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Solwise 200AV HomePlug Wall Faceplate Adapter

  • 4 Ethernet Ports
  • Qualcomm-Atheros’ AR6400 and AR8226 chipsets
  • Connect all the Ethernet devices throughout the building
  • Utilises the existing mains cables in an elegant solution
  • Network can be expanded simply and quickly without need for expensive cabling
  • Easy to install without clutter or disruption
  • Ideal for behind the TV or in your office
  • 2 year warranty*


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The Power Ethernet Sockets require no rewiring and is an elegant, simple and cost effective way to create a network without the need for expensive cabling or unsightly plug-in adapters and fits in a standard UK 35mm back box.

Its unique design incorporates all of the electronics inside the wall socket with the advantages of reliability and low profile which enhance its aesthetic appeal.

The Power Ethernet device has no obvious screws that enhances the product aesthetic appeal whilst minimising the opportunity for theft of the installed device.

Before installing this product it may be prudent to test a plug-in adapter in the area you wish to put it to ensure the HomePlug signal will reach.

Remember, you will need at least two HomePlug devices to form a HomePlug connection. More HomePlug AV devices can be added to further share your network.


Download specification datasheet
Power Ethernet USP's document
Who can install the Power Ethernet socket?

Like any other power outlet, the Power Ethernet socket needs to be installed by a qualified electrician. Consumers can replace an existing double socket with a Power Ethernet socket as long as they are confident that they will comply with the suitable building and electrical regulations.

How deep do the back boxes need to be to install the Power Ethernet socket? The Power Ethernet socket fits a standard UK two-gang 35 mm deep back metal box.
Do I need to take out the fuses for installation? No, just like installing a normal power socket you do not need to do anything other than turning the power off before installing. However it is important you follow and understand fully the installation instructions before undertaking any installation.
Is it possible to turn off the Powerline part of the unit if not in use to conserve power? The Power Ethernet sockets automatically go to sleep when there is no active Ethernet connection, but the units can be put into manual hibernation mode where the power consume drops to ~0.5W. This is done by holding down the reset button for 10 seconds. The Power Ethernet socket can be taken out of hibernation mode by pressing the reset button or by power cycling the unit.
How many Power Ethernet sockets do I need to install in order to create a network? You need at least 2 Power Ethernet sockets to create a network and there is a limit of a maximum of 64 sockets in a single phase
I already use Powerline adapters in my network. Can I integrate Power Ethernet sockets into my existing network? Yes, Power Ethernet sockets are HomePlug compatible so it works with any adaptor compatible with HomePlug. Simply change the network password of your existing adapters to PowerEthernet (using the supplied adapter software) and they will automatically link together. Alternatively, you can change the network key on all Powerline devices to something more secure via the respective software.
Standards Ethernet specifcations IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x
IEEE 802.u, Auto MDI / X, HomePlug AV compatible
Protocols TDMA, CSMA/CA over power supply grid
Trasmission Speed 200Mbps (Gross)
Transmission Method Asynchronous
Modulation OFDM - 1155 carriers, 1024/256/64-QAM, QPSK, BPSK
Data Path Ethernet <-->power supply grid
Security 128-bit AES encryption over power supply grid
(enabled at the touch of a button)
LED Indicators Power
PowerLine connection (Link/Activity/Quality)
Network Activity (Link/Activity)
Buttons Security Join / Leave button
Reset / Force Hibernation button (Long press)
Socket UK: Type G (BS 1363)
Power output to socket 230V / 13A maximum
Device Port Managed Switch with 4 Ethernet RJ45 ports
Power consumption 5W (max), 1.5W in standby, 0.5W in hibernation
Power supply AC 240V 50/60MHz
Damping filter 2-30 MHz
Filter characteristics 30dB
Storage Temperature 0°C - 35°C
Operation 5°C - 40°C
Product Weight 260g
Dimensions Designed to fit a standard 35mm deep UK double gang metal wall box
Ambient conditions 10-90% humidity (non-condensing)
Works with Supports Windows, Mac, Linux
Warranty *2 year warranty on sales from 1st December 2013
Installation Advice Download here 15.10.12
Home Plug Alliance Technical White Paper for Home Plug AV Download here  
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February 2012



Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated? Surely a plug is just a plug, don't they all do the same thing?

Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated? Surely a 200AV plug is just a plug, don’t they all do the same thing? Why are they all so different in price when at the end of the day they all look the same?  Well the truth is, although they might all look much the same, the inside can vary immensely from plug to plug.  What many people don’t understand is that there are different chipset levels.

What is a chipset? A chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals.  Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.

What this actually means in the real world is that a chipset is the piece inside the HomePlug that makes it work and sets the specification level of the plug.  Read More

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