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DB101014en/ 06.

Off-line monitor for disconnected AC, DC and 3(N) AC loads in TN, TT and IT systems
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Off-line monitor for disconnected
AC, DC and 3(N) AC loads in TN, TT and IT systems
Device features
Insulation monitoring device for offline
TN, TT and IT systems
AC, 3(N) AC and DC systems
Nominal voltage extendable via coup-
ling devices
Two separately adjustable response
values 100 k10 M
Power On LED and alarm LEDs for the
indication of insulation faults, ALARM1
and ALARM2
Combined TEST and RESET button
Two separate alarm relays with one
voltage-free changeover contact each
Fault memory, selectable
Product description
The Offline monitor IR420-D6 monitors the insulation resistance of deenergized loads.
These loads, e.g. fire pumps, slidevalves drives, elevator motors or emergency genera-
tors, either temporarily deenergized or deenergized for the most time, are supplied from
TN, TT or IT systems. During the shutdown periods, however, humidity or other effects
may cause insulation faults in the wiring or loads which may go undetected. Switching the
device on may then lead to the tripping of the protective device or may even result in
motor fires so that operation of the device is no longer possible. In combination with a
coupling device, the A-ISOMETERs can also be used for higher voltages.
Disconnected loads such as fire extinguisher pumps, emergency drives, ship cranes, slide-
valve drives in supply lines (gas, water, oil), motor-driven closing systems, diving pumps,
drives for anchors, elevators, flue gas valves and stand-by generators.
If the insulation resistance between the system conductors and earth falls below the set
response value, the alarm relays switch and the alarm LEDs light up. The measured value
is indicated on the internal display. The fault message can be stored. The fault memory
can be reset by pressing the RESET button. By pressing the TEST button, the function of
the device can be tested. Two separately adjustable response values and two separate
alarm relays allow prewarning already in case of very high-resistance insulation faults.
When the lower response level is reached an interlocking function will be activated and
the connection of a defective load can be prevented.
The insulation resistance is measured via the output L1 or via a contact to the system
being monitored. The contact is controlled via the external contact element K3. With the
contact in closed position, the system is deenergized and the insulation resistance is being
measured. If the system or load is in operation, K3 opens the contact and insulation
monitoring is deactivated. Note that the main switch disconnects all poles. Ensure a low-
resistance connection between all line conductors (e. g. by motor windings) so that the
measuring voltage can be superimposed onto the system.
Note: If the IR420-D6 is operated via a coupling device, the auxiliary contact (NC contact)
of K3 between the A-ISOMETER and the coupling device need not to be designed for the
nominal voltage of the system. A rated contact voltage of AC 230 V will be sufficient.
Measuring principle
Superimposed DC measuring voltage with reversing stage (see chapter annex
measurement technology).
The IR420-D6 series complies with the standards: DIN EN 61557-8 (VDE 0413 part 8):
1998-05; EN 61557-8: 1997-03, IEC 61557-8: 1997-02, ASTM F 1669M-96, ASTM F 1134-94.
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Wiring diagram Operating elements
Wiring diagram system connection (Examples)
1 - Power On LED, flashes in case of interruption of the connecting
leads earth/ KE
2 - Alarm LED AL1, lights when the value falls below the set res-
ponse value Alarm 1 and flashes in case of interruption
of the connecting leads earth/ KE
3 - Alarm LED AL2, lights when the value falls below the set res-
ponse value Alarm 2 and flashes in case of interruption
of the connecting leads earth/ KE
4 - LC display
5 - TEST button: to start the self test
UP key: parameter change, to scroll upwards in the menu
6 - RESET button: to delete stored insulation fault alarms
DOWN key: parameter change, to scroll downwards in the menu
7 - MENU button: to call up the menu system
Enter key: to confirm parameter change
1 - Supply voltage U
(see ordering details) via fuse
2 - Separate connection of E, KE to PE
3 - Connection of the AC system being monitored
4 - Alarm relay K1: Alarm 1
5 - Alarm relay K2: Alarm 2
6 - Combined TEST and RESET button
short-time pressing (< 1.5 s) = RESET
long-time pressing (> 1.5 s) = TEST
7 - Line protection by a fuse in accordance with DIN VDE 0100-
430/ IEC 60364-4-43 (6 A fuse recommended). In case of supply
from an IT system (A1/ A2) both lines have to be protected by
a fuse.
1 2 3
5 6 7
4 5
7 3 2
4 5
7 3 2
Switching elements
Number of 2 x 1 changeover contact
Operating principle N/O operation, N/C operation (N/O operation)*
Electrical endurance 10000 switching operations
Contact data acc. to IEC 60947-5-1
Utilization category AC-13 AC-14 DC-12 DC-12 DC-12
Rated operational voltage 230 V 230 V 220 V 110 V 24 V
Rated operational current 5 A 3 A 0.1 A 0.2 A 1 A
Minimum current 1 mA at AC / DC
10 V
EMC IEC 61326
Operating temperature - 25 C+55 C
Climatic categories acc. to IEC 60721
Stationary use (IEC 60721-3-3) 3K5 (except condensation andformation of ice)
Transport (IEC 60721-3-2) 2K3 (except condensation andformation of ice)
Long-term storage (IEC 60721-3-1) 1K4 (except condensation andformation of ice)
Classification of mechanical conditions acc. to IEC 60721
Stationary use (IEC 60721-3-3) 3M4
Transport (IEC 60721-3-2) 2M2
Long-term storage (IEC 60721-3-1) 1M3
Connection screw terminals
rigid/ flexible / conductor sizes 0.24/ 0.22.5 mm
/ 24-12 AWG
Two conductors with the same cross section
rigid/ flexible 0.21.5/ 0.21.5 mm
Stripping length 8 mm
Tightening torque, terminal screws 0.50.6 Nm
Other details
Operating mode continuous
Mounting any position
Degree of protection (DIN EN 60529) internal components IP30
terminals IP20
Enclosure material polycarbonate
DIN rail mounting acc. to IEC 60715
Screw fixing 2 x M4 with mounting clip
Operating instructions 101014
150 g
* = Factory setting
Technical data A-ISOMETER IR420-D6
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Insulation coordination acc. to IEC 60664-1/ IEC 60664-3
Rated insulation voltage 400 V
Rated impulse voltage / pollution degree 4 kV/ III
Save separation (reinforced insulation) between
(A1, A2) - (L1, AK, E, KE, T/R) - (11, 12, 14) - (21, 22, 24)
Voltage test acc. to IEC 61010-1 2.21 kV
Supply voltage
Supply voltage U
see ordering details
Power consumption
3 VA
IT system being monitored
Nominal system voltage U
without AGH Contact nominal voltage of the N.C. contact (switch-on contactor)
with AGH520S AC 50400 Hz, 07200 V
Response values
Response value R
(ALARM 1) 100 k10 M (1 M)*
Response value R
(ALARM 2) 100 k10 M (100 k)*
Operating error 15%
Hysteresis +25%
Time response
Response time t
at R
= 0.5 x R
and C
= 1 F
4 s
Starting delay t 010 s (0 s)*
Response delay t
099 s (0 s)*
Measuring circuit
Measuring voltage Um 12 V
Measuring current Im (at R
= 0 )
10 A
Internal d.c. resistance R
1.2 M
Internal impedance Z
at 50 Hz
1.1 M
Admissible extraneous d.c. voltage U
DC 300 V
System leakage capacitance C
10 F
Displays, memory
Display range, measuring value 10 k20 M
Percentage operating error 15%
Password off / 0999 (off )*
Fault memory, alarm relay on/ off (off )*
Cable length TEST and RESET button
10 m
Ordering information
Type Supply voltage* U
Response value R
System leakage capacitance Ce Art. No.
IR420-D6-1 DC 9.694 V/ AC 42460 Hz 1672 V 100 k10 M < 10 F B 9101 6415
IR420-D6-2 DC 70300 V/ AC 42460 Hz 70300 V 100 k10 M < 10 F B 9101 6407
* Absolute values
Type Art. No.
Mounting clip for screw fixing B 9806 0008
(one piece per device)
Typ Nominal system voltage* U
Art. No.
AGH520S AC 50400 Hz 07200 V B 913 033
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Dimension diagram XM420
Dimensions in mm
Front plate cover easy to open in direction of arrow.
Screw mounting
Note: The mounting clip above must be ordered separately
(see ordering details).
Dipl.-Ing. W. Bender GmbH & Co KG
P.O. Box 1161 35301 Grnberg Germany
Londorfer Strae 65 35305 Grnberg Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 6401/807-0 Fax: 807-259
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Dipl.-Ing. W. Bender GmbH & Co. KG, Germany