EtherNet/IP Server to IEC-61850 Single Port Intelligent Gateway


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Recommended replacements: PLX82-EIP-61850

ProSoft Technology's EtherNet/IP to IEC 61850 gateway enables communication between the Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) on an IEC- 61850 network and Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) on an EtherNet/IP network.

The module operates as an EtherNet/IP server, supporting both Class 1 and Class 3 EtherNet/IP services. Primary data transfer is performed through a Class 1 server connection supporting up to 10 Implicit I/O connections. Additionally the module can also communicate with up to 2 other EtherNet/IP Clients using Class 3 messaging services.

The gateway’s IEC 61850 Client is responsible for obtaining data from up to 20 IED devices on a 61850 network (servers). The network configuration software uses IED configuration files to import complex IEC 61850 data structures and allow this information to be mapped into a RSLogix 5000 based ControlLogix or CompactLogix PAC.


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Features and Benefits

Powerful network integration

  • Communicate between dissimilar networks
  • View diagnostics between both networks
  • Configurable tag mapping simplifies data reads and writes between protocols

EtherNet/IP protocol interface

  • Client/Server Implicit/Explicit Messaging communication supported
  • Multiple Client/Server connections

IEC-61850 Protocol Interface

  • Standards-based identification of device types simplifies implementation and maintenance
  • IEC-61850 Client/Subscriber supports the following 7-2 models: Association, Data Set, Report Control Block, GOOSE, Control, Naming conventions.
  • Supports 61850-8-1: MMS
  • Map up to 20 IEDs to one gateway


Functional Specifications


Client/server roles


SCSMs supported

  • SCSM: IEC 61850-8-1 used

Generic substation event model (GSE)

  • Subscriber side



Server side

  • Logical device, Logical node, Data, Data set


  • Buffered Report Control Block (BRCB)
  • Unbuffered Report Control Block (URCB)


  • Control


  • entryID, DataReflnc



Server (Clause 6)

  • Server Directory

Application association (Clause 7)

  • Associate, Abort, Release

Data (Clause 10)

  • GetDataValue, SetDataValue

Data set (Clause 11)

  • GetDataSetValues
  • SetDataSetValues
  • CreateDataSet
  • DeleteDataSet
  • GetDataSetDirectory

Unbuffered report control block (URCB)

  • Report, GetURCBValues, SetURCBValues

Generic substation event model (GSE)



  • GetGoCBValues
  • SetGoCBValues

Control (Clause 17)

  • Select, SelectWithValue, Cancel, Operate, Command- Termination, TimeActivated-Operate

Time (5.5)

  • Termination, TimeActivated-Operate
  • Time resolution of internal clock: 1 ms
  • Time accuracy of internal clock: +/- 0.1 ms
  • Supported TimeStamp resolution: 1 ms




Power Supply

24 Vdc nominal
10 Vdc to 32 Vdc power input allowed
Positive, Negative, GND Terminals
2.5 mm screwdriver blade

Current Load

200 mA maximum @ 24 Vdc
150 mA maximum @ 32 Vdc
450 mA maximum @ 10 Vdc

Operating Temperature

0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)

Storage Temperature

-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% RH, with no condensation


Standard: Height x Width x Depth
4.72 inches x 1.90 inches x 4.18 inches

 LED indicators


Ethernet Port (Ethernet protocol gateways only)

10/100 Base-T half duplex RJ45 Connector Link and Activity LED indicators Electrical Isolation 1500 V rms at 50 Hz to 60 Hz for 60 s, applied as specified in section 5.3.2 of IEC 60950: 1991 Ethernet Broadcast Storm Resiliency = less than or equal to 5000 [ARP] frames-per-second and less than or equal to 5 minutes duration

Shipped with Each Unit

J180 screw terminal plug, HRD250 screwdriver


PLX81-EIP-61850 Datasheet 366.83 kB Last Modified 01/13/2015
IEC 61850 PICS Statement 663.80 kB Last Modified 03/29/2017
Technical Note - Migrating from the PLX81-EIP-61850 to PLX82-EIP-61850 513.05 kB Last Modified 07/30/2020
PLX81-EIP-61850 User Manual 4.08 MB Last Modified 02/20/2020
PLX8x-EIP-61850 Configuration Manager 10.93 MB Last Modified 02/25/2020
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