Despite its small size, the FLEXtra® twinRepeater is a full PROFIBUS repeater designed for mounting on a DIN rail.
It regenerates the incoming electrical signal on a bus line and retransmits it (bit reshaping and retransmission).
The signals are restored in level, slope, and duty cycle.
The FLEXtra® twinRepeater supports data rates of 9.6 kbps to 12 Mbps and recognizes them automatically.
It can be used for bus extension (up to 1 km with 2 FLEXtra® twinRepeaters), to increase the number of participants, and to expand the system. At the same time, use in MPI networks is possible. As a special application option, the FLEXtra® twinRepeater allows the setup of stubs as separate segments.
The status LEDs integrated for each segment provide a quick overview of the current bus status. Furthermore, the FLEXtra® twinRepeater provides electrical isolation between the two PROFIBUS segments.
In addition, it has a switch to turn off the repeating function. The segments are separated but continue to function for themselves.
PROFIBUS connectors are required for connection to the PROFIBUS cable.
- Can be used for bus extension or as a spur line
- Increase the number of participants
- System expansion
- Can also be used in MPI networks
- Status LEDs for each segment
- Repeating function can be switched off
- Electrical isolation
|Article name||FLEXtra® twinRepeater|
|Scope of delivery||FLEXtra® twinRepeater, instructions|
|Dimensions (DxWxH)||35 x 51 x 72 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 110 g|
|Transmission rate||max. 12 Mbps, autom. detection|
|Connection||SUB-D female connector, 9-pin|
|Segment connection||Via PROFIBUS connectors|
|Status indicator||5 LEDs|
|Voltage supply||24 V DC, 18–30 V DC|
|Current draw||Typ. 60 mA with DC 24 V, without load|
|Output voltage per segment||5 V, 150 mA|
|Electrical isolation||500 V, between the segments|
|Ambient temperature||0 °C ... +60 °C|
|Transport and storage temperature||-25 °C … +75 °C|
|Relative air humidity||95 % r H without condensation|
|FLEXtra® twinRepeater, Brief Instruction||3||2 MB|
|FLEXtra® twinRepeater, STEP files||2 MB|
|FLEXtra® twinRepeater, macros for EPLAN||9 MB|