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Introduction

Overview

FYI, this map is shared with IFE Interface User Guide, IFE Server User Guide.

The IFE Ethernet interface for one circuit breaker (or IFE interface) enables an intelligent modular unit (IMU), with a ComPact, PowerPact, or MasterPact circuit breaker to be connected to an Ethernet network. Each circuit breaker has its own IFE interface and a corresponding IP address.

The IFE interface with part number LV434001 is an Ethernet interface for ComPact, PowerPact, and MasterPact circuit breakers.

NOTE: The IFE interface with part number LV434001 completely replaces the IFE interface with part number LV434010. The LV434001 comes with the real time clock (RTC) feature and allows ULP connections up to 20 m (65.6 ft) with the MasterPact MTZ circuit breakers (LV434010 had a theoretical limitation of 5 m (16.4 ft) over the life of the IFE interface).

IFE Interface Features

The main features of IFE interface are:

  • Dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port for simple daisy chain connection

  • Device profile web service for discovery of the IFE interface on the local area network (LAN)

  • ULP compliant for location of the IFE interface in the switchboard

  • Ethernet interface for ComPact, PowerPact, and MasterPact circuit breakers

  • Embedded settings webpages

  • Embedded monitoring and control webpages

  • Embedded diagnostics webpages

  • Embedded security webpages

  • Built-in email alarm notification for circuit breaker connected to IFE interface.

  • IEC 61850 interface for MasterPact MTZ drawout circuit breakers

NOTE: The built-in switch of IFE interface does not support the ring topology as it does not have the feature of the loop back protection.

IFE Firmware Versions

This guide describes the webpages for two different firmware versions of IFE interface:

  • Chapter 2 describes the IFE interface webpages for the firmware version 004 and later.

  • Chapter 3 describes the IFE interface webpages for the firmware versions up to 003.

IFE Interface Supported Protocols

The IFE interface supports the following Ethernet protocols:

  • Modbus TCP/IP: is a protocol, which provides master/slave communication between devices and TCP/IP that provides communications over an Ethernet connection. Modbus TCP/IP is used to exchange data between IFE interface and other compatible Modbus TCP/IP devices through TCP port 502.

  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP): HTTP is a network protocol that handles delivery of files and data on the World Wide Web. It provides web server functionality through TCP port 80. Remote configuration of IFE interface and viewing of diagnostic data is possible using a web browser.

  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS): HTTPS is a variant of the standard web transfer protocol (HTTP) that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol connection. HTTPS enables encrypted communication and secure connection between a remote user and the IFE interface.

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP): FTP is a network protocol that provides the ability to transfer files over the Internet from one computer to another.

    The FTP protocol is used by the CET850 configuration software tool to upload the IEC 61850 configuration files to the IFE file system.

  • File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS): FTPS is a variant of the standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol connection. FTPS enables encrypted communication and secure connection between a remote user and the IFE interface.

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP): Based on MIB2 format, SNMP provides the ability to store and send identifying and diagnostic information used for network management purposes through UDP port 161.

  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP EcoStruxure Power Commission Software): RSTP is a network protocol that ensures a loop-free topology for Ethernet networks. It is the advanced version of Spanning Tree Protocol, is a link layer protocol executed within bridges or switches.

  • Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS): DPWS defines a minimal set of implementation constraints to enable secure web service messaging, discovery, description, and eventing on resource-constrained devices.

  • Network Time Protocol (NTP): NTP is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks.

  • IEC 61850 Protocol: IEC 61850 is a standard for communication networks and systems in substations. Based on Ethernet protocol, it is a standardized method of communication developed to support integrated systems, composed of multi-vendor, self-describing IEDs (Intelligent Electronic Devices) that are networked together to perform real-time protection, control, measurement, and monitoring functions.

NOTE:
  • HTTPS, FTPS, RSTP, NTP, and IEC 61850 protocols are applicable only from IFE interface firmware version 004.

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