GarrettCom P62F
Hardened Switch, 8 port

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Magnum P62F Hardened Switch, 8 port


• Ethernet Switch, provides six 10/100 switched RJ-45 ports and two 100Mb fiber ports

• Designed for unheated / uncooled “outdoor” applications such as roadside control boxes. Metal case and pedestal mounting hardware
serve as a heat sink to dissipate internal heat

• P62F models provide two 100Mb fiber ports built in, typically used to daisy-chain units in a system

• Fast Ethernet fiber connectors may be multi-mode SC, 20km single-mode SC, or other specialty types

• Models for power sources of -48VDC, 24VDC, or 5VDC. AC power and 125VDC power usable with Magnum PSX units


When Ethernet LAN switches need to move out of temperature controlled friendly offices and into harsh environments with inhospitable high/low temperatures, the Magnum P62F and P62F-5V Switches can be the solution.  Two 100Mb switched fiber ports allow strings of P62Fs to be deployed over great distances, and a half-dozen 10/100 switched RJ-45 ports in each unit provide easy and convenient connectivity for local devices and users at each drop.

Designed to operate in temperature uncontrolled applications, the P62F case was engineered to function as a heat sink, to draw the heat away from the internal electronics and dissipate it. In order to minimize the heat dissipation problem, the efficient P62F uses just 10 watts of power. The P62F operates normally up to 70°C (160°F), withstanding the heat of summer in the desert and down to the extreme cold of arctic winter -40°C (-40°F).  Since the P62F case is sealed, it prevents problem elements from entering the unit. There is no convection air flowing through the unit, no cooling fan failure to worry about, and no spiders or insect penetration. In addition, the P62F will allow no smoke inside, preventing internal damage to the electronics if used adjacent to an accidental building or plenum fire.

Noteworthy applications for the P62F include roadside traffic data collection and control stations, unheated or high temperature industrial plant locations, plenums and ceiling locations in commercial buildings, data communications huts and pedestals, and military field operations sites.  When mounted in the field, the P62F is typically fastened to a metal pedestal or post that is planted in the earth. This provides an even larger heat sink to normalize the operating temperature of the electronics in the P62F. Although the P62F’s package is not waterproof, it can be placed in NEMA 4 boxes, IP65 enclosures, and similar waterproof metal enclosures to provide an all-weather outdoor solution.

The Magnum P62F and P62F-5V units are available with a choice of 100Mb fiber port connectors; multi-mode and single-mode fiber cabling (and combinations) are supported as well. To achieve high performance, large (1MB) packet buffers and 16K address tables are standard. DC power input is featured in model P62F for high reliability and convenience in out-of-the-way locations. Standard AC power can be applied to the model P62F-5V using the Magnum PSX-A Power Source for Extended Temperature.

The ruggedness of the P62F steel case combined with the high reliability of the design (over 15 years MTBF) complements the temperature-controlled packaging to provide an exceptional “Industrial Strength” Ethernet product.  The Magnum P62F and P62F-5V Ethernet Switches as well as the other Magnum products are designed and manufactured in the US and backed by a three-year warranty.


RJ-45 Ports: # 2-6 are 100 or 10Mb / second, auto-negotiating for speed and F/H duplex mode.
Fiber Ports: # 1 and # 8 are 100Mb fiber, full-duplex
Processing type: Store and Forward, with IEEE 802.3x full duplex, flow control non-blocking.
System aggregate forwarding and filtering rate: 1190K pps (packets per second), 1190K pps 100BASE-TX/FX
Packet buffers: 1MB
Address Table size: 16K nodes
Latency: less than 5µs (not including packet time)

Ethernet: IEEE 802.3u, 100BASE-TX, FX; IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T
Auto Negotiation: IEEE 802.3u, occurs at LINK enable, for each RJ-45 port
All 10Mb ports obey the rules for configuring 10Mb Ethernet, all 100Mb ports use Fast Ethernet rules

Ambient Temperature: -40° to 160°F (-40° to 70°C)
Plenum rated for above-the-ceiling installation
Cold start down to -20°C
Storage: -40° to 185°F (-40°to 85°C)
Ambient Relative Humidity: 10% - 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude: -200 to 50,000 ft. (-60 to 15,000m)
Operating Shock and Vibration: Meets Bellcore GR-63-CORE
Sections 4.4.1 and 4.4.3

Fiber: 100Mb Multi-mode SC, 100Mb Single-mode SC-type 20km (other
types available via RFQ)
RJ-45 shielded female
100Mb: Category 5 UTP/STP, 10 Mb: Cat. 3,4, 5 UTP

P62F Power Input: 20-60VDC auto-ranging, floating + and - lugs.
Typically for use where 24VDC or –48VDC power is available.
P62F-5V Power Input: 5VDC, screw-lock connector, typically for use with
Magnum PSX Power Source, rated for 15 watts at a temp. range of -40°C to 70°C.
Power Consumption: 10 watts typical, 2A at 5VDC

Enclosure: Rugged 18-gauge high-strength steel case. The case serves as a heat sink. Normally mounted vertically on a pedestal or
metal surface. DIN-rail mounting kit, optional.
Metal mounting base included, 13-gauge steel (without the base, the box size is only 7” high). Mounting holes are a rectangle that
is 3.35” X 7.92” (8.5 X 20.1cm) center-to-center. The lip at the bottom of the base can be used to anchor strain-relief for cables.
Mounting screws (user supplied): Slot can accomodate sizes up to 1/4” diameter.
Dimensions (wall mounted): 1.70 in D x 5.75 in W x 8.8 in H (4.3 cm x 14.6 cm x 22.4 cm)
Weight of the unit: 3.5 lbs (1.6 Kg.)
Cooling Method: Convection, with case operating as a heat sink
Note: Internal steel brackets conduct heat from the electronic elements inside to the P62F steel case which acts as a heat sink.
Internal chip temperatures are only about 10°C above case ambient during steady state operation.

LEDs are viewed from the top surface.
Power: Steady on when power applied

Speed: ON = 100Mb; OFF = 10Mb (with LINK On)
Link/Act: Steady ON for LINK with no traffic, blinking indicates port is transmitting and receiving
F/H: ON for full-duplex mode, OFF for half-duplex

UL listed (UL1950), cUL, CE
Emissions meet: FCC Part 15, Class A
NEMA TS-2 (1998) for traffic control equipment.
MEAN TIME BETWEEN FAILURE (MTBF): 15+ years, Bellcore Method.
WARRANTY: Three years Made in USA

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