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SLX-6RS Industrial Ethernet Switch

SLX-6RS1_L1SlimLine & SlimLine Plus Industrial Connectivity

The SL-6RS and the SLX-6RS are 6 port industrial Ethernet switches that feature Sixnet’s Real-Time Ring™. Fast, fault-tolerant network redundancy and prioritized message delivery make Sixnet switches optimal for critical real-time systems. Pre-configured for plug-and-play simplicity, our industrial switches run without the complex configuration steps required by alternative solutions. This advanced technology delivers reliability and performance that saves time and money



Industrial Switch Product Highlights

  • 6 fast Ethernet (10/100) ports including up to 2 fiber (100Mb) ports
  • Fast, fault-tolerant network redundancy
  • Pre-configured for plug-and-play simplicity
  • Industrial-hardened design
  • Compact case for DIN-rail or direct-panel mounting


Real-Time Fault-tolerant Rings

  • Recovery time of 30 mS plus 5 mS per hop!
  • Ideal for deterministic systems and PLCs
  • Real-time Modbus over Ethernet monitoring
  • Self-test/alarm output for reporting error

Real-Time Traffic Prioritization (QoS)

  • Assure delivery of real-time data
  • Improve network utilization
  • User settable priority assignments

Managed Switch Features

  • User configurable port settings
  • Port mirroring for traffic diagnostics
  • Message filtering to prevent broadcast storms

Trouble-Free Operation

  • Ultra-reliable 1,000,000 + hours MTBF
  • -40 to 85°C operating range (SLX model)
  • UL/CSA (CUL), CE and Hazloc (Zone 2) rated
  • Dual (redundant) power inputs
  • Industrial surge and spike protection
  • Self-test/alarm output contact


Ethernet Performance

  • 6 fast Ethernet ports with up to 2 fiber
  • Managed, store and forward, wire-speed
  • All IEEE 802.3 Ethernet protocols supported
  • RJ45 ports (shielded) 10/100BaseTX
  • RJ45 port speed auto-negotiation
  • RJ45 MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • RJ45 TD and RD auto-polarity
  • Fiber optional on ports 5 and 6
  • Fiber optic port speed: 100 Mbps
  • Fiber typical specs (see separate datasheet for details)
    • Multimode, 4 km, 1310 nm, 50-62.5/125 µm
    • Singlemode, 20 km, 1310 nm, 9-10/125 µm
    • Long haul, up to 120 km, 1550 nm, 9-10/125 µm
  • 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 2048
  • Memory bandwidth 3.2 Gbps
  • Ethernet isolation 1500 VRMS 1 minute

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 802.1p (Priority Queuing – QoS, CoS, ToS/DS)

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 (typ. with all ports active)
    • 4 W (-1 model with no fiber)
    • 6 W (-4/5 model with 2 fiber)
  • Power input voltage 10-30 VDC
  • Transient protection 15,000 watts peak
  • Spike protection 5,000 watts (10x for 10 µS)


  • Operating temperature:
    • SLX: -40° to +85°C (cold startup at -40°C)
    • SL: -40° to +60°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, and -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
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant
  • ISO9001:2008 certified company
  • SLX Model: NEMA TS-2 for traffic control systems


  • DIN-rail or direct panel-mounting
  • Case – Metal (SLX) or Lexan (SL)
    • SL: Ingress protection – IP30
    • SLX: Ingress protection – IP40
  • Weight – SLX: 0.23 kg (8 oz.); SL: 0.17 kg (6 oz.)
  • Dimensions – see mechanical diagram

Specifications are subject to change. Contact Sixnet to learn more.

Order Guide

Part NumberDescription
SLX-6RS-1-D1Industrial switch with 6 RJ45 ports, metal case and wide temperature range
SLX-6RS-4SC-D14 RJ45 ports, 2 multimode SC fiber, 4 km
SLX-6RS-4ST-D1RJ45 ports, 2 multimode ST fiber, 4 km
SLX-6RS-5SC-D14 RJ45 ports, 2 singlemode SC fiber, 20 km
SLX-6RS-5ST-D1RJ45 ports, 2 singlemode ST fiber, 20 km
SLX-6RS-5SCL-D14 RJ45 ports, 2 singlemode SC fiber, 40+ km
SLX-6RS-5STL-D14 RJ45 ports, 2 singlemode SC fiber, 40+ km
SLLexan case and limited temperature range

Contact Sixnet for special or long haul transceivers up to 120 Km.


Part NumberDescription
Setup WizardFree Windows configuration tool
ET-PS-024-02Power supply – AC to 24VDC, 2A
SP-ETH-2Dual port Ethernet surge and lightning protector for the 10/100 ports only


SLX-6RS1_thSLX-6RS-1-D1 with
all RJ45 ports (metal case)




SLX-6ES-45SC_THSLX-6RS-4SC-D1 with 4 RJ45 ports &
2 Fiber ports (metal case)




SL-6RS1_thSL-6RS-1-D1 with
all RJ45 ports (Lexan case)





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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