EtherCAT Coupler with ID switch, fibre optic EK1501-0010
Input for
Power LED
Input for
power contacts
Power contacts
SC duplex
SC duplex
Power LED
ID switch
ID switch

EK1501-0010 | EtherCAT Coupler with ID switch, fibre optic

The EK1501-0010 coupler connects EtherCAT with the EtherCAT Terminals (ELxxxx). A station consists of an EK1501-0010 coupler, any number of EtherCAT Terminals, an EL9011 bus end cap or an EK1110 EtherCAT extension. The coupler converts the passing telegrams from Ethernet 100BASE-FX to E-bus signal representation. The singlemode glass fibre connection enables distances of up to 20 km between two couplers.

The EK1501-0010 has three hexadecimal ID switches for assigning an ID to a group of EtherCAT components. This group can then be located at any position within the EtherCAT network. Variable topologies are therefore easily implementable.

Technical data EK1501-0010
Task within EtherCAT system coupling of EtherCAT Terminals (ELxxxx) to 100BASE-FX EtherCAT networks, with identity verification
Data transfer medium singlemode glass fibre 9/125 µm (SM)
Distance between stations max. 20,000 m (100BASE-FX)
Number of EtherCAT Terminals up to 65,534
Type/number of peripheral signals max. 4.2 GB addressable I/O points
Number of configurable IDs 4096
Protocol EtherCAT
Delay approx. 1 µs
Data transfer rates 100 Mbit/s
Configuration not required
Bus interface 2 x SC Duplex
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Current supply E-bus 2000 mA
Current consumption 24 V DC typ. 150 mA + (E-bus current/4)
Current consumption E-bus
Power contacts max. 24 V DC/max. 10 A
Weight approx. 190 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/variable
Approvals/markings CE, UL, ATEX
Ex marking II 3 G Ex nA IIC T4 Gc
Cordsets cordsets and connectors
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