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SLX-16MS Industrial Ethernet Switch

industrial_ethernet_switch_managed_16portSlimLine Plus Managed Industrial Connectivity

The SLX-16MS Industrial Ethernet Switch is a 16 port managed switch designed to be rugged, reliable, real time and secure. It combines compact DIN-rail packaging, protected circuitry and powerful software to keep your system going even under the toughest conditions.




Industrial Switch Product Highlights

  • 16 ports of fast 10/100 Ethernet
  • High port count in a small footprint
  • Truly rugged design with -40 to 75°C operation
  • Easy to configure management functions


Real-Time Secure Performance

  • Real-Time Ring™ or Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) for fast redundant ring or mesh networks
  • SNMPv1 and v2 network management
  • SNMPv3 authentication and encryption for security
  • SNMP notifications (traps) for report on event
  • Priority Queuing (QoS/CoS) for real-time operation
  • IGMP for Multicast filtering (snooping and querying)
  • VLAN for convenient traffic segregation
  • Broadcast and multicast storm protection
  • RMON and port mirroring for advanced diagnostics
  • Security with HTTPS, SSL, SSH, SNMPv3 and more
  • Easy configuration via Web, Telnet or CLI
  • Free field-installable firmware upgrades forever

Trouble-Free Operation

  • -40 to 75 °C operating range
  • UL/CSA (CUL), CE and Hazloc (Zone 2) rated
  • Dual (redundant) power inputs
  • Industrial surge and spike protection
  • Self-test/alarm output contact
  • DIN-rail or direct-panel mounting


Ethernet Performance

  • 16 fast Ethernet ports
  • Managed, store and forward, wire-speed
  • All IEEE 802.3 Ethernet protocols supported
  • RJ45 ports 1 – 16 (shielded) 10/100BaseTX
  • RJ45 port speed auto-negotiation
  • RJ45 MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • RJ45 TD and RD auto-polarity
  • Typical latency (varies on load and settings)
    • @ 10 Mbps: 16 us + frame time
    • @ 100 Mbps: 5 us + frame time
  • Full or half duplex operation configurable per port
  • MAC addresses supported 8192
  • Memory bandwidth 32 Gbps
  • Ethernet isolation 1500 VRMS 1 minute
  • Console ports – USB and RS232 (RJ45)

Ethernet Compliance

  • IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet 100Mbps for newer devices)
  • IEEE 802.3 (10Mbps Ethernet supports legacy devices)
  • IEEE 802.3x (Full-Duplex with Flow Control)
  • IEEE 802.1D/w (Rapid Spanning Tree for redundant rings and Spanning Tree for interoperability)
  • IEEE 802.1p (Priority Queuing – QoS, CoS, ToS / DS)
  • IEEE 802.1Q (VLAN for traffic segregation)

Real-Time Ring™

  • Link loss recovery: 30 mS plus 5 mS per hop
  • Switches in a ring: <50 for best performance
  • Multiple rings supported (configurable)

“OK” Alarm Output

  • Indicates power and operational status
  • Voltage same as switch input voltage
  • Maximum current output 0.5 Amp

Power Input

  • Redundant input terminals
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Input power (typical with all ports active)
    •  7 W
  • Power input voltage 10-30 VDC
  • Transient protection 15,000 watts peak
  • Spike protection 5,000 watts (10x for 10 uS)


  • Operating temperature:
    •  -40 to +75 °C (cold startup at -40 °C)
  • Storage temperature -40 to +85 °C
  • Humidity (non-condensing) 5 to 95% RH (optional conformal coating is available)
  • Vibration and shock – IEC60068-2-6, -27

Standards & Compliance

  • Electrical safety – UL508/CSA C22.2/14; EN61010-1, CE
  • EMC –  FCC part 15, ICES-003; EN61000-6-2/4, CE
  • Hazardous locations –  UL1604/CSA C22.2/213 (Class I, Div. 2); EN60079-15 (Zone 2, Category 3), CE (ATEX)
  • Maritime – designed for marine and offshore per ABS
  • NEMA TS-2 for traffic control systems
  • NEMA TS-2 applies to SLX-16MS-1
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant
  • ISO9001:2008 certified company


  • DIN-rail or direct-panel mounting
  • Case – Corrosion-resistant aluminum
  • Ingress protection – IP40
  • Weight – 0.34 kg (12 oz.)
  • Dimensions – see mechanical diagram

All specifications are subject to change. Contact Sixnet to learn more.

Order Guide

Part NumberDescription
SLX-16MS-116 port industrial Ethernet managed switch
Part NumberDescription
ET-PS-024-02Power supply – AC to 24VDC, 2A
SP-ETH-2Dual port Ethernet surge and lightning protector for the 10/100 ports only
RJ45-DB9F-CBLConsole port cable, DB9 to RJ45


Industrial Ethernet Switch Software & Firmware Downloads

  • New Firmware Releases
  • Legacy Firmware
  • Revision History
  • Firmware Loader
  • USB Driver
  • SNMP MIB File

Product Range

Part NumberTypeTotal Ports10/100100 Fiber10/100Gig FiberIngress Protect
SLX-5EG-2SFPUnmanaged5-up to 23PoEup to 2IP40
EB-5ES-PSE-1. Unmanaged55(4 PoE)up to 1--IP40
SLX-6RS-1. Ring66---IP40
SLX-8MS-4/5/8/9Managed84 or 62 or 4--IP40
SLX-8MG-1. Managed8-up to 48up to 4IP40
SLX-10MG-1. Managed107up to 23up to 2IP40
SLX-16MS-1. Managed1616---IP40
SLX-18MG-1Managed1816up to 22up to 2IP40

For more information

    Contact Network specialists Ring UK today for professional advice about which system you should go for. We will assess your requirements and research and explain all the options available to you to help you or your client choose a perfect product that meets your needs.

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