The NPort IA5000A device servers are designed for connecting industrial automation serial devices, such as PLCs, sensors, meters, motors, drives, barcode readers, and operator displays. The device servers are solidly built, come in a metal housing and with screw connectors, and provide full surge protection. The NPort IA5000A device servers are extremely user-friendly, making simple and reliable serial-to-Ethernet solutions possible.
Cascading Ethernet Ports Make Wiring Easy
The NPort IA5000A device servers each have two Ethernet ports that can be used as Ethernet switch ports. One port connects directly to the network or server, and the other port can be connected to either another NPort IA device server or another Ethernet device. The dual Ethernet ports help reduce wiring costs by eliminating the need to connect each device to a separate Ethernet switch.
Redundant Power Inputs
The NPort IA5000A Series of device servers have two power inputs that can be connected simultaneously to live DC power sources. If one power source fails, the other source takes over automatically. Redundant power inputs help ensure uninterrupted operation of your device server.
Relay Output Warning and Email Alerts
The built-in relay output can be used to alert administrators when the network is down, when power failure occurs, or when there is a change in the DCD or DSR serial signals. An email warning can also be issued when an abnormality is detected. These functions are valuable tools that enable maintenance engineers to react promptly to emergency situations.
Surge Protection for Serial, Ethernet, and Power
Moxa’s leading-edge surge immunity solution, which is applied to the NPort® IA5000A’s serial, power, and Ethernet lines, is tested and proven compliant with IEC 61000-4-5. This advanced surge protection provides a robust serial-to-Ethernet solution that can protect electrical devices from voltage spikes and resist electrical interference, such as in oil, gas, and power automation applications.
To ensure safe and reliable operation in industrial environments, the NPort® IA5000A device servers have obtained various industrial certifications, including an IP30 rating for mechanical protection and UL 508 safety certification for industrial control equipment. In addition, these device servers are UL/cUL listed (for Class 1, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D), ATEX Class 1 Zone 2, and IECEx compliant for use in hazardous locations.