FORAUTOMATIC VOLTAGE REGULATORAVC63-12 AND AVC125-10
The AVC63-12 and AVC125-10 regulate thelevel of excitation supplied to the field of aconventional, brushless, synchronous gen-erator.Regulation is achieved by sensing the gen-erator output voltage, converting it to a dcsignal, and comparing the signal to a refer-ence voltage. An error signal is developedand used to control the dc field power inorder to maintain a constant generator out-put.Each regulator includes frequency compen-sation with selectable slope, inverse-timeoverexcitation shutdown, buildup circuitry,single- or three-phase voltage sensing, sin-gle- or three-phase shunt or permanentmagnet generator (PMG) power input, paral-lel droop compensation, and an accessoryinput. The accessory input provides com-patibility with devices such as var/powerfactor controllers or excitation limiters.
Configuration: 1-phase or 3-phaseFrequency: 50 to 400 Hz
AVC63-12: 90 TO 153 VacAVC125-10: 180 to 264 Vac
Maximum Continuous Burden
AVC63-12: 1,092 VAAVC125-10: 1,750 VA
for Inrush Current ReductionModule information.
Configuration: 1-phase or 3-phaseBurden: <1 VA per phase
Option A: 90 to 139 VacOption B: 180 to 264 Vac
Option 1: 50 or 60 HzOption 2: 400 Hz(See Table 4 for style/option information.)
Maximum Continuous Output
AVC63-12: 12 Adc at 63 VdcAVC125-10: 10 Adc at 125 Vdc
10 Second Forcing Output
AVC63-12: 24 Adc at 125 VdcAVC125-10: 20 Adc at 250 Vdc
Minimum Field Resistance
0.5% of voltage setpoint, average response
0.5% variation for a 40
One or two jumper-selectable V/Hz curveswith knee frequency adjustable from 45 to65 Hz (50/60 Hz units) or 300 to 430 Hz(400 Hz units). Refer to Figure 1 (60 Hz) andFigure 2 (400 Hz) for sensing models.
Internal filter. (See
Automatic voltage buildup occurs from re-sidual generator voltage as low as 6 Vac(AVC63-12) or 12 Vac (AVC125-10).
Overexcitation shutdown protection reducesthe output voltage to zero in the timesshown below for the listed voltages. Othervoltages and times are based on the inversetime characteristic curves of Figures 3 and 4AVC63-12125 Vdc,
10% in approximately 10 s210 Vdc,
10% in approximately 1 s or lessAVC125-10250 Vdc,
10% in approximately 10 s370 Vdc,
10% in approximately 1 s or less
Droop/Line Drop Compensation
<10 VA adjustable from 0 to 10% of ratedinput current at 0.8 power factor. (LDC com-pensates only for voltage drop due to linereactance and reactive components of theload current.)
Standard 508, File E97035
Standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 14-95,File LR 23131
Radiated EmissionsEN50081-2Conducted EmissionsEN50081-2 (EN55011, Class A)Conducted EmissionsEN50081-2 (EN55011, Class A)ESD ImmunityEN50082-2 (4 kV contact, 8 kV air)EFT ImmunityEN50082-2 (2 kV coupling clamp)Magnetic ImmunityEN50082-2 (30 Arms, 50 Hz)SafetyEN61010-1Radiated ImmunityElectric Field: EN61000-4-3 (10 V/m)Conducted: EN61000-4-6 (10 Vrms)
Withstands 20 G in each of 3 mutually per-pendicular planes.
Withstands 4.5 G at18 to 2,000 Hz
Operating: –40 to 70
C (–40 to 158
F)Storage: –40 to 70
C (–40 to 158
F)Max. Humidity: 95%, non-condensingWeight: approx. 1.1 kg (2.5 lb)
Regulators are contained in an encapsu-lated plastic case and may be mounted inany convenient position. A regulator may bemounted directly on a genset using UNF ¼-20 or equivalent hardware. Hardware selec-tion should be based on any expected ship-ping/transportation and operating conditions.The torque applied to the mounting hard-ware should not exceed 65 in-lb (7.34 N
m).See Figure 5 for regulator dimensions.
Before connecting the voltage regulator intoyour system, review the terminal descrip-tions listed in Table 1 and the connectiondiagrams in Figures 6 through 8.
Table 1. Terminal Descriptions
Term # Description
CH GND Chassis ground connection23Auxiliary input from SCP250and/or EL 200 (See Fig. 7)4 Internal voltage adjust: con-nect to 7. External voltageadjust: no connection5 1 A current transformer (CT)5a 5 A CT6 CT common connection6a Common connection forselectable features7 Internal voltage adjust: con-nect to 4. External voltageadjust: connect to 6a8 Connect to 6a to select 1V/Hz underfrequency slope
Upper Terminal Strip
9 Connect to 6a to select3-phase sensing20 C-phase sensing input22 A-phase sensing input24 B-phase sensing input26 1- or 3-phase power input28 3-phase power input30 1- or 3-phase power inputF1 Field + connection
Lower Term. Strip
F2 Field – connection
AVC63-12 and AVC125-10 adjustments aredescribed in the following paragraphs.
When the regulator is operated with thegenerator for the first time, the residualmagnetism may not be of sufficient magni-tude or the correct polarity. If the generatorresidual voltage is less than 6 Vac for theAVC63-12 or 12 Vac for the AVC125-10 atterminals 26, 28 and/or 30, shut down theprime mover and proceed with the followingsteps.