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MELSEC-F series

Connection cables for PLC and peripheral devices and signal conversion interfaces are available.

Display module

During machine setup, adjustment, or program changes,setting and monitoring of timers, counters, and data registers is always required. By using a display module (DM), setting and monitoring of these items can be achieved as reasonable cost.

Model Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3S-5DM *6

Max.
1 unit
× × × ×
FX3G-5DM × *7

Max.
1 unit
× × ×
FX3U-7DM × ×
Max.
1 unit
× *1

Max.
1 unit
FX3U-7DM-HLD × × × *4
FX-10DM-SET0 *5

Max.
1 unit
*2

Max.
1 unit
*3

Max.
1 unit
*2

Max.
1 unit
*3

Max.
1 unit
FX-10DM-E

*1:Standard equipped on FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2). Cannot be connected to FX3UC-**MT/D(SS) and FX3UC-16MR/D(S)-T.
*2:Limited to the range of FX1N PLC function.
*3:Limited to the range of FX2N PLC function.
*4:Can only be connected to FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2).
*5:Limited to the range of functions that both FX3S PLC and FX1N PLC possess.
*6:Supported by FX3S Ver.1.20 or later.
*7:Supported by FX3G Ver.1.10 or later.

Converter for personal computer connection/interface unit

Conversion interface units for connecting FX series PLC and PC.

Model Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
Others
FX-USB-AW × × × FX2N-10GM,
FX2N-20GM,
FX2N-1RM(-E)-SET
FX-232AWC-H

RS-422 connection cable for PC

Model Length Main purpose
FX-422CAB0 1.5m Can be combined with FX-232AW(C)(-H) for program transfer.
FX-422CAB 0.3m Can be combined with FX-232AW(C)(-H) for program transfer.
FX-422CAB-150 1.5m
FX-422AW0 1.5m For (electrically isolated) connection to RS422 devices such as A6GPP and A7PHP. Cannot be used for PC.

RS-232C cable for communication

Model Length Main purpose
F2-232CAB-1 3.0m [For DOS/V PC (9Pin)]
Can be combined with FX-232AW(C)(-H) for program transfer.
F2-232CAB-2 3.0m [For PC9800 PC(14Pin)]
Can be combined with FX-232AW(C)(-H) for program transfer.
F2-232CAB 3.0m [For PC (25Pin)]
Can be combined with FX-232AW(C)(-H) for program transfer.
FX-232CAB-1 3.0m [For DOS/V PC (9Pin)]
Can be combined with PLC RS-232C function expansion board for program transfer.
FX-232CAB-2 3.0m [For PC9800 PC (14Pin)]
Can be combined with PLC RS-232C function expansion board for program transfer.

PLC connection cable for FX-30P

Model Length Main purpose
FX-20P-CAB0 1.5m Can connect to FX0, FX0S, FX1S, FX0N, FX1N, FX2N, FX3S, FX3G, FX3U, FX1NC, FX2NC, FX3GC, FX3UC PLCs.
FX-20P-CAB

1.5m Can connect to FX1, FX2, FX2C PLCs.
FX-20P-CADP 0.3m Conversion cable to convert FX-20P-CAB (D-sub 25pin) to MINI DIN 8pin for FX0, FX0S, FX1S, FX0N, FX1N, FX2N, FX3S, FX3G, FX3U, FX1NC, FX2NC, FX3GC, FX3UC PLCs.

Cable (for extended extension)

Model Length Main purpose
FX0N-30EC 30cm [Extension cable]
Cable for extending extension units.。
Only one cable can be used in a system.
Combine with FX2N-CNV-BC connector conversion adapter when extending extension block or special function block.
Each extension device includes or is equipped with standard connection cable.
FX0N-65EC 65cm

Extension Module Options

Model Length Main purpose
FX2N-CNV-BC - [Connector conversion adapter]
Links the connection between extension cable and block side standard cable when extension block or special function block is extended by FX0N-30EC or FX0N-65EC extension cable.
(Connection method ⇒ "input/output extension device, terminal block")
FX2NC-CNV-IF - [Conversion adapter]
Conversion adapter for connected FX2N extension devices to FX3GC or FX3UC PLCs.
FX3UC-1PS-5V - [Extension power supply unit]
Adds power when FX3GC or FX3UC series extension power is insufficient.
5V DC 1A
FX3U-1PSU-5V - [Extension power supply unit]
Adds power when FX3G or FX3U series extension power is insufficient.
Internal 5V DC 1A*1
Internal 24V DC 0.3A*1

*1:Degrading occurs when the ambient temperature exceeds 40°C.

CF card special adapter

Model Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3U-CF-ADP × × *1 × *2

*1:Supported by FX3U Ver.2.61 or later. Only 1 unit can be connected to the PLC, and function expansion board is required.
It is treated the same as a communication function expansion board or communication special adapter and occupies one communication channel (ch).
*2:Supported by FX3UC Ver.2.61 or later. Only 1 unit can be connected to the PLC, and function expansion board is required in the case of FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2).
It is treated the same as a communication function expansion board or communication special adapter and occupies one communication channel (ch).

Terminal block

It is possible to change the connector of connector type main unit (FX3GC, FX3UC), extension block, or positioning unit to terminal block.
I/O wiring time can be reduced.
By utilizing terminal blocks with built-in I/O components, it is possible to receive 100V AC inputs or to drive high loads by transistor or relay.

Model No. of
input points
No. of
output points
Function
FX-16E-TB up to 16 inputs or 16 outputs Connects directly to PLC input/output terminals.
I/O wiring time can be reduced by using terminals and relaying the wiring of I/O devices located farther from the PLC.
FX-16E-TB/UL
FX-32E-TB up to 32 inputs or 32 outputs
Can be divided into 16 inputs and 16 outputs
FX-32E-TB/UL
FX-16EX-A1-TB 16 points - AC input signal type
FX-16EX-A1-TB/UL
FX-16EYR-TB - 16 points Relay output type
FX-16EYR-ES-TB/UL
FX-16EYS-TB Triac output type
FX-16EYS-ES-TB/UL
FX-16EYT-TB Transistor output type (sink)
FX-16EYT-ES-TB/UL
FX-16EYT-ESS-TB/UL Transistor output type (source)

I/O cable

Model Length Main purpose
FX-16E-500CAB-S 5m [General purpose I/O cable]
Loose wire with 20 pin connector on one side only
FX-16E-150CAB 1.5m [I/O cable for terminal block]
Flat cable (with tube) with 20 pin connector on both ends
FX-16E-300CAB 3m
FX-16E-500CAB 5m
FX-16E-150CAB-R 1.5m [I/O cable for terminal block]
Multi-core cable with 20 pin connector on both ends
FX-16E-300CAB-R 3m
FX-16E-500CAB-R 5m
FX-32E-150CAB 1.5m [I/O cable for terminal block supporting FX2NC-64ET]
Flat cable (with tube) with 40 pin connector on FX2NC-64ET side and two 20 pin connectors on terminal block side.
FX-32E-300CAB 3m
FX-32E-500CAB 5m
FX-A32E-150CAB 1.5m [I/O cable for A6TBXY36 connector/ terminal block conversion unit]
FX-A32E-300CAB 3m
FX-A32E-500CAB 5m

Connector (for FX3GC, FX3UC connector I/O extension block)

Model Main purpose
FX2C-I/O-CON [Connector for flat cable]
AWG28 (0.1mm2): 10 piece set

・Crimp connector: FRC2-A020-3OS 1.27 pitch 20 contacts
・Crimp tool: Requires special arrangement from DDK Ltd.
357J-4674D Press
357J-4664N Attachment
FX2C-I/O-CON-S [Connector for loose wire]
AWG22 (0.3mm2): 5 set

・Housing: HU-200S2-001
・Crimp contact: HU-411S
・Crimp tool: Requires special arrangement from DDK Ltd. 357J-5538
FX2C-I/O-CON-SA [Connector for loose wire]
AWG20(0.5mm2): 5 set

・Housing: HU-200S2-001
・Crimp contact: HU-411SA
・Crimp tool: Requires special arrangement from DDK Ltd. 357J-13963
FX-I/O-CON2 [Connector for flat cable]
AWG28 (0.1mm2): 2 piece set

・Crimp connector: FRC2-A040-3OS 1.27 pitch 40 contacts
・Crimp tool: Requires special arrangement from DDK Ltd.
357J-4674D Press
357J-4664N Attachment
FX-I/O-CON2-S [Connector for loose wire]
AWG22 (0.3mm2): 2 set

・Housing: HU-400S2-001
・Crimp contact: HU-411S
・Crimp tool: Requires special arrangement from DDK Ltd. 357J-5538
FX-I/O-CON2-SA [Connector for loose wire]
AWG20 (0.5mm2): 2 set

・Housing: HU-400S2-001
・Crimp contact: HU-411SA
・Crimp tool: Requires special arrangement from DDK Ltd. 357J-13963

Spare parts for FX3GC, FX3UC

Model Length Main purpose
FX2NC-100MPCB 1m [Power cable for main unit]
Cable for providing 24V DC power to FX3GC, FX3UC main unit
(Included with main unit)
FX2NC-100BPCB 1m [Power cable for extension input block]
Cable for providing 24V DC power to FX2NC input extension block or FX2NC, FX3UC special function block
(Included with main unit)
FX2NC-10BPCB1 0.1m [Input power crossover cable for extension input block]
Cable for delivering 24V DC input power to multiple FX2NC input extension blocks or FX2NC, FX3UC special function blocks
(Included with main unit)

Simulated input switch

Model Main purpose
FX2C-16SW-C [Simulation input switch for connector type input]
Can be connected to FX3GC, FX3UC series main unit or FX2NC-**EX input connector
Includes 0.5m connector cable
FX2C-16SW-TB [Simluation input switch for FX-16E-TB terminal block]
Can only be connected to the lower number 16pt side in the case of FX-32E-TB
Cannot be used for AC input

Expansion board, adapter (Other)

Model Main purpose
For FX3S
FX3S-CNV-ADP [Adapter for special adapter connection]
For connecting FX3 series special adapter (communication, analog)
For FX3G
FX3G-CNV-ADP [Adapter for special adapter connection]
For connecting FX3 series special adapter (communication, analog)
For FX3S, FX3G
FX3G-8AV-BD [8pt analog volume function expansion board]
Adds 8 volume switches in addition to the 2 switches built-in.
For FX3U, FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2)
FX3U-CNV-BD [Function expand board for special adapter connection]
Connector conversion for FX3U-***ADP connection
FX3U-8AV-BD [8pt analog volume function expansion board]
Adds 8 volume switches to the PLC

Memory cassette, memory board

Model Main purpose
For FX3S, FX3G
FX3G-EEPROM-32L [EEPROM memory cassette]
32000 step EEPROM memory that PLC can write to and does not require battery backup.
(When FX3S is used, 16000 steps can be used.)
Function to transfer program between PLC and memory cassette is built-in.
Includes protect switch for preventing accidental writing.
Convenient for transferring program to multiple PLCs or delivering program to distant places.
For FX3U, FX3UC
FX3U-FLROM-16 [Flash memory cassette]
Flash memory that PLC can write to and does not require battery backup.
Includes protect switch for preventing accidental writing. (Maximum 16000 steps)
*Supported by FX3UC V2.20 or later
FX3U-FLROM-64 [Flash memory cassette]
Flash memory that PLC can write to and does not require battery backup.
Includes protect switch for preventing accidental writing. (Maximum 64000 steps)
FX3U-FLROM-1M [Flash memory cassette]
Flash memory that PLC can write to and does not require battery backup.
Includes protect switch for preventing accidental writing. (Maximum 64000 steps)
Up to 1.3MB of symbolic information can be stored.
*Supported by FX3U, FX3UC Ver.3.00 or later
FX3U-FLROM-64L [Flash memory cassete with loader function]
Flash memory with loader function that PLC can write to and does not require battery backup.
Includes protect switch for preventing accidental writing. (Maximum 64000 steps)
*Supported by FX3UC V2.20 or later

Battery (spare parts)

Model Main purpose
For FX1N
FX1N-BAT [Battery for keep memory backup]
Battery for long term retention of FX1N PLC capacitor keep (10 day rentention) area devices.
PLC internal devices can be held over a long period before operation of the machine during long-term storage or during long distance transportation.
Battery life: 2 years (ambient temperature: 25°C)
For FX2N
F2-40BL (Included main Unit) [Battery for memory backup]
Backs up contents of FX2N built-in RAM memory or option RAM memory.
It is also required for backup of auxiliary relays and data registers held against power failure and clock data.
Battery life: 5 years, when RAM cassette is used 3 years
For FX2NC
FX2NC-32BL (Included main Unit) [Battery for memory backup]
Backs up contents of PLC built-in RAM memory.
It is also required for backup of auxiliary relays and data registers held against power failure and clock data.
Battery life: 3 years
For FX3G, FX3U, FX3GC, FX3UC
FX3U-32BL (Included main Unit) [Battery for memory backup]
Backs up devices in FX3G, FX3GC not held by EEPROM.
It is also required for backup of auxiliary relays and data registers held against power failure and clock data.
Battery life: 5 years (ambient temperature: 25°C)

Pulse output/Positioning (for option)

Servo motor connection cable

Model Length Description
E-GMH-200CAB 2m [MR-H series servo amplifer connection cable]
I/O operation signal part has 20-pin connector for connection to Mitsubishi terminal block.
E-GMJ-200CAB 2m [MR-J series servo amplifer connection cable]
Can directly connect FX2N-10GM/FX2N-20GM and servo amplifer.
I/O operation signal part has 20-pin connector for connection to Mitsubishi terminal block.
E-GMJ2-200CAB1A 2m [MR-J2, MR-J2-Super series servo amplifer connection cable]
Can directly connect FX2N-10GM/FX2N-20GM and servo amplifer.
E-GMC-200CAB 2m [MR-C series servo amplifer connection cable]
Can directly connect FX2N-10GM/FX2N-20GM and servo amplifer.
I/O operation signal part has 20-pin connector for connection to Mitsubishi terminal block.
E-GM-200CAB 2m [General purpose connection cable]
Has connector on both sides.
Can connect to general purpose drive unit via Mitsubishi terminal block.

Connection extension cable

Model Length Description
FX2N-GM-65EC 65cm [Connection extension cable between PLC and FX2N-10GM/FX2N-20GM]
One cable cable can be used in a system.
Standard connection cable (55mm) is included with FX2N-10GM/FX2N-20GM.
F2-RS-5CAB 5m [Resolver extension cable for FX2N-1RM]
Resolver can be extended up to 100m extension by linking multiple cables.

Peripheral device connection cable

Model Length Description
(1) E-20TP-CAB0 3m [E-20TP connection cable]
FX2N-10GM/FX2N-20GM (MINI DIN 8-pin) ⇔ E-20TP (MINI DIN 8-pin)
Cable length is different between (1) and (2).
(1) E-20TP-CAB0 (3m) is included with E-20TP-SET0.
(2) FX-20P-CAB0 1.5m

Spare parts

Model Length Description
FX2N-GM-5EC 55mm [Connection cable between PLC and FX2N-10GM/20GM]
One cable is included with FX2N-10GM/20GM.