IEC 62488-3/FRAGF ED1

Power line communication systems for power utility applications - Part 3: Digital Power Line Carrier (DPLC) terminals and hybrid ADPLC terminals

General information

30.97 End of interruption of work - split/merged   Oct 22, 2021


TC 57

International Standard

33.200   Telecontrol. Telemetering


IEC 62488-3:2021 applies to power line carrier terminals and networks used to transmit information over power networks including extra high, high and medium voltage (EHV/HV/MV) power lines using both digital and optionally analogue modulation systems in a frequency range between 16 kHz and 1 MHz (see also IEC 62488-1).
In many countries, power line carrier (PLC) channels represent a significant part of the utility-owned telecommunication system. A circuit normally routed via a PLC channel can also be routed via a channel using a different transmission medium such as point to point radio, optical fibre or open wire circuit.
It is therefore important that the input and output interfaces that are used between terminals in the communication system are standardised.
The issues requiring consideration of DPLC and/or APLC devices as parts of a telecommunication network can be found in IEC 62488-1.
The scope of this document also includes the description of I/O interfaces and test set-ups that are necessary to qualify characteristics of DPLC or ADPLC terminal at link level.
This first edition of IEC 62488-3 cancels and replaces the relevant parts of IEC TR 60663 and IEC 60495, which will be withdrawn at a later date.

Life cycle


IEC 62488-3/FRAGF ED1
30.97 End of interruption of work - split/merged
Oct 22, 2021