Are ION Meters Compatible with IEC 61850?

FA211940

30/05/2020

Issue
Are ION Meters Compatible with IEC 61850?

Product Line
ION7650, ION7550, ION8650, PM8000, ION9000 

Environment
IEC 61850 protocol

Cause
Meter capable of IEC 61850 protocol is needed

Resolution
The ION meter must have Ethernet communications and be a model that supports IEC 61850. New meters can be purchased with IEC 61850 or IEC 61850 firmware can be loaded onto an existing meter.

The following table lists the meter models and firmware versions that support IEC 61850, as well as the IEC 61850 editions each meter model, supports:
 

Meter Models Firmware  IEC 61850 Edition 
ION7400 All models All firmware versions Edition 2
ION7550/ION76501 All models v360 (with IEC 61850 designation Edition 1
ION8650 All models (A, B, C) v408 and earlier

v4.20 and later


Edition 1

Edition 1 and Edition 2 (with correct ICD file)
ION8800 All models (A, B, C) 5 MB logging memory v340,v350, v351 (with IEC 61850 designation)

v360 and later (with IEC 61850 designation)
Edition 1



Edition 1 and Edition 2 (with correct ICD file)
PM8000 All models All firmware versions

v1.2.15 and later


Edition 1

Edition 1 and Edition 2 (with correct ICD file)
ION9000 All models All firmware versions Edition 2


1 For meters with firmware earlier than v400, upgrading a 10 MB meter with IEC 61850 firmware reduces the logging memory to 5 MB.

NOTE: Not all ION meters support IEC 61850. Contact your local Schneider Electric sales representative for updated information.

NOTE: Changing your meter’s firmware deletes all IEC 61850 files stored on your meter.

For s setup and configuration information, refer to IEC 61850 and ION technology - EN