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Unipi Extension xG18

1-Wire
Modbus

Unipi Extension xG18 is an extension module for connecting up to eight Unipi 1-Wire temperature sensors (RJ45 connector). For communication with the control system, the module uses the RS-485 serial interface and the Modbus RTU protocol. 

Basic features

  • An affordable method of temperature measuring
  • Easy connection of up to 8 1-Wire temperature sensors (RJ45 connector)
  • Separate 1-Wire channel with only one sensor per channel for better measurement reliability.
  • Applicable in any system featuring the RS-485 and Modbus RTU support
  • Reduces the amount of cabling needed, improves the reliability of the controlled system
  • Suitable for large-scale installations
  • Up to 32 modules on a single RS-485 line


99,00 €
81,82 € excl. VAT
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Product description

Unipi Extension xG18 is a cheap and reliable tool for connecting and reading temperature from up to eight Unipi 1-Wire temperature sensors (RJ45 connector). The module uses the RS-485 serial line and the Modbus RTU protocol for communication with a control system. Although primarily designed to be used with Unipi controllers, the xG18 can be implemented into any system featuring the RS-485 interface and Modbus RTU support. 

Unipi Extension xG18 is suitable for:

  1. boiler rooms, refrigeration facilities, heat exchanger facilities and other installations requiring a large number of temperature sensors
  2. large-scale industrial installations with large distances between measurement points
  3. installation with high requirements on reliability

Communication interface

Sensors connected to the module use the 1-Wire bus. In contrast to a standard 1-Wire bus, only one sensor can be connected to each xG18's channel - this arrangement improves the reliability of temperature measurements and prevents the failure of the entire bus in case a single sensor fails. 

Communication between the module and the control system is done through the RS-485 serial line using Modbus RTU protocol. Communication parameters can be configured either on the hardware side via DIP switches, or on the software side through Modbus registers. Hardware configuration is sufficient for most applications, while the software configuration offers broader options, namely a broader range of addresses and bitrates. 

Software support

The xG18 can be used with any device featuring the RS-485 interface and software supporting Modbus RTU communication. 

The module has full software support in Mervis IDE 2.3.0 or newer. A tutorial for connecting the xG18 to Mervis IDE is available on this link.

Other features

The xG18 features a durable aluminium chassis with IP20 protection and is designed for installation onto a standard DIN rail (rail holder and mounting screw are included in the package). A set of LED indicators serves for indicating power, 1-Wire channel status and RS-485 communication.

Further information

The technical specification can be found under the Parameters tab (see above), or in the product's documentation (see the Files tab above). 

Documentation

Product datasheet
Datasheet of the product
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User manual
User manual and technical documentation
download
Modbus register map
Table overview of Modbus registers
download
Certification
Declaration of conformity
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Installation DIN rail (35 mm)
1-Wire channels 8
Sensors per channel 1
RS485 interface 1× (Modbus RTU)
RS485 galvanic isolation No
Indicators LED indication of channel states, power and RS-485 communication
Power 5–24V DC (protection against overvoltage and pole reversal)
Case material Aluminium
Dimensions 72 × 91 × 22 mm (w, h, d)
IP rating IP20
Weigth 110 g
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