DIN-rail mount Gigabit Ethernet switch

From Wago, the ETHERNET Eco Switch brings simplicity to small- and mid-sized data networks.

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Wago Corporation's newly launched ETHERNET Eco Switch brings simplicity to small- and mid-sized data networks by eliminating pre-configuration, asserts the company.

Emphasizing usability rather than extensive management functions, the plug-and-play Wago Model 852-1111 switch connects up to five network devices to an Ethernet network. Data transmission occurs at rates of 10, 100 or 1,000 Mbit/s. Designed for compact control cabinets, the Eco Switch's DIN-rail mount, IP30-rated metal housing is just 74 x 110 x 24 mm. While small in size, the Eco Switch features all standard functions of a network switch, including automatic data rate adjustment (auto-negotiation) and automatic transmit/receive cable detection (Auto-MDIX).

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Up to 2,000 devices can be managed via the device's MAC address list. Full-duplex communication complies with IEEE 802.3x at permissible operating temperatures ranging from 0 to 60°C. The unit's front-panel LEDs permit quick on-site diagnostics, increasing visibility and accessibility. Power supply ranges between 18-30 V DC and integrated overvoltage protection provides additional safety.

Wago is a specialist in spring pressure connection technology that eliminates loose wires resulting from vibration and temperature cycling, while providing corrosion-resistant and maintenance-free connections. Products include DIN-rail, PCB and chassis mount terminal blocks, signal conditioners, etc. For additional information, visit www.wago.us, call 1-800-DIN-RAIL, or email info.us@wago.com.

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