• Configuration kit 810235-01 was replaced with Configuration Kit 810276 in May 2023. 
  • For legacy products requiring Ethernet connection, such as Mars hardware version 1.0, as of May 2024:
    • Configuration kit 810276 will no longer include Ethernet support
    • Configuration kit 810235-01 will still be available for order and will include Ethernet support


Configuration Kit 810235-01 allows you to connect your RDE300i, RC22, RC18 or Mars unit to your Windows-based PC for configuration. 

The kit contains a power adapter (AC to 15 or 24 VDC) with slide-on worldwide receptacle adapters, an RS-485 to USB adapter, and a cable for connecting power and communication to the unit to be configured. For use with Mars, the kit also includes an optional USB to Ethernet adapter, in case your laptop computer does not have an available Ethernet port.

Assembling and Connecting the Kit

  • Select and install the receptacle adapter appropriate for your country
  • Insert the 15-24 VDC plug into the cable assembly as shown below
    • Kits shipped after April 2023 include a 24 VDC power adapter. Earlier kits may have 15 VDC power.
  • Connect the Power / RS485 cable to the RDE300i, RC22, RC18, or Mars unit as shown below
    • Note that the 8-pin to 5-pin adapter is required for RDE300i, RC22, and Mars 2.0
  • Insert the RS485 to USB adapter into your PC’s USB port
  • For Mars only: Connect the M12/RJ45 Ethernet cable to the Ethernet-to-USB adapter and to the Mars™ M12 Ethernet Connector; insert the adapter into one of your PC’s USB ports; allow Windows to detect the adapter and automatically install its driver; configure the adapter address to
    • Kits shipped after April 2023 include the 830261-002 Ethernet Cable. Earlier kits do not include this cable.
    • Optionally, you may omit the USB Ethernet Adapter and connect the 830261-002 M12 Ethernet Cable directly to your PC's Ethernet port, if available.
  • Connect the power adapter to AC power
  • Allow Windows Update to detect the RS-485 to USB adapter and automatically install its driver, or install the driver from the CD included in the kit. You may also download the driver from the link at the bottom of this page. 
  • Use the Configuration Kit with the appropriate Configuration Manager software for RDE300i, RC22, RC18, or Mars as directed in the appropriate User Guide

Software Drivers for USB-RS485 Adapter

The USB to RS485 adapter included with the 810235-01 configuration kit is the Gearmo Model USA-482422. 

Additional information on this part, including software drivers, is available here

You may also use the Windows software drivers for the FTDI communication chip available in the file at the download link at the bottom of this page.