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1600 and 1700 series Unmanaged Switches

The FL SWITCH 1605 device mounted on profiles

With the 1600 and 1700 series Unmanaged IP67 Switches, you can connect up to eight Ethernet-capable network devices directly in the field. The version of the Unmanaged Switch with the higher IP67 degree of protection makes it resistant to external influences such as moisture and dust.Robust field devices, for example I/O modules, can therefore be integrated locally, directly in the machine on the network. In this case the Plug and Play capability enables uncomplicated installation, without configuration outlay. In order that the cabling is also protected against harsh ambient conditions, both the power supply and the network connections are designed using the standardized M12 connection method which is suitable for use in the field.

Problem-free use in automation networks

FL SWITCH 1605 in machine building  

The FL SWITCH 1605 is particularly suitable for use in machines

The 1600 and 1700 series Unmanaged IP67 Switches are suitable for use in networks in which automation protocols such as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP™, or Modbus/TCP are used. Support of the Quality of Service function in accordance with the IEEE 802.1Q standard is the basis for data traffic with a higher priority, e.g. time-sensitive process data is not obstructed by low-priority data packets in the event of heavy data traffic. The Unmanaged Switch therefore guarantees real-time capability in PROFINET networks. With a data rate of up to 1000 Mbps, the switch also provides sufficient transmission speed for communication with modern field devices such as I/O stations, controllers, and high-speed cameras.

Flexible selection of the mounting location

IP67 switch mounted on a structural profile  

With an overall width of just 30 mm, the IP67 switch 1605 is extremely narrow

The IP67 Switch 1605 ensures a high level of flexibility when selecting the mounting location. As the overall width of the switch is just 30 mm, and it can be fastened with just two M6 screws, it can, for example, be mounted directly on the structural profiles of the machines. This dispenses with laborious time-consuming preparation and attachment of mounting plates. The version of the Unmanaged Switch with IP67 degree of protection and a broad temperature range of -40°C to +70°C also allows mounting in harsh ambient conditions.

Fast and easy connection using M12 push-pull technology

M12 push-pull connection  

M12 push-pull connections offer quick and easy connections with one click

The FL SWITCH 1608 and 1708 Unmanaged Switches feature the M12 push-pull fast-locking system to easily secure your network connection with just one click, thanks to the manufacturer-independent locking system. The tool-free locking element offers significant advantages during installation in confined spaces or when the mating connector is difficult to see.

These switches also provide easy power distribution with two built-in power connections per switch, allowing extended line topologies to be realized.

Mobile applications


The robust Unmanaged IP67 Switch is also suitable for use in vehicles

Thanks to its compact design and robust construction, the 1600 and 1700 series Unmanaged IP67 Switches are also suitable for mobile applications such as robotic tools, transport systems, and vehicle applications. Thanks to its broad input voltage range, operation in vehicles with a 12, 24, or 48 V DC electrical system is possible. The switch’s low current consumption also makes it suitable for operation in battery-driven applications.

Overview of FL SWITCH 1600 and 1700

Transmission speed10/100 Mbps10/100 Mbps10/100/1,000 Mbps
Power supply9 V DC ... 32 V DC9 V DC ... 57 V DC9 V DC ... 57 V DC
Temperature range-40°C ... +70°C-40°C ... +75°C-40°C ... +75°C
Degree of protectionIP65/IP66/IP67IP65/IP66/IP67IP65/IP66/IP67
Special featuresQuality of Service (QoS), PTCP filter for PROFINETQuality of Service (QoS), protocol prioritizationQuality of Service (QoS), protocol prioritization
ApprovalsCE, ULCE, ULCE, UL

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