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  • 1C693DNS201
  • IC693DNS2o1
  • IC693DNS20l
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Product Description

The GE Fanuc IC693DNS201 is a communications module. Specifically, it is the DeviceNet Slave Module, which only operates as a network server, or ‘slave’.  The IC693DNS201 is able to exchange data automatically, sending and receiving messages from a master on the same network.  Users can install the IC693DNS201 module in the main rack of an RX3i system or else in an expansion rack of a Series 90-30 system. This can be done in the main rack of a 90-30 system. Each module in the system is counted as a single node within the DeviceNet network. Each module’s server function can be configured to a maximum of two DeviceNet I/O Messaging connections. It can also be configured for explicit messaging.

The IC693DNS201 module has three DeviceNet-compliant LEDs. These show the status of operations and communications. There is a 9-pin male D-connector, known as the RS-232 serial port. This is used to connect a PC for firmware upgrades. A removable spring-clamp terminal is known as the DeviceNet connector. This connector provides bus continuity. It may be removed from the communications module without causing any disruption to bus operation. This module can handle bus communications at all standard DeviceNet data rates. It has a maximum of 255 bytes input data transfer and also 255 bytes output data transfer. Users must note they will not be able to use a Hand-Held Programmer to configure this module, nor is it compatible with LogicMaster Programming software, Control or VersaPro software.

Technical Information


Catalog Numbers



Slave Module for DeviceNet  networks

Mounting Location

Series 90-30 main rack: Any slot except slots 0 and 1.


Storage temperature: -40°C to 85°C Operating temperature:   0°C  to 60°C

Backplane Current Consumption

450mA at 5VDC (typical)


Troubleshooting IC693DNS201

Troubleshooting information is available on IC693DNS201's website page; it also includes a datasheet user-manual and a wiring diagram.


Repair your IC693DNS201

PDF Supply can repair your IC693DNS201 in 3-5 business days. And PDF Supply stands by all of its repairs with a 1 year customer satisfaction warranty.


Quick Start


Series 90-30 Devicenet QuickStart.


  1. Slot 2: IC693DNS201, Slot 3: IC693DNM200.
  2. Check Wiring and Terminator.
  3. Set DNM200 Mac ID 1, Baud rate 500K. Right Click on this module 'Network Settings', Set Connection1 and Connection 2 to be Disabled. These connection only should be enabled when DNM module working as slave.
  4. Set DNS 201 Mac ID 2, Baud rate 500K. Right Click on this module 'Network Settings', Set Connection 1 'polled', Connection 2 'disabled', therefore there will be only one Connection between DNM and this DNS.
  5. Doubleclick on this DNS module, In 'input Data Area', The Reference address is the local address which will take the value from DNM. In 'output Data Area', The reference address will be value sent to DNM.
  6. Right click DNM module, add Devicenet slave module to DNM, double click the slave module, In 'Data Area',

'Connection 1 Inputs (to master)': The master local reference address is used to store the value from DNS, (from output data Area).

'Connection 1 Outputs (from master)': The master local reference address is used to send the value to DNS (to Input data Area).


Customer Questions and Answers

  • Question:  What is an IC693DNS201?  Answer:  The IC693DNS201 is a DeviceNet Slave module from the GE Fanuc Series 90-30.
  • Question:  What kind of power source does the IC6936DNS201 use?  Answer:  This module must have it's power supplied externally.
  • Question:  What should I do if external power gets turned off and my IC693DNS201 does not reestablish communications when the external power gets reapplied?  Answer:  If you upgrade both the DeviceNet Master module and the DeviceNet slave module to firmware release 1.18, it will resolve this problem. 
  • Question:  What should I do if a brownout condition on the bus power causes a slave to time out while waiting for communications from the master?  Answer:  If you increase the device acknowledge timeout to 5 seconds, it may help in the case of a single brownout. For multiple back-to-back brownouts, it may be necessary to completely cycle bus power to reinitialize both master and slave modules. 
  • Question:  What should I do if the slave module's IDLE bit in the Server Status Word are not updating?  Answer:  If you want to accurately check the server idle state, you should use a Commreq to read the server status.
  • Question:  What should I do if my IC693DNS201 is not working properly?  Answer:  Your product may need repair, which is something we do at PDF Supply.

For more information on the IC693DNS201 DeviceNet Slave Module of the GE 90-30 Series, please see the Datasheet Manual.



Catalog Suffix


Firmware Version

Boot Firmware Version

EDS File Version (9030slave.eds)











Jul. 2011

Label change. No changes to features, performance or compatibility.





Jul. 2006

Firmware Version 1.25 corrects issue with faults caused by multiple successive COMMREQs.





Nov 2004






Dec 2003






Oct 2002


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