In today's environment, how secure are Versa-Tech's WiFi settings?

We have Wi-Fi connectivity available on all the Versa-Tech products.

In the Versa-Tech LT and the Versa-Tech I, the Wi-Fi connectivity is an external Wi-Fi radio that one can attach to the serial port on the side of the recloser. For those two types, there are two levels of security. There is a password for the wireless LAN (AP) that is transmitting which includes WPA2 security. The second level of security is the password required to make any changes to the settings on the recloser as well as or any other parameter.

Now, with the Versa-Tech II and the Versa-Tech XC, there is an internal radio module. With regards to those two models, the security is much enhanced given the hardware changes and improvements that were made in those designs. They is also WPA2 security on the WiFi network. Additionally, there is a username and password login to even form an initial connection with the recloser through the user interface which also includes only the permission level features made available per user type.

Another WiFi security feature added for the Versa-Tech II and the Versa-Tech XC is the ability for the user to turn off the radio, even when line load is above the required level to power it. Why is that a point of discussion? Because if the radio is continuously broadcasting and somebody shows up, then they would see it broadcasting or sniff it if was hidden and then try to hack into the device. So what we've done is we've added an extra feature in our Versa-Tech II and out Versa-Tech XC product lines where the user can completely deactivate the radio so it is not broadcasting. If users do need to access the radio, then a user needs to physically touch the device and drop the red NR handle to override the power OFF function. Once the red NR handle is pushed back up, the radio would then shut OFF again.

Switching & Fusing

  1. Why is the Versa-Tech designed the way it is, such a departure from what we would normally see with the core standard recloser design?
  2. How much line current does the Versa-Tech need to operate?
  3. What are some of the differences between the Versa-Tech LT, Versa-Tech I, Versa-Tech II, and Versa-Tech XC?
  4. With regards to Versa-Tech's battery management, there have been various iterations of firmware that have been made available for different reasons and for different functions in the lifespan of the product lines. What are the different firmware versions of the Versa-Tech and which one should be used?
  5. In today's environment, how secure are Versa-Tech's WiFi settings?
  6. Will there be any additional curves or user modifiers available for the Versa-Tech?
  7. How do I determine the voltage rating of a fuse link?
  8. How do I determine the interrupt rating of a fuse link?
  9. What test reports are available for fuse links?
  10. Which is better a fast or a slow fuse link?
  11. Can CHANCE® fuse links withstand 150% of their rating continuously?
  12. Can I use a 65 A rated fuse link in a 200 A rated fuse holder?
  13. What is the difference between the solid head and removable head fuse links?
  14. Will CHANCE® fuse links work in all cutouts with arc shortening rods?
  15. Can we replace our 100 A rated fuse holder with the 300 A solid blade?
  16. Can I use CHANCE® fuse holders in the S&C cutout mounting assemblies?
  17. What is the Mechanical Assist Spring?
  18. What is the recommended torque for the terminal when connecting copper leads to a cutout?
  19. Do CHANCE® cutouts have bone fiber as the arc quenching material?
  20. What is an arc shortening rod?
  21. Can I use a 27kV 150 kV BIL cutout on a 34.5 kV system?
  22. What is the difference between the Link Break and Load Break cutouts?
  23. Does CHANCE® make a Dual Vent cutout?
  24. Does CHANCE® make a Fuse Link specifically for Transformer Protection?
  25. Is additional creep or leakage distance on cutout designs only necessary near coastal areas?
  26. Can cutouts be used anywhere on an electric distribution system?
  27. What is the voltage rating of the Type QH and Type STH fuse links?
  28. What is the interrupt rating of the Type QH and Type STH fuse links?
  29. What test reports do you have for Type QH and Type STH fuse links?
  30. Are there special applications for the Type QH and Type STH fuse links?
  31. Are there any unique installation requirements for the Type QH and Type STH fuse links?
  32. Will the Type QH and Type STH fuse links be available in both the Solid Head and Removable Head versions?
  33. Will the Type QH and Type STH fuse links work with the cutouts that have the Mechanical Assist Spring option?
  34. Will the Type QH and Type STH fuse links work in all cutouts with arc shortening rods?
  35. Will the Type QH and Type STH fuse links be suitable for use in Link Break and Load Break cutouts?
  36. Can I use the CHANCE Type QH and Type STH fuse links in 200A fuse holders?

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