Cincinnati, Ohio — The Industrial Group of Advantech introduces the EKI-7626C 16+2 gigabit
combo unmanaged industrial Ethernet switch. With the growth of
Ethernet in industrial applications, gigabit ports provide the capacity
needed for increased network traffic.
The EKI-7626C is equipped with 16 10/100Base-TX fast
Ethernet ports and two 10/100/1000 Mbps gigabit Ethernet ports. The
gigabit combo ports support both copper (RJ45) connections as well as
optional Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) modules for fiber optic
connections. About the size of an “AA” battery, SFP modules are
available in single-mode and multi-mode fiber models for distances
ranging from 1,800 feet (550m) to nearly 70 miles (100km).
Designed for the harsh environment of industrial
applications, the EKI-7626C is packed in a rugged metal DIN-rail mount
chassis built to withstand shock and vibration. The EKI-7626C features
4,000 Vdc Ethernet ESD protection, power line surge (EFT) protection of
3,000 Vdc, and an operating temperature of -10 to 60° C.
The EKI-7626C includes dual 12 to 48 Vdc power inputs
for redundant power configurations to ensure system uptime. In the
event of a problem with external power, a built-in fault relay is
available to signal an external programmable logic controller (PLC) or
For ease of setup and maintenance, each Ethernet port is
equipped with front-facing LED indicators that provide transmission
speed, link, and activity status to aid in diagnosing issues with
cables and attached devices. Also, with auto-MDI/MDI-X, there is no
need to use crossover cables, and auto-negotiation provides optimum
Ethernet link configurations.
With dual gigabit Ethernet ports, the EKI-7626C is ideal
for bandwidth for intensive applications and those requiring the
flexibility to accommodate long-distance and noise-immune fiber optic
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