There is an expanding need for Ethernet switches in many of the new Building Automation Systems (BAS). The Plug-and-Play (PnP) SW5 switch provide the needed functionality, mounting convenience, and ruggedness to fill those applications. The popular SW5 is designed for panel mounting.
Utilizing switching technology, the compact and low-cost SW5 switch provide five 10/100 Mbps shielded RJ-45 ports. Each port is Auto-MDIX compliant and can operate as an uplink port, eliminating the need for crossover cables. All ports automatically negotiate data rate, duplex, and flow control.
The SW5 switch addresses a key issue in building automation systems and that is convenient mounting in control panels. Office-grade equipment is intended for desktops, requiring a separate power supply powered from a 120/230 Volt AC mains circuit. In this situation, a shelf would be constructed to mount the unit and a receptacle would be installed inside the control panel. However, the SW5 switch mounts in subpanels and operate from the same source that powers other BAS equipment. These devices accept a wide-range, low-voltage AC or DC power source. The LEDs on these units face the technician for easy network troubleshooting. The label on the device can be written upon so port connections can be documented as to the location of connected equipment. Each port LED glows solid if a link exists, flashes to show activity and shows data rate by color: green for 100 Mbps and yellow for 10 Mbps. One power LED is provided.
Unlike office-grade equipment, SW5 units are designed for commercial and industrial applications. The switches have a wider operating temperature range and comply with global industrial electromagnetic compatibility standards so there is no concern about installing them in harsh environments. They are UL 508 Listed for Industrial Control Equipment.
EIBA switches will function with any Ethernet application such as BACnet/IP, BACnet/Ethernet and Metasys.
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