Controlling network traffic just became easier with B&B Electronics Manufacturing’s ELinx ESW100 series of next-generation industrial unmanaged Ethernet switches. Featuring LC small-form-factor fiber connectors, the family offers the same industrial-hardened certifications as the company’s ESW200 series, and allows network managers to connect additional Ethernet devices and route data to each specific device.
Housed in an IP30-rated metal case, the ultra-compact ESW100 DIN Rail switches measure less than one inch (0.98in or 25mm) wide. The five-port ESW105 and eight-port ESW108 models offer a choice of all copper ports, or the option to replace one copper port with an LC multi- or single-mode fiber port. The ESW105-ML and ESW108-ML models replace one copper port with a multi-mode fiber port, and the ESW105-SL and ESW108-SL models replace one copper port with a single-mode fiber port. Communication range is 2 km for multi-mode fiber and 20 km for single-mode.
Industrial-hardened with 61000-6-2 Level 3 Heavy Industrial Certifications, the switches are designed for rugged, noisy, dirty applications such as industrial automation, SCADA, traffic control, water management, building control, and wind power. They are highly immune to the electrical fields generated by motors, pumps and relays, are shock, vibration and free-fall tested, and offer broadcast storm protection.
With dual power ports (12 to 36 VDC and 10 to 24 VAC), the switches run on either AC or DC power and consume 4 watts maximum power. They support IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3x standards, offer 2K MAC addresses and operate over a wide temperature range (-10 to 60 degrees C, 14 to 140 degrees F).
B&B's sub-inch-wide ESW100 switches fit tight spaces with seven different ways to mount them: Din Rail or six panel-mount options. They ship with a Din Rail clip and four (two different styles) panel-mount clips.
The switches range from $89 for the basic five-port (copper) ESW105 model to $329 for the eight-port (seven copper, one single-mode fiber) ESW108-SL model. All models carry a five-year warranty, and require an external power supply (sold separately).