SwitchBlox - A Tiny 5 port Ethernet Switch Designed for Robotics

Product Code: 3191
by Bot Blox
£148.99 inc VAT
£124.16 ex VAT
4 in stock.

The World’s Smallest Ethernet Switch

SwitchBlox is a tiny 5 port Ethernet switch designed for robotics that can be powered from 7 to 40V and requires absolutely zero setup. With power applied, simply connect your devices using Ethernet to picoblade cables. SwitchBlox also provides a 5V, 2A output for powering external devices.

Built for Robotics

Ethernet is widely used in industrial and robotics applications because it’s robust, noise tolerant, and has a high data throughput. SwitchBlox is an integrated board lets you build a plug and play Ethernet network.

 

Dimensions

They’ve squeezed all necessary Ethernet circuitry into SwitchBlox without making performance compromises. Ethernet magnetics is included to provide signal integrity and electrical isolation between each ethernet bus.

Ethernet Pinout

They use picoblade connectors on all the boards to keep them tiny, and you can purchase picoblade to ethernet cables direct from Bot Blox. You can also create your own custom cables and they’ve clearly labelled SwitchBlox ports to help with that; below is a handy diagram to help you with the pinout.

  • Input Voltage: 7-40V
  • Ethernet Type: 10/100 MB/s
  • Number of Ports: 5
  • Weight: 7g
  • Dimensions: 135 x 90 x 65mm

SwitchBlox includes a cable kit with the following:

  • 2 x Picoblade to tinned wires (for power in and power out)
  • 5 x Picoblade to RJ-45 (for ethernet connections)