We’ve all heard about PowerLinks, but do they really work? This article will compare Energex’s PowerLocks to SRAM’s PowerLinks, and explain why both are useful. You’ll also learn about Energex’s CompactCom 40-series and Transitional Charges. We hope you’ll enjoy this review! But first, let’s get some background on these devices.
The newest innovation in SRAM’s chain systems is the tool-free power-lock system. This secure system has no loose links and is a sure-fire way to connect a 10-speed chain. The SRAM chain engineers listened to their customers’ feedback and designed PowerLock to solve these problems. This means you can be confident that your chain will stay connected for the entire ride. It also means you’ll never lose your chain again.
If you’re worried about theft of your electric meter, Energex’s PowerLock system is the solution. These locks are approved by the State-owned corporation that builds electricity distribution networks in South East Queensland. With a restricted key for each padlock, only authorised meter reading personnel should have access to your electricity meter. Additional padlocks may be purchased at a later time.
Energex’s CompactCom 40-series
The CompactCom 40-series powerlinks are based on the Anybus concept and provide access to industrial networks. These powerlinks are interchangeable with any other Anybus product. HMS Industrial Networks offers stand-alone and embedded gateway solutions for the CompactCom family, including PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, and CC-Link IE Field. The company also manufactures a range of industrial Ethernet and anybus networks.
Energex’s Transitional Charges
What are Energex’s Transitional Charge? These charges are the ones made by Powerlink to Energex when it is entering or leaving the electricity network. The Sunrise Powerlink was approved under D.08-12-058 and is committed to procuring at least 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The AER must inform Powerlink as soon as practicable in order to receive the transitional charges.
IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard
IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard powerlinks use an extended Data Link Layer to manage and schedule access. There are two phases: the isochronous phase transfers time-critical data and the asynchronous phase provides bandwidth for non-critical data. Both phases are implemented by the Managing Node, which grants access to the physical medium via dedicated poll request messages. Using this additional bus scheduling mechanism, collisions on Standard Ethernet are avoided.