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4-Port EtherNet/IP® compatible IO-Link Master Module NQ-EP4L

NQ-EP4L - 4-Port EtherNet/IP® compatible IO-Link Master Module

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Network Specifications

Compatible Networks

EtherNet/IP®, Modbus/TCP

Transmission Speed

10 Mbps/100 Mbps

Connector Type

M8 4-pin female A-code

Power Supply Specifications

Power supply port IN: M8 4-pin male A-code
Power supply port OUT: M8 4-pin female A-code

Power Voltage

18 to 30 VDC
(During IO-Link communication: 20.4 V to 28.8 V)

Allowable Current

V1 and V2: max. 4 A each

Current Consumption

V1: max. 110 mA
V2: max. 115 mA

Sensor Connection Specifications

Connector Type

M12 5-pin female A-code

V1 Power Supply Capacity


V2 Power Supply Capacity

Ports 1 to 4: 4 A in total

IO-Link Specifications

Number of Connectable Devices


Compliant Standards


Transmission Speed

COM1: 4.8 kbps
COM2: 38.4 kbps
COM3: 230.4 kbps

Port type

Ports 1 to 4: Class A

Process Data Size

Input: Max. 32 bytes/Output: Max. 32 bytes

Digital Input (DI) Specifications

Number of Inputs

Max. 8 (when using DI mode)

Input Type


ON Voltage/ON Current

11 V or higher/2 mA or higher

OFF Voltage/OFF Current

Less than 5 V/less than 1.5 mA

Input Current

Pin 2: approx. 7 mA, Pin 4: approx. 12 mA

Digital Output (DO) Specifications

Number of Outputs

Max. 4

Output Type


Maximum Load Current

Each port max. 0.5 A

Short-Circuit Protection Circuit


Leakage Current

0.1 mA or lower

Residual Voltage

1 V or lower

Environmental resistance

Enclosure rating


Ambient temperature

-40°C to +70°C (no freezing)

Vibration resistance

5 to 150 Hz/20 G/10 sweeps each in X, Y, and Z axes

Shock resistance

15 G/11 ms/3 times each in X, Y, and Z axes

Case Material

Housing: PA6-GF30
Connector: SUS303


Approx. 190 g

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