The EK1132 Power over EtherCAT junction terminal enables EtherCATâ€šÃ‚Â® sensors to receive power over a standard Cat 5 cable. Ultra high speed EtherCAT sensors that deliver low microsecond (â€šÃ‚Âµs) level communication can now be more easily installed in industrial applications. Based on the IEEE standard 802.3af, the EK1132 requires only a standard EtherCAT/Ethernet cable for the fieldbus signal and the power supply.
The EK1132 EtherCAT junction suits shaft encoders or length measuring devices that can now be connected by a single cable. The sensor supply voltage of 48 V is generated in the EK1132 junction from the 24 V used as the industry standard. The maximum current input of the terminal devices is 350 mA. The signal and energy transfer takes place on the same wire so four-wire cables can be used. The sensors are connected to Power over EtherCAT via a 4-pin connector such as M12. The maximum possible Ethernet cable length is 100 m.
An intelligent power distribution system detects which power consumer belongs to which performance class and distributes the total available power (15.4 W) to the connected devices accordingly.
Filed Under: Electronics • electrical, Ethernet — cables • hubs • switches, Sensors (position + other)