The Stride unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches now offer even more connectivity choices for your Ethernet applications. With the same reliability and performance you’ve come to expect from Stride, the Stride SE2 series DIN rail switches include new models with gigabit Ethernet, higher port count (up to 16 port), and SFP options. The SE2 IP65 series provide users with Ethernet switches capable of withstanding wash down environments directly mounted to machines.
We are happy to announce the new Stride SE2 series Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet switches. This new line of Stride Switches offers more versatility, and many of the features that you have requested for your Ethernet applications. So when should you select an unmanaged switch over a managed Ethernet switch? There is a lot that goes into to this decision and it can get quite involved. Managed switches offer advanced configuration options that will allow for segmenting and troubleshooting your network. If you are looking for a managed switch please follow this link to our site for more information. Typically, if you just need a simple plug and play solution for a Ethernet network, for example a PLC, with an HMI, an unmanaged switch is the way to go. Just power up the switch, plug the devices into the switch, configure the devices basic IP addressing, and your network is up and running. The new Stride SE2 unmanaged switch line comes in two main Product options there is the din rail mounted or IP65 wash down rated panel mount switches. There are 8 different din rail mounted models in this line, all of which have a metal housing and have a rating for hazardous locations. From this table you can see that they come in 5, 8, 10 and even 16 port configurations. I would like to point out some of the unique features on these din rail switches. In this line there are 3 models which have gigabit port options. This 10 port switch not only offers 8 gigabit ports but it also has 2 SFP Port options. If you are unfamiliar with SFP it is a Pluggable module that allows for connecting fiber to the switch. These modules must be purchased separately and we offer a wide range of them from our site. Show table. Also another option to note is the temperature range for these models. The ones with a T as the end of the part number offer a larger operating temperature range of -40 to 167 degrees Fahrenheit. If you would like to see further information of the Din rail switches please see the following video. It will go further into the use and operation of the units. Have a network that needs to be directly exposed to wash down environments? That is exactly what the new Stride SE2 IP65 series switches will provide. These IP 65 switches have a metal housing with either 5 or 8 port configurations. The cabling on these switches is done with using standard M12 connector to provide the IP rating. With the power being a male M12 port and the Ethernet being a female M12 port, this helps prevent hooking up the wrong cable, and doing damage to the equipment. To maintain this IP 65 rating any unused ports must be covered. This can be done with using the part number, shown here, to cap off the port. If you like to see further information on these IP 65 unmanaged switches, please see the following video. If you need any help with using an Automation Direct Ethernet capable device please contact Automation Direct’s free, award winning support team during regular business hours – they will be happy to help. And don’t forget the forums. There are lots of folks there that love to share their years of experience. Just don’t post and questions directed at Automation Direct’s Technical support staff there, they do not monitor the forums on a regular basis.