1-port EtherCAT plastic optical fibre junction EK1561
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EtherCAT junction
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extended temperature range

EK1561 | 1-port EtherCAT plastic optical fibre junction

In connection with an EK1100 EtherCAT coupler, the EK1561 single-port POF branch makes it possible to convert from 100BASE-TX physics to 100BASE-FX physics (POF – Plastic Optical Fibre). Distances of up to 50 m between two couplers can be bridged using the EK1561 and the EK1541 EtherCAT Coupler for POF. Unlike the glass fibre, the POF fibre is easily wireable in the field. The Run LED indicates the status of the EK1561.

Technical data EK1561
Task within EtherCAT system coupling of EtherCAT junctions via POF
Data transfer medium plastic optical fibre (POF)
Distance between stations max. 50 m (100BASE-FX)
Number of EtherCAT Terminals
Type/number of peripheral signals
Protocol EtherCAT
Delay approx. 1 µs
Data transfer rates 100 Mbaud
Configuration not required
Bus interface 1 x ZS1090-0008 POF plug
Power supply from E-bus
Current consumption E-bus typ. 200 mA
Current consumption 24 V DC
Weight approx. 65 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 CE, UL
Further POF products
EK1541 EtherCAT Coupler with ID switch, POF for E-bus terminals (ELxxxx)
CU1561 EtherCAT media converter plastic optical fibre, IP20
Cordsets cordsets and connectors
EtherCAT POF POF cordsets and connectors for EtherCAT