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SLX-8MG Industrial Ethernet Switch

slx-8mg-1-thThe SLX-8MG-1 is an 8 port Gigabit managed industrial Ethernet switch designed to be rugged, reliable and secure. Combining compact DIN-rail packaging and protected circuitry with powerful software, our managed switches keep industrial networks up and running even in the toughest conditions.




Industrial Switch Product Highlights

  • 8 Gigabit ports for 10/100/1000 Ethernet links
  • 4 advanced combo ports accept copper RJ45 or noise-immune fiber optic links up to 100+ km
  • Fully managed with advanced features and security
  • Flexible DIN-rail or direct-panel mounting
  • Rugged design supports -40 to 75°C operation


Four Flexible Combination Gigabit Ports

Your choice – just connect to the RJ45 for a 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-detecting copper link or plug in a fiber transceiver for a 100 or 1000Mbps noise-immune fiber link. These advanced ports give you the flexibility you need and make your job easier!

Real-Time Secure Performance

  • Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) and Real-Time Ring™ 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 firmware upgrades forever

Industrial Design

  • UL/CSA (CUL), CE, Hazardous Locations (Zone 2) and Maritime rated
  • Ultra-reliable with 1,000,000+ service-free hours (MTBF)
  • Wide temperature operation -40 to 75°C – No fans!
  • Dual (redundant) power inputs with spike protection
  • Self-test and alarm output contact
  • Rugged corrosion-resistant aluminum packaging
  • DIN-rail or direct-panel mounting in multiple positions


Ethernet Performance

  • Operation: Store and forward, wire-speed switching, non-blocking
  • Modes: Full or half duplex operation with flow control supported on all ports
  • MAC addresses: 8192
  • Memory bandwidth: 32 Gbps
  • Latency (typical): < 5 us plus frame time
  • Ethernet isolation: 1500 Vrms 1 minute
  • Console ports: USB and RS232 (RJ45)

Ethernet Ports

  • RJ45 ports: Eight RJ45 ports that are fully IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • RJ45 speed and duplex: Configurable or 10/100/100 auto-detecting for speed and duplex (full or half)
  • RJ45 MDI / MDIX: Auto-mdi / mdix-crossover automatically supports either straight or crossed cables
  • RJ45 Polarity: Auto-polarity for automatic correction of crossed TXD and RXD pairs
  • Four ports are combination Gigabit ports that have both a RJ45 connector and SFP cage. For each of these ports only one connector can be used at a time.
  • SFP (pluggable) ports accept Mini-GBIC (SFP) transceivers with a speed of 1000Mbps or 100Mbps
  • See separate datasheet for optional fiber transceiver specifications
  • Eye safety: IEC60825-1, Class 1; FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11

Networking & Management

  • Devices supported: All IEEE 802.3 compliant devices are supported
  • Protocols: SNMPv1 / v2 / v3, RMON, DHCP, SNTP, TFTP, STP, RSTP, QoS / CoS / ToS / DS, IGMPv1 / v2, VLAN (tag and port based), HTTP, HTTPS (SSL and TSL), Telnet, SSH and more
  • Industrial protocols supported: Modbus / TCP, EtherNet / IP, PROFInet, Foundation Fieldbus HSE and others
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.1D / w, 802.1p, 802.1Q, 802.3ab/z
  • Management interfaces: Text (Telnet and SSH), CLI (command line interface) and SNMP (see the user manual for supported MIBs)

Power & Alarm Output

  • Dual redundant power inputs for redundant power supplies
  • Input voltage range: 10 to 30 VDC
  • Power consumption: Typical with all ports linked and active
    • 12 W (with no fiber transceivers)
    • 15 W (with four fiber transceivers)
  • Industrial surge and spike protection:
    • 15 kW peak, 5 kW (10 times for 10 us)
  • Self-test/alarm output:
    • Same voltage as power input
    • 0.5 Amps max.


  • Operating temperature: -40 to 75°C (cold startup at -40°C)
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 85°C
  • Humidity: 5 to 95% RH (non-condensing) (conformal coating is an available option
  • 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; EN55022, EN61000-6-2/4, CE
  • Hazardous locations: UL1604, CSA22.2/213 (Class I, Div. 2); EN60079-15 (Zone 2, Category 3) , CE (ATEX)
  • Marine and offshore rated per ABS
  • RoHS and WEEE compliant
  • NEMA TS-2 for traffic control systems
  • NEMA TS-2 applies to SLX-8MG-1
  • ISO9001:2008 certified company


  • Case: Corrosion-resistant aluminum
  • Protection: IP40 protection from dust and debris
  • DIN-rail or direct-panel mounting (no optional kits or accessories required)
  • Dimensions: 2.50″ x 5.20″ x 3.82″ (6.35 x 13.21 x 9.70 cm)
  • Weight:12 oz. (0.34)

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


This Sixnet exclusive feature allows you to choose the mounting method that best fits your requirements. This capability is a standard feature so no accessories or optional kits are required.



Vertical snap-on DIN-rail
mounting for quickest installation

and optimal rail width utilization.


Vertical screw-to-panel mounting for better shock and vibration resistance.


Flat screw-to-panel mounting for low profile orientation in shallow boxes plus best shock
and vibration resistance.


Order Guide

Part NumberDescription
SLX-8MG-1Industrial switch with 8 Gigabit RJ45 including 4 combo SFP
GMFIBER-SFP-500Gigabit SFP fiber transceiver, mm, 550 m
GMFIBER-SFP-2KGigabit SFP fiber transceiver, mm, 2 km
GSFIBER-SFP-10KGigabit SFP fiber transceiver, sm, 10 km
GSFIBER-SFP-30KGigabit SFP fiber transceiver, sm, 30 km
GSFIBER-SFP-50KGigabit SFP fiber transceiver, sm, 50 km
GSFIBER-SFP-80KGigabit SFP fiber transceiver, sm, 80 km
FMFIBER-SFP-4K100Mb SFP fiber transceiver, mm, 4 km
FSFIBER-SFP-30K100Mb SFP fiber transceiver, sm, 30 km
FSFIBER-SFP-60K100Mb SFP fiber transceiver, sm, 60 km
FSFIBER-SFP-100100Mb SFP fiber transceiver, sm, 100 km

Note: Special (such as Bi-Di) or extra long haul (up to 120 km) are available special order.

Part NumberDescription
ET-PS-024-02Power supply – AC to 24VDC, 2A
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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