GW1500-DHPE Multi-Protocol Converter $1,395 USD list

Datalink Ethernet TCP/IP to DH+

The DataLink GW1500-DHPE is our next generation gateway between an Ethernet TCP/IP Network and AB’s DH+ Network. This cost-efficient solution extends the life of legacy Allen-Bradley PLC5 and SLC/04s by eliminating the need to upgrade each PLC with an Ethernet processor.

Digi Ethernet Chip & DF1 Driver The GW1500-DHPE incorporates the Digi NS7520 Ethernet Chip on it’s board using the Digi’s Redirector software to create a tunnel over Ethernet TCP/IP for any existing serial com port DF1 driver. The beneifit of the GW1000 solution is that there isn’t any internal reformation of the serial DF1 protocol, thus eliminating a “BOTTLENECK” of an internal DF1 RS-232 link. The tunnelled packet is received by the GW1500 and directly formatted for DH+ transmission, and inversly, a DH+ received packet is immediately placed in an Ethernet TCP/IP packet for transmission to the Redirector software on the PC/HMI/MMI.

The DataLink GW1500 Controller enables users to run MMI applications or program/monitor PLCs & SLCs on a DH+ Network from an Ethernet LAN station. Tested applications include RSLinx,RSLogix,RSView, Wonderware, & Citect.

The GW1500 can be converted between several protocols with an easy firmware change (ie. DF1, ASCII, Modbus, ModTCP, AB Ethernet, Ethernet/IP) to multiple DH+ / DH-485 nodes.  You may wish to program via RSLINX (AB Ethernet driver) remotely over Ethernet with our GW1500-ABEIP firmware or switch to RSLINX (1770-KF2) serial DF1 to DH+ using our GW1500-DHP1 firmware.

Compact and Lightweight:
The smallest, portable freestanding Din Rail interface available.

Easy Configuration:
All parameters are menu-driven.

Cost efficient:
Reduces the need to purchase an AB Ethernet Processor for each PLC/SLC.

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 WattsInstallation
Plastic enclosure; Freestanding or DIN rail mounting with integrated clipEnvironment
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
Ethernet Channel: TCP/IP – 100-Base-T
Serial Channel: DF1 Communications
A-B Channel: Synchronous, DH+ at 57.6, 115.2, and 230.4 Kbaud Ethernet Channel: 100-Base–T; TCP/IPSerial channel:
Integrated web server for configuring communications parameters.Indicators
DH+ status
Serial Status
Serial RX
Serial TX
Ethernet Activity
Ethernet Link Pushbuttons
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- EthernetConnections – Bottom
- 5-pin RS485/RS422 – 3.81mm pitch removable screw terminal plug
- D9 – RS232 port