FIELDBUS (FF & PA) LEGACY MEGABLOCKS

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Fieldbus Megablocks are DIN rail mounted Device Couplers for Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus PA networks.  Also called ‘bricks’ or ‘couplers’, Megablocks connect several field devices to the network trunk cable and provide short circuit protection for the segment.

Megablocks minimize hand wiring and allow individual devices to be added to and removed from the segment without disrupting network communication. A green power LED on each unit indicates whether DC power is present.

Available in four, eight, ten, and twelve drop versions, multiple Megablocks are also easily wired to one another to allow larger segments to be constructed.

Some Megablock models come with a built-in Fieldbus Terminator making them ideal for a star or chicken-foot topology where several transmitters are connected at a single field junction box, as shown to the left.  Models that include a Terminator are clearly marked with a large "T" for easy identification by field personnel.

Discrete Terminators are available to attach to Megablocks that do not have a built-in Terminator.  See the Fieldbus Terminators page for more information.

Model

Description

FCS-MBx-SG

4, 8, 10, & 12 way Legacy Megablocks with pluggable screw terminals - Not for new designs

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Datasheet

EPS MBx Datasheet

Instructions

500-275 Megablock Installation Instructions

FM Certificate

CC-003 Megablock FM CID2

FM nL Certificate

CC-005 Megablock (-SG) FM nL

FMC Certificate

CC-032 Megablock FMC CID2 Certificate of Conformance

FMC nL Certificate

CC-033 Megablock -SG FMC nL Certificate of Conformance

DXF Drawings

FCS-MBx-SG Drawings