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Panasonic BL-PA100KT Operating Instructions Manual

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Table of Contents

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .........................................................4
Disposal information ........................................................................................5
Electrical environment information...................................................................6
Security information .........................................................................................7
How does it work?............................................................................................8
Main unit ..........................................................................................................9
Placing the adaptors ......................................................................................10
Connecting adaptors to network devices .......................................................11
Testing a terminal's network speed ...............................................................12
Understanding the indicators .........................................................................13
Resetting an adaptor .....................................................................................14
Registration....................................................................................................15
Troubleshooting..............................................................................................16
Specifications.................................................................................................18
IMPORTANT NOTES:
For best results, connect this product directly to a wall outlet.
This product may not function normally in certain electrical environments.
See page 6 for more information.
Please read this document before use and save this document for future reference.
Operating Instructions
HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor Starter Pack
Power Line Communication
BL-PA100KT
Model No.
Set of 2 Adaptors (Master and Terminal)

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Operating Instructions HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor Starter Pack Power Line Communication BL-PA100KT Model No. Set of 2 Adaptors (Master and Terminal) Table of Contents Introduction IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............4 Disposal information ..................5 Electrical environment information..............6 Security information ..................7 Security notices for when sending an adaptor for service .......7 How does it work?....................8...

  • Page 2: Main Features

    Introduction Introduction Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic HD-PLC product. Main features Flexible and stable network access anywhere in your home The BL-PA100 offers the next generation in home networking: high-speed power line communication. High-speed internet access and high performance data transfers are now available in any room.

  • Page 3: Included Items

    Introduction Included items Confirm that the following items are included with this product. HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor ....2 AC Cord ..........2 (1 Master and 1 Terminal) Order No.: PSJA1106Z - Important Information ..... 1 - CD-ROM ......... 1 - Getting Started ....... 1 Available accessories You can add additional adaptors as necessary.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using this product, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury. Read and understand all instructions. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all instructions in this document and heed all warnings. Do not install this product near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other devices (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

  • Page 5: Disposal Information

    Introduction Disposal information Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (private households) This symbol on the products and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take these products to designated collection points, where they will be accepted on a free of charge basis.

  • Page 6: Electrical Environment Information

    For more information, refer to the troubleshooting section (see page 16) or access the Panasonic PLC Support Site at: http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/plc/ After you have placed the adaptors where you plan to use them and plugged them into the wall outlets, test the terminal’s network speed (see page 12).

  • Page 7: Security Information

    Introduction Security information With any network connection, security is a concern. This product provides security to prevent unauthorised access to your network. • Only terminals that are registered to the master adaptor can communicate with the network. • A terminal may be registered to the master only if the SETUP buttons on the master and terminal are pressed within 5 seconds of each other.

  • Page 8: How Does It Work

    Introduction How does it work? Each HD-PLC adaptor has an AC cord that plugs into a wall outlet. This connection not only powers the adaptor, but also allows the adaptor to communicate with the other adaptors in your home using your existing electrical wiring. Each adaptor also has a LAN jack, which connects each adaptor to your broadband router, hub, computer, network printer, network camera, etc.

  • Page 9: Main Unit

    Introduction Main unit MASTER Seal (master adaptor only) Indicates which adaptor is pre-configured as the master adaptor. PLC Indicator Lights to indicate that the adaptor is connected to the HD-PLC network. For more information, see page 13. LAN Indicator Lights when a LAN cable is connected to the adaptor, and flashes when data is being sent or received.

  • Page 10: Installation

    Installation Installation Placing the adaptors Refer to the information on page 6 when selecting a location to place your adaptors. Note • If you have purchased additional adaptors, make sure you have registered them to the master (see page 15) before placing them where you plan to use them.

  • Page 11: Connecting Adaptors To Network Devices

    Installation Connecting adaptors to network devices Once you have placed the adaptors where you plan to use them and are satisfied with the network speed test results for your terminals (see page 12), follow the procedure below to connect your adaptors to your network devices (broadband router, hub, computer, network printer, network camera, etc.).

  • Page 12: Useful Information

    Useful Information Useful Information Testing a terminal’s network speed Once you have connected the adaptors where you plan to use them, follow the procedure below to test the speed of each terminal’s network connection to the master. Make sure that the terminal has already been registered to a master (see page 15).

  • Page 13: Understanding The Indicators

    Red, lit The adaptor is not functioning properly and cannot communicate over the HD-PLC network. Contact an authorised Panasonic service centre. The adaptor is not plugged in. The adaptor is not connected to the HD-PLC network (no other adaptors found, not configured, etc.).

  • Page 14: Resetting An Adaptor

    Useful Information Resetting an adaptor Normally an adaptor does not need to be reset, however, you may need to reset an adaptor if: • You are concerned that another adaptor may have been accidentally registered to your master. (For example, the adaptor of someone who lives in the same apartment building as you.) •...

  • Page 15: Registration

    Useful Information Registration Follow the procedure below when you want to: • Add an additional terminal to your HD-PLC network. • Re-register the master and terminal after resetting the master. Confirm that the mode selector of the master adaptor is set to MASTER. Confirm that the mode selector of the terminal adaptor that you want to register is set to TERMINAL.

  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Each note contains several steps. After you perform each step, test the terminal’s network speed (see page 12) to see if the issue has been resolved. For more information, access the Panasonic PLC Support Site at: http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/plc/...

  • Page 17

    Other PLC adaptors which do not use the HD-PLC standard Perform each step until the performance issue is solved. If the following steps do not resolve the issue, refer to the Panasonic PLC Support Site at: http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/plc/ Make sure that the appliance is not plugged into the same wall outlet as an adaptor.

  • Page 18: Specifications

    *1 Results may vary depending on electrical conditions, network environment, and other factors. For information on how transmission speed is measured, access the Panasonic PLC Support Site at: http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/en/plc/ *2 Using Linux FTP.

  • Page 19

    Useful Information General Operational environment 0–40 °C 20%–85% humidity (without condensation) Dimensions (W x D x H) Approx. 121 mm x 40 mm x 70 mm 240 g Weight Power supply Input 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption HD-PLC interface Frequency band 4–28 MHz Modulation...

  • Page 20

    1-62, 4-chome, Minoshima, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-8531, Japan Copyright: This material is copyrighted by Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd., and may be reproduced for internal use only. All other reproduction, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the written consent of Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd.

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