FC100 Fiber Optic Converter
Lightning Protection
Long-term, trouble-free protection for your datalogger
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux & turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

The FC100 is designed for use with the SG000 Strike Guard lightning detector as part of the CS110 and LW110 lightning warning systems. The SG000 outputs its data signal via fiber-optic cable, and the FC100 is installed at the end of the fiber-optic cable and before the datalogger. The FC100 converts a fiber-optic data signal into an RS-232 signal for a lightning-proof connection between the sensor and the datalogger.

The FC100 can also be used as an RS-232 link between two serial devices (datalogger to PC) separated by less than 328 ft (100 m). The FC100 is a DCE device, so a male-male null modem cable will be needed between it and a datalogger.

Read More

Benefits and Features

  • Lightning-proof and lightning-safe serial communication
  • Robust design for long, trouble-free operation
  • Instant termination without connectors, crimping, polishing, or epoxy

Images

Detailed Description

The FC100 is designed for use with the SG000 Strike Guard lightning detector as part of the CS110 lightning warning system. The SG000 outputs its data signal via fiber-optic cable, and the FC100 is installed at the end of the fiber-optic cable and before the datalogger. The FC100 converts a fiber-optic data signal into an RS-232 signal for a lightning-proof connection between the sensor and the datalogger.

The FC100 can also be used as an RS-232 link between two serial devices (datalogger to PC) separated by less than 328 ft (100 m). The FC100 is a DCE device so a null modem cable will be needed between it and a datalogger.

Specifications

Electrical Connector 9-pin, D sub, DTE compatible
Baud Rates 1,200 to 19,200 bps (at 100 m guaranteed with FC100CBL-L cable)
Mounting Holes 7.62 cm (3 in.) apart
Case Width 2.8 cm (1.1 in.)
Dimensions
  • 9.0 cm (3.5 in.) from the ends of the mounting bracket
  • 5.6 cm (2.2 in.) from the bottom of the case to the top of the screw on the top of the case

Compatibility

The FC100 is used with the SG000 Strike Guard.

Datalogger Considerations

Compatible Dataloggers

CR200(X)
Series
CR800/
CR850
CR1000 CR3000 CR5000 CR7X CR9000X CR6 CR300
Series
CR1000X

Documents


Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to FC100: 10

Expand AllCollapse All

  1. Short-fiber runs sometimes pass too much signal. The solution is to pull the fiber part way out of the holding ferrule.
  2. The 12 Vdc power supply keeps the signal from dropping when large data packets are transmitted.
  3. The data transmission fibers are fragile and cannot be bent or broken. Consequently, the fibers need to be handled with care and protected inside a conduit (usually PVC).
  4. They provide lightning-proof and lightning-safe serial communication that eliminates the need for transient suppression devices.
  5. With a good signal strength, 1200 to 19,200 bps.
  6. The FC100 provides instant termination—no connectors, crimping, polishing, or epoxy.
  7. 100 m (330 ft) with a 1.0 mm poly-methylmethacrylate (PMMA) core with a PVC or polyethylene jacket, simplex or duplex; up to 1 km with a higher-grade fiber.
  8. Direct communication between two RS-232 serial devices, such as a PC to a datalogger or a datalogger to a serial sensor.
  9. The FC100 is designed for lightning-proof and lightning-safe serial communication. Because the FC100 offers PMMA or glass fibers that are not conductive, electrical surges (such as those caused by lightning) cannot travel between the modems.
  10. The FC100 is required to communicate with the SG000 Strike Guard Lightning Sensor. The SG000 is an option for the CS110 Electric Field Sensor and the LW110 Lightning Warning System.

Listed Under

Common Accessory for the following products:

Privacy Policy Update

We've updated our privacy policy.  Learn More