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Ringmaster range indoor/outdoor switchgear

Installation, operation and maintenance instructions


November

07

Contents

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General Symbols and meanings Schneider Electric at your service General description Handling, transportation and storage Storage Goods receiving Characteristics 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Ringmaster operation RN2c, RE2c, RN6c essential checks Features Civil engineering Floor preparation Internal arc Cable trench 9 9 10 12 Switch and circuit breaker Earth switch Cable testing Circuit breaker reset Motorpack Installation Transformer mounting Connecting the HV cables Erection / connection Installation of pilot cables Removal of VIP relay Accessing VTs Earth fault flow indicator Actuators Accessories Fitting REC2 to Ringmaster range 13 14 15 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Maintenance Recommendations and conditions Protection Time fuse link Operation VIP300 VAP6 43 43 44 46 52 Housing Circuit breaker Ringmaster range operation Main features Switch and circuit breaker Earth switch Cable testing and actuator control Actuator control Motorpack operation Neon indication Commissioning Checks and tests Tests Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

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Version 11 - Issue date November 2007 Note: This manual covers ring main units produced from June 1999. Designation RN2c/RN6c/RE2c. For ring main units designated RN2/RN6 see earlier manual. Ref: Version 005/December 98.

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Symbols and meanings

The following symbols appear in this document to indicate the degree of hazard according to the situation.

DANGER

Danger: Failure to follow this instruction will result in death, serious injury or equipment damage

WARNING

Warning: Failure to follow this instruction can result in death, serious injury or equipment damage

CAUTION

Caution: Failure to follow this instruction can result in equipment damage

Information: We draw your attention to this particular point

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Schneider Electric at your service

Customer service and after sales support

For technical support or advice current products please contact our customer service department: Tel: +44 (0) 113 290 3651 Fax: +44 (0) 113 290 3710 Email: GBMVCustomerServices@gb.schneider-electric.com

Services and projects

For the following services please contact Services & Projects:


s s s s s s s

Spares and managed spares contracts Maintenance and service contracts Retrofit Installation Testing and commissioning System design Training

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Document guidelines

This document is not a commercial document, but a technical document prepared by Schneider Electric. The objective of this publication is to assist with the correct installation and operation of Ringmaster and Ringmaster Range. Reproduction either in full or partial of this document is prohibited and can only be undertaken with permission of Schneider Electric.

Safety requirements

CAUTION

All operations described hereafter must be carried out by respecting the safety requirements in full, under the responsibility an authorised person.

DANGER

Personnel undertaking installation and commissioning must be competent and understand local regulations and standards.

CAUTION

If the installation and operational team is unsure or not familiar with Ringmaster or Ringmaster Range switchgear please contact Schneider Electric.

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General description

Introduction

These instructions cover all operations concerning handling, installation, operation and maintenance of the Ringmaster Range of equipment.

The range comprises:s s s s s s s s s s RN2c 630/200A non extensible compact ring main unit RN6c 630/630A non extensible compact ring main unit RE2c 630/200A extensible compact ring main unit CN2 200A non extensible circuit breaker SN6 630A non extensible switch CE2 200A extensible circuit breaker CE6 630A extensible circuit breaker SE6 630A extensible switch MU2 200A feeder metering unit non-extensible units CE2/CE6/SE6 with metering unit

Compact non extensible composite ring main unit s RN2c 630/200A s RN6c 630/630A

Extensible circuit breakers and switches s CE2 200A s CE6 630A s SE6 630A

When fully installed the equipment is suitable for outdoor use. It may therefore be necessary to protect the equipment from the environment during erection/commissioning. Please check equipment specification for clarification of indoor/outdoor use. Should the busbar chamber or cable box become exposed to the elements, they should be thoroughly cleaned prior to energising. Weights and dimensions
unit(s) average dimensions (mm) (packed) approx. weight (kg) h W I RN2c/RE2c CN2 RN6c 1510 1610 1750 520 771 960 842 280 350 SN6 1750 520 960 280 CE6 1750 520 960 280 SE6 1750 520 960 280 CE2 1750 520 960 280 MU6+CE6/ CE2/SE6 1750 1100 1100 520 MU2 1650 520 960 240 MU6 1750 520 960 240

Please refer to the appropriate pages in the Ringmaster selection guide Ref:MGMV5337 available from Schneider Electric or on line at www.schneider.co.uk

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Handling, transportation and storage instructions

Transport & handling

CAUTION

High centre of gravity

CAUTION
Use lifting lugs ONLY to lift Ringmaster

Do not put anything on Ringmaster

Use all four lifting points

Do not stand on Ringmaster

Units can be carried on open topped trucks or stored outside for short periods provided that all apertures are covered. Units should not be considered weatherproof until the paint work has been inspected and, if necessary any damage should be re-touched. Please refer to paintwork on page 7 for repairing damaged paintwork. If units are to be stored for long periods of time they should be stored in a warm, dry location and protected against dust and debris. All units can be off loaded by fork lift truck using the transport pallet. They can also be off loaded using the lifting lugs fitted at the top of the unit.

Storage

Ringmaster is only suitable for outdoor storage when packaged correctly or fully commissioned. The type of gland supplied will vary in accordance with specific contract requirements. The style of packaging will vary in accordance with the method of transportation and specific contract requirements. Please consult your commercial documentation to see how this equipment is packed.

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Storage

Off loading

All units are delivered on pallets (secured by 4 x M8 screws and nuts) and fitted with lifting eyes, suitable for off loading by forklift truck or overhead crane.

Ancillary kits

Ancillary kits containing busbar, dyscon boots, glands, screws etc. are supplied loose with each unit or fastened to the panel leg or secured in the cable boxes.

Prior to operation

Following transportation ensure circuit breaker mechanism is reset prior to operation.

Prior to energising

It is recommended that prior to energising the unit all protection device are checked to ensure they are set correctly. For TFL units ensure fuses are fitted. VIP units must be set in accordance with the results of a protection co-ordination study.

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Goods receiving

Goods receiving

s Before any equipment is accepted it should be inspected carefully for damage or loss incurred during transit s Where possible check the presence of accessories against the packaging list s Where possible check the information on the nameplate(s) and compare against the order confirmation s The packing must be in place and in good condition at the time of receipt. Wherever possible, damage should be recorded, photographed and witnessed. It may be necessary to unpack the equipment to establish the full extent of the problem.

In the event of an anomaly, please contact the transport/shipping company. The functional unit must remain on its base, in its original packing, during storage, and until installation.

CAUTION

In the event of any anomaly or apparent damage, do not install, please contact SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC. Contact details: are detailed on page 3.

Paintwork

Check for any damaged paintwork. Damaged areas should be cleaned and re-coated as follows: Rub down the area around the damage with medium glass paper. Clean the damaged area with emery paper ensuring the surface is clean and free of any corrosion. Apply one coat of zinc-rich epoxy primer (a two-pack system is recommended), the coating to be 35-45 microns thick. The recommended paint system is International Paints Interzinc EPA 072 and EPA 073. Leave to cure for 24 hours, then apply two, 35-45 micron coats (ie 70-80 microns in total) of two-pack polyurethane, Interphane PFR 764 is recommended. The standard colour employed is Dark Grey Code 632 to BS 381C:1996.

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Characteristics

Check that the information contained on the rating plate corresponds to the equipment ordered.

Ringmaster
RN2C
123 Jack Lane Leeds LS10 1BS U.K. Tel +44 113 290 3500 Fax +44 113 290 3710

R
Ringmaster
Year 11kV 12kV 75kV 50/60HZ 300 kg 0.516 kg 0.35 bar G

N
Non extensible

X
Circuit breaker rating 2 = 200A 6 = 630A

C
Compact

Serial NO. Panel type no. Service voltage Highest system voltage Impulse voltage withstand level Frequency Mass of unit (max) Mass of SF6 Gas SF6 Gas filling pressure at 20C

Ratings
Normal current Peak making current Earth switch short time current 3 second Earth switch peak making current A kA Short time current 3 seconds kA

busbars

Switch

Circuit Breaker

630 16 40
kA kA

630 16 40 16 40

200 16 40 16 40

To Specification

EATS 41-26 AND RELEVANT IEC & BS SPECIFICATIONS

Typical rating plate for RN2c

Ringmaster
CE2 200A circuit breaker
Serial NO. Service voltage Highest system voltage Impulse voltage withstand level Frequency Mass (max) SF6 Gas filling pressure at 20C
To specification EA41-26 Leeds LS10 1BS U.K.

X
Year 12kV 12kV 75kV 50/60HZ 350 kg 0.80 bar G

X
N - Non extensible E - Extensible 2 = 200A 6 = 630A

X
rating

S - Switch C - Circuit breaker

Ratings
Busbars
Normal current Short time current 3 second Peak making current A kA kA

Circuit breaker

630 16 40
kA kA

230 16 40 16 40
B.S.5311 IEC 56

Earth switch short time current 3 second Earth switch peak making current Testing standard

Typical rating plate for CE2

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Civil engineering
Floor preparation

Floor preparation, equipment fixing dimensions and main cable position can be found in the Ringmaster selection guide reference MGMV5337. Or, if supplied the arrangement drawing for the switchboard or unit.

Both non extensible units and switchboards can be directly bolted to the concrete floor by use of 4 x 10mm (supplied) UNI-FIX or similar rag bolt fixings see diagram. The floor tolerance for extensible switchboards is 1mm over 1 metre.

41

m10 channel fixing foot of unit

note: floor level flush to + - 1mm with foundation channel

spring loaded channel nut

70

41

channels grouted in position using setting jigs supplied

channels made in subfloor

Where it is not possible to guarantee that the floor is within the specified tolerance, we strongly recommend the use of foundation channels, i.e. Unistrut P3270 or similar.
Note: The floor must be 1mm below the top of the Unistrut.

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Civil engineering
Internal arc

Internal arc
Kits to safely divert the flow of gasses outside the substation are not part of the supply of equipment. If required, kits will need to be adapted to each situation.

Internal arc withstand


12.5kA, 16kA and 21kA for 1 second

CAUTION
Arrows indicate direction of exhaust gases
Ringmaster

Modular Ringmaster range

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Civil engineering
Internal arc

If the unit is to be installed outdoors there are no special requirements for exhausting the arc gasses.

CAUTION
Where units are to be installed in an enclosed substation the following approximate free air volumes behind the units must be observed.

Minimum 112m

Minimum 152m

16kA equipment fault rating

21kA equipment fault rating

CAUTION
If the minimum free air space can not be guaranteed then arc vent trunking must be used. Typical trunking arrangements are detailed. Contact Schneider Electric for advice before designing and installing internal arc trunking. Note: Arc trunking is not part of our scope of supply.

5 degree angled trunking (to prevent moisture ingress)

The elbow and side/rear trunking is the same for both RN2c and CE/SE

External venting panel hinged on bottom edge

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Civil engineering
Cable trench

Cable trench
928 735 695

door

Where the equipment is to sit over a trench, details of the maximum cable trench width can be found in the selection guide.

operating handle 1630 2042

223.5 54.5

cable box tall length

1320

533

97

560
max. trench width

97

CAUTION
Care must be exercised with the cable bend, refer to cable manufacturers specification

Typical side view of a Ringmaster Range unit.

1320

1320 757 757


45

166

166
45
O

front entry

maincable trench

trench

maincable

rear entry

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Installation

Standard units can be installed in environments which meet normal service conditions as defined by IEC 60694 section 2.1:Ambient temperature: -25C to +45C Altitude: up to 1,000 meters above sea level

CAUTION

If the location is outside the certified parameters please refer to the selection guide, alternatively contact Schneider Electric for advice. Where the units are to be installed in environments where the above parameters are exceeded, this must be declared to Schneider Electric so the appropriate de-rating factors can be applied. Failure to rate the equipment to the location may result in equipment failure.

CAUTION

Units may be installed indoors or outdoors but must not be subjected to regular extremes of weather e.g. heavy rain storms, heavy snow and ice, flooding, temperature cycles not greater than 55C and less than -25C, dense coastal fog or acid rain.

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Installation
Transformer mounting

470

89 370 89

116

216

86

86

86

86

86

Adjust RMU stand height to suit. Under workshop conditions remove transformer lid screws. Pump oil out to below HV pocket height. (Pump into clean, dry drum). Remove blanking plate. Push units together. Insert bushing gasket and make firm connections on flanges and support brackets. Make off the 3 phase connections checking that these are tight and in the correct phase sequence, onto the M12 copper studs in the bushings. Pump clean oil back to the cold oil fill level marked on the transformer oil gauge. Re-fit tank cover ensuring that there is no damage to the gasket. Touch up paint as necessary. Perform primary winding resistance test in insulation resistance test.

Dimensions of the EA transformer flange 14 x M12 clearance holes

569

973

40

771

516

ESI35-1 transformer

1510

1320

510 30 600 771

385.5 105 105

385.5

4 OFF M10*115 RAWL THROUGHBOLTS

213

213

General arrangement of a transformer mounted RN2c.

WARNING

Important when coupling transformer


M12 transformer termination lug tightening torque - 25Nm

14

263

267

537

936

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

Connecting the HV cables


Foreward Before connecting the cables, ensure that each unit is in the earthed switch position. The cables MUST be connected with the equipment securely fixed to the ground. The operations described below apply to apply to all types. The connections used should be made and used according to the manufacturers instructions. Connecting Ringmaster frame to the substation earth Before connecting the HV cables you must connect the Ringmaster frame to the main earth bar. Access to the HV connection bushings Cable box venting fixings arrangement Ensure cable box cover screws are configured correctly as detailed on cable box cover label.

WARNING

Standard RN2c/RE2c/RN6c cable box

Standard CE, CN, SE & SN cable box Standard cable entry directly from below

The RN2c/RE2c/RN6c is suitable for accepting 1 x 3 core or 3 x 1 core cable up to 240mm2 copper or aluminium approaching from below top entry available on request. Fit the gland plate and accessories in accordance with the instructions supplied with the ancillary kit.

Angled gland plates can be provided on all units to the front or rear, in order to simplify civil works.
Please refer to accessory kit instructions for details.

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

CE2, CE6, SE6, CN2, SN6 top cable entry


Top entry cable boxes can be fitted for basement substation applications.

CE2, CE6, SE6, CN2, SN6 with top entry cable box.

CE2, CE6, SE6, CN2, SN6 angled cable entry

1320

1320 757 757


45

166

166
45
O

front entry

maincable trench

trench

maincable

rear entry

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Connecting the HV cables

WARNING
Always clamp the cable with the appropriate glanding system before connecting the cable to the bushing. Proceeding otherwise will put unacceptable stress on the bushing and could damage the bushing, leading to equipment failure. The weight of the cable must always be supported by the cable gland.

WARNING
When using cable connectors use those supplied with the equipment, if others are used the long term dielectric withstand cannot be guaranteed.

DANGER

Ensure the bolt torques are adhered to, otherwise equipment failure may occur.

unit

boot type

cable socket fixing M12 stud M12 stud M12 clearance hole in palm M12 clearance hole in palm M12 tapped hole M12 clearance hole in palm M12 tapped hole

lug torque (Nm) 54 54 54 54 54 54 54

RN2c/RE2c RN6c RN6c CE6/CE2/SE6 CE2/CE6 CN2/SN6 CN2/SN6

main tee off tee off

right angled right angled straight straight

feeder metering main outgoing

right angled straight right angled

Installation note The most common cause of disruptive failure on this type of equipment is caused by incorrectly tightened cable connections ALWAYS double check cable connections with a calibrated torque wrench.

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

CAUTION

When connecting two cables per phase on RN2c and RN6c on a single bushing use the termination kit supplied by Schneider Electric. For all other units contact Schneider Electric for advice before proceeding.

WARNING

Double cable arrangement using the ECON cable termination kit

When cabling please ensure that the correct phase rotation is followed for all medium voltage cable boxes.

There are phase identification stickers in all accessible points throughout the equipment.

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

WARNING

The cut cable length of the cable must be adjusted for each phase (in particular 3 core cables). Never use a bar to pull the and fit a connection lug to the bushing. The bushing and hence the complete cubicle could irreversibly damaged.

Tighten nuts/bolts to the torques detailed on page 17.

Ensure all cable box fittings are replaced after installing cable.

To prevent vermin entering cable boxes ensure that the correct gland is fitted and tightened, cable box covers are fitted correctly and all bolts are replaced. If there are any visible spaces consult Schneider Electric on sealing advice.

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Installation
Erection/connection

Erection/connection CE6, CE2, SE6.

Remove the top cover on each unit and bolt each panel to the adjacent one. Use the 16 x M6 screws around the busbar aperture and the 2 x M8 screws by the cable test access/auxiliary compartment.

The busbar end cap is secured with 16 screws. Before fitting the end cap apply a line of silicon compound around the busbar aperture.
Please refer to accessory kit instructions for full details.

Connect the busbars as shown below. Connect the earth bars at the back of the units. Connect the main substation earth to the equipment main earth bar. Fit the main gland plates (see ancillary instructions). Erect the first unit under clean, dry conditions either directly to the floor, or on to the foundation channels.

Connection of busbars CE6, CE2, SE6.


Refer to accessory kit instructions for full details
rain shield sealing strip panel lid rain shield

typical busbar run

430

430

busbar end cap

Ensure that the environment is clean and dry. Remove busbar chamber covers.

Remove dyscon boots and clean bushings. Apply DC4 silicon grease to boots. Fit busbars into boots as shown above.

refer to accessory kit for full details

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Erection/connection

Connection of busbars metering

busbar collar
busbar

busbar

busbar

busbar

Feeder metering Ensure that the environment is clean and dry. Remove busbar covers as shown above. Remove dyscon boots and clean bushings. Apply DC4, Dow Corning silicon grease to boots. Fit busbars into boots as shown above.

Busbar metering Ensure that the environment is clean and dry. Remove busbar covers as shown above. Remove dyscon boots and clean bushings. Apply DC4, Dow Corning silicon grease to boots. Fit busbars into boots as shown above.

CAUTION
Torque busbar screw to 54 Nm. Fit dyscon dust caps. Degrease and clean using a lint free cloth. Replace busbar chamber covers taking care not to damage nylon inserts. Ensure sealing strip is correctly fitted.

Connection of busbars RE2c When supplied pre-assembled the RE2c to CE6/CE2/SE6 busbars require a final torque during on site commissioning Please refer to the accessory kit instructions supplied with the product (ref: RMR-A369 "on site" busbar re-torquing procedure) Note: It is recommended prior to refitting busbar chamber covers that the busbars are tested - see pages 39, 42 and 54 for typical tests

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Installation
Installation of pilot cables

Installation of pilot cables RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

The universal gland plate at the rear of the LV compartment will accommodate pilot cable glands upto 25.5mm2.

To fit gland and cable remove 4 gland plate screws. Slide top section of gland plate forward.

Insert gland and cable replace top gland plate and 4 fixing screws.

Installation of pilot cables CE2, CE6, CN2, CN6, SE6 and MU

on switch/circuit breaker. Remove VIP relay if fitted, knock out the pre-punched gland plates from the inside as required. There is no need to re-touch with paint (the plates are stainless steel).
Note: 20.5mm = 1x7 core / 1x9 core pilot gland 25.5mm = 1x19 core pilot gland

on MU2 Knock out the pre-punched gland plates from the inside as required. There is no need to re-touch with paint (the plates are stainless steel).

on feeder/busbar metering units Knock out the pre-punched gland plates from the inside as required. There is no need to re-touch with paint (the plates are stainless steel).

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Removal of VIP relay

Removal of VIP relay RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

B B A

Open cabinet door. Move shorting links on terminal rail, short circuiting the CT Secondaries. Remove top cover 3 x M6 x 20 screws.

note: CT secondaries not shorted on above

note: CT secondaries shorted on above

Short circuiting of the CT secondaries. To short circuit the protection current transformers loosen test terminals A, and move shorting link B upwards.

Slide earthbar B to position above and tighten test terminals A. To isolate protection device from CTs loosen screw C and slide link to lower position.

Open up relay cover. Loosen two retaining bracket screws at top of VIP facia. Withdraw relay and remove secondary wiring.

Removal of VIP relay CN2, SN6, CE2, CE6, SE6

Remove the 2 , M4 x 20mm pan head screws and washers from the front of the relay cover and the M6 x 20 mm screw from the top of the relay cover.

Pull the relay cover forwards and remove.

Remove the crimp terminals from the top of the relay. Rotate the two facia screws behind perspex window to release clamps and withdraw relay.

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Installation
Accessing VT's

Accessing VTs
Before accessing the VT enclosure that you check the following: RN2c/RN6c/CN the circuit breaker is in circuit earth and padlocked in its position. Extensible CE/SE range ensure that the incoming supply breaker is padlocked in the open position. Ensure that the VT secondary circuit is isolated and earthed. See pages 71 to 83 for operation instructions.

WARNING

Remove the metering chamber H.V. access cover, as indicated.

Disconnection of solid link VT

Pull back the V.T. insulating boot, and loosen the top V.T. connection using an 6mm allen key as indicated. Pull back the lower fuse link insulating boot and disconnect the V.T. link.

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Earth fault flow indicator

Earth fault flow indicator


Hand or self reset earth fault flow indicators can be fitted. Please refer to manufacturers instructions.

For C.T.'s mounted inside the cable box, gland insulation is not required. For C.T.'s fitted outside the cable box gland insulation must be fitted. Split core C.T.'s can be installed after the main cable has been made off outside the cable box. However please note gland insulation must be fitted if mounted outside the cable box. Installation instructions for the units are supplied with the ancillary kits.

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Installation
Actuators

Procedure for fitting and setting of actuators fitted to the Ringmaster range of switchgear CN2, SN6, CE2, CE6, SE6
1 Fix the actuator to the top mounting bracket ensuring that the distance from the top of the actuator to the top of the mounting bracket is approximately 9mm (as shown in the drawing below) and tighten the fixing screw. Note: this is only an approximate preliminary setting. 2 Also ensure there is approximately 3mm of clearance between the body of the actuator and the facia of the unit (as shown in the drawing below). 3 Rotate the bottom of the actuator in a clockwise direction (if looking from below as shown in the drawing) until resistance against the actuator motor can be felt. 4 Then rotate the actuator in an anti clockwise direction approximately one half of a full rotation making sure that the actuator motor is not rotating (this has the effect of lengthening actuator i.e. gap a on the drawing should increase). 5 Fit the actuator operating bracket assembly to the bottom of the actuator locating the operating bracket spigot in the operating handle socket (as shown in the drawing below) and tighten up the fixing screw. 6 Connect the actuator plug and per form a few electrical operations. 7 Remove the plug and check that the actuator can be withdrawn and replaced with relative ease. 8 If not, adjust the positioning of the actuator by loosening either the mounting bracket or operating bracket and moving either part so that the actuator can be withdrawn easily. Repeat this process until it is possible to withdraw the actuator with relative ease.

IMPORTANT In the event that the actuator fails to complete a closing or opening operation, DO NOT attempt to disconnect the actuator operating bracket spigot from the operating handle socket. Contact Schneider Electric, details on page 3.

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Accessories

Accessories

Available accessories are detailed in the Ringmaster selection guide Ref: MGMV 5337. Accessories will be detailed with individual confirmation orders.

Accessories will be despatched either: s Fitted to the unit within the works, i.e. too bulky or need testing prior to despatch s Loose boxed for assembly on site

Anti-vandal measures Padlock points are provided to prevent un-authorised access to the unit, padlocks can be supplied with the unit if required at the time of enquiry or order.

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Removal of blanking kit


Remove the extensible right hand top side sheet (Ref.4) by undoing the 7 off fully tightened M6 x 20 hex head screws (Ref.102) and M6 nyltite seals (Ref.103). See Fig. 1

Remove the 13 off fully tightened M6 x 20 hex head screws (Ref.102) and nylite seals (Ref.103) from the extensible bushing cover top (Ref.2) then remove the extensible bushing cover top. See Fig. 1

102 103

102 103

Fig.1

Remove the 4 off M6 x 20 hex head screws (Ref.102) from the support plate (Ref.5) and remove the support plate complete with the 3 off extensible bushing sleeves and bushing sleeve covers (Ref.1). See Fig. 2

Remove the 2 off M6x20 hex head screws (Ref.102) from the extensible bushing cover bottom (Ref.3) and remove the extensible bushing cover bottom Insert the cable socket studs into the L3, L2 and L1 bushings and tighten up.

102 103

Fig.2

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Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate to RE2c unit


Disconnect circlip and pivot pin assembly (Ref.A) retaining 2 off gas strut (Ref.B) to fascia. See Fig. 3

A B

Fig.3

Loosen off hardware at the main door hinge (Ref.C) and slide out the 2 off main door hinge pivots (Ref.D) which retain the main door. See Fig. 4
C D

CAUTION
NOTE: This door is heavy! Care must be taken when removing it.

Fig.4

Remove the M8 & M6 (Ref.E) hardware retaining the lid in position and place lid to one side. See Fig. 5

Fig.5

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate to RE2c unit


Offer up the extensible transition plate sub assembly (Ref.11) to the right hand side of the extensible unit ensuring the dimple is pointing outwards.
11

103 105

Secure in position with 2 off M6 x 20 hex screws (Ref.103) with 1 off M6 nyltite seal (Ref.105) placed over the threads of each. See Fig. 6
Dimple

103 105

Fig.6

Apply phase dots (Ref.122, 123, 124) to the extensible transition plate (Ref.11) just above the extensible bushings. See Fig. 7

122 11

123

124

NOTE: To re-fit lid follow steps in first three paragraphs of blanking kit removal see page 28.

NOTE: When re-fitting lid it is important to replace the correct length screws in each location.

Fig.7

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Sub assembled extensible busbar and housing to unit


Fasten a length of EPDM seal strip (Ref.106 A) along the outside of the bend at the rear of extensible trunking base (Ref.10). See Fig. 8 Fasten further lengths of EPDM seal strip (Ref.106 B) around the inside of extensible trunking base (Ref.10) as shown in Fig. 8 Offer trunking base assembly (Ref.10) up to the RHS of the extensible unit with the short end flush with the rear of the unit. Secure with 3 off M6 x 25 hex screws (Ref.104) with 1 off M6 nyltite seals (Ref.105) under the heads of each. See Fig. 8
104 105

106A

10 106B

Fig.8

111

Smear approximately 1 mm thickness of DC4 silicon compound (Ref.111) around the inside of 3 off bushing sleeves (Ref.23) before inserting them into bushing sleeve securing plate (Ref.22). See Fig. 9

23

22

Fig.9
119 104

Slide bushing sleeve plate assembly over phase bushings and secure in position using 4 off M6 x 25 hex head screws (Ref.104) with nyltite seals (Ref.105) under the heads and a stack of 7 off M6 form C washers (Ref.119) over the threads of each M6 screw between the bushing sleeve plate and the unit. See Fig. 10

Fig.10

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate and lid sub assembly


Push 17 off M6 hexagonal inserts (Ref.101) through the hexagonal holes around the outside edge of the extensible left hand side sheet (Ref.14) ensuring all Inserts are facing inwards. Secure all inserts in position using the correct insert tool. See Fig. 11 Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip (Ref.106) around extensible left hand side Sheet (Ref.14) as shown in Fig. 11.

106

106

14

101

101

Fig.11

Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip (Ref.106) around the bend of the extensible trunking lid (Ref.12) as shown in Fig.12 Lay sub assembled extensible left hand side sheet (Ref.14) on one side. Offer sub assembled extensible trunking lid (Ref.12) so the bend is flush with the side sheet. See Fig.12 Secure using 7 off M6 x 20 hex Hd screws (Ref.103) together with 1 off M6 nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the heads of each.

106

14

103 105

12

Fig.12

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate and lid sub assembly


Offer up trunking light hand side sheet and trunking lid sub assembly to the side of the extensible unit with the short side flush with the rear of the unit. See Fig. 13 Secure trunking left hand side sheet (Ref.14) and lid (Ref.12) sub assembly to the transition plate (Ref.11) using 9 off M6 x 25 hex screws (Ref.104) together with 1 off M6 nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the heads of each, fully tighten these screws. Fit the extensible trunking lid (Ref.12) using the "flanged" end, this is fitted with; 5 off M6 x 20 hex screws (Ref.103.) with a nylite seal (Ref.105) under the head of each. Fully tighten these screws after fitting. Secure trunking left hand side sheet (Ref.14) to the trunking base (Ref.10) using 2 off M6 x 20 hex screws (Ref.103) together with 1 off M6 nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the heads of each, fully tighten these screws.

103 105 12

103 105

103 105

10

Fig.13

Extensible busbar sub assembly


Place 1 off M10 form A washer (Ref.121) over the threads of 1 off M10 x 30 hex screw (Ref.108) followed by 1 off RE2c conductor adapter (Ref.3). Screw the above assembly into the threaded end of the extensible L3 busbar (Ref.4) Follow steps 6.1 and 6.2 for extensible L2 busbar (Ref.5) and for extensible L1 busbar (Ref.6). See Fig 14 for the assembled components each busbar should look like this. NOTE: Leave these assemblies loose and tighten up before starting sub assembled housing to unit see page 35.
4

121

108

Fig.14

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Extensible busbar sub assembly


Slide 1 off 5mm silver plated copper washer (Ref.107) over each of the 3 off M12 cable studs. Offer up the busbars (Refs.4, 5 & 6), facing away from the unit, through the econ boots (Ref.15) over the M12 cable studs. See Fig. 15 Position the three busbars so that the free ends are in a horizontal line when viewed form the side.of the unit. Secure each busbar with 1 off M12 form A washer (Ref.109) and 1 off M12 nut (Ref.110) torqued to 54 NM. NOTE: Now FULLY tighten the assemblies mentioned in paragraphs 4 to 6 and shown in Fig. 14 on page 33 Push the econ boot caps (Ref.16) onto the front of the econ boots (Ref.15). See Fig. 15

5 4

16 15

3 110

Fig.15

128

107

109

NOTE: Using a tyewrap or similar, insert tyewrap behind econ boot cap (Ref.16) to ensure air is expelled whilst fitting cap. See Fig.16
16

Fig.16

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Sub assembled housing to unit


Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip (Ref.106) around the access hole of the Ringmaster range unit. See Fig. 17 Push 26 off M6 hexagonal inserts (Ref.101) through the hexagonal holes around the top and bottom edges of the trunking main body (Ref.13) ensuring all inserts are facing inwards.

106

Fig.17

Secure all inserts in position using the correct insert tool. See Fig 18.

106

Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip (Ref.106) around the top of the trunking main body (Ref.13). See Fig. 18

101 13

Fig.18

Offer trunking main body (Ref.13) to the side of the Ringmaster range unit. Secure in position with 16 off M6 x 20 hex Hd screws (Ref.103) and 16 off fully tightened M6 nuts (Ref.112) with 1 off M6 washers (Ref.113) under the heads of each M6 screw and under each M6 nut. See Fig.19 Secure left hand side sheet (Ref.14) and lid sub assembly to trunking main body(Ref.13) and trunking base (Ref.10) with 34 off M6 x 20 hex Hd screws (Ref.103) together with 1 off M6 nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the head of each screw. See Fig. 19

103 105

Fig.19
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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Final assembly
Offer up blanking plate (Ref.17) to the left hand side (viewed from the front) of the Ringmaster range unit and secure with 2 off 3/16 monobolt (Ref.118). Smear approximately 1mm thickness of DC4 silicon compound (Ref.111) around the stems and dyscon boots (Ref.18) of the Ringmaster range before sliding them into position. NOTE: The lower side of the dyscon boot should face the left hand side of the Ringmaster range unit when viewed from the front. Position the Ringmaster range unit and the extensible unit together so the holes in the main trunking body line up with the holes in the left hand side sheet on the Ringmaster range unit. See Fig 20 NOTE: At this stage the lid on the Ringmaster range unit should be removed to aid access for assembly.

118

17

Fig.20

Secure the main trunking body and left hand side sheet on the Ringmaster range unit in position with 16 off M6 x 20 hex screws (Ref.103) and 16 off M6 nuts (Ref.112) with 1 off M6 washers (Ref.113) under the heads of each M6 screw and under each M6 nut. Fully tighten these components up. NOTE: The orientation of the screws the top row should have the heads facing outwards as in the photo. See Fig. 21
Fig.21

Screw heads

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Earth bars to unit


Offer up the horizontal earth bar (Ref.20) to the rear of the extensible unit. Secure the right hand side in position behind the RE2c earth bar (Ref A) using 1 off M10 x 30 hex Hd screw (Ref.127) with 1 off M10 form A washer (Ref.125) under the head and a further 1 off M10 form A washer (Ref.125) under 1 off M10 hex full nut (Ref 126). See Fig. 22

20

21

Offer up the vertical earth bar (Ref.21) to the rear of the Ringmaster range unit. Secure one end to the Ringmaster range unit in front of earth bar (Ref B) and the other end behind the horizontal earth bar (Ref.20) using 1 off M10 x 30 hex Hd screw (Ref.127) with 1 off M10 form A washer (Ref.125) under the head and a further 1 off M10 form A washer (Ref.125) under 1 off M10 hex full nut (Ref.126). See Fig. 22

Fig.22

127

126

125

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Fitment of front and rear transit braces


NOTE: These parts do NOT require fitting if the unit is fitted to a plinth assembly! The left hand ends of the rear and front transit braces (Ref 8 and 9 as shown in Fig.23 ), are fitted to the inside faces of the "L" shaped struts (Ref C). Place an M8 form A washer (Ref.115) over 2 off M8 x 25 set screws (Ref.130). Push each screw through the two "L" shaped brackets (Ref C) and the transit braces (Ref.8 and 9). Place another M8 Form A washer (Ref.115) over each screw thread and fit an M8 full nut (Ref.117) to each one leave loose. The right hand end (as shown in Fig.23) of the front transit brace (Ref.9) goes to the inside of the "U" shaped strut (Ref D). Put an M10 form A washer (Ref.121) over an M10 x 30 hex head screw (Ref.127). Push this through the front transit brace (Ref.9) and through the "U" shaped strut (Ref.D). Place an M10 form A washer (Ref.121) over the screw threads of the M10 x 30 hex head screw (Ref 127) and then fit an M10 full nut (Ref.126) - leave loose. The rear brace (Ref.8) goes to the inside of the supporting foot (Ref.E). Place an M10 form A washer (Ref.125) over an M10 x 30 hex head screw (Ref.127). Push the screw with the washer on through the support foot (Ref.E) and through the rear transit brace (Ref.8). Place a 1 off M10 form A washer (Ref.125) over the thread of the screw and fit an M10 full nut (Ref.126) Once all the above is complete fully tighten all the M10 and M8 hardware mentioned above. See Fig. 23 for the completed assembly.

D 9

Fig.23

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Ducting, HV and discharge testing of the units


Prior to carrying out the electrical tests the operator should complete the following:Secure all 3 off busbars to the stems (Ref.D) of the Ringmaster range unit using 1 off M12 x 40 hex head screw (Ref.114) with the M12 flat washer (Ref.109) and 1 off busbar spacer (Ref.120) under each of the heads. Tighten the 3 off M12 x 40 hex head set screws (Ref.114) To 54 Nm with a calibrated torque wrench.
18

19

Slide the 3 off extensible conductor Cap up the busbars and locate in position in the rear of the boots. These caps are not visible in Fig 24 and are part of the bought in, L3, L2 and L1 sub assemblies. Push dyscon dust caps (Ref.19) in the front and top of the dyscon boots (Ref.18). See Fig. 24

109 114

120

At this point perform the three following tests: s High voltage partial discharge test s High voltage frequency test s Resistance test NOTE: For transportation purposes on completion of the above the Ringmaster range side of the busbar assembly must be un-torqued as it is to be fully torqued up when in position on site.

Fig.24

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Securing of busbars and fitment of blanking plate


Fit the blanking plate (Ref.25) to the unit as shown in Fig. 25. This is fitted using 10 off M6 x 20 screws with a nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the head of each screw Insert these through the blanking plate (Ref.25) and the unit (Ref.A) and then fit an M6 form A washer (Ref.113) followed by an M6 full nut (Ref.112) fully tighten these up. See Fig. 25 Refit the previously removed lid to the Ringmaster range unit plus lid edge strips.(Ref.131) A lifting Lug will require fitting to the left hand side of the unit when viewed from the rear. To fit the lid use; 12 off M6 x 20 screws (Ref.103) with an M6 nylite seal (Ref.105) under the head of each of each screw. These are followed by; 22 off M6 x 25 hex head screws (Ref.104) with a and nylite seal (Ref.105) under the head of each. These 22 screws hold on the lid edge strips which are fitted using tessamol to make them weather tight. All the above hardware should now be fully tightened up.

25

Fig.25

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Securing of busbars and fitment of blanking plate


Offer up RE2C - CE2/6 lid stiffening plate (Ref.7) to the underside of the rear of the Ringmaster range lid. Secure in position using 2 off M8 x 40 screws (Ref.116) with 1 off M8 SS form A washer under the head of each.Push the left hand screw (as viewed from the rear of the units as in the figure left) through the lifting lug (Ref.D), through the lid edge strip (Ref.117) through the lid and through the lid stiffing plate (Ref.7) of the unit. Next slide a further 1 off M8 form A washer (Ref.115) over the thread and followed by 2 off M8 hex full nuts (Ref.117) fully tighten the first nut and then lock the second nut against each the first. The right hand side is the same assembly as the left with the exception that the lifting lug (Ref.D) is not fitted. See Fig. 26

Fig.26

131 D

131

116 117

116 117

Right hand viewed from rear of unit

Left hand viewed from rear of unit

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Final torque of busbars


NOTE: This procedure only applies when the unit is on site.

When unit is in position on site remove dyscon boot caps (Ref.19) from the top of the dyscon boots (Ref.18). See Fig. 27

Fully secure each busbar assembly by torquing the M12 x 40 hex head set screw inside the dyscon boots to 54Nm. See Fig. 27
19

Replace dyscon boot caps (Ref.19) in the top of the dyscon boots (Ref.18).

18

Finally carry out ductor tests to the following ratings:

Phase L1 L2 L3

Resistance (micro ohms) 196 198 200


Fig.27
114 109

120

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Protection
Time fuse link

Protection systems

All circuit breakers can be fitted with various forms of protection system 1. VIP self powered IDMT protection - refer to VIP user guides VIP 30 - provides protection against phase-to-phase faults VIP 35 - provides protection against phase-to-phase faults and earth faults VIP 300 - three phase overcurrent and earth fault protection 2. Time fuse link (TFL) protection system to EA 41-26 (time fuse links to EA 12-6).

Time fuse link (TFL) protection summary

Time fuse link protection provides a cost effective way of protecting a transformer of 1600kVA or less. It is a recognised method of protection and the fuses are covered by EA 12-6 (1973). The arrangements in the Ringmaster range is of 2 phase overcurrent and earth fault.

TFL selection

Schneider Electric recommend TFL sizes in accordance with the table below. The table also includes our recommendations for the maximum LV fuse size to ensure discrimination. Note that the size of this fuse is less than the full load current of the transformer, however, it would normally be expected to have a number of LV fuses fed from the LV side of the transformer.
Important note: Please ensure TFL fuses are fitted prior to energising the equipment.

WARNING
TLF protection will not work correctly unless the recommended fuses are fitted.

Recommended Time fuse Link (TFL) settings to ESI 12 - 6


voltage transformer rated power (kVA) (kV) CT ratio = 50/5 3.3 200 10A 150A
earth fault setting = 25A (instantaneous trip)

315 10A 250A 5A 300A 5A 300A 10A 250A 5A 250A -

500 15A 400A 10A 400A 10A 400A 15A 400A 7.5A 400A 5A 400A 5A 400A

800 15A 560A 15A 560A -

1000 -

1250 -

1600 TFL LV fuse TFL LV fuse TFL LV fuse TFL LV fuse TFL LV fuse TFL LV fuse TFL LV fuse TFL LV fuse

6.6

5A 150A

11

3A 200A

13.8

3A 200A

CT ratio = 100/5

3.3

5A 150A

earth fault setting = 30A (instantaneous trip)

6.6

12.5A 15A 560A 7.5A 560A 7.5A 560A 560A 10A 630A 10A 630A

11

12.5A 15A 630A 630A

13.8

12.5A 15A 630A 630A

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Protection
Operation

Operation
The circuit consists of 3 dual ratio C.T.'s, 2 Direct Acting Trip (DAT) solenoid type overcurrent coils connected in parallel with associated Time Fuse Links (TFL's) and 1 instantaneous earthfault DAT solenoid Coil. Under normal load conditions on, say an 11000 volt 1000KVA transformer, 52 amps will flow in the C.T. primaries (1000kVA(11kv/3). If the C.T. ratio is set on 50/5 Amp ratio, then approximately 5 Amps will flow in the C.T. Secondaries. As the overcurrent coils are shorted out by the fuses, no current will flow through the coils. Assuming that there was no earth leakage, the red, yellow and blue phases will balance, and no current will flow through the earth fault coil. In the event of a phase to phase fault of, say, 500 Amps, 50Amps would flow through the C.T. secondaries. This would blow the 15Amp fuse links shunting all of the current through the DAT coils, which would operate and trip the 3 phase circuit breaker. The tripped on fault flag would operate, and the CB would have to be re-set and the fuses replaced. Two overcurrent coils are required to cover all phase fault combinations, i.e. for a R-Y phase fault, the CB will trip on the red phase coil. Under earth fault conditions, there will be an imbalance between the red, yellow and blue phases, and current will flow down the residual path of the C.T.'s and through the earth fault coil. The unit will trip instantaneously. If a TFL is fitted in parallel with the earthfault coil then the tripping time will follow the TFL characteristics. Alternatively, the fuse can be removed.
Terminal block
C11 C31 C51

Circuit breaker contacts


Red phase TFL Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Blue phase TFL

Earth fault coil


S1 S2 S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150 C70 C210 C230 C250

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

50/5A Ratio

Removable Earth Link

Panel types CN/SN/CE/SE

R1 Y1 B1

CIRCUIT BREAKER CONTACTS

EARTH FAULT TFL (IF FITTED) C11 C 31 P1 S1 S2 P2 S3 100/5A RATIO C110 C130
C150

C12 RED O/C COIL C32 BLUE O/C COIL C52 EARTH FAULT COIL

C 51

RATIO CHANGEOVER LINK C71 REMOVABLE TEST LINK

C 70 C210 C230 C250


50/5A RATIO

REMOVABLE EARTH LINK C90

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Protection
Operation

Close-up of C.T. links.

Replacing the time fuse links.

Dual ratio 100/50/5Amp C.T.'s are fitted as standard, to the Ring Main Units and 200 Amp circuit breakers with TFL protection. Selection of the appropriate C.T. ratio can be easily achieved by moving the auxiliary link in the pilot cable box. Note that the circuit must be off load when changing ratios.

Current transformers not in use

WARNING

Current transformers (T200E and earth fault flow indicator) that are not going to be used during commissioning or during service, they must be shorted out otherwise irreversible damage may occur to current transformers and/or the unit.

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Protection
VIP 300

3 C B

4 A

10

phase overcurrent
I>

sensors: 200/1 4509996A0 VIP300LH range: x2

I>
VI SI RI DT off EI

DT only
1.8 1.5 1.2 1 2.1 2.4 2.7

I>>
9 6 4 3 12 15 20

VIP300
VIP 300 Equivalent Time Settings Multiplier

t> to>
0.05 0.07 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.05 0.6 0.07 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x10 x1 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

SI
0.02 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.24 0.34 0.50 0.67 1.01 1.35 2.02

VI
0.03 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.20 0.27 0.33 0.40 0.47 0.67 1.00 1.33 2.0 2.67 4.00

EI
0.06 0.09 0.12 0.19 0.25 0.37 0.50 0.62 0.74 0.87 1.24 1.86 2.48 3.71 4.95 7.43

curve selection

(x Is)

(x Is) off

trip

42 48 56 36 64 30 72 24 80 20 100 90 (A)

0.15 0.2 0.1 0.07 0.05 0.3 0.4 x10 x1

warning
not time multiplier

0.2 0.1 0.05 0.03

0.4 0.6 0.9

Is
reset
minimum operating phase current: 20A

t> Io>
VI SI RI

(s)

0.6
see table

t>> Io>>

(s)

1.5

DT only
EI 1.5 off 1.2 1 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7

9 6 4 3

12 15 20

trip

DT

(x Ios) 3

(x Ios) off

curve selection

Io>

16 24 32 12 40 8 50 4 60 2 80 70 (A)

0.15 0.2 0.1 0.07 0.05 (s) 0.3 0.4 0.6 x10 x1

warning
not time multiplier

0.2 0.1 0.05 0.03

0.4 0.6 0.9

earth fault

Ios

to>

see table

to>>

(s)

1.5 VAP6 test plug

D 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 16 19 20
Other functions
A. B. C. D. E.

Phase overcurrent setting


1. Phase setting area (upper half of relay front panel). 2. Red LED phase overcurrent pick-up indicator. 3. Phase overcurrent trip indicator. 4. Phase overcurrent setting Is. 5. Choice of low set curve type I>. 6. Low set pick-up (DT only) I>. 7. Low set time delay t> 8. Multiplying factor (low set). 9. High set pick-up I>> 10. High set time delay t>>

Earth fault setting


11. Earth fault setting area (lower half of relay front panel). 12. Red LED earth fault pick-up indicator. 13. Earth fault trip indicator. 14. Earth fault setting current Ios. 15. Choice of low set curve type Io>. 16. Low set pick-up (DT only) Io>. 17. Low set time delay to>. 18. Multiplying factor (low set). 19. High set pick-up Io>>. 20. High set time delay to>>.

Current setting scale label. Current transformer and range information. Indicator reset button. Minimum operating current. VAP6 test plug socket.

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Protection
VIP 300

WARNING
VIP 300 relay will not work without the appropriate settings

Phase overcurrent setting


The numbers indicated below are those of the setting switches (refer to the diagram of the front panel on page 4) The letters indicate the curve characteristic as shown opposite. Phase overcurrent setting: F s Setting current Is (4) G s Type of low set I> curve (5) IDMT: SI, VI, EI, RI. Definite time: DT H s DT low set pick-up I> (6) This setting is only active for the low set DT curve selection (as shown). If IDMT curves are selected this switch is disabled, as SI,VI, EI, low set pick-up is fixed at 1.2 Is. J s Low set time delay t> (7) and multiplier (8) K s High set I>>(9) L s High set time delay t>>(10)

IDMT curve selection

G SI, VI, EI RI

t>

K t>> L

Earth fault setting


The principle is the same as for phase protection. Set: F s Setting current Ios (14) G s Type of low setting Io> curve (15) IDMT: SI, VI, EI, RI Definite time: DT H s DT low set pick-up Io> (16) This setting is only active for the low set DT curve selection (as shown). If IDMT curves are selected this switch is disabled, as SI, VI, EI low set pick-up is fixed at 1.2 Is. J s Low set time delay to> (17) and multiplier (18) K s High set Io>>(19) L s High set time delay to>>(20)

Is F

1.2 Is

10 Is

I>>

DT curve selection

t G

H t>

DT

Operation

K t>> L

The high and low set elements operate separately. The tripping order results from the logical OR between the two settings.

Is 1.2 Is F

I>

I>>

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Protection
VIP 300

Phase overcurrent

1 Phase overcurrent setting area


I>>

5 Choice of low set curve


SI VI EI RI Standard inverse time. Very inverse time. Extremely inverse time. Specific curve - consult Schneider Electric DT : Definite time. Off : Low set is disabled. : : : :

phase overcurrent
I>

sensors: 200/1 4509996A0 VIP300LH range: x2

I>
VI SI RI DT off EI

DT only
1.8 1.5 1.2 1 2.1 2.4 2.7

VIP300
9 12 15 20

6 4 3

VIP 300 Equivalent Time Settings Multiplier

t> to>
0.05 0.07 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.05 0.6 0.07 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x10 x1 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

SI
0.02 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.24 0.34 0.50 0.67 1.01 1.35 2.02

VI
0.03 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.20 0.27 0.33 0.40 0.47 0.67 1.00 1.33 2.0 2.67 4.00

EI
0.06 0.09 0.12 0.19 0.25 0.37 0.50 0.62 0.74 0.87 1.24 1.86 2.48 3.71 4.95 7.43

curve selection

(x Is) 3

(x Is) off

trip

42 48 56 36 64 30 72 24 80 20 100 90 (A)

0.15 0.2 0.1 0.07 0.05 0.3 0.4 x10 x1

warning
not time multiplier

0.2 0.1 0.05 0.03

0.4 0.6 0.9

Is
reset

t>

(s)

0.6
see table

t>>

(s)

1.5

All information concerning the phase overcurrent is grouped together in the upper half of the front panel. The section numbers below are related to the numbering on the drawing shown on page 46.

2 Phase overcurrent pick-up indicator


When the red LED blinks, it indicates that the low set element has picked up. If the current does not decrease below the pick-up level the relay will trip. s For IDMT curves (SI, VI, EI) the LED blinks when the current is greater than 1.2 times the setting current Is. s For the IDMT curve (RI), the LED blinks when the current is greater than the setting. s For the DT curve, the LED blinks when the I> pick-up setting is exceeded. Also refer to indicator reset button (page 51).

6 Low set pick-up (DT only) I>


The setting is a multiple of Is. It is only active when the low set curve type DT is selected. If the tripping curve is selected with IDMT (selector switch 5 set to SI, VI, EI, RI) the selector switch has no effect.

7 Low set time delay t>


s If the DT curve is selected,

3 Phase overcurrent trip indicator


The indicator is normally black and turns yellow when the phase overcurrent has given a tripping order. It stays yellow, even when the relay is de-energised.

the value shown is the low set time delay. s For IDMT curves the value displayed is the tripping time for a phase current equal to 10 x Is.

8 Multiplying factor (low set)


In the x10 position, the time delay displayed on switch 7 is multiplied by 10.

4 Setting current Is
The setting depends on the current transformer (CT) used, and the range selected via the connections made to the back of the relay. The scale label inserted should match the CT and range selected. The switch can then be positioned to the primary current magnitude required in amperes.

9 High set pick-up I>>


The high set is chosen as a multiple of the current Is. In the off position, the high set is disabled.

10 High set time delay t>>


Time delay is set directly in seconds.

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Protection
VIP 300

Earth fault
reset
minimum operating phase current: 20A

The setting principle is the same as for phase overcurrent.


Io>
VI SI RI off 1.2 1 EI 1.5

15 Choice of low set curve


SI :Standard inverse time. VI :Very inverse time. EI :Extremely inverse time. RI :Specific curve. DT :Definite time. Off :Low set is disabled.

DT only
1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7

Io>>
9 6 4 3 12 15 20

11 Earth fault setting area


All information concerning earth fault settings are grouped together in the lower half of the front panel. Section numbers below are related to the numbering on the drawing shown on page 46.

trip

DT

(x Ios) 3

(x Ios) off

curve selection

Io>

16 24 32 12 40 8 50 4 60 2 80 70 (A)

0.15 0.2 0.1 0.07 0.05 (s) 0.3 0.4 0.6 x10 x1

warning
not time multiplier

0.2 0.1 0.05 0.03

0.4 0.6 0.9

earth fault

Ios

to>

see table

to>>

(s)

1.5 VAP6 test plug

16 Low set pick-up (DT only) Io>


The setting is a multiple of Ios. It is only active when the low set curve type DT is selected. If the tripping curve is selected with IDMT (selector switch 15 set to SI, VI, EI, RI) the selector switch has no effect.

12 Earth fault pick-up indicator


When the red LED blinks, It indicates that the low set element has picked up. If the current does not decrease below the pick-up level the relay will trip. s For IDMT curves (SI, VI, EI) the LED blinks when the current is greater than 1.2 times the setting current Is. s For the IDMT curve (RI), the LED blinks when the current is greater than the setting. s For the DT curve, the LED blinks when the l> pick-up setting is exceeded. N.B. The LED only blinks when the phase current is greater than the minimum operating current (refer to minimum operating current, page 51) Also refer to indicator reset button (page 51).

17 Low set time delay to>


s

If the DT curve is selected, the value shown is the low set time delay. For IDMT curves the value displayed is the tripping time for a phase current equal to 10 x Ios.

18 Multiplying factor (low set)


In the x10 position, the time delay displayed on switch 17 is multiplied by 10.

19 High set pick-up Io>>


The high set is chosen as a multiple of the current Ios. In the off position, the high set is disabled.

13 Earth fault trip indicator


The indicator is normally black and turns yellow when the earth fault element has given a tripping order. It stays yellow, even when the relay is de-energised.

20 High set time delay to>>


Time delay is set directly in seconds

14 Setting current Ios


The setting depends on the current transformer (CT) used, and the range selected via the connections made to the back of the relay. The scale label inserted should match the CT and range selected. The switch can then be positioned to the primary amp value required. For earth fault relay operation: link between contacts 2 and 9 (x2 range) and 1 and 9 (x4 range) must be made at back of relay.

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VIP 300

Other functions
Reversible scale label for Ringmaster fitted with 200/1A CTs

A. Setting scale label


s The label indicates the range for

sensor 200/1: 4509996A0 VIP 300LH range: x2

sensor 200/1: 4509996A0 VIP 300LHrange: x4

Is
48 42 56 36 64 30 72 24 80 20 100 90 (A) minimum operating phase current: 20A

Is
96 84 112 72 128 60 144 48 160 40 200 180 (A) minimum operating phase current: 40A

Ios
24 16 32 12 40 8 50 4 60 2 80 70 (A)

Ios
48 32 64 24 80 16 100 8 120 4 160 140 (A)

the phase overcurrent and earth fault primary amp settings. It is inserted from the top, behind the transparent part of the front panel. s The label is reversible and is printed with the x2 range setting currents on one side, and the x4 range setting currents on the other. The scale label when inserted should match the CT and terminal positions on the rear of the relay, for the range required. Also refer to testing and commissioning.

B. CT and range indication


x 2 range x 4 range

Reversible scale label for Ringmaster fitted with 400/1A CTs

sensor 400/1: 451101200 VIP 300LH range: x2

sensor 400/1: 451101200 VIP 300LHrange: x4

The CT and range are given on each side of the setting scale label. The label will match the appropriate CT for the Ringmaster panel type supplied. This information is hidden when the label is inserted.

Is
96 84 112 72 128 60 144 48 160 40 200 180 (A) minimum operating phase current: 40A

Is
192 168 224 144 256 120 288 96 320 80 400 360 (A) minimum operating phase current: 80A

Choice of setting scale label


s Make sure that the information

Ios
48 32 64 24 80 16 100 8 120 4 160 140 (A)

Ios
96 64 128 48 160 32 200 16 240 8 320 280 (A)

given on the top of the label matches: 1 - The current transformer used: 200/1A, 400/1A or 800/1A 2 - The range used. x2 or x4 This information is hidden when the label is in position.
s For help with the choice of range

x 2 range

x 4 range

Reversible scale label for Ringmaster fitted with 800/1A CTs

to select, refer to the application section.

sensor 800/1: 4509169A0 VIP 300LH range: x2

sensor 800/1: 4509169A0 VIP 300LHrange: x4

Installation
s Slide the setting scale into

Is
192 168 224 144 256 120 288 96 320 80 400 360 (A) minimum operating phase current: 80A

Is
384 336 448 288 512 240 576 192 640 160 800 720 (A) minimum operating phase current: 160A

Ios
96 64 128 48 160 32 200 16 240 8 320 280 (A)

Ios
192 256 128 96 320 64 400 32 480 16 640 560 (A)

position behind the transparent part of the front face. s Make sure the label is pushed right into the bottom of the slot. To remove the label, use the hole in the top, if necessary with the help of the tip of a pencil or a screwdriver.

x 2 range

x 4 range

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C. Indicator reset button


The reset button can be operated with the sealable cover either open or closed. When the button is pressed, the following actions are initiated: s It resets the phase overcurrent and earth fault trip indicators. N.B. If reset is more than 48 hours after the relay has operated and is left without being energised, the VAP6 must be used to reset the trip indicators or the operator must wait for the relay to be re-energised. s The two red LEDs light up simultaneously for approximately three seconds to indicate the following: - The relay is energized and the minimum operating current level has been reached. -The relay self testing results are healthy N.B. If one of the two conditions is not met, the indicators do not light up. This function may be used to carry out a basic relay operation test.

D. Minimum operating current


The minimum operating current is the phase current required for the relay to be energized and operational. The setting depends on the CT used, and the range selected via the connections made to the back of the relay. The value given on either side of the scale label is the single phase RMS minimum operating current. N.B. Regarding minimum operating current: The VIP 300 does not operate below the minimum operating current level. As a result, if the earth fault setting (Ios) is below the minimum operating current, it will only take effect when there is phase current greater than or equal to the minimum operating current.

E. VAP6 test plug


The test plug is exclusively designed for connection of the VAP6 which is used for fast, simplified relay testing. The operation may be carried out while the relay is operating since the VAP6 and VIP 300 provide the possibility of testing with inhibition of circuit breaker tripping.

Fitting of reversible scale label

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VAP6

VAP6 front panel


D
external mitop

+
I>

on battery test

A B C 4

1 2 3

test in progress trip phase overcurrent

The VAP6 is a portable unit which is connected to the VIP 300 to carry out simplified testing. The test can be carried out in the following two cases: - the VIP 300 is already powered up by the sensors (CTs). - The VIP 300 is not supplied. In this case, the VAP6 batteries supply power to the relay.

Indicators
A s On: Indicates that the batteries are operating. Also lights up when the battery test is carried out by pressing battery test. B s Test in progress: Confirms sending of the test stimulus to the VIP 300. C s Trip: Is used to test other relays in the VIP range. It is not to be considered for the VIP 300 test (it lights up for a transient period when the VIP 300 sends a tripping order; whether or not the circuit breaker is inhibited). D s External MITOP output: This feature may be used to connect an external MITOP trip coil which could be used to operate a timer etc. The external coil is triggered at the same time as the circuit breaker MITOP. The trip inhibit button does not effect the external coil.

Push buttons:
trip inhibition earth fault

earth fault test phase overcurrent

VIP 30 VIP 35 VIP300 VIP50 VIP75

trip

trip inhibition

external mitop

circuit breaker mitop

1 s Battery test: If the batteries are healthy, the on indicator(A) lights up when the button is pressed. 2 s Phase overcurrent: Sends the phase overcurrent test stimulus, which is equivalent to 20 times the setting current Is. 3 s Earth fault: Sends the earth fault test stimulus, which is equivalent to 20 times the earth setting current Ios. 4 s Trip inhibition: By pressing and holding this button down the relay can be tested with the VAP6 without tripping the circuit breaker. This facility will inhibit the circuit breaker tripping even if a real fault occurs during the test.

test phase overcurrent

VIP 11, 11R VIP 12R VIP13 VIP17 VIP200, 201

circuit breaker mitop

VAP6

Batteries:
s

The batteries are normally deactivated and are automatically activated when the VAP6 is connected to the VIP 300. They are activated in the following cases: - Pressing the battery test button. - Direct connection to a VIP 300 relay. To install or change the batteries, open the unit by removing the 4 screws on the bottom of the unit. Be sure to use the correct polarities.

Technical characteristics:
Supply: Weight: Dimensions: 3 x 9V 6LR61 batteries 0.45KG 93 X 157 X 45mm

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VAP6

The test may be carried out with or without the relay energised by the Ringmaster current transformers, and all the relay settings are effective. During the test, the relay remains operational and will give a tripping order in the event of a fault, unless the trip inhibit button is pressed and held down.

The test consists of: - Initiation of the VIP 300 self monitoring and diagnostic routine. - Injecting a stimulus to stimulate a phase fault. - Check tripping The VAP6 is supplied by batteries. Therefore the parts of the VIP 300 that run on AC current are not checked using this method (input and supply circuits). Press the phase overcurrent button to send the test stimulus. - Continue pressing the button throughout the duration of the stimulus. The stimulus represents about 20 times the setting current Is. -The VAP6 test in progress indicator lights up to confirm the sending of the stimulus to the VIP300 relay. - The red I> indicator of the VIP300 blinks during the time relay delay period. - Then the VIP 300 phase trip indicator turns yellow. - The circuit breaker trips if it is not inhibited. N.B. If the phase overcurrent button is held down after tripping, the VIP300 starts the time delay/tripping cycle again; this is normal operation. In that case: - The VAP6 red trip indicator lights up for a transient period each time there is a trip. - Depending on the time delay setting, the VIP 300 red I> indicator may be off or blink rapidly and/or in an irregular manner. Press earth fault to test the relays operation. The stimulus injected is equal to 20 times the setting current Ios. Use the procedure as for the phase overcurrent test. Disconnect the VAP6. In order to save batteries, do not leave the VAP6 connected to the relay unnecessarily.

Connect the VAP6 to the VAP6 test plug. The VAP6 batteries are activated and the on indicator lights up. Press the trip inhibition button if the test should be carried out without tripping the circuit breaker. Be sure to continue pressing the trip inhibition button throughout the time it takes to send the stimulus.

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Commissioning
Checks and tests

Commissioning

All equipment is subject to stringent quality and operational checks prior to despatch. However it is the owners responsibility to ensure that commissioning tests have been completed to IEC60694. The following is a resume of those tests. Remove all packaging and transit labels from the equipment. Check the data plate details against the specification. Check the operation of the switches/circuit breaker, test access and various interlocks. Check confirmation of auxiliary switch contacts and remote indication in accordance with the schematic diagram. Confirm the phase relationship of the neon indicator sockets. Check the pick up voltage of auxiliary coils if fitted, a.c. coils should operate between 85% and 110% of the rated voltage, d.c. coils should operate between 70% and110% of the rated voltage.
Note: All voltages should be applied instantaneously unless otherwise specified.

Physical checks

Functional checks

High voltage withstand test to IEC60694 and IEC62271-200.

Connect the H.V. test set as shown in the diagrams an carry out the withstand tests in accordance with the following tables.

R2 Y2 B2

R3 Y3 B3

FRONT
R1 Y1 B1 RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

RN2c B1 Y1 R1

(enclosed in busbar chamber)

R2 Y2 B2 CE2/CE6/SE6 or SN6/CN2
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H.V. withstand - contd.


Test voltages rated voltage (kV) 3.6 7.2 12 13.8 a.c. test voltage (kV) 8 16 23 32 frequency (Hz) 50 50 50 50 duration (minutes) 1 (AC) 15 (DC) 1 (AC) 15 (DC) 1 (AC) 15 (DC) 1 (AC) 15 (DC) (d.c. test voltage current practice) 7.5 15 25 32

Test connection - circuit breaker/switch - CE2/CE6/SN6 test number 1 2 3 4 5 6 CB / switch closed closed closed closed open open live terminals R, Y, B R, Y Y, B B, R R1, Y1, B1 R2, Y2, B2 earthed terminals frame B, frame R, frame Y, frame R2, Y2, B2, frame R1, Y1, B1, frame

Test connection - ring main unit - RN2c/RN6c test number 1 2 3 4 5 6 ring switch 1 closed closed closed closed open open ring switch 2 closed closed closed closed open open circuit breaker closed closed open open closed closed live terminals R1, B1 Y1 R1, Y1 B1 R2, Y2, B2 R2, Y2, B2 R1, Y1, B1, R3, Y3, B3 earthed terminals Y1, frame R1, B1, frame R2, Y2, B2, frame R1, Y1, B1, frame R1, Y1, B1, R3, Y3, B3 frame R2, Y2, B2, frame

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H.V. withstand - contd.


R1, Y1, B1 R3, Y3, B3 R1, Y1, B1
Note: Ensure VT primary connections are isolated prior to HV pressure testing equipment.

x
R2, Y2, B2 R2, Y2, B2
Diagram of connections - RN2 Diagram of connections circuit breaker / switch

CAUTION

When applying AC/DC test voltages greater than 12kV additional insulation must be added to the bushing sleeve to prevent damage. The bushing sleeve is designed to be used in conjunction with some additional method of insulation, such as econ boot or heatshrink termination boots. Due to the compact design of the bushing, permanent damage could result from high voltage stress if additional insulation is not used during testing.

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Tests

Circuit breaker auxiliary tests


The following tests have been conducted during manufacturing (except CT insulation test, magnetisation curve), and are to be used as a guide for commissioning purposes.

All secondary wiring has been 2kV insulation tested at our works. We therefore recommend that testing on site is done with a 1,000 volt megger and not re-stressed at 2kV.
Select phase

Remove all earth connections and test the wiring to earth. For units fitted with a VIP relay please refer to the VIP user guide.

R1 Y1 B1

Ringmaster circuit breakers


Terminal block
C11 C31 C51

Select phase

Circuit breaker contacts


Red phase TFL Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Blue phase TFL

Earth fault coil


S1 S2

50/100A a.c.
S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150 C70 C210 C230 C250

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

50/5A Ratio

A
0 - 5A

Select phase Removable Earth Link

R2

Y2

B2

Panel types CN/CE

C.T. ratio test


1 remove test link 2 select required C.T. ratio at changeover link 3 connect ammeter (0-5A a.c.) as shown 4 select R, Y or B phase to be tested 5 connect primary injection test equipment as shown 6 operate the circuit breaker (and respective ring switch if applicable) mechanism to "Main On" 7 inject C.T. rated primary current (100A or 50A) in each phase in turn (R1-R2), (Y1-Y2), (B1-B2) 8 note indicated current on ammeter during each test, at C.T. rated primary current ammeter should indicate 5A

Ringmaster C ring main units

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Tests

Circuit breaker auxiliary tests


C.T. polarity test
1 Remove test link 2 Connect a d.c. analogue milliammeter (centre scale "zero" preferred) as shown 3 Select, R, Y or B phase to be tested 4 Connect d.c. voltage source as shown ensuring correct polarity 5 Operate the circuit breaker (and respective ring switch if applicable) mechanism to "Main On" 6 Close switch "S" and note positive direction of dc milliammeter movement. If negative direction is observed C.T. polarity is incorrect.

Select phase

R1 Y1 B1

Ringmaster circuit breakers


Terminal block
C11 C31 C51

Select phase

Circuit breaker contacts


Red phase TFL Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Blue phase TFL

Earth fault coil


S1 S2 S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150

Switch 'S' +ve 6V - 12Vd.c. -ve

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

C70 C210 C230 C250

50/5A Ratio

-ve

mA

+ve

Select phase Removable Earth Link

d.c. milliammeter

R2

Y2

B2

Panel types CN/CE

Ringmaster C ring main units

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Tests

R1 Y1
Three phase shorting link
(100A rated)

Ringmaster circuit breakers


Terminal block
C11 C31 C51

C.T. spill test


Remove test link Select required C.T. ratio at changeover link 3 Connect 3 phase short circuiting link (100A rated) at R1, Y1 and B1 connections 4 Replace R and B.T.F.L.'s for temporary shorting links as shown Note: a shorting link in parallel with the earth fault coil is not required 5 Connect an a.c. milliammeter as shown 6 Select R-Y, Y-B or R-B phases to be tested 7 Connect primary current injection test equipment as shown 8 Operate the circuit breaker (and respective ring switch if applicable) mechanism to "Main On" 9 Inject C.T. rated primary current and note spill current indicated on ammeter 10 Spill current to be less than 10mA during the test 11 Repeat for remaining pairs of phases (and C.T. ratio if required) 1 2

B1

Circuit breaker contacts


Temporary TFL Shorting Link Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Temporary TFL Shorting Link

Earth fault coil


S1 S2 S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150 C70 C210 C230

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

Select phase

C250

50/5A Ratio

mA
50/100A a.c. Removable Earth Link 0 - 10mA a.c.

R2

Y2

B2

Panel types CN/CE

Ringmaster C ring main units

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Tests

R1 Y1

Ringmaster circuit breakers


Terminal block
C11 C31 C51

T.F.L. / D.A.T. overcurrent tests primary current injection


1 2 Ensure removable earth link is fitted Select required C.T. ratio at changeover link 3 Connect 3 phase short circuiting link (100A rated) at R1, Y1 and B1 connections 4 Replace R and B.T.F.L.'s for temporary shorting links as shown Note: a shorting link in parallel with the earth fault coil is not required 5 Select R-Y, Y-B or R-B phases to be tested 6 Connect primary current injection test equipment as shown 7 Operate the circuit breaker (and respective ring switch if applicable) mechanism to "Main On" 8 Inject C.T. rated primary current and remove the T.F.L. shorting links in accordance with the table below ensuring the correct action results 9 Repeat for remaining parts of phases (and C.T. ratio if required) 10 Note - with both R & B T.F.L. shorting links in circuit, the circuit breaker should not trip during overcurrent tests Note: ensure test current does not reduce signification due to circuit impedance changes during this test

Three phase shorting link


(100A rated)

B1

Circuit breaker contacts


Temporary TFL Shorting Link Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Temporary TFL Shorting Link

Earth fault coil


S1 S2 S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150 C70 C210 C230

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

Select phase

C250

50/5A Ratio

50/100A a.c. Removable Earth Link

R2

Y2

B2

Panel types CN/CE

Ringmaster C ring main units


phases under test
R-Y R-Y Y-B Y-B R-B R-B

T.F.L shorting link In cct


R B B R R B

Out cct
B R R B B R

circuit breaker action


no trip trip no trip trip trip trip

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Tests

Three phase shorting link


(100A rated)

R1 Y1 B1

Ringmaster circuit breakers and switches


Terminal block
C11 C31 C51

T.F.L. / D.A.T. earth fault tests primary current injection


1 2 3 Ensure removable test link is fitted Select required C.T. ratio at changeover link Connect 3 phase short circuiting link (100A rated) at R1, Y1, and B1 connections Replace R and BT.F.L.'s for temporary shorting links as shown Note: a shorting link in parallel with the earth fault coil is not to be fitted Select R, Y or B phase to be tested Connect primary current injection test equipment as shown Operate the circuit breaker (and respective ring switch if applicable) mechanism to "Main On" Inject a primary current instaneously (pulse) not gradually in accordance with the table below ensuring the correct actions result and the tripping levels are within tolerance Repeat for remaining pairs of phases (and C.T. ratio if required)

Circuit breaker contacts


Temporary TFL Shorting Link Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Temporary TFL Shorting Link

Earth fault coil


S1 S2

0-50A a.c.
S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150 C70 C210 C230 C250

5 6 7

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

50/5A Ratio

Select phase Removable Earth Link

R2

Y2

B2

Panel types CN/SN/CE/SE

Range phases under test


R Y B R Y B

C.T. ratio
50/5A 50/5A 50/5A 100/5A 100/5A 100/5A

trip levels
20 - 26.5 A 20 - 26.5 A 20 - 26.5 A 25 - 31 A 25 - 31 A 25 - 31 A

circuit breaker action


trip trip trip trip trip trip

Ringmaster C ring main units

RN2c phases under test


R Y B R Y B

C.T. ratio
50/5A 50/5A 50/5A 100/5A 100/5A 100/5A

trip levels
19 - 28 A 19 - 28 A 19 - 28 A 24 - 33 A 24 - 33 A 24 - 33 A

circuit breaker action


trip trip trip trip trip trip

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Tests

R1

Ringmaster circuit breakers and switches


Terminal block
C11 C31 C51 Select pairs of phases

T.F.L. / D.A.T. overcurrent tests secondary current injection


1 2 3 Ensure removable earth and test links are fitted Select required C.T. ratio at changeover link Replace R and BT.F.L.'s for temporary shorting links as shown Note: a shorting link in parallel with the earth fault coil is not required Select R-Y, Y-B or R-B phases to be tested Connect secondary current injection test equipment as shown Operate the circuit breaker mechanism to "Main On" Inject a secondary current of 5A and remove the T.F.L. shorting links in accordance with the table below ensuring the correct actions result Repeat for remaining phases (and C.T. ratio if required) Note: ensure test current does not reduce significantly due to circuit impedance changes during this test

Y1 B1

0 - 5A a.c.

Circuit breaker contacts


Temporary TFL Shorting Link Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Temporary TFL Shorting Link

4 5 6 7

Earth fault coil


S1 S2 S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150 C70 C210 C230 C250

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

50/5A Ratio

Removable Earth Link

R2

Y2

B2

Panel types CN/SN/CE/SE


phases under test
R-Y R-Y Y-B Y-B R-B R-B

T.F.L shorting link In cct


R B B R R B

Out cct
B R R B B R

circuit breaker action


no trip trip no trip trip trip trip

Ringmaster C ring main units

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Tests

R1

Ringmaster circuit breakers


Terminal block
C11 C31 C51

T.F.L. / D.A.T. earth fault tests secondary current injection


1 2 3 Ensure removable earth and test links are fitted Select required C.T. ratio at changeover link Replace R and BT.F.L.'s for temporary shorting links as shown Note: a shorting link in parallel with the earth fault coil is not to be fitted Select R, Y or B phase to be tested Connect secondary current injection test equipment as shown Operate the circuit breaker mechanism to "Main On" Inject a secondary current instaneously (pulse) not gradual increase in accordance with the table below ensuring the correct actions result and the tripping levels are within tolerance Repeat for remaining phases (and C.T. ratio if required)

Y1 B1

Select phase

Circuit breaker contacts


Temporary TFL Shorting Link

0 - 5A a.c.
Earth fault TFL (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Temporary TFL Shorting Link

4 5 6 7

Earth fault coil


S1 S2 S3

Blue o/c coil 100/5A Ratio


C110 C130 C150 C70 C210 C230 C250

Rapid changeover link C70 Removable Test Link

50/5A Ratio

Removable Earth Link

R2

Y2

B2

range phases under test


R Y B R Y B

C.T. ratio
50/5A 50/5A 50/5A 100/5A 100/5A 100/5A

trip levels
2.0 - 2.65 A 2.0 - 2.65 A 2.0 - 2.65 A 1.25 - 1.55 A 1.25 - 1.55 A 1.25 - 1.55 A

circuit breaker action


trip trip trip trip trip trip

Panel types CN/CE

Ringmaster C ring main units

RN2c phases under test


R Y B R Y B

C.T. ratio
50/5A 50/5A 50/5A 100/5A 100/5A 100/5A

trip levels
1.7 - 2.8 A 1.7 - 2.8 A 1.7 - 2.8 A 1.1 - 1.65 A 1.1 - 1.65 A 1.1 - 1.65 A

circuit breaker action


trip trip trip trip trip trip

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Tests

Current transformer insulation test (magnetisation curve single point test)

Ringmaster circuit breakers

1 Remove C70 test link. 2 Remove ratio link. 3 Increase test voltage to 1.3 x the knee point voltage. 4 Decrease voltage to the appropriate knee point voltage (detailed below) for the respective CT ratio under test. Ratio Knee point voltage Typical magnetisation current 470mA + - 10% 940mA + - 10%

100/5A 9v 50/5A 4.5v

5 Replace both the test and ratio links.

Panel types CN/CE

Ringmaster C ring main units

Panel types RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Factory tests:

All Ringmaster panel types are fully tested before leaving the factory. These tests include the whole protection system including current transformers, wiring harness, relay, trip coil and the circuit breaker itself using primary injection to energise the system. Tripping tests are carried out using different settings for each of the IDMT and DT curves available on the relay. The tripping times are measured with a chronometer and its accuracy is verified against the theoretical times calculated. Since the system is fully tested it is only necessary to prove the relay on site at the service settings, therefore reducing commissioning time to a minimum. Once the switchgear has been installed and cabled up, it is impractical or sometimes impossible to carry out injection tests. It is suggested that for commissioning and maintenance purposes either of the following two methods can be used. 1. Simple trip test using the VAP6 test unit (described previously). 2. Secondary injection using standard equipment with an output filter. Testing using secondary injection is used to test the following parts of the protection system: s The electronic circuit. s s The integrity of the power supply of the VIP 300. The link to the mitop trip coil and also the circuit breaker mechanical tripping mechanism. s The integrity of the switches on the front panel to ensure they give the correct tripping times for the curves selected.

Reduced commissioning

Secondary injection

Test set connections:

The injection set is connected to the VIP 300 relay without disconnecting the CTs. This is done via the sockets on the terminal rail located in the pilot cable box, just above the relay itself. To test the overcurrent protection the connection should be made across two CTs (terminal rails nos 4 to 5, 5 to 6 or 6 to 4). To test the earth fault protection, the connection should be made across one CT (terminal rail nos 4 to 7, 5 to 7, or 6 to 7). These terminal numbers should be cross checked with the relevant circuit breaker schematic diagram. Terminals 15 and 16 (not shown above - see Ringmaster selection guide) give access to a normally open contact, which is normally open when the CB is in the open position. This can be used to connect a timing device to measure the opening time of the relay and circuit breaker. The type of test plug used to connect to the DIN rail connectors is a standard 2mm 19A test plug. s The MITOP trip coil must be used only in conjunction with the VIP relay. s Voltage withstand testing of the a u x i l i a r y and control circuits at 2000V AC for 1 minute should never be carried out without disconnecting the MITOP trip coil or VIP relay. s Secondary injection facilities are provided on the terminal rail in the pilot cable box. s No external connections should be made to the VIP 300 or theMITOP trip coil.
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7 5 minimum 3 current 1
x4 range 40A,80A or 160A operating

Phase overcurrent connections: Earth fault connections:

CAUTION
Note: When using a secondary injection set with VIP 300 a filter (e.g. Foster SF30) should be used to improve the wave form. If a filter is not used the operating time of the relay may not follow the theoretical operating times.

C11 C31
P1 S1 S2 P1 S1 P1 S1

4 5 6 7 8 9

C11 C31 C51 C70 C71

8
x2 range 20A,40A or 80A minimum operating 4 current

C51 C10

CT1
P2

R
S2 P2

Y
S2 P2

B
S2

C30 C50 C90

C70

10

VIP 300 IDMT RELAY 50/51 9 50N/51N 10 11 12 13 14 0v

N.B. - Always check against the relevant CB schematic diagram before carrying out tests MITOP - CB trip coil

MITOP - ITC

K8 K7

(-VE) (+VE)

15 16

connect to terminal blocks above for secondary injection

Injection test set with filter

CB auxiliary contact
(for timing purposes)

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Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Recommended test procedure for secondary injection:

The test procedure outlined here is only a guide and may need modifying to suit the different test sets available. The manufacturers instructions should be read before attempting to secondary inject the VIP 300 relay. The VIP 300 relay can be secondary injected like any conventional 1A relay, therefore the output recommended for 1A relays should be used. Calculate the secondary current to be injected from the equivalent primary current, taking into account the CTs used and the range selected by connections to the terminals on the back of the relay. With the VIP 300 connected so as to present the correct burden, the following tests can be carried out: 1. Pick-up check - Increase the current slowly until the appropriate LED indicator starts to blink. Setting check: - Set the current to be injected (a true RMS ammeter should be used to measure the current). - The CB should then be closed and the counter/timer reset. The current should then be applied. - When the CB has operated, the applied current should be turned off if not done automatically. - The time shown on the counter display includes the operating time of the circuit breaker >80ms or <100ms. The actual relay operating time can then be calculated by subtracting this time from the counter reading.

2.

Note: No connection should be made to the MITOP trip coil from the secondary injection test set.

RN2c, RE2c, CE2, CN2 CT ratio 200/1A


Range x 2
Minimum Operating Current=20A
Secondary injected current Equivalent primary current

RN6c CT ratio 400/1A


Range x 2
Minimum Operating Current=40A
Secondary injected current Equivalent primary current

CE6, RN6c CT ratio 800/1A


Range x 2
Minimum Operating Current=80A
Secondary injected current Equivalent primary current

Range x 4
Minimum Operating Current=40A
Secondary injected current Equivalent primary current

Range x 4
Minimum Operating Current=80A
Secondary injected current Equivalent primary current

Range x 4
Minimum Operating Current=160A
Secondary injected current Equivalent primary current

100mA 120mA 150mA 180mA 210mA 240mA 280mA 320mA 360mA 400mA 450mA 500mA

20A 24A 30A 36A 42A 48A 56A 64A 72A 80A 90A 100A

200mA 240mA 300mA 360mA 420mA 480mA 560mA 640mA 720mA 800mA 900mA 1A

40A 48A 60A 72A 84A 96A 112A 128A 144A 160A 180A 200A

100mA 120mA 150mA 180mA 210mA 240mA 280mA 320mA 360mA 400mA 450mA 500mA

40A 48A 60A 72A 84A 96A 112A 128A 144A 160A 180A 200A

200mA 240mA 300mA 360mA 420mA 480mA 560mA 640mA 720mA 800mA 900mA 1A

80A 96A 120A 144A 168A 192A 224A 256A 288A 320A 360A 400A

100mA 120mA 150mA 180mA 210mA 240mA 280mA 320mA 360mA 400mA 450mA 500mA

80A 96A 120A 144A 168A 192A 224A 256A 288A 320A 360A 400A

200mA 240mA 300mA 360mA 420mA 480mA 560mA 640mA 720mA 800mA 900mA 1A

160A 192A 240A 288A 336A 384A 448A 512A 576A 640A 720A 800A * * *

*Note. These values exceed the rating of the circuit breaker.

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Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Commissioning test record:


Secondary injection of Schneider Electric VIP 300 self powered overcurrent and earth fault relay. tick as appropriate

Customer Contact ref. Relay type

Site Panel Relay serial no.

Current transformers 200/1A 400/1A 800/1A

Setting range, minimum operating current x2, 20A x4, 40A x2, 40A x4, 80A x2, 80A x4, 160A

Note: Ensure connections on the rear of the relay are made to the appropriate terminals for the x2 or x4 setting ranges and that the scale labels are inserted correctly to match the range selected. Indicate on the diagram below actual settings. Carry out tests and record the results in the table provided. 200/1A
sensor 200/1: 4509996A0 VIP 300LH range: x2 sensor 200/1: 4509996A0 VIP 300LHrange: x4

400/1A
sensor 400/1: 451101200 VIP 300LH range: x2 sensor 400/1: 451101200 VIP 300LHrange: x4

800/1A
sensor 800/1: 4509169A0 VIP 300LH range: x2 sensor 800/1: 4509169A0 VIP 300LHrange: x4

Is

Is
96 84 112 72 128 60 144 48 160 40 200 180 (A) minimum operating phase current: 40A

Is
96 84 112 72 128 60 144 48 160 40 200 180 (A) minimum operating phase current: 40A

Is
192 168 224 144 256 120 288 96 320 80 400 360 (A) minimum operating phase current: 80A

Is
192 168 224 144 256 120 288 96 320 80 400 360 (A) minimum operating phase current: 80A

Is
384 336 448 288 512 240 576 192 640 160 800 720 (A) minimum operating phase current: 160A

Mark settings with an arrow e.g.

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48 42 56 36 64 30 72 24 80 20 100 90 (A) minimum operating phase current: 20A

Ios
24 16 32 12 40 8 50 4 60 2 80 70 (A)

Ios
48 32 64 24 80 16 100 8 120 4 160 140 (A)

Ios
48 32 64 24 80 16 100 8 120 4 160 140 (A)

Ios
96 64 128 48 160 32 200 16 240 8 320 280 (A)

Ios
96 64 128 48 160 32 200 16 240 8 320 280 (A)

Ios
192 256 128 96 320 64 400 32 480 16 640 560 (A)

Setting scale label selection to be located at point A for appropriate CT type 200/1A, 400/1A & 800/1A

phase overcurrent
I>

I>
VI SI RI DT off EI

DT only
1.8 1.5 1.2 1 2.1 2.4 2.7

I>>
9 6 4 3 12 15 20

VIP 300
VIP 300 Equivalent Time Settings Multiplier

t> to>
0.05 0.07 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.05 0.6 0.07 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x1 x10 x1 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

SI
0.02 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.24 0.34 0.50 0.67 1.01 1.35 2.02

VI
0.03 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.20 0.27 0.33 0.40 0.47 0.67 1.00 1.33 2.0 2.67 4.00

EI
0.06 0.09 0.12 0.19 0.25 0.37 0.50 0.62 0.74 0.87 1.24 1.86 2.48 3.71 4.95 7.43

(s) curve selection

(x Is) 3

(x Is) off

trip
0.15 0.2 0.1 0.07 0.05 0.3 0.4 0.6 x10 x1

warning
not time multiplier

0.2 0.1 0.05 0.03

0.4 0.6 0.9

t>
reset

see table

t>> Io>>

(s)

1.5

Io>
VI SI RI off EI

DT only
1.8 1.5 1.2 1 2.1 2.4 2.7

9 6 4 3

12 15 20

trip

DT

(s)

(x Ios) off

curve selection

0.15 0.2

Io>

0.1 0.07 0.05 (s)

0.3 0.4 0.6 x10 x1

warning
not time multiplier

0.2 0.1 0.05 0.03

0.4 0.6 0.9

earth fault

to>

see table

to>>

(s)

1.5 VAP6 test plug

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Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Commissioning test record 1. Pick up check.


Inject the test current into the relay for each phase in turn and note the current required to flash the LED.

2. Operating time and curve check at final settings.


Inject the test current into the relay for each phase in turn and note the operating times.

3. Instantaneous trip check


Inject the appropriate test current into the relay and ensure the correct instantaneous response.

Curve............... Phase A-B 1. Pick-up current at setting 2. Operating time and curve at final selected setting 3. Current level to trip high set

T.............. Phase B-C Phase C-A

Curve........... T.............. EF

Commissioning test record 4. Check test facility using


VAP6

Commissioning engineer

Date

Customer witness

Date

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Ringmaster operation
RN2c, RE2c, RN6c essential checks

DANGER

Do not operate this equipment if needle is in the red zone or at zero. Equipment must be isolated and earth before removing any external covers. Please refer to your local Schneider Electric office or UK customer service team, contact details can be found atthe front of this document. The option of voltage presence indicator (VPIS) system must be used as indication only. It should not beused as absolute proof of isolation. Do not earth a live cable which is being fed from the remote end. Check voltage of the respective breaker/switch before any operation of a Ringmaster unit. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

!
WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT IF THE NEEDLE IS IN THE RED ZONE OR AT ZERO. EQUIPMENT MUST BE EARTHED BEFORE REMOVING ANY EXTERNAL COVERS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.

Prior to energising
It is recommended that to energising the unit all protection devices are checked to ensure they are set correctly. For TLF units ensure that fuses are fitted. VIP units must be set in accordance with the results of a protection co-ordination study.

WARNING

Current transformers not in use


Current transformers (T200E and earth fault flow indicator) that are not going to be used during commissioning or during service, they must be shorted out otherwise irreversible damage may occur to current transformers and/or the unit.

Note: This manual covers ring main units produced from June 1999, designated RN2c/RN6c/RE6c. For ring main units designated RN2/RN6 see earlier manual Ref: version 005 December

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Ringmaster operation
Main features

Key
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 facia operating handle (padlockable)
2

auxiliary/Protection LV compartment test access key data plate main circuit label gas pressure indicator tripped on fault flag main earth selector lever
4 3 5 1

RN2c

6 8 7

operating handle

facia MIMIC of RN2c

Note: The operating handle can be used in two positions: 1. With the handle protruding outside the unit dimensions. 2. With the handle within the constraints of the unit.

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Switch and circuit breaker

Manual operation of main switch/circuit breaker RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

Lift up hinged door. Check that the gas indicator is in the green, "healthy condition". Check the facia diagram for the service condition. Remove padlocks if fitted.

Move selector to "Main Switch/Circuit breaker" position. To operate selector slide padlock sleeve towards selector pivot point and rotate selector to required position.

Insert handle as shown, aligning handle profile and direction of operation (arrow) to unit operational socket, for direction of operation. Firmly operate, in a rotational movement, the operating handle until the circuit breaker/switch closes.

Note:

To operate to the main on position the operating handle must be rotated in a clockwise direction for the circuit breaker/right hand ring switch and in an anti-clock wise direction for the left hand ring switch (as marked on the unit facia).

The selector lever will be locked in the main switch/circuit breaker position when in the closed in service position.

Padlock fitted to circuit breaker/main switch selector.

Padlock fitted to circuit breaker/main switch in the close in service position. To open, remove closed in service position padlock, if fitted, rotate handle through 180 and reverse procedure.

Note: The fitting of padlocks does not affect the electrical tripping of the unit.

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Earth switch

Manual operation of earth switch RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

Lift up hinged door. Check that the gas indicator is in the green, "healthy condition". Check the facia diagram for the off service condition. Remove padlocks if fitted. Move selector to Earth Switch position. To operate selector slide padlock sleeve towards selector pivot point and rotate selector to required position.
Note:

Insert handle as shown, aligning handle profile and direction of operation (arrow), to unit operational socket for direction of operation. Firmly operate, in a rotational movement, the operating handle until the earth switch closes.

The selector lever will be locked in the earth switch position when in the closed in earth position.

To operate to the earth on position the operating handle must be rotated in an anti-clockwise direction for the circuit breaker/right hand ring switch and clockwise direction for the left hand ring switch (as marked on the unit facia).

Padlock fitted to earth switch selector.

Padlock fitted to earth switch in the closed in earth position. To open, remove closed in earth position padlock, if fitted, rotate handle through 180 and reverse procedure.

Note: The unit will not electrically trip if an earth is applied onto a fault.

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Ringmaster operation
Cable testing

Cable testing - ring cables RN2c

Open LV compartment by depressing lever on lower edge of LV compartment. Remove padlock if fitted, at this point.

Key way Ensure that the main earth switch is in the earth on position. This will open the key way.

Insert test key (located inside LV cabinet) into key way.

Turn lever clockwise. Remove test access cover padlock if fitted.

Pull test access cover down, utilising operating handle, to remove cable earth and provide access to the testing bushings (marked with red, yellow and blue phase dots).

The test access key will be locked in position until the cover is firmly closed. Reverse procedure to return to service condition. Note: ensure cables are
discharged before touching bushings after testing.

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Ringmaster operation
Cable testing

Cable testing - circuit breaker RN6c


test key key way

Ensure that the CB earth switch is in the earth on position. This will open the key way for the test key.

The test key is located on the RN6c fascia as shown above. To remove the key, turn the black lever 90 anti-clockwise.

Insert the test key as shown and turn the black lever 90 in a clockwise direction to lock in position.

Remove test access padlock (if fitted). Whilst holding black lever of test key down, raise the CB test access cover. Note that some resistance will be encountered.

Lift CB test access cover clear of test contacts. Note that the test key is now locked in position until the access cover is firmly closed. Reverse procedure to return CB to service.

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Ringmaster operation
Circuit breaker reset

Circuit breaker reset - electrical trip/tripped on fault RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

Following a circuit breaker electrical trip/tripped on fault operation the tripping spring has to be reset prior to a close operation. The orange tripped on fault flag (indicated with arrow) will be displayed following the electrical trip.

Insert handle as shown, aligning handle profile and direction of operation (arrow) to unit operational socket, for direction of operation. Firmly operate, in an anti-clockwise rotational movement, the operating handle until the orange tripped on fault flag changes to the white normal service condition, and the handle reaches the end stop.

On the resetting of the flag to white allow the operating handle to return clockwise to the off position. To close the circuit breaker to the service/earth condition, refer to relevant section regarding manual operation.

Motorpack circuit breaker reset - electrical trip/tripped on fault

When a trip operation has occured, the motor intelligence will automatically reset the circuit breaker.

Note: To manually reset circuit breaker remove motorpack and follow above procedure.

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Ringmaster operation
Motorpack

Motorpack control RN2c, RE2c RN6c

Prior to connecting the motorpack check the facia diagram for service conditions. The service selector padlock, if fitted, can remain fitted with the application of the motorpack.
Note: The motorpack can only be fitted when the main switch/circuit breaker position is selected and not when the earth position is selected.

Align both the motorpack male drive shaft and the electrical connector with the female switch operating socket and electrical connector on the unit facia.
Note: The motorpack can be removed and replaced in both the Main On and Main Off service conditions.

Offer motorpack to unit until full engagement of both the drive and electrical connection are achieved. For electrical operation of the motorpack with Easergy T200E refer to the Easergy T200E manual.

Note:

Only manual operation of the earth switch can be undertaken. To operate earth switch remove motorpack and follow manual operation of earth switch instructions.

The motorpack protection fuse is located at the bottom right hand corner as above when the motor is removed.

The motorpack is fitted with a manual drive, to release mechanism spring tension, should the motor fail during electrical operation. Remove allen screws (indicated with arrows) on motorpack cover to access manual drive screw.

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Ringmaster operation
Motorpack operation

Motorpack control - RN2c, RN6c and RE2c


Operating voltage, current and time

panel type RN2c/RN6c/RE2c RN2c/RN6c/RE2c RN2c/RN6c/RE2c

operation close open reset (CB only)

voltage 24V d.c. 24V d.c. 24V d.c. + 30% - 10% + 30% - 10% + 30% - 10%

current 4A 4A 3.5A

time 5 sec. 5 sec. 11 sec.

Values given are typical and may vary slightly between units.

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Ringmaster operation
Neon indication

Neon indication

Neon indication can be fitted as an optional item on the ring switches and circuit breaker on the RN2c. The test sockets are located in the pilot cable box.

A garter spring is fitted to the relevant cable bushing which forms a capacitive coupling with the HV conductor, deriving the neon voltage.

Note: Circuit breaker neons cannot be fitted to transformer mounted units. Note: To achieve correct reading when using a phase comparitor please use Pfisterer Electronic Phase Comparator EPV LRM System No.827 189-007 (available as kit RMR-A25)

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Ringmaster range operation


CN2, SN6, CE2, CE6, SE6, MU2 essential checks

DANGER

Do not operate this equipment if needle is in the red zone or at zero. Equipment must be isolated and earth before removing any external covers. Please refer to your local Schneider Electric office or UK customer service team, contact details can be found atthe front of this document. The option of voltage presence indicator (VPIS) system must be used as indication only. It should not be used as absolute proof of isolation. Do not earth a live cable which is being fed from the remote end. Check voltage of the respective breaker/switch before any operation of a Ringmaster unit. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

!
WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT IF THE NEEDLE IS IN THE RED ZONE OR AT ZERO. EQUIPMENT MUST BE EARTHED BEFORE REMOVING ANY EXTERNAL COVERS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.

Prior to energising
It is recommended that to energising the unit all protection devices are checked to ensure they are set correctly. For TLF units ensure that fuses are fitted. VIP units must be set in accordance with the results of a protection co-ordination study.

WARNING

Current transformers not in use


Current transformers (T200E and earth fault flow indicator) are not going to be used during commissioning or during service, they must be shorted out otherwise irreversible damage may occur to current transformers and/or the unit.

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Ringmaster range operation


Main features

Key
1 2 3 4 facia operating handle (padlockable) auxiliary/Protection compartment test access key (within LV pilot box) 5 6 7 8 9 data plate/pilot box main circuit label on pilot box transformer earth switch gas pressure indicator tripped on fault flag
10 7 8

10 main selector lever

3 8 CN2/SN6 9

10

2 5 4/6

CE2/CE6/SE6

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Ringmaster range operation


Switch and circuit breaker

Operation of main switch/circuit breaker CE6, CE2, SE6, CN2, SN6

Lift up hinged door. Check that the gas indicator is in the green, "healthy condition". Check the facia diagram for the service condition. Remove padlocks if fitted.

Move select to "Main Switch" position. Insert handle as shown and pull down firmly until the circuit breaker/switch closes. The selector lever will be locked into the "main switch" position. Fit padlock into "CB closed in service" position if required.
Note: That this does not affect electrical tripping of the unit.

To open, rotate the handle through 180 and reverse the procedure.

Operation of main earth CE6, CE2, SE6, CN2, SN6

Lift up hinged door. Check that the gas indicator is in the green, "healthy condition". Check the facia diagram for the service condition. Remove padlocks if fitted.

With the switch/circuit breaker in the open position, move selector lever to "earth switch position". Insert handle as shown and pull down firmly until the switch closes. The selector will be locked in the "earth switch" position. Fit padlock into "circuit breaker/switch main cable earthed" if required.
Note: That the unit will not trip on fault.

To open, rotate the handle through 180 and reverse the procedure.

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Earth switch

Transformer earth switch SN6 and CN2 only


Closing earth switch

Open the main switch/circuit breaker. Move the selector lever (see page 81) to earth position. Do not re-close the main earth switch unless incoming cable earth is required. Move transformer earth selector lever as shown above.

Pull lever forwards as shown to close earth switch. Push back to rest position. The main selector lever should be locked in the earth position.

The switch can be padlocked "on" as shown above.

Opening earth switch

Remove padlock if fitted. Move transformer earth selector lever as shown above.

Turn lever clockwise as shown above until flag show "off" and mechanism is reset. Turn lever back to the rest position.

The transformer earth can now be padlocked off as shown above. The main selector lever is now free to move.

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Ringmaster range operation


Cable testing and actuator control

Cable testing main cable - CE6, CE2, SE6, CN2, SN6 and ring cables

Ensure that the main earth switch is "earth on". This will open the key way.

Insert test key (located in pilot cable box compartment) into key way and turn lever anti-clockwise. Remove test access cover padlock if fitted.

Pull test access cover down to remove cable earth and provide access to the testing bushings, (marked with red, yellow and blue phase spots). The test access key will be locked in position until the cover is firmly closed. Reverse procedure to return to service condition.
Note: Ensure cables are discharged before touching bushings after testing.

Actuator control

For electrical operation of the actuator see page 84 (if using Easergy T200E refer to the Easergy manual). To earth the main cable, the actuator must be removed. With the switch/circuit breaker in the open position, disconnect the actuator supply.

Lift the lever on the connecting bracket.

Rotate actuator mechanism anti-clockwise away from the handle socket. Manual operation can be performed as normal. Reverse the procedure to fit the actuator.

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Actuator control

Actuator control - CE2, CE6, SE6 and SN6


Operating voltage, current and time

panel type CE2/CE6 CE2/CE6 SE6/SN6 SE6/SN6

operation close open close open

voltage 24V d.c. 24V d.c. 24V d.c. 24V d.c. + 30% - 10% + 30% - 10% + 30% - 10% + 30% - 10%

current 9A 5A 5A 5A

time 7 sec. 7 sec. 7 sec. 7 sec.

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Maintenance
Recommendations and conditions

Routine maintenance recommendations to BS6626:1985

Routine maintenance will depend on the conditions to which the unit is subjected and to the relevant codes and practice. Periodic inspection of the substation and equipment will be necessary to establish the conditions to which the units are subjected to.
ideal conditions standard conditions no attention periodic inspection every 5 years every 5 years aggressive conditions no attention every 5 years every 2 years every 5 years

gas enclosure housing interior (mechos, etc.) housing protection system

no attention no attention periodic inspection every 5 years

Ideal conditions

Environmental conditions
Unit installed and commissioned in accordance with the manufacturers instructions Indoors, completely protected from the weather. Humidity below 40% and no dripping water. Minimal dust and air circulation. Ambient temperature between -5oC and +40oC. No contact with any chemical agents (eg. salt). No infestation of any animal life (eg. insects). No contact with any plant life (eg. mould). No earth movements. No damage to the unit of any kind.

Operational conditions
No No No No mal-operation of any kind. abnormally high number of operations - refer to the graph on page 87. abnormally high number of faults - refer to the graph on page 87. over-voltage or over-current (above rating).

Standard conditions

Environmental conditions
Unit installed and commissioned in accordance with the manufacturers conditions. Humidity below 60%. Unit may be indoors or outdoors but must not be subjected to regular extremes of weather eg. heavy rain storms, dust storms, heavy snow and ice, flooding, temperature cycles greater than 40oC or less than -20oC, dense coastal fog or acid rain. No regular or thick covering of leaves or other debris. No contact with any chemical agents (eg. salt). No infestation of animal or plant life. No earth movements. No damage to the unit of any kind.

Operational conditions
No No No No mal-operation of any kind. abnormally high number of operations - refer to the graph. abnormally high number of faults - refer to the graph. over-voltage or over-current (above rating).

Aggressive conditions

Any environmental or operational conditions which do not satisfy either of the above two descriptions must be deemed aggressive.

Post fault maintenance

We recommend that after 50% of its rated fault operations the following is checked: s Gas pressure s Trip opening time s Contact resistance The maximum number of fault interruptions can be calculated from the interrupting capacity graph on page 88.

Note: Local legislation may dictate maintenance be carried out with greater frequency, irrespective of site conditions. Please contact your local Schneider Electric representative for further details.

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Maintenance
Housing

Housing exterior

Check all external fixings, labels and earth connections are present and tight. Check inside the main door (if fitted) and pilot cable box for heavy deposits of dust, ingress of water or contamination by animal or plant life. Check that the gas indicator is reading in the green zone. Clean the units thoroughly and touch up paint work as necessary.

Housing interior

Open the main and pilot cable box door. Check that the gas indicator is in the green zone and the protector cap is fitted over the gas filler valve. For circuit breaker panels check the electrical protection system - refer to commissioning instructions. Check the operation of the unit and all mechanical interlocks.

filler point

filler point

Modular switch / CB filler point

RN2c/RN6c/RE2c filler point

O rings must be scrupulously clean and well greased with petroleum jelly

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Maintenance
Circuit breaker

Leakage of SF6 gas In the extremely unlikely event of a gas leak contact your local Schneider Electric office or UK customer service team immediately. Contact details can be found in the front of this document. New SF6 gas is nontoxic and non combustible. However when exposed to an electric arc SF6 breaks down and becomes toxic.

Service life If correctly installed and maintained the Ringmaster range of switchgear has a service life expectancy of 25 years.

Prospective interrupting capacity


10000

1000 number of operations

100

10
16kA version 21kA version

1 1 10 100 1000 10000 100000

current interrupted (amperes)

The above applies to: RE2c, RE6c, CE2, CE6 and CN2 circuit breakers. It is not applicable to the ring switches of the ring main units or the SE6.

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Notes

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