FLEX-Link, FLEX-C, FLEX4, FLEX-Base – 1, 2 or 4 Pair UTP/STP

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The FLEX series of adapters and extenders are designed to extend PoE far beyond standard Ethernet reach. When used with the FLEX24 Switch or the FLEX-Base Extender, the FLEX adapters can deliver 10/100Mbps (symmetrical, full duplex) and PoE (up to 50W) over 1- (needs local power), 2-, or 4-pair UTP/STP with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach. This helps eliminate the costs and disruptions associated with IDF closet requirements. There are three adapter options that provide deployment flexibility:

  • FLEX-Link is IEEE-compliant and negotiates power requirements with an IP device, delivers 50W of power over 4-pairs, and can be locally powered.
  • FLEX-C supports IEEE-compliant devices with lower power requirements.
  • FLEX4 is IEEE-compliant and negotiates power requirements with up to 4 IP devices, delivers 30W of power over 2-pairs, and can be locally powered
FLEX-Link FLEX-C FLEX4
Power
  • Maximum 50W, delivered on 4-pairs
  • Local power option to support greater power delivery to IP device
  • Adapter is IEEE-compliant and will negotiate power requirements with IP device
  • Maximum 30W, delivered on 2-pairs (spare pairs)
  • No local power option available
  • Does not negotiate power requirements with IP device
  • Device should be IEEE compliant
  • Maximum 30W, delivered on 2-pairs
  • Local power option to support greater power delivery to IP device
  • Adapter is IEEEcompliant and will negotiate power requirements with IP device
Casing

Metal

Plastic

Metal
Single Pair Supported

Yes (need local power)

No

Yes (needs Local Power)
EN 50121-4
Certification

Yes

(Approved to operate in a Railway/Subway environment)

No

Yes (Approved to operate in a Railway/Subway environment)

FLEX Adapter Applications

10/100Mbps (full duplex, symmetrical) and PoE++ over multi-pair UTP/STP with 2,000ft (610M) reach

Features:

  • 10/100BASE-T(X) Ethernet with PoE++ (up to 50W)
  • 10/100Mbps, full duplex data rate
  • Power Injection or Pass-through PoE++ over standard UTP or STP cable
  • Up to 2,000ft (610m) at 100Mbps over 4-pair, or at 10Mbps over 1- (needs local power) or 2-pair
  • Operating temperature from -40°C to +70°C
  • Supports Multicast, Unicast and Broadcast
  • Auto detect data rate for maximum bandwidth and transmission distance utilization
  • Compliant with all major IP and IEEE standards for RFC network protocols such as UDP and TCP
  • EN 50121-4 Certification for Railway/ Subway environments (FLEX-Base, FLEX-Link and FLEX4)
  • LED indicators for operating status
  • Designed and manufactured in North America
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • FLEX-Base, FLEX-Link and FLEX4 can be locally powered
  • Power consumption: 1.5W or less

Bandwidth Availability for FLEX Extender Kit (FLEX-Base, FLEX-Link, 60W, 55V power supply)

4-Pair UTP/STP 100Mbps full duplex, symmetrical to 2,000ft (610m)
2-Pair UTP/STP 100Mbps full duplex, symmetrical to 1,000ft (305m), 10Mbps full duplex, symmetrical from 1,000ft (305m) to 2,000ft (610m)
1-Pair UTP/STP 10Mbps full duplex, symmetrical to 2,000ft (610m) – Only with the FLEX-Link locally-powered

PoE Power Available with FLEX-Link, FLEX – C and FLEX4

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PoE Power Available to FLEX-Link, FLEX4 and FLEX-C

FLEX-Link/FLEX4 20ft (6m) 250ft (76m) 500ft (152m) 750ft (228m) 1000ft (305m) 1250 (381m) 1500ft (457m) 1750ft (533m) 2000ft (610m)
4 Pair UTP/STP 50W 47W 44W 41W 38W 35W 32W 30W 27W
2 Pair UTP/STP 30W 30W 27W 25W 22W 20W 17W 14W 12W
The FLEX-Link can support up to 50W of power using all 4-pairs or maximum of 30W using 2-pairs. FLEX4 can accept up to 120W of power and it can output up to 30W of power for 802.3af/at compliant devices. To account for cable losses and increase PoE delivery, the FLEX-Link/FLEX4 adapters have the option of using a local external power supply. The FLEX-Link/FLEX4 are IEEE-compliant and will negotiate power with the IP device.
FLEX-C 20ft (6m) 250ft (76m) 500ft (152m) 750ft (228m) 1000ft (305m) 1250 (381m) 1500ft (457m) 1750ft (533m) 2000ft (610m)
4 Pair UTP/STP 30W 30W 30W 29W 27W 26W 25W 23W 22W
2 Pair UTP/STP 30W 30W 27W 25W 22W 20W 17W 14W 12W
The FLEX-C supports IEEE-compliant devices and can support up to 30W of power. If additional power is required use FLEX-Link instead.

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