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Mencom introduces 5 port Ethernet Switch / Panel Interface Connector Solution

October 072019
Mencom introduces 5 port Ethernet Switch / Panel Interface Connector Solution

October 15, 2019 - Mecom's LP1-E45UM-5 design frees up  DIN rail space by moving the unmanaged Ethernet switch to the side of the cabinet. By combining the switch with the Low-Profile panel interface housing, the product allows  access to multiple Ethernet components within the control cabinet. The LP1-E45UM-5 offers one RJ45 port outside the cabinet and 4 RJ45 ports inside the cabinet.

Mounted inside the LP housings, these Ethernet switches can be directly installed on the outside wall of an electrical panel. The external port provides a means for communicating with devices inside the cabinet without opening the cabinet door, mitigating potential safety hazards. (such as Arc Flash) The Low-profile housing allows users to not only comply with stringent safety industry regulations. The unmanaged switches can come with other PIC components in three different sizes; one single cover (LP1), two single covers (LP2) and one double cover (LP3).

Mencom’s unmanaged switches feature four of fast 10/100Base-T(X) RJ45 connectors with broadcast storm protection. They are certified for Industrial EMC and supports redundant power-input for enhanced safety that can be connected simultaneously to a wide range of DC power sources. If one of the power inputs fails, the other live source acts as a backup to provide the power needs automatically. The unmanaged switches provide a plug-play environment and do not require any complex configuration. The operational temperature ranges from -10 to 70 °C. 

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