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Multi-drop breakout boxes

Use BB3 and BB9 multi-drop breakout boxes to power and control up to nine Alicat flow or pressure instruments using a single power source and computer or PLC.

  • Compatible with instruments that have 8-pin mini-DIN or 6-pin locking industrial connectors.
  • Communicate with all devices digitally via a single USB or serial cable.
  • Distribute power to all devices with a single power source.
  • Multiple breakout boxes can be daisy-chained to control up to 26 instruments.
  • Mount in any orientation using 3/16″ diameter mounting holes.

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Breakout box options

  • BB9-232: Connects up to (9) 8-pin RS-232 units, 9-pin serial port and USB to PC
  • BB9-I-232: Connects up to (9) 6-pin industrial RS-232 units, 9-pin serial port and USB to PC
  • BB3-232: Connects up to (3) 8-pin RS-232 units, 9-pin serial port and USB to PC
  • BB3-I-232: Connects up to (3) 6-pin industrial RS-232 units, 9-pin serial port and USB to PC

Communications

  • USB 2.0 (cable included)
  • RS-232 9-pin serial port (cable included)
  • Terminal block transmit and receive sockets (RX/TX)

Power

Connected devices receive power from the breakout box’s common power bus. Power connected at any point in the system is distributed to all devices.

  • Connect a PVPS24U power supply (not included) to the barrel-type power jack (max 1.5 amps) or to any instrument to distribute power to the rest (max 2 amps).
  • Free wire power to the breakout box’s terminal block power and ground sockets (max 16 amps).

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Breakout kit options

The BB3 Kit includes everything you need to connect up to three Alicat flow or pressure instruments to a single computer or PLC over a USB or serial connection. The BB3 Kit includes a universal power supply and three matching double-ended cables to connect up to three Alicats with standard 8-pin or 6-pin industrial connectors.

  • BB3-232-KIT includes the BB3-232 breakout box, three 6-foot 8-pin mini-DIN cables for digital communications and power, and a universal power supply.
  • BB3-I-232-KIT includes the BB3-I-232 breakout box, three 6-foot 6-pin locking industrial cables for digital communications and power, and a universal power supply.
Alicat BB3-232 3-position breakout box kit with included cables

Alicat BB3-232 3-position breakout box kit with included cables

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