BPC 9102S

Note: For further information about the hardware, refer to the product documentation of this controller (item no. 1246285):

Connecting and operating elements

The controller consists of the following components: 

Security seals

In order to prevent manipulation of the device supplied and to detect unauthorized opening of the device, security seals have been applied to the BPC 9102S.

The controller consists of the following components: 


These security seals are damaged in the event of unauthorized opening. In this case, correct operation of the BPC 9102S can no longer be ensured.

  • Check the delivery for transport damage. Damaged packaging is an indicator of potential damage to the device that may have occurred during transport. This could result in a malfunction.
  • Do not open the BPC 9102S housing. If the housing is opened, the function of the device can no longer be ensured.
  • Check at regular intervals that none of the seals are damaged. If any of the seals are damaged or missing, it may be that the device has been tampered. In this case, contact Phoenix Contact before using the device.

USB and COM service interfaces

The BPC 9102S has a USB service interface (USB 3.0 type A socket) and a COM service interface (D-SUB 9 pin strip). These two interfaces are for internal service purposes only. During normal operation of the device, these interfaces cannot be used.

Diagnostics and status indicators


LED Color Meaning Status Description
Run-S Green Operating state of the safe application program On Cyclical processing of the safety-related application program has started.
Off Cyclical processing of the safety-related application program has stopped.
FS-S Red Failure state: Safe state of the SPLC 3000 On

A critical error has occurred and been detected.

The SPLC 3000 has switched to the safe state (failure state).

Flashing (1 Hz)

This can indicate:

  • Initialization phase is running (firmware boot process with power-on self-test; loading parameterization and configuration data from the configuration memory; booting the safe application program)
  • Initialization phase has been aborted with an error
  • Error-free BPC 9102S debug mode
Off Error-free operating state of the SPLC 3000 with supply voltage present


SD card

The use of the SD card is mandatory. 

Phoenix Contact recommends the use of the following SD cards:

  • SD FLASH 8GB PLCNEXT MEMORY LIC (item no. 1151112
  • SD FLASH 32GB PLCNEXT MEMORY LIC (item no. 1151111

With upcoming firmware releases, these special SD cards will provide data protection, and therefore can be used together with the Security Profile.

Note: Requirement EDR3.13 is NOT fulfilled for this PLCnext Control until the encrypted SD card is available, probably with firmware release 2024.0 TLS. 

Sensitive data is stored on the SD card. This data can even be restored after reformatting the SD card.

  • To protect the data, make sure that the cover of the slot for the SD card is always screwed tight.

 Assignment of the Ethernet interfaces


The BPC 9102S is equipped with the following interfaces:

Pos. Interfaces Description
1 COM RS-232 Service interface (reserved internally):
D-SUB 9 pin strip (serial, RS-232)
2 LAN1 3 x Ethernet Ethernet:
1 Gbps or 2.5 Gbps
Controller interfaces function (max. 1 Gbps)
Device interfaces function (max. 1 Gbps)
3 USB Service interface (reserved internally):
USB 3.0 socket (type A)
Note: The IP addresses of interfaces LAN1/LAN2/LAN3 must be in different subnets.


The following is an overview of how the Ethernet interfaces are assigned by default in the various pages in the WBM

Ethernet interface hardware Description PROFINET® function by default Ethernet interface WBM - Network page Ethernet interfaces WBM - Firewall page
X2:LAN1 10/100/1000 BASE-T(X), separate MAC address


X3:LAN2 10/100/1000 BASE-T(X), separate MAC address PROFINET® Controller TCP/IP (LAN2) LAN2
X4:LAN3 10/100/1000 BASE-T(X), common MAC address, internally switched PROFINET® Device TCP/IP (LAN3) LAN3


Activating  PROFINET®

After you have performed a threat analysis and implemented appropriate protective measures from the security context, you can activate PROFINET®.

 For information on how to activate PROFINET®, refer to the topic Activating PROFINET in this PLCnext Security Info Center.

 For further information on PROFINET® in the WBM, refer to the PROFINET diagnostics topic in the main PLCnext Info Center.

PROFINET® configuration

If you activate and use PROFINET® , it is strongly recommended to use the PROFINET®  configuration described below.

Depending on the connected interface, the BPC 9102S can be accessed on the Ethernet via three different IP addresses.

  • The IP addresses of interfaces LAN1/LAN2/LAN3 must be in different subnets.
  • The PROFINET® controller function of the BPC 9102S is available at interface LAN2. This interface must then be assigned an IP address if the PROFINET® controller function of the device is to be used in the application.
  • An IP address must be assigned to the LAN3 interface if you want to use the PROFINET® device function of the BPC 9102S on these interfaces.
  • The LAN1 and LAN3 interfaces do not necessarily have to be assigned an IP address if, for example, communication between a PC with PLCnext Engineer and the BPC 9102S is also implemented via the LAN2 interface. We recommend that appropriate IP addresses be assigned to all interfaces.

Reset the controller

You reset the BPC 9102S by actuating the MRESET button.

The MRESET button is located under the side cover of the BPC 9102S. The button can only be pressed with a pointed object (such as a pen).
Using the MRESET button will delete the application program in the BPC 9102S main memory and the retain data.


  • To actuate the MRESET button (4), remove the screw (3) in the cover (1) with a Torx® TX 10 screwdriver.
  • Then swivel the cover (1) to the side so that you can easily access the MRESET button (4).
  • To delete the application program and the retain data, actuate the MRESET button in the following sequence:
    • Press and hold down the button for three seconds.
    • Release the button for less than three seconds.
    • Press and hold down the button for three seconds.
  • Re-affix the cover (1) after actuating the MRESET button by tightening the screw (3) to protect the MRESET button against accidental damage or actuation.

Secure disposal

Sensitive data is stored on the SD card. This data can even be restored after reformatting the SD card. To ensure that your data does not fall into unauthorized hands, you should physically destroy the SD card before disposal.

  • Physically destroy the SD card, e.g., by cutting up the SD card.
  • Dispose of the irreparably damaged SD card in accordance with the applicable national regulations.

The device contains an internal memory.

  • To ensure that the internal memory cannot be accessed, you must ensure that the hardware is disposed of safely.

For more information on secure disposal, refer to the topic Secure disposal.



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• Published/reviewed: 2023-11-02 • Revision 011 •