Class 2 Error-Free Devices

Reliable performance in harsh conditions, like those typically found in electric utility substations, demands high grade communications equipment. IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 standards have been specifically developed for communications networks and systems in substations. Both have environmental and EMI (electromagnetic interference) immunity requirements based on EMI phenomena typically found in substations.

Every Siemens RUGGEDCOM product meets or exceeds the requirements of IEC 61850-3 and
IEEE 1613. They have been specifically engineered to meet the same demanding EMI and environmental requirements as mission critical protective relaying devices. Siemens participated in the development of IEEE 1613 and helped define the performance requirements of two classes of communications devices.