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3 Phase Over Current and
Earth FauIt ReIay
(with Highset)
Description Page No.
1. Introduction 1
2. General characteristics
2.1 Non volatile Memory 1
2.2 Auxiliary Power Supply Range 1
2.3 Relay outputs 2
2.4 Starter Relay 2
2.5 CT Ratings 3
2.6 Trip time Characteristic Curves 3
2.7 Current measurements 4
2.8 Event Recordings 4
2.9 Diagnostics 4
2.10 Signalization 5
2.11 Reset Time 5
3. Installation & Maintenance
3.1 Preliminary checks 6
3.2 Mounting & Wiring 6
3.3 Testing 7
3.4 Handling Precautions 7
3.5 Fault Detection & Repair 8
3.6 Instructions Ior Draw-out & Plug-in 8
4. Operation
4.1 Push button and Display operation 11
4.2 Menu operations 11
4.3 Recording oI Tripping 12
4.4 Recording oI current Values 13
4.5 Display oI settings 14
Display oI Parameter settings
Display oI relay conIiguration
CT ratio settings
4.6 Programming oI the settings 15
Programming oI the parameter settings
Programming the relay conIigurations
tRI error
Erasing the Recorded Values
Programming oI CT Ratings
4.7 Test 18
5. Technical Specifications 19
6. Wiring Diagram 24
7. Overall Dimensions 26
8. Time current Curves 27
9. Setting's Form 28
ModiIications Ior 2 NO-2 NC type oI MC31A
Secondary current injection test Ior MC31A
Warranty 33

Overcurrent & Earth Iault Relay model MC61A is numeric type
non- directional 3 phase current relay. It is suitable Ior
Overcurrent & Earth Iault protection schemes in LV, MV and
HV power distribution systems. It is also suitable Ior
applications such as providing selective protection Ior overhead
and underground Ieeders, AC machines, TransIormers etc.
Its Microcontroller based design oIIers a wide range oI Iield
selectable Trip time characteristics. MC61A provides starter,
time delayed and instantaneous high set programmable outputs
Ior Over Current as well as Earth Fault.
The relay has a unique provision where by, it can be made
suitable for operation from either a 1A CT secondary or 5A
CT secondary - this CT rating can be selected in the field
through menu operations.
2.1 Non Volatile Memory
The relay has EEPROM which retains the programmed
pickup values, characteristics, Trip time settings and
recorded parameters even when the auxiliary supply is
switched off.
2.2 Power Supply Range
The relay has wide range AC/DC auxiliary power supply. There
are two models available.
Type 1: 24V to 110V AC / DC /- 15
Type 2: 95V to 240V AC / DC /- 15
The type oI the power supply is highlighted in the wiring
diagram label. BeIore energizing the relay, check the power
supply voltage is within limits and wiring is done as per the
wiring diagram.
2.3 Relay outputs
MC61A relay has 5 relay outputs namely R1 to R5.
Relays R1 to R4 can be conIigured Ior any one or more
protection Iunctions. R1 relay can be programmed to operate as
selI-reset type or manual reset type. R1 relay cannot be assigned
to starter Iunctions. Also, any relay assigned to starter Iunctions
can not be assigned to any other protection.
The relay R5 is meant Ior providing alarm Ior internal Iault
conditions. It will be always energized during normal operation
and de-energized when the relay is in Program mode or in the
event oI auxiliary control supply Iailure or any malIunction
detected inside the relay.
Note: All the output relays will de-energize when auxiliary
supply is switched off even in hand reset mode. However, the
output relay will regain the original status after the power
up condition when supply is restored.
2.4 Starter Relay
The over current and earth Iault Iunction Iollows the selected
characteristic curve Ior its timing. Except R1 relay, other outputs
can be programmed Ior instantaneous or time delayed operation
oI low set in over current or earth Iault mode. When the
protection Iunction is programmed as instantaneous, this output
is useIul as an alarm relay or a blocking output to any upstream
over current relay. It should not be associated to trip the
breaker. The breaker trip function has to be achieved by the
time delayed contact of protection function.

2.5 CT Rating
The internal CT rating oI the unit can be changed in the
programming ( ProG) menu and can be viewed in the display
setting (dSEt) menu. By deIault it is set to 1 Amp i.e. P1E1 .
The display code Ior CT rating is :
P5E5 - Phase CT 5 A and Earth CT 5A
P1E1 - Phase CT 1 A and Earth CT 1A
P1E5 - Phase CT 1 A and Earth CT 5A
P5E1 - Phase CT 5 A and Earth CT 1A
Note: AIter the modiIications in the CT ratings, mark the
present CT ratings on the label stuck on the right side oI the
2.6 Characteristic Curves
ReIer Iig 5 on page 29 Ior Algorithms oI time current curves
Algorithms Ior diIIerent Time current curves are given below:
t(I) | A | * TMS t(I) Trip time
| (I/Is)
1 | I Fault current
Is Setting current
TMS Time Multiplier Setting
Curve Name A a
Normal Inverse 1.3 Sec 0.0613 0.02
Normal Inverse 3 sec 0.1414 0.02
Very inverse 13.5 1
Extremely Inverse 80 2

2.7 Current measurements
The relay shows RMS values oI three phase & Earth leakage
currents at regular interval on display in scroll mode. II the
current is more than 9999`A then relay will display - - - -'.
2.8 Event Recordings
The relay records Iollowing parameters.
1. Trip data oI last 5 tripping. The Trip data includes Trip
cause (over current lowset, Earth Fault highset etc.) and
current values when the Iault occurred.
2. The number oI Trippings due to Overcurrent & Earth Iaults
low set as well as high set.
3. The RMS current value measured during Switch-ON oI
Feeder and highest current measured during its ON
condition. These values are integrated over a period oI 100
2.9 Diagnostics
The relay has a built-in watchdog Iacility, which monitors
correct operation oI program Ilow. Additionally diagnostic
routines are executed continuously to veriIy memory contents.
During Power-ON a detailed test is conducted to check
EEPROM, RAM & EPROM and other parts oI the relay. Any
time oI its normal operation, a test can be initiated Irom the Push
button. This test has the option oI including or excluding trip
relay operations. Under any Iault condition, the relay will show
the Iault code in the seven-segment display and the Error LED
will glow and 'error relay will de-energize.

2.10 Signalization
The 4 seven-segment displays and 4-phase indicator LEDs show
parameter settings, current values etc. The Trip window at the
bottom has 4 LEDs Ior R, Y, B, E phases. They indicate the
phase at which Iault has occurred. These LEDs will start
Ilashing when a Iault has developed and will glow steady when
the trip has occurred. The LED indication can be reset by a
button. However reset is not possible when Iault is present. The
Reset button also resets the R1 relay iI it is programmed in Hand
reset mode. In Hand reset mode once the relay trips then the
relay R1 will be in energized condition even aIter the Iault
recover. For resetting the relay contact manually Reset push
button to be pressed.
2.11 Reset time
Programmable reset time Ior the lowset Iault is provided in the
relay / iI Iault current persists Ior the duration less than the set
trip time delay, relay will hold the elapsed trip time Ior the
duration oI the programmed reset time .II the relay senses the
Iault within the reset time it will run the timer only Ior the
remaining duration and will give the trip time command to the
breaker. AIter issuing the trip command the relay will reset
immediately irrespective oI the reset time.
3.1 Preliminary checks
Relay packing consists oI
1. Relay
2. Mounting clamp
3. Instruction Manual
4. Test certiIicate
Check the relay Ior any obvious damage, iI Iound inIorm nearest
L & T oIIice or dealer. Check the Auxiliary Supply Range,
Current Setting Range and Rated Current Ior which the unit has
been conIigured. This is indicated on a label Iixed to one side oI
the relay, which also shows external wiring details. Ensure that
these speciIications are as per your order.
Remove the protective cover Irom the terminal block by
removing two screws. Connect suitable auxiliary supply
between terminal 25 and 26. Switch ON the supply, the display
and LEDs all will blink once and the display will show model
number (61A), " SoItware version (u .) and internal Ct rating
(P1E1)in the relay . AIter this the relay will enter into current
measurement mode.
This completes the preliminary check. Disconnect the auxiliary
supply and Iix the protective covers back on Iront panel and
terminal block.
3.2 Mounting and Wiring:
MC61A is designed Ior Ilush mounting on the panel. ReIer Fig 4
on page 28 Ior panel cutout dimensions and space required
behind the panel. Fix the mounting clamps supplied along with,
to the top and bottom side oI the relay. Insert the relay through
the panel cutout and hold it Iirmly against the panel. Tighten the
screws on the mounting bracket.

Wire the relay terminals as shown in the wiring diagram (ReIer
Fig. 2). Relay terminals are suitable Ior 2.5 mm.sq lugs. Fix the
protective cover back on the terminal block with the help oI two
screws aIter completing the wiring.
3.3 Testing
A detailed testing oI the relay can be initiated manually by
running the 'TEST' menu. The testing can be done in two ways
as Iollows.
a) The "diSP" test, which does not trip the output relays.
b) The "rly" test, which trips all the relay outputs. This test
will not trip output relays when current input is
In the event oI a Iailure detected during testing the display will
Iault code and "Error" LED will light up .The internal Iault relay
R5 will de-energize.
3.4 Handling Precautions
In case oI relay malIunction, the electronic module alone can be
removed and replaced without removing the complete relay
assembly with its housing Irom the panel. Care has to be
exercised while handling the modules. The electronic
components can be damaged by electrostatic discharge while
handling the module. Hence care has to be taken while handling
the cards as mentioned in the Iollowing page:
a) BeIore removing the module ensure that you are at the
same electrostatic potential as the equipment by touching
the same.
b) Handle the module by its Iront-plate, Irame, or edges oI
the printed circuit board. Avoid touching the electronic
components, printed circuits and connectors.
c) Do not pass the module to any person without Iirst
ensuring that both oI you are at the same potential.
Shaking hands achieves equipotential.
d) Place the module on an antistatic surIace, on a
conducting surIace, which is at the same potential as
e) Store or transport the module in a conductive bag.
3.5 Fault Detection & Repair
Internal settings and components in the relay should not be
altered. For repair, please contact nearest L&T sales oIIice.
3.6 Instructions for Draw-out & Plug-in
ReIer to the Iollowing diagram Ior relay Draw-out & Plug-in.
The relay has Iour locking screws. These are normally in
'locked position (i.e) the slots in the screws will be vertical.
Draw-out operation:
Rotate the Iour locking screws by 90 Degrees. Now the screws
will be in unlocked position, that is, the slots in the screws will
be in horizontal position as shown in the diagram. Hold the label
handle by the Iingers and pull out the module. The relay has CT
shorting Iacility and hence the CT secondary will be
automatically in shorted condition when the module is plugged
Plug-in operation:
First ensure the Iour locking screws are in unlocked position, by
veriIying the screw driver mark is in horizontal position.
Position the module such that it gets engaged to the card guides
in the housing. Push the module into the connector. Push all Iour
screws and rotate by 90 degree. They will get locked to the
While plugging the module, II any oI the Locking screws
are in locked position (i.e. the screwdriver mark in the
screw is vertical), The module can not be plugged Iully.
In such a case, The CT shorting may not have opened. To
avoid this problem, ensure the screws are in unlocked
position while pushing the module.
When 'trI occurs on display then reIer TrI Error menu on
Page 17
(Fig - 1)
4.1 Push-button and Display operation
Four Push-buttons namely, 'Select", ', ', 'Enter, and a
Iour digit seven segment LED display mounted in the Iront
panel allow the user to program and to read the recorded data.
The diIIerent commands selected by the keys and data values are
displayed in the display unit.
The Reset key is used to reset the Trip Ilag LED indications.
4.2 Menu operations:
The menu is arranged in a tree structure. First main menu is to
be selected, Iollowed by sub-menus.
AIter Power-on checks the relay will be continuously displaying
the 3phase current & Earth current values in a scrolling Iashion.
To enter into menu, press the 'Select button. This will select
main menu. The choices in main will appear one aIter the other
Ior each ' or ' button pressings. To select a choice, the
'Enter button has to be pressed. AIter this relay will display the
chosen sub menu. The sub menu choices can be selected again,
by operating either ' or ' buttons.
The 'Select key also serves as a deselect key Ior a selected
menu. Thus, Irom any sub-menu, to exit to scrolling current
value display, the select key has to be pressed till all the menus
get deselected.
The menu structure is explained more in detail in Iollowing
pages :
The main menu is classiIied into 5 categories as given below:
Choices in Main menu when ' key is operated are :
Menu Description
1. d.trP. Display Trip values (Cause & Trip current levels)
2. d.cur. Display maximum current values recorded.
3. d.Set. Display relay setting values
4. ProG Program the relay setting values
5. tESt Relay testing mode.
4.3 Recording of Tripping
The relay records tripping causes (Overcurrent / EarthIault and
lowset/highset) and values oI currents when the trip occurred.
Last 5 trip recordings are stored at any time. It also records the
number oI trippings due to over current and Earth Iault in that
The trip recordings is selected in the menu Ior (d.trP) 'Display
Trip Values: Last Trip count values showing number oI trip in
Over Current and Earth Fault in high set as well
as low set(arranged as type oI Iault , data ,.....) Last 5 Trip- data values
(arranged as Trip number and cause oI Iault ,
R,Y,B & E current values)
In these sub menus, data is viewed by ' key operation, the
recorded data will appear sequentially with every ' key
Note: In last 5 trip, trip no.1 represents latest trip. followed
by cause.
Cause notation OC.L. Over Current lowset
OC.H. Over Current High Set
EF.L. Earth Fault lowset
EF.H. Earth Fault High Set
(i.e) 1.OC.L. can be read as Latest trip is due to Over Current
Low Set.
4.4 Recording of current Values
Recording of Maximum and Starting Current values:
The relay records the current values oI the three phase and Earth
currents during Switch-on oI the Ieeder. Every new Switch-on
value will overwrite on the old values. This current value is an
integrated RMS value oI Iirst Iive current cycles. The highest
current values in a 5 cycle-integration period is displayed.
In addition to displaying this switch on value, the relay records
highest current value occurred during the normal ON period oI
the Ieeder. These current values will be overwritten only when a
higher current value is measured. A switch-OFF and switch-
ON of the relay will not erase this value.
The recordings oI Maximum and Starting current value is
selected in the menu Ior 'd.cur (Display Maximum current
P.cur (Running max. Current)
R; Y; B; E (Current Values)
S.cur (Starting maximum current)
R; Y; B; E (Current Values)
4.5 Display of settings
Any time when the relay is in operation, the programmed values
oI parameter settings and relay conIigurations can be viewed.
This menu choice is divided into Iour categories.
a) Parameter Settings
b) Relay ConIiguration
c) CT Rating
d) Erase the Recorded Values
The main selection is in 'd. Set ( Display oI setting values).
Sub- menu selections in the menu Ior 'd. Set. are :
a) Parameter Setting:
P.Set Parameter settings
OC.LS. Overcurrent lowset Pickup setting
OC.HS. Overcurrent highset setting
OC.Ch. Overcurrent characteristic setting
OC.tS. Overcurrent Time multiplier setting
EF.LS. Earth Iault lowset Pickup setting
EF.HS. Earth Iault highset setting
EF.Ch. Earth Iault characteristic setting
EF.tS. Earth Iault Time multiplier setting
t.rSt. Reset time
Ph.Ct CT ratio Ior Phase CTs.
EF.Ct CT ratio Ior Earth Iault CT.
b) Display of relay configuration
rly Relay conIigurations
OC.St. Instantaneous overcurrent Trip output
OC.LS. Time delayed overcurrent Trip output
OC.HS Over Current Highset Trip output
EF.St. Instantaneous Earth Iault Trip output
EF..LS Time delayed Earth Iault Trip output
EF.HS. Earth Fault Highset output
1.rES Reset mode Ior R1 relay (SelI /Hand
c) Display of Ct Rating
Note: The sequence oI setting parameters can be viewed without
pressing 'Select ' or ' buttons this can be done just by
pressing "Enter" push button in particular sub menu oI setting.
4.6 Programming of the settings
An example to modiIy pickup value oI over current settings, is
described in the Iollowing pages:
Step1. To enter into program mode, Press select key, Iollowed
by ' key twice to get ~ProG menu. Now press ' key
and ' key simultaneously Ior a while. The Prog/Error LED
will Ilash indicating the relay has entered into Program mode.
The display will show 'P.SEt.
Step 2. Now press 'Enter key to get the display oI 'OC..
Press 'Enter key once more, the display will show current
pickup setting.
Step 3. To modiIy the pickup setting, press either ' or '
key to get the desired pickup value.
CT Internal CT Rating
Step 4. To conIirm the selected value, press 'Enter key .The
display will start Ilashing. Press 'Enter key once more. The
new value is registered in the relay as the new setting.
Sub- menu selections in the menu (ProG) Ior Programming oI
relay settings are:
a) Programming of the parameter settings
P.Set. Parameter programming
OC.LS. 0.2; 0.25; 0.30; 0.35;.;2.0 times In
OC.HS. 0.2In to 40In in steps of 0.2In or disable
OC.Ch. nI1.3 Normal Inverse 1.3 sec. Curve;
nI 3 Normal Inverse 3 sec. Curve ;
vI Very Inverse curve ;
E Extremely Inverse curve;
d.1 DeIinite time 1 sec.;
d.10 DeIinite time 10sec.;
d.100 DeIinite time 100 sec.
OC.tS. 0.1;0.15;0.2;...-1.6(Time multiplier selection.)
EF.LS 5; 10; 15; 20...-80 (Earth Iault pickup setting )
EF.HS. 0.1On to 20On in steps oI 0.1On or
EF.Ch. nI1.3; nI 3; vI; EI; d.1;d.10; d.100
( Earth Iault Curve selections )
EF.tS. 0.1; 0.15; 0.2; ....-1.6
( Earth Iault Time multiplier selection )
t.rSt 0.1; 0.2; 0.3;.-10 or disable
(Reset time selection) Ph.Ct
(Primary phase CT ratio value. Range 0001to
9999)*(E.g. For CT ratio oI 100/5 value to be
entered is 20)
EF.Ct (CBCT or primary Phase CT ratio value.
Range 0001 to 9999)`
*('Key is to set number ,'Key is to move to next
b) Programming the relay configurations
rly Relay output conIiguration
OC.St. ( Relay output Ior overcurrent starter)
OC.LS (Trip relay Ior time delayed overcurrent)
OC.HS (Trip relay Ior Highset Over Current)
EF.St. ( Relay output Ior Earth Iault starter )
EF.LS ( Trip relay Ior time delayed Earth Iault )
EF.HS. (Trip relay Ior Highset Over Current)
(' key is to select or deselect relay. Here
1,2,3,4 represent R1, R2, R3, and R4. ' key is
to move to next relay )
1.rES S/H ( SelI or Hand reset Ior Relay 1 )
c) TRF Error
Trf II the memory oI the unit over Ilows then
unit will go to TRF mode and will
continuously display 'trI and will not allow
Ior any Iurther trip Iunction operation. Once
'trI occurs note down the trip data record by
going to 'dtrip menu.
To clear 'trI error, please adopt Iollowing steps :
1) Enter into programming mode by pressing ' & '
keys, simultaneously.
2) 'PSET appears on display. Then press ' key till
'CLR appears.
3) Press ' & ' key continuously till 'CLR will start
4) AIter 'CLR starts Ilashing press 'Enter.
d) Erasing the Recorded Values
Clr ( Clears the trip count value & trip recordings.)
Press ~ or ~ keys together till "clr"
display starts flashing and press ~Enter.
e) Programming of CT Rating
4.7 Test
Sub- menu selections Ior the menu (tESt) - Relay testing
diSP ( Testing without energizing output relays)
rly (Testing including output relays )
II current value is sensed this menu will not energize
output relays.
For changing the internal CT rating oI the relay, hold ',
'" & 'Enter push buttons together till the 'CT display
starts blinking. Then press 'Enter to enter the CT rating
menu. Select the required CT rating and press 'Enter two
times to register the selection. A conF message is displayed
which conIirms the conIiguration change.
Three Phase Over Current and Earth Fault Relay
1) Rated current (In/On) : 1A or 5A
2) Rated frequency : 50Hz 2.5 Hz
3) Auxiliary power supply :24V to110V AC/DC 15
95V to 240V AC/DC 15
4) Settings:
Over Current (Is) : 0.2 - 2.0 times the In
in steps oI 0.05 In
OverCurrent HighSet (Ihs) : 0.2 - 40 times the In
in steps oI 0.2In
Earth Fault (Os) : 0.05 - 0.8 times the On
in steps oI 0.05On
Earth Fault High Set (Ohs) : 0.1 - 20 times the On
In steps oI 0.1On
Time Multiplier : 0.1 to 1.6 in steps oI 0.05
(Independent setting Ior
O/C & E/F modes)
5) Operating Characteristic : Programmable using push
button switches
i) Time current (Separate characteristic can
characteristics be selected Ior O/C & E/F
a. Normal inverse time(NI)
b. Normal inverse time (NI)
c. Very inverse time(VI)
d) Extremely inverse
e. DeIinite time (DTL)
Three ranges (1sec, 10sec,
100sec) Giving Trip time
delay ranges Irom 100 msec
to 160sec.
ii) High Set Operating time : Less than 50msec at 2Ihs
iii) Accuracy : As per Error class 5
IS 3231 :1987
iv) Pickup Current : Same as set current
v) Reset Current : 95 - 90 oI
pickup current
vi) Reset time : 0.1- 10Sec in steps oI
0.1Sec or Less than 50ms
6. Burden
Current TransIormer : Less than 0.25 VA / phase
Aux. Power supply : Less than 10 VA
7. Operation indicators : LED indications Ior:
Power ON
Trip status (Separate Ior
all three phases and earth
Iault). Blinks when input
crosses setting and
becomes permanently
ON when relay has
tripped. (Manually reset
4 LEDs (show status Ior
display) Seven segment
Trip status oI each phase
and earth Iault
Measurement Readings
Setting parameter
8) Output relays : 5 relay outputs
4 Programmable relays Ior
diIIerent Iaults, both
Instantaneous as well as
time delayed .
Instantaneous relay is
always selI-reset)
One hand/selI reset
One relay to indicate error
9) Contacts :
ConIiguration : 1 NO contact
Rated voltage : 250V AC/30V DC.
Rated current : 5A.
Rated Breaking Capacity : 2000VA/240 W (Resistive)
10) Over load capacity : 2 times Rated current
20 times Rated current
Ior 1sec.
11) Insulation : 2 kV AC. RMS, 50 Hz Ior
one minute across
independent circuit as per
IS:3231 : 1987.
1 kV AC RMS, 50 Hz
Ior one minute across
open contacts as per
IS :3231:198712)
12) Impulse Withstand : 5kV peak , 1.2/ 50 micro
sec. as per IS :8686 :1977
13) High freq. disturbance : 1MHz, 1.0kV peak across
input circuit and 1MHz,
2.5kV peak between
independent circuits
as per IS :8686 :1977.
14) Surge Immunity : As per IEC1000-4-5,
Level 4,
4KV (CM),2kV (DM)
15) Electric Fast Transient : As per IEC1000-4-4
Level 3, 2kV,5KHz
16) Ring Wave :As per IEC1000-4-12,
Level 4
4kV (CM),2kV (DM)
17) Electro Static Discharge : As per IEC1000-4-2 ,15kV
18) Immunity to voltage : AS per IEC 1000-4-11
variations, dips,and
short interrupts
19) Immunity to Radiated :As per IEC1000-4-3, level3
Electromagnetic field 80MHz,10V/m
20) Power frequency : AS per IEC 1000-4-8
magnetic field 1000A/m
21) Resistance to vibration : As per IS3231
and shocks.
22) Temperature :
Operating Temperature : 0
C to 60
Storage Temperature : -20
C to 70
23) Case : DIN Standard, suitable
for Panel mounting
Front bezel ... : 158 x136 mm.
Panel Cutout.. : 142 x 113 mm
Depth ..... : 204 mm.
24) Weight : Approx. 1.5 Kg.
Information required at time of order:
Auxiliary power supply range
Type1 :24V to 10V AC/DC 15
Type 2 :95V to 240V AC/DC 15
(Fig - 2)
(Fig - 3)
(Fig - 4)
(Fig - 5)
Time - Current Characteristics
( At TMS1 )
For Trip time at TMS other than 1
Trip time ( Trip time at TMS1 ) x TMS OR 50msec
whichever is more
Multiple oI set current (Is)
A: Normal Inverse 3.0 Sec B: Normal Inverse 1.3 Sec
C: Very Inverse D: Extreme Inverse
OC.LS 1.00 Multiple
of In
OC.LS Multiple
of In
OC.HS Multiple
of In
OC.HS Multiple
of In
OC.Ch NI1.3 --------- OC.Ch -------
OC.tS 1.0 Multiple OC.TS Multiple
EF.LS. 0.20 Multiple
of On
EF.LS. Multiple
of On
EF.HS. 4 Multiple
of On
EF.HS. Multiple
of On
EF.Ch. nI 1.3 --- EF.Ch. ---
EF.tS. 1.0 Multiple EF.tS. multiple
t.rSt. dIS t.rSt.
Ph.Ct. 100 CT ratio Ph.Ct.
EF.Ct. 100 CT ratio EF.Ct.
OC.St. - - - - OC.St.
OC.LS. 1 - - - OC.LS.
OC.HS. 1 - - - OC.HS.
EF.St. - - - - EF.St.
EF.LS. 1 - - - EF.LS.
EF.HS. 1 - - - EF.HS.
1.rES. SELF 1.rES.
Modifications for 2NO-2NC type of MC61A
On special request MC31A relay can be supplied where the
relay will have 2 N/O 2 N/C contacts ( instead oI 4 N/O)
The 2 NO-2 NC type oI MC31A has only three output relays .
One among the three , ( R5) is used Ior indicating the internal
Iault condition. The other two relays R1 and R3 have one NO
output and one NC output. Both the relays can be set in either
Hand reset mode or selI-reset mode. Programming oI these
relays is not possible as both trip when the Iault occurs (either
Earth Iault or Over current) . Below given modiIication helps to
set the relays in hand or selI-reset mode.
Programming oI the Settings:
Display Setting:
Display oI relay conIiguration:
rly : Relay output conIiguration
RES :S/H ( selI or hand reset oI Relay 1 and relay 3)
RIy : ReIay configuialion
iLS :Resel node foi R1 & R3 ieIay( SeIf/ hand
Equipment: Single- phase secondary current injection kit.
Remove the protective cover Irom the terminal block by
removing two screws. Connect auxiliary supply between
terminal 25 and 26 (as indicated in wiring diagram). Connect
terminals 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 in series so that same current will
pass through all the 4 CTs.
Power on:
Switch ON the supply, the display and LEDs will blink once and
the display will show model number (61A), " SoItware version
(u .). AIter this the relay will enter into current measurement
Display & earth fault trip test:
Ensure the deIault settings in the relay is as shown in the setting
Iorm. Pass 2A (0.4A Ior 1A relay) through the relay. Now the
relay will start displaying the current in scrolling mode. Same
time earth Iault trip led will start Ilashing and will become
permanently ON aIter 4.39 sec.
Overcurrent trip test:
Pass 10A (2A Ior 1A relay) through the relay. Now all the phase
trip LEDs will start Ilashing indicating the presence oI Iault.
This will continue up to 4.39 sec and later all the trip LEDs will
become permanently ON and relay R1 will trip. Check the
continuity between the terminals 9 and 10 to ensure tripping oI
R1. Remove the current and press "reset" button to reset the
relay. Now LEDs will become OFF.
Highset trip test:
Set the highset setting (OC.HS) as 2 times the rated current.
Assign relay R1 only Ior OC.HS. Pass 10.5A(2.1A Ior 1A relay)
through the relay. Now all the Phase LEDs will become ON and
R1 will trip within 50 msec. Check the continuity between the
terminals 9 and 10 to ensure tripping oI R1. Remove the current
and press "reset" button to reset the relay. Now LEDs will
become OFF.
This completes the secondary current injection test. Disconnect
auxiliary supply and other CT connections. Fix the protective
covers back on Iront panel and terminal block.
LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED ( L&T) warrants that the
protective Relay model MC61A will meet L&T`s published
speciIications and will be Iree Irom deIects in workmanship and
materials Ior a period oI 12 months Irom the date oI shipment.
L&T`s obligation under this warranty shall be limited to
servicing or replacing the deIective parts provided that notice oI
such deIects and satisIactory prooI thereoI is given to L&T by
it`s customer within the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover any deIect caused by accident,
misuse, neglect alteration, modiIication or substitution oI any oI
the components or parts or any attempts at internal adjustment
by unauthorized service personnel.
Under no circumstances shall L&T be liable Ior any
consequential damage, resulting injury, loss or expense, directly
or indirectly, arising Irom the use oI this product.
This Ioregoing warranty is in lieu oI all other warranties
expressed or implied and is the sole and exclusive remedy Ior
any claim arising Irom the deIect in the product.
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