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IEC 60870-5-101 Master Network Interface Module for Quantum


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 The IEC 60870-5-101 Master Network Interface Module allows Quantum compatible processors to interface easily with IEC 60870-5-101 slave (controlled unit) devices.

 Typical applications for this protocol include power distribution, water treatment, lighting systems for highways, etc. Originally developed for the Power Utility industry, the IEC 60870-5 protocols are very similar in function to DNP 3.0. Both protocols offer "Report by Exception" functionality and dating of events (time stamping).

Features and Benefits

Standards based

Supports IEC 60870-5-101 Master specification: balanced/unbalanced mode, 32 sessions/5 sectors per session, timestamping

Two configurable IEC-60870-5-101 Master ports

Ports individually configurable for com settings, balanced/unbalanced modes, sessions/sectors, commands

Easy to Configure and Monitor

Simple text configuration file configures module, ports, protocol and database settings. Built-in configuration/debug screens allow you to view module status and incoming/outgoing data.

Three Year Warranty

Low risk investment with great cost savings, backed up by a better than average equipment failure protection plan, from the industrial communications experts who know protocols, devices, and automation


  • Single Slot - Quantum backplane compatible
  • The module is recognized as an Options module and has access to PLC memory for data transfer
  • Configuration data is stored in non-volatile memory in the ProTalk® module
  • Configuration software for Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 and NT is included with the module.
  • Up to six modules can be placed in a rack
  • Local rack - The module must be placed in the same rack as processor.
  • Compatible with common Quantum programming tools: UnityPro XL, Concept, ProWORX
  • Quantum data types supported: 3x, 4x
  • High speed data transfer across backplane provides quick data update times.
  • Sample ladder file available.




 Backplane Current Load

 5 VDC ± 5%
1100 mA, maximum

 Operating Temperature

 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)

 Storage Temperature

-40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C)

 Relative Humidity

 5% to 95% (without condensation)


 Sine vibration 4 to 100 Hz in each of the 3 orthogonal axes


 30 g, 11 ms in each of the 3 orthogonal axes

 LED Indicators

 Module Status
 Backplane Transfer Status
 Serial Port Activity
 Serial Port Error Status

 Configuration Serial Port (PRT1)

 DB-9M PC Compatible
RS-232 only
No hardware handshaking

 Application Serial Ports

DB-9M PC Compatible
RS-232/422/485 jumper selectable
RS-422/485 screw termination included
RS-232 handshaking configurable
500 V Optical isolation from backplane


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