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DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet with Quality Flag for Quantum


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The DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet with Quality Flag supports the implementation of the DNP 3.0 (Distributed Network Protocol) over Ethernet, allowing Quantum processors to easily communicate with host systems supporting the protocol. The module supports DNP Subset Level 2 features and some Level 3 features. The addition of the Quality Flag helps to insure data reliability for critical or time sensitive communication.


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Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits

The DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet with Quality Flag for Quantum allows Schneider Electric Quantum processors to easily communicate with other DNP protocol-compatible devices.

The module supports DNP Subset Level 2 features and some of the Level 3 features allowing the many SCADA systems supporting the DNP protocol to be integrated into the Quantum platform. The module acts as an input/output module between the DNP network and the Quantum processor. The data transfer from the Quantum processor is asynchronous from the actions on the DNP network. Databases are user defined and stored in the module to hold the data required by the protocol.

The PTQ-DNPSNET-Q module is a powerful communication interface for Quantum platform processors. Developed under license from Schneider Electric, the module incorporates proprietary backplane technology that enables powerful data access to the Quantum processor.


The PTQ-DNPSNET-Q module is the ideal solution for many applications where DNP 3.0 Server over Ethernet protocol connectivity must be added to a Modicon Quantum system when requiring the use of the Quality Flag.

With the growing usage of the DNP protocol over Ethernet technology in the industrial marketplace, this product has a wide variety of application uses. Industries that use this technology include:

  • Power and distribution applications
  • Petrochemical
  • Water and Gas Applications
  • SCADA and DCS applications


  • 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
  • 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 all common Quantum programming packages, including Concept (version 2.6 or higher), Unity Pro (version 2.2 or higher), ProWORX (version 2.20 or later), and ModSoft.
  • Quantum data types supported: 0x, 1x, 3x, 4x
  • High speed data transfer across backplane provides quick data update times.
  • Sample function blocks 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
Ethernet Link and Activity

Configuration Serial Port (PRT1)

DB-9M PC Compatible

RS-232 only

No hardware handshaking

Application Serial Ports
(P2 and P3)

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

Application Ethernet port

RJ45 Connector

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


ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB)
PTQ LifeCycle Letter 393.51 kB Last Modified 01/23/2020
PTQ-DNPSNET-Q Datasheet 94.24 kB Last Modified 12/14/2009
PTQ-DNPSNET-Q User Manual 3.28 MB Last Modified 02/25/2013
PTQ-DNPSNET-Q App Ref Guide 3.28 MB Last Modified 12/15/2016
PTQ-DNPSNET-Q Configuration File 5.07 kB Last Modified 12/15/2009


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