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Ethernet media converters for more reliable energy networks

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article image FL MC 2000E SM40 LC Ethernet media converters

Phoenix Contact presents the FL MC 2000E SM40 LC Ethernet media converters featuring a robust design for use in extreme environmental requirements according to IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613.

Completing the class of optical converters for use in energy technology, the media converter featuring single-mode fibreglass covers distances of up to 40km. Data transmission via fibre optics optimises Ethernet applications in terms of their performance and transmission reliability.

The devices for both multi-mode and single-mode fibreglass versions meet extreme environmental requirements with their robust metal housing.

Key features of the new Ethernet media converters include high electromagnetic compatibility enabling use in switchgear requiring IEC 61850-3 or IEEE 1613; extended temperature range of -40°C to +75°C supporting use in a variety of applications; flexible redundant power supply to cover a wide range from 12 to 57 V DC; multiple diagnostics LEDs; and LFP (Link Fault Pass Through) function to ensure permanent and consistent connection monitoring.

Additionally, the Ethernet pass through mode supports very short delay times of just 700 ns, also making the media converters ideal for use in time-critical applications such as Profinet, Powerlink, EtherCat or Sercos III.

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