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OCTOBER 6TH, 2017

Release of Relion® 650 series version 2.2

The evolution of Relion® 650 series continues with this release. The designation of this update is revision 2.2.1.

We are pleased to announce an update of the Relion® 650 series version 2.2. With this update, we bring several new features and enhancements with focus on digital substation applications. The update the products REB/REC/RED/ REL/REQ and RET650.

The Relion® 650 series covers a complete set of applications from transformer protection to busbar protection, line protection, breaker protection and bay control. With the introduction of version 2.2 of the 650 series, we further expand the application areas especially for digital substations, enhancing the system functionality and flexibility.

Key system features such as support for a large number of Ethernet communication ports, HSR redundancy method, and precision time synchronization following the IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3 profile are introduced in this release. Process bus sampled values via IEC/UCA 61850-9-2LE are now supported in all products of the Relion® 650 series family.


New features and benefits 

The following new features are included in this update. The key features and their benefits are listed below:

  • Ethernet ports with RJ45 connector as an option is now available. The Relion® 650 series version 2.2 supports up to four Ethernet ports and these can be freely chosen as optical LC or RJ45 connectors. These Ethernet ports are completely configurable as single/PRP/HSR as required and with any combination of protocols, bringing a high versatility to substation automation solutions.

  • A snapshot of protection settings and configuration parameters is stored during a disturbance record capture. This feature brings a key benefit during post-fault analysis of the protection response during a power system disturbance

PCM600 and IED Connectivity package for 650 series products version 2.2

PCM600 version 2.8 together with 650 series connectivity package version 2.2.1 will be required.

The version 2.2.1 of the IED Connectivity package for Relion® 650 series supports 650 series version 2.2 products as well as earlier versions of the 650 series.

For further details about the connectivity package and its installation, please refer to the release news.


Known issues and limitations

For known issues and limitations, please refer to the “670/650 series products version 2.2 known issues”.


Documentation & marketing material

The product guides, technical manuals, technical summary sheets and brochures are available via abb.com/protection-control.


Ordering and delivery

All new orders on the Relion® 650 series version 2.2 products will be delivered with this update. For current delivery time, please get in touch with our sales contact at ABB Grid Automation Products.


For more information, read all about the 650 series version 2.2 release.


Kind regards,

Krister Hagman


Krister Hagman
Global Product Manager
Grid Automation Products

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