- the first channel is a serial port with Modbus RTU protocol, and connects a maximum of four GFX4/GFXTERMO4 devices including the product on which the module is installed, for total of 16 controlled zones (4×4);
- the second channel is a serial port with PROFIBUS DP slave protocol, and lets you connect to a Profibus Master. The node address is assigned by means of the two rotary switches (1…99) on the product that houses the module or by means of a software message.
The network Master (typically a PLC) recognizes the slave node by means of this address.
The slave node recognized by the Master consists of the GFX4/GFXTERMO4 that houses the module plus the GFX4/GFXTERMO4 products connected to the Modbus serial port.
The expansion can be installed when the above-mentioned products are ordered or at a later date.