Is RS-485 node activation required on a 57xx series acx to connect the SCH-PIM400-485

Issue

Normally using RS-485 on an ACX 57xx requires nodes to be activated to work so ordering and price could be affected by this

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

ACX57xx

Schlage PIM 400-485

Cause

The Schlage PIM RS-485 unit uses RS485 for communication and it's important to know if node activation is required for the Schlage solution to work

Resolution

The Schlage PIM RS-485 does use RS-485 for communication, but it doesn't require node activation on the comm port. The Schlage solution uses an XDriver instead in order to communicate RS-485 to the PIM