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  • 48 Channel-Isolated Discrete I/O (32 DC inputs, 16 AC/DC outputs)
  • Modbus TCP/IP, i20 peer-to-peer

EtherStax I/O blocks provide a ruggedized, high-density solution to interface a large quantity of isolated discrete I/O signals to your control system. A stackable aluminum housing maintains a small footprint and stands up to harsh, industrial environments. Web-based configuration simplifies setup with any web browser.

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EtherStax I/O blocks provide a ruggedized, high-density solution to interface a large quantity of isolated discrete I/O signals to your control system. A stackable aluminum housing maintains a small footprint and stands up to harsh, industrial environments. Web-based configuration simplifies setup with any web browser.

Performance Specifications

Inputs

Configuration: 32 individually isolated, buffered inputs grouped in two 16-ch ports. Active-high operation.
Input Voltage Range: 20-32V DC, 36V DC max
Max voltage/operating temperature: 36V DC @ 65°C maximum
Input Signal Threshold and Hysteresis: OFF-ON: 13V min, 20V max, 16V DC typical. ON-OFF: 11V max, 7V min, 9V DC typical.
Input Impedance: 6k ohms
Input Isolation: Channel-to-channel: 150V AC isolation rating. Port-to-port: 250V AC safety isolation rating.
Input Response Time: Less than 5ms
Peer-to-peer (i2o) communication: Change-of-state updates: Less than 10ms events. Timed updates: Configurable for 1-90 seconds.

Outputs

Configuration: One 16-ch port of isolated SPST-NO mech. relays
Maximum Switching Voltage / Load Rating: 250V AC, 110V DC @ 2A
Mechanical Life: 20 million operations minimum
Electrical Life (@ 20 cycles per minute): 100k operations minimum at 2A
Contact Resistance (Initial): 30 milliohms, maximum
Output Response Time: Less than 5ms
Minimum Load: 100μA/100mV DC

Local Alarm Output

Configuration: Failsafe or non-failsafe (software-configurable) relay trips on power or link-loss failure.
Type: SPST-NO, 1 Form A, Class I, Division II approved.
Maximum Switching Voltage/Load Rating: 240V AC, 125V DC @ 2A. 100K operations minimum.

Ethernet Interface

Internal Switch or Hub/Repeater: Dual-port Ethernet switch. Web-configurable as a true switch (default mode) or low-latency hub.
Network Connector [10/100 Base-T(X)Copper]: One or two 8-pin RJ-45 connectors. Automatic MDI/MDI-X. 100m communication distance.
Network Connector (100 Base-FX Fiber-optic): One multi-mode with SC connector. 2km communication distance. Full/half-duplex, selectable.
Protocols and Addressing: Modbus TCP/IP or UDP/IP. i2o peer-to-peer. StaticIP, DHCP, BootP. Configurable IP addresses.
Ethernet Modbus TCP/IP Sockets/Sessions: 1-10 socket/sessions programmable via web page.
Ethernet Redundancy: Compatible with STP, RSTP, proprietary schemes.

Environmental

Operating Temperature: -40 to 65°C
Storage Temperature: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Power Requirements: 18-36V DC. Redundant, diode-coupled terminals. 4.7W (copper ports), 6.0W (fiber-optic ports).
Isolation: I/O, power, relay and Ethernet port-to-port
Peak: 1500V AC, ANSI/ISA-82.01-1988
Continuous: 250V AC, 354V DC (150V AC ch-ch)
See User Manual for full temperature specs.

Enclosure and Physical

Housing Classification and Dimensions: IP20: 8.226” x 2.444” x 7.25”, 4 lbs. packed. PCB: 7.920” x 1.875” x 7.25”, 1.65 lbs. packed.
Safety Approvals (pending): UL/cUL Listed
Hazardous Locations: Class I; Div 2; A, B, C, D
Open board units: UL Recognized
Shock and Vibration Immunity (in enclosure): Mechanical Shock: 50g (3ms), 30g (11ms). Random Vibration: 5g, (5-500Hz)

  • Fully isolated between all circuits: Inputs, outputs, alarm, network ports, enclosure, and power are isolated from each other for safety and noise immunity.
  • High-density stackable unit: Stacked mounting puts a lot of I/O in a very small footprint to save panel space.
  • Modbus TCP/IP or UDP/IP protocol: I/O functions as slave to host controller.
  • Peer-to-peer i2o communication: Inputs to one unit automatically actuate outputs on another over Ethernet link.
  • Channel-to channel input isolation: Inputs provide high or low-side sensing for AC or DC circuits.
  • Automatic change of state detection: Inputs detect quick momentary changes of state that occur between polling.
  • Logic inversion (i2o only): Active high inputs can switch remote peer-to-peer outputs on or off.
  • Change-of-state or timed updates: Event-driven updates transmit data in less than 10ms between peers with i2o.
  • 10 Modbus TCP/IP sockets/sessions: Multiple masters can talk to an EtherStax unit at the same time.
  • Local alarm function: Dedicated failsafe relay is controlled via watchdog timer and link-loss conditions.
  • Heavy-duty 2A relays: 16 SPST outputs provide high/low-side 2A switching up to 250V AC or 110V DC.
  • Programmable outputs: Normally open relays are configurable to energize or de-energize on power-up.
  • Built-in slave relays: Inputs can control outputs on same unit to provide slave relay interface.
  • Self-test checks I/O operation: Unit checks internal I/O communication and allows verification via web browser.
  • Watchdog timers: Communication fault sends output to a pre-defined state or holds the last value.
How to Communicate with Acromag Modbus/TCP Modules from Ignition Software Application Note
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How to Configure LabVIEW 2009 to Communicate with Acromag BusWorks and EtherStax Modbus I/O Modules Via an OPC Server Application Note
Introduction National Instruments LabVIEW can be used to monitor and control Acromag Busworks and Etherstax Modbus I/O Modules via an OPC server. A separate application note, Configuring Kepware KEPServerEX 5.0 for Communications with Acromag Busworks and Etherstax Modbus I/O Modules, outlines configuration of a KEPServerEX OPC server. This document focuses on setting up controls and...
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  • Description

    Standards

    USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

    Ports One Type-A Male Connector, One RJ-45 Port
    LEDs Link/Activity

    Cabling
    Type Cat 5 Ethernet Cable

    Dimensions
    7.96” x 1.00” x 0.69” (202.3 x 25.35 x 17.65 mm)

    Weight
    0.8 oz (23 kg)

    Power
    3.3V low power consumption

    Certification
    FCC Class B, CE Class B, UL

    Operating Temp.
    32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)

    Storage Temp.
    32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)

    Operating Humidity
    10 to 90% non-condensing

    Storage Humidity
    10 to 90% non-condensing

    Includes: Package Contents

    • One USB Ethernet Adapter
    • One Driver Installation CD
    • One Quick Installation Guide
    • One User Guide included on Installation CD
    • One Acromag Ethernet I/O Instruction Sheet
    • One IP Address Batch Configuration CD
  • Features & Benefits

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  • Additional information

    Additional information

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    Dimensions 12 × 13 × 3 in
    Part Number

    4001-096: USB Ethernet Adapter