TB20-C, bus coupler


TB20-C, Buskoppler EtherNet/IPTB20-C, Buskoppler EtherNet/IP Frontal
TB20-C, Buskoppler EtherNet/IP
TB20-C, Buskoppler EtherNet/IP Frontal

The EtherNet/IP bus coupler makes it possible to access data from peripheral modules using the EtherNet/IP protocol. It can accommodate up to 64 modules of any kind connected in series with the bus coupler.
The EtherNet/IP bus coupler features an integrated two-port switch that allows for star and line topology configurations. 
A large I/O image table size of one kbyte makes it possible to implement comprehensive and complex systems.
TB20 ToolBox can be used to easily configure the system and the various module parameters and transfer the corresponding settings to the coupler.
A functioning TB20 configuration will always require a bus coupler and at least one peripheral module. The bus coupler supports hot-swapping for replacing modules during operation.

  • Modules can be replaced during operation (hot-swapping)
  • 24 V DC power supply 
  • Integrated power supply unit for powering peripheral modules (2.5 A) 
  • Supplies the system’s I/O voltage (24 VDC) 
  • USB device port for online diagnostics, configuring parameters, setup, and firmware updates with "TB20 ToolBox"
  • TB20 ToolBox simulation for commissioning the I/O system without a higher-level controller in order to test the functionality (I/O check)
  • Concealed "factory reset" switch for restoring the module to its factory settings
  • Supports unicast and multicast 
  • CIP connections
  • 511 bytes of input assembly data, 511 bytes of output assembly data
  • TB20 ToolBox can be used for easy access to assembly sizes and to the structure of the memory image within the assemblies
  • Up to 64 peripheral modules
  • Implicit messaging (transport class 1)
  • Explicit messaging (transport class 3)
  • TCP watchdog
  • IP address can be set relative to a base IP address by using a DIP switch that can be covered
  • DHCP (can be selected using DIP switch)
  • Integrated 2-port switch with 2 x RJ45 connectors
  • Module process data is automatically assigned to the EtherNet/IP mapping

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General information
Order number 600-175-1AA11
Article name TB20-C, EtherNet/IP bus coupler
Scope of delivery Bus coupler Ethernet/IP, 24 V power supply connector, bus cover element, base module
Dimensions (DxWxH) 110 x 35 x 73 mm
Weight Approx. 115 g
EtherNet/IP interface
Number 2
Transmission rate 10/100 Mbps, automatic detection
Input/output assembly size 511/511 bytes
Protocol transmission model Implicit messaging (transport class 1), explicit messaging (transport class 3)
IP address Can be set with software and/or DIP switch
DHCP Yes, can be selected using DIP switch
Connection RJ45
USB interface
Number 1
Protocol Full-speed USB 1.1 device
Connection Mini-USB
Isolation voltage Yes
Electrical isolation 1.5 kV
Number of modules that can be connected in series 64
Voltage supply 24 VDC, 18–28 VDC
Current draw
Current draw without modules (internal) 75 mA
Power supply for modules 5 V DC, max 2.5 A
Power dissipation Max. 8 W
Installation position Any
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature 0 °C … +60 °C
Transport and storage temperature -20 °C … +80 °C
Relative air humidity 95 % r H without condensation
Protection rating IP 20
Certifications CE, UL
Surrounding Air Temperature 0 °C … +50 °C
Pollution degree 2
Noise immunity DIN EN 61000-6-2 “EMC Immunity”
Interference emission DIN EN 61000-6-4 “EMC Emission”
Vibration and shock resistance DIN EN 60068-2-8:2008 “Vibration”, DIN EN 60068-27:2010 “Shock“
RoHS Yes

Technical Documentation

 Name Version Size Tags
TB20, Manual EtherNet/IP Bus Coupler 2 9 MB


 Name Version Size Tags
TB20. Distributed fieldbus I/O system 11-2017 8 MB


 Name Version Size Tags
TB20, EDS file for EtherNet/IP Bus Coupler 1.1 3 KB


 Name Version Size Tags
TB20, USB Driver 1.20 7 KB

Planning Tools

 Name Version Size Tags
TB20-ToolBox V1 Setup v1.48 SR3 12 MB
TB20-ToolBox V2 Setup v 2.04.000 33 MB
TB20, Macros for EPLAN Electric P8* from V2.0 in EDZ format 07.02.2018 84 MB
TB20, STEP files 1.00 8 MB

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The 24 V power supply connector, the bus cover element, and the base module are included as standard.

“TB20 ToolBox” makes it easy to plan the system. Integrated terminal mapping, system width calculations, and current-carrying capacity monitoring all make it possible to quickly design systems without making any mistakes.