FAQ

Can I use fiberoptics with Regul controllers?

Yes, single-mode and multi-mode. The choice of cables between the racks depends on the rack extension modules, ST XX. You can also combine copper cable on one side of the rack and fiberoptic cables on another.

CPU synchronization can be done over copper or fiberoptic cables. Just both CPU modules need to have ports for fiberoptic connection in the latter case. Same applies to SCADA connection.

The limitation is that there are two ports for fiberoptic connection, so in case of redundant CPU sync and redundant SCADA connection, you have to select which one uses copper.

What is the maximum number of I/O channels that Regul PLCs support?

With the Regul R500/R600 the maximum number of I/O channels is 130 000. Regul R200 is generally used in smaller systems – local control systems or RTUs, where the number of channels is less critical. Maximum number of I/O modules in one rack is 12 for R600, 40 for R500, 70 for R200. Maximum number of I/O racks is 255 for each of the series.

What kind of fiberoptic cables can I use (single/multi-mode, diameter, etc.)?

Everything depends on the type of transceiver you select for your project. Our support team has tested commonly used transceivers and confirmed compatibility for 26 of them (for the use in rack connections). Some models include Avago AFBR-5715APZ / AFCT-5715PZ / AFCT-5715APZ, Cisco GLC-FE-100FX=, Source Photonics SPL-35-03-EBX-IDFM, Etherwan EX-1250TSP-MB4L-A S (more are compatible). Send us an e-mail to support@gp-systems.com for the full list of compatible modules.

What software do I need to configure/program Regul PLCs?

There is only one software package for both configuration and for programming. The software is called Epsilon LD and could be freely downloaded from our website, tab Software. The software supports programming with any of IEC 61131-3 languages, or with CFC. There is a built-in visualization editor, debugger, simulator.

Which GPS antenna is the best for Regul PLC?

Many of the CPU modules of the Regul controllers, in all the series, have an integrated GPS/Glonass receiver. Its purpose is to be able to have an internal time server in the system, with a direct synchronization to the signal from the satellite.

To connect an external antenna you need one with an SMA (SubMiniature version A) connector, and support the following frequencies:

GPS: 1176.45 MHz (L5), 1227.60 MHz (L2), 1381.05 MHz (L3), or 1575.42 MHz (L1)
GLONASS: 1602.0–1615.5 MHz (L1) and 1246.0–1256.5 MHz (L2)

One of the antennas available on the market and tested with Regul controllers is Navilock NL-69AT, available from Conrad: https://www.conrad.de/de/p/navilock-nl-69at-sma-gps-empfaenger-schwarz-378865.html

Which GPS antenna is the best for Regul PLC?

Many of the CPU modules of the Regul controllers, in all the series, have an integrated GPS/Glonass receiver. Its purpose is to be able to have an internal time server in the system, with a direct synchronization to the signal from the satellite.

To connect an external antenna you need one with an SMA (SubMiniature version A) connector, and support the following frequencies:

GPS: 1176.45 MHz (L5), 1227.60 MHz (L2), 1381.05 MHz (L3), or 1575.42 MHz (L1)
GLONASS: 1602.0–1615.5 MHz (L1) and 1246.0–1256.5 MHz (L2)

One of the antennas available on the market and tested with Regul controllers is Navilock NL-69AT, available from Conrad: https://www.conrad.de/de/p/navilock-nl-69at-sma-gps-empfaenger-schwarz-378865.html

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