AS-Interface Power Conditioner Easily Panel Mounts Into Two Networks
Tue, 09/28/2010 - 10:33am
Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the VAN-KE2-2PE Two Network AS-Interface Power Conditioner. The conditioner is said to be the industry’s first panel mount AS-Interface power conditioner to enable two AS-Interface networks to be operated from a single DC power supply. This power conditioner delivers up to 4 A output power per network connection, and is suitable for double master use without the need for data uncoupling. The ability to make two AS-Interface connections is a powerful option for users because it enables them to power a dual network gateway; both segments before and after a repeater, or both segments after a set of two repeaters. The input voltage is flexible, and the LEDs on the power conditioner’s housing light up to provide voltage indication when voltage drops below 28 V and 26 V, respectively.