There is an expanding need for Ethernet switches in many of the new Building Automation Systems (BAS). The Plug-and-Play (PnP) EIBA switches provide the needed functionality, mounting convenience, and ruggedness to fill those applications. The popular EIBA5-100T which is designed for panel mounting is complemented by its DIN-rail cousin, the EIBA5-100T/R.
Utilizing switching technology, the compact and low-cost EIBA switches provide five 10/100 Mbps shielded RJ-45 ports. Each port is Auto-MDIX compliant and can operate as an uplink port, eliminating the need for crossover cables. All ports automatically negotiate data rate, duplex, and flow control.
EIBA switches address a key issue in building automation systems and that is convenient mounting in control panels. Office-grade equipment is intended for desktops, requiring a separate power supply powered from a 120/230 Volt AC mains circuit. In this situation, a shelf would be constructed to mount the unit and a receptacle would be installed inside the control panel. However, EIBA switches mount in subpanels and operate from the same source that powers other BAS equipment.