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Product Description

The IC697RCM711 is a Redundancy Communications Module designed for the GE Fanuc 90-70 series
. The IC697RCM711 is a single slot module with five LEDs that emit the status of the board and system. The module is designed to offer a path for a synchronizing message from the active to the backup unit. The IC697RCM711 module is also the route for the transfer of I/O data shared between both units. There are two connecters, one located on the top of module and another on the bottom. The top connector is used for attaching the upstream BTM or BRM, and the bottom connector is not used. The IC697RCM711 module requires 0.7 amps of current and is configured using MS-DOS software. The module features a high speed parallel bus interface and supports configurations that are Hot Standby and Hot Standby CPU Redundancy system constructed.

The IC697RCM711 uses a single slot between slots 2-9. The aforementioned LEDs are labeled Board OK, Local Ready, Local Active, Remote Ready, and Remote Active. The IC697RCM module is also equipped with a pushbutton that allows the user to manually switch from the active unit to the backup unit, which permits maintenance for the previous active unit while the system is online. Once a switch is made, there will not be another switch allowed for 10 seconds by the system.  When installing the IC697RCM711 module, the user should refer to the Hot Standby CPU Redundancy User’s guide or the Enhanced User’s guide. The power on the rack needs to be turned off before installation. Once installed and the appropriate cable is connected, the power can be turned back on.

Technical Specifications

Module Type: Redundancy Communications
Number of Slots:   One (Single Slot)
# of LEDs: 5
Connects to: MS-DOS
Serial Ports: 2 (1 not used)
Current Required:    0.7 amps



Technical Information



Current required from 5V Bus

1.2 amps

Expansion Interface Specification


Maximum cable length

50 feet (15 meters)

Effective Data Rate

500 Kbytes/sec

Electrical Isolation

Non-isolated differentialcommunication.


System designed to support the VME standard C.1


Troubleshooting IC697RCM711

Troubleshooting information is available on IC697RCM711's website page; it also includes a datasheet user-manual and a wiring diagram.

Repair your IC697RCM711

PDF Supply can repair your IC697RCM711 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 IC697RCM711?  Answer:  The IC697RCM711 is a Redundancy Communications module from the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series.
  • Question:  What does IC697RCM711 do?  Answer:  This module provides a path for a synchronizing message from the active to the backup unit which is used to synchronize the two CPUs in a Hot Standby or an Enhanced Hot Standby CPU Redundancy system. It also provides a path for the transfer of shared I/O data between the two units. 
  • Question:  How much (in total) of interconnecting cable can IC697RCM711 have?  Answer:  This module can have up to 25 feet (7.5 meters), total, of interconnecting cable. 
  • Question:  The CPUs used for Hot Standby CPU Redundancy systems can be which CPUs?  Answer:  They can be IC697CPU780, IC697CGR935, or IC697CGR772.
  • Question:  How many slots does this module occupy?  Answer:  It occupies 1 slot.
  • Question:  How many connectors does IC697RCM711 have and for what are they used?  Answer:  The IC697RCM711 has 2 connectors. The top connector is for attachment to the upstream BTM or BRM and the bottom connector is unused. 
  • Question:  What are some of the features of IC697RCM711?  Answer:  High speed parallel bus expansion interface
    • Supports Hot Standby and Enhanced Hot Standby CPU Redundancy system configurations
    • Provides path for shaed I/O and synchronizing message between primary and secondary PLCs
    • 5 LED indicators for board and system status
    • Pushbutton switch for manual switch from active to backup unit
    • Software configuration using MS-DOS programming software configuration function
  • Question:  What should I do if my IC697RCM711 is not functioning properly?  Answer:  Your IC697RCM711 may need to be repair.

For more information on the IC697RCM711 Redundancy Communications Module of the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series, please see the Datasheet User-Manual. 


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