What is the communications interface for the GXE600 and how would it be used?

Posted by Martin on July 21, 2020

A typical application for the GXE600 series of 600W programmable power supplies would be in an automated, connected manufacturing facility – either as a programmable power source connected to a field area network (FAN) or in an integrated machine with a system controller.

The GXE600 has an RS-485 interface suitable for operation in a noisy, industrial environment. The advantages of an RS-485 interface (Modbus RTU protocol), over a PMBus™, is that it has good noise immunity and can operate with up to 1,200m long signal cables.

More information about the key features and specifications are on the GXE600 series datasheet found via this link:

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Please note: PMBus™ is a trademark of System Management Interface Forum (SMIF), Inc.