ZB8610 Fan cartridge for EtherCAT and Bus Terminals

ZB8610 | Fan cartridge for EtherCAT and Bus Terminals

The ZB8610 fan cartridge is used for forced ventilation within the terminal housing and ensures better heat dissipation from the housing. It extends the thermal operating range of EtherCAT Terminals (ELxxxx) and Bus Terminals (KLxxxx) and offers a wide range of new application options. The cartridge is installed on the underside of the terminal segment and covers a width of four standard terminals (4 x 12 mm). It consists of the fan, an installation plate, a terminal strip (24 V DC, 0 V DC, diag, mode) and a bracket for fixation on different terminal housings.

The fan can be operated in three different modes:

A typical application of the fan cartridge is extension of the performance range of the terminals through forced cooling. This enables the EL7201 EtherCAT servo terminal to operate with higher output current, for example (4.5 ARMS instead of 2.8 ARMS), so that the performance is on a par with the EL7211, with the benefit of a 50 % smaller footprint.

A further application is the extension of the operating temperature range of the terminals. Depending on the technical specification, the fan cartridge enables the terminals to operate at temperatures of up to 70 °C. The exact terminal-specific information for this application can be found in the documentation for the respective terminals.

Technical data ZB8610
Number of channels 1 fan
Nominal voltage 24 V DC (-15 %/+20 %)
Operating modes temperature-controlled, full speed, frequency-controlled
Rotational frequency fan adjustable in 9 steps via frequency (1…9 Hz), max. ~5500 rpm
Diagnostics fan fault
Life span MTBF typ. = 280,000 h @ 20 °C
Special features increased performance and extended temperature range for various terminals
Dimensions (W x H x D) 47 mm x 22 mm x 55 mm
Weight 32 g (incl. bracket)
Operating/storage temperature -25…+70 °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/see documentation
Approvals CE, UL