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EtherDevice Server™ ED6008 Series
Industrial 8-Port Redundant Ethernet Switch


Specifications | Ordering info | PDF Datasheet Download


  The MOXA EtherDevice Server ED6008 series consists of 8-port Ethernet Switches designed especially for industrial applications. With their high performance switching engine, redundant Ethernet ring capability, and dynamic status report ability, you can be confident that your industrial automation system will keep running continuously.

ED6008 series’ useful device management and network management functions make it easy for you to master your automation Ethernet network, and the rugged hardware design makes these products suitable for use in demanding industrial environments.

Moreover, the easy web browser and Windows utility configuration options ensure quick and accurate installation.


High Performance Ethernet Switch

ED6008 series has 8 Ethernet Switching ports that support 10/100BaseT(X) (RJ-45) or 100BaseFX (Fiber), and the 10/100M auto-negotiation feature and auto MDI/MDIX function eliminate compatiblity problems when connecting Ethernet-enabled devices to ED6008. With a full slate of supported IEEE standards and its full-performance bandwidth for heavy Ethernet package switching tasks, your network system is assured to operate at peak performance.


Fast Ethernet Redundant Ring Capability ( Recovery Time <300ms )

For industrial automation applications, redundancy is always an important issue to help increase the reliability of your system. MOXA EtherDevice™ Redundant Switch-ED6008-comes equipped with a network redundant protocol-called "Turbo Ring"-that was developed by Moxa. Turbo Ring can allows you to establish a redundant Ethernet network easily. With its ultra high-speed recovery time, when any segment of your network is disconnected, your automation system will be back to normal in only 300 ms.


Single Turbo Ring for fast media redundancy

Turbo Ring can be used to build a backup ring topology. One network segment is blocked logically, and if another segment is broken, Turbo Ring will automatically reconnect, with recovery time less than 300 ms (with 120 nodes connected and a full load network traffic), increasing uptime, and keeping your HMI/SCADA system running continuously.


Turbo Ring Coupling for distributed applications

For some systems, it may not be convenient to connect all devices in the system to create a BIG redundant ring, since some devices could be located in remote areas. Turbo Ring's "Ring Coupling" function allows you to separate those distributed devices into different, smaller redundant rings, but in such a way that they can still communicate with each other.


Dual Turbo Rings for device redundancy

Different automation applications require different levels of redundancy. For media redundancy, only Turbo Ring's fast 300 ms recovery time is sufficient for every critical automation system. As far as device redundancy is concerned, you can still establish dual Turbo Rings that have a 300 ms recovery time for media redundancy, but without needing to rely on software to re-establish the connection, as is the case with dual star topologies.


Design for Industrial Environment

The ED6008 series is designed to operate in harsh industrial application environments, has a wide operating temperate range from 0 to 60°C, and is able to withstand a high degree of vibration and shock.


Automatic Email Warning by Event

The ED6008 series can send out a warning email when an exception is detected, providing system managers with real-time alarm messages.

*The traffic overload warning notifies you before the network crashes.

Switch Events Port Events
Cold Start Warm Start Link On
Power On/Off Authentication fail Link Off
Topology Change Configuration Change Traffic overload


Line Swap Fast Recovery

Commercial Ethernet Ethernet switches need 3 to 5 minutes to recover connections when networked devices change their position, an unacceptable scenario for iindustrial applications. Compare this with the MOXA patented Line-swap fast recovery feature, which responds in less than 1 second, keeping your communication lines open longer.


Replacing Faulty Devices

To reduce the effort required to repeatedly set up IP addresses, the ED6008 series comes equipped with DHCP/BootP server and RARP protocol to automatically set up IP addresses of Ethernet-enabled devices.


Network and Device Management with SNMP- OPC Server

The EDS SNMP-OPC Server software package can convert SNMP information into industrial standard OPC (OLE for Process Control) format. The vertical integration of SNMP-management Information into existing OPC-based SCADA-packages gives the customer the ability to build up an Ethernet network management application integrated with existing visualization and control applications, a proven standard communication interface between the IT and Automation world.


Easy Configuration

The ED6008 series is easily configured over the network by web browser, Telnet console, or a Moxa provided Windows ulility. Moxa's Batch Configurator can also be used to store and copy configuration parameters to multiple ED6008 units simultaneously.


Test Description Test Levels Severity Leverls
IEC 61000-4-2 ESD Air Discharge +/- 8 kV 3 A
Contact Discharge +/- 6 kV 3 A
ESD contact indirect +/- 6 kV 3 A
IEC 61000-4-3 Radiated RFI Housing 10 V/m80MHz - 1GHzAM 1KHz 80%modulation 3 A
IEC 61000-4-4 Burst (Fast Transient) Power supply lines +/- 2 kV 3 A
Comm. lines +/- 1 kV 3 A
Relay +/- 1 kV 3 A
IEC 61000-4-5 Surge Power supply lines +/- 1 kV, 12 W, CM, +/- .5 kV, 2 W, DM 3 A
Relay +/- .5 kV, 42 W, CM, +/- .5 kV, 42 W, DM 3 A
IEC 61000-4-6 Induced (Conducted) RFI Power supply lines 10 Vrms150 kHz - 80 MHz1 kHz AM 80% 3 A
Comm.. lines 10 Vrms150 kHz - 80 MHz1 kHz AM 80% 3 A
Relay 10 Vrms150 kHz - 80 MHz1 kHz AM 80% 3 A


Test Description Test Levels
IEC 60068-2-6 Vibration (Packed) 10 ~500 Hz, 05 oct./min. 4g
Vibration (Unpacked) 10~500Hz, 05 oct./min. 2g
IEC 60068-2-27 Shock Half-sine pulse, 50g
IEC 60068-2-32 Free Fall 75cm, 10 drops


  • High Performance Netowrk Switching Technology
    • 10/100T(X) (RJ-45), 100FX (Multi/Single mode Fiber)
    • IEEE 802.3/ 802.3u/ 802.3x/ 802.1D/SNMP, DHCP Server/Client, BootP
    • Store and Forward switching process type, 4096 address entries
    • 10/100M, Full/Half-Duplex, MDI/MDIX auto-sensing
  • Industrial Grade Reliability
    • Redundant Ethernet Ring capability (recovery time < 300 ms at full load)
      Line-swap fast recovery (patent pending)
    • Automatic email warning by exception
    • Power failure alarm by relay output
    • Automatic recovery of connected device's IP addresses
    • Redundant, dual DC power inputs
  • Rugged Design
    • 0 to 60°C operating temperature range
    • IP 30, rugged high-strength case
    • DIN-Rail or panel mounting ability
    • High MTBF of over 77,500 hours
  • Useful Utilities and Remote Configuration
    • Web browser, Telnet/Serial Console,
    • Windows utility configurable
    • Port mirroring for online debugging
    • Send ping commands to identify network segment integrity
  • Recommended Software and Accessories
    • EDS-SNMP OPC Server
    • DR-4524, DR-75-24, DR-120-24 DIN-Rail 24 VDC Power Supply Series


Dimensions, unit = mm(inch)



Standards IEEE802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.1D
Forwarding and Filtering Rate 148810 pps
Packet Buffer Memory 256 KB
Processing Type Store and Forward, with IEEE802.3x
full duplex, non-blocking flow control
Address Table Size 4K uni-cast addresses
Latency Less than 5µs
Management SNMP V.1.2c, MIB-II, Ethernet-like MIB, EDS-SNMP OPC Server (optional)


RJ45 Ports 10/100BaseT(X) auto negotiation
speed, F/H duplex mode, and auto
MDI/MDIX connection
Fiber Ports 100BaseFX ports (SC connector)
Console RS-232 (RJ45)
LED Indicators Power, Faults, ACT, LNK, 10/100
Alarm Contact One relay output with current
carrying capacity of 1A @ 24 VDC

Optical Fiber

Distance Single mode fiber for 15 km,
Multi mode fiber for 2 km
Wavelength 1310 nm
Min. TX Output -15 dBm (Single), -20 dBm (Multi)
Max. TX Output -6 dBm (Single), -14 dBm (Multi)
Sensitivity -36 ~-32 dBm (Single),
-34 ~-30 dBm (Multi)


Input Voltage 9 to 32 VDC, redundant inputs
Input Current (@24V) 0.35A: (ED6008)
0.45A: (ED6008-M-SC, ED6008-S-SC)
0.55A: (ED6008-MM-SC, ED6008-SS-SC)
Connection Removable Terminal Block
(maximum cable diameter = 1.5 mm)
Overload Current Protection Present, can withstand 2.5A
Reverse Polarity Protection Present


Casing IP30 protection, aluminum case
Dimensions 51.8 x 136.7 x 101.2 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 0.57 kg
Installation DIN rail, wall mounting


Operating Temperature 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
MTBF 77,500 hours

Regulatory Approval

UL/CUL UL60950
TÜV EN60950
FCC Part 15 class A
EMI EN55022
EMS EN61000-4-2 (ESD), Level 3
EN61000-4-3 (RS), Level 3
EN61000-4-4 (EFT), Level 3
EN61000-4-5 (Surge), Level 3
EN61000-4-6 (CS), Level 3
Shock IEC60068-2-27
Free fall IEC 60068-2-32
Vibration IEC 60068-2-6
WARRANTY 5 years


Ordering Information
  • Industrial Redundant Ethernet Switch with 8 10/100BaseTx ports
  • Industrial Redundant Ethernet Switch with 7 10/100BaseTx ports, 1 multi mode 100BaseFX port
  • Industrial Redundant Ethernet Switch with 7 10/100BaseTx ports, 1 single mode 100BaseFX port
  • Industrial Redundant Ethernet Switch with 6 10/100BaseTx ports, 2 multi mode 100BaseFX ports
  • Industrial Redundant Ethernet Switch with 6 10/100BaseTx ports, 2 single mode 100BaseFX ports
All items include
  • User's Manual
Optional Accessories
DR-4524 45W/2A DIN-Rail 24 VDC Power Supply with universal 85 to 264 VAC input
DR-75-24 75W/3.2A DIN-Rail 24 VDC Power Supply with universal 85 to 264 VAC input
DR-120-24 120W/5A DIN-Rail 24 VDC Power Supply with 88 to 132 VAC/176 to 264 VAC input by switch
EDS SNMP-OPC Server CD with EDS-SNMP OPC Server Software and Manual



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