EISW Switch Series wide-temperature range and compact size

CTRLink EISW Series


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Product Overview

The EISW series of switching hubs include models with eight and sixteen ports that provide 10/100 Mbps performance on all ports to accommodate a range of control devices and workstations commonly found in an automation project. For 10 Mbps legacy devices, the switch will automatically reduce its port-speed accordingly. This low-cost compact unit utilizes a rugged metal enclosure, with DIN-rail and wall mounting installation and has an operating temperature range of –40°C to +75°C.

The switch supports plug-and-play operation and requires no configuration. All ports automatically configure their data rate and duplex using the auto-negotiation protocol. Depending on the capability of the link partner, communication is set at 10 or 100 Mbps and at either half- or full-duplex. Each port accommodates either a straight-through or crossover cable using the Auto-MDIX protocol.

The unit is powered from a choice of low-voltages (AC or DC). Redundant power connections are provided for back-up power schemes. LEDs assist in troubleshooting.


  • Plug-and-Play operation
  • 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
  • Shielded RJ-45 connectors
  • Auto-negotiation of speed and duplex
  • Auto-MDIX supports cable inversion
  • Diagnostic LEDs
  • DIN-rail and wall mounting
  • Rugged metal enclosure
  • Enhanced EMC compliance
  • UL listed, CE mark, UKCA
  • 12-48 VDC or 24 VAC powered
  • 1K MAC address support (EISW8)
  • 16K MAC address support (EISW16)
  • Operating Temp range –40°C to +75°C
  • TAA compliant

Product Details

The EISW Series switches can be used in control panel installations where DIN-rail space is at a premium. A metal DIN-rail clip attached to the steel enclosure can survive the toughest installation. In addition, the unit comes with a wall-mount kit for wall-mount installations.

Models are available with eight or sixteen Auto-MDIX ports for attaching local devices. Each port has one LED that glows with an established link and flashes with activity which assists in troubleshooting connection issues. The 16-port switch also has a speed LED per port that glows amber for a 100Mbps link.

The units feature dual power inputs with wide-ranging voltages (12-48 VDC or 24 VAC). For power redundancy, two DC supplies can be used. A normally open (NO) fault relay contact held closed, opens upon a P1 or P2 power failure. This contact is rated up to 24 VDC at 1A. A wide operating temperature range of –40°C to +75°C make the switches suitable for outdoor applications.

A removable power connector facilitates the servicing of the unit.

The switch is UL Listed for Industrial Control Equipment. It complies with CFR 47 Part 15 Class A and carries the CE Mark. It is UKCA compliant.

Ordering Information

Model Description                  
EISW8-100T 8-Port 10/100Mbps Wide-Temp Ethernet Switch -40 to +75C $189
EISW16-100T 16-Port 10/100Mbps Wide-Temp Ethernet Switch -40 to +75C $349