Media converters – Connect FO and copper networks

Media converters – Connect FO and copper networks

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.

Product List

Ethernet media converters: Fiber optics to RJ45

Two class 1000 Ethernet media converters

Media converters for applications with basic requirements

Media converters for Ethernet networks with basic requirements

The class 1000 Ethernet media converters are designed for applications with basic requirements. They provide an easy and cost-effective entry-level solution for converting to FO technology in industrial Ethernet networks.

  • B-FOC (ST®) or SC duplex connection and a transmission range of up to 9.6 km
  • Input voltage range from 12 V DC to 48 V DC
  • Compact design in robust metal housing
  • LED indicator for link and data activity
DIP switch on the bottom of the FL MC 2000T media converter

FL MC 2000T media converter with DIP switch

Media converters for time-critical applications

The FL MC 2000T series devices can be switched between standard store-and-forward mode with auto negotiation and pass-through operating mode. This makes it possible to achieve very short delays (latency) of 835 nanoseconds. These devices are therefore ideal for applications with time-critical Ethernet protocols such as PROFINET IRT, Powerlink, EtherCAT, and Sercos III. They also offer:

  • Multimode and single mode
  • Extended temperature range: -40°C to +75°C
  • Redundant power supply
Two media converters connected with one fiber

Full duplex FO connection via single-fiber cable

Media converters for single-fiber transmission

The FL MC EF WDM media converters provide a full duplex FO connection with just one optical fiber. These devices are ideally suited to rotating applications with optical slip rings, such as in wind turbine generators. Here, they connect the rotating hub and the motor nacelle. With the WDM media converters, it is now possible to connect optical slip rings using a single fiber. These are several times more cost-effective than slip rings with multiple fibers.

  • Simultaneous sending and receiving on one optical fiber
  • Multimode and single-mode fiberglass cable
  • Transmission range of up to 38 km
  • Transmission speed of 100 Mbps
  • LFPT and FEF diagnostic functions
  • Auto negotiation and auto MDI (x) function
  • Extended temperature range: -40°C to +65°C
Two media converters with approval for explosion protection and shipbuilding

Media converters for the process industry and shipbuilding

Media converters for special applications: Explosion protection, shipbuilding, power

With ATEX and DNV approvals, the FL MC EF1300 versions are particularly suited to process industry, wind power, and shipbuilding applications. With single-mode fiberglass, you can achieve transmission ranges of up to 36 km.

  • LFPT and FEF diagnostic functions
  • Auto negotiation and auto MDI (x) function
  • Backplane bus for redundant or alternative power supply

FL MC 2000E media converters are suited to applications in accordance with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613.

  • 4 kV insulation voltage
  • High EMC protection
  • Redundant power supply: 12 V DC … 57 V DC
  • Extended temperature range: -40°C to +75°C

Media converters for fieldbuses

Four media converters for PROFIBUS

Media converters for PROFIBUS

Media converters for PROFIBUS

Media converters from the PSI-MOS product range enable you to convert copper-bound PROFIBUS interfaces for fiber optics (FO). 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 fiber-optic 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 fiber-optic interface (Ex op is) for direct connection to devices in zone 1
Two 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 fiber-optic paths
  • Floating switch contact for early warning of critical states in the fiber-optic 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

Two media converters for RS-232

Media converter for RS-232 as end device and T-coupler

Media converters for RS-232 connections

RS-232 interfaces are very susceptible to EMC influences 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 EMC influences
  • Integrated optical diagnostics for continuous monitoring of fiber-optic paths
  • Floating switch contact for early-warning alarms in respect of critical fiber-optic paths
  • High quality electrical isolation between all interfaces
  • Intrinsically safe fiber-optic interface (Ex op is) for direct connection to devices in zone 1