Together with the devolo BPL Headend, the devolo BPL Repeaters create a high-availability data network at the low-voltage level.

  • Long range
  • Grid functionality for mains voltage monitoring
  • Robust connectivity thanks to modern G.hn standard
  • Optical communication interface and optional Wifi

 

 

 

Benefits at a glance

Configurable distances

400 meters per repeater, depending on network properties and topology.

High-performance

200 Mbps data rate (gross) in the frequency range between 2 and 25 MHz.

Robust

Protection against environmental influences due to robust and compact construction according to IP65

Noise immunity

Maximum interference immunity thanks to multiphase coupling and modern G.hn technology.

Flexible

Various mounting options for installation in a small space.

Grid functionality

Optional feature for determining the mains voltage.

Fast

Very short response times for grid-conducive applications and switching operations.

Data security

AES 128-bit Layer 2 data encryption and higher level authentication.

Technical data

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Standards: G.hn-BPL (ITU-T G.9960), optimised for access communication

Functionality: ETH over PLC bridge

Protocols: IPv6, IPv4, IEEE 802.3

Transfer rates (gross): 200 Mbps

Modulation: 4096/1024/256/64-QAM, QPSK, BPSK (OFDM)

Range: an additional 400 m each depending on the network properties and topology

Security: AES 128-bit layer 2, higher level authentication based on 802.1X (RADIUS)

LEDs: Operation indicator, PLC connected/ data transmission, fault indicator

Frequency band: 2 to 25 MHz

Management: SNMP v3

Response time: Typically 60 ms

Device port: short-circuit safe line (mains supply + coupling)

Power consumption: max. 10 W

Voltage supply: 230 V mains (L + N)

PLC coupling: 3-phase, capacitive internally

Dimensions (in mm): 40 (width) x 195 (height) x 125 (depth)

Temperature (Storage / Operation): -40 °C to 85 °C / -40 °C to 70 °C

Ambient conditions: 10 - 90% humidity (non-condensing)

Protection class: IP 65

Certifications: CE Class A (EU, CH, NO)

WiFi access point: Optional integrated Wifi access point (802.11b/g/n) for configuration/monitoring or additional services

Optional grid functionality: Mains voltage monitoring via integrated voltage sensor

Scenario

The devolo BPL Repeaters provide a reliable and stable data communication between end points, cable distribution boxes and local distribution stations. The BPL Headend is the link between mains supply and back-end. The changeover of data transmission technology from Powerline to LTE/glass fibre and vice versa takes place at the local distribution station. The integration of all intelligent measuring systems into the wide area network (WAN) works over the created communication infrastructure.

 

Significantly improved connectivity compared to existing BPL solutions is achieved by using multiphase coupling. Multiphase coupling uses all three phases (L1, L2, L3) and the neutral conductor (N or PEN) for data communication. Two data transmission paths (L1/N and L2/L3) ensure that the data packets find the quickest way to their destination. If interference signals and attenuations decelerate a path or prevent a transmission, the data communication is maintained through the second channel. This makes the connection between the BPL devices significantly more robust and performant.

Mains voltage monitoring

The devolo BPL network is not only used for data communication in low-voltage networks. The devolo BPL Repeaters are optionally equipped with a grid functionality. In this way, the current mains voltage can be quickly and easily recorded and forwarded directly to the via BPL communication.

  • Monitoring: what is the current state of the network?
  • Warnings: Is a critical state reached in the network?
  • Options for action: the grid control centre can intervene

 

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