ARCNET EXP Series Legacy Products


Product Overview

  • Compatible with the basband 2.5 Mbps ARCNET® network
  • Works with MOD HUB Series active hubs
  • Supports star or distributed star topologies
  • Interfaces to either single-mode or multimode fiber optics
  • Internal BALUNs support twisted-pair cabling
  • Supports coaxial, fiber optic, and twisted-pair cabling
  • Activity LEDs on each port help identify network faults

You can attain multi-media cabling support for the MOD HUB Series of active hubs by using the EXP Series of expansion modules. Coaxial cable, twisted-pair wire, and glass fiber optic cable can all operate on the same network by selecting the appropriate expansion module.

Each expansion module accommodates from two to four ports with each port designed to support a specific cable technology. Port transceivers are indicated by a suffix designation (e.g., -FOG) which follows the EXP model number. Certain expansion modules mix two cable technologies within one module, reducing costs in certain applications.

While power is off, expansion modules can be inserted into empty slots in any hub within the MOD HUB Series without regard for power consumption. Cabling technologies can be freely mixed-offering great flexibility in configuring hub, media converter and repeater applications. Expansion modules are fastened using thumb screws and can be installed in the field. Each port has an LED to indicate network activity.

These modules support star and distributed star topologies (node-to-hub and hub-to-hub connections). However, bus segments can also be extended using expansion modules.

The following Expansion Modules are no longer available:

Model Description
EXP-485 4-port DC EIA-485 expansion module
EXP-485X 4-port AC EIA-485 expansion module
EXP-485X/2FG3 1-port AC-485/2-port 1300 nm fiber expansion module
EXP-485X/FG3-ST 1-port AC-485/1300 nm fiber expansion module
EXP-485/FOG-SMA 2-port 485/fiber expansion module (SMA connectors)
EXP-485/FOG-ST 2-port 485/fiber expansion module (ST connectors)
EXP-485X/FOG-SM 2-port 485X/fiber expansion module (SMA connectors)
EXP-485X/FOG-ST 2-port 485X/fiber expansion module (ST connectors)
EXP-CXS/485 2-port coaxial/485 expansion module
EXP-CXS/485X 2-port coaxial/485X expansion module
EXP-CXS/2FG3 1-port coaxial/2-port 1300 nm fiber expansion module
EXP-CXS/FOG-SMA 2-port coaxial/fiber expansion module (SMA connectors)
EXP-FOG-SMA 4-port fiber expansion module (SMA connectors)
EXP-TPS/CXS 2-port twisted-pair/coaxial expansion module
EXP-TPS/FOG 2-port twisted-pair/fiber expansion module

* To view the Expansion Modules available for purchase, please visit the EXP product page.

If you have questions about legacy products, please contact your regional office.