Alicat Scientific offers many cable types and lengths to connect your mass flow meter, pressure gauge or controller to a computer or programmable logic controller (PLC). Most cables are available in both single-ended and double-ended variations. Custom cable lengths are available for all single-ended cables.
If you don’t see what you need on this page, call 520-290-6060 or email us to speak with a sales engineer about a custom cabling solution. We will do all we can to get you connected!
DC Series 8-Pin Mini-DIN Cables
Single-Ended Part Numbers: DC-61, DC-251, DC-501, DC-751, DC-1001, DC-6RT
Double-Ended Part Numbers: DC-62, DC-252, DC-502
DC Series 8-pin mini-DIN cables come in single-ended and double-ended variations. All end connectors are male. Double-ended DC Series cables are perfect for connecting your meter or controller to our BB9 multi-drop breakout box. Single-ended cables come with wire colors labeled for our standard 8-pin mini-DIN pinout and are available in custom lengths.
The DC-6RT has a right-angle connector for use in tight spaces. This cable is only available in the 6-foot length (1.8m).
DC Series Wire Colors:
- Black – primary 4-20 mA current analog output
- Brown – secondary analog output (if used, DC only)
- Red – RS-232 digital serial input
- Orange – setpoint input or remote tare (via grounding)
- Yellow – RS-232 digital serial output
- Green – primary 0-5, 1-5 or 0-10 volt DC analog output
- Blue – DC power input
- Purple/White – ground
|DC Series Cables||Length: 6 ft (1.8m)||Length: 25 ft (7.6m)||Length: 50 ft (15.2m)||Length: 75 ft (22.9m)||Length: 100 ft (30.5 m)|
IC Series 6-Pin Locking Industrial DIN Cables
Single-Ended Part Numbers: IC10, IC20, IC50
Double-Ended Part Numbers: IC102
IC Series 6-pin locking industrial DIN cables are great for industrial applications or any time there is a need for a more secure connection to the device. They come in single-ended and double-ended variations. All end connectors are male and feature locking collars that twist to lock. Double-ended IC Series cables are perfect for connecting your meter or controller to our BB9-I multi-drop breakout box. Single-ended cables come with wire colors labeled for our 6-pin industrial DIN pinout and are available in custom lengths.
IC Series Wire Colors:
- Black – ground
- Brown – primary DC voltage or 4-20 mA current analog output
- Red – DC power input
- Green – setpoint input or remote tare (via grounding)
- Blue – RS-232 digital serial output
- White – RS-232 digital serial input
|IC Series Cables||Length: 10 ft (3.0m)||Length: 20 ft (6.1m)||Length: 50 ft (15.2m)|
9- and 15-pin D-Sub Cables
Part Numbers: 510199, 510368
We offer double-ended D-sub cables (female-female) for connecting male D-sub connectors to PLC’s and other devices. Double-ended cables include locking screws and come in 9-pin (Part 510199: 10 ft/3.0m length) and 15-pin (Part 510368: 15 ft/4.6m length) varieties.
*Note: Instruments equipped with 9-pin D-sub connectors do not have the same pinouts as common serial cables. Proper connection to computer serial ports is accomplished via our MD8DB9 8-pin mini-DIN to serial adapter cable (see below).
Part Number: DBC-251
The 15-pin D-sub cable is also available as a single-ended cable (Part DBC-251: 25 ft/7.6m length), which is available in custom cable lengths of less than 25 feet. The DBC-251 comes with wire colors labeled for pin numbers that correspond with Alicat’s several 15-pin D-sub pinout options.
Part Number: MD8DB9
The best way to connect a single device to a serial port on a computer is by using our MD8DB9 8-pin mini-DIN to serial adapter cable (6 ft/1.8m length). This cable directly converts the ground, transmit and receive signals from the 8-pin mini-DIN that is standard on most units to the corresponding pins on a computer’s 9-pin D-sub serial port. For connecting multiple devices to a single computer serial port, please see our BB9 multi-drop breakout box.
Part Number: USB-MD8-232, USB-MD8-485
Our instruments may be used with computer USB 2.0 ports by using our USB-MD8-232 or USB-MD8-485 serial cables. Simply specify your protocol when you order. These cables transmit digital communications but will not power your Alicat instrument from a computer’s USB port. For connecting multiple devices to a single computer USB port, please see our BB9-USB multi-drop breakout box.
Download USB Device Driver. *Note: Other connectors are possible on this custom USB conversion cable; please contact Alicat to discuss your needs.
ISC10 6-Pin Locking Industrial DIN Cable for EXTSEN Pressure Units
Part Number: ISC10
Our ISC10 is a 6-pin locking industrial DIN cable just like the IC10 above, but it is wired for connection to the ISC sensor connector on our EXTSEN pressure units with external pressure sensor capability. The ISC10 is sold in one length: 10 feet (3.0m).
IC Series Wire Colors:
- Black – ground/common
- Red – DC power input for external sensor
- Green – sensor signal input
- Brown, Blue, White – not used