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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 6686704, Entry date: 02/06/2001
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CP 243-2: Delivery Release

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The CP 243-2 with added functionality acc. to AS-Interface spec. V2.1 is now available for delivery. Operation of up to 62 AS-Interface I/O modules is now possible in one segment. Integrated analog value processing makes accessing of analog values quicker and simpler than before, if analog modules acc. to profile 7.3/7.4 are used.





The CP 243-2 (6GK7243-2AX01-0XA0) is the innovated version and follow-up of the CP 243-2 (6GK7243-2AX00-0XA0). It supports the full functionality of the extended "Complete AS-Interface specification V2.1". Operation of up to 62 AS-Interface I/O modules is now possible in one segment. Integrated analog value processing makes accessing of analog values quicker and simpler than before, if analog modules acc. to profile 7.3/7.4 are used. FM Approval has not yet been obtained, but is expected to follow not later than March 2001.

Advantages when using the CP 243-2

  • Reduced cabling for I/Os
  • Shorter commissioning times due to simple configuring by the stroke of a button.
  • Reduced standstill and maintenance times in the case of faults, due to status LEDs on the module.
  • Increased quantity framework (to max. 62 AS-Interface slaves) compared to the predecessor module.
  • Availability of analog signals via AS-Interface by means of integrated analog value processing.
  • Additional and more flexible applications of the SIMATIC S7-200 PLC due to an increase in the available digital and analog I/Os.

Note: The SIMATIC S7-222 (6ES7212 1BB21 0XB0) and the AS-Interface master module CP 243-2 (6GK7243 2AX01 0XA0) are available together as a promotion kit at a special price of 350.- EUR. This offer is valid from 01.01.2001 to 30.09.2001 and can be ordered with the order no. 6GK1950-0AA05.

The following individual components are available for operation of the CP 243-2:

Product Name

Order No.

CP 243-2

6GK7243-2AX01-0XA0

CP 243-2 manual, German
(incl. software and examples)

6GK7243-2AX00-8AA0

CP 243-2 manual, English
(incl. software and examples)

6GK7243-2AX00-8BA0

CP 243-2 manual, French
(incl. software and examples)

6GK7243-2AX00-8CA0

CP 243-2 manual, Spanish
(incl. software and examples)

6GK7243-2AX00-8DA0

CP 243-2 manual, Italian
(incl. software and examples)

6GK7243-2AX00-8EA0

The manuals can also be downloaded free of charge from the Internet (Customer Support: ID-Nr.2659515).
You will find them at:

CP 243-2 manual, German
CP 243-2 manual, English
CP 243-2 manual, French
CP 243-2 manual, Spanish
CP 243-2 manual, Italian

More informationen on the Internet:
www.ad.siemens.de/net/katalog

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