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.

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Ethernet media converters: FO 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 to 48 V DC
  • Compact design in robust metal housing
  • LED indicator for link and data activity
FL MC 2000T media converter with DIP switch

FL MC 2000T media converter with DIP switch

Media converters for time-critical applications

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 ns. 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 singlemode
  • Extended temperature range: -40°C … +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 you with 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. They are several times more cost-effective than slip rings with multiple fibers.

  • Simultaneous sending and receiving on one FO fiber
  • Multimode and singlemode fiberglass cable
  • Transmission range up to 38 km
  • Transmission speed of 100 Mbps
  • LFPT and FEF diagnostic functions
  • Auto negotiation and auto MDI (x)
  • Extended temperature range: -40°C ... +65°C
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 approval, the FL MC EF1300 versions are particularly suitable for process industry, wind power, and shipbuilding applications. With singlemode fiberglass, you can achieve transmission ranges of up to 36 km.

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

FL MC 2000E media converters are suitable for 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 ... +75°C

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