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DeltaV™ Media Converters
PDP - Media Converter

The DeltaV Media Converters provides an easy way to connect remote field enclosures with CHARM I/O Cards (CIOC) to the DeltaV Control Network.

Fiber Optic cable can go longer distances than copper Ethernet cables and these media converters allow you to extend the DeltaV Control Network distances up to 15km.

The media converters change the means of communication from copper to fiber Ethernet and vice versa and facilitates easy connectivity using both Single-Mode and Multi-Mode Fiber Optic cable.

DeltaV™ Media Converters


Operating temperature
-40 to 70 °C (-40 to 158°F)
Storage temperature
-40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F)
Relative Humidity
5 to 95%, non-condensing
Airborne contaminates
ISA-S71.04-1985 Airborne Contaminants Class G3 Conformal coating
10g 1/2 sinewave for 11 ms
1mm Peak-to-Peak from 2 to 13.2HZ; 0.7g from 13.2 to 150HZ
Protection Class

Media Converters:
Height: 98 mm
Width: 25 mm
Depth: 113 mm

Dual Media Converter Carrier:
Height: 130 mm
Width: 107 mm
Depth: Depth: 47.5 mm


  • Facilitates deployment of Electronic Marshalling in the field: DeltaV with Electronic Marshalling can be installed in cabinets in control rooms but installing it in enclosures in the field will mean that the I/O is installed closer to the field devices and thus can reduce the distance between the field devices and were the wire is terminated to the control system. Many times fiber optic technology must be deployed in order to connect CHARM I/O Cards in field enclosures with the controllers located in the control room building. Emerson has switches that offer both copper and fiber optic Ethernet, but the DeltaV Media Converters are specialized devices that will convert from copper to fiber in order to make it easier to deploy Electronic Marshalling in the field. Some installations require use of copper IOPs on the CIOCs to facilitate daisy-chaining of Ethernet from one CIOC to the next – eliminating the requirement for switches. The media converters allow longer distances from the control room to a group of enclosures with CIOCs daisy-chained in the field.

  • Supports multiple types of fiber optic: Both Multi-Mode and Single-Mode fiber types are supported. Multi-Mode can go distances up to 2km and Single-Mode can go up to maximum 15km distance with proper installation.

  • Redundant power supply connections: The Dual Media Converter Carrier includes terminals for redundant 24V DC Power Supplies and the Media Converter have LED diagnostics that will indicate any failure in the power supply.

  • Hazardous area certifications available: The Single-Mode and Multi-Mode media converters have hazardous area certifications and can be mounted in Class 1, Div. 2 and Zone 2 hazardous areas. The 2-Port SFP Media Converter allows various SFP modules connected to the SFP cages on the media converters and therefore cannot be certified for hazardous installation.

  • Includes wire terminals for Easy Installation: Each Dual Media Converter Carrier includes terminals for redundant power supplies. These terminals are duplicated to allow daisy-chaining of the 24VDC power for easy installation. This reduces the need for a separate terminal block to feed power to additional Media Converters or CIOCs.

  • Works with both DeltaV and DeltaV SIS: There are many use cases for the DeltaV Media Converters covering both DCS and SIS installations. Although most uses in DCS applications will be to connect a CIOC to the DeltaV Control Network, it can also be used to connect Wireless I/O Cards, Ethernet I/O Cards, DeltaV Controllers, DeltaV Zone 2 Remote I/O etc.

    For DeltaV SIS it can be used to connect the SZ Controller to the DeltaV Control Network, but it can also be used to connect CSLSs to the SZ Controllers.