The new class 1000 Ethernet media converters from Phoenix Contact are designed for industrial applications with basic requirements.
They offer an easy and inexpensive entry-level solution for optical transmission technology.
Data transmission via fiber optics optimizes Ethernet applications with regard to their performance and transmission reliability. In addition to the increased range, the advantages of electrical isolation are also apparent. The compact devices in robust metal housing cover distances up to 9.6 kilometers. Multimode fiberglass is used, either with SC duplex or B-FOC (ST) connectors.
Startup is simplified by auto negotiation and autocrossing. Fixed data rates of 10 and 100 Mbps can also be set. In addition to numerous diagnostics LEDs, the media converters feature the LFP (Link Fault Pass Through) function. This ensures permanent and consistent connection monitoring. In the event that the connection is lost, redundancy mechanisms can be used directly.