Home plug is a fast and simple way to connect to the Internet with easy connection between your computers, games consoles, laptops, smart phones anywhere in your home where you have a mains socket.
You need at least two home plugs to create the connection. Traditionally, one plug is connected to your Internet router, the 2nd plug is placed in the remote area, such as your lounge, study or kitchen. The Plug connected to the router, takes the Internet signal and transfers it along your mains wiring, the 2nd plug takes the signal and distributes it via the Ethernet port directly to your device.
The Solwise PL1200AV2 is a Smart Link plug which means that two transmitters are able to transmit on any two of three plug pairs: Live, neutral and earth giving you cleaner connection across your mains from plug to plug. The Solwise 1200AV2 adapter also features faster processing power.
The mains passthrough socket is a useful addition to this plug. The socket is filtered which makes it ideal for plugging in other power supplies which may cause noise on your mains. Often lots of power supplies in one mains extension causes noisy mains which can interfere with home plugs, using the filtered socket on the mains passthrough adapter can help alleviate this problem in your home.
If you are a short of sockets this adapter is useful, plug the mains passthrough device in the wall and plug your mains extension into the mains passthrough socket.
Enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) also provides the guaranteed bandwidth reservations for multimedia payloads including HDTV, SDTV over IP (IPTV), higher data rate broadband sharing, online-gaming, VoIP Calls, extending wireless LAN coverage, printer and peripheral sharing, audio-Video transmission across the network and network camera connectivity as well.
The PL1200AV2 provides a configuration push button for a convenient way of creating your home plug network without the need to using the Device Utility Programme. The security is supported by a 128-bit AES Hardware encryption, ensuring the network communication is free from eavesdroppers and hackers.
The 1200AV2 is in compliance with the IEEE1901 home plug AV and home plug AV2 standards allowing hassle-free compatibility with existing home plug AV devices and other suppliers of IEEE1901 PLC (Powerline Line Communication) devices.
Remember, you will need at least two home plug devices to form a home plug connection. More home plug AV2 devices can be added to further share your network including the new Power over Ethernet and WiFi options as seen in the accessories above.
Please note this plug is compatible with other AV products but not 85Mbps devices. It will co-exist with the 85Mbps products but not interact with them. See our compatibility chart here
|Download specification datasheet|
|Protocol/Standards||IEEE1901, IEEE1905.1 and home plug AV Compliant
home plug aV2 Compliant
AV2 30MHz and 67MHz MIMO profiles
AV2 30MHz and 67MHz SISO profiles
Power Save mode
Co- existence with home plug 1.0/Turbo Nodes
Compliant to ErP 2013 directive
IEEE802.3 10/100/1000 Ethernet(1200Mbps)
|Quality of Service||Priority-based CSMA/CA channel access schemes maximize efficiency and
Integrated Quality of Service (QoS) enhancements
Hardware Packet Classifiers for ToS, CoS and IP Port number
Supports IGMP managed multicast session
|Security Support||128-bit AES Link Encryption with key management|
|Power Supply||Switch mode 85VAC to 265VAC
3-pin Plugs with Pass-through
|External Connectors||1 x Electrical Power Plug
1 x AC Pass-through socket
2 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Ethernet
|Dimensions||6.2cm (w) x 12.2cm (h) x 4.1cm (d)|
|Warranty||2 year warranty|
4.5/5* Review : 10 January 2015
"The Solwise SmartLink PL1200AV2 Passthrough PIGGY Adapter is one of the fastest Powerline adapters we've tested, and boasts two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a Passthrough socket."