EtherCAT Coupler with ID switch, Fast Hot Connect EK1101-0080
Link/Act In
signal input
Link/Act Out
signal output
Power LEDs
Input for
power contacts
Power contacts
ID switch
ID switch
extended temperature range

EK1101-0080 | EtherCAT Coupler with ID switch, Fast Hot Connect

Hot Connect is an EtherCAT feature for changing topologies through direct coupling or uncoupling during system operation. Coupled EtherCAT components are already quickly linked to the data communication after connection as standard. Fast Hot Connect technology further reduces the connection time significantly, enabling even faster tool changes. Fast Hot Connect ports may only be connected to each other, which is why they are specially identified.

The EK1101-0080 EtherCAT Coupler with Fast Hot Connect is complemented by the EK1122-0080 EtherCAT junction with Fast Hot Connect.

Technical data EK1101-0080
Task within EtherCAT system EtherCAT coupler with ID switch, Fast Hot Connect
Data transfer medium Ethernet/EtherCAT cable (min. Cat. 5), shielded
Distance between stations max. 100 m (100BASE-TX)
Number of EtherCAT Terminals up to 65,534
Type/number of peripheral signals max. 4.2 GB addressable I/O points
Number of configurable IDs 4096
Protocol EtherCAT
Delay approx. 1 µs
Data transfer rates 100 Mbit/s
Configuration not required
Bus interface 2 x RJ45
Power supply 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Input current 70 mA + (total E-bus current)/4
Current supply E-bus 2000 mA
Current consumption 24 V DC typ. 70 mA
Current consumption E-bus
Power contacts max. 24 V DC/max. 10 A
Electrical isolation 500 V (power contact/supply voltage/Ethernet)
Weight approx. 105 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/variable
Approvals/markings CE, UL, ATEX, IECEx
Ex-Marking II 3 G Ex nA IIC T4 Gc
Ex nA IIC T4 Gc
Ex tc IIIC T135 °C Dc