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The RPS-24 is an intelligent protection switch targeted at backing up routers in dark or dim sites where continuous up-time is critical and rack space is at a premium. The 24-port design closely matches the number of inputs on a standard router. These reliable switches use proven latching relay technology to ensure that connectivity is maintained even in the event of a complete power failure. The RPS-24 supports up to GigE Ethernet and is designed to automatically detect Ethernet link status.

RPS-24 Uses

  • Computer Rooms
  • Internet Farms

RPS-24 Key Features

  • Auto detects link status of 10/100BaseT,  switches up to GigE Ethernet
  • Front A/B connections – rear C connection
  • Compact chassis design – 1U high x 19″ W
  • Latching relay technology
  • LEDs on front RJ-45 connectors indicate A/B switching status and Ethernet link pulse
  • Power failure alarms reported via control system
  • Rear plate offers two DB-9 connectors – one for power failure alarm and the other for craft port control
  • Dual redundant external power supply supports two units
  • Multiple support methods: SNMP, Telnet, Craft port, Web browser with intuitive GUI interface

Product Specifications

Datacom Interface:
24 channels of A/B switch to C side of 10BaseT/100BaseT/GigE
RJ-45 with integral 2x LEDs
Switching Time:
<10 ms
General Switching Method:
Latching relays
SNMP, RS-232 craft port, Telnet, Web Browser


1.25” H x 19” W x 9.25” D
~ 2.5 Kg (5.5 lbs.)

Power Requirements

External dual redundant power supply, with maximum power dissipation of 50 Watts, handles two RPS units


Operating Temperature:
0°C to +50°C
Non-Operating Temperature:
-20°C to +70°C
Humidity Operating:
98% RH @ +65°C
Humidity Non-Operating:
98% RH @ 65°C (150°F)


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