The FCS-MBT Terminator is a DIN rail mounted Terminator for Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus PA networks that also include some surge protection*. These Terminators provide the second Terminator for the network which is located in the field near a Legacy or IS Megablock. The FCS-MBT meets the Intrinisc Safety Standard and are intended to be mounted in a Div 1/Zone 1 Hazardous Gas Area. They are also certified for Div 2/Zone 2 Hazardous Locations - although the F100 Terminator is preferred as it is less costly.
The Terminator is easily wired to any Megablock to provide one of the two Terminators required on the segment. The Terminator is clearly marked with a large "T" for easy identification by field personnel.
* Although the Relcom Terminators have some surge protection built in, it is not considered comprehensive for a distributed architecture such as that used with Fieldbus. For comprehensive surge protection, please see MTL’s FS32, FP32, and TP32 products on their website (MTL Fieldbus Surge Protection).