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Model 4196, Cat#303196 SC Duplex A/B/C/D/Offline Fiber Switch, 24VDC Voltage Remote Control

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    • SC Duplex A/B/C/D/Offline Fiber Switch
    • SC Duplex A/B/C/D/Offline Fiber Switch
    • SC Duplex A/B/C/D/Offline Fiber Switch
    • SC Duplex A/B/C/D/Offline Fiber Switch
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Catalog No: 303196
Model No: 4196
Product Type:Switches: Fiber Optic
Positions:5, Offline
Cable Type/Port Connector:SC
Channels per Switch Chassis:1
Electronic Switches/Power Required:QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic
Remote Control:Voltage Control
Security:Offline Position
Fiber Mode:Multimode
Fiber Size:62.5/125
Fiber Type:Duplex
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton
Mirror Technology:OO
Wavelength Nano:1300

  • Accepts 24VDC Signaling for Remote Control.

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  • To return an item, contact Electro Standards at 401-943-1164 to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. RMA numbers are valid for 30 days after the date of the shipment and cannot be extended or re-issued. We are unable to accept returns without an RMA number.
  • All returns except those of defective product are subject to a 15% restocking fee, and additional charges for handling or freight are refunded only in cases of defective products.
  • Return freight must be shipped prepaid. We recommend that you insure the package as you are responsible for risk of loss on all returned packages. We recommend that all cartons are properly packed as Electro Standards is not responsible for product damaged en route. We do not issue call tags for product returns.
  • Returned product must be clean, undamaged, and complete with all manuals, accessories, documents and packaging. The items must be in a resalable condition.
  • The product must have with it a copy of the original invoice or packing slip and the appropriate RMA paperwork.
  • If your item is not working properly, please contact Electro Standards at 401-943-1164 for help in trouble-shooting your application.
  • If the product is defective, Electro Standards will repair or replace that item (at our discretion) upon receipt and evaluation of the original product.
  • Electro Standards reserves the right to authorize product returns after 30 days from the invoice date in some cases. If the product is accepted after 30 days, credit will be issued toward future pruchases only and some additional restocking charges may be applied.
  • All credits from RMAs must be used within one calendar year of issue.

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QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic Network Switch, SC Duplex
QuickSwitch® 4196 SC Duplex A/B/C/D/Offline, All-Optic Fiber Switch, Multimode, 62.5/125 Micron

  • Features Fully Decoupled OFF-LINE Capability.

  • The Ultimate Firewall!


  • CONNECTORS: (5) SC Duplex connectors labeled, A, B, C, D and COMMON.
  • FIBER OPTIC INTERFACE: Wavelength: 1300 nm, Multimode, 62.5/125 Micron.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROLS: (5) Front-panel pushbuttons, allow local switching to A/B/C/D, and OFF-LINE.
  • REMOTE: (1) DB9 female connector on rear panel accepts 24 VDC signaling.
  • DISPLAY: (5) Front panel red LEDs display switch position and power status.
  • POWER: UL approved 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz wall mount power module supplies 12 VDC, 500 mA to the unit. Has 2-prong, US, non-polarized plug.
  • DIMENSIONS: Rackmount Configuration: 19" W x 1.75" H x 10" D. (48.3 x 4.4 x 25.4 cm)
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)

QuickSwitch® 4196 Fiber Optic SC Duplex A/B/C/D/OFFLINE, All optic Switch with Remote

Network Transfer Application drawing illustrates a Fiber Optic Network connected to the SC duplex COMMON port with access to four other Fiber Optic Networks connected to the SC Duplex A, B, C, and D ports, respectively. The Fiber Optic Networks can be disconnected in the OFFLINE position. A DB9 REMOTE control port can be used to control the switch via voltage signaling.

QuickSwitch 4196 A/B/C/D/OFFLINE Switch application

QuickSwitch® 4196 Features:

  • Allows access to four networks from one computer or workstation.
  • CUTOFF switch position stops, any, and all data throughout for the unit.
  • MEMS-based mirror/prism switch technology supports Gigibit data rates.
  • Service protocol transparent.
  • Bit-rate, and data-transparent.
  • Optical data throughput scalability.
  • All fiber ports are SC duplex, multimode, 62.5/125 micron and support a wavelength of 1300 nm.
  • Local control via front-panel pushbuttons.
  • Remote control port allows off-site monitoring and switch management via voltage signaling.
  • Front-panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • When power is lost, the Model 4196 reverts to the Off-Line position.
  • When power is restored, the Model 4196 unit automatically switches based on Remote Port Voltage Control.
  • Municipalities, schools, government: On GSA Schedule! 

The QuickSwitch® 4196 SC Duplex A/B/C/D/OFF-LINE Switch allows a fiber optic device connected to the SC Duplex COMMON connector of the unit to access any of the four fiber optic networks connected to the A, B, C, or D ports or to disconnect completely from all output ports.  The QuickSwitch® 4196 is enclosed in 1U, full rack size, all metal black chassis designed to fit in a standard 19' rack.

The switch position can be changed either by depressing the desired front panel A, B, C, D or Off-Line pushbuttons, or by a device connected to the Remote port located on the rear panel.  Applying the appropriate voltage to designated pins of the Remote connector will cause the switch to change position.

 Wide Range Power Option Available: (Cat. No. 517277) CE, RoHS and UL listed table mount power module,100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz for use in place of standard power module that is included with the unit.  Has IEC 60320 C14 inlet.  Ideal for international applications.

This high-quality network switch is available to city, state, and federal government purchasers at a discounted price and favorable payment and shipping terms via GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V. Click here for GSA details.

Model 4196 is available to government purchasers on our GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V. Call for discounted price and terms.


QuickSwitch® is a registered trademark of Electro Standards Laboratories.

QuickSwitch® Fiber Optic Switches are available in many configurations: auto fallback, switch/converters, multimode & single mode, and secure off-line positions. Check out our complete line of QuickSwitch® fiber optic switches.

For custom fiber optic network switches contact our friendly sales support staff at 401-943-1164; or email: eslab@electrostandards.com, or complete our online Custom Product Request form.

Electro Standards can supply all your Fiber Optic Cable requirements.

All data switches, data communication products, and data acquisition products are subject to a one year warranty against manufacturing defects.  The limit of ESL liability is limited to the cost of the ESL product provided.

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