DIN-Rail IEC 61850-3 Ethernet Switches for Power Distribution Networks

June 29, 2011
Moxa is pleased to introduce the DIN-Rail PT-508/510 series IEC 61850-3 substation switches, the newest addition to Moxa's PowerTrans Ethernet switch series.

Tailored for the power utility industry, the PT-508/510 series switches provide the highest level of reliability and availability for substation communications thanks to tough EMI immunity, a -40 to 85°C operating temperature range, and redundant features that tackle specific needs and requirements found in power substations. In addition, the switches support Moxa Turbo Chain, a highly resilient self-healing Ethernet technology, making them well-suited for wide, extended power distribution networks.

Designed for Power Distribution Networks
"The power distribution system carries electric power from the transmission system and delivers it to consumers. Consequently, a typical power distribution system consists of a complex network with many power utility connections. System operators are always looking for reliable yet highly efficient networking connections to address the critical factors found in large-scale and complex power distribution automation applications," said Leo Tsao, senior director of Moxa Power and Transportation division.

The PT-508/PT-510 series switches feature Moxa's innovative breakthrough technology, called Turbo Chain, which provides a highly flexible self-healing Ethernet topology solution. Turbo Chain allows the creation of multiple redundant networks beyond the limitations of current redundant ring technologies, which makes it ideal for complex power utility network connections spread over multiple locations with correspondingly complex wiring requirements. The versatile redundancy technology provided by Moxa Turbo Chain liberates system builders from the costly limitations of conventional ring architectures. Compared with conventional ring topology, Turbo Chain eliminates the need for additional Ethernet ports to form ring coupling paths, as well the kilometers of cabling that are often required.

IEC 61850-3 Certified for Power Substation Environments

As with all of the Moxa PowerTrans products, the PT-508/510 series switches are specifically designed for substation environments. In addition, the switches have passed IEC 61850-3 and IEEE1613 certification, and are fully equipped with all of the features specified by the IEC standard, including horizontal communication with zero GOOSE message loss. The PT-508/510 series Ethernet switches sport an impressive array of features that include an IP40-rated housing, a -40 to 85°C operating temperature range, three or four optical fiber ports, and isolated redundant power supplies (24/48 VDC or 110/220 VDC/VAC).

To learn more about Moxa's PT-508/510 series, visit http://www.moxa.com/product/PT-508.htm
Product Features
Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain (recovery time <; 20 ms), and RSTP/STP for network redundancy
Isolated redundant power inputs with universal 24/48 VDC or 110/220 VDC/VAC power supply range
-40 to 85°C operating temperature range
IEC 61850-3, IEEE 1613 (power substations) compliant
Modbus/TCP, LLDP, SNMP Inform, QoS, IGMP snooping, VLAN, IEEE 802.1X, HTTPS, SNMPv3, and SSH supported

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