Communication Cables

Order cables to connect your Alicat instrument to a computer or PLC for power and communication. Custom cable types and lengths are available. If you don’t see what you need, contact an applications engineer.

communication cables

8-pin mini-DIN

Single-ended

Single-ended 8-pin mini-DIN cables transmit power, analog, and digital signals. They have a male 8-pin connector on one end and are blunt cut on the other end, for custom wiring of your Alicat instrument to your system.
The following cable options are available:
  • DC-61 (6 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • DC-6RT (6 ft, right-angle, blunt cut)
  • DC-251 (25 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • DC-501 (50 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • DC-751 (75 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • DC-1001 (100 ft, male-blunt cut)

Double-ended

Double-ended DC Series cables have male 8-pin connectors on both ends and carry power, analog, and digital signals.
The following cable options are available:
  • DC-62 (6 ft, male-male)
  • DC-252 (25 ft, male-male)
  • DC-502 (50 ft, male-male)

BB3/BB9

Use double-ended 8-pin mini-DIN RS cables to connect your instruments to a BB3 or BB9 multi-drop breakout box. RS cables have male 8-pin connectors on both ends and carry only power and digital (RX/TX) signals.
The following cable options are available:
  • DC-62 (6 ft, male-male)DC-32RS (3 ft, male-male, no analog)
  • DC-62RS (6 ft, male-male, no analog)

Locking industrial

Single-ended 6-pin

Single-ended 6-pin locking industrial cables transmit power, analog, and digital signals. They have a male 6-pin connector on one end and are blunt cut on the other end, for custom wiring of your Alicat instrument to your system.
The following cable options are available:
  • IC10 (10 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • IC20 (20 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • IC50 (50 ft, male-blunt cut)

Double-ended 6-pin

Double-ended 6-pin cables have male 6-pin connectors on both ends and carry power, analog, and digital signals. Use them to connect your meters and controllers to a BB3 or BB9 multi-drop breakout box.
The following cable options are available:
  • IC102 (10 ft, male-male)
  • IC202 (20 ft, male-male)
  • IC502 (50 ft, male-male)

EXTSEN 4-pin

The following cable options are available:
  • ISC10 (10 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • ISC102 (10ft, male-male)

D-sub (9-pin and 15-pin)

Single-ended 9-pin

Single-ended 9-pin D-sub cables transmit power, analog, and digital signals. They have a 9-pin connector on one end and are blunt cut on the other end, for custom wiring of your Alicat instrument to your system.
The following cable options are available:
  • DB9-31 (3 ft, female-blunt cut)
  • DB9-61 (6 ft, female-blunt cut)
  • DB9-101 (10 ft, female-blunt cut)
  • DB9M-31 (3 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • DB9M-61 (6 ft, male-blunt cut)
  • DB9M-101 (10 ft, male-blunt cut)

Single-ended 15-pin

Single-ended 15-pin D-sub cables transmit power, analog, and digital signals. They have a 15-pin connector on one end and are blunt cut on the other end, for custom wiring of your Alicat instrument to your system.
The following cable options are available:
  • DBC-251 (25 ft, female-blunt cut)

Double-ended 9-pin

Double-ended (female-female) D-sub RS-232 serial cables. This cable is commonly used to replace a BB9 RS-232 serial cable. Note: Alicat instruments equipped with 9-pin D-sub connectors do not have the same pinouts as common RS-232 serial cables.
The following cable options are available:
  • 510199 (10 ft, female-female)

M12 (8-pin)

Single-ended

Single-ended 8-pin M12 cables transmit power, analog, and digital signals. They have a female 8-pin connector on one end and are blunt cut on the other end, for custom wiring of your Alicat instrument to your system.
The following cable options are available:
  • M128C-61 (6ft, female-blunt cut)
  • M128C-151 (15 ft, female-blunt cut)
  • M128C-201 (20 ft, female-blunt cut)

Serial

USB adapter

Connect your Alicat instrument to a USB port using common Alicat electrical connectors. These cables transmit serial communications (RS-232 or RS-485) but will not power your Alicat instrument from a computer’s USB port. Your computer may require the installation of a USB device driver. To connect multiple devices to a computer using a single USB port, please see our multi-drop breakout boxes.
The following cable options are available:
  • USB-MD8-232 8-pin (M) to USB, 6 ft
  • USB-MD8-485 8-pin (M) to USB, 6 ft
  • USB-M12-232 M12 (F) to USB, 6 ft
  • USB-IC-232 6-pin (M) to USB, 6 ft
  • USB-IC-485 6-pin (M) to USB, 6 ft
  • USB-DB9-232 9-pin (F) to USB, 6 ft.
  • USB-DB9-485 9-pin (F) to USB, 6 ft.
  • USB-DB15-485 15-pin (M) to USB, 6 ft.

Serial adapter

Connect your Alicat instrument to a serial port using an 8-pin min-DIN connector. These cables transmit serial communications (RS-232 or RS-485) but will not power your Alicat instrument from a computer’s serial port. To connect multiple Alicat devices to a computer with a single serial port, please see our multi-drop breakout boxes.
The following cable options are available:
  • MD8DB9 8-pin (M) to DB9(F), 6 ft
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