RocketLinx ES7510-XT Installation Overview

You can use the following overviews to set up the RocketLinx ES7510-XT.

Hardware Installation

You can use this installation procedure and the RocketLinx ES7510-XT User Guide, which contains detailed installation and configuration information for the ES7510-XT.

  1. Connect the DC power to the ES7510-XT.

    The ES7510-XT provides redundant or aggregated power inputs, depending on the voltage of the power input. If there are more than two power inputs connected with different voltages, the ES7510-XT is powered from the highest connected voltage (redundant power). If the voltages of power inputs are the same, the total power output is aggregated. In addition, the ES7510-XT supports reverse polarity protection.

    Electrical SpecificationsIEEE 802.3afIEEE 802.3at

    Power Input Voltage DC1/DC2



    Maximum PoE Power/Port



    Total Power Budget DC1/DC2

    80W: Firmware versions previous to v1.3c

    120W: Starting with firmware version v1.3c

    Power Consumption

    100W (max.)

    Power Consumption without PD Load

    15W (max.)


    Remember to unplug the power terminal block before making wire connections, otherwise the screwdriver can inadvertently short the terminal connections to the grounded enclosure.

    1. Insert the wires (12 - 24 AWG) from the power supply into the terminal block connector contacts. Power Connector

    2. Tighten the wire-clamp screws to prevent the wires from coming loose.

      The PWR1/PWR2 LED turns red during the boot cycle and turns green when the unit is ready.

  2. If desired, connect the digital input (DI) and alarm relay output (DO). The fault conditions can be defined using the ES7510-XT user interface (web page) or Command Line Interface (CLI).

    DI and DO

    The relay output (DO) and DI contacts are on the terminal block connector on the bottom of the ES7510-XT

    The relay contact (DO) supports up to 0.5A at 24VDC. Do not apply voltage and current higher than the specifications. The relay output (DO) is controlled by the pre-defined operating rules. To activate relay output function, refer to the RocketLinx ES7510-XT User Guide.

    The Digital Input (DI) accept one external DC type signal input and can be configured to send alert message through Ethernet when the signal is changed. The DI accepts DC type signal and supports isolated input circuit with digital high level input 11VDC to 30VDC and digital low level input 0VDC to 10VDC. Do not apply a higher voltage than the specification; it may cause internal circuit damage or a cause an incorrect DI action.

  3. Chassis GroundConnect a ground wire between the ES7510-XT chassis and earth ground using 12-24AWG wire to ensure that the ES7510-XT is not damaged by noise or electrical shock.

    1. Loosen the earth ground screw on the right side of the ES7510-XT.

    2. Tighten the screw after the earth ground wire is connected.

  4. Connect a ground wire between the earth ground (surge) screw and earth ground to provide enhanced surge and lighting immunity. Surge Protection

    1. Loosen the earth ground screw located on the back of the unit next to the compliance label.

    2. Tighten the screw after the ground wire is connected.

    Make sure that you remove the surge ground screw before insulation/Hi-pot testing.

  5. Mount the ES7510-XT to the DIN rail using the clip on the back of the unit or use the wall mounting plate.

    Follow the steps below to install the ES7510-XT on a DIN rail:

    1. If necessary, use the screws to attach DIN rail clip to the rear panel of the ES7510-XT. (To remove DIN rail clip, reverse Step 1.)DIN Rail Mounting

    2. Insert the upper end of DIN rail clip into the back of DIN rail track from its upper side.

    3. Lightly push the bottom of DIN rail clip into the track.

    4. Verify that the DIN rail clip is tightly attached on the track.

    5. To remove the ES7510-XT from the track, reverse the steps above.

    Follow the steps below to install the ES7510-XT with the wall mounting plate:

    1. To remove the DIN rail clip from the ES7510-XT, loosen the screws from the DIN rail clip.Wall Mounting

    2. Place the wall mounting plate on the rear panel of the ES7510-XT.

    3. Use the screws to attach the wall mounting plate to the ES7510-XT.

    4. Use the hook holes at the corners of the wall mounting plate to hang the ES7510-XT onto the wall.

    5. To remove the wall mounting plate, reverse the steps above.

  6. Connect standard Ethernet cables between the ES7510-XT ports and the network nodes.

    Ports 1-8 are 10/100BASE-TX IEEE802.3af (PoE) and IEEE802.3at (PoE Plus) compliant Ethernet ports.

    Ports G9 and G10 are Gigabit combo ports (RJ45/SFP) that support 10/100/1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX, and 1000BASE-X with digital diagnostic monitoring (DDM)

    All of the fast Ethernet ports auto-detect the signal from connected devices to negotiate the link speed and duplex mode. Auto MDI/MDIX allows you to connect another switch, hub, or workstation without changing straight-through or crossover cables. Crossover cables cross-connect the transmit lines at each end to the received lines at the opposite end.

    Power Connector

    Always make sure that the cables between the switch and attached devices (for example, switch, hub, or workstation) do not exceed 100 meters (328 feet).

    • 10BASE-T: Category 3, 4, or 5 cable

    • 100BASE-TX: Category 5 cable

    • 1000BASE-TX: Category 5 or 5e cable

    • IEEE 802.3af: Category 5 cable

    • IEEE 802.3at: Category 5e or 6 cable

  7. Optionally, connect the SFP transceivers. Cross-connect the transmit channel at each end to the receive channel at the opposite end .

    The ES7510-XT two Gigabit SFP ports are combo ports with the Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports. The speed of the SFP port supports 100BASE-FX and 1000BASE-X. The SFP ports accept standard mini-GBIC SFP transceivers. To ensure system reliability, Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. recommends using Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. certified SFP transceivers.

    The SFP and corresponding RJ45 ports work in an exclusive mode. Traffic sent or received through the SFP module will have priority thus no traffic will be sent or received over the corresponding RJ45 connection. To use the RJ45 connection, remove the corresponding SFP module.

    SFP Connections


    This is a Class 1 Laser/LED product. Do not stare at the Laser/LED Beam.

    The SFP port does not function until the fiber cable is linked to another active device. When the SFP module is plugged in and there is no active connection (link) on the fiber, then the Gigabit port will link.

    1. Plug the SFP transceiver into the SFP fiber transceiver.

    2. Connect the transmit channel to the receive channel at each end.

    3. Check the direction/angle of the fiber transceiver and the fiber cable.

  8. Verify that the LEDs display that it is ready to configure the IP address.

    The Link/Act LED is lit when the cable is correctly connected.

    LEDLED OnLED BlinkingLED Off
    SysSystem readySystem is uploading firmware or the system is rebootingSystem not ready
    Power 1/2System power readyNot applicablePower not applied
    RS (Ring Status)

    Green: ring is normal

    Amber: Abnormal ring

    Green: ring with wrong port

    Amber: Device's ring port failed

    Working in slave mode
    DO (Red)Relay is active and contacts have been shortedNot applicableDO not activated
    DI (Green)High digital signal is detectedNot applicableDI not activated
    LNK/ACT G9/G10Port is linkedPort activePort link down or the port is not connected
    1000MPort is linked at 1000MbpsNot applicableNot applicable
    PoEPoE is applying powerLooking for a devicePoE disable: power output over current, a cable short, or PoE is disabled for that port.
  9. Configure the IP address using one of the following methods:

    • PortVision DX

    • Web browser

    • Telnet

    • Command line interface (CLI) using the RS-232 console cable

    The easiest way to configure a static IP address for your network in the ES7510-XT is to use a Windows host and PortVision DX (see Programming the IP Address). For information about using other configuration methods, refer to the RocketLinx RocketLinx ES7510-XT User Guide.

Programming the IP Address

The following procedure uses PortVision DX to program an IP address. Other network configuration methods are discussed in the RocketLinx ES7510-XT User Guide.

  1. Install PortVision DX on a host system with a Windows operating system.

    If you need assistance using PortVision DX, see the help system or the PortVision DX User Guide.

  2. Start PortVision DX. PortVision DX can be started from Start --> All Programs --> Comtrol --> PortVision DX.

  3. Click the Scan button.

  4. Select the Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. product families that you want to locate and click the Scan button.

  5. Configure the ES7510-XT IP address for your network.

    1. Right-click the ES7510-XT in the Device List (lower) or Device Tree (upper) pane that you want to configure and click Properties.

      Click Properties
    2. Enter a user-friendly Device Name, which displays a friendly device name on the main page. Properties

    3. Optionally, enter the ES7510-XT serial number.

    4. Select the appropriate IP Mode for your environment. If you select Static IP:

      1. Enter an appropriate IP Address for this ES7510-XT.

      2. Enter an appropriate Subnet Mask address for your network.

      3. Enter an appropriate Gateway address for your network.

    5. Optionally, select the appropriate Network Topology, which is an informational field.

    6. Click the Apply Changes button.

    7. Click Close to return to the main screen.

  6. You are now ready to configure the ES7510-XT features.

Configuring ES7510-XT Features

The ES7510-XT provides both in-band and out-band configuration methods:

  • Out-band management means that you configure the ES7510-XT using the RS-232 console cable and the Command Line Interface (CLI) to access the ES7510-XT without attaching an admin PC to the network. You can also use out-band management, if you lose the network connection to the ES7510-XT.

  • In-band management means that you connect remotely using the ES7510-XT IP address through the network. You can remotely connect with the ES7510-XT web interface or a Telnet console and the CLI.

The following procedure uses a web browser to configure ES7510-XT features. Refer to the ES7510-XT User Guide for other configuration methods.

  1. Open a web browser and enter the IP address of the ES7510-XT.

  2. Enter admin for both the user name and the password when prompted.

  3. Use the web interface to configure your device as needed for your network.

You can refer to the ES7510-XT documentation library for additional information.

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