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 2310/2310 AL MCS11 Alarm Encoder (RTU)
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Key Features:

RSS or RDS Operation
Built-in Telemetry Bridging
32 Opto-isolated Alarm Inputs
16 Control Outputs
16 Single-ended (8 Differential)
    Isolated Analog Inputs
Wide Range DC Power Input
Proven MCS-11 Compatibility
Synchronous & Asynchronous
    MCS-11 Capability

Alarm remote accepting alarm contact closure (and optionally analog voltage) inputs and providing remote control relay closure outputs using MCS-11 protocol (one or two RS-422 synchronous or RS-232 asynchronous connections) with optional bridging; 1 RU high; multiple rack mounting positions; 18 to 56 VDC floating power supply

Model 2310 Characteristics
Telemetry Channel Interface  
     Two Communication Ports
     15 pin female D-Sub (DB15F)
     Port 1
     Port 2
Synchronous or Asynchronous MCS-11
300 to 64,000 bps

DTE RS-422 or RS-232
DTE RS-422 or RS-232, DCE RS-422 only
Selectable clock rates
(DTE accepts clock, DCE supplies clock)
Craft Configuration Port  
     9 pin female D-Sub (DB9F)
RS-232, 4800 baud
8/N/1, no parity, no flow control
Embedded text configuration program
Windows configuration program
LED Indicators (front panel)  
32 Alarm status LEDs (2310 AL only) 
Unit power and unit fail status
Alarm summary and Port TX & RX activity
     Input Power Range
     Power Consumption
     Power Connection
18 to 56 VDC, floating
4 to 9 Watts
Barrier Strip, two #6 screws
(separate chassis ground strap)
     Operating Temperature
     Humidity Range
     Storage Temperature
0 to +50° C
5% to 95%, Non-condensing
-40 to +70° C
Physical Characteristics  
     Shelf Size
     Rack Mounting:
     Shelf Weight
1.75” H (1 RU), 19” W, 11” D
Flush, 2” or 5 1/8” projection
5 pounds
Alarm Inputs  
     50 pin female Centronics/Champ
32, Opto-isolated, 22 kΩ to station battery
Programmable Alarm or Status
Programmable delay
Programmable RSS or RDS mode
Control Outputs  
     50 pin female Centronics/Champ 16, Form C relays
RSS summary output, Form A relay
Momentary or Latching
Programmable NO or NC
1 amp max, DC
0.6 amp max, AC
Analog Voltages  
     (optional, field upgradeable)
     25 pin female D-Sub (DB25F)
16, ground referenced, single-ended inputs
(use pairs for up to 8 differential inputs,
can use both single-ended and differential)
Each input has 5 plus or minus ranges
(0 to 7.5, 15, 30, 60 or 120 VDC)
Polarity and range set via software
52 kΩ to ground, low pass filtered


   2310 Tech Data Sheet (PDF file size 1.57 MBs)
2310 Tech Data Sheet (View as Webpage)
   2310 Manual (PDF file size 471.3 KBs)
   2310 AL Manual (PDF file size 363 KBs)