PA Link Series B

PA Link Series B


The PROFIBUS PA gateway allows the user to interface PROFIBUS PA DPV0/DPV1 to either EtherNet/IP™ or Modbus® devices.

When configured as a Master, the PA Link can exchange up to 2 kilobytes of PROFIBUS PA device and status data.

The PA Link has two Ethernet ports for a Linear or Ring (Device Level Ring – DLR) Ethernet topology. The Ethernet ports can also be configured for port mirroring, allowing for better fault analysis.

The PA Link can synchronize to an NTP Server allowing for automatic time synchronization. It also supports an onboard non-volatile event log for improved fault finding. The PA Link has a built-in Power Conditioner which can supply up to 420 mA. The power conditioner is protected against a configurable overcurrent limit. The module also has a configurable built-in Fieldbus terminator.

The PA Link provides a range of statistics and tools to provide a detailed diagnostic overview of each PA Link, which speeds-up fault finding. The Slate Configuration Utility allows the user to perform a PROFIBUS PA packet capture of the running Fieldbus which can be used to analyze the bus behavior and packets received. The PA Link also provides global and device specific statistics.


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Funktionen und Vorteile

  • Direct link from PROFIBUS PA to EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP
  • Exchange up to 2 kilobytes of PROFIBUS PA device and status data
  • Support for up to 32 PROFIBUS PA slave devices
  • Embedded 2 port Ethernet switch – DLR capable
  • Built-in Isolated PA Power Conditioner – Max. 420 mA (Temperature limited)
  • Configurable bus Current Protection (Trip)
  • Built-in configurable Bus Terminator
  • Supports PROFIBUS PA Master Redundancy (Active / Standby)
  • FDT Asset Management - DTM Available 


The Slate Configuration Utility software is used for configuration and troubleshooting of the module. The stand-alone configuration utility allows users to define the setup and configuration of the PROFIBUS PA module, connections with controllers and devices.

Technische Daten

EtherNet/IP Network







ARP Connections

Max 20

TCP Connections

Max 20

CIP Connections

Max 10

Communication Rate

10/100 Mbps

Duplex Mode

Full / Half

Auto-MDIX Support


Embedded Switch

Yes, 2x Ethernet ports






3-way terminal

PA Master Mode Support

DPV0 Data Exchange
DPV1 Class 1 Messaging
DPV1 Class 2 Messaging
DPV1 Alarming

Maximum Slave Devices




Internal Power Conditioner Voltage

Max: 23.0 V DC
Min: 19.0 V DC

Internal Power Conditioner Current

Max: 420 mA – Max. Ambient Temperature ≤50 °C
Max: 320 mA – Max. Ambient Temperature ≤60 °C
Max: 220 mA – Max. Ambient Temperature ≤70 °C
Note: Includes 20mA for internal MAU

Internal Termination

100 Ω - Software Enabled




Power Supply

Input: 22 to 26 VDC, (580 mA @ 24VDC)

Power Consumption

Max: 135 mA @ 24V => 3.3 W (No Bus Load)
Max: 580 mA @ 24V => 14.0 W (Full Bus Load – 420 mA)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

149.0 x 34.0 x 116.0 mm


5-way terminal, 5.08 mm pitch.


24 to 18 AWG

Enclosure Rating

IP20, NEMA/UL Open Type


-20 to 70 °C


0 to 95% RH, non-condensing

Earth Connection

Yes, terminal based


IEC 61000-6-4

ESD Immunity

EN 61000-4-2

Radiated RF Immunity

IEC 61000-4-3

EFT/B Immunity

IEC 61000-4-4

Surge Immunity

IEC 61000-4-5

Conducted RF Immunity

IEC 61000-4-6


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