RuggedNet® G/Si

Unmanaged Industrial 6 and 10 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

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The RuggedNet G/Si is an unmanaged, ruggedized industrial gigabit Ethernet switch featuring fiber or copper uplink ports, along with four or eight 10/100/1000 RJ-45 copper user ports. It facilitates the extension of industrial network distances using fibre cabling.

As a standard Layer 2 Ethernet switch, the RuggedNet G/Si routes frames to any port based on their MAC address.

It also offers a Directed Switch mode, channeling multicast traffic, such as video, solely to the designated uplink port to prevent flooding of other network ports.

Models equipped with dual fibre or copper uplink ports enable daisy-chain setups or redundant uplinks, essential for critical applications demanding protection and sub-50ms recovery in case of an uplink failure.

These models also feature a Dual Device mode, allowing the G/Si to function as two separate and isolated Ethernet switches. This mode ensures distinct and independent data paths between the two uplink ports and the user ports.

Configuring the G/Si’s operational modes is straightforward with the DIP-switches, each function clearly labeled on the device’s side for easy identification and adjustment.

Available models come with fixed ST, SC, and LC fibre connectors or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceiver slots. The fibre ports accommodate multimode or single-mode, dual or single-fibre connections, with distances reaching up to 140km. SFP models offer various distance options in standard, CWDM, and DWWM wavelengths.

Installation options include wall or rack mounting using a bracket and shelf, or DIN-rail mounting with the provided clip. Models come with either a single or dual DC input power configurations.

  • Unmanaged 6 and 10 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • Two 10/100/1000 copper or Gigabit fiber uplink ports
  • Four or eight 10/100/1000 copper user ports
  • ST, SC and LC fixed fiber ports or standard, CWDM or DWDM Gigabit SFP transceivers
  • Supports jumbo frames up to 10,240 bytes
  • Uplink redundancy on models with two uplink ports
  • Dual Device mode for operating as two separate switches
  • Directed Switch mode AKA Camera mode to prevent port flooding
  • Isolated single or dual DC power for redundancy
  • Wall, Rack and DIN-rail mountable
  • Fan-less design for long life
  • Industrial (-40 to 75ºC) operating temperature
  • TAA, BAA and NDAA compliant, and Made in the USA
  • Free 24/7/365 Technical Support
DescriptionRuggedNet® G/Si
10/100/1000BASE-T with Gigabit Fiber or 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Uplinks
Industrial Unmanaged 6 and 10 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Standard CompliancesIEEE 802.3
Regulatory Compliances

Safety: UL 62368-1, UL 60950-1,

             IEC 62368-1, IEC 60950-1,

             EN 62368-1, EN 60950-1,

             CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1,

             CE Mark, UKCA

EMC:    EN 55032/24 CE Emissions/Immunity,

             IEC 61000-6-4 Industrial Emissions,

             IEC 61000-6-2 Industrial Immunity

EMI:     CISPR 32,

             FCC 47 Part 15 Subpart B Class A

EMS:    IEC 61000-4-2 ESD: Contact: 6 kV; Air: 8 kV,

             IEC 61000-4-3 RS: 80 MHz to 1 GHz: 10 V/m (on UTP cabling) and 20 V/m (on STP cabling)

             IEC 61000-4-4 EFT: Power: 2 kV; Signal: 1 kV,

             IEC 61000-4-5 Surge: Power: 2 kV; Signal: 2 kV,

             IEC 61000-4-6 CS: Signal: 10 V, IEC 61000-4-8 ( Magnetic Field), 30A/m,

             IEC 61000-4-11 (General Immunity in Industrial Environments)

IP Rating: IP40 Protection


EnvironmentalREACH, RoHS and WEEE
Frame SizeUp to 10,240 bytes
Port TypesCopper: 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Fiber:     1000BASE-X (ST, SC, LC, SFP)
               10/100/1000BASE-T SGMII (SFP)
Cable TypesCopper: EIA/TIA 568A/B, Cat 5 UTP and higher
Fiber:     Multimode: 50/125, 62.5/125µm
               Single-mode: 9/125µm
DC Power Requirements4 RJ-45 Ports:
+12 to +57VDC;
0.68A @ 12VDC
0.17A @ 48VDC
2 Pin Terminal (isolated)
8 RJ-45 Ports:
+12 to +57VDC;
0.75A @ 12VDC
0.19A @ 48VDC
2 Pin Terminal (isolated)
(W x D x H)
1.5” x 5.5” x 5.5” (38.1 mm x 139.7 mm x 139.7 mm)
Weight4 RJ-45 Ports:
1.70 lb.; 772 grams
8 RJ-45 Ports:
1.77 lb.; 803 grams
Operating TemperatureExtended: -40 to 75°C
Storage: -40 to 80°C
Humidity5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude-100m to 4,000m (operational)
MTBF (hrs)305,000
5 year product warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support

Dual Device Mode Application

The Dual Device feature proves highly beneficial for two separate network domains that share a single network distribution point.

In the scenario illustrated, the Quality Control (green) network and the Manufacturing (purple) network converge at a single hub distribution point. Employing dual uplinks and the Dual Switch mode enables a single switch to manage both the Quality Control and Manufacturing devices, while preserving network isolation.

Dual Media Converter Mode 2880 g si

Industrial Daisy Chain Application

This example illustrates the daisy chain capabilities of RuggedNet switches. In this setup, each RuggedNet switch is connected to adjacent switches through its uplink ports. The daisy chain can be extended to more switches using this connectivity method.

In this scenario, two sites are interconnected using RuggedNet switches, enabling communication between the workstations and the router.

PoE Switch Directed Switch Mode GPoE+M

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