1. Home
  2. Modules
  3. Integration module MCON-485

Integration module MCON-485

Technical data

Power supply voltage
11-16V DC

Min. current consumption
50 mA

Max. current consumption
400 mA

Communication connector
RS485

Dimensions

Width
35 mm

Height
120 mm

Depth
65 mm

General features

MCON-485 module is a component of the Ampio Smart Home system and is designed to convert the transmission from devices equipped with RS485 port to CAN-Bus standard.

Module is controlled via CAN-Bus. Required voltage to power the module is 11-16V DC.

The device is equipped with RS485 connector, CAN bus connector, and two LED indicators, green and red.

The green LED indicates the status of CAN communication:

  • one regular flash ever y 1 sec. – CAN-Bus communication in order
  • two regular flashes every 1 sec. – module is not receiving information from other SmartHome modules
  • three regular flashes every 1 sec. – module cannot send information to CAN-Bus

The red LED indicates transmission via RS485 port.

The module provides integration of most devices using MODBUS RTU protocol sent via RS485 interface with the Ampio Smart Home system. However, this is not the only option. By uploading the appropriate software it is possible to integrate any device using the transmission in RS485 standard that does not support MODBUS RTU protocol.

Programming

Its multi-functionality is the reason why MCON-485 module is one of very few devices which do not update automatically.
Software is uploaded manually by choosing correct programme file.

Dedicated software is identified by its filename with the syntax mostly compatible with naming standards assumed for updates of Ampio Smart Home devices. The only difference is that last two digits of the software version specify its purpose.

The filename template interpretation is as follows:

ampio_TXXX_PYYY_SZZZTT.amp

XXX device type, 25 for MCON devices;
YYY hardware version;
ZZZ software version;
TT software purpose.

List of available software for different values:

TTSymbolOpis
00TESTDevice testing software
02LE-03MPIntegration dedicated to energy meter F&F LE-03MP
03UNI-ONEWAYOne-way integration, sending any commands
04ST-WEATHWeather station MODBUS Elsner Elektronik P03/3-Modbus
xxx – Station standard MODBUS
2xxx – Station standard ASCII(od 2018 roku)
05SPECIALSoftware made for specific integrations
06REK VALLOXRecuperation Vallox
07UNI-MODBUSUniversal bidirectional MODBUS integrator
08JABLOTRONIntegration with the JABLOTRON alarm system
09METEOIntegration with the Ampio METEO weather station

Module dimensions

Dimensions expressed in mm.

Click to enlarge and open in a new tab

Connection diagram

Click to enlarge and open in a new tab

Related Articles