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FTDI Industrial 16-port RS-422/485 Adapter Optically Isolated


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Optically Isolated 16-port RS-232 Serial Adapter with metal case and DIN-Rail mounts, this serial adapter with FTDI chip control makes use of DIP switches to control signal mode settings.

Availability: In stock



Manufacturer: CoolGear


The USB-16COMi-M USB to 16-Port Serial Adapter is designed for industrial applications to make serial port expansion quick and simple. Connecting to a USB port on your computer or USB hub, the USB 16COM Serial Adapter instantly adds sixteen RS-422/485 serial communication ports to your system. Sixteen external DIP switches are used for mode setting between RS-422 and RS-485.

The adapter is automatically detected and installed, there are no IRQ & COM port conflicts. Since the ports don't require any additional IRQ, DMA, memory as resources, the system has no configuration issues. The adapter is self-powered, and has built-in switching power supply of 100V/240V (input) inside the chassis. The adapter is with DIN rail bracket for industrial environment. The adapter can also be mounted to a 19 inch rack, the rack mount kits are included with the adapter.

The USB 16COMi-m Serial Adapter provides instant connectivity with modems, ISDN, TAs, PDAs, handheld & pocket PCs, digital cameras, POS, serial printers. It is suitable for remote access, retail and industrial applications, data collection and other applications requiring high speed RS-422/485 serial communication ports.

Complete drivers support Windows XP, 2003, 2000, ME, 98, Vista, Win7, 64bit.


  • Adds (16) RS-422 or RS-485 serial ports by connecting to a USB port
  • No need to open chassis to set operation modes-sixteen external DIP switches for easy RS-422, RS-485 mode settings
  • Installed as standard Windows COM port
  • SECC metal chassis with DIN rail bracket
  • RS-422 data signals: TxD-, TxD+, RxD+, RxD-, GND, RTS-, RTS+, CTS+, CTS-
  • RS-485 4-wire data signals: TxD-, TxD+, RxD+, RxD-
  • RS-485 2-wire data signals: Data-, Data+
  • Automatic transmit and receive control for 2-wire RS-485 half-duplex mode
  • Built-in termination and biasing
  • High speed serial port with the baud rate up to 921.6K bps
  • Non-standard baudrates supported
  • LEDs of Power, TxD and RxD for easy port monitoring and diagnostics
  • Serial port protected with surge protection of 10KV
  • Built-in switching power supply of 100V~240V
  • Easy plug and play installation and RS-422/RS-485 device connection
  • COM port number assigned can be changed to any COM port number required
  • Works with USB 1.1 & 2.0 host port
  • Supports Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000 and Linux
  • Standard 19-inch, 1U rackmount chassis

Additional Information

UPC 729440690946
Manufacturer CoolGear
Connectors DB-9, USB A Male
Material Metal
DB9 Gender Male w/ Hex Nuts