Brainboxes launches hardened 8 port Ethernet switch
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Posted to News on 5th Sep 2016, 15:13

Brainboxes launches hardened 8 port Ethernet switch

Brainboxes is launching the SW-608, an unmanaged 8-port Ethernet switch - their first in a new range of tough metal-cased products for the industrial market.

Brainboxes launches hardened 8 port Ethernet switch

Luke Walsh, Managing Director of Brainboxes, comments: "We've made adjustments to a number of our cases recently to make them smaller, tougher and fit just right. The SW-608 is for all those who told us about demanding applications where enclosed metal casing offers the best peace of mind. Every part needed to be just right and we are really pleased with the look, feel and functionality of this 8 port switch."

The SW-608 is encased in a tough but light anodised aluminium case. The body is extruded aluminium and, unlike others on the market, the ends are die-cast, offering a superior fit and finish.

Brainboxes' SW-608 10/100 MB/s Ethernet switch, uses a 2K packet size to enhance bulk data transfer and optimize system performance, has galvanically isolated ports to provide safe operation in tough environments and extreme temperatures between -40degC to +75degC (-40degF to +167degF).

Reliability is further enhanced with redundant dual power inputs between +5V to +30V DC, meaning a second power supply can be fitted as a back-up to prevent down time should one power source fail. The power input range means the SW-608 can be run from: a 24V DC factory floor supply; a standard car battery, making it suitable for in-vehicle and aboard boats; or even a computer USB port, using an optional accessory cable (PW-650).

Easy to install into your existing network and taking up minimal space, the SW-608 comes with a solid metal DIN rail clip to speed up mounting inside a cabinet and designed with an "easy wir" feature using removable numbered terminal blocks. Power consumption is optimised for efficiency with a power down mode for when the device is inactive.

The SW-608 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of 149. Find more information at

Brainboxes Ltd

18 Hurricane Drive, Liverpool International Business Park
L24 8RL

+44 (0)151 220 2500

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