Can a port-powered RS232-to-RS485 converter be used on bCX comm1?

Issue

Can bCX comm1 power a port-powered RS232-to-RS485 converter?.

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

bCX

Cause

Need to connect Modbus RTU devices on RS485 bus to Xdriver on bCX comm1.

Resolution

This has been done successfully according to posts on the Exchange commnuity. It is not a configuration that Product Support Services supports as it is not tested and there are many different devices on the market - some of whch may work and some which may not.