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Sercos-SVP Media Converter

The new EL-100-XS-SFP media converter from EKS Engel guarantees the connection of end devices over long distances with very low latency.

These compact and robust devices, which support Fast Ethernet, each have an electrical RJ45 for Sercos and an SFP port that can be flexibly equipped with transceivers for single and multimode fibers. In this way, transmission distances of up to 20 km can be achieved. Because the data packets are transmitted bit by bit, a latency of <500 ns is guaranteed, regardless of their length. This means that the media converters are also suitable for real-time protocols such as Sercos.

The application scenarios include the connection of distant end devices to the local Sercos network.

The media converter is designed for a power supply of 12 to 32 VDC. The RJ45 port supports auto-negotiation/auto MDI/MDI-X and the optical interface can also be equipped with BIDI transceivers, with which the data can be transmitted in two directions via a single fiber.

The media converters have a DIN rail-mountable stainless-steel housing that measures only 25 mm x 62 mm x 62 mm. The status of the power supply and the data connection is signaled with LEDs on the front. This information can also be evaluated in monitoring systems via a signaling contact. Other features that ensure reliable operation include protection class IP30, an extended temperature range from -40°C to +75°C and extensive immunity to electromagnetic interference.

Product Features

  • Sercos III - SFP media converter
  • Latency < 500 ns
  • Transmission distances up to 20 km
  • Single or multimode fibers

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