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THREE unmanaged media converters will supplement Siemen’s SCALANCE X-100 product line of SIMATIC NET.

The new SCALANCE X101-1, X101-1LD and X101-1POF products each have one electrical 10/100Mb RJ45 port and a corresponding fibre optic port.

The media converters of the SCALANCE X-100 product line are ideally suited for the conversion of electrical to optical signals.

The SCALANCE X-100 media converters are unmanaged Industrial Ethernet media converters with different types of ports.

The products provide an ideal and cost-optimised solution for the conversion of electrical to optical signals.

Both product versions have a robust metal housing (IP30) for space-saving mounting in a cubicle, on a standard mounting rail, S7-300 mounting rail or for direct wall mounting.

The holding flange on the RJ45 port is integrated on the front of the housing, together with the Industrial Ethernet FastConnect IE FC RJ45 Plug, ensuring permanent and reliable data communication.

The combination of holding flange and IE FC RJ45 Plug unloads the RJ45 socket of the media converter from tensile and bending stresses.

The Industrial Ethernet SCALANCE X101-1 media converter has a 100Mb multi-mode port with BFOC connectors. The X101-1LD has a 100Mb single-mode port with BFOC connectors.

The X-100 media converters have a redundant voltage supply (2 x 24Vdc) and a fault signalling contact that can be configured via a SET button on the front of the unit. On-site diagnostics is via LEDs.

The SCALANCE X100 Media Converters series have new strain relief sleeves on electrical ports, which when used with PROFINET compliant Industrial Ethernet connectors, such as FastConnect RJ45 Plug 180, provides improved tensile and bending force resistance (from the connected data cables) in comparison with standard RJ45 connectors.

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