Background: Released in 1997 the FX2N provided major advancements in processing speed and functionality with new options for complex mathematical calculations and data processing. The FX2N also added new expansion options for Ethernet communications, analog and temperature control, and high-speed positioning. The FX2NC provided an ultra-compact option for tight spaces.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1997) - Discontinued (2012)

Service Life: Repair Period Ends 2019

Migration Info: The FX5U or FX5UC PLC should be used in place of an FX2N or FX2NC PLC. Please contact your local Mitsubishi representative if additional assistance is required.

Suggested Replacements: The following tables list affected FX products and suggest replacements. Please confirm all specifications with the applicable manuals. 

  • Suggested part numbers are not always drop-in replacements
  • Replacing one main unit or expansion product may require an upgrade to the entire system
  • You may need to change programs and wiring 
Main Units
 Discontinued Product   Suggested Replacement 
 FX2N-64MT  FX5U-64MT/ES
 FX2N-80MT  FX5U-80MT/ES
 FX2N-128MT  FX5U-80MT/ES
 FX2N-64MT-D  FX5U-64MT/DS
 FX2N-16MR-UA1/UL  N/A
 FX2N-32MR-UA1/UL  N/A
 FX2N-48MR-UA1/UL  N/A
 FX2N-64MR-UA1/UL  N/A
 FX2N-16MS  N/A
 FX2N-32MS-E/UL  N/A
 FX2N-48MS-E/UL  N/A
 FX2N-64MS  N/A
 FX2N-80MS  N/A
Expansion Boards
Discontinued Product  Suggested Replacement 
 FX2N-232-BD  FX5-232-BD
 FX2N-485-BD  FX5-485-BD
 FX2N-422-BD  FX5-422-BD-GOT
Special Adapters
 Discontinued Product 
 Suggested Replacement 
 FX2NC-232ADP  FX5-232ADP
 FX2NC-485ADP  FX5-485ADP
Special Function Blocks
 Discontinued Product
 Suggested Replacement 
 FX2N-1PG  N/A
 FX2N-1PG-E  N/A
 FX2N-20PSU  N/A
 FX2N-4AD  FX5-4AD
 FX2N-4DA  FX5-4DA
 FX0N-3A  N/A
 FX0N-32NT-DP  N/A
 FX2N-32ASI-M  N/A
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