The Rako RAK-STAR is used when the Rakom CAT5 network is wired in a star, radial or home-run configuration.
Connection for the CAT5 is via eighteen pairs of 4-way Krone punch down terminals. This allows for connection of the incoming and outgoing (if required) ‘daisy chain’ network plus sixteen star connections. With data out and return on each leg the RAK-Star provides an extention to the daisy chain network.
Each star connection can have up to 10 Rako devices connected with the common 15V power at the start of each leg reducing the volt-drop issues associated with long CAT5 runs. Each star connection has an isolation jumper for the 15V power to each leg and a switch to isolate the data. With most system faultfinding time being associated with cable and connection problems use of a RAK-Star box greatly reduces site time on larger networks.
Two RJ11 programming sockets within the unit allows system programming using the RASOFT software suite and connection of other Rakom accessories such as the WA-BRIDGE interface.
Input Supply: Not required
Cat5 Output: 18 (2 used by network in & out connections)
Housing: Powder coated galvanised steel
Temperature +2C to +40C
Humidity +5% to 90% non condensing
Rakom Cable Type: UTP CAT5e or CAT6
Rakom Terminals: Krone punch down
Emissions - EN61000-6-3 : 2001
Immunity - EN61000-6-1 : 2001
Communication: Rakom wired network
Product dimensions: W.193mm x D.253mm x H.110mm
Delivery usually in 1-2 weeks
Supplied with a 3 year 'return to base' warranty
August factory shutdown
Lead times in July and August can be affected by European manufacturer summer shutdowns. Need it in a hurry? Let us know and we'll check availability for you.
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