Beckhoff Automation's Power Over EtherCat Junction Terminal

July 8, 2009
EtherCat Power
EtherCat PowerThe EK1132 Power over EtherCat junction terminal allows power to EtherCat sensors over Cat. 5 cable. Based on the IEEE standard 802.3af, the EK1132 requires an EtherCat/Ethernet cable for the fieldbus signal and the power supply. The EK1132 is particularly suitable for sensors such as shaft encoders or length measuring devices. The sensor supply voltage of 48 V is generated in the EK1132 junction from the 24 V. The maximum current input of the terminal devices is 350 mA. The signal and energy transfer takes places on the same wire so four-wire cables can be used.