H2-EBC,   H2-EBC-F,   H2-EBC100,   H4-EBC,   H4-EBC-F,   T1H-EBC,   T1H-EBC100 Updated: 09/11/2012
Specification Firmware Documentation NetEdit3 FAQs
Our EBC and EBC100 (Ethernet Base Controller) interface modules provide a low-cost, high performance link to the I/O in your control system. There is a 10Base-T version for networks using UTP cable, a 10Base-FL version for fiber optic networks, and our new H2-EBC100 and T1H-EBC100 that support both 10Base-T and 100Base-T UTP networks.
  • You can use the EBCs as the I/O interface for PC-based control software such as Entivity's Think'nDo products, and Visual Logic Controller, and Wonderware's InControl. You can also use them with an OPC server like the KEPDirect EBC I/O Server from AutomationDirect.

  • The EBCs can be used with our H2-ERM and H4-ERM (Ethernet Remote Master) as the slave interface modules in remote I/O systems for the WinPLCs, the DL205 and DL405 CPUs.

  • Another popular option is using our free Ethernet SDK (Software Developers Kit) to develop a custom driver for Visual C/C++ or Visual Basic. If you want to build a driver for a non-Windows system, such as Linux or Solaris, you can request the source code for the Ethernet SDK.

  H2-EBC
Discontinued 3
H2-EBC-F H2-EBC100 H4-EBC H4-EBC-F T1H-EBC
Discontinued 3
T1H-EBC100
Ethernet
Connection
 RJ-45 ST-Style
Fiber Optic
820nm 1,2
RJ-45 RJ-45 ST-Style
Fiber Optic
820nm 1,2
RJ-45 RJ-45
Communications 10Base-T 10Base-FL 10/100Base-T 10Base-T 10Base-FL 10Base-T 10/100Base-T
Ethernet Protocols IPX
UDP/IP
IPX
UDP/IP
Modbus/TCP
DHCP
HTML
IPX
UDP/IP
IPX
UDP/IP
Modbus/TCP
DHCP
HTML
Serial Port 3 RJ-12
Serial Port
Protocols
KSequence
ASCII
KSequence
ASCII
MODBUS-RTU
KSequence
ASCII
KSequence
ASCII
MODBUS-RTU
Power Consumption
( 5vDC )
450mA 640mA 300mA 530mA 700mA 350mA 300mA
Power Supplied N/A N/A N/A 3470 @ 5vDC
400mA @ 24vDC
3300 @ 5vDC
400mA @ 24vDC
N/A N/A
Max Expansion Bases N/A N/A N/A 3 3 2 2
Max Discrete I/O 4 256 256 256 1280 1280 256 256
Max Analog I/O 5  64 64 64 512 512 256 256
Max Cable Length 100 meters
(328 ft)
2000 meters
(6560 ft)
100 meters
(328 ft)
100 meters
(328 ft)
2000 meters
(6560 ft)
100 meters
(328 ft)
100 meters
(328 ft)
Update Rate less than 2 ms per base 1 ms 6 1 ms 6
I/O modules supported All existing analog
and discrete modules
All existing analog and discrete modules and the D4-HSC All existing analog
and discrete modules
Operating Environment 0 C - 55 C (32 F 131 F)
5% to 95% humidity (non-condensing)
no corrosive gases, pollution level=2
Vibration: MIL STD 810C 514.2
Shock: MIL STD 810C 516.2
Storage Temperature -20 C 70 C  (-4 F 158 F)
Manufacturer Host Automation Products, LLC.
Notes 1  For 62.5 / 125 multimode cable

Fiber Optic Transmitter: HFBR-1414 (820nm)
   Fiber Optic Receiver: HFBR-2416 (820nm)

3  The serial port is not enabled if the EBC or EBC100 is used with an Ethernet Remote Master module

4  H2-EBC  with  8 - 32 pt modules
   H4-EBC  with  8 - 64 pt modules and 24 - 32 pt modules
   T1H-EBC with 16 - 16 pt modules

5  H2-EBC  with  8 -  8 ch modules
   H4-EBC  with 32 - 16 ch modules
   T1H-EBC with 16 - 16 ch modules

6  each  8 channel analog output module adds 1 ms
   each 16 channel analog output module adds 1.5ms
   each T1H-CTRIO adds .7ms

 3 This product has been discontinued, use the EBC100 as a replacement

Firmware

 

Upgrading the firmware in all of our EBCs is done through our free Ethernet Module Configuration utility NetEdit3. If you don't already have a copy of the utility, you can use this link to download NetEdit3 from our web site.

Once you have NetEdit3 installed on your PC, use the File->Live Update feature to download the latest version of the firmware files from the Host Engineering website. Follow the instructions in NetEdit3 to perform the actual update.

 

H2-EBC  &  H2-EBC-F
Last Update   : 4 June 2008
F/W Version   : v2.1.446
Boot Version  : v3.0.154
View the H2-EBC Revision History

 

H2-EBC100
Last Update   : 23 January 2014
F/W Version   : v4.0.596
Boot Version  : v4.0.165
View the H2-EBC100 Revision History

 

H4-EBC & H4-EBC-F
Last Update   : 31 October 2012
F/W Version   : v2.1.342
Boot Version   : v3.0.154
View the H4-EBC Revision History

 

T1H-EBC
Last Update   : 24 August 2006
F/W Version   : v1.0.470
Boot Version  : v3.0.154
View the T1H-EBC Revision History

 

T1H-EBC100
Last Update   : 31 March 2014
F/W Version   : v4.0.1405
Boot Version  : v4.0.165
View the T1H-EBC100 Revision History

 

Documentation

Use these following links to view the user manuals for these products. 

Product Advisories

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