DOCA0172EN-12

EcoStruxure Panel Server System

Architecture

From a simple electrical distribution system with one device to large electrical distribution systems, the EcoStruxure Panel Server collects data from any of the supported devices.

The following illustration shows typical architectures of EcoStruxure Panel Server :

Ethernet or Wi-Fi LAN
Modbus-SL communication
ULP system
Digital inputs/outputs
IEEE 802.15.4 wireless communication

Network Connectivity

EcoStruxure Panel Server network connectivity can be subdivided into two parts:

  • Upstream connection to supervision software and cloud applications.

  • Downstream connection to local field devices.

Upstream Connection

The upstream network of EcoStruxure Panel Server can be used to connect cloud applications or Modbus TCP/IP monitoring and supervision application.

  • Entry model:

    This access is provided either through the Ethernet port on the Panel Server or through the Wi-Fi interface.

  • Universal and Advanced models:

    This access is provided through the two Ethernet ports on the EcoStruxure Panel Server or through the Wi-Fi interface, where applicable.

    Depending on the Ethernet port configuration, the data transmission behavior is as follows:

    • In switched mode, the two Ethernet ports are connected to the internal Ethernet switch of the EcoStruxure Panel Server . Devices connected to either of the Ethernet ports can see each other.

    • In separated mode, Ethernet port ETH1 is connected to the upstream network while Ethernet port ETH2 is used to create a downstream Ethernet network separate from the upstream Ethernet network.

    In case of Wi-Fi connection, Wi-Fi is always considered the upstream network and the Ethernet ports are separated from the Wi-Fi network.

Downstream Connection (Entry Model)

Devices in the downstream network can be connected to the Panel Server Entry wireless concentrator through wireless network according to IEEE 802.15.4.

Downstream Connection (Universal and Advanced Models)

Devices in the downstream network can be connected to Panel Server Universal and Advanced through different means:

  • Wireless network according to IEEE 802.15.4 (PAS600, PAS600T, PAS600L, and PAS800 series)

  • Modbus-SL

  • Modbus TCP/IP (Ethernet and Wi-Fi)

  • Panel Server digital inputs (PAS600L, PAS600LWD, PAS800L)

Depending on the configuration of the Panel Server Ethernet ports, data transmission behavior is as follows:

  • In switched mode, it is possible to daisy chain several network devices via the Panel Server . The Modbus TCP/IP devices connected to either port of the Panel Server can be directly accessed by monitoring and supervision software running on a device physically connected to either ETH1 or ETH2 port.

  • In separated mode, the Modbus TCP/IP devices connected via the ETH2 port to the downstream Ethernet network may be accessed by upstream monitoring and supervision software through ETH1 port.

Supported Devices

List of supported devices (depending on Panel Server model):

  • Wired devices communicating through Modbus-SL, Modbus TCP/IP, or digital inputs:

    • Circuit breakers and switch-disconnectors

    • Protection relays

    • Power meters

    • Energy meters

    • Pulse meters

    • IO modules

    • Gateways

  • Wireless devices:

    • Energy-related devices:

      • PowerTag Energy and PowerLogic Tag sensors

      • Acti9 Active

    • Environmental sensors:

      • Easergy TH110/CL110

      • HeatTag sensors

      • Wireless CO2 sensors

      • Wireless temperature and humidity sensors

      • PowerTag Ambient

      • PowerTag  A

    • Control devices:

      • PowerTag Control

      • Wireless indication auxiliaries for ComPacT and PowerPacT circuit breakers

    • Other wireless devices: PowerLogic PD100

The devices supported by the Panel Server are listed in the respective release notes:

  • DOCA0249EN EcoStruxure Panel Server Entry - Firmware Release Notes

  • DOCA0178EN EcoStruxure Panel Server Universal - Firmware Release Notes

  • DOCA0248EN EcoStruxure Panel Server Advanced - Firmware Release Notes

Maximum Configuration

The maximum number of devices that can be configured in a system with a Panel Server depends on the model.

Panel Server Entry

Wireless device

Maximum concurrent number of devices

PowerTag Energy sensors

20

PowerLogic Tag energy sensors

20

Acti9 Active devices

20

PowerTag Control devices

20

Wireless indication auxiliaries for ComPacT and PowerPacT circuit breakers

20

Wireless CO2 sensors

20

Wireless temperature and humidity sensors

20

PowerTag A devices

20

PowerTag Ambient sensors

20

Easergy TH110/CL110 environmental sensors

20

PowerLogic HeatTag sensors

15

PowerLogic PD100 devices

15

Constraints within a mixed configuration: Any combination of wireless devices listed in the rows above must not exceed 20 devices.

The maximum number of devices that can be configured in a system with a Panel Server Universal or Advanced depends on the type of connected devices:

Device type

Maximum concurrent number of devices

Wireless device (not supported by PAS600LWD and PAS600PWD)

PowerTag Energy sensors

85

PowerLogic Tag energy sensors

85

Acti9 Active devices

85

Wireless indication auxiliaries for ComPacT and PowerPacT circuit breakers

85

Wireless CO2 sensors

85

Wireless temperature and humidity sensors

85

PowerTag A devices

85

PowerTag Ambient sensors

85

Easergy TH110/CL110 environmental sensors

85

PowerLogic HeatTag sensors

15

PowerTag Control devices

10

PowerLogic PD100 devices

15

Constraints within a mixed configuration of wireless devices:

  • Any combination of wireless devices listed in the rows above must not exceed 40 devices.

  • The total number of PowerTag Control, PowerLogic HeatTag , and PowerLogic PD100 should not exceed 20 devices.

Modbus-SL devices

without repeater

32

NOTE: The maximum number depends on the serial line length and the type of device(s)

with repeater

128

Acti9 Smartlink Modbus-SL device or I/O Smart Link device

8

Modbus TCP/IP devices

Devices physically connected to the Panel Server and virtual devices, that is, IEEE 802.15.4 wireless devices connected to a child Panel Server gateway

128

NOTE: The Panel Server supports 64 simultaneous Modbus TCP/IP client connections (for example, SCADA system).

For more information, contact your local Schneider Electric representative.

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