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Profibus tester PROFIBUS DP & PA


Profibus DP tester, to test the Physical Bus, cables as well as Profibus DP communication

The possibility of testing Profibus PA is optional. Please note, non-ATEX device for Profibus PA
The device includes PC diagnostic software
HS Code: 90303370

In stock (can be backordered)



The PROFIBUS Tester: ‘PROFIBUS Tester 5’ (pb-t5 or BC-700-PB) is a powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting tool for testing cables, measuring signals and analyzing communication of PROFIBUS networks. It is battery powered and provides a graphical display, which allows for quick results when working in standalone mode. Optionally, also the PROFIBUS PA network can be analyzed. Additionally, the BC-700-PB supports exporting test results for advanced analysis.

The profibus tester allows you to test cables, physical bus and “All-In-One” communication bus

  • Combination of signal tester, memory oscilloscope, protocolanalyzer, master simulator and cable tester functionality in one diagnostic tool
  • Standalone mode, plus extensive PC-based diagnostics
  • Suitable for installation, configuration and commissioning, documentation, acceptance testing, network optimization, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting as well as laboratory testing

Very mobile, the bus tester allows testing, even without a computer

  • battery operation without the need for additional power
  • Graphical display providing easy to understand presentation of test results
  • Complete network testing in standalone mode without requiring a laptop

Improved diagnostic features with PC-Based software add-on

  • Many additional features for running, analyzing and managing bus tests in PC mode (Trending, Topology Scan, Master Simulator, Oscilloscope, Frame analyzer)
  • Quick test and user-controlled test for easy network status assessment at the touch of a button
  • Generation of test reports which describe the current status of the PROFIBUS installation
  • Ideal for less experienced users, as well as fieldbus specialists

Optional measurement adapter for MBP (Manchester Coded Bus Powered) Physical

  • Specific analysis of MBP physical media signal (feedingvoltage, signal type, signal polarity, bitrate divergence)
  • Complete protocol analysis directly at the PROFIBUS PA segment level
Diagnostics Functionality
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 MBP
(requires optional adapter)
Fieldbus 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 Display
(Not Available for MBP)
Test 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 Scan
(Not Available for MBP)
Active, maximum distance: 230 m, accuracy: ±2 m
Cable Test
(Not Available for MBP)
Active, supported cable segment length: 5 m … 1,500 m, accuracy: 5 %
OperationVia graphical colour display, four function keys and scrollwheel 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)
PC Operating SoftwarePROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite, see separate datasheet for details
EIA-485 (PROFIBUS DP)PROFIBUS D-sub connector, 9 pins, power supply for external bus termination
MBP (PROFIBUS PA)Connector, 3 pins, for screw terminals at optinal measuring adapter, measuring cable set including 3 probes(adapter for MBP measurement is attached to D-sub connector)
USBV 2.0, high speed 480 Mbit/s, galvanically isolated
Dimensions (H x W x D)35 mm x 220 mm x 110 mm
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
Operating/Storage TemperatureOperating temperature: 0 °C … 50 °C, storage temperature: -20 °C … 70 °C
Relative HumidityAir humidity: 10 % … 90 % without condensation
WeightTest tool, no cable: approximately 0.75 kg; complete carrying case: approximately 4.2 kg
ConformityCE, FCC, VCCI
ATV-DDA-NN-006014PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB)
ATV-DDL-NN-006012PROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB) with Oscilloscope Option
ATV-LRA-NN-006011Oscilloscope Option (Oscilloscope view in stand-alone mode)
ATV-DDL-NL-006010PROFIBUS PA option for BC-700-PB (BC-700-PB serial number required for order placement)

Scope of Delivery

HardwarePROFIBUS Tester 5 (BC-700-PB), power supply unit 100 VAC … 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz with connecting cables for Europe and USA, adaptor cables, carrying case
Measuring adapter BC-700-H1, measuring cable set (for PROFIBUS PA option)
SoftwarePROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite (PC software for Windows on CD-ROM)
BC-700-PB upgrade license (on CD-ROM, for PROFIBUS PA option)
DocumentationDevice Manual, “Getting Started“ Manual

Additional Products and Services

ATV-ACA-NN-006031EIA-485 D-Sub adapter cable for testing operational networks with reduced influence on segment operation
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Adapteur D-Sub vers M12, fourni avec un T et bus M12 de terminaison, pour profibus DP
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Pince pour mesure des courants de fuite. Localise les problèmes électromagnétique ( EMC ) . 40 ..1000 Hz, MIN/MAX, Data Hold, Cable pour mesure, fourni avec son étui.
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D-Sub Service Interface with Active Bus Termination and 90° Angled Connector for PROFIBUS DP
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M12 Service Interface for PROFIBUS DP, Comprising M12 T-Piece, End Cap and M12 Connection Cable (1 m)

PROFIBUS Diagnostics Suite

Universal Software for All Diagnostic Tools of the bus check Family

PC software for performing, evaluating and managing tests of bus physics, bus communication and cabling in PROFIBUS networks. The application is extremely easy to use, with a quick test available at a click of the mouse.

One Software for All Diagnostic Products

  • Comprehensive analysis of PROFIBUS DP and PROFIBUS PA networks
  • Diagnostic functionality available depending on connected test tool
  • License-free use on any number of PCs – no activation required

Suitable for the Fieldbus Novice

  • Bus test initiated with a single mouse click
  • Clear, easy-to-read display of test results
  • Separate expert mode providing in-depth diagnostic features for network specialists

Functionality for All Diagnostic Tasks

  • Continuous display of current bus status in status bar
  • Overall bus health indicated by traffic light symbols for bus physics and bus communication
  • Detail views with additional diagnostic information, also for advanced analyses by experts
  • Testing of bus and connected devices via integrated master simulator without configuration or parameterization
  • Generation of test reports for acceptance testing of PROFIBUS installations

Technical Data

Operating Systems:
PC Hardware*
RAM500 MB for Windows XP
1 GB for Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor1 GHz for recording at baud rates up to 1.5 Mbit/s
2 GHz for recording at baud rates over 1.5 Mbit/s
Screen Resolution1024 x 768 pixels (XGA)
USB Interface 2.0
Supported Operating SystemsWindows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

* The above minimum requirements are only general guidelines. Requirements may vary depending on the PC/notebook used.

Fieldbus Shield Digital Leakage Current Clamp – Locating EMC Problems

Measures leakage currents, e.g. leakage and fault currents, and current pick-up of instruments without breaking the circuit. Measurements according to DIN VDE 0701/0702 and the German BetrSichV (BGV A3, VBG 4).

  • Reliably Detects Even Very Small Improper Shield Currents Resulting from EMC Problems.


  • Leakage current measurement
  • Differential current measurement
  • Voltage and resistance measurement
  • Frequency range for AC current / voltage 40 Hz…1 kHz
  • Acoustical continuity test
  • MIN/MAX and relative value measurement
  • Manual selection of the measurement range
  • Integrated data hold
  • Additional analog bar graph display
  • Clamp opening 30 mm
  • Auto power off

Included in Package

Digital leakage current clamp, 2 batteries 1.5 V IEC LR6, carrying case, measuring cables (1 x red, 1 x black) and user manual.

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M12 Service Interface for PROFIBUS DP

Application example:

Interface for Providing an Access Point to Test PROFIBUS Networks With M12 Connectors

Provides an access point for testing PROFIBUS networks with M12 connectors.

  • Allows Testing the Bus During Operation


The service interface is inserted between two bus stations. When not in use, the service output of the T piece is closed with an end cap. At baud rates of 1.5 Mbit/s or higher, use the supplied cable to ensure that the required minimum distance between bus stations is maintained.

Included in Package

T piece (protection class IP68) with end cap and a 1 m DP cable fitted with a male/female M12 connector on each end.

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M12 adaptor PROFIBUS Tester PB-T5

Application example:

Interface for Providing an Access Point to Test PROFIBUS Networks With M12 Connectors

M12 Adaptor for PB-T5

  • Allows Testing the Bus During Operation


The service interface is inserted between two bus stations. When not in use, the service output of the T piece is closed with an end cap. At baud rates of 1.5 Mbit/s or higher, use the supplied cable to ensure that the required minimum distance between bus stations is maintained.

Included in Package

M12 Adaptor for PB-T5

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