The USG-2 converts a USB port into a bi-directional serial port suitable for connecting to a marine standard NMEA 0183 data bus.
It provides a far safer connection when compared to standard USB to serial converters.
Electrical isolation is provided by the ISO-DriveTM output and OPTO-isolated input making installation simple and free from ground loops.
The input uses the Actisense OPTO-isolation circuitry to protect any connected equipment from the most common system faults. The input can receive very low level signals that are often too small to be received by a PC serial port.
The high quality, shielded USB lead included with the USG-2 makes connection to a PC simple while providing a high level of water protection when connected to the custom designed USB socket.
The pluggable screwless connector makes installation quick and easy, and the specifically designed DIN rail mount option ensures a reliable secure bulkhead mount for the USG-2.
Multiple LEDs make diagnosing connection issues quick and easy. The blue power LED Illuminates solid blue when the USB driver has successfully loaded and the USG-2 is powered, while a green (receive) LED and an orange (transmit) LED indicate whether data is present.
Benefits of the USG-2:
Inputs & outputs protected against over voltage, ESD & short circuits.
Protects PC from damage.Eliminates ground loops.
Features of the USG-2:
NMEA 0183, RS422 & RS232 compatible.
Isolated input (2500V).
Isolated output (1500V)
High retention USB socket
Baud rates from 300 to 230400 bps
Bulkhead mount, with optional DIN rail mount kit
Pluggable screwless connector with locking latch & strain relief