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Product Description

The IC697BEM713 is a Bus Transmitter Module (BTM) from the series 90-70 manufactured by GE Fanuc. The IC697BEM713 module allows expansion from the main CPU rack when the system requires additional modules (up to seven added IC697 PLC racks). The high performance parallel programming function is an important feature. Additionally, this BTM is easy to configure and does not require the use of DIP switches.

The IC697BEM713
module resides in a single slot and has two connectors, a top connector for attaching to the programming device and a bottom connector, which is for a daisy-chained arrangement via BRMs to expansion racks. The bus transmitter module should be configured using the MS-DOS or Windows programming software configuration function.

Status LEDs (3) alert the user to issues with the port and/or module. The top MODULE OK LED will show ON when CPU software completes BTM configuration and has polled each system expansion rack. It will emit OFF when or if these conditions are not met. The middle Programmer Port Enabled LED may blink or show ON to indicate the programmer and the PLC are communicating. It will emit OFF when they are not communicating. The bottom Expansion Port Enabled LED indicates the status of the expansion bus. This LED may blink ON when the BTM is communicating with the Bus Receiver Modules or OFF if they are not.

When installing the IC697BEM713the user should have the appropriate programmer controller manual for reference. The power must be OFF before beginning. Once the module is installed in the main CPU rack, power can be turned out. It is important to note, however, that the module cannot be installed in slot 1. It must be installed to the right of any IC697 interrupt source modules. 

Technical Specifications

Module Type:  Bus Transmitter
Eff. Data Rate: 500 Kbytes/sec
Allowed Distance of Cable:   50 feet
Discrete Points Available: N/A
Serial Ports: 2
Current Required: 1.4 Amps



Technical Information



Current Required from 5V Bus





500Kbytes / sec

Time to store 16 Kbyte program

20 - 30 seconds


50 feet (15 meters)




50 ft maximum per system


500kbytes / sec




System designed to support the VME standard C.1




Troubleshooting IC697BEM713

Troubleshooting information is available on IC697BEM713's website page; it also includes a datasheet user-manual and a wiring diagram.

Repair your IC697BEM713

PDF Supply can repair your IC697BEM713 in 3-5 business days. And PDF Supply stands by all of its repairs with a 1 year customer satisfaction warranty.

Customer Questions and Answers

  • Question:  What is an IC697BEM713?  Answer:  The IC697BEM713 is a Bus Transmitter module (BTM) from the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series. 
  • Question:  What does IC697BEM713 do?  Answer:  IC697BEM713 permits expansion from the main CPU rack when more modules are required in a system than can be contained in the CPU rack. This module allows expansion from the CPU rack to a maximum of 7 additional IC697 PLC racks. 
  • Question:  Can IC697BEM713 do anything else?  Answer:  Yes, it also provides a high performance parallel interface to the programming device.
  • Question:  For what are each of the 2 connectors used?  Answer:  The first one is for attachment to the programming device and the second one is for a daisy chained arrangement through Bus Receiver modules to expansion racks.
  • Question:  What do the 3 green LEDs provide?  Answer:  They provide status indication of each port and module status.
  • Question:  Configuration of IC697BEM713 must be done through what?  Answer:  Configuration of this module must be completed through using the MS-DOS or the Windows programming software configuration function.
  • Question:  What should I do if I think there is a problem with my IC697BEM713?  Answer:  You can give us a call and we can help you decide if your IC697BEM713 needs repair

For more information on the IC697BEM713 Bus Transmitter Module of the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series, please see the Datasheet User-Manual. 


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