BX-EBC100, H2-EBC-F,   H2-EBC100,   H4-EBC,   H4-EBC-F,  T1H-EBC100 Updated: 05/22/2018
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Our EBC and EBC100 (Ethernet Base Controller) interface modules provide a low-cost, high performance link to the I/O in your control system.

The EBCs can be used with H2-ERM and H4-ERM (Ethernet Remote Master) as the slave interface modules in remote I/O systems with DL205 and DL405 CPUs.

The EBCs can also be the I/O interface for PC-based control software using Modbus/TCP or Modbus/RTU, or an OPC server like the KEPDirect EBC I/O Server from AutomationDirect.

Another popular option is using our free Ethernet SDK (Software Developers Kit) to develop a custom driver for Visual C/C++ or Visual Basic. If you want to build a driver for a non-Windows system, such as Linux or Solaris, you can request the source code for the Ethernet SDK.

The H2-EBC and T1H-EBC have been discontinued, use the H2-EBC100 and T1H-EBC100 as a replacements.

  BX-EBC100 H2-EBC-F H2-EBC100 H4-EBC H4-EBC-F T1H-EBC100
Ethernet
Connection
RJ-45  ST-Style Fiber Optic
820nm 1,2
RJ-45 RJ-45 ST-Style Fiber Optic
820nm 1,2
RJ-45
Communications 10/100Base-T
Auto MDI-X
10Base-FL 10/100Base-T 10Base-T 10Base-FL 10/100Base-T
Ethernet Protocols UDP/IP (from ERM)
Modbus/TCP
DHCP
HTML
IPX
UDP/IP
IPX
UDP/IP
Modbus/TCP
DHCP
HTML
IPX
UDP/IP
IPX
UDP/IP
Modbus/TCP
DHCP
HTML
Serial Port 3 Software Configurable for RS232 or RS-485
120Ω Termination resistor
is available
(software selectable)

1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200 Baud Rates

Odd, Even, No Parity
7, 8 Data Bits
1, 2 Stop Bits
Unit IDs: 1 - 247
RJ-12

1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400 Baud Rates

Odd, Even, No Parity
7, 8 Data Bits
1, 2 Stop Bits
Unit IDs: 1 - 247
Serial Port
Protocols
Modbus/RTU KSequence
ASCII
KSequence
ASCII
Modbus/RTU
KSequence
ASCII
KSequence
ASCII
Modbus/RTU
Base Power Consumption
( 5vDC )
N/A 640mA 300mA 530mA 700mA 300mA
Power Supplied 24VDC @ 0.3mA, <1VP-P ripple, Integrated self-resetting short circuit protection N/A N/A 3470 @ 5vDC
400mA @ 24vDC
3300 @ 5vDC
400mA @ 24vDC
N/A
Max Local Expansion Bases N/A N/A N/A 3 3 2
Max Discrete I/O 4 256 256 256 1280 1280 256
Max Analog I/O 5 64  64 64 512 512 256
Max Ethernet Cable Length 100 meters
(328 ft)
2000 meters
(6560 ft)
100 meters
(328 ft)
100 meters
(328 ft)
2000 meters
(6560 ft)
100 meters
(328 ft)
Update Rate less than 1ms less than 2 ms per base 1 ms 6
I/O modules supported All existing analog
and discrete modules
All existing analog and discrete modules
plus H2-CTRIO and H2-CTRIO2
All existing analog and discrete modules
plus D4-HSC and H4-CTRIO
All existing analog and discrete modules
plus T1H-CTRIO
Operating Environment 0 60 C (32 140 F)
5% to 95% humidity
(non-condensing)

no corrosive gases,
pollution level=2

Vibration:
IEC60068-2-6 (Test Fc)
Shock:
IEC60068-2-27 (Test Ea)
0 C - 55 C (32 F 131 F)
5% to 95% humidity (non-condensing)

no corrosive gases
pollution level=2

Vibration:
MIL STD 810C 514.2
Shock:
MIL STD 810C 516.2
Storage Temperature -20 C 85 C 
(-4 F 185 F)
-20 C 70 C 
(-4 F 158 F)
Manufacturer Host Automation Products, LLC.
Notes 1  For 62.5 / 125 multimode cable

Fiber Optic Transmitter: HFBR-1414 (820nm)    Fiber Optic Receiver: HFBR-2416 (820nm)

3  The serial port is not enabled if the EBC100 is used with an Ethernet Remote Master module

4  H2-EBC100  with  8 - 32 pt modules / H4-EBC  with  8 - 64 pt modules and 24 - 32 pt modules / T1H-EBC100 with 16 - 16 pt modules

5  H2-EBC100  with  8 -  8 ch modules / H4-EBC  with 32 - 16 ch modules / T1H-EBC100 with 16 - 16 ch modules

6  each  8 channel analog output module adds 1 ms, each 16 channel analog output module adds 1.5ms, each T1H-CTRIO adds .7ms

Firmware

Upgrading the firmware in all of our EBCs is done through our free Ethernet Module Configuration utility NetEdit3. If you don't already have a copy of the utility, you can use this link to download NetEdit3 from our web site.

Once you have NetEdit3 installed on your PC, use the File->Live Update feature to download the latest version of the firmware files from the Host Engineering website. Follow the instructions in NetEdit3 to perform the actual update.

BX-EBC100
Last Update   : 23 May 2018

F/W Version   : v4.1.332
Boot Version  : v4.1.129

View the BX-EBC100 Revision History

 Requires NetEdit v3.16 for configuration of analog modules if not used as Ethernet Remote I/O for a Do-more CPU.

H2-EBC & H2-EBC-F
Last Update   : 4 June 2008
F/W Version   : v2.1.446
Boot Version  : v3.0.154

View the H2-EBC Revision History

 

H2-EBC100
Last Update   : 23 May 2018

F/W Version   : v4.0.607
Boot Version  : v4.0.165


View the H2-EBC100 Revision History

 

H4-EBC & H4-EBC-F
Last Update   : 31 October 2012
F/W Version   : v2.1.342
Boot Version  : v3.0.154

View the H4-EBC Revision History

 

T1H-EBC
Last Update   : 24 August 2006
F/W Version   : v1.0.470
Boot Version  : v3.0.154

View the T1H-EBC Revision History

 

T1H-EBC100
Last Update   : 23 May 2018

F/W Version   : v4.0.1433
Boot Version  : v4.0.165

View the T1H-EBC100 Revision History

 

Documentation

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Product Advisories

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