Harting's latest range of Ethernet switches is exploiting the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard to provide more power to connected system devices. PoE and its higher-power variant PoE+ are standards for the parallel transfer of power and data over twisted-pair cable. The switches use the PoE+ standard (based on IEEE 802.3at) to offer power levels of up to 34.2 W, thereby significantly increasing the variety of potential applications.
Up to four Ethernet Switch ports can be simultaneously deployed for the supply of power with the supplier's Ha-VIS eCon models. The portfolio includes switches with a 54 V supply voltage and variants with integrated voltage converters. These allow the use of standard 24 V power supplies.
These higher power levels mean that users benefit from greater flexibility in the connection of end devices and the extension of the network by saving on additional components such as power supplies.
Developed and optimised for applications in harsh industrial environments, the unmanaged Ha-VIS eCon Ethernet Switches enable the extension of existing network infrastructures as well as the construction of new industrial networks.