Troubleshoot PROFIBUS Signals, PROFIBUS Communication, and PROFIBUS Cabling

The PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB) is a powerful handheld diagnostic and troubleshooting tool for testing the health of your entire PROFIBUS network.  Test the cables, signals, and analyze the communication of your PROFIBUS network. It is battery powered, and the color graphical display provides easy to visualize results. Optionally, PROFIBUS PA network can be analyzed. The BC-700-PB supports the export of test results for advanced analysis.

Testing Bus Cabling, Bus Physics and Bus Communication “All-In-One”

  • Combination of signal tester, storage oscilloscope, protocol analyzer, master simulator and cable tester functionality in a single diagnostics tool
  • Stand-alone mode plus extended PC-based diagnostics
  • Suited for installation, setup and commissioning, documentation, acceptance testing, network optimization, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting as well as laboratory tests

Highly Mobile Bus Tester for Testing Even Without a Notebook

  • Battery-powered operation without the need for additional power supply
  • Graphical display providing easy-to-understand presentation of test results
  • Comprehensive network tests in stand-alone mode without requiring a notebook

Enhanced Diagnostic Features Through Complementing PC-Based Software

  • Many additional features for executing, analyzing and managing bus tests in PC mode (Trend, Topology Scan, Master Simulator, Oscilloscope, Frame Analyzer)
  • Quick Test and User-Controlled Test for easy network status assessment at the push of a button
  • Generation of test reports describing the actual status of the PROFIBUS installation
  • Ideal for less experienced users as well as for fieldbus specialists

Optional Measuring Adapter for MBP (Manchester Coded Bus Powered) Physics

  • Specific signal analysis supporting MBP Physics (feeding voltage, signal deviation, signal polarity, bitrate divergence)
  • Complete protocol analysis directly at PROFIBUS PA segment
Protocol and Frame AnalysisPROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1, automatic baud rate detection in the range of 9.6 kbit/s … 12 Mbit/s
Signal AnalysisPROFIBUS DP-V0, DP-V1, FMS and MPI
... via EIA-485Signal quality index 0 … 5,000, determined from signal wave form as well as signal/noise ratio and rise time, signal sampling with 8/16 samples per bit
... via MBPFieldbus feeding voltage: 0 V ... 35 V at 0.1 V resolution, signal level: 100 mV ... 1,200 mV at 10 mV resolution, signal polarity, bitrate divergence: ±1.2 % at 0.01 % resolution, signal sampling with 128 samples per bit
Oscilloscope DisplayTest range: ±5 V at 10 mV resolution (differential), 0 V … 15 V at 15 mV resolution (A or B to DGND), sampling rate: up to 384 Msamples/s, sampled points: 2,400 (signal details), 8,192 (oscilloscope analysis)
Topology ScanActive, maximum distance: 230 m, accuracy: ±2 m
Cable Test (Not Available for MBP)Via graphical colour display, four function keys and scroll wheel including central push-button or via PC/notebook
Internal Memory Capacity3 user-definable network directories (segment and test location) for storing quick tests, trend logs and cable test results Trend logging: max. 99 hours
TriggerIN: L = 0 V .. 0.8 V, H = 2.4 V .. 24 V, pulse > 10 μs, active high
OUT: approximately 5 V, active low (connection to storage oscilloscope)
Power SupplyBuilt-in three-cell lithium-ion battery supporting 11.1 VDC or external AC adapter 100 VAC ... 240 VAC, 50/60Hz (galvanically isolated)
The rechargeable battery has a runtime of up to 5 hours (runtime depends on the performed test functionality and rate of wear of the rechargeable battery)
Battery is charged via external AC adapter



PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB)DDA-NN-006014
PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB) with Oscilloscope OptionDDL-NN-006012
Oscilloscope Option (Oscilloscope view in stand-alone mode)LRA-NN-006011
PROFIBUS PA option for BC-700-PB (BC-700-PB serial number required for order placement)DDL-NL-006010