Tip for testing Functionality of Interface Converter

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We can do a simple loopback test to see if the functionality of the Phoenix Contact PSM-ME-RS232/RS485-p converter is working.

Overview of Interface Converter


The equipment that is required are a RS 232 cable (USB to RS232), a laptop with HyperTerminal installed, jumper cables and of course the Interface Converter itself.

In just a few simple steps, you will be able to test the functionality of it!

  • Start up the HyperTerminal program and create a new connection by giving it a name.

HyperTerminal Connection


  • Select the com port of the connection. Com port can be check in the Device manager.

Opening Device Manager

Selecting the Com Port

  • Configure the port setting on the Baud Rate, Data Bits, Parity, and Stop bits. The baud rate setting should be as per the device Dip Switch setting.

Configuring Com Port

  • By using the jumper cable, connect D(A) to T(A) and D(B) to T(B)

Connecting the Jumper Cable


  • Type in any text on the HyperTerminal and the words will display on the HyperTerminal.

Final Test of HyperTerminal


If you see the text that you typed in Hyper Terminal above, it means that your Interface converter is working. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.



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