EtherCAT Coupler EK1100
Power LEDs
E-bus
Coupler
supply
Input for
power contacts
Power contacts
Link/Act In
Signal input EtherCAT
Link/Act Out
Signal output EtherCAT
extended temperature range

EK1100 | EtherCAT Coupler

The EK1100 coupler connects EtherCAT with the EtherCAT Terminals (ELxxxx). One station consists of an EK1100 coupler, any number of EtherCAT Terminals and a bus end terminal. The coupler converts the passing telegrams from Ethernet 100BASE-TX to E-bus signal representation.

The coupler is connected to the network via the upper Ethernet interface. The lower RJ 45 socket may be used to connect further EtherCAT devices in the same strand. In the EtherCAT network, the EK1100 coupler can be installed anywhere in the Ethernet signal transfer section (100BASE-TX) – except directly at the switch. The coupler BK9000 (for K-bus components) is suitable for installation at the switch.

Technical data EK1100
Task within EtherCAT system coupling of EtherCAT Terminals (ELxxxx) to 100BASE-TX EtherCAT networks
Data transfer medium Ethernet/EtherCAT cable (min. CAT 5), shielded
Distance between stations max. 100 m (100BASE-TX)
Number of EtherCAT Terminals up to 65,534
Protocol EtherCAT
Delay approx. 1 µs
Data transfer rates 100 Mbaud
Configuration not required
Bus interface 2 x RJ 45
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Input current 70 mA + (total E-bus current)/4
Current supply E-bus 2000 mA
Power contacts 24 V DC max./10 A max.
Electrical isolation 500 V (power contact/supply voltage/Ethernet)
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/variable
Approvals CE, UL, Ex
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