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MCD 3000 Soft Starter Overview

The perfect softener of rough starts Contents


AC motors often cause one or more serious problems during start-up 2 Overview
acceleration. These problems include: 4 Applications
• High starting current, often causing an unacceptable load on the 6 Features
AC line. 8 Specifications
• Shock load on gear and other transmission elements, causing 12 Specifications
unnecessary wear on mechanical parts. 19 Dimensions
• Fast acceleration and deceleration, causing unstable process 20 Ordering Information
conditions (e.g. in conveyors).
The Danfoss MCD 3000 Soft Starter is the optimum solution to all these
problems for AC motors ranging from 10-1,000 HP.

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Limitations of Traditional Starters Torque

Traditionally, star/delta and auto transformer starters have been seen as


solutions to these problems. However, both these options have 2xTN
drawbacks and do not solve the problems caused by wear of the
transmission elements and unstable process conditions.
The Star/Delta Starter TN

• Reduces start current but introduces a damaging torque transient


when switching from star to delta connection
• Does not allow selection of the best start current level. This Speed

sometimes means the load cannot accelerate to full speed in star Current

connection, thereby making the star/delta starter ineffective


• Does not control the way the motor stops, thus leaving the speed to 6xI N

ramp down without control


The Auto Transformer
• Reduces start current but also allows some control over the level of
start current. Auto transformer starters do not, however, eliminate
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the risk of a surge in torque when shifting voltage
Speed
Soft Starter
The MCD 3000 Soft Starter Solution Auto Transformer
Unlike traditional solutions the MCD 3000 Soft Starter offers a wide Star/Delta

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range of benefits for motor and equipment operation as a whole,
including: E
• Flexible control of starting current and torque
• Smooth control of current and voltage without any steps or
transients
• Frequent start/stop operation without mechanical damage
• Flexibility to changes in the start conditions, increasing flexibility
in the application
• Soft stop control for extending the motor deceleration time
• Braking control to reduce motor deceleration time

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MCD 3000 Soft Starter Overview
A Host of Applications
The MCD 3000 Soft Starter is extremely versatile, offering benefits to
almost all motor starting applications. Here you will find some typical
examples:

Pumps Conveyor Belts Centrifuges Ski Lifts


• Minimized hydraulic shocks • Controlled start without • Smooth application of • Jerk-free acceleration
in pipelines during start and mechanical shocks, (e.g. torque, preventing increases skiers’ comfort and
stop. bottles on a belt do not fall mechanical stress. prevents swinging T-bars.
• Minimized mechanical stress over). • Reduced starting times over • Reduced starting current
on motor shaft. • Minimized belt stretch. star/delta starting. allows starting of large
• Reduced starting current. Reduced counter balance • Reduced stopping times motors on a low power
• Undercurrent protection stress. thanks to DC brake and soft supply.
preventing damage from • Controlled stop without braking. • Smooth and gradual
blocked pipe or low water mechanical shocks. acceleration whether the lift
situations. • Optimum soft start is lightly or heavily loaded.
• Automatic reset functionality performance even with • Phase rotation protection
ensures continued operation varying starting loads, (e.g. prevents operation in reverse
of unmanned pump stations. coal conveyors starting direction.
• Phase rotation protection loaded or unloaded).
prevents damage from reverse • Extended mechanical
pump rotation. lifetime.
• Instantaneous overload • No maintenance.
protection prevents damage
from debris drawn into the
pump.

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Compressors Band Saws Chippers Crushers
• Reduced mechanical shocks • Reduced time for saw band • Reduced starting current. • Maximum overload
extend the life of the replacements since the soft • Instantaneous overload trip capability available for ride-
compressor, couplings and braking function stops the prevents mechanical damage through of operating
motor. motor quickly. from jammed loads. overloads. The MCD 3000
• Limited start current enables • Extended saw band life • Reduced deceleration times Soft Starter motor thermal
large compressors to be thanks to eliminated torque due to use of braking model accounts for the
started even when maximum shocks during start. function. connected motors actual
power capacity is limited. • Easier saw band alignment. overload capability and will

MCD 3000
• Phase rotation protection Slow acceleration allows saw trip only if absolutely
prevents operation in reverse bands to be ‘tracked’ without necessary. E
direction. jogging. • Maximum start capability
• Instantaneous overload • Maximum overload available for starting if
protection prevents possible capability available for ride- crusher stops while not
damage from liquid through of operating completely empty. The MCD
ammonia entering the overloads. The MCD 3000 3000 Soft Starter motor
compressor screw. Soft Starter motor thermal thermal model accounts for
model accounts for the the actual overload capability
actual overload capability of of the connected motors and
the connected motors and will allow the motor to
will trip only if absolutely provide start torque for the
necessary. longest time possible.

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MCD 3000 Features – Control
MCD 3000 is Fully Electronic and Fully controllable
The smooth, electronic, current-controlled starts provided by the MCD
3000 eliminate undesired torque pulsations and power line current
transients. The MCD 3000 provides smooth, controlled acceleration to a
degree not possible with wye/delta, auto transformer, or partial winding
motor starters.
The MCD 3000 uses three-phase, closed loop current control to
constantly monitor current. Current transducers continuously measure
the current supplied to the motor. A rugged, full-wave, fully-controlled
SCR bridge directly controls current to all three phases of the motor.
The fully interchangeable control card uses the current information
from the transducers to construct the ideal switching algorithms to
control the SCRs at all times, precisely maintaining the desired current,
controlling acceleration, and minimizing motor heating.
The user sets the desired acceleration current. The soft starter
smoothly accelerates the load to full speed. Current draw is minimized
and stress on the motor and driven equipment is reduced.
MCD 3000 electronic soft starters control motor current to provide a The MCD 3000 provides a wide range of control and protection
smooth start. When is the MCD 3000 the correct fit for your application? features, including:
Anytime one or more of the following apply: • Overload protection for the motor
• High starting currents put an unacceptable load on the electrical • Overload protection for the soft starter
supply • Adjustable calculated motor thermal protection
• Rapid acceleration rates place stress on the driven equipment or slip • Provision for a motor thermistor
drive belts • Overtemperature protection for the soft starter
• Utility regulations prohibit line-starting of motors • Phase imbalance protection
• Phase loss protection
Adjustable Frequency Drives vs. Electronic Soft Starters • Phase rotation protection
Just like Danfoss adjustable frequency drives, the MCD 3000 provides the • Undervoltage protection
latest in electronic, programmable, motor control. • Selectable automatic or manual fault reset
The smooth, current-controlled acceleration provided by the soft • Line frequency monitoring to detect unstable operation of
starter is the perfect fit for many applications. In more complex emergency power generators
applications, the soft starter may be used in conjunction with the • A fault log for troubleshooting
adjustable frequency drive’s bypass circuitry to provide smooth, reduced
current acceleration whenever the system is run in bypass. Programmable Features
• Three programmable relay outputs allow external indications of a
Keypad Control and LED Display run command, presence of a fault, or of a broken belt (low current
The built-in local control panel and LED display allows setting of all warning)
parameters, selection of local or remote operation, and monitoring of • An auto restart time delay can be set
motor current. • Phase imbalance sensitivity can be set to eliminate nuisance faults
• Password protection locks the parameters from unauthorized
changes

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MCD 3000 Features – Control
Working Principle Bypass
Motor voltage is controlled by means of a phase cut principle. Two If the soft starter is mounted in a cabinet without ventilation, a bypass
thyristors in each phase perform the power switching, enabling the contactor should be applied to prevent heat dissipation during
starter to handle high starting torque and frequent starts/stops. Current operation. The starter has built in bars for connection of a bypass
transformers measure the motor current providing feedback for contactor. This allows the MCD 3000 Soft Starter to measure motor
constant current control of motor starting, and also for numerous current and retain all motor protection functions even when the bypass
motor and application protection functions. contactor is closed.

Cabling EMC
• AC line, motor and bypass connectors: Bar type with thread for Compliant with the requirements in the product standard IEC 947-4-2,
fastening bolts for cable shoes. AC semiconductor motor controllers and starters.
• Control cable connections: Terminal block for 0.14 m~1.5 m 2/
26~16 AWG. Power
• Control card supply connection: Terminal block for 2.5~4 mm2/ • Supply voltage: 3x200-525 VAC Please specify voltage range at
14~12 AWG. ordering.
• The bottom plates are removable and include a drilling template for • Supply frequency: 50/60 Hz
cable entries. • Control voltage: 110 V or 230 V (+10%/-15%)
• Other control voltages can be accommodated by fitting an optional
Short circuit protection transformer within the starter.
For proper protection semiconductor fuses must be installed in front of • Ambient max temperature 60°C (for ambient temperature beyond
the starter. 40°C — contact Danfoss)

Control inputs

MCD 3000
Approvals:
• Start/stop. Can be configured for either two-wire and pulse (three- • UL, CE cUL, C √ E
wire) start/stop commands.
• Reset. Thermistor input
• Parameter set. For selection between two unique motor parameter • Trip level at >2.8 kOhm
sets.
Signal outputs
Three relay outputs (programmable) for control of:
• Line, Bypass and DC brake contactors.
• Run, Trip, Output on, and High/low current indication.

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MCD 3000 Features – Keypad and Parameter Functions
AMPS
Programming the MCD 3000
TEMP
Numeric Display
For simple applications the MCD 3000 needs only to be programmed
CODE
with the FLC (Full Load Current) of the connected motor.
START RUN TRIP REMOTE
Starter Status LEDs
To program the MCD 3000 with the motor FLC do the following:
MENU CHANGE
DATA Programming Buttons 1. Enter the programming mode by pressing the [Menu/Cancel]
CANCEL OK

button on the Local Control Panel. The display will show the
START STOP RESET
LOCAL/
REMOTE Operational Buttons number of the first programming parameter, Par. 1 Motor FLC.
2. Press the [Change Data/OK] button to display the programmed
value. The setting may now be adjusted.
3. Using the [+/-] buttons adjust the setting to match the motor FLC.
4. When correct, store the Motor FLC setting by pressing the [Change
Data/OK] button. (Pressing the [Menu/Cancel] button returns you
to the parameter number without saving the new value).
START
REMOTE CONTROL INPUTS
STOP RESET PAR. SET Remote Control Input 5. Return the MCD 3000 to run mode by pressing the [Menu/Cancel]
Status LEDs
button.

Remote Control
Local Control Panel Remote circuits connected to the MCD 3000 control inputs can be used
The Local Control Panel can be used to operate the MCD 3000 when in to operate the starter when in remote control mode.
local control mode.
Numeric Display for Programming or Showing Serial Communication
• Current The RS485 serial link can be used to control operation when the starter
• Motor temperature is either local or remote modes.
• Fault code
Starter Status LED’s Restart Delay
• Start. Voltage has been applied to the motor Restart Delay sets a minimum time between the end of a stop and the
• Run. Full voltage has been applied to the motor beginning of the next start. During this period the LED to the right of
• Trip. The starter has tripped the numeric display will flash, indicating the motor cannot be started.
• Remote. The motor is controlled via external control signals
Programming Buttons
Operational buttons
• For control of motor when in Local mode (can be selected by means
of the Local/Remote button)
Remote Control Input (digital) Status LED’s
• Start
• Run
• Trip
• Remote

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MCD 3000 Features – Programming
Secondary Parameter Set Pre-start Tests
The MCD 3000 has two motor parameter sets On receiving a start command, MCD 3000 starters operate the Line
• Primary Parameter Set: Par. 1 – 9 Contactor relay output (if programmed) and then perform a series of
• Secondary Parameter Set: Par. 25 – 33 tests before applying voltage to the motor terminals and operating the
When the MCD 3000 is in the off state and is commanded to start, it Output On relay output (if programmed).
checks the Par. Set control input. If open circuit, the primary parameter
set is used. If closed circuit, the secondary parameter set is used. Operation after Power Loss
When control and supply voltage is applied to the MCD 3000 it will enter
Motor Thermal Model either the local or remote mode according to the state it was in when
The MC 3000 motor overload protection is an advanced motor thermal voltage was removed.
model. Motor temperature is continuously calculated by the If in remote mode, the condition of the remote control inputs is
microprocessor that uses a sophisticated mathematical model to checked and if a start command is present the motor will be started.
accurately reflect motor heat generation and dissipation during all If in local mode, the motor will not be restarted until the [Start]
stages of operation, e.g. Starting, Running, Stopping & Stopped. push button is activated.
Because it operates continuously, the motor thermal model
eliminates the need for protection systems such as: Excess Start Time,
Limited Starts per hour etc. The state of the motor thermal model can
be viewed on the numeric display while the MCD 3000 is not in
programming mode. Us the [+/-] keys to change the parameter shown
on the numeric display. Motor temperature is shown as a % of
maximum temperature. An overload trip occurs at 105%.

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MCD 3000 Features – Protection and Easy Handling
The MCD 3000 Soft Starter is second-to-none when it comes to Easy installation
compensating for the drawbacks of starting and stopping of AC motors. • MCD 3000 Soft Starter is wall mountable, offering ample space for
In addition it offers the most comprehensive motor and application glanding and terminating the cables.
protection on the market, including: • Side-by-side mounting without clearance (larger sizes only require
4 inches of clearance).
Motor Protection • No optional equipment required to perform any tasks.
Continuous monitoring of motor load for calculating motor
temperature. The value is shown in the display as percentage of Easy operation
maximum temperature, and the function is active even when the power • Only one parameter to adjust for basic operation.
section is bypassed. • Only a few parameters to adjust for high level control and
protection.
Phase Rotation Protection • No need for field calibration to ensure correct operation. The MCD
Many applications are sensitive to the direction of rotation of the motor. 3000 Soft Starter has a factory accuracy of +5% for current
With a standard motor starter, a change in phase rotation of the power measurement.
applied to the starter will cause the driven motor to reverse direction. • Built-in local control panel with display.
The MCD 3000 can be programmed to detect the phase rotation of the • Quick set-up.
applied three-phase power. If the phase rotation is changed, the MCD
3000 can trip and indicate a fault. Bypass Operation
The soft-starter may be bypassed once the motor has reached rated
Application Protection speed. The MCD 3000 will close an optional externally-mounted
• Undercurrent protection. Particularly useful for ensuring that contactor, transferring the motor to the line, reducing the heat
pumps do not run dry. generated by the MCD 3000, maximizing system efficiency, and
• Shear pin protection. Ensures detection of foreign bodies blocking minimizing electrical noise generation. The contactor wires run
operation. through the MCD 3000 so that current is monitored and complete
• Phase sequence protection. Prevents machinery from running in motor overload protection is provided even when bypassed.
reverse.
• Phase imbalance protection.
Completing the picture Danfoss has added a range of user-friendly
benefits to the MCD 3000 Soft Starter. Among them are:

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MCD 3000 Features – Selection Overview
MCD 3000 Soft Starter Selection Application Typical Start Current
Motor horsepower ratings are given for reference only. Soft starters must General and Water
always be sized for the full load current rating of the connected load. Agitator 4.0 X FLA
Nominal current ratings given are the continuous full load current that Centrifugal Pump 3.5 X FLA
the soft starter can deliver. Conveyor 4.0 X FLA
The typical starter current ratings are based on: Fan w/Damper Control 3.5 X FLA
• Max Operating Temperature 40° C Fan w/o Damper Control 4.5 X FLA
• Max Elevation 3000 Feet Positive Displacement Pump 4.0 X FLA
• Max Number Of Starts Per Hour 10 Metals and Mining
• Minimum On Load Duty Cycle 50% Hammer Mill 4.5 X FLA
Roller Mill 4.5 X FLA
Example of starts per hour and on load duty cycle: Grinder 3.0 X FLA
The starter starts 10 times an hour or once every 6 minutes. During that Food Processing
6 minutes the starter runs at least 3 or more of those minutes, or at least Bottle Washer 3.0 X FLA
50% of the cycle time. Centrifuge 4.0 X FLA
Many applications will not require as high of a cycle rate. If the Palletizer 4.5 X FLA
cycle rate were greater or the on load duty cycle shorter, the starter may Petrochemical
have to be oversized to handle the application. Ball Mill 4.5 X FLA
The list at right shows the typical multipliers assigned to the full Extruder 5.0 X FLA
load current requirements of various applications. Based on experience Screw Conveyor 4.0 X FLA
the required start current ratings are given. For high inertia or heavy Transport and Machine Tool
load applications consult the factory for sizing assistance. Consult the Ball Mill 4.5 X FLA
Operating Instructions manual for more application information. Press 3.5 X FLA

MCD 3000
Sizing software is also available on our web site: Rotary Table 4.0 X FLA
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http://danfossdrives.com/WinStart/passform.htm Lumber and Wood
This software provides you with the ability to enter application Bandsaw 4.5 X FLA
information such as, starts per hour, load information, ramp time Chipper 4.5 X FLA
required and environmental information. Once the information is Planer 3.5 X FLA
entered the software will automatically select the correct starter size. Sander 4.0 X FLA
The soft starter decreases the starting current by reducing, but
controlling the starting voltage. In doing so the available starting
torque available from the motor is also reduced. Typical starting torque
reductions are approximately the square of the current reduction
obtained from soft start control.

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MCD 3000 Mechanical and Electrical Specifications
Mechanical Installation Ventilation
Models MCD 3007 – 3132 have a NEMA 1 (IP21) rating and can be MCD 3000 cooling is by means of air circulation. Consequently, the air
wall mounted or installed inside another enclosure. These models can needs to be able to move freely above and below the soft starter.
be mounted side by side with no clearance. Soft starters dissipate approximately 4.5 watts per amp. When installing
Minimum Minimum Minimum
a soft starter in a control panel or other enclosure, ensure there is
Clearance Clearance Clearance
100mm 100mm 100mm sufficient airflow through the enclosure to limit heat rise in the
enclosure.

Wiring Schematic

(Optional)
K1M F1
L1 T1

B1
3 L2 T2
Phase To
Supply Motor

L3 T3
Minimum Minimum Minimum
Clearance Clearance Clearance B3
100mm 100mm 100mm

Control Supply
A1 E
+10

Voltage
400V -15
A2
Models MCD 3185 – 3800 have an IP20 rating and must be mounted in or
+10 A3
230V -15
another enclosure. These models must have a clearance of 100mm on
either side. 15
Minimum Start 16 13
Clearance
Remote Control Inputs

Programmable Relay Outputs


200mm 17 14 Output A
Minimum
Clearance Stop 18
200mm 21
25 22
Output B
Reset 26 24
27
33
Parameter
Set 28
Minimum 34 Output C
Clearance
100mm
Serial Comm.

68
Port RS485

+
Thermistor

Minimum Minimum 05
RS485
Input

61
Clearance Clearance Motor GND Serial
Thermistors 06
100mm 100mm 69 Interface
-

Legend
F1 Semiconductor Fuses (customer suppliedl)
K1M Line Contactor (optional)
Minimum Minimum
Clearance Clearance
200mm 200mm

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MCD 3000 Control Wiring
The MCD 3000 can be controlled using the local push buttons, or via The MCD 3000 provides three relay outputs.
remote control inputs. Switch between the local and remote modes
13
using the [Local/Remote] push button. Output A
Line Contactor
Run
14
The MCD 3000 has four remote control inputs. Contacts used for
21 Trip
controlling these inputs should be low voltage, low current rated (Gold Output On
22 Output B High Current Flag
flash or similar). The Stop and Reset circuits must be closed for the Low Current Flag
24 Line Contactor
MCD 3000 to run in remote control mode.
33 Run
Push button control Example: Output C D.C. Brake Contactor
34

All outputs are programmable. Refer Par. 30, 37 & 38


15
Start
16
Start Signal
17
Stop
18
Output Voltage
25
Reset
26
Relay Functions
27
Par. Set Line Contactor
28

Output On
Two Wire control Example:
Run

15
Start Pre-Start Tests
16

17
Stop

MCD 3000
18

25 E
Reset
26

27
Par. Set
28

The Par. Set input determines which of the two MCD 3000 motor
parameter sets is operative. When a start is initiated the MCD 3000
checks the state of the Par. Set input. If there is an open circuit the
primary parameters (Par. 1 – 9) are operative. If there is a closed circuit
the secondary parameters (Par. 25 – 33) are operative.

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MCD 3000 Control Wiring Examples
Motor Thermistors Example 2. MCD 3000 installed with a line contactor and operated via a
If the motor is fitted with thermistors these may be connected directly to remote two wire start circuit with reset push button. The MCD 3000
the MCD 3000. A trip will occur if the thermistor circuit resistance is must be in remote mode to function with this circuit. Relay Output A
above approximately 2.8 kΩ. must be programmed for the Line contactor function.
If thermistors are not connected to the MCD 3000 there must be a link
across the thermistor input terminals.
K1M F1
L1 T1
05
No Motor Thermistors Thermistor Input B1
06 3 L2 T2
Phase M1
Supply

05 L3 T3
Motor Thermistors Thermistor Input
B3
06
E

Control Supply
+10 A1
Example 1. A basic installation where motor operation is controlled 400V -15

Voltage
Control A2
or
Supply
using the MCD 3000 Local Control Panel. The MCD 3000 must be in +10
230V -15
A3

local mode to function with this circuit.


15

Remote Control Inputs


16 13

Output A*
Relay
Control
K1A 17 14 Supply
F1
L1 T1 18 (Refer spec.
K1M
section for
B1 S1 25 relay rating)

3 Phase L2 T2 26
M1
Supply

Thermistor
05

Input
Motor or
L3 T3 Thermistors 06
B3
Control Supply

A1 * Par. 36 = O (Line Contactor)


+10
Voltage

400V -15
Control A2 Legend
or
Supply F1 Semiconductor Fuses (customer supplied)
+10 A3
230V -15 K1A Start/Stop Control Relay
K1M Line Contactor
S1 Reset Pushbutton
Thermistor

05
Input

Motor or
Thermistors 06

Legend
F1 Semiconductor Fuses (customer supplied)

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MCD 3000 Control Wiring Examples
Example 3. MCD 3000 installed with a bypass contactor and controlled Example 4. MCD 3000 controlled by remote 3 wire push button circuit.
via a remote push button circuit. The MCD 3000 must be in remote The MCD 3000 must be in remote mode to function with this circuit.
mode to function with this circuit. Relay Output C must be programmed
for the Run function.
F1
L1 T1
B1
K2M
3 Phase L2 T2
M1
Supply

L3 T3

B3
F1
L1 T1 E

Control Supply
B1 +10 A1
400V -15

Voltage
3 L2 T2 Control A2
Phase M1 or
Supply
Supply +10 A3
230V -15
L3 T3

B3 15

Remote Control Inputs


E 16
Control Supply

+10 A1
400V -15 K1A 17
Voltage

Control A2
or 18
Supply
+10 A3
230V -15 S3 25

26
S1 15
Remote Control Inputs

Thermistor
05
16

Input
Motor or
Thermistors 06
S2 17

18 33
Output C*
Relay

25 Control
S3 34 Supply S2 S1
26 (Refer spec.
K2M
section for K1A
Thermistor

05 relay rating) K1A


Input

Motor or

MCD 3000
Thermistors 06
Legend
F1 Semiconductor Fuses (customer supplied)
* Par. 38 = O (Run)
K1A Start/Stop Control Relay E
S1 Start Pushbutton
Legend S2 Stop Pushbutton
S3 Reset Pushbutton
F1 Semiconductor Fuses (customer supplied)
K2M Bypass Contactor
S1 Start Pushbutton
S2 Stop Pushbutton
S3 Reset Pushbutton

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MCD 3000 General Specifications
Mains supply (L1, L2, L3):
Supply voltage MCD 3000 – T5 ........................................................................................................................................................... 3 x 200 VAC – 525 VAC
Supply frequency (at start) ..................................................................................................................................................... 50Hz (+ 2Hz) / 60 Hz (+ 2Hz)
Supply frequency (during start) .................................................................................................................. >45Hz (50Hz supply) or >55Hz (60Hz supply)
Supply frequency (during run) ................................................................................................................... >48Hz (50Hz supply) or >58Hz (60Hz supply)
Electronics control voltage ....................................................................................................................... 230 VAC (+ 10%/-15%) or 400 VAC (+10%/-15%)

Control Inputs
Start (Terminals 15 & 16) ................................................................................................................................ Normally Open, Active 24 VDC, 8mA approx.
Stop (Terminals 17 & 18) ............................................................................................................................... Normally Closed, Active 24 VDC, 8mA approx.
Reset (Terminals 25 & 26) .............................................................................................................................. Normally Closed, Active 24 VDC, 8mA approx.
Parameter Set (Terminals 27 & 28) ................................................................................................................. Normally Open, Active 24 VDC, 8mA approx.

Relay Outputs
Programmable Output A(1) (Terminals 13 & 14) ............................................................. Normally Open, 5 A @ 250 VAC/360 VA, 5 A @ 30 VDC resistive
Programmable Output B(2) (Terminals 21, 22 & 24) ............................................................. Changeover, 5 A @ 250 VAC/360 VA, 5 A @ 30 VDC resistive
Output C(3) (Terminals 33 & 34) .......................................................................................... Changeover, 5 A @ 250 VAC/360 VA, 5 A @ 30 VDC resistive
(1)
Programmable functions: Line contactor, Run
(2)
Programmable functions: Tripped, output on, High current flag, Low current flag, Line contactor
(3)
Programmable functions: Run, D.C.Brake Contactor Control, Off

Environmental
Degree of protection MCD 3007 to MCD 3132 ................................................................................................................................................................... IP21
Degree of protection MCD 3185 to MCD 3800 ................................................................................................................................................................... IP20
Rated short-circuit current (with semi-conductor fuses) .............................................................................................................................................. 100kA
Rated insulation voltage (Surges) .................................................................................................................................... 2 kV line to earth, 1 kV line to line
Rated impulse withstand voltage (Fast transients) ........................................................................................................................................................... 2 kV
Pollution Degree .......................................................................................................................................................................................... Pollution Degree 3
Electro static discharge .......................................................................................................................................... 4 kV contact discharge, 8 kV air discharge
Equipment class (EMC) .................................................................................................................................................................................................. Class A
Radio-frequency electromagnetic field ........................................................................................ 0.15 MHz – 80 MHz; 140dBµV; 80 MHz – 1 GHz; 10 V/m
This product has been designed for Class A equipment. Use of the product in domestic environments may cause radio interference, in which case the
user may be required to employ additional mitigation methods.

Standards Approvals
C√ .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. CISPR-11
UL ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................UL508
CSA .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... CSA 22.2 No. 14
CE ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... IEC 60947-4-2

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MCD 3000 Current Ratings
Continuous Ratings (Not bypassed) 40°C Ambient Temperature, <1000 meters
30 x FLC 40 x FLC 45 x FLC
Model AC53a 3.0-30: 50-10 AC53a 4.0-20: 50-10 AC53a 4.5-30: 50-10
MCD 3007 20A 16A 14A
MCD 3015 34A 28A 25A
MCD 3018 39A 33A 29A
MCD 3022 47A 40A 35A
MCD 3030 68A 54A 48A
MCD 3037 86A 70A 61A
MCD 3045 93A 76A 65A
MCD 3055 121A 100A 86A
MCD 3075 138A 110A 97A
MCD 3000 106A 150A 138A
MCD 3110 231A 188A 163A
MCD 3132 247A 198A 174A
MCD 3185 364A 299A 255A
MCD 3220 430A 353A 302A
MCD 3300 546A 455A 383A
MCD 3315 630A 530A 442A
MCD 3400 775A 666A 545A
MCD 3500 897A 782A 632A
MCD 3600 1153A 958A 826A
MCD 3700 1403A 1186A 1013A

MCD 3000
MCD 3800 1564A 1348A 1139A
E

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MCD 3000 Current Ratings
Bypassed Ratings, 40°C Ambient Temperature, <1000 meters
Model 30 x FLC 40 x FLC 45 x FLC
AC53b 3.0-30: 330 AC53b 4.0-20: 340 AC53b 4.5-30: 330
MCD 3007 21 18A 15A
MCD 3015 35 32A 27A
MCD 3018 41 39A 33A
MCD 3022 50 49A 40A
MCD 3030 69 57A 49A
MCD 3037 88 73A 63A
MCD 3045 96 81A 69A
MCD 3055 125 107A 91A
MCD 3075 141 115A 100A
MCD 3090 202 168A 144A
MCD 3110 238 199A 171A
MCD 3132 254 206A 179A
MCD 3185 364 307A 201A
MCD 3220 430 362A 307A
MCD 3300 546 470A 392A
MCD 3315 630 551A 455A
MCD 3400 775 702A 566A
MCD 3500 897 833A 661A
MCD 3600 1153 1049A 887A
MCD 3700 1403 1328A 1106A
MCD 3800 1570 1534A 1257A

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IP20 Mechanical Dimensions
in (mm) in (mm)
NEMA 1 (IP 21) Chassis (IP 20)
MCD 3007 - MCD 3132 MCD 3185 - MCD 3800

B B 0.47
0.31 Ø0.217 Ø0.335
b (8.0) b (12.0) (8.5)
(5.5)

C C

0.39 0.335
(10.0) Ø0.39 (8.5) Ø0.59
(10) (15)
a a
A A

0.39 0.39
(10.0) (10.0)

Ø0.217 Ø0.335
(5.5) (8.5)

NEMA 1 (IP 21)


Weight
MCD Model A B C a b lbs (kg)
3007-3022 20.87 (530) 5.20 (132) 10.63 (270) 20.16 (512) 3.54 (90) 25 (11)
3030-3055 20.87 (530) 5.20 (132) 10.63 (270) 20.16 (512) 3.54 (90) 26 (11.5)

MCD 3000
3075-3110 20.87 (530) 10.40 (264) 10.63 (270) 20.16 (512) 8.74 (222) 43 (19.5)
3132 20.87 (530) 15.60 (396) 10.63 (270) 20.16 (512) 13.94 (354) 60 (27) E

Chassis (IP 20)


Weight
MCD Model A B C a b lbs (kg)
3185-3500 33.46 (850) 16.93 (430) 11.02 (280) 32.59 (828) 14.57 (370) 109 (49.5)
3600-3800 39.37 (1000) 22.05 (560) 12.40 (315) 38.49 (978) 19.69 (500) 232 (105)

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MCD 3000 Features – Selection Overview
MCD Soft Starter Selection Guide and Ordering Automatic detection and calibration for supply voltage and frequency
Information eliminates the need for special models. MCD 3000 Soft Starters are
When ordering, use the ordering number that corresponds to the available with two maximum voltage ratings.
appropriate MCD 3000 model number. • 200 VAC – 525 VAC
• 200 VAC – 690 VAC
Models MCD 3007 – 3132 are IP21 (NEMA 1) rated and have a local The power circuit uses reverse parallel connected thyristors to provide
control panel that includes start, stop & reset push buttons. They are full wave control on all three phases. The MCD 3000 can be used with
suitable for wall mounting or installation in a switchboard. or, if local regulations permit, without a line contactor.

Models MCD 3185 – 3800 have an IP20 rating and must be installed in
a control panel or other enclosure. The MCD 3000 Soft Starters are
complete and require no optional modules to add functionality.

Ordering Normal Duty Rating(2) Heavy Duty Rating(2)


Model Number 3.0 X FLA starting current 4.5 X FLA starting current
230 VAC 460 VAC 230 VAC 460 VAC
MCD 3007 175G5000 5 HP 10 HP 3 HP 10 HP
MCD 3015 175G5004 10 HP 20 HP 7.5 HP 15 HP
MCD 3018 175G5008 25 HP 10 HP 20 HP
MCD 3022 175G5012 15 HP 30 HP 25 HP
MCD 3030 175G5016 20 HP 40 HP 15 HP 30 HP
MCD 3037 175G5020 25 HP 50 HP 20 HP 40 HP
MCD 3045 175G5024 30 HP 60 HP 25 HP 50 HP
MCD 3055 175G5028 40 HP 75 HP 30 HP 60 HP
MCD 3075 175G5032 50 HP 100 HP 40 HP 75 HP
MCD 3090 175G5036 60 HP 125 HP 50 HP 100 HP
MCD 3110 175G5040 75 HP 150 HP 60 HP 125 HP
MCD 3132 175G5044 100 HP 200 HP 75 HP
MCD 3185 175G5048 125 HP 300 HP 100 HP 150 HP
MCD 3220 175G5052 150 HP 350 HP 125 HP 250 HP
MCD 3300 175G5056 200 HP 450 HP 150 HP 300 HP
MCD 3315 175G5060 500 HP 350 HP
MCD 3400 175G5064 700 HP 200 HP 450 HP
MCD 3500 175G5068 800 HP 500 HP
MCD 3600 175G5072 900 HP 700 HP
MCD 3700(1) 175G5076 1000 HP 800 HP
MCD3800 (1) 175G5080 1250 HP 1000 HP
Note:
(1) Not UL Recognized
(2) Consult next page for more detailed sizing information

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