Electrical and industrial equipment installed in potentially hazardous locations need to be regulated by organizations to ensure they are acceptable for installation in volatile environments. To guarantee equipment is suitable, rigorous tests must be completed and each product must be certified prior to installation.
For these types of critical applications, Comtrol has developed six new unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches based off the RocketLinx ES8105 and ES8108 switches, each holding a Class I, Division 2 (CID2) certification:
- RocketLinx ES8105-XT
- RocketLinx ES8105F-S-XT (Single-Mode fiber)
- RocketLinx ES8105F-M-XT (Multi-Mode fiber)
- RocketLinx ES8108-XT
- RocketLinx ES8108F-S-XT (Single-Mode fiber)
- RocketLinx ES8108F-M-XT (Multi-Mode fiber)
The CID2 certification ensures that a device is suitable for areas where gases, vapors, and liquids are “not normally present in an explosive concentration (but may accidentally exist),” according to the National Electric Code (NEC). The CID2-certified RocketLinx switches also feature an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +75°C, and are housed in slim industrial enclosures to save rail or panel space in compact system designs.
For more information on these switches or to inquire about preliminary samples, please contact [email protected], 763.957.6000, or visit the product-specific links above.