Plug and play Ethernet switch for industrial and transport use
Posted to News on 25th Feb 2014, 11:57

Plug and play Ethernet switch for industrial and transport use

Brainboxes is launching the SW-504, an instant-install, unmanaged Ethernet 4-port switch designed to primarily meet the networking needs of industrial applications where reliability and high performance are paramount.

Plug and play Ethernet switch for industrial and transport use

Brainboxes' SW-504 10/100 MB/s Ethernet switch, that uses a 2K packet size to enhance bulk data transfer and optimise system performance, has galvanically isolated ports to provide safe operation in tough environments and extreme temperatures between -30degC to +80degC (-22degF to +176degF). The SW-504 is encased in a non-conductive material for enhanced safety, particularly important for electrical wiring in cabinet spaces.

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-504 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 an existing network and taking up minimal space, the SW-504 is ultra-slim in size at just 22.6mm wide, comes with a DIN rail clip to speed up mounting inside a cabinet and designed with an "easy wir" feature using removable colour-coded and numbered terminal blocks. Power consumption is optimised for efficiency with a power-down mode for when the device is inactive.

Eamonn Walsh, Managing Director of Brainboxes, comments: "The SW-504 offers a simple, highly reliable and robust solution for extending your mission-critical Ethernet. Its slim design and easy wire terminals make it great for fitting into crowded networking cabinets. Matching the same high specification as our industrial range of 5-Port unmanaged Ethernet switches, the SW-504 is essential to prevent the risk of network interruption."

The SW-504 Ethernet switch has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $156.76. For further details please visit

Brainboxes Ltd

18 Hurricane Drive, Liverpool International Business Park
L24 8RL

+44 (0)151 220 2500

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