PowerPlex II Automation Transducer

SCADA and Synchronization Simplified

The PowerPlex II (PPX II) is a new Automation Transducer built in the same package as the original PowerPlex, or with digital I/O added, in the M571 case. It is an Ethernet transducer with fast, 1-cycle updates that can be used in SCADA automation schemes and in synchronizing applications in conjunction with PLCs. It is an excellent choice as a replacement for the Bitronics M571 in non-recording applications. Two sets of three-phase voltages that allow direct connect for 600V ac systems are provided.

The PowerPlex II transducers are simple to set up and use, and provide the following features:



  • No need for PC software – Ethernet service port provides
    access to web server in the instrument so meters can
    be interfaced with just a web browser for viewing and
  • Ethernet protocol support for DNP3, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP
    or IEC 61850
  • Built-in Ethernet switch allows pass-through from one device
    to another
  • An option for both standard secondary “optimal resolution”
    or primary units makes communications with SCADA/RTU
    more flexible
  • Optional display port and IRIG-B port
  • Optional configurable RS-232/RS-485 serial port supports
    Modbus or DNP3 serial protocols



  • Full basic measurement & recording set with demand and harmonic values plus phase angle, voltage differential and slip frequency used in synchronizing applications
  • 0.2% revenue accuracy
  • Updates every 1 cycle
  • Optional trend recording

Built for the Substation


  • Wide-range universal power supply
  • Rugged aluminum case
  • Reduce inventory cost as one model covers all wiring options
  • Easy to mount with compact transducer footprint



  • Synchronizing, voltage control, power factor control, and load
    load shedding
  • Digital front-end to SCADA systems
  • Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) interfacing to RTUs and PLCs
  • Plant equipment, line, power & energy monitoring
  • Breaker status, rack-in, rack-out in switchgear
  • Trend: transformer loads and voltages in E/M relay substations,
    battery voltage, Total Harmonic Distortion



  • Operating temperature range -40° to 70°C, storage
    temperature -40° to 85°C
  • Humidity 0-95% non-condensing
  • Surge withstand to ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1: 2002
  • UL/CSA Recognized, File Number E164178, CE Marked


Standard chassis: 5.28” H x 5.60” W x 5.63” D – overall depth
including handle is 5.75” D (134mm H x 142mm W x 143mm D –
overall depth including handle is 146mm D).
Wide chassis (with I/O and serial port): 5.2” H x 8.5” W x 5.9” D
(132mm H x 216mm W x 150mm D).

Standard chassis: 2.3 lbs. (1.04 kg)
Wide chassis (with I/O and serial port: 3.5 lbs. (1.59 kg)

Power Supply:
12 – 40V dc nominal, intended to connect
to 12 and 24V batteries or 48-250V dc/55-240V ac with built
in monitoring

Current Inputs:
5A nominal to maximum of 10A (2x overload)

Voltage Inputs:
600V ac nominal, 45-65Hz

Dual RJ45 10BaseT/100BaseTX ports (Ethernet switch)
for service port functions, Modbus or DNP3 TCP/IP support; IEC
61850 support optional display and IRIG-B ports

Digital Inputs:
Optional 4 or 8; High speed, suitable for 1ms SOE
• Nominal Input Range: 24V dc to 250V dc
• Threshold Voltage: 15V dc +/-1V or 80V dc +/-5V (at 25C)
• Input Resistance: 33kohm
• Input De-bounce Time: Selectable, from 1 ms to 2 s

Digital Outputs:
Optional 4
• Tripping duty relay
• Resistive: 30A
• Continuous Carry: 5A
• Break Inductive @48V dc: 700mA
• Break Inductive @125V dc: 200mA
• Output Operate Time (time from command by Host, does not
include protocol delays):
• Assert (Close time with “N.O.” jumper): 8ms
• Release (Open time with “N.O.” jumper): 3ms

I/O Terminals to Case: 2000Vac, 1 min. I/O Terminals to
Channel: 2000Vac, 1 min (channel 4 to other channels).

IP Address Identity Tool

The PPX II supports the Inverse Address Recognition Protocol (InARP), a software utility program that requests the IP address for a specific MAC address on an Ethernet network and can also scan for a range of MAC addresses and print the IP address for any devices which respond.

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