Sharp HN-VA100U Operation Manual

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  • Page 1 MODEL HN-VA400U HN-VA100U PowerLine Ethernet Adapter OPERATION MANUAL...
  • Page 2 - Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Declaration of Conformity SHARP PowerLine Ethernet Adapter, HN-VA400U and HN-VA100U This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Unpacking Checklist Safety Information Electrical Interference Information Network Security A Look at the PLC Adapter Registering the Adapter Installing the Adapter Troubleshooting Indicators on the PLC adapter Canceling the Registration of the Adapter Specifications...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    ♦ This additional adapter can only be used with a previously installed SHARP HN-VA401SU PLC adapter kit. It cannot be used by itself. PLC adapters let you use the existing electrical wiring in your house to create a home network. Simply plug the adapters into electrical outlets at the desired locations, and then connect your computer and other devices to the adapters with LAN cables.
  • Page 5: Unpacking Checklist

    Unpacking Checklist HN-VA100U LAN cable: 59.1" (1.5 m) (Part order number: QCNWG337DXHZZ) Safety Information Do not disassemble the adapter or attempt any procedures not described in this manual. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Do not install or use the adapter near water, or when you are wet. For example, do not install the adapter near a bath tub, kitchen sink or in a wet basement.
  • Page 6: Electrical Interference Information

    Electrical Interference Information Do not cover the adapter with a blanket or cloth. Excessive heating may result and cause fire. The power outlet must be installed near the adapter and must be easily accessible. Do not connect a cable other than a LAN cable to the LAN port on the adapter.
  • Page 7: Network Security

    HomePlug adapters without mutual interference. The PLC adapters cannot communicate or coexist with adapters that use a standard other than HomePlug AV. The SHARP PLC adapter is only for use in the U.S.A. Network Security ®...
  • Page 8: A Look At The Plc Adapter

    A Look at the PLC Adapter A Look at the PLC Adapter Front SET button This button is used to register the adapter on the network. (The SET button is also used to cancel the network registration of the adapter.) POWER indicator This lights green when the power is on (see page 16).
  • Page 9 Rear HN-VA100U L A N LAN ports Connect network devices such as a computer, router, and TV to these ports using LAN cables. (One LAN cable is provided with your additional adapter; please purchase additional cables separately as needed.) Note: The HN-VA100U adapter has one LAN port. The HN-VA400U adapter has four LAN ports.
  • Page 10: Registering The Adapter

    Registering the Adapter Follow the steps below to register the additional adapter. The additional adapter cannot be used until it is registered. ♦ Up to 16 adapters can be used on one network. Plug the additional adapter into an outlet next to one of your existing (previously registered) adapters.
  • Page 11 Hold down the SET button on the additional adapter for about 2 seconds and then release it (this must be done within 2 minutes of completing Step • When you release the SET button, the POWER indicator will blink and registration will begin.
  • Page 12: Installing The Adapter

    Installing the Adapter Important: The adapter must be registered as explained on page 8 before it can be installed. Plug the power cord of the additional adapter into the electrical outlet where you wish to use it. • It is recommended that you plug the adapter directly into an electrical outlet.
  • Page 13 Make sure that the PLC indicator on the adapter lights steady green or blinks green. This indicates that the adapter is able to communicate. Insert one end of the LAN cable into the LAN port on the device (router, computer, network TV, etc.) that you wish to connect to the adapter, and insert the other end into the LAN port on the adapter.
  • Page 14 Installing the Adapter Note: Do not connect two PLC adapters together by a LAN cable ♦ The maximum distance (length of power line) over which PLC adapters can communicate is about 492 ft. (150 m). However, this will vary depending on line conditions such as the amount of noise on your power lines.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you have any problems with the adapter, first refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If you cannot solve the problem, call 1-800-BE-SHARP Problem The POWER indicator is off even though the adapter is plugged into an outlet. Communication is not...
  • Page 16 • Are you also using PLC adapters of a different standard on your power lines? This may impair communication. If you must use other adapters, use them as far away as possible from your SHARP PLC adapters.
  • Page 17 18, and then re-register it as explained on page 8. If the adapter still does not operate correctly, call 1-800-BE-SHARP. • Try plugging the appliance into a different outlet. Use the appliance as far away as possible from the PLC adapters.
  • Page 18: Indicators On The Plc Adapter

    Indicators on the PLC adapter POWER indicator Blinking 2 blinks > OFF > 2 blinks > OFF... PLC indicator The PLC indicator indicates both the status of PLC communication and the communication speed. Communication status Blinking The power is on •...
  • Page 19 Communication speed* Green Orange * The speed indication is only correct after communication has begun. The speed indicated is an approximate maximum for data transfer by UDP between adapters. It is not the effective speed between computers on the network. If more than two adapters are connected, it is the speed between the two adapters with the best communication speed.
  • Page 20: Canceling The Registration Of The Adapter

    Canceling the Registration of the Adapter Canceling the Registration of the Adapter To cancel the network registration of the adapter, follow the steps below. This should be done in the following situations: ♦ You attempted to register the adapter, but registration failed. ♦...
  • Page 21: Specifications

    Specifications Communication standard HomePlug AV 1.1 Communication speed Maximum number of connectable adapters Frequency band Access method Encryption method Modulation method Error correction method Communication range LAN interface The actual communication speed (effective communication speed) may be affected by power line conditions (structure of equipment, length of lines, etc.), other electrical appliances, and network conditions.
  • Page 22 Specifications Number of LAN ports Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight Operating temperature Humidity HN-VA100U: 1 port HN-VA400U: 4 ports 120 V AC, 60 Hz HN-VA100U: 4.4 W maximum HN-VA400U: 5.0 W maximum 118 mm x 42 mm x 91 mm (excluding protrusions) HN-VA100U: 340 g (approx.) HN-VA400U: 350 g (approx.)
  • Page 23: Limited Warranty

    In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer.
  • Page 24: Sharp Corporation

    SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-1163 1-800-BE-SHARP SHARP CORPORATION FOR YOUR RECORDS Please record the model number and serial number below, for easy reference, in case of loss or theft. These numbers are located on the rear side of the unit.

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