In today's episode of The Automation Podcast I take a look at the ANC-120e USB to Data Highway Plus converter from Automation Networks.
Well if you haven't looked lately, that Rockwell cable now lists for a whopping $3,140, while the ANC-120e lists for $995.
But how well could a third party DH+ cable really work?
In fact, I couldn't see any difference between my ControlLogix Gateway and the ANC-120e.
There must be some catch right? Like it's hard to setup or something?
In fact, the entire podcast from un-boxing to making online edits in a SLC-5/04 and PLC-5/20, took less than 20 minutes.
So if you're in the market for a USB to Data Highway Plus converter, or just curious to see how the ANC-120e works, check out Episode 35 of The Automation Podcast below:
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- Nice to know there's something else out there besides Allen Bradley's USB. I did have a customer who had more than 2 dozen dh+ devices and Allen Bradley's USB would not reliably stay online. Thought the one we had was defective, so we tried another and experienced the same issue. An older PCMIA device on that same network worked like a champ. AB's response was that the older PCMIA was built to withstand noise better than the new USB. I'll consider this the next time I have a dh+ network, thanks!Thanks for your comment!
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