DataLink GW1500-ABEIP:

Ethernet/IP and AB Ethernet to AB’s DH+ Multi-Protocol Converter $1,395 USD List.

The DataLink GW1500-ABEIP is our latest gateway between Ethernet/IP & AB Ethernet to Allen-Bradley’s DH+ Network that provides Remote Ethernet PLC Programming and an alternative to the Controllogix Gateway.  This cost effective solution allows you to keep your existing AB Legacy PLCs on DH+ and bridge to Ethernet.

GW1500 Gateway

The GW1500 is our next generation, multi-protocol gateway that can easily be converted to several protocols with a firmware change (ie. DF1, ASCII, Modbus, ModTCP, AB Ethernet or Ethernet/IP to multiple AB DH+/DH-485) all for $1,395 USD list.  

You may wish to program your PLC with RSLINX (1770-KF2 driver) serial DF1 to Allen-Bradley’s DH+ on the plant floor or change firmware to RSLINX (AB Ethernet driver) remotely over Ethernet with our GW1500-ABEIP firmware.

GW1500-ABEIP: AB Ethernet & Ethernet/IP to AB’s DH+

The GW1500 interfaces up to any 5 newer AB Ethernet/IP & AB Ethernet PLC connections  ( ie. SLC 5/05, Compactlogix, Micrologix or PLC-5E, Flexlogix, Controllogix) or MMI/SCADA/Programming package to any multiple device/nodes on AB’s DH+.

This gateway is a cost-effective alternative to the AB Controllogix Gateway (1756-ENBT and 1756-RIO).

Applications include:

*External, compact alternative to AB’s 1770-KF2, 1784-P(KTX), 1784-KTX, 1784-PCMK, 1784-U2DHP, & Controllogix Gateway

*SCADA/MMI/Programming Software (RLSINX/LOGIX/VIEW,Wondware, Kepware, Citect, Intellution, et. all) packages using AB Ethernet Drivers can read/write data from/to multiple DH+ nodes.

*Any AB Ethernet & Ethernet/IP PLC (MicroLogix, SLC 5/05, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, PLC-5E, ControlLogix) as Master will be able to send either read or write MSG (message) instructions to any DH+ PLC (SLC 5/04, PLC-5).

For more details: Application Notes & User’s Manual

Typical Applications:


Protocol Flexibility: The GW1500  is a multi-protocol gateway that can be easily converted between DF1, ASCII, Modbus, ModTCP, AB Ethernet or Ethernet/IP to DH+ or DH-485 with a simple firmware change.

Compact and Lightweight: Palm-size, portable freestanding Din Rail/desktop controller with USB, AC/DC power option. Size and portability makes it convenient for use in the office, the plant floor, or when travelling.

Easy Configuration: All setup &  configuration is done via Web screen or Telnet.

Cost efficient Alternatives All protocols are available in one GW1500 Gateway for $1,395 USD list.  It provides similiar functionality as the  Controllogix (1756-DHRIO/1756-ENBT) Gateway.  In DF1 mode,  the GW1000-DHP1 provides same external functionality as the 1770-KF2,1784-P(KTX), 1784-PCMK & 1784-U2DHP.

For more details, discount pricing, or to find out if this solution is suitable for your application, please contact us.

Physical Dimensions
Size: 0.90″ H x 4.65″ D x 3.98″ W (22.8mm x 118.3mm x 101.0mm)
Weight: 0.66lbs (0.3kg)
Power: 9-27 VDC; Less than 2 Watts

Plastic enclosure; Freestanding or DIN rail mounting with integrated clip

Operating: +32 F to 122 F (0C to +50 C)
Storage: -40 F to +185 F (-40C to +85C)
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

A-B Channel: Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus, DH-485
Ethernet Channel: TCP/IP – 100-Base-T: Ethernet/IP, AB Ethernet, & ModTCP
Serial Channel: DF1, ASCII, Modbus RTU

A-B Channel: Synchronous, DH+ at 57.6, 115.2, and 230.4 Kbaud
Ethernet Channel: 100-Base–T
Serial channel: RS232

Integrated web server for configuring communications parameters.

DH+ status
Serial Status
Serial RX
Serial TX
Ethernet Activity
Ethernet Link



Connections – Top
- 3-pin power – 3.81mm pitch removable screw terminal plug
- 3-pin A-B DH+ – 5.08mm pitch removable screw terminal plug
- RJ45- Ethernet

Connections – Bottom
- 5-pin RS485/RS422 – 3.81mm pitch removable screw terminal plug
- D9 – RS232 port