Serial interface RS232 EL6001
RxD LED
TxD LED 
Run LED 
Power contact
+24 V
Power contact 0 V
TxD
RTS
GND
Shield
RxD
CTS
GND
Shield
Top view 
Contact assembly 
extended temperature range
extended shock and vibration range

EL6001 | Serial interface RS232

The EL6001 serial interface enables the connection of devices with RS232 interface and operates in conformity with the CCITT V.28/DIN 66 259-1 standards. The device connected to the EL6001 EtherCAT Terminal communicates with the automation device via the coupler. The active communication channel operates independently of the higher-level bus system in full duplex mode at up to 115.2 kbaud. The RS232 interface guarantees high immunity to interference through electrically isolated signals.

In conjunction with the TwinCAT Virtual Serial COM Driver (see TwinCAT Supplements – Communication) the EL6001 can be used as a normal Windows COM interface.

Technical data EL6001 | ES6001
Technology terminal contact
Data transfer channels 2 (1/1), TxD and RxD, full duplex
Data transfer rates 2,400…115,200 baud; default: 9,600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity and one stop bit
Bit distortion < 3 %
Line impedance
Cable length max. 15 m
Interfaces 1 x RS232
Providing external supply
Power supply via the E-bus
Electrical isolation 500 V (E-bus/signal voltage)
Data buffer 864 bytes receive buffer, 128 bytes transmit buffer
Bit width in the process image 22 x 8 bit input, 22 x 8 bit output, 16 bit control, 16 bit status
Configuration no address setting, configuration via the controller
Current consumption E-bus typ. 120 mA
Weight approx. 55 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/variable
Pluggable wiring for all ESxxxx terminals
Approvals CE, UL, Ex
Accessories  
TS6340 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC for communication via serial devices
TS6341 license for using the software library for communication via serial Bus Terminals or PC COM ports using the protocol 3964R/RK512
TS6255 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC with Modbus RTU function blocks for serial communication with Modbus devices
TS6360 license for using the TwinCAT Virtual Serial COM Driver for Windows and Windows CE platforms
System  
RS232 For further RS232 products please see the system overview.