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Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (or TVSS)

(Metal Enclosed HESP
120 Through 575 Volt Ratings
Typical Applications
To offer protection against either externally induced surges caused by lightning or
utility switching, or internally generated switching surges caused by starting/
stopping of compressors, air conditioners, elevators, and machine tools or fuse/
circuit breaker operations.

Facility Protection: Service entrance switchgear and panels feeding critical

Data Processing: Computers and UPS.

Communications: Telephones and Broadcasting.

Industrial Electronics: Drives, Manufacturing Equipment and Transportation.

Medical Electronics: CAT scan, x-ray, NMR.

Utilities: Transient protection on service accounts.

Selection Guidelines-Select the proper HESP
unit for your system voltage,
configuration and the anticipated surge environment in terms of energy capability.

MCOV - (Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage) defines the maximum line to
line or line to neutral continuous voltage to be applied to the protector. If
temporary power frequency overvoltages in excess of the MCOV are anticipated,
check the TOV (Temporary Over Voltage) capability of the device against system

Energy Capability Options-The high energy capability option permits
survivability in demanding environments and a lower clamping level for better

High Surge Current Capability-The 76mm HESP (TVSS) protective elements
are designed to withstand up to 300kA (1) & (2).

Connection-Fused protectors (9L10F series) are supplied in an indoor/outdoor
enclosure. To minimize lead lengths, terminal blocks are provided inside the
enclosure for incoming and outgoing connections for each phase for conductor
sizes of #6 AWG to 250kcmil. This offers maximum protection under surge
conditions by reducing the inductive voltage associated with lead length.

(1) Fuses are capable of withstanding up to 30 kA of 8 x 2011S surge current. If
HESP sees higher than this limit of surge current, you may experience
nuisance fuse blowing; check fuses and replace as needed to reinstate the

(2) 300kA based on capability of 40mm disk to withstand 100kA. Therefore,
based on A/mm
, it can be concluded that the 76mm disk withstands 300k4.

Each of the terminal blocks provided has two holes, one for Line In and one for
Load Out. Each hole can handle a maximum of 250kcmil cable (or 2-250kcmil
cables per terminal block). This limit on cable size will automatically limit the
continuous load current that the terminal block can see. The limited current
carrying capability of this cable size assures that the terminal blocks will not see
amp ratings beyond 200 Amps per hole which is the limit.

Fused protectors are also suitable for an external T-connection (parallel) with no
limitation on continuous load current.

If the unit is externally T connected, the cable must be brought out of the HESP
box to a junction box in the line, using one cable (250kcmil maximum) for each
phase plus ground (utilizing only one hole of the terminal block), rather than using
the terminal blocks for line and load. The line leads must be kept as short as
possible to maintain clamping voltage levels.

Indoor/Outdoor Enclosure-NEMA 3R construction.

Diagnostics-Fast acting line isolation fuses are provided with blown fuse
indicating lights (one per pole). The fuses isolate a potentially shorted device from
the system which allows continued system operation, without protection, until the
device is evaluated. The lights provide visual indication when protection is

Common Mode Protection Option-in addition to normal mode protection (L-L
and L-N), HESP offers common mode protection (L-G and N-G) for 8-phase wye
and single-phase, 1 or 2 pole devices. This optional protection is recommended
for devices remotely located from the system neutral to ground bond.

UL 1449 Listed
Designed and tested according to ANSI/IEEE C62.41 and C62.45.

Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (or TVSS)

(Metal Enclosed HESP
120 Through 575 Volt Ratings
SR. 593.00