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Specification Description
Part Number 6ES7901-3BF21-0XA0
Alternative Part Number 6ES79013BF210XA0
Manufacturer Siemens
Cable Length 5 metres
Interface PC/PPI
Connection Type RS232/PPI
Suitable For Connecting SIMATIC S7-200 to a PC for programming and data exchange
Electrical Specification Operates with a nominal supply voltage in line with typical RS232 interface standards
Commodity Code 854442
Colour Standard Siemens colour scheme for industrial connectivity components
Build Quality Robust construction designed for industrial environments
Compatibility Specifically designed for use with Siemens SIMATIC S7-200 PLCs
Function Facilitates the transfer of data and programming instructions between a PC and PLC
Usage Ideal for automation tasks, diagnostics, and updating PLC software
Design Engineered for reliable communication and ease of use in industrial settings
Product Type Data communication cable

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6ES7901-3BF21-0XA0 Product Description

The Siemens PC/PPI Cable, part number 6ES7901-3BF21-0XA0, is a vital accessory for seamless communication between SIMATIC S7-200 PLCs and a connecting PC. This 5-metre cable is designed to facilitate reliable data transfer, ensuring efficient programming, monitoring, and diagnostics within your automation systems. Its robust construction and compatibility with a range of software tools make it an essential component for engineers and technicians working in industrial automation and control environments. Whether you're setting up new control systems or maintaining existing ones, this PC/PPI cable is engineered to support the high demands of modern industrial applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this PC/PPI cable?

The PC/PPI cable is designed for connecting a SIMATIC S7-200 to a personal computer. It allows for the transfer of data and the programming of the PLC using appropriate software.

Can this cable be used for communication with other Siemens PLC models?

This cable is specifically designed for use with the SIMATIC S7-200 series. For other PLC models, different cables or adapters may be required.

What is the length of the cable and how does it affect connection?

The cable is 5 meters long, providing ample length for connecting devices without the need for additional extensions, while maintaining a reliable communication link.

Is any software required to use this cable for PLC programming?

Yes, to program a PLC using the 6ES7901-3BF21-0XA0 cable, you will need appropriate Siemens programming software, such as STEP 7 Micro/WIN.

What type of connector does this cable have?

The cable is equipped with an RS232 connector for the PC side and a proprietary PPI connector for the PLC side.

Is this cable compatible with USB ports?

No, this cable is not directly compatible with USB ports as it has an RS232 connector. However, you can use an RS232 to USB converter if necessary.

How is this cable typically used in industrial environments?

In industrial settings, the cable is commonly used for programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting the SIMATIC S7-200 PLCs, often in conjunction with a laptop or desktop computer.

Does the cable support data transfer at high speeds?

The cable supports data transfer at speeds suitable for programming and communication tasks with the SIMATIC S7-200 PLCs, ensuring efficient operations.

What should I do if I experience connectivity issues with the cable?

If you encounter connectivity problems, ensure that all connections are secure, the correct drivers are installed, and the software settings match the PLC's communication parameters.

Can this cable be used for online monitoring and diagnostics of a PLC?

Yes, the cable can be used for online monitoring and diagnostics when connected to a PC running compatible Siemens software, allowing for real-time observation and troubleshooting.