September 3, 2016

PLS-NC1

Key Features

  • Up to 2500 nodes on the local power grid
  • Up to 3 miles between nodes
  • Installs without any setup - auto connecting auto healing mesh network pre-configured at factory per site
  • Load / Lighting control up to 4KA, 80-480VAC with power monitoring
  • 0-10V dimming (sink or source)
  • Multiple communication channels - DALI, RS232, RS485, Bluetooth LE
  • Two outputs for driving relays or contactors for larger loads
  • Two inputs for digital sensors
  • Industry leading 256-bit elliptic curve cryptographic security

Network

  • G3-PLC (ITU-T G.9903) standards based and certified.
  • OFDM based IPV6 Auto Connect / Auto Healing Mesh network
  • 4 - 121.9KHz CENELEC Band
  • 40Kbps minimum data rate
  • 3-mile range between nodes
  • 255 nodes per cluster with one DC1 data concentrator
  • PLS-DC1 can connect directly to the SCADA system via local Ethernet
  • Alternative Cellular or WIFI connection supported by PLS-DC

Security

  • 256-bit Elliptic Curve Cryptographic security between nodes and data concentrator
  • Secure TLS/SSL based connection between data concentrator and operator terminal (SCADA)
  • Biometric and two factor authentications at the operator terminal

Power

  • 80 – 480VAC, 50-60Hz, Single phase via screw terminal block
  • ANSI C136.37 surge requirements compliant
  • Fully protected against transients and brownouts with EN55022 Class B isolation
  • Plug in screw terminal block for Line in and Load out connections

Load Control & Metering

  • IEC 600335-1 compliant latching relay
  • Nominal switching capacity: 4KA, 480VAC, inrush capable
  • Max switching power (resistive load): 4.4KVA
  • Single phase line & neutral screw terminal block
  • 5% accurate energy metering
  • true RMS current, RMS voltage, Line frequency and power factor metering
  • 2x relay/contactor drivers. 12V, 150mA Open Drain for external load control
  • 2x TTL inputs for external sensors like motion or level

Lighting Control

  • 0-10V analog dimming output - source or sink up to 30mA
  • DALI control for clusters of lighting loads – all device types supported
  • Built-in energy metering of connected loads

Communication Channels

  • RS232: variable up to 115Kbps. EIA-RS232 levels, transient and surge protected
  • RS485: 15Mbps, 5V tolerant, Half duplex, -7 to 12V common mode range, ±15KV ESD protection
  • CAN: 2.0B compliant, 1Mbps, 3 Tx and 2Rx buffers, six available filters and 2 masks, ±8KV ESD protection. Suitable for 12 and 24V systems
  • Bluetooth Low Energy – 100m effective range, 8x simultaneous connections, Beacon/Broadcast modes
  • Tool less cage clamp connector for all signals

Mechanical

  • 3.05 x 3.05 x 1.56 in [77.5 x 77.5 x 39.6 mm]
  • IP66 protection level
  • -40°C to +75°C Operating temperature