AMETEK Power Instruments Releases UPLC-II Power Line Carrier

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CONTACT: Tony Bell (800) 785-7274 x4211


CORAL SPRINGS, FL – AMETEK Power Instruments has released the UPLC-II, its next-generation Universal Power-Line Carrier (UPLC) that is fully compatible with its UPLC and TC-10B/TCF-10B products, including checkback and trip testing features.

The UPLC-II is form, fit, and functionally backward compatible with AMETEK’s original UPLC and has four significant new capabilities:
Protective Relaying Security/Dependability Improvements. Months of engineering effort were put into redesigning noise detection, optimizing filters and removing unnecessary delays in digital signal processing to give the UPLC-II maximum security and dependability.
New Management User Interface. Provides users with the ability to remotely change/authenticate passwords and to check firmware/hardware versions via Ethernet, as well as downloading settings.
Front Ethernet Port for PC Interface. The interface allows for up to 100X faster connection speed than earlier RS232/USB ports and provides for easier PC set up. There also is an option for the two rear Ethernet ports to operate in redundant mode or in a new daisy chain mode.
Frequency Selectivity for the TX Reflected Power Meter. This feature allows for continuous, highly accurate monitoring/alarming of high reflected power without having to turn off interfering transmitters on the same power line.
The UPLC-II’s built-in reflected power meter and its associated settable high reflected power alarm indicate when a system component failure has caused an impedance mismatch at that end of the power line.

"The release of the UPLC-II represents a giant leap forward in microprocessor-based power line carrier products,” notes Brian Hoffmann, Division Vice President and Business Unit Manager for AMETEK Power Instruments.

"Our UPLC-II is clearly the most versatile and advanced power-line carrier on the market. We put considerable engineering and application test time into this product and are confident that it represents the highest-quality and most-feature-rich PLC product available today," he adds.

AMETEK Power Instruments is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with 2014 annual sales of $4.0 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Power Instruments, 4050 N.W. 121st Avenue Coral Springs, FL 33065 USA USA: (800) 785-7274. International: 1-954-344-9822 or visit:

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