periSTART SPE Media Converter

The periSTART media converter is the perfect retrofit solution for connecting new Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) based sensors/actuators/components to your existing network infrastructure. It is the smallest and most affordable SPE media converter on the market and is ideal for use in the field thanks to its small size and robustness.

periSTART media converter

The periSTART media converter connects networks according to the Ethernet standards 100BaseTX (Fast Ethernet) and 100BaseT1 (SPE) and thus enables seamless communication between your IT system and the sensors/actuators/components of the Perinet Seamless IoT Connectivity System at field level.
As a feed-in point at field level, periSTART also provides the 24V DC supply voltage for the components of the hybrid SPE network. The connection of the individual network components via 4-wire periLINE hybrid cables with robust M8 round connectors complies with the IEC63171-6 standard and, in conjunction with periSWITCH, enables variable network topologies with spur lines and tree structures.


Scopes of Application

Connects SPE sensor networks directly to common Ethernet as used in the IT (100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.3u).
Feeds in 24VDC Voltage.

Infrastructure Interface (Data)

Type
M8 A-coded female connector

Communication
100Base-TX Fast Ethernet (IEEE 802.3u)

Infrastructure Interface (Power In)

Type
M8 A-coded male connector

Input Voltage
24VDC (+/-10%)

Input Current
max. 2A throughput current

Power Consumption
0.5W

Field Network Interface (Power Out & Data)

Type
M8 female connector according to IEC 63171-6:2020 (style 6P-M8C without shielding)


Communication
100Base-T1 Single Pair Ethernet (IEEE 802.3bw)

Output Voltage
pass-through (= Input Voltage)

Housing

Material
Polyamide hot melt resin

Protection Class
IP67

Temperature Range
- 40°C...+ 70°C

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Immunity for industrial environments
(EN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-2:2005/AC:2005)
Emission standard for industrial environments
(EN 61000-6-4:2007, EN 61000-6-4:2007/A1:2011)

Compliance
CE, RoHS, WEEE

Order numbers and details

periSTART standard PRN.000.003 Standard-Hybrid-SPE-Mediaconverter with M8-interface