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3. Product

3.1. Dimensions

19″ rack 3U, 482 W × 401 D × 133 H mm, 18.98 W × 15.79 D × 5.24 H inch.

RipeX-HS dimensions

Fig. 3.1: RipeX-HS dimensions

3.2. Front panel

RipEX-HS front panel

Fig. 3.2: RipEX-HS front panel

3.2.1. Connectors available on front panel

RipEX uses USB 1.1, Host A interface. USB interface is wired as standard:

Connectors USB A, USB B

USB connector

Fig. 3.3: USB connector

Tab. 3.1: USB pin description

USB pinsignalwire
1+5 Vred
2Data(−)white
3Data (+)green
4GNDblack

The USB interface is designed for connection to the external ETH/USB adapter, which is an optional accessory to RipEX, for more see Section 5.3, “Connecting RipEX to a programming PC” – user manual for RipEX. The adapter is used for service access to RipEX’s web configuration interface.

Both USB A and USB B are internally hard-wired to the corresponding RipEX unit.

ETH connector

Standard RJ45 connector 10/100 BaseT Auto MDI/MDIX – connected to the internal ETH switch.

Please note: only active RipEX unit can be accessed using the ETH interface

RJ-45F

Fig. 3.4: RJ-45F

Tab. 3.2: Connections for the Ethernet to cable connector

PINSignalDirect cableCrossed cable
1TX+ orange – white green – white
2TX− orange green
3RX+ green – white orange – white
4 blue blue
5 blue – white blue – white
6Rx− green orange
7 brown – white brown – white
8 brown brown

3.2.2. LED panels description

A unit LED panel

Fig. 3.5: A unit LED panel

Tab. 3.3: LED panel description

 SymbolDescription
1ACTgreen – RipEX A is active
dark – RipEX A is not active
2PSgreen – input (primary) power supply A is OK (ON)
dark – the power supply A is without power or is powered by battery
3BATred – battery voltage is less then 22 V
dark – battery disconnected or battery voltage is OK
4ALARMred – RipEX is in alarm status
dark – no alarms

The lower row of LEDs have the same meaning as the LEDs on RipEX LED panel.

[Note]Note

PS and BAT LEDs are not used with RipEX-HS-EY (the main power supply 11 to 30 VDC).

Tab. 3.4: Key to LEDs

 ColorDescription
STATUSGreenRipEX OS (Linux) is running successfully
DarkReset button has been pressed
Green flashes slowlyreset five-seconds after pressing the Reset button
Green flashes quicklydefault access 15-seconds after pressing the Reset button
RedStatus alarm
TXRedtransmitting to radio channel
RXGreenreceiver is synchronised to a packet
Yellowthere is a signal stronger than
−80 dBm on Radio channel
COM2Greenreceiving data
Yellowtransmitting data
COM1Greenreceiving data
Yellowtransmitting data
ETHYellow ON100 Mb/s speed
Yellow OFF10 Mb/s speed
Green ONconnected
Green flashesethernet data
PWRGreenpowered successfully
Blinks with a period of 1 secSave mode
Flashes once per 3 secSleep mode

3.2.3. Buttons

Active when green LED is on:

Auto toggle – the same as Auto mode, in addition after set time controller automatically switches-over to RipEX „B“, even if “A” doesn’t have any alarm and uses “B” for set period in order to confirm, that RipEX „B“ is fully ready-to-operate.
Auto – primary active unit is RipEX „A“, and the controller automatically switches-over to RipEX „B“ when “A” fails. When both units fail, unit „A“ remains active.
A – Unit A is active. It will never switch to the B unit. This mode is recommended only for the maintenance/testing use and not for normal service.
B – Unit B is active. It will never switch to the A unit. This mode is recommended only for maintenance/testing use and not for normal service.

For more see chap. Section 2.3, “Operating modes”.

[Note]Note

When testing the changeover, please wait at least 30 seconds between individual tests.

3.3. Rear panel

RipEX-HS rear panel

Fig. 3.6: RipEX-HS rear panel

3.3.1. Common connectors

ETH connector

2× ETH

Standard RJ45 connector 10/100 BaseT Auto MDI/MDIX – connected to the internal ETH switch.

RJ-45F

Fig. 3.7: RJ-45F

Tab. 3.5: Connections for the Ethernet to cable connector

PINSignalDirect cableCrossed cable
1TX+ orange – white green – white
2TX− orange green
3RX+ green – white orange – white
4 blue blue
5 blue – white blue – white
6Rx− green orange
7 brown – white brown – white
8 brown brown

 

COM1, COM2

RipEX HS provides two serial interfaces COM1 and COM2 terminated by DSUB9F connectors. COM1 is always RS232, COM2 can be configured as RS232 or RS485.
– both COMs are internally switched to the active RipEX unit.

RipEX‘s RS232 is a hard-wired DCE (Data Communication Equipment) device. Equipment connected to the RipEX’s serial ports should be of DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) type and a straight-through cable should be used. If a DCE device is connected to the serial ports RipEX, a null modem adapter or cross cable has to be used.

Serial connector

Fig. 3.8: Serial connector

Tab. 3.6: COM1,2 pin description

DSUB9FCOM1, 2 – RS232COM2 – RS485
pinsignalIn/ OutsignalIn/ Out
1CDOut
2RxDOutline BIn/Out
3TxDInline AIn/Out
4DTRIn
5GNDGND
6DSROut
7RTSIn
8CTSOut
9

 

Antenna

There are different models in terms of antenna connectors, see chap. Section 3.5, “Model offerings”. N-female connector is always used.

N connector

Fig. 3.9: N connector

 

Alarms

Alarm connector

Fig. 3.10: Alarm connector

This rugged connector connects to Alarms provided by RipEX-HS. A Plug with screw terminals and retaining screws for Alarm connector is supplied with each RipEX_HS. The connector is a Tyco 7 pin terminal block plug, part No. 1776192-7, contact pitch 3.81 mm. It is designed for electric wires with a cross section of 0.5 to 1.5 mm2. Strip the wire leads to 6 mm (1/4 inch). Isolated cables should receive PKC 108 or less end sleeves before they are inserted in the clip. Insert the cables in the wire ports, tightening securely.

 

Alarms cable plug

Fig. 3.11: Alarms cable plug

Tab. 3.7: Alarms description

SymbolDescription
A– alarm status of Ripex A – open collector
– internally connected to GND when unit is not in alarm status
B– alarm status of Ripex B – open collector
– internally connected to GND when unit is not in alarm status
– connected to ground
+– connected to +24 V power (max. 5 mA)
S– open collector – internally connected to GND when unit A is active
– i.e. not switched to backup unit
PWR– internal power alarm – open collector
– internally connected to GND when controller power source is OK
Alarms Outputs

Fig. 3.12: Alarms Outputs

3.3.2. A and B connectors

Power supply connector AC model

Fig. 3.13: Power supply connector AC model

Power supply connector AC model

100–240 VAC equipped with T2.5A fuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery connector AC model

Battery connector

Fig. 3.14: Battery connector

This rugged connector connects batteries in RipEX-HSB. A Plug with screw terminals and retaining screws for Battery connector is supplied with each RipEX-HS. The connector is a Phoenix contact 2 pin terminal block plug, part No. 1757019, contact pitch 5.08 mm. It is designed for electric wires with a cross section of 0.2 to 2.5 mm2. Strip the wire leads to 7 mm. Isolated cables should receive PKC 2507 or less end sleeves before they are inserted in the clip. Insert the cables in the wire ports, tightening securely.

+ to be connected with + pole of 24 V battery
to be connected with – pole of 24 V battery

[Important]Important

internally without a fuse

Power supply connector DC model

Fig. 3.15: Power supply connector DC model

Power supply connector DC model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.4. Technical specifications

     Radio parameters
The same as RipEX units used
     Electrical
Primary powerHW models:100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz
36–60 VDC, positive grounding possible
11–30 VDC
Individual power supply for each RipEX unit
     Interfaces
Ethernet3× switched 10/100 Base-T Auto MDI/MDIXRJ45
COM 1RS232DB9F
300–115 200 bps 
COM 2RS232/RS485 SW configurableDB9F
300–115 200 bps 
USB2× USB 1.1 for each RipEX unitHost A
Antenna50 ΩN-female(s)
 HW models (according to Antenna)
1× N-female– Rx/Tx, switched
2× N-female– Rx/Tx, separate for each RipEX unit
2× N-female– separate Rx and Tx, switched
4× N-female– separate Rx and Tx, separate for each RipEX unit
     Enviromental
IP Code (Ingress Protection)IP20; (* IP40 optionally)
MTBF (Mean Time Betw. Failure)> 500.000 hours (> 50 years)
Operating temperature−10 to +60 °C (14 to +140 °F); (* –40 to +70 °C optionally)
Humidity5 to 95 % non-condensing
Storage−40 to +85 °C (−40 to +185 °F) | 5 to 95 % non-condensing
     Mechanical
Dimensions19″ rack 3U482 W × 401 D × 133 H mm (18,98 × 15.79 × 5,24 in)
Weight7.1 kg (15.7 lbs), RipEX unit exl.
9.1 kg (20.1 lbs), RipEX unit incl.
     Diagnostic and Management
Standard for individual RipEX units used
LED panelsfor each RipEX unit: standard RipEX LED panel (7× tri-color LEDs: Power, ETH, COM1, COM2, Rx, Rx, Status)
+ 4× two-color LEDs: Active, Power supply, Battery, Alarm
HW Alarm outputsRipEX A, RipEX B, Switch, Power
     Approvals
CE, FCC

3.5. Model offerings

RipEX-HS has been designed to have minimum possible number of hardware variants. Different HW models are determined by power supplies and antenna connections.

3.5.1. Ordering code (Part No’s)

Trade name:

RipEX-HS

Type:

RipEX-HS

Code

(according to power supply and antenna connectors):
e.g. RipEX-HS-AO, RipEX-HS-DR etc.

RipEX-HS-xy

  •      x   – power:

  • A       – 100–240 VAC 50–60 Hz

  • D       – 36–60 VDC, positive grounding possible

  • E        – 11–30 VDC – for output power 10 W it is recommended to use input power above 11.5 VDC

  • C       – 100–240 VAC 50–60 Hz for A unit, 36–60 VDC for B unit

  •      y   – antenna connectors:

  • O       – 1× N-female – switched for A and B

  • R       – 2× N-female – separate antennas for A and B units (no switching, redundant antennas)

  • S       – 2× N-female – separate antennas for Tx and Rx (switched for A and B units,
                RipEX-D model used)

  • F       – 4× N-female – separate antennas for Tx and Rx for A and B units (no switching,
                redundant antennas, RipEX-D model used)

  • M       – 2× N-female – Migration, 1x Output switched for A and B, 1x Input for legacy base station
                antenna output.
                NOTE:  Automatic Antenna Switch (on separate order) is mounted inside of RipEX-HS.

Standard RipEX_HS package contents:

  • RipEX-HS (without RipEX units) – 1 pc

  • Alarm plug connector (counterpart) – 1 pc

  • Rack cage nut + screw – 4 pcs

For AC power model in adition:

  • Battery plug connector (counterpart) – 2 pcs

Standard RipEX_HSB package contents:

  • RipEX-HSB (without batteries) – 1 pc

  • Battery plug connector (counterpart) – 2 pcs

  • Rack cage nut + screw – 4 pcs

[Note]Note

RipEX units (on separate order) are always assembled in RipEX-HS when delivered from factory, because there would be many uncoupled cables inside, which is not good for transport. In case of failure of one RipEX unit, it is possible to exchange it in the field when necessary.

3.6. Accessories

3.6.1. RipEX-HSB

  • Back-up battery pack

  • Separate batteries for RipEX “A” and “B”, each unit is supplied independently

  • Batteries are charged-up from RipEX-HS (AC power version)

  • Individual 19″ rack 3U box

  • Space for 4x 12 V / 7.2 Ah, FASTON.250 (6.3 mm), e.g. Panasonic LC-R127R2P

  • Approx. 10 hours of total RipEX-HS operation, of both RipEX units together

RipEX-HSB

Fig. 3.16: RipEX-HSB

     Electrical
RipEX-HSBbattery pack
Output 2× 24 V/7.2 Ah
     Enviromental
Operating temperature−15 to +50 °C (+5 až +122°F)
Humidity25 to 85 % non-condensing
Storage−15 to +40 °C (+5 až +104 °F)
max. 30 °C recommended, 25 to 85 % non-condensing
     Mechanical
Dimensions19″ rack 3U482 W × 345 D × 133 H mm (18,98 × 13.58 × 5,24 in)
Weight3.5 kg (7.7 lbs), batteries exl.
13.1 kg (28.9 lbs), batteries incl.

For more information about the operation of Lead Acid batteries, see http://www.panasonic-industrial.com/pf_vrla

RipEX-HSB battery connector

Fig. 3.17: RipEX-HSB battery connector

RipeX-HSB dimensions [mm]

Fig. 3.18: RipeX-HSB dimensions [mm]

3.6.2. ETH/USB adapter

  • For service access to the RipEX web interface via USB connector

  • Built-in DHCP server

  • To access the RipEX always use the fixed IP 10.9.8.7

For more refer to RipEX User Manual, Accessories.

ETH/USB adapter for service access to the web interface via USB connector. Includes a built-in DHCP server which provides up to 5 leases. To access the RipEX always use the fixed IP 10.9.8.7. For details on use see RipEX manual, Bench test.

OTH-XA-ETH/USB requires FW 1.7.1.0 or higher. The previous model OTH-X5-ETH/USB is supported in all FW versions.

Adapter ETH/USB

Fig. 3.19: Adapter ETH/USB