Ruggedized Ethernet

Moxa has announced its first Ethernet switches with IP67-rated housing.

August 1, 2007
By Craig Pearson

The IP67-rated design makes the EDS-305-M12 switches applicable for use in outdoor environments such in the transportation, mining, and water and wastewater treatment industries. The EDS-305-M12 switches are water-resistance, and are designed to be resistant to the effects of dust, dirt, humidity, vibration, and shock.

The EDS-305-M12 switches use M12 connectors for the Ethernet interface. M12 connectors can ensure a tight connection, and keep Ethernet connections from popping loose in high-vibration applications. In addition, the EDS-305-M12 switches have received industrial and safety approvals, such as UL508, Class 1, Div. 2, and will also receive DNV/GL maritime certification for specialized applications.

Besides the M12 robust connections and basic built-in network switching technology, the EDS-305-M12 series plug-n-play Ethernet switches have a rugged design. Two models are available, both of which are IP67-rated to be waterproof. One model has an operating temperature range of zero to 60 degrees C, and the other model has an extended operating temperature range of minus 40 to 75 degrees C.

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