FireRepeater-400/800, 3 ports

Overview

FireRepeater-400/800, 3 ports

FireRepeater 400™ is a 3-port pocket-size Hub that allows you to:

  • Extend FireWire bus length (tested up to 100 meters and ten repeaters in row).
  • Extend your computer’s Firewire-400 ports by two (2).
  • Add or reinforce DC Power Supply capability for your FireWire connection.

Main Features:

  • External 12-30V power supply input, Power consumption at 12V DC 0.2W. (adapter not included; can be obtained from here)
  • Compact size.
  • Shielded plastic case.

Features

Technical Characteristics

FireWire PHY: Texas Instruments TSB41AB3, 3-port, 3.3V, Physical Layer Device, FireWire Bus Transfer Rate 100/200/400 Mbps, Compliant with IEEE-1394.a
FireRepeater 400 Part number 1610
FireRepeater 800 Part number 2501

Models

Compliance

IEEE-1394a

Bus Speed

100 / 200 / 400Mbps

Ports

3 (6-pin)

Physical Layer Device

Texas Instruments® TSB41AB3 download specification

Dimensions (cm)

7.2 x 5.9 x 2

Weight (gr)

54

Operating Temperature

0′-65′ Celsius

Humidity

10%-90% RH, non-condensing

Ext. Power Input

Jack connector, 8 to 30 V DC

Sourcing Capability

1.5A max (3 ports cumulated), using external power supply rated min 2A

FireRepeater 400™

 Powering the Repeater

FireRepeater 400™ is powered by the FireWire bus DC voltage, coming from host adapters or other FireWire devices connected with 6-pin cables.

FireRepeater 400™ is provided with a DC power input jack connector, that can be used when the FireWire connection does not provide DC power. This happens typically:

  • when the FireWire bus is converted to a 4-pin connection
  • when, in 6-pin, no powering device is present, even from the FireWire interface. This is the case when using CardBus FireWire adapters or on some laptops with built-in interface.

Even if the FireWire bus is already powered, the DC power input jack of the FireRepeater 400™ can also be used to reinforce it. The FireWire bus voltage will adapt automatically when needed. A built-in diode avoid any risk of voltages conflict or reverse current flow.

Recommended DC adapter must provide stable regulated output voltage of at least 12VDC, 1 A or best 15VDC, 1.5A. To match repeater DC input connector, the jack plug of the DC adapter needs following dimensions and polarity:

FireRepeater 800™

Powering the Repeater

FireRepeater 800™ is powered by the FireWire bus DC voltage, coming from host adapters or other FireWire devices.

FireRepeater 800™ is provided with a DC power input jack connector, which can be used when the FireWire connection does not provide DC power. This happens typically:

  • when the FireWire bus is converted to a 4-pin connection via a bilingual to 4-pin cable
  • when, no powering device is present, even from the FireWire interface. This is the case when using CardBus FireWire adapters or on some laptops with built-in interface

Even if the FireWire bus is already powered, the DC power input jack of the FireRepeater 800™ can also be used to reinforce it. The FireWire bus voltage will adapt automatically when needed. A built-in diode avoids any risk of voltages conflict or reverse current flow

Recommended DC adapter must provide stable regulated output voltage of at least 12VDC, 1 A or best 15V DC, 1.5A. To match DC input connector, the jack plug of the DC adapter needs following dimensions and polarity: