Screw Terminal Blocks for Connecting FC and SA Bus Cables - BCPro - LIT-12011908 - General System Information - BCPro System - 4.0

MS/TP Communications Bus for the BCPro System Technical Bulletin

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Both the FC bus and SA bus terminations have pluggable screw terminal blocks that allow you to connect the bus devices in a daisy-chain configuration. Connect the devices to the FC bus segments and SA bus as shown in Figure 1.

  • The SHLD terminal on the FC bus terminal block is electrically isolated from ground and is provided as a convenient terminal for connecting the cable shield in a daisy-chain on the bus segment.
  • Do not mix RJ-style modular (phone) jack and screw terminal devices on the SA bus. Due to the permanent internal SA bus EOL termination contained in C4-CGMs, C4-CVMs, CH-PCAs, CH-PCGs, CH-PCVs, and CH-PCXs , using both the phone jack and terminal block effectively puts the EOL termination in the middle of the SA trunk, creating a star network configuration. This configuration violates the RS-485 network wiring guidelines and can cause unpredictable communication problems.
Figure 1. FC Bus and SA Bus Terminal Block Wiring Details