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Short description
Ethernet analysis tool Ethernet analysis tool with up to 2 slots for hub expansion modules
General information
Status indicators Module status, bus function
Module status Yes, using status LED and software
Bus function Yes, using status LED and software
Power consumption 2 W
CE Yes
ATEX Zone 2, II 3G Ex nA nC IIA T5 Gc
IP20, Ta (see X20 user's manual)
FTZÚ 09 ATEX 0083X
UL cULus E115267
Industrial control equipment
HazLoc cCSAus 244665
Process control equipment
for hazardous locations
Class I, Division 2, Groups ABCD, T5
KC Yes
Type Ethernet analysis tool
Variant 2x shielded RJ45
Cable length Max. 100 m between 2 stations (segment length)
Transfer rate 100 Mbit/s
Physical layer 100BASE-TX
Half-duplex Yes
Full-duplex Yes
Autonegotiation Yes
Electrical properties
Electrical isolation POWERLINK (IF1, IF2) isolated from power supply
Operating conditions
Mounting orientation
Horizontal Yes
Vertical Yes
Installation elevation above sea level
0 to 2000 m No limitations
>2000 m Reduction of ambient temperature by 0.5°C per 100 m
Degree of protection per EN 60529 IP20
Ambient conditions
Horizontal mounting orientation -25 to 60°C
Vertical mounting orientation -25 to 50°C
Derating -
Storage -40 to 85°C
Transport -40 to 85°C
Relative humidity
Operation 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Storage 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Transport 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Mechanical properties
Note Order 1x X20TB12 terminal block separately
Order 1x X20PS9400 power supply module separately
Order 1x X20BB8x bus base separately
X20BB80 37.5 +0.2 mm
X20BB81 62.5+0.2 mm
X20BB82 87.5+0.2 mm
Material number:
  • NetTime time stamp has a resolution of 20 ns
  • Recording and analysis of CRC and frame errors
  • Triggers can also be activated using external digital signals
  • Analysis of both half-duplex and full-duplex networks
  • Able to record two networks simultaneously

POWERLINK has proven itself in the field for years and rarely has problems during commissioning and production. Nonetheless, it is still possible for communication disturbances to occur due to damaged or poor quality cables. If an error occurs, localizing and correcting it is usually very easy thanks to the heterogeneous structure of this flat network type (all data is always visible throughout the network). What's problematic are errors that occur sporadically. This is where tools such as Omnipeek or Wireshark come in.

These tools (or more likely the standard PC technology being used) reach their limits, however, when dealing with machines that have short network cycles. Either not all frames can be recorded, or some telegrams are lost altogether. In these cases, what's needed is a special hardware tool that can work very quickly, record and save every bit of traffic and then pass it on to a laptop.

This module provides different operating modes. For example, it can work passively on the network, in which case the real-time behavior remains unchanged. The device listens in and selectively takes in data when certain defined trigger conditions are met. It can read all of the data, mark it with a timestamp, store it temporarily and ultimately pass it on to a PC. The data is then analyzed in the familiar PC environment.

Mandatory Accessories
System modules for bus controllers
X20BB80 X20 bus base, for X20 base module (BC, HB, etc.) and X20 power supply module, X20 end cover plates (left and right) X20AC0SL1/X20AC0SR1 included
X20PS9400 X20 power supply module, for bus controller and internal I/O power supply X2X Link power supply
System modules for expandable bus controllers
X20BB81 X20 bus base, for X20 base module (BC, HB, etc.) and X20 power supply module, with one expansion slot for an X20 add-on module (IF, HB, etc.), X20 locking plates (left and right) X20AC0SL1/X20AC0SR1 included
X20BB82 X20 bus base, for X20 base module (BC, HB, etc.) and X20 power supply module, with 2 expansion slots for 2 X20 add-on modules (IF, HB, etc.), X20 end cover plates (left and right) X20AC0SL1/X20AC0SR1 included
Terminal blocks
X20TB12 X20 terminal block, 12-pin, 24 VDC keyed
Optional Accessories
Bus modules
X20BM11 X20 bus module, 24 VDC keyed, internal I/O supply continuous
X20BM15 X20 bus module, with node number switch, 24 VDC keyed, internal I/O supply continuous
Digital inputs
X20DI9371 X20 digital input module, 12 inputs, 24 VDC, sink, configurable input filter, 1-wire connections
Digital outputs
X20DO9322 X20 digital output module, 12 outputs, 24 VDC, 0.5 A, source, 1-wire connections
System modules for the X20 hub system
X20HB2880 X20 hub expansion module, integrated 2-port hub, 2x RJ45
X20HB2881 X20 hub expansion module, integrated 2-port hub, for fiber optic cable
Certificates Version (Date) Download
244665 CSA HazLoc Certificate of Compliance X20, X67 PDF / 56 KB
E115267 UL CoC X20 PDF / 847 KB
FTZU 09 ATEX 0083X PDF / 697 KB
X20, X67 KC certificates PDF / 6 MB
Documentation Version (Date) Download
Data sheet X20ET8819 PDF / 994 KB
X20 System User´s Manual PDF / 56 MB
E-CAD (Electro or EPLAN Templates) Version (Date) Download
X20 EPLAN P8 from V2.4 EXE / 161 MB
Firmware Upgrades Version (Date) Download
Firmwareupgrade X20ET8819 (See description in Datasheet X20ET8819) ZIP / 288 KB
M-CAD (Mechan. Templates) Version (Date) Download
3D File STEP/DXF X20BC and X20IF Module ZIP / 1 MB
Tools / Utilities / Examples Version (Date) Download
B&R Analyzer for Wireshark TM ZIP / 1 MB

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