Protect your connection with isolated ultra-small and strong USB to Serial

US-159 USB to Serial with Isolation

Liverpool, UK – 17th September 2015: Brainboxes releases the US-159 small profile USB to Serial device with isolation. We have given our customers the ‘just works’ reliable USB to Serial connection they have come to expect from Brainboxes but with the added security of isolation, perfect for demanding industrial environments.

The US-159 gives an RS-232 serial connection on one end with a high retention USB connection of the other. All connections are electronically isolated from one another in our smallest toughest case yet.

The US-159 case is in our ultra-small form factor, and can cope with industrial temperatures, is IP50 rated and has a high retention USB connection. Really tough, can’t be snapped or crushed and is well sealed limiting ingress from dirt and moisture and works from -40°C to +80°C (-40°F to +176°F).

 

Isolation prevents electrical damage to your expensive equipment. The US-159 has 2kV of isolation protecting from high voltage spikes, and ground potential difference. With all the different equipment and power sources factories are environments where power spikes and disturbances can be a common problem. Isolation can go a long way to protecting your equipment from these variations.

Increasingly laptops come without serial ports and small form factor PCs are losing ports too. Many substandard USB to Serial solutions are unreliable. Customers reported to us that they need add on products to be as small as possible as they were often limited for space. They also needed a strong connection as the product was taking the weight of a heavy Serial cable.

Robust High Retention USB B Type Connector has a withdrawal force of 3.2lbs. (15N) making it 50% stronger than traditional USB. High retention eliminates accidental disconnections and the USB connector won’t snap under weight of connecting cables. High retention cables give the secure connection of an integrated solution but still have the flexibility of the detachable/changeable cables.

If you’ve used our USB to Serial products before you’ll know the software is trouble free, with great compatibility and works where many others fail. That same software, with drivers for all latest Microsoft OS including Windows 8.1 comes with the US-159.

The US-159 with isolation is a good choice for environments with lots of electrical interference, but it can be used in any of the following environments for added piece of mind: Banking, Configuration for System Admins, Maintenance engineers, Configuring PLC and CNC machines, CAD systems, Broadcast, Home automation, small form factor embedded PCs with limited expansion options. It’s for anyone who needs a portable Serial port they can depend on when they are on site.

Stronger, smaller, smarter – our best ever USB to Serial.

 

Read more about the US-159 or view the datasheet

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