Pump Connectivity

Pump to computer connectivity issues. Many commonly reported issues and how to fix them are covered here.

How far away can pumps be from the computer?

Often pumps and the computer controlling them need to be separated by some distance. This is found in a lot of applications where operator safety is a concern and the operators have to be remotely located. The standard RS-232 connection trades communication rates for length of cable. The RS-232 connection is technically capable of [...]

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Pump Network Parts List

What cables and things do your need to connect your pumps to your computer? Here's the items you need. When one or more pumps are connected to your computer, we refer to the interconnecting cabling and USB-RS232 adapter as a pump network. Are you trying to figure out what cables you need to connect [...]

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Cables

There are several cables that go with your pumps. The following table is a list of all the cables, their part numbers and their description and usage. Are you looking to make your own pump cables? Are you trying to figure out what cables you need to connect your pumps to your PC? Are you [...]

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Making Pump Connections

Let's talk for a moment about how the pumps are connected. An understanding of this will help you diagnose communications problems with your pumps. The pumps are connected in a daisy chain to form a network. Each pump listens to all of the commands sent down the wire. All pumps see all the commands [...]

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