The Data Connect MD9.6FPD Series


To service the growing need for efficient, reliable data communication in a harsh environments of utility substations and industrial facilities, has developed a 9600 Fast Poll modem card that can operate from various AC/DC power supplies and survive high surge levels and extreme heat and cold. All this without compromising the performance expected from state-of-the-art communication devices. With the rapid move toward “Intelligent” substations, where meters, relays RTUs, SCADA systems, etc. are able to “talk” to a remote operator, communication devices such as modem cards are moving off the desktop and into the field, where the conveniences of 115VAC power outlets and climate control are usually hard to find. Data Connect Enterprise has addressed this problem by developing the 9.6FPD designed specifically for harsh environments.  The 9.6FPD is highly sophisticated full duplex, V.29 data modem card that is designed to interface with RS232, RS485 (external device), 5V logic (TTL) or simple send and receive signals. The 9.6FPD operates at full or half duplex 2-wire or 4-wire leased lines.


  • Modem Interface Units AC/DC Powered
  • Substation Hardened Communication Interface Units
  • 9.6kbps 2 & 4 Wire Leased Line Modem
  • 48 to 220 AC/DC
  • IEC801-4 Surge Protection
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature
  • For Meters, Relays, SCADA etc.


Modem Line Speed:
Asynchronous 4800, 9600, 1400bps

DTE Rates:
Above modem Line Speeds (IE; with data compression) 4800, 9600, 14000

V.27 & V.29

Transmission Line:
2 & 4 Wire Leased Line
Power Supply 48VAC/DC to 220VAC/DC (Optional 9-36VDC)

Power Connector:
4-ft AC Cord with 3-PIN Screw Terminal connector included

Case Size:
5-3/8” x 4” x 1-3/8

Digital Port:
RS232 with DB9 Connector

Analog Port:
RJ11 Modular Jack

Surge Protection:
(Power Line) 8kV [Exceeds IEC801-4] (20kV {IE801-5} available if required)

Surge Protection:

-40°C to +85°C, 0-95% humidity (non-condensing)

FCC Part 68, Industry Canada

Ordering Information

DCE/MD9.6FPD            V.29 & V.27 9.6Kbps & 4.8Kbps Rackmount 2/4-Wire Leased Line & Multi-Polling