DataConnect 2178MPEE Industrial 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet Extender

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DataConnect 2178MPEE Industrial 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet Extender


  • Complies with NEMA TS1 & TS2 Environmental requirements for Traffic control equipment
  • Complies with IEC61000-6-2 EMC Generic standard immunity for Industrial environment
  • Ethernet Port: 10/100Mbps-Full/Half-duplex, Auto-Negotiation, Auto-MDI/MDIX
  • Ethernet Extender (RJ-11 and Terminal Block) Port: Symmetrical on the VDSL, High-speed, Full-duplex up to 100Mbps communications link over existing copper telephone wire
  • Operates transparent to higher layer protocols such as TCP/IP
  • Ten speeds with speed indicator LEDs on front panel of unit: A.Up to 50Mbps @ about 300meters (984ft.)B:1Mbps @ about 1,900meters (6,232ft.)
  • Redundant power inputs with Terminal Block and DC Jack-40°C to 75°C (-40°F to 167°F) operating temperature range
  • Hardened aluminum case
  • Supports DIP switch to select Local or Remote mode
  • Supports DIN-Rail, Panel and Rack Mounting installation



The 2178MPEE Series Ethernet Extender enables the extension of Ethernet connectivity over existing copper pair allowing legacy infrastructure to be leveraged for IP networks and extending the Ethernet distance limitations of 100 meters.

Upgrading an existing legacy control or surveillance system to a new IP-based system is a complicated task, especially when existing cable infrastructure is old copper or twisted pair cable. 2178MPEE Series provides Ethernet connection and extension over these existing copper wire cables minimizing the expense of pulling new cable infrastructure.

The 2178MPEE Series is built with industrial grade specifications, providing wide temperature operation range from -20°C to 60°C to overcome industrial environments. Incorporating VDSL technology, the 2178MPEE’s RJ11 and terminal block extender ports provide long distance transmission with 50Mbps rate at 300 meters, or 1Mbps at 1900 meters; 10 speed LED indicators in the front panel provide easy lookup for the connection speed.






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Additional information

Weight 5.00 lbs
Dimensions 12.00 × 12.00 × 12.00 in


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DataConnect 2178MPEE Features

IEEE802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE802.3u 100BASE-TX, IEEE802.3xProtocols
Transparent to higher layer protocolsProcessing Type
Half-duplex back-pressure and IEEE802.3x Full-duplex flow controlInput
Input Voltage: 24 to 48VDC (Terminal Block); 48VDC (DC Jack)Power Consumption
8.64W Max. 0.18A @ 48VDCOverload Current Protection
PresentReverse Polarity Protection
Aluminum case
50mm (W) x 110mm (D) x 135mm (H)
(1.97" (W) x 4.33" (D) x 5.31" (H))Weight
0.8Kg (1.76lbs.)Installation
DIN-Rail (Top hat type 35mm), Panel, Rack Mounting InterfaceEthernet Port
Port: 4 RJ-45 port, 10/100BASE-TX Full/Half-duplex Auto-Negotiation, Auto-MDI/MDIX
Speed: 10/100Mbps
Distance: 100meters (328ft.)
Cable: 10BASE-T: UTP CAT. 3, 4, 5 (2-pair wire), 100BASE-TX: UTP CAT. 5 (4-pair wire)Ethernet Extender Port
Port: One RJ-11 and Terminal Block port
Speed: 1/3/5/10/15/20/25/30/40/50Mbps
Distance: 1900meters (6,232ft.)
Cable: Telephone wire 24 AWG (0.5mm diameter, 1-pair wire) or largerDIP switch
One DIP Switch: Local (CO) or Remote (CPE)LED Indicators
Per Unit: Power Status (Power)
Per Port: 10/100TX: Link/Activity, Full-duplex
Line: Error, Link, Local, Remote1. LED: Green; Speed: 1Mbps; Distance: 1,900m(6,232ft.)
LED: Amber; Speed: 3Mbps; Distance: 1,800m(5,904ft.)2. LED: Green; Speed: 5Mbps; Distance: 1,600m(5,294ft.)
LED: Amber; Speed: 10Mbps; Distance: 1,400m(4,593ft.)3 .LED: Green; Speed: 15Mbps; Distance: 1,200m(3,936ft.)
LED: Amber; Speed: 20Mbps; Distance: 1,000m(3,280ft.)4. LED: Green; Speed: 25Mbps; Distance: 800m(2,624ft.)
LED: Amber; Speed: 30Mbps; Distance: 700m(2,296ft.)5. LED: Green; Speed: 40Mbps; Distance: 600m(1,968ft.)
LED: Amber; Speed: 50Mbps; Distance: 300m(984ft.)NOTE
All speed selections are Symmetrical on the DSL.Operating Temperature
-40°C to 75°C (-40°F to 167°F)
Tested @ -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)Storage Temperature
-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)Ambient Relative Humidity
5% to 95% (non-condensing)Regulatory Approvals: ISO Manufactured in an ISO9001 facilitySafety
FCC Part 15, Class A
– EN55022
– EN61000-3-2
– EN61000-3-3EMS
– EN61000-4-2 (ESD Standards)
Contact: + / – 4KV
Air: + / – 8KV
– EN61000-4-3 (Radiated RFI Standards)
10V/m, 80 to 1000MHz; 80% AM
– EN61000-4-4 (Burst Standards)
Signal Ports: + / – 4KV
D.C. Power Ports: + / – 4KV
– EN61000-4-5 (Surge Standards)
Signal Ports: + / – 1KV; Line-to-Line
D.C. Power Ports: + / – 0.5KV; Line-to-earth
– EN61000-4-6 (Induced RFI Standards)
Signal Ports: 10Vrms @ 0.15 – 80MHz; 80% AM
D.C. Power Ports: 10Vrms @ 0.15 – 80MHz; 80% AM
– EN61000-4-8 (Magnetic Field Standards)
30A/m @ 50, 60HzEnvironmental Test Compliance
IEC60068-2-6 Fc (Vibration Resistance)
5g @ 10 – 150Hz, Amplitude 0.35mm (Operation/Storage/Transport)
IEC60068-2-27 Ea (Shock)25g @ 11ms (Half-Sine Shock Pulse; Operation)50g @ 11ms (Half-Sine Shock Pulse; Storage/Transport)
FED STD 101C Method 5007.1 (Free fall w/ package)-Tested with Cross Weight and Drop High standard table