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Actisense OPTO-4 NMEA 0183 PC Opto-Isolator Cable

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The Actisense OPTO-4 is a bi-directional NMEA 0183 (RS422) to RS232 interface cable which provides a safe method of connecting an NMEA 0183 system to a laptop PC or any device with a standard RS232 9-pin port. The isolation protects the connected device, so any potentially hazardous voltages on the NMEA 0183 bus do not cause damage to the PC hardware, offering the user complete peace of mind.  

The OPTO-4 is particularly suited to 'noisy' or commercial environments, as it provides a complete solution for system builders who require all components to be shielded. As it is port-powered (from the PC), the OPTO-4 is quick and trouble-free to install.

The unique Actisense design integrates an over-moulded case for excellent water resistance and a small footprint to ease installation into tight spaces.  

Actisense OPTO-4

OPTO-4: Specifications

NMEA Listener/Input Isolation 2kV Opto-Isolation between Red/Black NMEA pair and all other connections


NMEA Listener/Input Voltage

+/-15V Continuous Maximum

+/-35V Max <1 Second

NMEA Listener/Input Signal Thresholds

Logic '0' +2V to +15V

Logic '1' -15V to 0V

NMEA Talker/Output Voltage & Current

Dependant on Host RS232 Interface. Typically +/-5V to +/-15V @10mA Max

RS232 Voltage on Host +/-7V to +/-15V
RS232 Port Total Current  Consumption 2mA to 5mA depending on RS232 Voltage
Speed/Baud Rate 4800 to 115200 Baud
Housing Material PVC Black
Thumb Screw Material PVC Orange
Screw Steel, Nickle Plated, M2.8 Thread
DB9 Connector 9 Pin Female
Cable Length 1.5m
Cable Wire 22AWG (17/34AWG) Tinned Stranded Copper
Cable Jacket PVC
Shield Internal Copper Foil Shield
Cable Outer Diameter 5.5mm
Approvals and Certifications
Operating Temperature -20°C to +70°C
Electrical Specification Meets IEC 61162-2
Weight 100g
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 Years
UL Certification Cable E137250
RoHs Compliant



OPTO-4 Datasheet Issue 1.00.pdf (OPTO-4_Datasheet_Issue_1.00.pdf, 135 Kb) [Download]

OPTO-4 Quick Start Guide Issue 1.01.pdf (OPTO-4_Quick_Start_Guide_Issue_1.01.pdf, 232 Kb) [Download]