signal conditioning module
The tM-SG4 is an optional module that is used to improve the communication of RS-485 network. It provides switch selectable pull-high and pull-low resistors on RS-485 network. It also has 15-step switch selectable termination resistor such that the user can select a proper termination resistor to be connected to the RS-485 network easily. If the RS-485 network is not over 100 meters, the termination resistors are not needed. Otherwise, it may be necessary to insert two termination resistors at both end of the RS-485 network. It is not easy to calculate the value of a termination resistor on the RS-485 network. The best way to do this is to use an oscilloscope to check the RS-485 signal directly. If the impedance match of RS-485 network is OK, the oscilloscope will show a very nice square wave. If these square wave signals are distorted, the user will need to insert two termination resistors at both end of the RS-485 network.