Duxbury Solar Switch

Duxbury Solar Switch

Duxbury Networking has launched their very own Solar Switch with tailored capabilities for applications in less-accessible areas. The solar switch was designed to cater for remote locations where electricity is not freely available.

The decision to develop our own range of switches was motivated by a gap in the market for more affordable switches with high-level capabilities. As Tobie van Schalkwyk, Business Development Manager at Duxbury Networking, explains, “Our switches offer some of the best features available, at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. The Duxbury range will expand to meet the need for specialised, value-added products as well as the volume distribution of its market-leading offerings.”

This is ideal for locations like mines, construction sites, game farms, forestry, solar and wind farms and mission-critical installation where load shedding is frequent. As an example, this switch offers unique capabilities for anti-poaching operations, as it can be used to power surveillance setups in remote locations.

The DUX106SPS is a 6-port Unmanaged Gigabit POE switch that offers 5 Gigabit POE ports and 1 SFP port. The switch supports various PoE outputs on each port with a total budget of 75W, suitable for IEEE802.3af at compatible powered devices (PDs). The switch is designed from industrial-strength material with low power usage and a fan-less design. The working temperature supports -20°C to 65°C, making it ideal for various harsh environments.

Input support is either 12V or 24V from Solar panels, batteries (lead-acid or Lithium) and normal AC/DC power supplies. The compact design makes it the best choice for installation on remote sites.

The solar switch is designed to offer low power consumption and has industrial components with a 100% aging test. There is no fan to ensure a mute design with a cooling hole on the side. These features make the switch stable and reliable in harsh environments.

With plug and play capabilities, users can easily understand the working status of the device through power indicator (PWR), port status indicator (Link/POE), battery status indicator and system status indicator (CPU).

Network interface

  • All gigabit interface, up to 12G bandwidth
  • 1 x 60w POE++ port
  • 2 x 802.3af/at max 30w ports
  • 2 x 48V/24V adaptive POE interface, supports active POE and passive PD, max 25w
  • 1 x SFP fibre port