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PRO-MUX-2 Professional NMEA 0183 Intelligent Multiplexer

Eight OPTO-isolated inputs and six ISO-Drive™isolated outputs. Offering device protection and excellent flexibility, all in one product.

Introducing the Actisense® PRO-MUX-2, the intelligent, type-approved PRO range multiplexer.

The PRO-MUX-2 is rugged, with a stainless steel housing, and provides isolation on all inputs and outputs. With eight NMEA 0183 inputs, six NMEA 0183 outputs, a bi-directional serial port and an Ethernet port, the PRO-MUX-2 is a perfect solution for larger leisure vessels, commercial shipping and is a great addition for systems that require type-approved devices.

The PRO-MUX-2 is designed to suit the majority of NMEA 0183 systems, from leisure through to class vessels.

Where To Buy

The eight NMEA 0183 inputs can be routed to any of the six NMEA 0183 outputs, providing a highly customisable network. A bi-directional serial port and an Ethernet port allow for simple configuration and diagnostics using Actisense software.

The configuration tool is accessible via any popular web browser (using the Ethernet port) so there are no PC operating system compatibility issues to contend with. Using the web based configuration tool will allow the user to finely tune the exact data available on each output. The default setup is for all data to go to all outputs.

2-part pluggable connectors on the PRO-MUX-2 (screw or screwless terminals available) mean that new devices can easily be installed without the need to remove the PRO-MUX-2 from its mounted location. A professional DIN rail mounting mechanism keeps the PRO-MUX-2 secure in high vibration environments. Helpful LEDs indicate power, data in, data out and the alarm status to aid diagnostics.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • PRO-MUX-2

Features

  • 8 OPTO-isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Bi-directional isolated serial port (can be used for additional NMEA 0183 input/ output)
  • 0183 streaming via Ethernet
  • Alarm output (N/O and N/C contacts)
  • Designed for 12- and 24-Volt supply
  • Isolation to battery supply
  • Configurable input and output baud rates for rate conversion
  • Data combining from any input to any output
  • 2 independent Autoswitch virtual inputs with priority
  • Advanced sentence-based filtering / routing
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm, mode and Bi-colour Status LED’s
  • 2-part pluggable connector system supports both screw and screwless terminals
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Advanced statistics are available via a Web Browser

Benefits

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Configuration using standard web browser, no PC operating system compatibility issues
  • Advanced features solve NMEA 0183 data routing problems
  • Fully isolated with ISO-Drive technology for peace of mind
  • Easy firmware updates makes the device future-proof
Power Supply
Input Supply Voltage 10 to 35 V DC
Input Supply Current 220mA max @ 12V DC (all outputs @ full drive into 100 ohm loads)
Input Protection Continuous reverse polarity, transient overvoltage and ESD protection
Power Indicator LED, Blue – indicates unit is functioning correctly
Input Supply Connector Pluggable 2-way screw terminal, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
NMEA 0183 Port – Listener & Talker
Number of Listener / Input Ports 8 isolated NMEA 0183 Listeners
Number of Talker / Output Ports 6 isolated NMEA 0183 Talkers
Compatibility Fully NMEA 0183, RS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Speed / baud rate 4800 to 38400 bps
Talker Output Voltage Drive >= 2.2V (differential) into 100 ohm
Talker Output Current Drive 20 mA maximum per output
Talker Output Protection Short circuit and ESD
Talker Data Indicator LED, Orange (Flashes at data rate)
Listener Input Voltage Tolerance -15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Listener Input Protection Current limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
Listener Data Indicator LED, Green (Flashes to indicate valid input)
Connectors Pluggable 2/3-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Serial Port
Compatibility RS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Speed / baud rate 4800 to 115200 bps
Output Voltage Drive >= 2.1V (differential) into 100 ohm
Output Current Drive 20 mA max.
Output Protection Short circuit and ESD
Input Voltage Tolerance -15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Input Protection Current limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
Data Indicators LED’s: Green = Receive, Orange = Transmit
Connectors Pluggable 3-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Ethernet Port
Host Interface 10/100BaseT, automatic polarity detection
Supported Protocols TCP/IP for configuration and firmware updating
TCP/IP and UDP for NMEA 0183 comms
Indicators Green = Link/Activity, Yellow = 100 Mbps
Connector RJ45
Isolation
NMEA 0183 Listener OPTO-Isolated, Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
NMEA 0183 Talker Uses IsoDrive™, Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
Serial Port Uses IsoDrive™, Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
Alarm Relay Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
Ethernet Port 2kV for 60s
Mode Inputs
Input Voltage Range 0 to 35V DC
Protection Transient overvoltage and ESD protection
Connectors Pluggable 2-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Alarm Output
Contacts Common, Normally Open and Normally Closed
Alarm Indicator LED, Red indicates a valid alarm condition
Contact Ratings 35VAC / 50VDC
Connectors Pluggable 3-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Mechanical
Housing Material 316 Stainless Steel
Dimensions 210mm (W) x 128mm (H) x 27mm (D)
Weight 540g
Mounting Bulkhead mount or DIN rail mount (DIN kit 1)
Approvals and Certifications
EMC IEC 60945:2002-08, DNVGL-CG-0339:2019 & IACS UR E10 Rev7
Compass Safe Distance 175mm
Type Approval Certificate TBD
Operating Temperature -25 to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40 to +85°C
Relative Humidity (RH) 95% @ 55°C
Environmental Protection IP40
Guarantee 5 Years
Guarantee 5 years
  • Ethernet port – for configuration, diagnostics and data streaming
  • 8 OPTO-Isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Advanced Data Filtering/Routing
  • Configurable Input and output baud rates
  • Serial port – for configuration, diagnostics or as an additional NMEA 0183 input/output.
  • Free firmware updates make the device future-proof
  • Alarm output relay (N/O and N/C contacts available)
  • Mode inputs to provide manual selection of operational mode
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm status LED
  • Mode LED
  • Bi-colour status LED
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Pluggable connectors for quick and easy installation

Actisense is dedicated to providing up-to-date software and resources for our products. Here are some useful tools and documentation to help you make the most of your product:

The eight NMEA 0183 inputs can be routed to any of the six NMEA 0183 outputs, providing a highly customisable network. A bi-directional serial port and an Ethernet port allow for simple configuration and diagnostics using Actisense software.

The configuration tool is accessible via any popular web browser (using the Ethernet port) so there are no PC operating system compatibility issues to contend with. Using the web based configuration tool will allow the user to finely tune the exact data available on each output. The default setup is for all data to go to all outputs.

2-part pluggable connectors on the PRO-MUX-2 (screw or screwless terminals available) mean that new devices can easily be installed without the need to remove the PRO-MUX-2 from its mounted location. A professional DIN rail mounting mechanism keeps the PRO-MUX-2 secure in high vibration environments. Helpful LEDs indicate power, data in, data out and the alarm status to aid diagnostics.

Ordering Information

(Part number/s)

  • PRO-MUX-2

Features

  • 8 OPTO-isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Bi-directional isolated serial port (can be used for additional NMEA 0183 input/ output)
  • 0183 streaming via Ethernet
  • Alarm output (N/O and N/C contacts)
  • Designed for 12- and 24-Volt supply
  • Isolation to battery supply
  • Configurable input and output baud rates for rate conversion
  • Data combining from any input to any output
  • 2 independent Autoswitch virtual inputs with priority
  • Advanced sentence-based filtering / routing
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm, mode and Bi-colour Status LED’s
  • 2-part pluggable connector system supports both screw and screwless terminals
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Advanced statistics are available via a Web Browser

Benefits

  • Quick and easy to install
  • Configuration using standard web browser, no PC operating system compatibility issues
  • Advanced features solve NMEA 0183 data routing problems
  • Fully isolated with ISO-Drive technology for peace of mind
  • Easy firmware updates makes the device future-proof
Power Supply
Input Supply Voltage 10 to 35 V DC
Input Supply Current 220mA max @ 12V DC (all outputs @ full drive into 100 ohm loads)
Input Protection Continuous reverse polarity, transient overvoltage and ESD protection
Power Indicator LED, Blue – indicates unit is functioning correctly
Input Supply Connector Pluggable 2-way screw terminal, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
NMEA 0183 Port – Listener & Talker
Number of Listener / Input Ports 8 isolated NMEA 0183 Listeners
Number of Talker / Output Ports 6 isolated NMEA 0183 Talkers
Compatibility Fully NMEA 0183, RS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Speed / baud rate 4800 to 38400 bps
Talker Output Voltage Drive >= 2.2V (differential) into 100 ohm
Talker Output Current Drive 20 mA maximum per output
Talker Output Protection Short circuit and ESD
Talker Data Indicator LED, Orange (Flashes at data rate)
Listener Input Voltage Tolerance -15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Listener Input Protection Current limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
Listener Data Indicator LED, Green (Flashes to indicate valid input)
Connectors Pluggable 2/3-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Serial Port
Compatibility RS422 & RS232 compatible. RS485 Listener compatible
Speed / baud rate 4800 to 115200 bps
Output Voltage Drive >= 2.1V (differential) into 100 ohm
Output Current Drive 20 mA max.
Output Protection Short circuit and ESD
Input Voltage Tolerance -15 V to +15 V continuous, -35 V to +35 V short term (< 1 second)
Input Protection Current limited, overdrive protection to 40 VDC and ESD protection
Data Indicators LED’s: Green = Receive, Orange = Transmit
Connectors Pluggable 3-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Ethernet Port
Host Interface 10/100BaseT, automatic polarity detection
Supported Protocols TCP/IP for configuration and firmware updating
TCP/IP and UDP for NMEA 0183 comms
Indicators Green = Link/Activity, Yellow = 100 Mbps
Connector RJ45
Isolation
NMEA 0183 Listener OPTO-Isolated, Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
NMEA 0183 Talker Uses IsoDrive™, Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
Serial Port Uses IsoDrive™, Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
Alarm Relay Hi-Pot tested to 1000V
Ethernet Port 2kV for 60s
Mode Inputs
Input Voltage Range 0 to 35V DC
Protection Transient overvoltage and ESD protection
Connectors Pluggable 2-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Alarm Output
Contacts Common, Normally Open and Normally Closed
Alarm Indicator LED, Red indicates a valid alarm condition
Contact Ratings 35VAC / 50VDC
Connectors Pluggable 3-way screw terminals, 5.08mm pitch (12 to 30 AWG)
Mechanical
Housing Material 316 Stainless Steel
Dimensions 210mm (W) x 128mm (H) x 27mm (D)
Weight 540g
Mounting Bulkhead mount or DIN rail mount (DIN kit 1)
Approvals and Certifications
EMC IEC 60945:2002-08, DNVGL-CG-0339:2019 & IACS UR E10 Rev7
Compass Safe Distance 175mm
Type Approval Certificate TBD
Operating Temperature -25 to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40 to +85°C
Relative Humidity (RH) 95% @ 55°C
Environmental Protection IP40
Guarantee 5 Years
Guarantee 5 years
  • Ethernet port – for configuration, diagnostics and data streaming
  • 8 OPTO-Isolated NMEA 0183 inputs
  • 6 ISO-Drive NMEA 0183 outputs
  • Advanced Data Filtering/Routing
  • Configurable Input and output baud rates
  • Serial port – for configuration, diagnostics or as an additional NMEA 0183 input/output.
  • Free firmware updates make the device future-proof
  • Alarm output relay (N/O and N/C contacts available)
  • Mode inputs to provide manual selection of operational mode
  • Diagnostic LEDs on all inputs and outputs
  • Alarm status LED
  • Mode LED
  • Bi-colour status LED
  • DIN rail or Panel mountable
  • Pluggable connectors for quick and easy installation

Actisense is dedicated to providing up-to-date software and resources for our products. Here are some useful tools and documentation to help you make the most of your product:

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