Automation is provided on underground units through the Distribution automation relay and for overhead applications through the Smart Navigator.
Smart Navigator FCI
- Fault Indication and Load Monitoring
- Communication Flexibility
The Smart Navigator FCI, mounted on an overhead circuit, sends radio signals to a pole-mounted receiver. The signal then travels to a connected RTU or over a cellular or utility-specified radio network and finally into SCADA. In addition to fault indication, the smart navigator provides load data in configurable intervals.
- DNP3/Serial or DNP3/IP Outputs
- Configurable DNP3 Map
The DNP Receiver is used in conjunction with Smart Navigator FCIs for overhead fault detection & monitoring of distribution/transmission lines. The DNP Receiver receives fault and status data and makes it available in a DNP3 format for up to 12 Smart Navigators. An RJ45 Ethernet port and Serial RS232 & RJ45 ports are available to connect the DNP Receiver directly to most radios and RTUs.
- Fiberglass Communications Enclosure
- Includes DNP Receiver
The DNP Communicator is designed for a utility to mount a radio using pre-drilled holes and connect to the DNP Receiver with either an ethernet or serial cable. Standard in each DNP Communicator is surge and lightning protection, a power supply with charging circuit, battery backup, brackets for bolt or band mounting, and the DNP Receiver, inside a weatherproof, NEMA 4, lockable enclosure.
- UG SCADA fault reporting
- RTU Interface
- Low Power Consumption
The Distribution Automation Relay is designed to provide a 100 ms pulse or latched contact output to a remote terminal unit (RTU) on a SCADA system when an underground LED type FCI is flashing. The light is transmitted from the FCI to the D/A relay assembly via a fiber optic cable ( up to 30 feet) which enables the relay for indication to the RTU. When the FCI resets the D/A relay changes status to indicate no fault. This reliable solid state compact design can be added to existing systems economically at any time.