N2 field bus network wiring - Facility Explorer - LIT-12012045 - Field Device - N2 Controllers

Modernization Guide for N2 Controllers - Facility Explorer

Brand
Facility Explorer
Product name
N2 Controllers
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12012045
Revision date
2019-03-22
Language
English

When configured for N2, FX-PC controllers conform to N2 field bus networking standards. When using an N2-configured FX-PC controller to replace a legacy N2 controller on an N2 field bus, you can expect the same network performance. However, if the installation’s existing N2 network is already heavily loaded or is frequently reporting off-line devices, then you should take steps to improve the network performance before replacing legacy N2 controllers with FX-PC controllers. Refer to the N2 Communication Technical Bulletin (LIT-636018) and follow all N2 field bus networking rules, including those for the following instances:

  • Segment and total line length
  • End-of-line terminations
  • Number of devices per segment, between repeaters