The Acumesh Wireless RS485 connects any device with a RS485 port to form a point to multi-point mesh network. It is ideal for buildings and systems that monitor energy flow, industrial automation and campus facilities. AcuMesh transceiver eliminates the usual wires in a RS485 installation by using a flexible and simple wireless communication solution.
What is a Mesh network?
AcuMesh keeps all the advantages of a RS485 network but eliminates the wires. Each RS485 device connects directly with an AcuMesh transceiver allowing point to multippoint wireless communication with Master and Slave devices.
The AcuMesh transceiver supports all RS485 communication protocols (i.e. Modbus RTU, DNP 3.0, Profibus and more).
Conventional wired RS485 networks come with inherit limitations during installation. Devices are networked together in a daisy chain topology increasing the budget and lifecycle of the project. Once installed in the facility it may be difficult to upgrade or modify and sometimes it may not be possible at all without incurring hefty expenses.
Please check out the FAQ section for commonly asked questions about the AcuMesh RS485 transceiver.
Find out how AcuMesh wireless transceivers work with other products
Accuenergy provides a fully customizable wireless solution to ensure you meet your project goals. AcuMesh is the ideal companion for any Accuenergy or third-party RS485 power meter by allowing energy usage data to be delivered wirelessly to a data acquisition gateway where it can be accessed and monitored on a cloud-based server. Let us know your project requirements and we will help you select the right products from start to finish.
AcuMesh wireless RS485 transceiver offers robust features
|Part Number||AcuMesh-K Wireless Kit||AcuMesh-L-868 Wireless Kit||AcuMesh-L-900 Wireless Kit|
|Compatible Countries and Regions||North and South America, Oceania, part of Asia. International Telecommunication Union Region 2 and 3||Europe, Middle East, Africa, part of Asia. International Telecommunication Union Region 1||North and South America, Oceania, part of Asia. International Telecommunication Union Region 2 and 3|
|Connection||RS485 screw terminal, USB mini-B (power supply and/or configuration)|
|Serial Baud Rate Range||9600 - 230400|
|Operating Frequency Band||902MHz to 928MHz (900Mhz ISM Band)||863MHz to 870MHz Configurable band||902MHz to 928MHz (900Mhz ISM Band)|
|Number of Channels||64||30 channels, Listen Before Talk (LBT) + Automatic Frequency Agility (AFA)||64|
|Spread Spectrum||Frequency hopping||Frequency hopping|
|Transmit Power Output||24 dBm (250 mW)||14 dBm (50 mW)||24 dBm (250 mW)|
|Receiver Sensitivity||-101 dBm|
|Indoor/Urban Range||Up to 1000' (305 m)||Up to 275 ft (84 m)||Up to 1000' (305 m)|
|Outdoor RF line-of-sight Range||Up to 4 miles (6.5 km) with 2.1 dB dipole antennas||Up to 2.6 miles (4.2km) with 2.1 dBi antenna||Up to 4 miles (6.5 km) with 2.1 dB dipole antennas|
|RF Data Rate||Up to 200 kb/s||Up to 80 kb/s||Up to 200 kb/s|
Whip antenna that connects to the AcuMesh transceiver.
Three meter antenna extension with adhesive cup base.
Note: All AcuMesh Wireless RS485 Transceivers include a whip antenna and Power supply
|Antenna Impedance||50 ohms unbalanced|
|Networking and Security|
|Supported Network Topologies||Mesh, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, peer-to-peer|
|Addressing Options||Personal Area Network Identifier (PAN ID) and 64-bit MAC add addresses|
|Encryption||128 bit Encryption Standard (AES)|
|Power Requirements||Power supply included||Power supply included in kit|
|Power Supply||100-240Vac 47-63Hz Wall Plug||100-240Vac 50/60Hz Din-Rail Mount|
|Size||4.5 x 2.75 x 1.125 in. (11.4 x 7.0 x 2.9 cm)||3.54 x 2.1 x 1.26 inch (9 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm)|
|Mounting||Surface mount||Din-Rail or Wall Mount|
|Includes||Transceiver, Antenna, Power Supply|
|Certification||United States (FCC Part 15.247)||ETSI (Europe)||United States (FCC Part 15.247)|
|Industry Canada (IC)||Industry Canada (IC)|
|Australia C-Tick||Australia C-Tick|