Smart System IFE Ethernet Interface

IFE Interface, IFE Switchboard Server Description

IFE Interface LV434001

IFE Switchboard Server LV434002


The IFE interface and the IFE switchboard server enable LV circuit breakers to be connected to an Ethernet network.

  • The IFE switchboard server incorporates a Modbus gateway.

  • The IFE interface and IFE switchboard server are both equipped with two ULP ports and two Ethernet ports.

  • The IFE switchboard server is equipped with a Modbus RS 485 serial connection.

Masterpact or PowerPact™ circuit breakers can be connected to an IFE interface and to an IFE switchboard server:

IFE Interface: ref. LV434001

Provides an Ethernet access to a single LV circuit breaker. The Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker is connected to the IFE interface via its ULP port and a prefabricated ULP cord *.

IFE Switchboard Server: ref. LV434002

Provides an Ethernet access to one or several LV circuit breakers. It allows to interface to Ethernet:

  • One single circuit breaker connected to the IFE interface via its ULP port and a prefabricated ULP cord.

  • Up to 12 PowerPact circuit breakers connected through the modbus serial line interface.

Each PowerPact device is connected to Modbus by means of a dedicated IFM interface module performing the ULP/Modbus conversion.

The connection between each PowerPact device and its associated IFM interface is made using a prefabricated ULP cord connected to ULP ports.

IFE Interface, IFE Switchboard Server

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

  • Device profile web service for discovery of the IFE interface and IFE switchboard server on the LAN.

  • ULP compliant for localization of the IFE interface in the electrical equipment.

  • Ethernet interface for Masterpact and PowerPact circuit breakers.

  • Gateway for Modbus-SL (RTU) connected devices (IFE switchboard server only).

  • Embedded set-up web pages.

  • Embedded monitoring web pages.

  • Embedded control web pages.

  • Built-in e-mail alarm notification.

  • Internal real-time clock with battery back-up.

  • RBAC (Role Base Access Control).


The IFE interface and the IFE switchboard server are DIN rail mounted devices.

A stacking accessory enables the user to connect several IFMs (ULP to Modbus serial line interfaces) to an IFE switchboard server without additional wiring.

24 Vdc power supply

Supply the IFE interface and the IFE switchboard with either a 24 Vdc AD or with a 24 Vdc ABL8 RPS power supply.

The IFMs stacked to an IFE switchboard server are supplied by the IFE, thus it is not necessary to supply them separately.

NOTE: The connection of the +/- of the power supply on +/- terminals of the IFE device must be strictly respected. Crossing the polarities may damage the device.

IFE Interface, IFE Switchboard Server Firmware Update

The firmware can be updated using the Ecoreach software.

Required Circuit Breaker Communication Modules

The connection to an IFE interface or to an IFE switchboard server requires ULP communication ports. Every Masterpact MTZ fixed-type circuit breaker is equipped with a ULP port connected to its associated IFE Ethernet interface module by a prefabricated ULP cord. The IFE Ethernet interface modules are equipped with two ULP RJ45 connectors. When one is not used, it must be closed with a ULP terminator.

IFE Characteristics

IFE Web Page Description

Monitoring Web Page:

  • Real time data

  • Device logging.

Control Web Page:

  • Single device control.

Diagnostics Web Page:

  • Statistics

  • Device information

  • IMU information

  • Read device registers

  • Communication check.

Maintenance Web Page:

  • Maintenance log

  • Maintenance counters.

Setup Web Page:

  • Device localization/name

  • Ethernet configuration (dual port)

  • IP configuration

  • Modbus TCP/IP filtering

  • Serial port

  • Date and time

  • E-mail server configuration

  • Alarms to be e-mailed

  • Device list

  • Device logging

  • Device log export

  • SNMP parameters

  • Documentation links

  • Preferences

  • Advanced services control

  • User accounts

  • Web page access.

IFE General Characteristics

General Characteristics

Environmental Characteristics

Conforming to standards

IEC 60950, UL 60950


cULus, CE, EAC

Ambient temperature


-40 to +85°C (-40 to +185°F)


-25 to +70°C (-13 to +158°F)

Relative humidity

5 - 85%

Level of pollution

Level 3

Protective treatment

ULV0 conforming to IEC/EN 60068-2-30

Mechanical Characteristics

Shock resistance

Conforming to IEC/EN 60068-2-27 15 g / 11 ms, 1/2 sinusoidal

Resistance to sinusoidal vibrations

Conforming to IEC/EN 60068-2-6 5 Hz < f < 8.4 Hz

Electrical Characteristics


150 mA at 24 Vdc

Resistance to electrostatic discharge

IEC/EN 61000-4-2:

  • 8 kV air discharge

  • 6 kV contact discharge

Immunity to radiated fields

IEC/EN 61000-4-3: 10 V/m

Immunity to fast transient perturbations

IEC/EN 61000-4-4: 2 kV

Immunity to surges

IEC/EN 61000-4-5: 2 kV common mode

Immunity to conducted radio frequency field

IEC/EN 61000-4-6: 10 V

Physical Characteristics


72 x 105 x 71 mm (2.83 x 4.13 x 2.79 in.)


DIN rail


182.5 g (0.41 lb)

Degree of protection of the installed IO module

  • On the front panel (wall mounted enclosure): IP4x

  • Connectors: IP2x

  • Other parts: IP3x


Screw type terminal blocks

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