SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper
The SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper is a RS-485 logging module available as a PCB module with terminal block connectors, with an integrated time-stamping module. It can acquire data from a single RS-485 data source, or tap onto an RS-485 bus. The SerialGhost can operate as USB flash memory for easy access to logged data. It's packed with features such as virtual COM port mode with data streaming and a proprietary command set.
Logs asynchronous RS-485 transmission
Baud rates up to 230400 bps
Works with data signaling levels from +/-5V up
Independently selectable bit rates for both channels
Modular form-factor with terminal block connectors
Time and date stamping with millisecond granularity
Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
16 gigabytes internal memory (industrial grade)
Operates as a USB flash drive
Virtual COM port mode with data streaming and command set
No software or drivers required, Windows, Linux, and Mac compatible
Dual power: +5V (USB) or +9V...+24V DC (terminal connector)
Integrated step-down switching power supply
USB cable included
Data logging made simple
The SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper is a modular asynchronous serial logger, capable of recording RS-485 data streams from devices like industrial controllers, motor drives, home appliances, base stations, diagnostic devices etc. Connect the device either to a single RS-485 source, or in-line on an RS-485 bus. Connect +5V through USB or +9V...+24V DC power through the terminal connector. The SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper will immediately start logging all data available on the bus. No software or drivers are required.
To view the recorded data, the SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper may be switched to flash drive mode. Connect to a computer using a USB-B cable, short the MODE pin to GND, and the SerialGhost RS-485 Module will pop up as a removable drive, containing a file with logged data. The log file will be interleaved with time and date-stamps. The flash drive may also be used to configure the device, such as baudrate, parity bits, start/stop bits, etc.
The SerialGhost family is packed with features, such as the capability to act as a USB removable flash drive, or USB Virtual COM port. In flash drive mode, a log file is available with all acquired data. Virtual COM port mode can be used to live-stream the captured data, or to communicate with the device using a proprietary command set.
Date and time-stamping
The built-in real-time clock will keep track of the time and date independent if the computer is turned on or not. This is possible thanks to the internal battery, with a guaranteed lifetime of over 10 years. Time and date stamps with millisecond granularity will get inserted in the log file while the logger is capturing data.