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IEC 61850 Server Communication Module for ControlLogix®


The MVI56E-61850S Ethernet Communication Module allows Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® PACs to emulate Intelligent Electronic Devices on an IEC 61850 Ethernet network to SCADA systems. Now your non-smart electrical substation devices, such as transformers and switchgear, can present their data as IEC 61850 IEDs to the SCADA system.

The module comes with an Add-On Instruction to be used with RSLogix™ 5000/Studio 5000™ for easier configuration and setup. Remote diagnostics of the unit can be viewed through controller tags in your ControlLogix® processor, reducing downtime. 


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Features and Benefits

  • The ControlLogix® PAC is able to emulate multiple Intelligent Electronic Devices on an IEC 61850 network.
  • Add-On Instruction provides logical definitions for I/O, module status and control data easing configuration and maintenance of the module.
  • ProSoft Discovery Service (PDS) software is used to initially set the module’s IP address, so you don’t have to change your PC to the default subnet of the module.
  • Module functions as an IEC 61850 Server, allowing it to interface with SCADA systems. 




Client connections

Supports up to 8 independent client connections

Supported 61850 data point types

Status with Quality – 200 points
SOE Status – 200 points
Control Points – 200 points
(FLOATDB type is 50 points maximum)
Buffered Reports – 8 instances maximum
Unbuffered Reports – 8 instances maximum

Supported functions

IEC 61850 Server functionality with support for 
the MMS Read and MMS Write functions using 
the GGIO logical node

Supported data types

GGIO logical node with support for the following data types:
DINT (32-bit)
REAL (32-bit Float) 
FLOATDB (32-bit Float) 




Backplane current load

800 mA @ 5 VDC 
3 mA @ 24 VDC

Operating temperature

32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C) 

Storage temperature

-40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)


30 g operational 
50 g non-operational


5 g from 10 to 150 Hz 

Relative humidity

5% to 95% RH, with no condensation 

LED indicators

Battery status (ERR) 
Application status (APP) 
Module status (OK) 

4-character display

Shows module IP address

Ethernet port

10/100 Base-T, RJ45 Connector, for CAT5 cable 
Link and Activity LED indicators 
Auto-crossover cable detection

Shipped with unit

5-foot Ethernet straight-through cable


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