Patton Releases New US-Manufactured C1D2 Industrial Ethernet Switch for Hazardous Environments

Made in the USA, the new C1D2 Industrial Ethernet Switch from Patton enables the industrial internet of things by providing network connectivity for harsh and electrically noisy environments.

A Zone-Two C1D2 switch that is made in the USA… That is NOT easy to find.

GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Patton Electronics—US manufacturer of enabling solutions for Unified Communications (UC) and the Internet of Things (IIoT)—is now taking orders for the new Connect-IT CT1005EX unmanaged industrial Ethernet switch, further expanding the company’s already-extensive portfolio of industrial-communication products.

The device delivers reliable, IIoT-enabling Ethernet connectivity for such harsh environments as power and wastewater treatment plants, mining and oil/gas extraction operations, transportation systems, and the like.

The new unmanaged industrial Ethernet switch further expands Patton’s extensive array of hardened and ruggedized network connectivity solutions for industrial communication systems.

“Not all Ethernet switches are the same,” said Johnnie Grant III, Product Manager. “Ethernet connectivity is a near-universal requirement for today’s industrial networks. However, many Ethernet switches cannot tolerate harsh operating environments. A Zone-Two C1D2 switch that is made in the USA… That is NOT easy to find.”

Patton’s new industrial Ethernet switch is designed for use in National Electrical Code (NEC) / International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Class 1, Division 2 (C1D2)—a.k.a. ATmosphères EXplosives (ATEX) Zone 2—applications.

The CT1005EX offers protection against the ingress of harsh chemicals and organic dust.

The enclosure is resistant to the occasional presence of contaminants in compliance with standards NFPA 497 (explosive gas) and NFPA 499 (dust).

Patton CL1211E and CL1212E New Enclosures

The Patton CL1211E and CL1212E are getting updated improved enclosures!  Aside from the enclosure change, every function remains the same.

The result is that users will get more efficient use of DIN rail space, front facing connectors for easier access to interfaces and LEDs, a higher quality look and feel, more mounting options, and the same core enclosure as the CL1101E PoE Ethernet Extenders

Old Enclosures:

New Enclosures:

NS-1001R-19ADJDIN 19″ Rackmount Adjustable Depth 35MM DIN Rail Kit
INS/A-DIN-35  DIN Rail Installation Kit; 35MM
INS-KIT-MNTPLATE Rear Panel Mounting Plate (for small IND enclosure)
INS-KIT-MNTEARS Side Panel Mounting Ears for Flush Mount (for small IND enclosure)

Patton Electronics IP67 PoE Ethernet Extenders


Check out Patton’s PoE IP67 Ethernet extenders for:

Potential lower costs – You can use existing or inexpensive media such as 24-AWG twisted-pair or Cat 3 for the end device data and power requirements.

Location flexibility – You can locate IP security cameras, WiFi access points, and RFID readers exactly where you need them, without the need for an AC electrical outlet.

Enhanced safety and reliability – IEEE 802.3af PoE power can be delivered from a central location, which also has access to an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and backup power.

For indoor/outdoor environments such as factories, warehouses and for industrial applications, an Ingress Protection (IP) 67 rating certified and designed to NEMA 4X…weather proof indoor/outdoor PoE Ethernet extenders would be beneficial. IP 67 provides outstanding protection against water and dust for the PoE Ethernet extender equipment inside the NEMA 4X designed enclosure. It will provide a degree of protection from the harmful effects of windblown dust and water (rain, snow, splashing water)

As us about the Patton CL1101E/IP67

CL1101E/IP67/L/3CG/EUI Outdoor CopperLink PoE Local Extender; IP67; 1 x 10/100; 802.3af
(mode A); 3 cable gland; 54VDC Input; 100-240VAC to DC Adapter General Availability

 CL1101E/IP67/R/PAFA/3CG/E Outdoor CopperLink PoE Remote Extender; IP67; 1 x 10/100; 802.3af (mode A); 3 cable gland; Line Powered