EtherCAT P combines communication and power in a single 4-wire standard Ethernet cable. The 24 V DC supply of the EtherCAT P slaves and of the connected sensors and actuators is integrated: US (system and sensor supply) and UP (peripheral voltage for actuators) are electrically isolated from each other and can each supply a current of up to 3 A to the connected components.
The EPPxxxx EtherCAT P modules in protection class IP 67 cover the typical range of requirements for I/O signals: digital inputs (3.0 ms or 10 μs filter), digital outputs with 0.5 A output current, combination modules with digital inputs and outputs, analog inputs and outputs with 16-bit resolution, thermocouple and RTD inputs. The EPP13xx EtherCAT P junctions are available for flexible topology configuration. The current carrying capacity of 3 A per EtherCAT P segment already enables a wide range of sensors/actuators to be used. If a power supply boost is required, the EPP1332-0001 EtherCAT P junction can be used to feed in both US and UP at any point. The EPP1342-0001 should be used for branches without voltage boost.