170PNT11020 Modicon Communication Adaptor

Original price was: $293.00.Current price is: $225.00.

The 170PNT11020 Modicon Communication Adapter facilitates seamless integration between Modicon Quantum PLCs and diverse industrial networks.

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Range of Product Modicon Momentum automation platform.
Product or Component Type Modbus Plus communication adaptor.
Bus manager, PLC Premium.
Structure type Industrial.
communication port protocol Modbus Plus.
Method of access Token bus.
Transmission Rate 1 Mbit/s.
Transmission support medium Twisted pair.
Topology Multidrop the device, connect it by extension, or tap off the cable.
Number of devices per segment 0…31 per segment.
0…63 all segment.
Maximum cable distance between devices 16404.20 ft (5000 m) with repeater.
Data format IEC 61131-2.
Fail state Full scale value.
Forcing to state zero.
Maintain value.
Fallback to zero.
Supply From an I/O base.
Marking CE
Local signalling For module powered up or communicating (MB + ACT), 1 LED (green).
for communication error network A (ERR A), 1 LED (red).
for communication error network B (ERR B), 1 LED (red).
Electrical connection 1 connector, SUB-D 9 for connecting Modbus Plus network.
1 connector SUB-D 9 for redundant Modbus Plus network.
Product Certifications CSA
Standards FM Class 1 Division 2.
Protective treatment TC
Resistance to electrostatic discharge 4 kV contact IEC 801-2.
8 kV on air, IEC 801-2.
Resistance to electromagnetic fields 9.14 V/m (10 V/m) 80…1000 MHz, IEC 801-3.
Ambient air temperature for operation 32…140 °F (0…60 °C).
Ambient Air Temperature for Storage -40…185 °F (-40…85 °C).
Relative Humidity 95 % without condensation.
Operating altitude <= 16404.2 ft (5000 m).
Ordering and shipping details
Discount Schedule PC31.
GTIN 3595861147355.
Returnability No
Country of origin FR.
Packing Units
Unit Type of Package 1 PCE
Number of Units in Package 1 1
Package 1: Height 2.17 in (5.5 cm).
Package 1: Width 7.09 in (18.0 cm).
Package 1 Length 10.24 in (26.0 cm).
Package 1: Weight 7.51 oz (213.0 g)
Unit Type of Package 2 S03
Number of Units in Package 2 8
Package 2: Height 11.81 in (30.0 cm).
Package 2 Width 11.81 in (30.0 cm).
Package 2 Length 15.75 in (40.0 cm).
Package 2: Weight 3.76 lb (US) (1.704 kg).

The 170PNT11020 Modicon Communication Adapter is part of Schneider Electric’s Modicon series, designed to facilitate communication between Modicon Quantum PLCs and various network protocols or devices. Here’s a detailed exploration of its features, functionality, applications, and technical specifications:

Overview of 170PNT11020 Modicon Communication Adapter

The 170PNT11020 Communication Adapter serves as a crucial link in industrial automation systems, enabling seamless integration and communication between Modicon Quantum PLCs and other devices or networks. Its primary purpose is to facilitate data exchange, control signals, and information flow across different industrial protocols and networks.

Key Features and Functionality

  1. Protocol Support: The adapter supports multiple communication protocols, allowing Modicon Quantum PLCs to interface with diverse networks such as Ethernet, Modbus, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, and more. This versatility enables compatibility with a wide range of industrial devices and systems.
  2. Data Exchange: It facilitates bidirectional data exchange between the PLC and external devices or network nodes. This includes transmitting control commands from the PLC to actuators or sensors and relaying feedback or status updates back to the PLC for monitoring and control purposes.
  3. Network Integration: Designed for easy integration into existing industrial networks, the adapter ensures compatibility with both legacy and modern communication infrastructures. This flexibility is essential for retrofitting existing systems or deploying new automation solutions.
  4. Industrial Design: Built to withstand harsh industrial environments, the 170PNT11020 features a rugged design capable of operating reliably in conditions with wide temperature variations, humidity, and electrical noise. This durability ensures continuous performance in demanding industrial applications.
  5. Diagnostic and Monitoring: Includes diagnostic features that assist in troubleshooting and monitoring network communications. This capability helps in identifying and resolving connectivity issues or optimizing network performance to maintain operational efficiency.
  6. Configuration and Management: Offers user-friendly configuration tools and interfaces for easy setup and management. This simplifies deployment tasks and reduces commissioning time, enhancing overall system efficiency.


  • Manufacturing: Used in manufacturing industries for controlling production processes, monitoring equipment performance, and ensuring operational continuity.
  • Process Control: Applied in process industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, and utilities for managing critical operations, remote monitoring, and regulatory compliance.
  • Building Automation: Deployed in building management systems (BMS) for controlling HVAC systems, lighting, security systems, and energy management to optimize building operations and occupant comfort.
  • Utilities: Utilized in utility sectors for managing power distribution networks, water treatment facilities, and renewable energy systems to ensure reliable service delivery and resource efficiency.

Technical Specifications

  • Supported Protocols: Ethernet, Modbus TCP/IP, PROFIBUS DP, DeviceNet, Modbus RTU, etc.
  • Operating Temperature: Typically -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F), suitable for industrial environments.
  • Power Supply: Voltage ratings compatible with standard industrial power systems (e.g., 24V DC).
  • Interfaces: Connectors and ports for interfacing with Modicon Quantum PLCs and external networks and devices.
  • Certifications: Compliance with industrial standards and certifications ensuring reliability and safety in various applications.


The 170PNT11020 Modicon Communication Adapter plays a pivotal role in modern industrial automation by enabling efficient communication and integration between Modicon Quantum PLCs and diverse industrial networks. Its robust design, protocol versatility, and advanced features make it an indispensable component for enhancing operational efficiency, scalability, and reliability across various industrial sectors. Whether in manufacturing, process control, building automation, or utilities, this adapter ensures seamless data exchange and control, contributing to optimized performance and streamlined operations in industrial environments.