Fiber Optic Multiplexer 8 or 16 ports

The TC8116 is an 8 or 16-channel fiber optic multiplexer with interchangeable interfaces and built-in power redundancy. Standard interfaces include RS-232, RS-422, TTL, RS-485 & Dry Contact Closure.  Electrical interfaces are modular and interchangeable in 4-channel increments at any time--before or after installation.  Because different interfaces can be mixed in 4-Channel increments, a wide variety of interface combinations are available


8/16 Channel Multi-Interface 
(Model TC8116)    Related Products:  TC8108

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  • Mix or Match Field-Interchangeable Interfaces: RS-232, RS422, RS-485, TTL, & Dry contact Relays
  • Data Rates up to 56 Kbps*
  • 8 or 16 Channels
  • Built-In Power Redundancy
  • Optional Optical Redundancy
  • Local Dry Contact Relay
  • Built-In Test Signal Generator
  • Local & Remote Loopback Features
  • Multimode or Single Mode (850/1300/1550nm)
  • Rackmount or Standalone
  • Extend telephone lines with TC1900 RS-232/Fiber Phone Extenders
  • Dimensions: Chassis Style SD10

 

 


Applications

The TC8116 Fiber Optic Multiplexer provides a flexible, inexpensive method for connecting async/sync terminals, printers, and status collecting devices.  It is often used in harsh environments where EMI/RFI interference, ground loops and lightning conditions may exist.  The TC8116 can also be used to extend telephone lines to remote locations with the Model TC1900 RS-232/Fiber Phone Extenders.

Description

The TC8116 is an 8 or 16-channel fiber optic multiplexer with interchangeable interfaces and built-in power redundancy. Optical redundancy is optional. It supports data rates up to 56Kbps*. The TC8116 is available in four configurations:

  • 8 Channel Async Multiplexer
  • 8 Channel Sync/Async Multiplexer
  • 16 Channel Async Multiplexer
  • 16 Channel Sync/Async Multiplexer


 

 

 

 

 

Standard interfaces include RS-232, RS-422, TTL, RS-485 & Dry Contact Closure.  Synchronous versions must be RS-232.  Electrical interfaces are modular and interchangeable in 4-channel increments at any time--before or after installation.  Because different interfaces can be mixed in 4-Channel increments, a wide variety of interface combinations are available.

 


Diagnostics are extensive and include DIP switches for Local & Remote Loopback, a Test Signal Generator, an Electrical Signal Polarity Inverter, and other application configuration switches.  Each unit also provides multiple LEDs for Alarm, Power, Vcc, Optic Signal Status, and Tx & Rx LEDs for each channel.  The built-in test signal generator verifies both device and fiber optic link operation.  This feature benefits users by helping technicians verify that both local & remote devices and the fiber optic link are operating normally.  No other test equipment is required for link and device verification.

The TC8116 is compatible with all types and sizes of multimode (850/1300nm) or single mode (1300/1550nm) fiber optic cable.  Fiber optic connectors are ST or FC.  Electrical connectors are RJ-11.  Power is 12VDC (standard) or 24VDC, -48VDC, or 115/230VAC with an external power cube.  An extreme temperature version (-20o to 70oC), Model TC8116T, is also available.


Specifications

Data Rates (per channel)
 
 ....................................to 38.4 Kbps
Channel Capacity
  
Async..................................8 or 16
   Sync (RS-232 only)..............8 or 16
Optical 
   Transmitter....................LED/ELED
   Receiver........................PIN Diode 
   Wavelength
    ...........................850/1300nm MM
    .........................1300/1550nm SM
   Fiber Optic Connectors
   ........................... ST, FC Optional
   Loss Budget* -850/1300/1550nm
   Multimode @ 62.5/125m........15dB
   Single Mode @ 9/125m.........15dB
 Visual Indicators  System
   
Channel Status (each channel).....
   Tx, Rx, System, Power A, Power B
   VccA VccB, ALARM
   Optic SYNC. RxA, RxB, USE RxA,
   USE RxB, OPTIC, RxB
System
  
Bit Error Rate.........1 in 109 or better

Electrical
   
Connector..................RJ11 Female
   Interface...........(standard)  RS-232,
   ........... RS-422,  Dry Contact Relay
   Interface (custom)  TTL, 2 or 4-wire
   ...............RS-485* or a combination
Alarm

   Dry Contact Normal................OPEN
Power
  
Standard............12VDC @ 400mA
   Optional............................24VDC,
    ............. -48VDC, or 115/230 VAC
    with external power cube
Temperature
  
Operating....................-10 to 50C
   Hi-Temp (optional)........-20 to 70C
   Storage ......................-40 to 90C
   Humidity.........95% non-condensing
Physical (Rackmount Card)
  
Height.........................(3.53cm) 1.4"
   Width.......................(18.10 cm) 7.1"
   Depth.......................(24.80 cm) 9.8"
   Weight.......................(280gm) 8 oz.
*Contact factory for higher requirements (Laser)

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