M-6280A Digital Capacitor Bank Control

Digital Capacitor Bank Control for Remote Capacitor Automation, Monitoring and Protection

The Beckwith Electric M-6280A Digital Capacitor Bank Control is a complete solution designed for remote capacitor automation, monitoring and protection on utility distribution systems.

  • Maximum Communication Options For Wired or Wireless Networks
  • RS-232, RS 485, & Serial Fiber Optic (ST or V-Pin)
  • Ethernet Over Copper or Fiber Optic @ 10/100 Base-T
  • Embedded Bluetooth®, Class 1 (v2.0), 1Mbps, 128 bit encryption, up to 1/2 mile transmission (with appropriate antenna)
  • Supports DNP3.0 & MODBUS® Protocols
  • Time sync via DNP3.0 Set Time Command
  • No need for battery to back up clock
  • DNP mapping templates to match SCADA historical databases
  • Sequence of Events (SOE) Recording Of Events – Stores 132 events, ms time stamped
  • Oscillography Capture – Selectable 16, 32, or 64 samples per cycle. Captures sags, swells, CBEMA events and sub‑synchronous transients
  • FULL DNP implementation – Including DNP File Transfer, multi-addressing, unsolicited response, source address validation
  • Harmonics Detection, Recording, Protection and Suppression with Current and Voltage Tripping
  • DNP SCADA HeartBeat – Integrity check of communications media and/or Master. Fully programmable
  • TRUE Ethernet – Full 10/100Mbps auto-negotiable concurrent multi-session and multi-protocol support
  • Smart Flash SD Card Slot for Quick Uploading of Configurations, Settings, Firmware Upgrades, and Supports Control Cloning
  • Setpoint Profile Switching (8 Profiles)
  • Cyber Security – Comprehensive cyber security tools to implement NERC CIP requirements, including IPsec and RADIUS server security
  • Data Logging Continuous Recording – Data stored in non-volatile memory requiring no battery backup
  • DNP+Ethernet – Device Discovery using CapTalk


B-1500 Battery Backup Power

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Additional Accessories

Power Backup Supply:

B-1953 6kV Surge Protection Assembly
For compliance with IEEE C62.41.2 Standard (± 6,000Vpk 3kA)

Communications Field Upgrade Kits:

  • B-6200A-2 RS-232
  • B-6200A-B Bluetooth Module
  • B-6200A-C Ethernet Module RJ-45 10/100 Base-T
  • B-6200A-F Ethernet Module Fiber Optic ST Connector 100 Base-FX

Communications Cables:

  • B-1286: RS-232 Radio Male-to-Male Cable – Length: 30″ – Straight-through from Control to DB9 Port on Radio.
  • B-1397: RS-232 Radio Male-to-Female Cable – Length: 33″ – Straight-through from Control to DB9 Port on Radio (Zywan Radio).
  • Ethernet Radio Cable – Length 36″ – Straight-through from Control to RJ45 Port on Radio.

Intrusion Detection Microswitch Assembly:

  • B-1334: Polycarbonate Cabinet
  • B-1334-1: Lexan Cabinet

B-1399 External Temperature Sensor

Cannon Connector (Includes Main Line Connector, Cable Clamp, and Rubber Brushing):

  • B-1378: 5-Pin Straight Plug, Female Threaded Collar
  • B-1379: 7-Pin Straight Plug, Female Threaded Collar

Cannon Connector Locks (Based on the shell size of the selected cannon for the main interface):

  • B-1497-16: Size 16
  • B-1497-18: Size 18
  • B-1497-20: Size 20
  • B-1497-22: Size 22

B-1382: Cannon Interface Cable Optional Cable Length with Unterminated End.

Junction Cable Assembly (7-Pin Cannon Connector End-to-P1 Socket and Labels End):

  • B-1459-35: 35′ Length
  • B-1459-45: 45′ Length

B-1283: Universal Radio/Modem Bracket with Power Supply Cable

Lightning Protection (With External Antennas):

  • B-1307: DSXL PolyPhaser Lightning Arrestor (700 MHz – 2.7 GHz)
  • B-1308: AL-LSXM PolyPhaser Lightning Arrestor (2 GHz – 6 GHz)


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