SLX Industrial Ethernet Switch

SlimLine Plus Unmanaged Industrial Connectivity

The SLX line of unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches are designed to meet performance requirements that extreme applications demand. Available in 5, 6, 8 or 9 port options, our unmanaged SLX switches offer protected circuitry and tough DIN-rail metal packaging to ensure rugged reliability and long-term service in harsh environments. With over 1,000,000 hours MTBF, industrial networks will stay up and running for many years to come.

 

Industrial Switch Product Highlights 

  • Up to 9 fast Ethernet (10/100) ports
  • Up to 3 fiber optic ports for noise-immune links up to 120 km
  • High performance and value
  • Hardened design for medium or heavier industrial networking applications
  • Slim packaging fits on your DIN-rail
  • Dual power inputs keeps you running
  • Plug and play saves you time and money


Note: These switches are also available as SL models which are a lower cost alternative that offer slightly reduced industrial ratings.


SLX/SL Differences

Feature
SLX
SL
Operating Temperature
-40 to 85°C
-40 to 60°C (typical)
Packaging
Heavy-gauge metal
Tough lexan plastic
Ingress protection
IP40
IP30
Compliance
Same plus NEMA TS-2 (Model Specific) Same less NEMA TS-2
Refer to SL models information for more details.

To learn more about our SLX-ES Industrial Ethernet Switches, simply contact sales@sixnet.com or call +1 (518) 877-5173.

Real-Time Ethernet Performance

  • Fast wire-speed switching
  • Intelligent message routing - No collisions!
  • Suitable for any system

Plug & Play Simplicity

  • Auto-sensing for speed and duplex
  • Auto-mdi/mdix-crossover works with straight or crossed cables
  • Auto-polarity corrects for crossed signals
  • No user configuration required

Trouble-Free Operation

  • -40 to 85°C operating range
  • Ultra-reliable 1,000,000+ hours MTBF
  • Hazardous locations for Class I, Div 2 and Zone 2
  • Maritime rated for marine, offshore and shipboard applications
  • Dual power inputs with industrial spike protection
  • DIN-rail or direct-panel mounting

To learn more about our SLX-ES Industrial Ethernet Switches,
simply contact sales@sixnet.com or call +1 (518) 877-5173.

Ethernet Performance

  • Type: unmanaged, store and forward
  • Operation: wire-speed switching, non-blocking
  • Modes: full or half duplex operation with flow control supported on all ports
  • MAC addresses: 1024
  • Memory bandwidth: 3.2 Gbps
  • Latency (typical):
    • 5 us for 100 Mbps (plus frame time)
    • 16 us for 10 Mbps (plus frame time)
  • Ethernet isolation: 1500 Vrms 1 minute

RJ45 Copper Ports

  • Up to eight RJ45 ports that are fully IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • RJ45 speed and duplex: auto-detecting for speed (10/100 Mbps) and duplex (full or half)
  • RJ45 MDI/MDIX: auto-mdi/mdix-crossover automatically supports either straight or crossed cables
  • RJ45 polarity: auto-polarity for automatic correction of crossed TXD and RXD pairs

Fiber Optic Ports

  • Up to three fiber optic ports for distances up to 120km
  • Fiber optic port speed: 100BaseFX (100 Mbps)
  • Fiber duplex operation: Full duplex
  • Transceiver connector style: SC or ST standard, or FC special order
  • Multimode links up to 4 km typical; 1310 nm; for 50-62.5/125 um fiber
  • Singlemode links up to 20 km typical; 1310 nm; for 9-10/125 um fiber
  • Singlemode long haul up to 120 km; 1550 nm; for 9-10/125 um fiber
    • See SC-ST fiber transceiver datasheet for more fiber optic details
    • For the longer distances or special transceivers (such as BiDi) please contact Sixnet
  • Eye safety IEC60825-1, class 1; FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11

Networking Compliance

  • Devices supported by all IEEE 802.3 compliant devices are supported
  • Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x and more

Power Input
  • Dual redundant power inputs
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Input voltage range: 10 to 30 VDC
  • Power consumption typical with all ports linked and active
    • 2.0 W (5-port without fiber)
    • 3.0 W (5-port with 1 fiber)
    • 4.0 W (8-port without fiber)
    • 5.0 W (6-port with 2 fiber)
    • 5.0 W (9-port with 1 fiber)
    • 8.0 W (8-port with 3 fiber)
  • Industrial surge and spike protection:
    • Transient: 15,000 W peak
    • Spike: 5,000 W (10 times for 10 us)

Environmental

  • Operating temperature:  -40 to 85°C (cold startup at -40°C)
  • Storage temperature:  -40 to 85°C
  • Humidity: 5 to 95% RH (non-condensing)
    • Conformal coating is optional - contact Sixnet
  •  Vibration and shock: IEC60068-2-6, and -27

Standards & Compliance
  • Electrical Safety: UL508/CSA C22.2/14; EN61010-1, CE
  • EMC: FCC part 15, ICES-003; EN55022, EN61000-6-2/4, CE
  • Hazardous locations: UL1604 / CSA22.2/213 (Class I, Div. 2, Groups A, B, C, D); EN60079-15 (Zone 2, Category 3), CE (ATEX)
  • Maritime: Rated for marine and offshore per ABS
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant
  • ISO9001:2008 certified company
  • NEMA TS-2 applies to SXL-6ES models

Mechanical

  • Case: Slim style, ideal for DIN-rail mounting
  • Material: Corrosion-resistant aluminum
  • Ingress protection: IP40 protection from dust and debris
  • DIN-rail or direct-panel
  • Dimensions - see mechanical drawings
  • Weight:
    • 6 oz (0.17 kg) – SLX-5ES
    • 8 oz (0.23 kg) – SLX-6/8/9ES
    • 10 oz (0.28 kg)SLX-8ES with 3 fiber

Warranty

  • 5 years on manufacturing and design defects

All specifications are subject to change.  Contact Sixnet to learn more.

To learn more about our SLX-ES Industrial Ethernet Switches, simply contact sales@sixnet.com or call +1 (518) 877-5173.

This Sixnet exclusive feature allows you to choose the mounting method that best fits your requirements. This capability is a standard feature so no accessories or optional kits are required.


Industrial Ethernet Switch: Vertical Snap

Vertical snap-on DIN-rail
mounting for quickest installation

and optimal rail width utilization.

Industrial Ethernet Switch: Vertical Screw-on

Vertical screw-to-panel mounting for better shock and vibration resistance.


Industrial Ethernet Switch: Flat Screw-on

Flat screw-to-panel mounting for low profile orientation in shallow boxes plus best shock
and vibration resistance.



To learn more about our Industrial Ethernet Switches, simply contact sales@sixnet.com or call +1 (518) 877-5173.

Part Number Description
SLX-5ES-1 Industrial Switch with 5 RJ45 10/100 ports
SLX-5ES-2SC 4 RJ45 ports and 1 multimode fiber SC, 4 km
SLX-5ES-2ST 4 RJ45 ports and 1 multimode fiber ST, 4 km
SLX-5ES-3SC 4 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber SC, 20 km
SLX-5ES-3ST 4 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber ST, 20 km
SLX-5ES-3SCL 4 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber SC, 40+ km
SLX-5ES-3STL 4 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber ST, 40+ km
SLX-6ES-4SC 4 RJ45 ports and 2 multimode fiber SC, 4 km
SLX-6ES-4ST 4 RJ45 ports and 2 multimode fiber ST, 4 km
SLX-6ES-5SC 4 RJ45 ports and 2 singlemode fiber SC, 20 km
SLX-6ES-5ST 4 RJ45 ports and 2 singlemode fiber ST, 20 km
SLX-6ES-5SC 4 RJ45 ports and 2 singlemode fiber SC, 40+ km
SLX-6ES-5STL 4 RJ45 ports and 2 singlemode fiber ST, 40+ km
SLX-8ES-1 8 RJ45 10/100 ports
SLX-9ES-2SC 8 RJ45 ports and 1 multimode fiber SC, 4 km
SLX-9ES-2ST 8 RJ45 ports and 1 multimode fiber ST, 4 km
SLX-9ES-3SC 8 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber SC, 20 km
SLX-9ES-3ST 8 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber ST, 20 km
SLX-9ES-3SCL 8 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber SC, 40+ km
SLX-9ES-3STL 8 RJ45 ports and 1 singlemode fiber ST, 40+ km
SLX-8ES-6SC 5 RJ45 ports and 3 multimode fiber SC, 4 km
SLX-8ES-6ST 5 RJ45 ports and 3 multimode fiber ST, 4 km
SLX-8ES-7SC 5 RJ45 ports and 3 singlemode fiber SC, 20 km
SLX-8ES-7ST 5 RJ45 ports and 3 singlemode fiber ST, 20 km
SLX-8ES-7SCL 5 RJ45 ports and 3 singlemode fiber SC, 40+ km
SLX-8ES-7STL 5 RJ45 ports and 3 singlemode fiber ST, 40+ km
SL models The SL option is a lower cost alternative that provides slightly reduced ratings. Refer to SL model switches for more information.
Contact Sixnet for special or long haul fiber transceivers up to 120 km.

Accessories

Part Number Description
SL-2ES 2 port industrial Ethernet fiber optic media converter
ET-PS-024-02 Power supply - AC to 24VDC, 2A
SP-ETH-2 Dual port Ethernet surge and lightning protector for 10/100 ports only

Interested in accessories? Visit our Industrial Ethernet
accessories page to learn more.

To learn more about our SLX-ES Industrial Ethernet Switches, simply contact sales@sixnet.com or call +1 (518) 877-5173.

Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switch Models
 
Industrial Switch: 5 RJ45 ports
SLX-5ES-1
5 RJ45 ports

Industrial Switch: 4 RJ45 and 1 SC Fiber ports
SLX-5ES-2SC or -3SC
4 RJ45 and 1 Fiber (SC style)
Industrial Ethernet Switch
SLX-6ES-4SC or -5SC
4 RJ45 and 2 fiber (SC style)
Industrial Switch: 8 RJ45 and 1 ST Fiber ports
SLX-9ES-2ST or -3ST
8 RJ45 and 1 fiber (ST style)

To learn more about our SLX-ES Industrial Ethernet Switches, simply contact sales@sixnet.com or call +1 (518) 877-5173.