CTRLink EICP Series Compact Size, Plug and Play Operation

Product Overview

  • Industrial temperature range (0° to +60°C)
  • Compact size
  • Plug and Play (PnP) operation
  • 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 100BASE-FX compliant
  • Auto-negotiated data rate, duplex and flow control
  • Full or half-duplex
  • Auto-crossover (Auto-MDIX) and uplink provision on twisted-pair ports
  • Wide-range, low-voltage AC or DC powered
  • Provision for redundant power connections
  • LEDs for link/activity, data rate and power
  • Easy panel or DIN-rail installation
  • Industrial environment EMC compatible
  • CE Mark
  • UL 508 Listed
  • C-UL Listed, Industrial Control Equipment

Product Details

The EICP series of compact switching hubs fills the need for those industrial and commercial applications requiring a small footprint and a temperature range between 0° to +60°C. Copper and fiber versions are available in this product line.

The EICP segments the Ethernet LAN into multiple collision domains. It acts as a "bridge" between data links-creating a larger network diameter than possible with repeating hubs. Each twisted-pair port senses the capabilities of the device at the far end of its link, then automatically optimizes the data rate to 10 or 100 Mbps and duplex operation to half or full. Full-duplex negotiation implements the PAUSE method of flow control. Half-duplex links use backpressure for flow control.

Only standard straight-through cables are needed to connect copper ports to NICs or another hub. Eight Auto-MDIX ports are available on the EICP9-100T for attaching local devices, or for use as an uplink port. The ninth port has a conventional MDI/X port and an MDI port that can be used as an uplink port. This allows cascading to another hub without the need of a crossover cable. In addition to one power LED, each port has an LED showing link/activity/data rate by color: green for 100 Mbps and yellow for 10 Mbps. Flashing indicates port activity.

The unit is shipped with a DIN- rail clip installed. If direct mounting to a sub-panel is desired, an optional panel mounting bracket, shipped with the product, can be installed after removing the DIN-rail clip.

The EICP series can be powered from either wide-range, low-voltage AC or DC power sources. Redundant power connections are provided to accommodate back-up power schemes.

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Ordering Information

Model Description                  
EICP9-100T 9-Port 10/100Mbps Compact Switch $445

Accessories

Model Description                  
AI-XFMR Wall-mount plug-in transformer 120 VAC (nom) input/24 VAC (nom) output (details...) $35
AI-XFMR-E Wall-mount plug-in transformer 230 VAC (nom) input/24 VAC (nom) output (details...) $55