Model MN-1 Mini-Node™ Communication Signal Converter

Converts RS-485 to USB, Integral USB Connector, No External Power

The Model MN-1 Mini-Node™ Communication Signal Converter is a low cost device that converts half duplex RS-485 serial communications signals into a signal that can be read by any computer with a USB port. The integral USB connector and RJ-45 connector reduces set up time by eliminating extra wiring. The Model MN-1 is powered via the USB connection which eliminates the need for an external power source. The compact size is great for field installation, control panels, and lab testing.

Product Applications

  • Oven, boiler, or chiller control
  • Hot plates/melt pots
  • Packaging equipment
  • Environmental chambers
  • Medical equipment
  • Food service equipment

Models & Ordering

Model Description Usually Ships Price Order
Ships: Next Day
Price: $77.50
Mini-Node™ RS-485 to USB converter. Next Day $77.50 Order


Power Requirements:
No external power required.
Power Consumption:
0.4 W.
Isolated Voltage:
3000 VDC.
Input Impedance:
96 kΩ.
USB Connector:
B-Type (Female).
RS-485 Connector:
Baud Rate:
75, 150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 bps.
Full compliance with USB V.2.0 specification.
Agency Approvals:


  • Converts half duplex RS-485 via USB port
  • Reduces set up time of process controllers

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