Powerlink Lighting Control Products

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Powerlink™ Intelligent Lighting Control Systems

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column width design

Powerlink intelligent lighting control systems are ideally suited for controlling lighting and other loads in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Such systems are typically used to lower utility cost by switching branch circuits OFF during non-occupied periods when lighting is unnecessary or during peak demand periods when a partial reduction in load can save significant money.

These systems utilize remotely operated circuit breakers to switch branch circuits ON and OFF via a time schedule or by an externally generated signal (typically a low voltage wall switch, photocell, access system, fire alarm or building management system). All Powerlink components mount inside a standard lighting panelboard to provide a compact, space saving installation.

Powerlink intelligent lighting control systems feature a powerful microprocessor based controller that provides system intelligence for 168 remotely operated branch circuits. Master panelboards contain the control electronics, power supply, and control bus strips for up to 42 branch circuit breakers. Sub-panels extend the capability of the system by allowing remotely operated branch circuit breakers to be operated from the master controller via a simple, 4-wire, sub-net connection.

Powerlink panels systems have the capability of being networked together and operated from a central workstation or via a remote modem connection. Powerlink software allows users to remotely configure the system, change time schedules, monitor circuit breaker or input status, and override zones and breakers.

BACnet Capability

The Building Automation and Control network (BACnet) communication protocol is incorporated into the Powerlink™ controller design. The addition of the BACnet protocol allows Powerlink panels to be easily integrated into a Building Automation System (BAS) employing this open communication standard without the need for communication bridges or gateways.

Controller Models

The following Powerlink controller models support ‘native’ BACnet communications:

  • NF2000G3 — Ethernet communications, shared remote inputs, network time synchronization

  • NF3000G3 — Email upon alarm, onboard web pages for status/control/configuration

  • NF3500G4 — Embedded web server, 256 communication inputs available

Factory Assembled System

The following factory engineered pricing procedure may be used to price either 240 Vac or 480Y/277 Vac Powerlink intelligent lighting control systems:

  • Select system type and interior size from . All Powerlink panels are furnished with either 1 or 2 control bus strips.

  • All Powerlink panels use NF type panelboard interiors, boxes, and trims and are suitable for either 240 Vac or 480Y/277 Vac systems.

  • Select branch circuit breaker requirements. Powerlink panels can accommodate both ECB-G3 remotely operated circuit breakers and EDB, EGB and EJB standard branch circuit breakers.

  • Refer to panelboard section for additional panelboard accessories.

  • For complete price, order by description.

  • Apply appropriate discount schedule.

240 Vac Factory Assembled System Example:

Up to eight panels can
be controlled from a
single controller.

500 level system with 225 A MLO panelboard rated for 208Y/120 Vac, 3Ø4W, 10kAIR, Type 1, surface mount with ground bar and (12) 20 A 1-pole bolt-on remote operated circuit breakers.

Item

Page No.

System Type: 500 controller with 12 ckt bus

Controller

Panel type: 250 A MLO

Powerlink™ Intelligent Lighting Control Systems

Branch circuit breakers: (12) 20 A 1-pole

Powerlink™ Intelligent Lighting Control Systems

Ground bar

Powerlink™ Intelligent Lighting Control Systems

Feature

System Level

500

1000

2000

3000

3500

Inputs

2 - wire

8

16

16

16

16

2 - wire with status feedback[1]

8

8

8

8

8

3 - wire

8

8

8

8

8

Time Scheduler

Independent schedules

16

16

16

64

ON-OFF periods/schedule

24

24

24

999

Special events/holiday periods

32

32

32

64

Automatic daylight savings

X

X

X

X

Sunrise/sunset tracking

X

X

X

X

Network Variables

Communications inputs accessible

64

64

64

64

256

Remote sources (per controller)

32

32

128

Maximum subscriptions

256

256

256

Zones

Maximum number

64

64

64

64

256

Maximum number of sources per zone

1

1

4

4

4

Maximum number of remotely operated circuit breakers (per subnet)

168

168

168

168

168

Networking

RS-232 port/RS-485 port

X

X

X

X

X

Ethernet (100BaseT port)

X

X

X

Protocols

Modbus™ ASCII/RTU

X

X

X

X

X

Modbus TCP

X

X

X

BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP

X

X

X

DMX512

X

X

X

X

Powerlink™ ECB-G3 Circuit Breakers

ECB-G3 Circuit Breakers

ECB-G3 Circuit Breakers Bolt-On Remotely Operated

Ampere
Rating

One-Pole

27 7 Vac – 14,000 AIR

120 Vac – 65,000 AIR

Two-Pole

480Y/277 Vac – 14,000 AIR

120/240 Vac – 65,000 AIR
240 Vac – 14,000 AIR Ground B Phase

Three-Pole

480Y/277 Vac – 14,000 AIR

240 Vac – 42,000 AIR

15

ECB14015G3[2]

ECB24015G3[2]

ECB34015G3[2]

20

ECB14020G3[2]

ECB24020G3[2]

ECB34020G3[2]

30

ECB14030G3

ECB24030G3

ECB32030G3[3]

ECB-G3 Circuit Breakers for Emergency Lighting
(requires 2-pole spaces)

Ampere Rating

One-Pole 480 Y/277 – 14,000 AIR 240 V – 65,000 AIR

20

ECB142020G3EL

note

All are listed as HACR type for use with air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment having motor group combinations and marked for use with HACR type circuit breakers. UL listed as HID rated for use with high intensity discharge lighting systems. (1) #12–8 Al or (1) #10–8 Cu. Suitable for use with 75°C conductors.

Powerlink™ Accessories

Control Bus

Power Supply

Control Bus

Max. No. of Control
Circuits

Required

Interior Size

Panel Orientation

Catalog No.

12

30

Left

NF12SBLG3

12

30

Right

NF12SBRG3

18

42

Left

NF18SBLG3

18

42

Right

NF18SBRG3

21

54

Left

NF21SBLG3

21

54

Right

NF21SBRG3

Power Supply

Voltage

Primary Source

Catalog No.

120 V

Panel Bus

NF120PSG3

240 V

Panel Bus

NF240PSG3

277 V

Panel Bus

NF277PSG3

120 V

External

NF120PSG3L

240 V

External

NF240PSG3L

277 V

External

NF277PSG3L

NF3500G4 Controller

Controller

Description

Catalog No.

500

NF500G3

1000

NF1000G3

2000

NF2000G3

3000

NF3000G3

3500

NF3500G4

Remote Source Controller (for additional inputs)—

Voltage

Catalog No.

120 V

RSC16G3120

240 V

RSC16G3240

277 V

RSC16G3277

Cables & Accessories

Description

Catalog No.

Control bus cables

Harness standard panel

NF2HG3

Sub-net accessories & cables

Sub-panel address selector[4]

NFSELG3

6’ sub-net cable

NFSN06

10’ sub-net cable

NFSN10

25’ sub-net cable

NFSN25

50’ sub-net cable

NFSN50

Serial cables

Controller front panel cable

NFFPCG3

Powerlink Software

Miscellaneous Hardware

Description

Catalog No.

Circuit Breaker Handle Padlock (Lock On or Off)

HPAFD

Fixed Barrier

NFASBKG3

Remote Mounting Adapter

NFADAPTERG3

Software

Description

Catalog No.

LCSV2 Software[5]

LCSV2

Remote Mount Controller

Remote Mount Controller

Remote Mount Controller (for externally mounted electronics) Includes NEMA 1 enclosure, controller, and power supply

Voltage

Catalog No.

Controller Type

120 V

RMC500G3120

NF500G3

240 V

RMC500G3240

NF500G3

277 V

RMC500G3277

NF500G3

120 V

RMC1000N2G3120

NF1000N2G3

240 V

RMC1000N2G3240

NF1000N2G3

277 V

RMC1000N2G3277

NF1000N2G3

120 V

RMC1000G3120

NF1000G3

240 V

RMC1000G3240

NF1000G3

277 V

RMC1000G3277

NF1000G3

120 V

RMC2000G3120

NF2000G3

240 V

RMC2000G3240

NF2000G3

277 V

RMC2000G3277

NF2000G3

120 V

RMC3000G3120

NF3000G3

240 V

RMC3000G3240

NF3000G3

277 V

RMC3000G3277

NF3000G3

120 V

RMC3000G3C120

NF3000G3C

240 V

RMC3000G3C240

NF3000G3C

277 V

RMC3000G3C277

NF3000G3C

Powerlink Network Accessories

Powerlink Network Accessories

Description

Catalog No.

RS232/485 Converter

6382RS485G3KIT

Powerlink Remote Modem Support[6]

Description

Catalog No.

Modem Kit (for G3 Controllers)

6382G3MODEM

NF Panelboards 240 V and 480Y/277 V Factory Assembled Systems—Max. Voltage 480Y/277 Vac

Branch Circuit Breaker

Powerlink G3—ECB Bolt-On

65 kA AIR@240 Vac,

14 kA AIR@480 Y/277

Standard Breakers—EDB Bolt-On

18 kA AIR 1-pole,

25 kA AIR 2 & 3-pole @ 240 V,

18 kA AIR@480 Y/277

Standard Breakers HIC—EGB Bolt-On

65 kA AIR@240 Vac,

35 kA AIR@480 Y/277

Standard Breakers Extra HIC—EJB Bolt-On

100 kA AIR@240 Vac,

65 kA AIR@480 Y/277

Voltage

Ampere
Rating

Voltage

Ampere
Rating

Voltage

Ampere
Rating

Voltage

Ampere
Rating

240
Vac

15–20

480Y/
277
Vac

15–60

480Y/
277
Vac

15–60

480Y/
277
Vac

15–60

30

70

70

70

480Y/277
Vac

15–20

80–100

80–100

80–100

30

110–125

110–125

110–125

Space Only

Space Only

Space Only

Space Only

note

All EC, ED, EG and EJ branch circuit breakers are UL Listed as HACR type.

  • Available on 1Ø or 3Ø, 125–800 A main lugs or 125–600 A main circuit breaker interiors

  • One sub-feed JD, JG, JJ or JL circuit breaker per 250 A panelboard

  • Two sub-feed JD, JG, JJ or JL circuit breakers per 400 A panelboard [7]

Sub-Feed Breaker Cabinet Data

Max. No. of

Branch Spaces (Does not include sub-feed

breaker spaces)

Box Height (20" W x 5.75" D)

250 A

400 A LA/LH

600 A

800 A

Main

Lugs

Main

Circuit
Breaker

Main

Lugs

Main

Circuit
Breaker

Main

Lugs[8]

Main

Circuit
Breaker[9][10]

Main
Lugs[11]

30

56

68

68

80

68

80

68

42

62

74

74

86

74

86

74

54

68

80

80

92

80

92

80

  • PowerLogic™ metering

  • Customer equipment space

  • Increased box depth

  • Box extensions top, bottom and side

  • Drip hoods

  • Non-standard paint

  • NEMA 1 gasketed

  • NEMA 4 Stainless steel enclosure

  • NEMA 4X Fiberglass enclosure (NQ and NF)

  • Stainless steel trim front (NQ, NF and I-LINE)

  • Padlockable hasp

  • Special locks (Corbin, Yale, Best)

  • Equal height boxes

  • Common trip to cover two equal height boxes

  • Panelboard skirthides conduits feeding a panelboard

  • Panelboard wireway for terminating conduit in wireway endwall

  • Panelboard interiors and special fronts to fit existing boxes

Lighting Control System, Relay Panels, and Switches

Energy Management (EM) Lighting Control System

Powerlink Energy Management
(EM) Lighting Control System

The Powerlink Energy Management (EM) Lighting Control System incorporates the same features found in the Powerlink 3000 level system, in addition to integral branch circuit and optional main metering for energy monitoring and verification of the lighting system. Integral metering is accomplished using the PowerLogic™ Branch Circuit Power Meter (BCPM), which is a highly accurate, full-featured multi-branch circuit power meter that provides unrivalled low-current monitoring.

The Powerlink system reduces electrical energy consumption associated with lighting and other loads by automatically switching loads off during non-occupied periods. The Powerlink system is often ideal for reducing th epeak demand by switching unnecessary lights off in response to an automated response signal or when high time-of-day energy tariffs occur.

  • Integral individual and optional mains metering to provide utmost flexibility in assurng a sustainable metering and verification program

  • Monitors current, voltage, energy consumption, demand, and power factor for complete energy profiling

  • Accumulated metering information transmitted via Modbus communications interface

  • Data updates occurring within seconds to provide timely preventative maintenance information

  • Optional EGX web interface for storing and reporting data via standard web browser (suggested for applications without Energy Management System [EMS] software)

  • Alarm indication when parameters approach user-configured thresholds

  • 16 hard-wired inputs available for connection to devices with physical dry-contacts

  • 64 communication inputs available for network connection

  • 16 independent time schedules, each can be configured into 24 distinct periods

  • 7-day repeating clock with changeable automatic daylight savings time

  • Automatic sunrise/sunset tracking with offsets

  • 32 special event periods

  • 32 remote sources for sharing input status, time schedules, or zone status between controllers

  • Full custom logic capabilities, including full Boolean functions and synchronization services

  • RS232 and RS485

  • Serial communications using Modbus ASCII/RTU, BACnet MS/TP and DMX512 protocols (metering Modbus only)

  • Ethernet 10BaseT communications using Modbus TCP and BACnet/IP protocols

Characteristics, Standards Compliance, and BCPM Specifications

Characteristics

Operating Temperature

-5° to 40°C (23° to 104°F) (95%RH, non-condensing)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 85°C (-4° to 185°F) (<95%RH, non-condensing)

Regulatory/Standards Compliance

  • UL Listed 916, Energy Management Equip

  • FCC Part 15, Class A

  • NEC Class 1 and Class 2 Control Circuits

  • ESD Immunity: IEC 1000, level 4

  • RF Susceptibility: IEC 1000, level 3

  • Electrical Fast Transient Susceptibility: IEC 1000, level 3

  • Electrical Surge Susceptibility: IEC 1000, level 4 (power line)

  • Electrical Fast Transient Susceptibility: IEC 1000, level 3 (interconnection lines)

BCPM Specifications

General

Control Power

90–277 Vac

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Sampling Frequency

2560 Hz

Update Rate

1.6 seconds per panelboard

Overload Capability

10 kAIC

Ribbon Cable Support

Up to 20 ft.

Operating Temperature

0° to 60°C (32°C to 122°F) (<95%RH, non-condensing)

Storage Temperature

-40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)

Accurancy

Current Monitoring

0.25 A to 100A: 3% of reading from 0.25 A to 2 A; 2% of reading from 2 A to 100 A

Auxiliary Inputs

2% of reading from 1% to 10% of rated current; 1% of reading from 10% to 100% of rated current (0 to 0.333 Vac)

Voltage Input

90–277 Vac; 1% of reading from 90–277 L-N (models BCPMA and BCPMB only)

Power

4% of reading from 0.25 A to 2 A; 3% of reading 2 A to 100 A[12] (models BCPMA and BCPM only)

Network Communications

Serial

Modbus™ RTU

Ethernet

TCP/IP

Footnotes

  1. 7.5 mA maximum load per input terminal.
  2. UL listed as SWD (switching duty) rated.
  3. Rated for 240 Vac only – 42,000 AIR
  4. One address selector required for each sub-panel.
  5. Required for G4 controllers (NF3500G4). Will also support G3 controllers.
  6. Requires 2000 and 3000 controller and either Analog or Ethernet modem connection to each master panel.
  7. LC and JJ may not be combined.
  8. 600 A main lug panelboards require an 8.75" deep box.
  9. Dimensions also for 400 A PowerPact L main circuit breaker panels.
  10. 600 A main lug panelboards require an 8" deep, 26” wide box.
  11. 800 A main lug panelboards require an 8.75” deep, 26” wide box.
  12. Recommended for application where EMS software monitoring is not provided.

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