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Quick Start Guide – SimRush Powerline Pro

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The Powerline Pro allows Ethernet-like connectivity between supported devices over regular electrical power lines. When plugged into the same electrical circuit, the device will establish Ethernet connectivity by using the HomePlug AV 2 standard. The Powerline Pro does not require any system software or configuration, it is ready to use.

Connecting The Devices

  • Plug one Powerline Pro device into a power socket.
  • Connect to one of the LAN ports of your SimRush Controller to the Powerline Pro Ethernet port.
  • Plug another Powerline Pro unit (or any other compatible device) somewhere in the same electrical circuit.
  • Use the sync button to connect the devices and your local network will automatically be extended.
    Please see PWR connection button (sync) section on how to pair additional Powerline Pro devices.
  • Powerline Pro supports PoE out from Ethernet port to power another SimRush AP device, this can be activated with a switch, please see LED lights and PoE switch section.

Mounting

The Powerline Pro can be mounted on the wall using four provided screws:


1 – To access mounting points, remove the centre screw that is holding the top cover using a PH2 screwdriver.

2 – Mark four points for screw holes in the desired places on the wall for Powerline Pro.

3 – Drill using 5 mm drill bit for dowel holes and insert them by slight tapping if necessary.

4 – Mount Powerline Pro and close the top cover. Centre screw tightening force is 0.5 – 0.7 Nm, attach provided 3M sticker to cover centre screw.

The IP rating scale for this device is IPX0.
When mounting indoors, please ensure that cable feed is pointing downwards. We recommend using shielded Cat5 / Cat6 cables.

Powering the Device

The device accepts powering directly from 100-230 V AC , ~50/60 Hz wall socket it is plugged into.
The power consumption under maximum load can reach 5 W. Max power consumption with PoE-Out 14 W.

In order to reach a speed of 600 Mbps, your electrical socket needs to be grounded.

To connect with another Powerline device, they both need to be on one electrical phase.

Ports

Features one Gigabit Ethernet port, supporting 24 V PoE output, by default this is set to OFF.

Buttons and Jumpers

Power connection button (sync)

  • Hold 0.5 – 3 seconds. For 120 seconds it will try to communicate with another Powerline Pro device.
    A blinking amber LED light indicates that it is in search mode. You must also do the same on the other Powerline device so they can synchronize. Press button again to cancel the search.
  • Hold 5 – 8 seconds. A new security key is generated. This is needed to remove a Powerline Pro device from an existing Powerline network.
  • Hold 10 – 15 seconds. Resets all Powerline related settings.
  • If you have issues pairing the device, hold the SYNC button for 5 – 8 seconds to generate a new network key and then re-attempt to pair it in Powerline Pro network again by holding the SYNC button for 0.5 – 3 seconds.

LED lights and PoE switch

  1. Blue LED indicates device power ON state.
  2. Amber LED indicates that the device is paired. Blinking amber indicates that the device is in search mode.
    Search mode can be activated by the sync button. Please refer to the Power connection button (sync) section.
  3. Green LED indicates Ethernet port connectivity.
  4. Red LED indicates that PoE is active.
  5. PoE switch by default is set to OFF. A standard ballpoint pen can be used to switch positions.
    The Red light will indicate that PoE is active.
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