Profibus PA Tester ( BC-230-PB) for ATEX and non ATEX Zones

Profibus PA tester

ATEX zone Certified


The PROFIBUS PA Tester is a versatile tool for testing PROFIBUS PA Network .

Quick and Easy Bus Testing

The Diagnostic Monitor ( BC-230-PB)  is a versatile tool for testing PROFIBUS PA networks during operation. It is powered by the fieldbus, so that no battery or external power source is required. The monitor is also suitable for use in hazardous areas ( ATEX product)

Universal Application of the BC-230-PB

  • Testing of the bus physics
  • Verification of stable communication between the bus devices
  • Universal tool for setup and commissioning, documentation, acceptance testing, predictive maintenance, and troubleshooting

BC-230-PB is very simple to use

  • Outstanding ease of use based on display and two function buttons ▪ Clear classification of test results as either OK or BAD
  • Ideal choice even for less experienced users

Fully Automatic Bus Test

  • Automatically powered by fieldbus and start of segment testing without operator intervention after attachment to PROFIBUS PA network
  • Information in plain text, if measured data exceeds tolerance limits
  • Measurement of segment voltage as well as average noise and peak noise for three frequency ranges
  • Reliable detection of short circuits between individual signal wires and cable shield
  • Detection of all frame retransmissions and all devices added or dropped during bus operation at field device level
  • Determination of current and lowest signal levels of all devices
  • No PC or notebook needed for testing the bus
  • Internal storage of test data for later transfer to PC
  • Detailed test reports in Microsoft Excel or text format
put voltage: Fieldbus mode: 8 to 32 VDC, USB mode: 4.1 to 5.5 VDC
Max. input current: Fieldbus mode: 10 mA *, USB mode: 30 mA
Power dissipation: Fieldbus mode: max. 320 mW (at 32 VDC), USB mode: max. 165 mW (at 5.5 VDC)
Operating temperature: –20 to +50 °C **
Dimensions: 146 x 88 x 28 mm
Weight: 378 g
Case material: ABS
DC voltage measurement range: 8 to 32 VDC ± 0.5 VDC
Signal level measurement range: 0.12 to 2 Vpp ±10% ±0.025 Vpp
LF noise measurement range: 50 Hz to 4 kHz, 0 to 1000 mVpp ±15% ±25 mVpp ***
FF noise measurement range: 9 kHz to 40 kHz, 0 to 1000 mVpp ±10% ±25 mVpp ***
HF noise measurement range: 90 kHz to 350 kHz, 0 to 250 mVpp ±20% ±25 mVpp ***
Conformity CE, FCC
Hazardous area approvals FM USA and Canada:
—Class I Division 2 Groups A, B, C and D T4
—Class I Zone 2 Group IIC T4
—Class I Division 1 Groups A, B, C and D T4
—Class I Zone 0 and 1 Ex/AEx ia IIC T4
Data transfer to PC Via supplied PC software for Windows 2000, XP and VISTA, Windows 7 (32/64 bit) and USB interface version 1.1 or 2.0
*  In  fieldbus  mode  the BC-230-PB  is powered by the  fieldbus and draws approximately 9.4 mA of current from the segment (depending on bus voltage and ambient temperature).
**  Display update speed is impaired below –10°C.
*** Vpp = Volts peak-to-peak; excessive noise adjacent to the fieldbus frequency (FF) band will prevent the BC-230-PB from reading the fieldbus data and thus reduce functionality.
BC-230-PB Diagnostic Monitor for PROFIBUS PA

Scope of Delivery

Hardware Diagnostic Monitor for PROFIBUS PA (BC-230-PB), connection cables, carrying case
Software PC software (in English) on CD-ROM
Documentation Manual (in English), certificates (in English)

Additional Products and Services

PB-LSZ-CHB3 Digital fieldbus leakage current clamp for locating EMC problems, 40 Hz … 1,000 Hz, Min/Max, Data Hold, measuring cables, supplied in handy case

Training available on demand

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