Brainboxes launches 8 port Ethernet switch – meeting the demanding needs of industrial environments

Liverpool, England – 18th August 2016: Brainboxes has launched the SW-608, an unmanaged 8-port Ethernet switch - their first in a new range of tough metal cased products for the industrial market.

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 -40ºC to +75ºC (-40ºF to +167ºF).

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 24VDC factory floor supply; a standard car battery, making it ideal 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 wire” feature using removable numbered terminal blocks.  Power consumption is optimised for maximum efficiency with a power down mode for when the device is inactive. 

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