Global Sources
EE Times-Asia
Stay in touch with EE Times Asia
EE Times-Asia > Interface

Switches ready for harsh Ethernet networks

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Molex? Brad Direct-Link? unmanaged switches? Ethernet? switch modules?

Molex debuted its Brad Direct-Link unmanaged switches that feature patented Ultra-Lock push-pull technology and are available in 5- and 8- port modules. The new IP67 sealed Direct-Link switch modules provide a fast, simple and secure on-machine Ethernet switch solution which reduces network cabling and installation costs.

Suitable for installations located in extreme temperature conditions, the Direct-Link 8-port switches operate in -40 to +75C. Tested to NEMA 6 and IP67 environmental ratings, the Direct-Link Ultra-Lock connection ensures continuous operation in ambient dust, pressure washing and submersion in water. The entire printed circuit board and internal connections are fully potted, protecting it from any moisture ingress or connector failures due to severe vibration conditions. Mechanical keying and radial seals eliminate the need for skilled installation and risk of operator error commonly found in other switch connector systems.

The small footprint, field-proven, and rugged design make the Direct-Link switches ideal for heavy-duty transportation and military vehicle applications. Direct-Link Ethernet switch modules allow users to quickly convert from traditional in-cabinet to on-machine mounting. Relocating the switch closer to the machine reduces installation time and costs for lengthy wiring runs, cabling and protected cabinet enclosures. The durable Ultra-Lock system of switch connectors and cordsets features a full sealed connection and secure mating, with easy push-pull plug-and-play installation.

The new Direct-Link switch modules are compatible with other Brad industrial products, including cordsets, receptacles, field-attachable connectors, I/O modules, PC interfaces, gateways, switches and diagnostic tools.

Further information about the Molex's Direct-Link switch modules, visit

Article Comments - Switches ready for harsh Ethernet ne...
*? You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:


Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.

Back to Top