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Multi-Drop Breakout Boxes

Power and communications for up to 9 Alicat instruments

Alicat’s BB3 and BB9 multi-drop breakout boxes make building your own local flow control network easy. Control up to 9 Alicat flow or pressure instruments from a single computer or programmable logic controller (PLC) connection. Breakout boxes also distribute power to all connected devices from a single power source. Each BB3 and BB9 is built into a light, yet rugged, composite chassis that can be mounted in any orientation via its 3/16″ diameter mounting holes.

  • 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.

9-position multi-drop breakout box for RS-232

BB9-232 9-position multi-drop breakout box with 8-pin connectors for RS-232

BB9-232 9-position multi-drop breakout box with 8-pin connectors for RS-232

Compatible instruments

  • Order a BB9-232 if your Alicat instruments are equipped with our standard 8-pin mini-DIN connector. Use double-ended DC-62RS cables to connect your instruments to the BB9.
  • Order a BB9-I-232 if your Alicat instruments are equipped with our 6-pin locking industrial connector. Use double-ended IC102 cables to connect your instruments to the BB9.

Communications

Connect your BB9-232 to a computer or PLC using one of the methods below. You may connect multiple BB9-232’s to support up to 26 instruments.

  • USB 2.0 (USB A-B 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 BB9’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 BB9’s barrel-type power jack (max 1.5 amps).
  • Connect a PVPS24U power supply (not included) to any instrument to distribute power to the rest (max 2 amps).
  • Free wire power to the BB9’s terminal block power and ground sockets (max 16 amps).

Dimensions: 7.625″ x 5.125″ x 1.625″ (19.3 x 12.9 x 4.1 cm)

Weight: 0.6 lb (0.3 kg)

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9-position multi-drop breakout box for RS-485

BB9-485 9-position multi-drop breakout box with 8-pin connectors for RS-485

BB9-485 9-position multi-drop breakout box with 8-pin connectors for RS-485

Compatible instruments

  • Order a BB9-485 if your Alicat instruments are equipped with our standard 8-pin mini-DIN connector. Use double-ended DC-62RS cables to connect your instruments to the BB9.
  • Order a BB9-I-485 if your Alicat instruments are equipped with our 6-pin locking industrial connector. Use double-ended IC102 cables to connect your instruments to the BB9.

Communications

Connect your BB9-485 to a computer or PLC using one of the methods below. You may connect multiple BB9-485’s to support up to 26 instruments.

  • RS-485 9-pin serial port (cable included)
  • Terminal block transmit and receive sockets (RX/TX)

Power

Connected devices receive power from the BB9’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 any instrument to distribute power to the rest (max 2 amps).
  • Free wire power to the BB9’s terminal block power and ground sockets (max 16 amps).

Dimensions: 7.625″ x 5.125″ x 1.625″ (19.3 x 12.9 x 4.1 cm)

Weight: 0.6 lb (0.3 kg)

In the box

  • BB9-485 or BB9-I-485 multi-drop breakout box
  • 9-pin D-sub serial cable (female-female)
  • BB9-485 operating manual

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3-position multi-drop breakout box for RS-232

BB9-232 3-position multi-drop breakout box with 8-pin connectors for RS-232

BB3-232 3-position multi-drop breakout box with 8-pin connectors for RS-232

Compatible instruments

  • Order a BB3-232 if your Alicat instruments are equipped with our standard 8-pin mini-DIN connector. Use double-ended DC-62RS cables to connect your instruments to the BB3.
  • Order a BB3-I-232 if your Alicat instruments are equipped with our 6-pin locking industrial connector. Use double-ended IC102 cables to connect your instruments to the BB3.

Communications

Connect your BB3-232 to a computer or PLC using one of the methods below.

  • USB 2.0 (USB A-B cable included)
  • RS-232 9-pin serial port (cable included)
  • Terminal block transmit and receive sockets (RX/TX)
BB9-I-232 3-position multi-drop breakout box with 6-pin industrial connectors for RS-232

BB3-I-232 3-position multi-drop breakout box with 6-pin industrial connectors for RS-232

Power

Connected devices receive power from the BB3’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 BB3’s barrel-type power jack (max 1.5 amps).
  • Connect a PVPS24U power supply (not included) to any instrument to distribute power to the rest (max 2 amps).
  • Free wire power to the BB3’s terminal block power and ground sockets (max 16 amps).

Dimensions: 6.875″ x 3.625″ x 1.625″ (17.4 x 9.2 x 4.1 cm)

Weight: 0.5 lb (0.2 kg)

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3-position BB3 Kit

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

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

Alicat Scientific’s BB3 Kit includes everything you need to connect up to three Alicat flow or pressure instruments to a single computer or programmable logic controller (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.

Kit options

  • 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.

In the box

  • BB3-232 or BB3-I-232 multi-drop breakout box
  • Three (3) 6-foot (2m) double-ended cables for communications and power
  • USB A to B cable (male-male)
  • 9-pin D-sub serial cable (female-female)
  • Universal power supply with barrel-type connector
  • BB3-232 operating manual

 

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