.1" (CM)
Sign type
(CM = Character Matrix, FM = Full Matrix)
RJ12 (female)
1
6
RS485
This connector is
inside the sign.
●
RS485 (-)
RS485 (+)
SHIELD
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Sign Connector Pinouts
Pinouts:
1 = GND
2 = no connect
3 = RXD
4 = TXD (TTL)
5 = no connect
6 = +5V (200 mA max)
Solar™
PPD
Director™
Big Dot®
BetaBrite®
Alpha® 200, 300, 4000 and 7000 series
AlphaVision (FM)
Pinout
AlphaVision™ 3.2" (CM)
Connection
AlphaVision™ 2.1" (CM)
Sign type
(CM = Character Matrix, FM = Full Matrix)
RJ12 (female)
1
6
●
RS232
This connector is
inside the sign.
●
Fused ISO +5V
TXD
RXD
RS232 GND
RS232/
RS485/TTL
Pinouts:
1 = GND
2 = RS485 (+)
3 = RXD
4 = TXD
5 = RS485 (-)
6 = +5V (200 mA max)
RJ12 (female)
1
6
●
4
●
●
●
●
●
●
Part number: 1036-9010
Description
25-foot RS232 cable:
Right plug
DB9 (female)
Left jack
RJ12 (male)
Typical use
Used as part of an RS232 connection between a computer with a DB9 (9-pin) COM port
and a sign so that messages can be sent to the sign from the computer:
Alpha® or Betabrite® sign
To sign’s
RS232
jack.
6-connector RS232
data cable
(pn 1036-9010)
To
RS232
COM
port
Computer running sign
messaging software like
AlphaNet plus™ for
Windows®.
This cable takes the place of:
pn 1088-8625 and pn 1088-9108.
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1036-9010
Pinouts
DB9
(female)
RJ12
(male)
6
1
5 4 3 2 1
9 8 7 6
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
Signal GND
not connected
RXD
TXD
not connected
not connected
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
Signal GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
not connected
RJ12
(male)
RXD PIN 3
TXD PIN 4
GND PIN 1
DB9
(female)
Green
Red
Blue
6
PIN 3
PIN 2
PIN 7
PIN 8
PIN 5
PIN 6
PIN 1
PIN 4
TXD
RXD
RTS
CTS
GND
DSR
DCD
DTR
Part number: 1088-1111
Description
RS232-to-RS485 Converter Box III:
RS485 pinout
RS232 pinout
1 23 456
A
5 43 21
B
C
D
9 87 6
1 = DCD
2 = RXD
3 = TXD
4 = DTR
5 = Signal GND
6 = DSR
7 = RTS
8 = CTS
9 = not connected
1 = not connected
2 = RS485(+)
3 = SHIELD
4 = not connected
5 = RS485(-)
6 = not connected
H
G
Item
F
Name
E
Description
A
RS232 TXD indicator
When lit, indicates that the unit is transmitting data through the RS232 plug and
receiving data though one of the RS485 connections.
B
RS232 TXD indicator
When lit, indicates that the unit is receiving data through the RS232 plug and
transmitting data though one of the RS485 connections.
C
POWER indicator
When lit, indicates that the unit has power.
D
RS485 jack
Connects a single Alpha® sign to the unit. For multiple sign networking, use the RS485
connector block.
E
termination selector
Set to Terminated or Unterminated depending on how signs are networked.
F
RS485 connector block
Connects multiple Alpha® signs to a network.
G
RS232 plug
Connects to a computer’s COM (RS232) port.
H
power plug
Supplies 9 VAC to the unit.
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-1111
Typical use
Used to connect a computer to a Converter Box III as part of an RS485 network:
to next sign
B
Alpha® sign
C
E
D
Alpha® sign
F
A
Item
Part number
A
1088-1111
Converter Box III
1088-8624
8-foot RS485 cable
1086-8636
1-foot RS485 cable
4331-0602
Modular Network Adapter
1088-8002
RS485 wire, 22AWG, 1000-foot spool
7122-0283
RS485 wire, 22AWG, in 100-foot lengths
B
C
D
7122-0284
E
-
F
1088-8634
Description
RS485 wire, 22AWG, rated for outdoor use at -20° to 150°C
Computer running sign messaging software like AlphaNet plus™ for Windows®
10-foot computer-to-Converter Box Type A9 RS232 cable
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Part number: 1088-8621
Description
3-foot 6-conductor cable:
Left jack
RJ12 (male)
Right jack
RJ12 (male)
Typical use
Used to connect an IR Message Loader to an Alpha® sign or to a computer:
IR Message Loader to Alpha® sign:
C
A
DATA VALID
DATA
1 2 3
MEMORY LOCATION
BAT.LOW
MESSAGE
LOADER
B
TRANSMIT
to
RS485
jack on
sign
Signs that have internal RS232/RS485
switches (or jumpers) must be set to
RS485.
IR Message Loader to computer:
A
DATA VALID
DATA
1 2 3
MEMORY LOCATION
BAT.LOW
MESSAGE
LOADER
D
B
E
TRANSMIT
to COM
(RS232)
port
Item
Part number
Description
A
1071-1113
IR Message Loader
B
1088-8621
3-foot RS485 data cable
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8621
C
-
Alpha® sign
D
1088-9108
E
-
RJ11-to-DB9 connector
Computer running AlphaNet plus™ for Windows® software
Pinouts
RJ12
(male)
RJ12
(male)
6
6
1
RJ12
(to IR Message Loader)
GND
RS485(+)
RXD
TXD
RS485(-)
+5V
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
1
RJ12
(to Alpha® sign or computer)
White
Black
Red
Green
Yellow
Blue
10
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
GND
RS485(+)
RXD
TXD
RS485(-)
+5V
Part number: 1088-8624
Description
8-foot RS485 cable:
Left side
RJ11 (male)
Right side
RJ11 (male)
Typical use
Used to connect an Alpha® sign to Modular Network Adapter as part of an RS485
network:
to next sign
E
B
Alpha® sign
C
D
Alpha® sign
F
A
Item
Part number
A
1088-1111
Description
Converter Box III
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8624
B
C
D
1088-8624
8-foot RS485 cable
1086-8636
1-foot RS485 cable
4331-0602
Modular Network Adapter
1088-8002
RS485 wire, 22AWG, 1000-foot spool
7122-0283
RS485 wire, 22AWG, in 100-foot lengths
7122-0284
E
-
F
1088-8634
RS485 wire, 22AWG, rated for outdoor use at -20° to 150°C
Computer running sign messaging software like AlphaNet plus™ for Windows®
10-foot computer-to-Converter Box Type A9 RS232 cable
Pinouts
RJ11
(male)
4
RJ11
(male)
1
RJ11
(to sign)
RS485(+) PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
RS485(-) PIN 4
4
1
RJ11
(to Modular Network Adapter)
Black*
Red*
Green*
Yellow*
PIN 1 RS485(+)
PIN 2 SHIELD
PIN 3
PIN 4 RS485(-)
*These are also the wire colors in the Modular Network Adapter.
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Part number: 1088-8625
Description
25-foot RS232 cable:
Left jack
RJ12 (male)
Right jack
RJ12 (male)
Typical use
Used as part of an RS232 connection between a computer with a DB25 (25-pin) or DB9 (9pin) COM port and a sign so that messages can be sent to the sign from the computer:
Alpha® or Betabrite® sign
To sign’s
RS232
jack.
6-connector RS232
data cable
(pn 1088-8625 or
1088-8627)
To
RJ12-to-DB9
RS232
connector
(pn 1088-9108) COM
port
or
RJ12-to-DB25
connector
(pn 4370-0001C)
Computer running sign
messaging software like
AlphaNet plus™ for
Windows®.
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8625
Pinouts
RJ12
(male)
RJ12
(male)
6
6
1
RJ12
(from sign)
GND
RS485(+)*
RXD
TXD
RS485(-)*
+5V
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
1
RJ12
(to computer)
Blue
Yellow
Green
Red
Black
White
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
* Not available on BetaBrite® sign
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GND
RS485(+)*
RXD
TXD
RS485(-)*
+5V
Part number: 1088-8626
Description
8-foot RS485 back-to-back cable:
Left jack
RJ11 (male)
Right jack
RJ11 (male)
Typical use
Used to connect two Alpha® signs together into a RS485 network:
Alpha® 4000/7000 signs:
(RS485 jacks on sign’s back)
AlphaPremiere™ 9000 signs:
(RS485 jacks on sign’s side)
RS-485 OUT
OR
RS-485 IN
Alpha® sign
WARNING-NOT A
TELEPHONE
CONNECTION.
RS232/Aux
RS485
RS-485 IN
OR
RS-232 IN
RS-485 OUT
OR
RS-485 IN
Alpha® sign
WARNING-NOT A
TELEPHONE
CONNECTION.
RS232/Aux
RS485
RS-485 IN
OR
RS-232 IN
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8626
Pinouts
RJ11
(male)
RJ11
(male)
4
1
4
RJ11
RS485(+) PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
RS485(-) PIN 4
1
RJ11
Black
Red
Green
Yellow
16
PIN 1 RS485(+)
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4 RS485(-)
Part number: 1088-8627
Description
50-foot RS232 cable:
Left jack
RJ12 (male)
Right jack
RJ12 (male)
Typical use
Used as part of an RS232 connection between a computer with a DB25 (25-pin) or DB9 (9pin) COM port and a sign so that messages can be sent to the sign from the computer:
Alpha® or Betabrite® sign
To sign’s
RS232
jack.
6-connector RS232
data cable
(pn 1088-8625 or
1088-8627)
To
RJ12-to-DB9
RS232
connector
(pn 1088-9108) COM
port
or
RJ12-to-DB25
connector
(pn 4370-0001C)
Computer running sign
messaging software like
AlphaNet plus™ for
Windows®.
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8627
Pinouts
RJ12
(male)
RJ12
(male)
6
6
1
RJ12
(from sign)
GND
RS485(+)*
RXD
TXD
RS485(-)*
+5V
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
1
RJ12
(to computer)
Blue
Yellow
Green
Red
Black
White
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
* Not available on BetaBrite® sign
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GND
RS485(+)*
RXD
TXD
RS485(-)*
+5V
Part number: 1088-8628
Description
3-foot BetaBrite® sign-to-IR Message Loader cable:
Left jack
RJ12 (male)
Right jack
RJ12 (male)
Typical use
Used to connect an IR Message Loader to a BetaBrite® sign:
A
DATA VALID
DATA
1 2 3
MEMORY LOCATION
BAT.LOW
MESSAGE
LOADER
C
B
TRANSMIT
to
RS232
jack on
sign
Item
Part number
Description
A
1071-1113
IR Message Loader
B
1088-8628
3-foot BetaBrite® sign-to-IR Message Loader cable
C
-
BetaBrite® sign
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8628
Pinouts
RJ12
(male)
RJ12
(male)
6
6
1
RJ12
(to IR Message Loader)
GND
RS485(+)*
RXD
TXD
RS485(-)*
+5V
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
1
RJ12
(to BetaBrite® sign)
Blue
Yellow
Green
Red
Black
White
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 4
PIN 3
PIN 5
PIN 6
* Not used by BetaBrite® sign
20
GND
RS485(+)*
TXD
RXD
RS485(-)*
+5V
Part number: 1088-8634
Description
10-foot computer-to-Converter Box III Type A9 RS232 cable:
Left side
DB9 (male)
Right side
DB9 (female)
Typical use
Used to connect a computer to a Converter Box III as part of a RS485 network:
to next sign
B
Alpha® sign
C
E
D
Alpha® sign
F
A
Item
Part number
A
1088-1111
Description
Converter Box III
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8634
B
C
D
1088-8624
8-foot RS485 cable
1086-8636
1-foot RS485 cable
4331-0602
Modular Network Adapter
1088-8002
RS485 wire, 22AWG, 1000-foot spool
7122-0283
RS485 wire, 22AWG, in 100-foot lengths
7122-0284
E
-
F
1088-8634
RS485 wire, 22AWG, rated for outdoor use at -20° to 150°C
Computer running sign messaging software like AlphaNet plus™ for Windows®
10-foot computer-to-Converter Box Type A9 RS232 cable
Pinouts
DB9
(male)
DB9
(female)
1 2 3 4 5
5 4 3 2 1
6 7 8 9
9 8 7 6
DB9
(male - to Converter Box III)
DB9
(female - to computer)
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
PIN 7
PIN 8
PIN 9
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
PIN 7
PIN 8
PIN 9
22
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Part number: 1088-8635
Description
10-foot modem-to-Converter Box III Type B9 RS232 cable:
Left side
DB9 (male)
Right side
DB25 (male)
Typical use
Used to connect an Alpha® sign to Modular Network Adapter as part of an RS485
network:
To next sign
F
G
H
A
To a COM
(RS232) port
B
C
Item
Part number
A
-
D
E
Description
Computer running sign messaging software like AlphaNet plus™ for Windows®
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-8635
B
-
Transmitting modem
Receiving modem
C
-
D
1088-8635
10-foot modem-to-Converter Box II Type B9 RS232 cable
E
1088-111
Converter Box III
F
4331-0602
Modular Network Adapter
1088-8624
8-foot RS485 cable
1086-8636
1-foot RS485 cable
G
H
-
Alpha® sign
Pinouts
DB9
(male)
DB25
(male)
1 2 3 4 5
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
6 7 8 9
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
DB9
(male - to Converter Box III)
DB25
(male - to modem)
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
PIN 7
PIN 8
PIN 9
PIN 8
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 20
PIN 7
not connected
not connected
not connected
not connected
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DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
Part number: 1088-8636
Description
1-foot RS485 cable:
Left side
RJ11 (male)
Right side
RJ11 (male)
Typical use
Used to connect an Alpha® sign to Modular Network Adapter as part of an RS485
network:
to next sign
B
Alpha® sign
C
E
D
Alpha® sign
F
A
Item
Part number
A
1088-1111
Description
Converter Box III
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
25
Part Number: 1088-8636
B
C
D
1088-8624
8-foot RS485 cable
1086-8636
1-foot RS485 cable
4331-0602
Modular Network Adapter
1088-8002
RS485 wire, 22AWG, 1000-foot spool
7122-0283
RS485 wire, 22AWG, in 100-foot lengths
7122-0284
E
-
F
1088-8634
RS485 wire, 22AWG, rated for outdoor use at -20° to 150°C
Computer running sign messaging software like AlphaNet plus™ for Windows®
10-foot computer-to-Converter Box Type A9 RS232 cable
Pinouts
RJ11
(male)
4
RJ11
(male)
1
RJ11
(to sign)
RS485(+) PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
RS485(-) PIN 4
4
1
RJ11
(to Modular Network Adapter)
Black*
Red*
Green*
Yellow*
PIN 1 RS485(+)
PIN 2 SHIELD
PIN 3
PIN 4 RS485(-)
*These are also the wire colors in Modular Network Adapter.
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Part number: 1088-9107
Description
EOL (End-Of-Line) terminator:
RJ12 jack (male)
Typical use
Connected to the RS232 (or TTL) plug of the last Alpha® sign on an RS485 network:
A
Alpha® sign
B
C
G
E
Alpha® sign
F
D
Item
A
Part number
Description
1088-9107
EOL (End-Of-Line) terminator
1088-8624
8-foot RS485 cable
1086-8636
1-foot RS485 cable
C
4331-0602
Modular Network Adapter
D
1088-1111
Converter Box III
B
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The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-9107
1088-8002
RS485 wire, 22AWG, 1000-foot spool
7122-0283
RS485 wire, 22AWG, in 100-foot lengths
7122-0284
RS485 wire, 22AWG, rated for outdoor use at -20° to 150°C
F
1088-8634
10-foot computer-to-Converter Box Type A9 RS232 cable
G
-
E
Computer running sign messaging software like AlphaNet plus™ for Windows®
Pinouts
RJ12
(male)
6
1
RJ12
PCB
Blue
Yellow
Green
Red
Black
White
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
PIN 6
PIN 5
PIN 4
PIN 3
PIN 2
PIN 1
PCB
PIN 6 (5V)
R3 = 680 ohms
PIN 2 (RS485+)
R1 = 120 ohms
PIN 5 (RS485-)
R2 = 680 ohms
PIN 1 (GND)
PINS 3, 4 (not connected)
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Part number: 1088-9108
Description
RJ12-to-DB9 connector:
Left side
RJ12 (female)
Top
Right side
DB9 (female)
Typical use
Used as part of an RS232 connection between a computer with a DB9 (9-pin) COM port
and a sign so that messages can be sent to the sign from the computer:
Alpha® or Betabrite® sign
To sign’s
RS232
jack.
To
6-connector RS232
RJ12-to-DB9
RS232
data cable
connector
(pn 1088-8625 or (pn 1088-9108) COM
port
1088-8627)
Computer running sign
messaging software like
AlphaNet plus™ for
Windows®.
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 1088-9108
Pinouts
RJ12
(female)
1
DB9
(female)
6
5 4 3 2 1
9 8 7 6
RJ12
(female)
DB9
(female)
PIN 3
PIN 2
PIN 7
PIN 8
PIN 5
PIN 6
PIN 1
PIN 4
RXD PIN 3
TXD PIN 4
GND PIN 1
30
TXD
RXD
RTS
CTS
GND
DSR
DCD
DTR
Part number: 4331-0602
Description
Modular Network Adapter:
Right side
Left side
RJ11 (female)
Typical use
Used to connect a computer to a Converter Box III as part of a RS485 network:
to next sign
B
Alpha® sign
C
E
D
Alpha® sign
F
A
Item
Part number
A
1088-1111
Description
Converter Box III
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 4331-0602
B
C
D
1088-8624
8-foot RS485 cable
1086-8636
1-foot RS485 cable
4331-0602
Modular Network Adapter
1088-8002
RS485 wire, 22AWG, 1000-foot spool
7122-0283
RS485 wire, 22AWG, in 100-foot lengths
7122-0284
E
-
F
1088-8634
RS485 wire, 22AWG, rated for outdoor use at -20° to 150°C
Computer running sign messaging software like AlphaNet plus™ for Windows®
10-foot computer-to-Converter Box Type A9 RS232 cable
Pinouts
RJ11
(female)
1
4
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
RS485 +
SHIELD
not connected (Green terminal)
RS485 –
(Black terminal) RS485 +
RS485 – (Yellow terminal)
(Red terminal) SHIELD
NOTE:
Green
If a Modular Network Adapter is connected to an Alpha®
Personal Priority Display sign, then connect the two SHIELD
wires together from each RS485 cable. However, do NOT
connect the connected SHIELD wires to the Red terminal
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Part number: 4331-0603
Description
RS232 cable connector:
Left jack
RJ12 (female)
Top
Right jack
RJ12 (female)
Typical use
Used as part of an RS232 sign network to connect two lengths of 25-foot RS232 cable:
This distance should NOT exceed 50 feet.
Alpha® or Betabrite® sign
RS232
25-foot RS232
To
Computer running
To
25-foot RS232 RJ12-to-DB9
cable
data cable
sign’s
RS232 sign messaging
data cable
connector
RS232 (pn 1088-8625) connector (pn 1088-8625) (pn 1088software like
COM
(pn 4331jack.
port AlphaNet plus™ for
9108)
0603)
Windows®.
or
RJ12-to-DB25
connector
(pn 43700001C)
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 4331-0603
Pinouts
RJ12
(female)
1
6
RJ12
(female)
RJ12
(female)
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
PIN 1
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 6
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Part number: 4370-0001C
Description
RJ12-to-DB25 connector:
Left side
RJ12 (female)
Top
Right side
DB25 (female)
Typical use
Used as part of an RS232 connection between a computer with a DB25 (25-pin) COM
port and a sign so that messages can be sent to the sign from the computer:
Alpha® or Betabrite® sign
To sign’s
RS232
jack.
To
6-connector RS232 RJ12-to-DB25
RS232
data cable
connector
(pn 1088-8625 or (pn 4370-0001C) COM
port
1088-8627)
Computer running sign
messaging software like
AlphaNet plus™ for
Windows®.
© Copyright 2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems • 7840 North 86th Street • Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA • 414-357-2020 • 414-357-2029 (fax) • www.adaptivedisplays.com
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker,
Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive Trade Dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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Part Number: 4370-0001C
Pinouts
RJ12
(female)
1
DB25
(female)
6
13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14
RJ12
(female)
DB25
(female)
PIN 2
PIN 3
PIN 4
PIN 5
PIN 7
PIN 6
PIN 8
PIN 20
RXD PIN 3
TXD PIN 4
GND PIN 1
36
TXD
RXD
RTS
CTS
GND
DSR
DCD
DTR