Media converters – Connect FO and copper networks

Media converters

FO media converters for Ethernet and fieldbus enable you to convert your copper interfaces to interference-free fiber optics without the need for complex surge protection, shielding, and equipotential bonding measures.

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MC 1000T-MM SC media converter with SC duplex multimode patch cable

Ethernet media converters

Reliable communication via fiber optics

For high-level immunity to interference and long transmission ranges in industrial applications, media converters transparently convert Ethernet data to fiber optics. Depending on the device and cable, they bridge distances of up to 80 km at data rates of up to 1 Gbps.

Main features

  • Transmission speed of 10/100/1,000 Mbps (depending on the device)
  • Various fiber-optic connections: SC duplex, SC simplex (WDM), ST, LC, SFP
  • Maximum range of up to 80 km
  • Metal and plastic housing
  • Comprehensive approval package: CE, UL, DNV-GL, IECEx, ATEX, UL Hazloc, IEC 61850, IEEE 1613

Your Advantages

  • Broad portfolio for every application
  • Gigabit communication – ideal for high data throughput applications
  • Compact design and flexible installation
  • Low latency for applications with real-time protocols
  • Redundant power supply

Media converters for Ethernet networks

Media converters for Ethernet networks

Ethernet media converters for industrial applications

For high-level immunity to interference and long transmission ranges in industrial applications, media converters transparently convert Ethernet data to fiber optics. Depending on the device and cable, they bridge distances of up to 80 km at data rates of up to 1 Gbps.

The Ethernet media converter family features durability and versatility in particular. The extensive portfolio consists of a variety of devices for basic, advanced, and special requirements, such as use in potentially explosive areas and in power supply and distribution applications.

Choose among the range of functions suitable for your application and various fiberglass interfaces. The unique mounting accessories also offer particularly flexible installation options.

Media converters for fieldbuses

Media converters for PROFIBUS

Media converters for PROFIBUS

Media converters for PROFIBUS

Media converters from the PSI-MOS product family enable you to convert copper-based PROFIBUS interfaces to FO (fiber optics). A transparent protocol is used to convert all data rates up to 12 Mbps. This gives you important advantages:

  • Automatic data rate detection or fixed data rate setting via DIP switches
  • Integrated optical diagnostics for continuous monitoring of FO paths
  • High-quality electrical isolation between all interfaces
  • Bit retiming for any cascading depth
  • Can be combined with the PSI copper repeater in a modular way using DIN rail connectors
  • Intrinsically safe FO interface (ex op is) for direct connection to devices in zone 1
Media converters for CANopen® and DeviceNet™

Media converters for CANopen® and DeviceNet™

Media converters for CANopen® and DeviceNet™

You can use media converters to network CANopen® and DeviceNet™ fieldbus systems easily and without interference via fiber optics. This gives you important advantages:

  • Integrated optical diagnostics for continuous monitoring of FO paths
  • Floating switch contact for early warning of critical states in the FO paths
  • High-quality electrical isolation between all interfaces
  • Combine FO converters with copper repeaters for pure copper connections. What’s more, you can use DIN rail connectors to create a modular hub.

Serial media converters

Serial media converters for RS-232

Media converters for RS-232 as an end device and T-coupler

Media converters for RS-232 connections

RS-232 interfaces are very susceptible to electromagnetic interference and potential differences. The transmission distances are too short. Use media converters from Phoenix Contact to convert your serial interface to fiber optics. This gives you important advantages:

  • Longer transmission distances
  • Elimination of electromagnetic interference
  • Integrated optical diagnostics for continuous monitoring of FO paths
  • Floating switch contact for early warning of critical FO paths
  • High-quality electrical isolation between all interfaces
  • Intrinsically safe FO interface (ex op is) for direct connection to devices in zone 1