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Planning with SIVACON S8

Flexible Low-Voltage Switchboard
Planning Manual

March 2008
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Introduction


System overview

1
Planning principles

2
Planning with circuit-breaker
design

3
Planning with universal
mounting design

4
Planning with in-line design

5
Planning with fixed-mounted
design with front covers

6
Planning with reactive power
compensation

7
Further information about
planning

8
Appendix

A
Glossary

B
Contacts

C
SIVACON
SIVACON S8
Planning with SIVACON S8
Planning Manual
03/2008
A5E01619128-01




Safety Guidelines
This manual contains notices you have to observe in order to ensure your personal safety, as well as to prevent
damage to property. The notices referring to your personal safety are highlighted in the manual by a safety alert
symbol, notices referring only to property damage have no safety alert symbol. These notices shown below are
graded according to the degree of danger.
DANGER
indicates that death or severe personal injury will result if proper precautions are not taken.
WARNING
indicates that death or severe personal injury may result if proper precautions are not taken.
CAUTION
with a safety alert symbol, indicates that minor personal injury can result if proper precautions are not taken.
CAUTION
without a safety alert symbol, indicates that property damage can result if proper precautions are not taken.
NOTICE
indicates that an unintended result or situation can occur if the corresponding information is not taken into
account.
If more than one degree of danger is present, the warning notice representing the highest degree of danger will
be used. A notice warning of injury to persons with a safety alert symbol may also include a warning relating to
property damage.
Qualified Personnel
The device/system may only be set up and used in conjunction with this documentation. Commissioning and
operation of a device/system may only be performed by qualified personnel. Within the context of the safety notes
in this documentation qualified persons are defined as persons who are authorized to commission, ground and
label devices, systems and circuits in accordance with established safety practices and standards.
Prescribed Usage
Note the following:
WARNING
This device may only be used for the applications described in the catalogue or the technical description and
only in connection with devices or components from other manufacturers which have been approved or
recommended by Siemens. Correct, reliable operation of the product requires proper transport, storage,
positioning and assembly as well as careful operation and maintenance.
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Automation and Drives
Postfach 48 48
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Ordernumber: A5E01619128-01
Ⓟ 05/2008
Copyright © Siemens AG 2008.
Technical data subject to change

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Introduction
The development of a power distribution concept, which includes the dimensions of systems
and plant components, necessitates a coordination of the requirements and feasibilities of
both the end user and the manufacturer. We have prepared this planning manual for the
SIVACON S8 low-voltage switchboard to support you with this task.
Introduction

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Table of contents
Introduction................................................................................................................................................ 5
1 System overview...................................................................................................................................... 11
1.1 Power distribution with SIVACON................................................................................................11
1.2 SIVACON S8. Variable low-voltage switchboard.........................................................................13
2 Planning principles................................................................................................................................... 15
2.1 SIVACON S8 selection criteria ....................................................................................................15
2.2 Overview of mounting designs.....................................................................................................16
2.3 Cubicle structure..........................................................................................................................18
2.4 Standards and regulations...........................................................................................................20
2.5 Safety characteristics...................................................................................................................20
2.6 Technical data..............................................................................................................................21
3 Planning with circuit-breaker design ........................................................................................................ 23
3.1 Characteristics of circuit-breaker design......................................................................................23
3.2 Cubicle widths..............................................................................................................................24
3.2.1 Cubicle widths for incoming/outgoing feeder with circuit breaker/non-automatic air circuit
breaker 3WL (ACB)......................................................................................................................24
3.2.2 Cubicle widths for longitudinal / transverse coupler with circuit breaker/non-automatic air
circuit breaker 3WL (ACB) ...........................................................................................................24
3.3 Connections for circuit breakers/non-automatic air circuit breakers 3WL (ACB) ........................25
3.4 Derating factors circuit-breaker design 3WL................................................................................26
3.5 Derating factors and cubicle widths for 3VL moulded-case circuit breakers ...............................29
4 Planning with universal mounting design................................................................................................. 31
4.1 Withdrawable design....................................................................................................................31
4.1.1 Withdrawable design characteristics ...........................................................................................31
4.1.2 Rated currents..............................................................................................................................33
4.1.2.1 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar .......................................................................33
4.1.2.2 Rated currents and mounting data for cable feeders ..................................................................34
4.1.3 Rated data for motor outgoing feeders........................................................................................36
4.1.3.1 Fused motor outgoing feeders.....................................................................................................36
4.1.3.2 Fuseless motor outgoing units.....................................................................................................38
4.1.4 Withdrawable unit position signal (option) ...................................................................................41
4.2 Fixed-mounted design .................................................................................................................42
4.2.1 Characteristics of fixed-mounting with compartment doors.........................................................42
4.2.2 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar .......................................................................43
4.2.3 Fixed-mounted design selection tables .......................................................................................44
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5 Planning with in-line design ..................................................................................................................... 45
5.1 In-line design 3NJ6 ..................................................................................................................... 45
5.1.1 Characteristics of in-line design 3NJ6......................................................................................... 45
5.1.2 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar ...................................................................... 46
5.1.3 Cable connection ........................................................................................................................ 46
5.1.4 In-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in) selection tables ............................................................................. 47
5.1.5 Equipment rules for ventilated cubicles with 3-pole or 4-pole in-line units ................................. 47
5.2 In-line design 3NJ4 ..................................................................................................................... 49
5.2.1 Characteristics of in-line design 3NJ4......................................................................................... 49
5.2.2 Rated currents for the horizontal distribution busbars ................................................................ 50
5.2.3 Cable connection ........................................................................................................................ 50
5.2.4 In-line design 3NJ4 (fixed-mounted) selection tables................................................................. 50
5.2.5 Equipment rules for cubicles with 3-pole 3NJ4 in-line units........................................................ 51
6 Planning with fixed-mounted design with front covers.............................................................................. 53
6.1 Characteristics of fixed-mounted design with front covers up to 630 A...................................... 53
6.2 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar ...................................................................... 54
6.3 Fixed-mounted design with front covers selection tables ........................................................... 55
7 Planning with reactive power compensation ............................................................................................ 57
7.1 Characteristics of reactive power compensation ........................................................................ 57
7.2 Reactive power compensation selection tables.......................................................................... 58
7.2.1 Mounting data of cubicles for direct connection to the main busbar........................................... 58
7.2.2 Selection table for backup fuse and connecting cable for separately installed power factor
correction sections with separate supply .................................................................................... 59
7.3 Mathematical determination of the required capacitor power ..................................................... 60
8 Further information about planning.......................................................................................................... 63
8.1 Installation................................................................................................................................... 63
8.1.1 Clearances .................................................................................................................................. 63
8.1.2 Floor cutouts ............................................................................................................................... 64
8.1.3 Foundation frame........................................................................................................................ 66
8.1.4 Operation and maintenance aisles ............................................................................................. 68
8.2 Single-front and double-front systems ........................................................................................ 70
8.3 Form of intenal separation .......................................................................................................... 72
8.4 Entry and connection to the busbar trunking system.................................................................. 74
8.5 Communication in switchboards ................................................................................................. 76
8.6 Network systems......................................................................................................................... 80
8.6.1 Distribution systems (grid types) in accordance with IEC 60364-1............................................. 80
8.7 The safety standard TTA - PTTA................................................................................................ 83
8.7.1 Checklist for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies for TTA ................................ 85
8.7.2 Checklist for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies for PTTA.............................. 86
8.8 Environmental conditions and degrees of protection.................................................................. 88
8.8.1 Environmental conditions............................................................................................................ 88
8.8.2 Degrees of protection in accordance with IEC 60529, EN 60529............................................... 90
8.9 Resistance to internal arcs.......................................................................................................... 91
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8.10 Additional technical data..............................................................................................................93
8.10.1 Rated currents and initial symmetrical short-circuit currents.......................................................93
8.10.2 Weights ........................................................................................................................................94
8.10.3 Power losses................................................................................................................................95
A Appendix.................................................................................................................................................. 97
A.1 Checklist for planners ..................................................................................................................97
A.2 Declaration of Conformity ............................................................................................................98
A.3 Quality Management System ISO 9001 certificate......................................................................99
A.4 Evironmental management system certificate DIN EN ISO 14001 ...........................................100
B Glossary ................................................................................................................................................ 101
B.1 Rated values ..............................................................................................................................101
B.2 Definition of terms ......................................................................................................................105
C Contacts ................................................................................................................................................ 109
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System overview
1
1.1 Power distribution with SIVACON
The basis for optimal power distribution


● Safety - integrated
● Economic efficiency - right from the start
● Flexibility - thanks to modularity
All components of the SIVACON product range are bound by these three principles.
Consequently all products of the range are optimally matched.
System overview
1.1 Power distribution with SIVACON
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SIVACON S8 – low-voltage switchboards
Economical, demand-oriented, and type tested (TTA) - these are the features of the new
low-voltage switchboard from Siemens. SIVACON S8 can be used for all power levels: From
7000 A power centres to main and sub-distribution boards to motor control centres - in
fixed-mounted and plug-in design, as well as withdrawable design. Maximum safety and
attractive design now complement each other in an efficient solution: With SIVACON S8, the
new switchboard generation for integrated and easy power distribution in functional buildings
and industrial buildings, as well as in the process industry to 7000 A. Thanks to central
SIEMENS manufacturing this type-tested switchgear and controlgear assembly offers the
high quality and the short delivery times of a mature series product.
Your advantage: SIVACON Technology Partners
SIVACON Technology Partners are sought-after the world over; they are the qualified and
permanently audited switchgear manufacturers in your area. They provide the bundled
know-how of type-tested switchgear from Siemens at conditions that only a local provider
can offer.


SIVACON S8 low-voltage switchboard
SIVACON 8PS – busbar trunking systems
With SIVACON 8PS busbar trunking systems all load requirements can be reliably and
safely satisfied - from transformer to main distributors, to small loads. Six type tested
systems are available. The busbar trunking systems are characterised by high short-circuit
rating and minimal fire loads. They can be used for applications to 6300 A.

System overview
1.2 SIVACON S8. Variable low-voltage switchboard
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SIVACON 8PS busbar trunking system
Further information on SIVACON 8PS is provided in the planning manual "Planning with
SIVACON 8PS" (order number: A5E01541101-01).
1.2 SIVACON S8. Variable low-voltage switchboard
Modular system
Every SIVACON S8 switchboard is exclusively manufactured of demand-oriented,
standardised, and series-produced modules. All modules are type-tested and of a high
quality. Due to the modules' extensive combination possibilities each and every requirement
can be satisfied.
Adaptations to new performance requirements can be easily and rapidly implemented by
replacing or adding modules. The advantages offered by this modular concept are clear:
● Verification of safety and quality for all switchgear thanks to type testing
● Compliance with any requirement profile with the high quality of series production
● Easy placement of repeat orders and short delivery time.
SIVACON offers advantages that set new standards:
● Maximum system safety thanks to type-tested standard modules (TTA)
● Maximum operator safety thanks to an arc-resistant locking system
● High-quality industrial design for precise integration in modern room concepts
● Space-saving installation areas from 400 x 500 mm
● Variable busbar positioning at the top or rear
● Combination of different mounting designs in a single cubicle
● Flexible form adaptation of the internal separation to meet individual requirements
System overview
1.2 SIVACON S8. Variable low-voltage switchboard
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● Test position and disconnected position with closed door while maintaining the degree of
protection (to IP54)
● Uniform user interface for all withdrawable units
● Easy subsequent change of the door hinge thanks to universal hinge
● High-efficiency ventilation system offers maintenance advantages
● Cable/busbar connection from the top, bottom, or rear
Application areas


Chemical & mineral oil
industry
Power industry: Power plants
and auxiliary systems
Capital goods industry:
Production-related systems
Infrastructure: Building
complexes
Motor control centres
Power distribution from the power centre to the main and sub-distribution board


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Planning principles
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2.1 SIVACON S8 selection criteria

Selection criteria SIVACON S8

Busbar position Top Rear
Rated main busbar currents up to 6300 A 7010 A
Rated currents incoming feeder up to 6300 A 6300 A
Icw (1s) 150 kA 150 kA Short-circuit rating
busbars up to
Ipk 330 kA 330 kA
Mounting designs
Circuit-breaker design
(fixed-mounted/withdrawable)
• (1 breaker per cubicle) • (1 breaker per cubicle)
Universal mounting design (withdrawable) • Cable and motor feeders • Cable and motor feeders
Universal mounting design (fixed-mounted
with compartment doors)
• Cable feeders • Cable feeders
Fixed-mounted design with front covers • Cable feeder • Cable feeder
In-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in) • LV HRC in-line design • LV HRC in-line design
In-line design 3NJ4 (fixed-mounted) • LV HRC in-line design • LV HRC in-line design
Mounting options • Stand-alone/wall
• Back-to-back
• Stand-alone/wall
• Back-to-back
• Double-front
Application • Motor control centres
• Power distribution boards
• Motor control centres
• Power distribution boards
Production Siemens /
SIVACON Technology Partners
Siemens /
SIVACON Technology Partners

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2.2 Overview of mounting designs
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2.2 Overview of mounting designs
Circuit-breaker design
from 630 A to 6300 A
Universal mounting design to 630 A
withdrawable design, in-line design,
fixed-mounted with compartment doors
In-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in)
to 630 A

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• Incoming feeders,
• Bus couplers (longitudinal and transverse
couplers)
• Outgoing feeders
• Motor outgoing feeders to 250 kW
• Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A
• Incoming feeders to 630 A
• Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A
• Device compartments to 600 mm in height
• Circuit breakers in fixed-mounted design or
• Circuit breakers in withdrawable design
• Combination of different mounting designs
(withdrawable, fixed-mounted, and in-line plug-in)
• Fuse switch disconnector with double-break
• Cubicle width adapted to breaker size (e.g.
cubicle width 400 mm to 1600 A, 600 mm
width to 3200 A, 800 mm width to 4000 A,
1000 mm width to 6300 A)
• Clearly separated functional compartments
• Test position and disconnected position with
closed door
• Maximum packing density - up to 48 withdrawable
units per cubicle
• Test position and disconnected position with closed
door while maintaining degree of protection
• Uniform user interface for all withdrawable units
• Replacement of withdrawable unit possible while live
• Possible to change compartment sizes during
operation
• High packing density - up to 35 in-line units per
cubicle
• Plug-in contact on the incoming feeder side for quick
replacement
• Switch disconnector with double-break
• Integrated current transformer (replaceable)
• Manual or motorised operating mechanism
• Accessories that can retrofitted by the customer
• Type-tested connection with SIVACON 8PS
LD /LX busbar trunking system
• Large cable/busbar connection compartment
• High degree of safety for mounting personnel
thanks to cubicle separation
• Function modules can be combined as desired in
modular system
• Add-on components for demand-compliant separation
of the functional compartments (up to form 4b)
• Degree of protection up to IP41
• Optional summation current measurement
• Large cable connection compartment with 400 mm or
600 mm width
• Connections for power unit and control unit in the
cable connection compartment
• Large cable connection compartment with 400 mm or
600 mm width
• Connections for power unit and control unit in the
cable connection compartment
• Good accessibility
• Separate auxiliary device compartment for
each circuit breaker
• Space for comprehensive controls and
interlockings
• Withdrawable auxiliary device module which
can be separated from the power unit

• Plug-in busbar system
– Touch protection (IP 20 B)
– Front covers with tap-off openings in 50 mm grid
– Touch protection with phase separation (IP 20 B)
– Embedded with resistance to internal arcs (as
option)
– Shutter (as option)
• Off-circuit fuse change
• Feeder replacement without shutting down the
switchboard
• Plug-in busbar system
– Integrated touch protection
– Test finger safe (IP20B)
– 3-pole and 4-pole
– Tap-off openings in a modular grid of 50 mm
See Planning with circuit-breaker
design (Page 23)).
See Planning with universal mounting design (Page 31)). See In-line design 3NJ6 (Page 45)).
Planning principles
2.2 Overview of mounting designs
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In-line design 3NJ4
(fixed-mounted) up to 630 A
Fixed-mounted with front covers
up to 630 A
Reactive power compensation
up to 600 kvar per cubicle

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• Cable outgoing feeders up to 630 A
(double in-line switch disconnectors up
to 1250 A)
• Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A • 600 kvar per cubicle non-choked
• 500 kvar per cubicle non-choked (5.67 %, 7 % or
14 %)
• In-line fuse switch disconnectors 3NJ4 • Circuit breakers up to 630 A
• Switch disconnectors
• Fuse switch disconnectors
• Modular installation devices
• ...
• Capacitor modules up to 200 kvar with
– Fuse switch disconnectors
– Capacitor contactor
– MKK capacitors
– Discharge devices
– Optional filter reactors (choked)
• Cable outgoing feeders with/without
current measurement
• Optional summation current
measurement
• Free combination of equipped modular mounting plates
within the cubicle
• Add-on components for demand-compliant separation of
functional compartments (up to form 4b)
• Controller module with electronic reactive power
controllers for door installation
– Self adaptation of the C/k value
– Adjustable setpoint cos φ from 0.8 ind to 0.8 cap
– Manual mode/automatic mode
– Integrated fan assembly for high ambient
temperatures
• Up to 14 outgoing feeders per cubicle
can be installed
• Doors optionally with/without door
cutout
• Optional installation of quick-assembly
kits or freely-arranged equipment racks
• Single or multiple feeders
• Cubicle height door and/or covers
• Cubicle height door with or without inspection pane
• Optional switch disconnector module
• Available as basic unit with controller module or as
expansion unit without controller module
• Reactive power compensation fields can be
integrated in the switchgear system and busbar
group.
• Large cable connection compartment
with a width of 600 mm or 800 mm
• Good accessibility
• Large cable connection compartment with a width of
400 mm or 600 mm
• Good accessibility

Off-circuit fuse change
See In-line design 3NJ4 (Page 49)). See Planning with fixed-mounted design with front
covers (Page 53)).
See Planning with reactive power
compensation (Page 57)).

Planning principles
2.3 Cubicle structure
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2.3 Cubicle structure
Top busbar position

Installation Busbar system Cubicle structure
Busbar position Top
Rated current Up to 3270 A
Cable/busbar entry from bottom
Single-front

installation on the wall,
stand-alone,
back-to-back Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
N L1 L2 L3
PE
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Busbar position Top
Rated current Up to 3270 A
Cable/busbar entry from top
or
Connection compartment rear
Single-front

installation on the wall,
stand-alone,
back-to-back
Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
PE
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PE
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Busbar position Top
Rated current Up to 6300 A
Cable/busbar entry from bottom
Single-front

installation on the wall,
stand-alone,
back-to-back Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
N L1 L2 L3 N L1 L2 L3
PE
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Busbar position Top
Rated current Up to 6300 A
Cable/busbar entry: from top
or connection compartment rear
Single-front

installation on the wall,
stand-alone,
back-to-back
Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
N L1 L2 L3 N L1 L2 L3
PE PE
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Device/
functional
compartment
Busbar compartment Cable /busbar
connection compartment
Cross-wiring
compartment
Operating
panels

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2.3 Cubicle structure
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Rear busbar position

Installation Busbar system Cubicle structure
Busbar position Rear
top or bottom,
top and bottom
Rated current Up to 4000 A
Cable/busbar entry from bottom,
from top
Single-front

installation on the
wall,
stand-alone,
back-to-back
Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
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L3
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PE
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L3
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Busbar position Rear
top or bottom
Rated current Up to 7010 A
Cable/busbar entry from bottom,
from top
Single-front

Installation on the
wall,
stand-alone,
back-to-back
Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
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L3
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Busbar position Centre
top or bottom,
top and bottom
Rated current Up to 4000 A
Cable/busbar entry from bottom,
from top
Double-front

Installation
stand-alone
Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
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PE PE
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Busbar position Centre
top or bottom
Rated current Up to 7010 A
Cable/busbar entry from bottom,
from top
Double-front

Installation
stand-alone
Busbar system 3-pole/4-pole
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L3
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PE PE
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compartment
Busbar compartment Cable /busbar
connection compartment
Cross-wiring
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Operating
panels

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2.4 Standards and regulations
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2.4 Standards and regulations

Type-tested low-voltage switchgear and controlgear
assembly (TTA)
IEC 60439-1
DIN EN 60439-1 (VDE 0660 part 500)
Test of internal fault behaviour (internal arc) IEC 61641, VDE 0660 Part 500, Supplement 2
(Ue to 440 V, Icw (1s) to 50 kA, t to 100 ms)
Protection against electrical shock DIN EN 50274, VDE 0660 Part 514

2.5 Safety characteristics

Safety verification for each specifically
developed system
TTA-tested standard modules in accordance with IEC 60439-1
Cubicle-to-cubicle safety Partitions between the cubicles
Safety for test position and
disconnected position
The systems' degree of protection is maintained up to IP54:
• Increased protection of operating personnel
• Prevents harmful deposits in the system
Uniform operation of withdrawable units Uniform user interface for small and standard withdrawable units, with integrated
operator error protection:
• Avoidance of incorrect operation
• Reduced instruction times
Resistance to internal arcs
(IEC 61641)
Stepped concept with add-on modules for active and passive limitation of arcing
faults:
• Up to 440 V, 50 kA, 100 ms (without upgrade measures)
• Arcing barriers as add-on
• Insulated busbars as add-on
Additional safety characteristics Switchgear from Siemens:
• No premature failures
• Minimum downtimes
• Short delivery times

Planning principles
2.6 Technical data
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2.6 Technical data
General technical data

Installation conditions Indoor installation
Ambient temperature 24 h average + 35 °C (- 5 °C to + 40 °C)
Degree of protection to IEC 60529, EN 60529 IP30, IP31, IP40, IP41, IP54
Internal separation IEC 60439-1, Section 7.7,
VDE 0660 Part 500, 7.7
Form 1 to form 4
Rated insulation voltage (Ui) Main circuit 1000 V
Rated operating voltage (Ue) Main circuit Up to 690 V
Rated impulse withstand voltage Uimp 8 kV
Overvoltage category III
Creepage distances and clearances
Degree of contamination 3
Main busbars horizontal (3-pole and 4-pole)

Top busbar position
Rated operational current
(ventilated) [A]
1190 1630 1920 2470 3010 3270 3700 4660 5620 6300
Rated operational current
(non-ventilated) [A]
965 1310 1480 1870 2250 2450 3000 3680 4360 4980
Rated peak withstand
current Ipk [kA]
77 110 143 187 220 220 330 330 330 330
Rated short-time withstand
current Icw(1s) [kA]
35 50 65 85 100 100 150 150 150 150
Rear busbar position
Rated operational current
(ventilated) [A]
1280 1630 2200 2520 2830 3170 4000 4910 5340 5780 7010
Rated operational current
(non-ventilated) [A]
1160 1400 1800 2010 2210 2490 3160 3730 4080 4440 5440
Rated peak withstand
current Ipk [kA]
110 143 143 187 220 220 220 330 330 330 330
Rated short-time withstand
current Icw(1s) [kA]
50 65 65 85 100 100 100 150 150 150 150
Planning principles
2.6 Technical data
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Busbars vertical (3-pole and 4-pole)

For
circuit-breaker design
For
universal mounting
and fixed-mounted
design
For
in-line design
3NJ6
For
in-line design
3NJ4
Rated operational current
[A]
up to 6300 up to 1600 up to 2100 up to 1600
Rated peak withstand
current Ipk [kA]
up to 220 up to 143 up to 110 -
Rated short-time withstand
current Icw(1s) [kA]
up to 100 up to 50 / 65
2)
up to 50
2)
up to 50
1)



1)
Conditional rated short-circuit current (Icc) = 50 kA
2)
Conditional rated short-circuit current (Icc) = 100 kA
Surface treatment

Rack components Sendzimir-galvanised
Covering Sendzimir-galvanised/powder-coated
Doors Powder-coated
Colour of the powder-coated parts (layer thickness
100 ± 25 μm)
RAL 7035, light grey (in accordance with DIN 43656)
Design parts: Blue Green Basic


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3.1 Characteristics of circuit-breaker design
Circuit breakers 630 A to 6300 A

Mounting design Fixed-mounted and withdrawable design
Application range • Incoming feeders
• Bus couplers (longitudinal and transverse couplers)
• Outgoing feeders
Degrees of protection
(in accordance with
IEC 60529, EN 60529)
• ventilated ≤ IP41
• non-ventilated ≤ IP54
Height 2200 (2000) mm
Width In accordance with the tables under Cubicle
widths (Page 24)
Cubicle dimensions
Depth 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 mm
Form of intenal
separation
Form 2b (door cubicle high)
Form 3a, 4b (3-partition door)
Design options • Air circuit breaker (ACB)
• Moulded-case circuit breaker (MCCB)
Cable/busbar connection direction
Cubicle depth 500, 800 mm Cable/busbar connection from bottom
(front side)
Single-front installation
busbar top
Cubicle depth 800, 1200 mm Cable/busbar connection from top,
(front side) or from the rear
(back side)
Single-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 600, 800 mm Cable/busbar connection from top or
bottom (front side)


Double-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 1000, 1200
mm
Cable/busbar connection from top or
bottom (front side)
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3.2 Cubicle widths
3.2.1 Cubicle widths for incoming/outgoing feeder with circuit breaker/non-automatic air
circuit breaker 3WL (ACB)

Cubicle depth
*
Rated breaker
current

Min.
cubicle
width
3-pole
Min.
cubicle
width
4-pole
500 (800)
TopBBpos
800 (1200)
TopBBpos
600
RearB
Bpos
800
RearB
Bpos
1000
DF
1200
DF

Short circuit
breaking
capacity Icu
[A] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [kA]
630 – 1600 400 600 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 65
630
1)
– 3200 600 800 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 100
4000 800
3)
,
1000
1000 - ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 100
5000 – 6300
2)
1000 1000 - - - ◆ ◆ ◆ 100

1)
630 A with rated current module (rating plug)
2)
Incoming/outgoing feeder of the circuit breaker with 5000 A and 6300 A is implemented with busbar connection
3)
for cubicle depth 800 (1200) TopBBpos
*
Abbreviations:
TopBBpos: Top busbar position
RearBBpos: Rear busbar position
DF: Double-front
( ) Values in parentheses = connection from top or rear
Cubicle depths & cubicle structure depend on the busbar position, see also Cubicle structure (Page 18)
3.2.2 Cubicle widths for longitudinal / transverse coupler with circuit breaker/non-
automatic air circuit breaker 3WL (ACB)
Top busbar position

Cubicle depth* Rated breaker
current
Minimum cubicle width
3-pole
longitudinal coupler
Minimum cubicle width
4-pole
longitudinal coupler
500 (800)
TopBBpos
800 (1200)
TopBBpos
Short circuit
breaking capacity Icu
[A] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [kA]
630 – 1600 600 800 ◆ ◆ 65
630
1)
– 3200 800 1000 ◆ ◆ 100
4000 – 5000 1000 1200 - ◆ 100
6300 1400 1400 - ◆ 100
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Rear busbar position

Min. cubicle width
3-pole
Min. cubicle width
4-pole
Cubicle depth* Rated breaker
current



Longitu-
dinal
coupler
Trans-
verse
coupler
Longitu-
dinal
coupler
Transverse
coupler

600
RearB
Bpos
800
RearB
Bpos
1000
DF
1200
DF
Short circuit
breaking capacity
Icu



[A] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [kA]
630 – 1600 600 400 600 600 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 65
630
1)
– 3200 800 600 800 800 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 100
4000 1000 1000 1000 1000 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 100
5000 – 6300 1400 - 1400 - - ◆ - ◆ 100


1)
630 A with rated current module (rating plug)
*
Abbreviations:
TopBBpos: Top busbar position
RearBBpos: Rear busbar position
DF: Double-front
( ) Values in parentheses = connection from top or rear
Cubicle depths & cubicle structure depend on the busbar position, see also Cubicle structure (Page 18) ; Cubicle
structure (Page 18)

3.3 Connections for circuit breakers/non-automatic air circuit breakers
3WL (ACB)
Type tested busbar trunking system connection for circuit breakers/non-automatic air circuit breakers
3WL (ACB)

Rated breaker
current

[A]
Circuit breaker
size
Connectable
busbar trunking systems
SIVACON 8PS
Minimum cubicle
width
3-pole
[mm]
1600 BG I LD / LX 400
2000 – 3200 BG II LD / LX 600
4000 BG III LD / LX 800


5000 BG III LD / LX 1000
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Cable connection for circuit breaker/non-automatic air circuit breakers 3WL (ACB)

Connectable cable per connection busbar for Rated breaker
current
[A]
Circuit breaker
size
L1; L2; L3
(N for 4-pole)
[mm²]
PE; PEN; N

[mm²]
630 – 1000 BG I 4 x 240 4 x 240
1250 – 1600 BG I 6 x 240 6 x 240
2000 – 2500 BG II 9 x 300 9 x 300
3200 BG II 11 x 300 11 x 300
4000 BG III 14 x 300 14 x 300
5000 BG III






6300 BG III
Implementation with busbar trunking system connection
3.4 Derating factors circuit-breaker design 3WL
Derating factors I
e
/ I
n
for incoming or outgoing feeder function at 35°C ambient temperature

Cubicle depth*
500/800 mm
TopBBpos
600/800 mm
RearBBpos
1000/1200 mm
DF
Rated breaker
current
[A]
Circuit
breaker
size
Non-
ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
ventilated
(e.g. IP 40)
Non-
ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
ventilated
(e.g. IP 40)
Non-
ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
ventilated
(e.g. IP 40)
630 - 800 BG I 1 1 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
1000 BG I 0.93 1 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
1250 BG I 0.93 1 0.94 1.00 0.94 1.00
1600 BG I 0.75 0.94 0.88 1.00 0.88 1.00
2000 BG II 0.82 1 0.73 0.91 0.73 0.91
2500 BG II 0.78 0.94 0.78 0.93 0.78 0.93
3200 BG II 0.70 0.84 0.77 0.91 0.77 0.91
4000 BG III 0.65
1)
0.92
1)
0.68 0.93 0.68 0.93
5000 BG III On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
2)
On request
2)
6300 BG III On request
1)
On request
1
On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
2)
On request
2)

1)
possible from cubicle depth 800 mm
2)
possible from cubicle depth 1,200 mm
* Abbreviations:
TopBBpos: Top busbar position
RearBBpos: Rear busbar position
DF: Double-front
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Derating factors I
e
/ I
n
for longitudinal coupler function at 35°C ambient temperature

Cubicle depth*
500/800 mm
TopBBpos
600/800 mm
RearBBpos
1000/1200 mm
DF
Rated breaker
current
[A]
Circuit
breaker
size
Non-
ventilated
(e.g. IP54)
Ventilated
(e.g. IP40)
Non-
ventilated
(e.g. IP54)
Ventilated
(e.g. IP40)
Non-
ventilated
(e.g. IP54)
Ventilated
(e.g. IP40)
630 - 800 BG I 1 1 1 1 1 1
1000 BG I 0.93 1 1 1 1 1
1250 BG I 0.93 1 0.91 1 0.91 1
1600 BG I 0.87 1 0.85 1 0.85 1
2000 BG II 0.8 1 0.73 0.91 0.73 0.91
2500 BG II 0.78 0.94 0.77 0.98 0.77 0.98
3200 BG II 0.69 0.84 0.70 0.88 0.70 0.88
4000 BG III 0.71
1)
0.92
1)
0.66 0.91 0.66 0.91
5000 BG III On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
2)
On request
2)

6300 BG III On request
1)
On request
1
On request
1)
On request
1)
On request
2)
On request
2)



1)
possible from cubicle depth 800 mm
2)
possible from cubicle depth 1,200 mm
* Abbreviations:
TopBBpos: Top busbar position
RearBBpos: Rear busbar position
DF: Double-front
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Derating factors I
e
/ I
n
for transverse coupler function at 35°C ambient temperature

Cubicle depth*
600/800 mm
RearBBpos
1000/1200 mm
DF
Rated breaker
current
[A]
Circuit breaker
size
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
ventilated
(e.g. IP 40)
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
Ventilated
(e.g. IP40)
630 - 1000 BG I 1 1 1 1
1250 BG I 0.94 1 0.94 1
1600 BG I 0.88 1 0.88 1
2000 BG II 0.73 0.91 0.73 0.91
2500 BG II 0.78 0.93 0.78 0.93
3200 BG II 0.77 0.91 0.77 0.91
4000 BG III 0.68 0.93 0.68 0.93


These derating factors are rounded values that serve as a basis for rough planning. The exact rated currents for the
circuit-breaker design cubicles as well as factors for deviating ambient temperatures must be requested.
* Abbreviations:
TopBBpos: Top busbar position
RearBBpos: Rear busbar position
DF: Double-front

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3.5 Derating factors and cubicle widths for 3VL moulded-case circuit
breakers
The cubicles for 3VL circuit breakers for incoming and outgoing feeders correspond to the
structure of the cubicles for 3WL circuit breakers.
Derating factors Ie / In for top busbar position

Incoming or outgoing feeder
Derating factors Ie / In at 35°C ambient
temperature
Rated breaker
current


[A]
Circuit breaker 3VL
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
ventilated
(e.g. IP 40)
Min. cubicle
width
3-pole

[mm]
Min. cubicle
width
4-pole

[mm]
Fixed-mounted design
630 3VL5763 0.85 0.90 400 400
800 3VL6780 0.85 0.90 400 400
1250 3VL7712 0.71 0.88 400 400
1600 3VL8716 0.56 0.68 400
1)
400
2)

Withdrawable design
800 3VL6780 0.92 1.00 600 600
1250 3VL7712 0.82 0.97 600 600
1600 3VL8716 0.59 0.72 600
2)
600
2)

Derating factors Ie / In for rear busbar position

Incoming or outgoing feeder
Derating factors Ie / In at 35°C
ambient temperature
[A]
Rated breaker
current
[A]
Circuit breaker 3VL
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
ventilated
(e.g. IP 40)
Minimum cubicle
width
3-pole
[mm]
Minimum cubicle
width
4-pole
[mm]
Fixed-mounted design
630 3VL5763 0.82 0.90 400 600
800 3VL6780 0.82 0.90 400 600
1250 3VL7712 0.71 0.88 400 600
1600 3VL8716 0.65 0.75 400
1)
600
2)



1)
Also available for bar connection: Width 400 mm
2)
Also available for bar connection: Width 600 mm
These derating factors are rounded values that serve as a basis for rough planning. The
exact rated currents for the circuit-breaker design cubicles as well as factors for deviating
ambient temperatures must be requested.
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4.1 Withdrawable design
4.1.1 Withdrawable design characteristics

Application range • Motor-driven loads 250 kW
• Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A
• Incoming feeders to 630 A
Degrees of protection
(in accordance with
IEC 60529, EN 60529)
• Ventilated ≤ IP41 (withdrawable, fixed-mounted, in-line 3NJ6)
• Non-ventilated ≤ IP54 (only withdrawable, fixed-mounted)
Height 2200 (2000) mm
1000, 1200 mm
(front-side cable connection)
Width
600 mm
(rear cable connection)
Cubicle dimensions
Depth 500, 600, 800,1000,1200 mm
Form of internal
separation
Form 3b, 4b (withdrawable, in-line)
Form 3b, 4a, 4b (fixed-mounted)
Design options • Fuseless load feeders
• Fused load feeders
• Motor outgoing feeders with and without overload relay
• Feeders with and without communication connection
Height device compartment 1800 (1600) mm
Width device compartment 600 mm



Cubicle structure
Width cable connection compartment 400, 600 mm

Cable connection direction
Cubicle depth 500, 800 mm Cable connection from bottom (front) Single-front installation
busbar position top
Cubicle depth 800, 1200 mm Cable connection from top (front) or rear (back)
Single-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 600, 800 mm Cable connection from top or bottom (front)
Double-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 1000, 1200 mm Cable connection from top or bottom (front)
Motor starter I ≤ 0.8 Capacity of the single feeder
Cable feeders I ≤ 0.8
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A combination of withdrawable, fixed-mounted, and in-line 3NJ6 is possible, however only for
front connection.

4 x small withdrawable units (KE ¼) per row = height 150 / 200 mm
2 x small withdrawable units (KE ¼) per row = height 150 / 200 mm
Withdrawable equipment per row
1 x normal withdrawable unit (NE) per row = height 100 to 700 mm

Size ¼, H150 Size ½, H200 Size H150
Feeder designs

Equipment height Cubicle
height

Cubicle

Section(s)

Position
in the
cubicle
Feeder design
1)
Feeder design
1)

[mm] [mm] [mm]
400 400 Top OFW
2000 1600 600

1000
Centre

OFW

OFW

OFF
600
2)
600

1200
Bottom
OFW
or
OFF OFPD
OFW
OFF
OFPD OFF

OFF
OFPD
600 600 Top OFW
2200 1800 600

1200
Centre

OFW

OFW

OFF
600
2)
600

1200
Bottom
OFW
or
OFF
OFPD
OFW
OFF
OFPD
OFF

OFF
OFPD


Permissible feeder design for main busbar position Vertical distribution busbar
Top Rear
Flat copper 1x40x10 See "Cubicle height/equipment height" -
Flat copper 2x40x10 OFF or OFF + OFPD -
Mounting rail 400 mm
2
See "Cubicle height/equipment height"
Mounting rail 650 mm
2
See "Cubicle height/equipment height"


1)
Restrictions in feeder design depending on cubicle bars and busbar position.
2)
The adapter for OFPD requires a height of 600 mm and the equipment height is 500 mm.
OFW= withdrawable design
OFF = fixed-mounted design
OFPD = in-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in)

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4.1.2 Rated currents
4.1.2.1 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar

Rated current
at ambient temperature 35°C
[A]
Busbar cross-
section
Ventilated
(e.g. IP 40)
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
Rated short-time
current Icw


[kA]
Rated peak withstand
short-circuit current Ipk


[kA]
Mounting rail
400 mm
2
905 830
650 mm
2
1100 (1620)
2)
1000 (1520)
1)

50 / 65 110 / 143
Flat copper (not for rear busbar position)
1 x 40 x 10 895 820
2 x 40 x 10 1120 1000
50 / 65 110 / 143
For rear busbar position current sharing can be used in a 5 to 1 ratio. i.e. additionally up to 520 A.
Example:
Rated current1620 A = summation current from height 1462 mm = 1100 A
+ summation current from height 337 mm = 520 A
1)
1520 A = 1000 A + 520 A
2)
1620 A = 1100 A + 520 A
Example:
Utilisation of current sharing at cubicle height 2200 mm (value in brackets at cubicle height
2000 mm)
Current sharing Current sharing
1620A
1620A
337mm
(237mm)
1
4
6
3
m
m

(
1
3
6
3
m
m
)
387mm
(287mm)
1
4
1
3

m
m

(
1
3
1
3
m
m
)


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4.1.2.2 Rated currents and mounting data for cable feeders
Small withdrawable units 1/4 and 1/2

Derating factors Ie / In
at 35°C ambient temperature
Rated breaker
current

[A]
Type Withdrawable unit
size

[mm]
Non-ventilated Ventilated
Cable feeders, fuseless 3-pole
25 3RV1.2 KE ¼, ½, H150 0.78 0.89
25 3RV1.2 KE ¼, ½, H200 0.78 0.89
50 3RV1.3 KE ½, H150 0.68 0.73
50 3RV1.3 KE ½, H200 0.68 0.73
63 3RV1.4 KE ½, H150 On request On request
63 3RV1.4 KE ½, H200 On request On request
Cable feeders, fused 3-pole
32 3LD22 KE ¼, ½, H150 0.89 0.96
32 3LD22 KE ¼, ½, H200 0.89 0.96
63 3LD25 KE ¼, ½, H150 0.73 0.79
63 3LD25 KE ¼, ½, H200 0.73 0.79
Cable feeders, fused 4-pole (N-conductor, switched)
32 3LD22 KE ¼, ½, H150 0.89 0.96
32 3LD22 KE ¼, ½, H200 0.89 0.96
63 3LD25 KE ¼, ½, H200 0.73 0.79
Circuit breaker
(3-pole)

3
l >

Fuse switch disconnector
(3-pole)

3



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Standard withdrawable units

Derating factors Ie / In
at 35°C ambient temperature
Rated breaker
current

[A]
Type Withdrawable unit
size

[mm]
Non-ventilated Ventilated
Cable feeders, fuseless 3-pole
25 3RV1.2 150 0.78 0.89
50 3RV1.3 150 0.68 0.72
100 3RV1.4 150 0.55 0.58
160 VL160X 200 0.73 0.80
160 VL160 200 On request On request
250 VL250 200 0.70 0.76
400 VL400 300 0.66 (0.76) 0.73 (0.82)
630 VL630 300 0.52 (0.59) 0.59 (0.65)
Cable feeders, fuseless 4-pole (with/without overload and short-circuit release in the 4th pole (N))
160 VL160X 250 0.73 0.80
160 VL160 250 On request On request
250 VL250 250 0.70 0.76
400 VL400 400 0.66 (0.76) 0.73 (0.82)
630 VL630 400 0.52 (0.59) 0.59 (0.65)
Cable feeders, fused 3-pole
63 3KL50 150 1.00 1.00
125 3KL52 150 0.85 0.90
160 3KL53 200 0.76 0.81
250 3KL55 300 0.77 0.83
400 3KL57 300 0.67 (0.76) 0.77 (0.85)
630 3KL61 400 0.62 (0.68) 0.70 (0.77)
Cable feeders, fused 4-pole (N-conductor, switched)
63 3KL50 150 On request On request
125 3KL52 150 0.85 0.90
160 3KL53 200 0.76 0.81
250 3KL55 300 0.77 0.83
400 3KL57 300 0.67 (0.76) 0.77 (0.85)
Circuit breaker
(4-pole)

4
l >


Fuse switch
disconnector
(4-pole)

4

630 3KL61 500 0.62 (0.68) 0.70 (0.77)


( ) Derating factors bottom mounting position

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4.1.3 Rated data for motor outgoing feeders
4.1.3.1 Fused motor outgoing feeders
Motor outgoing feeders, fused 400 V
Rated data (AC-2 / AC-3)
Pn [kW] Ie [A]
Withdrawable unit size
[mm]
Direct contactor normal starting
5.5 11.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
18.5 35 KE ¼, H200
18.5 35 KE ½, H150, H200
11 22 100
5.5 11.5 150
11 22 150
22 41 150
45 80 200
90 160 400
132 230 400
160 280 500


250 430 600
Reversing circuit
5.5
1)
11.5
1)
KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ¼, H200
11 22 KE ½, H150, H200
18.5 35 KE ½, H150, H200
11 22 100
5.5 11.5 150
11 22 150
22 41 150
45 80 200
90 160 400
132 230 400
160 280 600


250 430 700
Star-delta circuit
7.5 15.5 KE ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ½, H150, H200
15 29 KE ½, H150, H200
18.5 35 KE ½, H200
15 29 200
37 66 200
55 97 200
75 132 300
90 160 500
132 230 500
160 280 500
200 350 700


250 430 700

1)
Current transformer mounting not possible for KE 1/4, H150
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Motor outgoing feeders, fused 400 V - with SIMOCODE pro

Rated data (AC-2 / AC-3)
Pn [kW] Ie [A]
Withdrawable unit size
[mm]
Direct contactor - normal starting with SIMOCODE pro C
4 8.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
18.5 35 KE ¼, H200
18.5 35 KE ½, H150, H200
4 8.5 100
11 22 100
4 8.5 150
11 22 150
22 41 150
45 80 200
90 160 400
132 230 500
160 280 600


250 430 600
Reversing circuit with SIMOCODE pro C
4 8.5 KE ¼, H200
4 8.5 KE ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ¼, H200
11 22 KE ½, H150, H200
18.5 35 KE ½, H150, H200
4 8.5 100
11 22 100
4 8.5 150
11 22 150
22 41 150
45 80 200
90 160 400
132 230 500
160 280 600


250 430 700
Star-delta circuit with SIMOCODE pro V
7.5 15.5 KE ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ½, H150, H200
15 29 KE ½, H150, H200
18.5 35 KE ½, H200
7.5 15.5 200
15 29 200
30 55 200
37 66 200
55 97 200
75 132 300
132 230 400
160 280 500
200 350 700


250 430 700

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4.1 Withdrawable design
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4.1.3.2 Fuseless motor outgoing units
Motor outgoing feeders, fuseless, 400 V - type 2 at 50 kA, overload protection with circuit breaker

Rated data (AC-2 / AC-3)
Pn [kW] Ie [A]
Withdrawable unit size
[mm]
Direct contactor normal starting
7.5 15.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
22 41 KE ½, H150, H200
30 55 KE ½, H200
7.5 15.5 100
7.5 15.5 150
22 41 150
45 80 150
75 132 300
90 160 300
132 230 400
160 280 500

l >

250 430 500
Reversing circuit
7.5 15.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
22 41 KE ½, H200
7.5 15.5 100
7.5 15.5 150
22 41 150
45 80 150
75 132 300
90 160 300
132 230 400
160 280 500

l >

250 430 500
Planning with universal mounting design
4.1 Withdrawable design
Planning with SIVACON S8
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Motor outgoing feeders, fuseless, 400 V - type 2 at 50 kA, with overload relay

Rated data (AC-2 / AC-3)
Pn [kW] Ie [A]
Withdrawable unit size
[mm]
Direct contactor normal starting
0.55 1.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
7.5 15.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
22 41 KE ½, H150, H200
30 55 KE ½, H200
0.55 1.5 100, 150
7.5 15.5 100, 150
22 41 150
45 80 150
75 132 300
90 160 400
110 195 400
160 280 500

l >

250 430 600
Reversing circuit
0.55 1.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
7.5 15.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
22 41 KE ½, H200
0.55 1.5 100, 150
7.5 15.5 100, 150
22 41 150
45 80 200
75 132 300
90 160 400
110 195 400
160 280 500

l >

250 430 600
Star-delta circuit
7.5 15.5 KE ½, H150, H200
22 41 KE ½, H200
7.5 15.5 200
22 41 200
45 80 300
90 160 400
110 195 500
160 280 700

l >

250 430 800
Planning with universal mounting design
4.1 Withdrawable design
Planning with SIVACON S8
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Motor outgoing feeders, fuseless, 400 V - type 2 at 50 kA, with SIMOCODE pro

Rated data (AC-2 / AC-3)
Pn [kW] Ie [A]
Withdrawable unit size
[mm]
Direct contactor - normal starting with SIMOCODE pro C
5.5 11.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
7.5 15.5 KE ¼, ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ½, H200
15 29 KE ½, H200
30 55 KE ½, H200
5.5 11.5 100.150
7.5 15.5 150
11 22 150
15 29 150
37 66 200
45 80 200
75 132 300
90 160 400
110 195 400
160 280 500

l >

250 430 600
Reversing circuit with SIMOCODE pro C
5.5 11.5 KE ¼,H200
5.5 11.5 KE ½, H150, H200
7.5 15.5 KE ¼, H200
7.5 15.5 KE ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ½, H200
15 29 KE ½, H200
5.5 11.5 100.150
7.5 15.5 150
11 22 200
15 29 200
37 66 200
45 80 200
75 132 300
90 160 400
110 195 400
160 280 500

l >

250 430 600
Star-delta circuit with SIMOCODE pro V
5.5 11.5 KE ½, H150, H200
7.5 15.5 KE ½, H150, H200
11 22 KE ½, H200
15 29 KE ½, H200
5.5 11.5 200
7.5 15.5 200
11 22 200
15 29 200
37 66 300
45 80 300
90 160 400
110 195 500
160 280 700

l >

250 430 800
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4.1 Withdrawable design
Planning with SIVACON S8
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● Motor outgoing feeders for 500 V and 690 V on request
● Other motor outgoing feeders with the SIMOCODE pro motor management system are
available on request
Coordination type 2
● In the event of short circuit the short-circuit protection device used must safely and
successfully switch off the the applied overcurrent. Operators as well as system
components should not be subjected to any risks.
Coordination type 2 (for motor starters): The overload relay or other parts should not be
damaged, with the exception of contactor contact welding, if these contacts can be easily
separated.
Previously used term: Type of protection "Class C" (IEC 60292-1 replaced by
IEC 60947-4)
4.1.4 Withdrawable unit position signal (option)
The position of the withdrawable unit is clearly indicated on the instrument panel display. In
addition the withdrawable unit position can be detected via signalling switch (1 W) in the
withdrawable unit or in the compartment.
● Message - Feeder available (AZV)
● Message - Feeder not available (AZNV)
● Message - Test position
Planning with universal mounting design
4.2 Fixed-mounted design
Planning with SIVACON S8
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4.2 Fixed-mounted design
4.2.1 Characteristics of fixed-mounting with compartment doors

Application range • Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A
• Incoming feeders to 630 A
Degrees of protection
(in accordance with
IEC 60529, EN 60529)
• Ventilated ≤ IP 41 (withdrawable, fixed-mounted and in-line 3NJ6)
• Non-ventilated ≤ IP 54 (only fixed-mounted)
Height 2200 (2000) mm
1000, 1200 mm (front cable connection) Width
600 mm (rear cable connection)
Cubicle dimensions

Depth 500, 600, 800,1000,1200 mm
Form of internal
separation
Form 2b (fixed-mounted with cubicle-high door)
Form 3b, 4a, 4b (fixed-mounted with compartment doors and
in-line units 3NJ6)
Design options • Circuit breaker SIRIUS 3RV / 3VL
• Switch disconnector SENTRON 3K
• Switch disconnector SENTRON 3NP
• Switch disconnector SENTRON 3NJ6 in plug-in design
Height device compartment 1800 (1600) mm
Width device compartment 600 mm


Cubicle structure

Width cable connection compartment 400, 600 mm
Cable connection direction
Cubicle depth 500, 800 mm Cable connection from bottom (front) Single-front installation
busbar position top
Cubicle depth 800, 1200 mm Cable connection from top (front) or
rear (back)
Single-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 600, 800 mm Cable connection from top or bottom
(front)
Double-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 1000, 1200 mm Cable connection from top or bottom
(front)
Capacity of the single feeder Cable feeders I ≤ 0.8
A combination of withdrawable, fixed-mounted, and in-line 3NJ6 is possible, however only for
front connection.


Planning with universal mounting design
4.2 Fixed-mounted design
Planning with SIVACON S8
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Feeder designs

Equipment height Cubicle height

[mm]
Cubicle
[mm]
Sections
[mm]
Position in the cubicle
Feeder design
Top
2000 1600
1000
Centre

OFF
600
1)
Bottom

OFF
OFPD
Top
2200 1800

1200
Centre

OFF
600
1)
Bottom

OFF
OFPD
1) The adapter for OFPD requires a height of 600 mm and the equipment height is 500 mm.

OFF = Fixed-mounted design
OFPD = in-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in)

4.2.2 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar

Rated current
at ambient temperature 35°C
[A]
Busbar cross-section
Ventilated
(e.g. IP 20)
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
Rated short-time current

Icw
[kA]
Rated peak withstand
short-circuit current
Ipk
[kA]
Mounting rail
400 mm
2
905 830
650 mm
2
1100 (1620)
1)
1000 (1520)
1)

50 / 65 110 / 143
Flat copper (not for rear busbar position)
1x40x10 895 820
2x40x10 1120 1000
50 / 65 110 / 143
1)
For rear busbar position current sharing can be used in a ratio of 5 to 1 (see Rated
currents for the vertical distribution busbar (Page 33)).
Planning with universal mounting design
4.2 Fixed-mounted design
Planning with SIVACON S8
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4.2.3 Fixed-mounted design selection tables
Rated currents and mounting data for cable feeders

Rated breaker
current
[A]
Module height

[mm]
Derating factors Ie / In
at 35°C ambient temperature
Type Numbe
r per
row
3-pole 4-pole 3-pole 4-pole Non-ventilated 35°C Ventilated 35°C
3NP40 10 1 160 - 150 - 0.72 0.94
3NP40 70 1 160 - 150 - 0.72 0.94
3NP42 70 1 250 - 250 - 0.95 1
3NP43 70 1 400 - 300 - 0.85 0.9
3NP44 70 1 630 - 350 - 0.73 0.79
3NP50 60 1 160 - 150 - 0.72 0.94
3NP52 60 1 250 - 250 - 0.95 1
3NP53 60 1 400 - 300 - 0.85 0.9

Fuse switch
disconnector
3NP54 60 1 630 - 350 - 0.73 0.79
3KL50 1 63 63 150 250 0.92 0.98
3KL52 1 125 125 250 250 0.94 0.98
3KL53 1 160 160 250 250 0.83 0.87
3KL55 1 250 250 300 350 1 1
3KL57 1 400 400 300 350 0.84 0.86

Switch
disconnector with
fuse
3KL61 1 630 630 450 500 0.83 0.87
3RV1.3 1 50 - 150 - 0.69 0.8
3RV1.4 1 100 - 150 - 0.69 0.78
3VL1 1 160 160 150 200 0.73 0.93
3VL2 1 160 160 150 200 0.78 0.98
3VL3 1 250 250 200 250 0.99 1
3VL4 1 400 400 250 300 1 1

Circuit breaker
3VL5 1 630 630 250 350 0.79 0.86
1 200
1 300
1 400
1 500

Device
compartment
(useable overall
depth 310 mm)
1 600


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Planning with in-line design
5
5.1 In-line design 3NJ6
5.1.1 Characteristics of in-line design 3NJ6

Application range • Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A
• Incoming feeders to 630 A
Degrees of protection
(in accordance with
IEC 60529, EN 60529)
ventilated ≤ IP41
Height 2200 (2000) mm
Width 1000, 1200 mm
(front-side cable connection)
Cubicle dimensions
Depth 500, 600, 800,1000,1200 mm
Form of internal separation Form 3b, 4b
Design options • Disconnector switch with fuses 3NJ6
• Standard breaking capacity S, manually operated
• High breaking capacity H, manually operated
• With or without current measurement
• Integrated current transformer and retrofitable
accessories
• Easy and fast modification or replacement under
operating conditions
Height device compartment 1750 (1550) mm
Width device compartment 600 mm


Cubicle structure
Width cable connection compartment 400, 600 mm

Cable connection direction
Single-front installation
busbar position top
Cubicle depth 500, 800 mm Cable connection from bottom (front)
Cubicle depth 800, 1200 mm Cable connection from top (front)
Single-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 600, 800 mm Cable connection from top or bottom (front)
Double-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 1000, 1200 mm Cable connection from top or bottom (front)
Capacity of the single feeder Cable feeders I ≤ 0.8
Planning with in-line design
5.1 In-line design 3NJ6
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Device compartment for
auxiliary devices and
instruments 200 mm to 600 mm
in height consisting of
• Compartment door
• Mounting plate
• with and without 400 A connection module on the plug-in busbar system
• Useable overall device depth 180 mm
5.1.2 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar

Busbar cross-section

[mm]
Rated current
at ambient temperature 35°C
ventilated
Rated short-time current Icw

[kA]
Rated peak withstand short-
circuit current Ipk
[kA]
60 x 10 1500 A 50 110
80 x 10 2100 A 50 110
5.1.3 Cable connection
Cable connection compartment
The cable connection compartment is arranged on the right side The cable is connected
directly on the switching device

Size Rated current
[A]
Cable connection
[mm
2
]
00 160 1 x 10…95
1 250 1 x 95…240
2 400 1 x 300,
2 x 95…240
3 630 1 x 300,
2 x 95…240

Planning with in-line design
5.1 In-line design 3NJ6
Planning with SIVACON S8
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5.1.4 In-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in) selection tables
Rated currents and mounting data for cable feeders

Height requirement
of the in-line units
[mm]
Max. number per cubicle
cubicle height
2000 / 2200 mm
Type Rated current
[A]
Size Derating factors Ie / In at
35°C ambient
temperature, ventilated
3-pole 4-pole 3-pole 4-pole
3NJ6110 160 00 0.78 50 100 31 / 35 15 / 17
3NJ6120 250 1 0.80 100 150 15 / 17 10 / 11
3NJ6140 400 2 0.80 200 250 7 / 8 6 / 7
3NJ6160 630 3 0.79 200 250 7 / 8 6 / 7
3NJ6203 160 00 0.78 50 100 31 / 35 15 / 17
3NJ6213 250 1 0.80 100 150 15 / 17 10 / 11
3NJ6223 400 2 0.80 200 250 7 / 8 6 / 7
3NJ6233 630 3 0.79 200 250 7 / 8 6 / 7
Additional built-in elements

Name Height requirement [mm]
Blanking covers for empty compartments/connection module 50
Device compartment 100 *
Device compartment 200 *
Device compartment 300 *
Device compartment 400 *


*) Max. usable overall device depth 180 mm

5.1.5 Equipment rules for ventilated cubicles with 3-pole or 4-pole in-line units
Equipment rules for ventilated cubicles with 3-pole or 4-pole in-line units
● Equipment in the cubicle from bottom to top, decreasing from size 3 to size 00
● Recommended maximum equipment per cubicle approximately 2/3 including reserve
● Distribute size 2 and 3 in-line units on different cubicles to the extent possible.
● Summation operational current per cubicle max. 2000 A
● Rated currents of the devices sizes = 0.8 x IN of the largest fuse link
● Rated currents of smaller fuse links of one size = 0.8 x IN of the fuse link
Planning with in-line design
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In-line unit size Permissible
current
(continuous
operational current
at 35°C ambient
system
temperature)
Total allocated covered height
(recommended arrangement
of the blanking cover is shown
to the right)
Arrangement of in-line units + associated
blanking covers
(Blanking covers with vent slots, 50 mm
high)
In-line units size 3
(group formation not
permitted)
≥ 440 A to 500 A
of the single
device
200 mm = 4 units per in-line
unit

l
N
= 630 A


In x 0.8 = 500 A =
permissible
continuous
operational current
<440 A of the
single device
150 mm = 3 units per in-line
unit

e.g. l
N
= 500 A


In x 0.8 = 400 A =
permissible
continuous
operational current
In-line units size 2
(group formation not
permitted)
≤ 320 A of the
single device
50 mm = 1 units per in-line
unit

e.g. l
N
= 355 A


In x 0.8 = 284 A =
permissible
continuous
operational current
Groups of in-line units
size 00 and 1
≤ 400 A =
summation current
of the fuse link
group x 0.8
100 mm = 2 units per group
l
N
= 80 A
l
N
= 125 A
l
N
= 125 A
l
N
= 160 A

Total
In x 0.8 ≤ 400 A
= permissible
continuous
operational current
(Total 1 to In) x α
= permissible
continuous
operational current
Any size group of size
00 in-line units
≤ 64 A of the
single device
100 mm = 2 units per group
l
N
= 16 A
l
N
= 20 A
l
N
= 63 A
l
N
= 80 A
n
n-1
2
1


α = rated diversity
factor
Rated diversity factor in accordance with IEC 60439-1

Number of main circuits Rated diversity factor
2 and 3 0.9
4 and 5 0.8
6 to 9 inclusive 0.7
10 and more 0.6
Planning with in-line design
5.2 In-line design 3NJ4
Planning with SIVACON S8
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5.2 In-line design 3NJ4
5.2.1 Characteristics of in-line design 3NJ4

Application range • Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A
• Incoming feeders to 630 A
Degrees of protection
(in accordance with
IEC 60529, EN 60529)
• Ventilated ≤ IP31 (door with cutout)
• ventilated ≤ IP41
• non-ventilated ≤ IP54
Height 2200 (2000) mm
Width 600, 800 mm (front cable connection)
Cubicle dimensions
Depth 600, 800,1000,1200 mm
Form of internal
separation
Form 1, 2b
Design options • In-line switch disconnector 3NJ4, 3-pole
• With or without current measurement
Height device compartment 1600 mm
Width device compartment 600, 800 mm

Cubicle structure
Width cable connection
compartment
600, 800 mm


Cable connection direction
Single-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 600, 800 mm Cable connection top or bottom (front)
Double-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 1000, 1200 mm Cable connection top or bottom (front)
Capacity of the single
feeder
Cable feeders I ≤ 0.8
In-line design 3NJ4 is only available for rear busbar position.


Planning with in-line design
5.2 In-line design 3NJ4
Planning with SIVACON S8
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5.2.2 Rated currents for the horizontal distribution busbars

Rated current at 35°C ambient
temperature
[A]
Busbar cross-section
Ventilated
(e.g. IP40)
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP54)
Short-circuit rating Icc
[kA]
1 x 60 x 10
1)
1560 1430 50
1 x 100 x 10
2)
2180 1790 50
1)
at cubicle width 600 mm
2)
at cubicle width 800 mm
5.2.3 Cable connection
Cable connection compartment
The cable connection compartment can be arranged top or bottom. The cable is connected
directly on the switching device
5.2.4 In-line design 3NJ4 (fixed-mounted) selection tables
Rated currents and mounting data for cable feeders

Max. number per cubicle Type Rated current


[A]
Space
requirement
width
[mm]
Derating factors Ie / In
at 35°C ambient
temperature
Cubicle width
600 mm
Cubicle width
800 mm
Non-ventilated
3NJ410 160 50 0.73 10 14
3NJ412 250 100 0.80 5 7
3NJ413 400 100 0.73 5 7
3NJ414 630 100 0.60 5 7
Ventilated
3NJ410 160 50 0.85 10 14
3NJ412 250 100 0.88 5 7
3NJ413 400 100 0.85 5 7
3NJ414 630 100 0.73 5 7
Planning with in-line design
5.2 In-line design 3NJ4
Planning with SIVACON S8
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Additional built-in elements
Installation of additional device holders or quick-assembly kits is only possible for opposed
systems.
● Installation top in the cubicle Bottom busbar position and cable connection from bottom
● Installation bottom in the cubicle Top busbar position and cable connection from top

Additional built-in elements Useable mounting height
[mm]
Cubicle height 2.000 mm 625 Device holders
(Overall depth ca. 370 mm) Cubicle height 2.200 mm 725
Quick-assembly kits 450

5.2.5 Equipment rules for cubicles with 3-pole 3NJ4 in-line units
Arrangement of the in-line units in the cubicle
There are two possibilities for arranging the in-line units in the cubicle:
● From left to right with 3NJ4 in-line units decreasing in size
● From right to left with 3NJ4 in-line units decreasing in size
Permissible capacity of the feeders
The specified rated currents for 3NJ4 are applicable when the 3NJ4 in-line units are
equipped with the largest possible LV HRC fuse links. When using smaller LV HRC links an
equal utilization (in percent) is permissible.
Example:
● In-line unit 3NJ414 in non-ventilated cubicle,
● equipped with 500 A LV HRC links,
● Ambient temperature ≤ 40 °C:
Max. permissible continuous operational current = (370 A/630 A) x 500 A = 290 A

Note
There is no resistance to internal arcs when operating the in-line switch disconnectors
through the door!


Planning with in-line design
5.2 In-line design 3NJ4
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Planning with fixed-mounted design with front covers
6
6.1 Characteristics of fixed-mounted design with front covers up to 630 A

Application range • Incoming feeders to 630 A
• Cable outgoing feeders to 630 A
• Modular installation devices
Degrees of protection
(in accordance with IEC 60529,
EN 60529)
• ventilated ≤ IP41
• non-ventilated ≤ IP54
Height 2200 (2000) mm
Width 1000, 1200 mm (front cable connection)
Cubicle dimensions
Depth 500, 600, 800,1000,1200 mm
Design options • Circuit breaker SIRIUS 3RV / 3VL
• Switch disconnector SENTRON 3K
• Switch disconnector SENTRON 3NP
• Modular installation devices
Height device compartment 1800 (1600) mm


Cubicle structure
Width device compartment 600 mm
Cable connection direction
Cubicle depth 500, 800 mm Cable connection from bottom (front) Single-front installation
busbar position top
Cubicle depth 800, 1200 mm Cable connection from top (front)
Single-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 600, 800 mm Cable connection from top or bottom
(front)
Double-front installation
busbar position rear
Cubicle depth 1000, 1200 mm Cable connection from top or bottom
(front)
Capacity of the single feeder Cable feeders I ≤ 0.8
A combination with 3NJ6 in-line units is not possible!


Planning with fixed-mounted design with front covers
6.2 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar
Planning with SIVACON S8
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6.2 Rated currents for the vertical distribution busbar

Rated current
at 35°C ambient temperature
[A]
Busbar cross-
section

Ventilated
(e.g. IP40)
Non-ventilated
(e.g. IP 54)
Rated short-time current
Icw

[kA]
Rated peak withstand short-circuit
current Ipk

[kA]
Mounting rail
400 mm
2
905 830
650 mm
2
1100 1000
50 110
Flat copper (not for rear busbar position)
1x40x10 895 820
2x40x10 1120 1000
50 110

Planning with fixed-mounted design with front covers
6.3 Fixed-mounted design with front covers selection tables
Planning with SIVACON S8
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6.3 Fixed-mounted design with front covers selection tables
Mounting data for fixed-mounted design with front covers

Number
per
row
Rated current
[A]
Module height

[mm]
Derating factors Ie / In Type Type
3-pole/4-
pole
3-pole 4-pole 3-pole 4-pole Non-ventilated 35°C Ventilated 35°C
3NP40 10 1 160 - 150 - 0.72 0.94
3NP40 10 4 160 - 300 - 0.5 0.57
3NP40 70 1 160 - 200 - 0.81 0.89
3NP40 70 3 160 - 300 - 0.81 0.89
3NP42 70 1 250 - 250 - 0.95 1
3NP43 70 1 400 - 300 - 0.85 0.9
3NP44 70 1 630 - 300 - 0.73 0.79
3NP5060 1 160 - 200 - 0.72 0.94
3NP5060 3 160 - 350 - 0.72 0.94
3NP5260 1 250 - 250 - 0.95 1
3NP5360 1 400 - 300 - 0.85 0.9
Fuse switch
disconnector
3NP5460 1 630 - 300 - 0.73 0.79
3KL50 1 63 63 250 250 0.92 0.98
3KL52 1 125 125 250 250 0.94 0.98
3KL53 1 160 160 250 250 0.83 0.87
3KL55 1 250 250 350 350 1 1
3KL57 1 400 400 350 350 0.84 0.86
Switch
disconnector
with fuse
3KL61 1 630 630 550 550 0.83 0.87
3RV101 1 12 - 100 - 0.77 0.87
3RV101 9 12 - 200 - 0.77 0.87
3RV1.2 1 25 - 100 - 0.71 0.79
3RV1.2 9 25 - 200 - 0.71 0.79
3RV1.3 1 50 - 150 - 0.69 0.8
3RV1.3 7 50 - 250 - 0.69 0.8
3RV1.4 1 100 - 150 - 0.69 0.78
3RV1.4 6 100 - 300 - 0.69 0.78
3VL1 1 160 160 150 200 0.73 0.93
3VL1 4 / 3 160 160 350 450 0.73 0.93
3VL2 1 160 160 150 200 0.78 0.98
3VL2 4 / 3 160 160 350 450 0.78 0.98
3VL3 1 250 250 200 250 0.99 1
3VL4 1 400 400 250 300 1 1

Circuit breaker
3VL5 1 630 630 300 350 0.79 0.86
1 200
1 300
1 400
1 500

Empty
compartment
(useable overall
depth 310 mm)
1 600

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7.1 Characteristics of reactive power compensation

Application range Regulated reactive power compensation with connection to
main busbar or external supply to 600 kvar
Degrees of protection
(in accordance with
IEC 60529, EN 60529)
ventilated ≤ IP41
Height 2200 (2000) mm
Width 800 mm
Cubicle dimensions
Depth 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 mm
Form of internal
separation
Form 1, 2b
Design options • Non-choked/choked: 5.67 %, 7 %,14 %
• with/without upstream disconnector switch module as
isolating point between main busbar and vertical
distribution busbar
Height device compartment 1800 (1600) mm


Cubicle structure
Width device compartment 800 mm


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7.2.1 Mounting data of cubicles for direct connection to the main busbar
For reactive powers 600, 1200 and 1800 there are no controller modules and expansion
modules. The functions are integrated in the capacitor module. The first module of the
compensation (in the 1st cubicle or cubicle with controller module) contains the controller
module and the fan subassembly. The expansion modules and fan subassemblies are
integrated in the first modules of the other cubicles (compensation power 1200 and
1800 kvar).

Capacitor module non-
choked
Capacitor module non-
choked
with switch disconnector
Capacitor module
non-choked 5.67 %, 7 %,
14 %
1)

without/with switch
disconnector
Number of fans at 35°C ambient temperature
Cubicle
height




[mm]
Reactive
power per
cubicle



[kvar]
Step
number




[kvar]
RearBBpos TopBBpos
Power per cubicle 600 kvar, 400 V, 525 V, 690 V / 50 Hz (without separate controller module and expansion module)
2200 600 12 x 50 2 n n n
Power per cubicle ≤ 500 kvar, 400 V, 525 V, 690 V / 50 Hz
50 2 x 25 + + 3
100 4 x 25 + + 3
150 6 x 25 + + 3
200 4 x 50 + + 3
250 5 x 50 + 3 3 6
300 6 x 50 3 3 3 6
350 7 x 50 3 n 6 6
≤2200
400 8 x 50 3 n 6 6
2)

400 8 x 50 3 3 6 6
2)

450 9 x 50 3 n 6
2)
n
2200
500 10 x 50 3 n 6
2)
n


+ No fan necessary
n Not possible
TopBBpos Top busbar position
RearBBpos Rear busbar position
DF Double-front
1)
14 % choked only for 400 V
2)
Implementation only possible with IP30 / IP31 degree of protection
Additional step variants on request

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7.2.2 Selection table for backup fuse and connecting cable for separately installed
power factor correction sections with separate supply
The connection possibility of cables is limited to 2 x 240 mm
2
for SIVACON power factor
correction sections.

Rated line voltage AC 400 V 50 Hz Rated line voltage AC 525 V
50 Hz
Rated line voltage 690 V AC 50 Hz Power
per
cubicle
Rated
current


Fuse per
phase
L1, L2,
L3
Cable cross-
section per
phase
L1, L2, L3
Rated
current


Fuse per
phase
L1, L2,
L3
Cable
cross-
section per
phase
L1, L2, L3
Rated
current


Fuse per
phase
L1, L2,
L3
Cable cross-
section per
phase
L1, L2, L3
[A] [A] [mm
2
] [A] [A] [mm
2
] [A] [A] [mm
2
]
up to 21 30.3 35 10 - - - - - -
25 36.1 63 16 27.5 50 10 20.9 50 10
30 43.3 63 16 - - - - - -
35 50.5 80 25 - - - - - -
40 57.7 100 35 - - - - - -
45 64.9 100 35 - - - - - -
50 72.2 100 35 54.9 100 35 41.8 63 16
60 86.6 160 70 - - - - - -
70 101 160 70 - - - - - -
75 108 160 70 82.5 125 35 62.7 100 25
80 115 200 95 - - - - - -
100 144 250 120 110 200 95 83.6 125 35
125 180 300 150 137 200 95 105 160 70
150 217 355 2 x 70 165 250 120 126 200 95
160 231 355 2 x 70 - - - - - -
175 253 400 2 x 95 192 300 150 146 250 120
200 289 500 2 x 120 220 355 185 167 250 250
250 361 630 2 x 150 275 400 2 x 95 209 315 185
300 433 2 x 355
1)
2 x 185 330 500 2 x 120 251 400 2 x 95
350 505 2 x 400
1)
4 x 95
2)
385 630 2 x 150 293 500 2 x 120
400 577 2 x 500
1)
4 x 120
2)
440 2 x 355
1)
2 x 185 335 500 2 x 120
450 650 2 x 500
1)
4 x 120
2)
495 4 x 400
1)
4 x 95 377 2 x 315
1)
2 x 185
500 722 2 x 630
1)
4 x 150
2)
550 2 x 500
1)
4 x 120 418 2 x 315
1)
2 x 185
600 866 2 x 630
1)
4 x 185
2)
- - - - - -


1)
For this fuse protection the information plate "Caution, reverse voltage through parallel cable" is recommended. A
circuit breaker can be used to avoid the problem with parallel fuses.
2)
Connection possibility for separately installed power factor correction sections max. 2 x 240 mm
2
. Recommendation
for 4 parallel cables per phase: Use separate incoming feeder cubicle and power factor correction section with main
busbar.

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7.3 Mathematical determination of the required capacitor power
1. The power bill from the power supply company indicates the consumed active power
demand in kWh and the reactive power in kvarh; the power supply company demands a
cos φ of 0.9 to 0.95; the reactive power should be compensated to a value that
approximates cos φ = 1.
Determination of tan φ
1
= reactive power: active power = kvarh: kWh
2. Find the conversion factor "F" in the table and multiply it by the average power
consumption Pm. In the case of tan φ
1
,
cos φ
1
shows the power factor before compensation, whereas in the case of factor "F"
cos φ
2
shows the desired power factor for compensation.
3. The required compensation power is stated in kvar.
Example:
Reactive power Wb = 19,000 kvarh per month
Active power Ww = 16,660 kWh per month
Average power consumption
Active power : working time = 16,660 kWh : 180 h = 92.6 kW
tan φ
1
= reactive power : active power = 19,000 kWh : 16,660 kWh = 1.14

Power factor cos φ1 = 0.66 (at tan φ1

= 1.14)
Power factor cos φ2

= 0.95 (desired value)
Conversion factor "F" = 0.81 (from tan φ1 and cos φ2)
Compensation power = Average power x factor "F"
= 92.6 kW x 0.81 = 75 kvar
Result
The required compensation power is 75 kvar.
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Table for determining the required compensation power

Actual value
(given)
Conversion factor "F"
tan φ1 cos φ1 cos φ2
= 0.70
cos φ2
= 0.75
cos φ2
= 0.80
cos φ2
= 0.82
cos φ2
= 0.85
cos φ2
= 0.87
cos φ2
= 0.90
cos φ2
= 0.92
cos φ2
= 0.95
cos φ2
= 0.97
cos φ2
= 1.00
4.90 0.20 3.88 4.02 4.15 4.20 4.28 4.33 4.41 4.47 4.57 4.65 4.90
3.87 0.25 2.85 2.99 3.12 3.17 3.25 3.31 3.39 3.45 3.54 3.62 3.87
3.18 0.30 2.16 2.30 2.43 2.48 2.56 2.61 2.70 2.75 2.85 2.93 3.18
2.68 0.35 1.66 1.79 1.93 1.98 2.06 2.11 2.19 2.25 2.35 2.43 2.68
2.29 0.40 1.27 1.41 1.54 1.59 1.67 1.72 1.81 1.87 1.96 2.04 2.29
2.16 0.42 1.14 1.28 1.41 1.46 1.54 1.59 1.68 1.74 1.83 1.91 2.16
2.04 0.44 1.02 1.16 1.29 1.34 1.42 1.47 1.56 1.62 1.71 1.79 2.04
1.93 0.46 0.91 1.05 1.18 1.23 1.31 1.36 1.45 1.50 1.60 1.68 1.93
1.83 0.48 0.81 0.95 1.08 1.13 1.21 1.26 1.34 1.40 1.50 1.58 1.83
1.73 0.50 0.71 0.85 0.98 1.03 1.11 1.17 1.25 1.31 1.40 1.48 1.73
1.64 0.52 0.62 0.76 0.89 0.94 1.02 1.08 1.16 1.22 1.31 1.39 1.64
1.56 0.54 0.54 0.68 0.81 0.86 0.94 0.99 1.07 1.13 1.23 1.31 1.56
1.48 0.56 0.46 0.60 0.73 0.78 0.86 0.91 1.00 1.05 1.15 1.23 1.48
1.40 0.58 0.38 0.52 0.65 0.71 0.78 0.84 0.92 0.98 1.08 1.15 1.40
1.33 0.60 0.31 0.45 0.58 0.64 0.71 0.77 0.85 0.91 1.00 1.08 1.33
1.27 0.62 0.25 0.38 0.52 0.57 0.65 0.70 0.78 0.84 0.94 1.01 1.27
1.20 0.64 0.18 0.32 0.45 0.50 0.58 0.63 0.72 0.77 0.87 0.95 1.20
1.14 0.66 0.12 0.26 0.39 0.44 0.52 0.57 0.65 0.71 0.81 0.89 1.14
1.08 0.68 0.06 0.20 0.33 0.38 0.46 0.51 0.59 0.65 0.75 0.83 1.08
1.02 0.70 - 0.14 0.27 0.32 0.40 0.45 0.54 0.59 0.69 0.77 1.02
0.96 0.72 0.08 0.21 0.27 0.34 0.40 0.48 0.54 0.63 0.71 0.96
0.91 0.74 0.03 0.16 0.21 0.29 0.34 0.42 0.48 0.58 0.66 0.91
0.86 0.76 - 0.11 0.16 0.24 0.29 0.37 0.43 0.53 0.60 0.86
0.80 0.78 0.05 0.10 0.18 0.24 0.32 0.38 0.47 0.55 0.80
0.75 0.80 - 0.05 0.13 0.18 0.27 0.32 0.42 0.50 0.75
0.70 0.82 - 0.08 0.13 0.21 0.27 0.37 0.45 0.70
0.65 0.84 0.03 0.08 0.16 0.22 0.32 0.40 0.65
0.59 0.86 - 0.03 0.11 0.17 0.26 0.34 0.59
0.54 0.88 - 0.06 0.11 0.21 0.29 0.54
0.48 0.90 - 0.06 0.16 0.23 0.48
0.43 0.92 - 0.10 0.18 0.43
0.36 0.94 0.03 0.11 0.36
0.29 0.96 - 0.01 0.29
0.20 0.98 - 0.20

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8.1 Installation
8.1.1 Clearances
The following minimum clearances must be maintained between switchboard and obstacles:
Switchboard
100 mm 100 mm
1)
75 mm
2)



1) Due to connecting lugs
Top busbar position = 150 mm (protrusion 90 mm)
Rear busbar position = 100 mm (protrusion 54 mm)
2) For back-to-back installation: 200 mm

The specified dimensions refer to the rack dimensions!
A clearance of at least 400 mm from obstacles must be kept free above the cubicles to
enable opening of the pressure relief flap if there is internal arcing
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Reduction factors for installation altitudes in excess of 2000 m above sea level.
At installation altitudes in excess of 2000 m above sea level the current load and the
switching capacity of busbars and installed equipment are reduced.
In the table below the reduction factors are specified depending on the installation site.

Reduction factors for cubicle installation altitudes exceeding 2000 m above sea level.
Altitude of the installation site Load reduction factor
Up to 2000 m 1
Up to 2500 m 0.93
Up to 3000 m 0.88
Up to 3500 m 0.83
Up to 4000 m 0.79
Up to 4500 m 0.76
Up to 5000 m 0.70
8.1.2 Floor cutouts
Floor mounting
14,8 25
D - 50
75 W - 150
W
D


W Cubicle width
D Cubicle depth


Free areas in the mounting plane for cable and busbar openings


Only conditionally suitable for cable entries
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Top busbar position

Anlagenfront
W
300
W - 100
D =
500
600
800
50
50


W
300
W - 100
D =
800
1200
50
300
W - 100
50


Front cable connection Rear cable connection
Rear busbar position
Single-front systems
W W (< 800)
300
500 W - 700
300
W - 100
D

Figure 8-1 Front cable connection
Double-front systems
W
W (< 800)
300
500
W - 700
D
300
W - 700
500
300
W - 100
300
W - 100

Figure 8-2 Cable connection front and rear
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8.1.3 Foundation frame
The foundation generally consists of concrete, with a cutout for cable or busbar entry.
The switch cubicles are positioned on a foundation frame made of steel girders:
1 mm / m
1 mm / m


Permissible deviations of the installation area
It must be ensured that:
● The foundation is precisely aligned
● The butt joints of more than one foundation frame are smooth
● The surface of the frame is in the same plane as the surface of the finished floor
Installation examples
Installation on raised floors
(not permissible for earthquake-resistant version)
M 10
1
3
4
5
2


1 Switchboard
2 Box girder of the foundation
3 Floor plate, inserted
4 Support, adjustable
5 Concrete floor
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Foundation frame mounted on concrete

38 mm
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2


1 Concrete floor
2 Washer DIN 434
3 Bolt
4 Screed
5 Foundation frame, e.g. U-shaped section DIN 1026
6 Alignment shims
7 Heavy-duty dowel
Fixation with M10 bolts on steel U sections in accordance with DIN 1026 is realized by
means of washers in accordance with DIN 434. For these steel U sections, a minimum
shank width of w = 38 mm is recommended for the foundation frame. For straight-shank
sections, a surface contact width for DIN 125 washers of 22 mm is adequate.
Fastening switchboard to the foundation
1
3
4
2
5


1 Contact washer
2 Rack
3 Foundation frame
4 Hex nut M10
5 Hex bolt M10
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8.1.4 Operation and maintenance aisles
Operation and maintenance aisles
(In accordance with DIN VDE 0100 Part 729, IEC 60364-7-729)
700 700 700 700
600 600
2
0
0
0

1
)



1)
Minimum passage height beneath covers or enclosures


Note
When using an lift truck for the insertion of circuit breakers, the minimum aisle widths must
be matched to the dimensions of the lift truck! Manufacturer, e.g. Kaiser + Kraft



Lift truck dimensions Height 2000 mm
Width 680 mm
Depth 920 mm
Minimum aisle width approximately 1300 to 1500 mm
(To enable shunting, the diagonal dimensions of the lift truck
(1150) and possible manipulation in the door fronts
(100 mm) has been taken into account.)
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Reduced aisle widths in the area of open doors
Minimum aisle width
700 or 600 mm
Free minimum
passage 500 mm1)
Direction of
escape
2)



1 With opposing switchboard fronts, constriction by open doors (i.e. doors which do not close in the escape direction) is
only accounted for on one side.
2 Door width dimensions must be complied with, i.e. a minimum door opening angle of 90° is required


Door width (door opening angle = 125°) Reduction of aisle width
400 mm 330 mm
600 mm 495 mm
800 mm 660 mm
1000 mm 820 mm
With SIVACON, reduction of aisle width is not required if all doors can be arranged in a
manner that assures that they close in the escape direction. In addition, simple retroactive
replacement of the door hinge with the universal hinge used in SIVACON is also possible.

Maximum door widths for each design
Circuit-breaker design 1000 mm
Universal mounting design 600 mm
Fixed-mounted design with front covers 600 mm
In-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in) 600 mm
In-line design 3NJ4 (fixed-mounted) 800 mm
Reactive power compensation 800 mm
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Transport units/transport floors
The maximum length of a transport unit is:
● 2400 mm for cubicles with top or rear busbar position
● Transport unit length + 200 mm (230 mm*) equals transport floor length
(at least 1400 mm (1430 mm*)).
● Transport floor height is 190 mm (250 mm).

Cubicle depth [mm] Transport floor depth [mm]
500 1050 (1060*)
600 1050 (1060*)
800 1050 (1060*)
1000 1460 (1490*)
1200 1660 (1690*)
*Figures in brackets = seaworthy export packing
8.2 Single-front and double-front systems
The system version determines the relative cubicle position.
Single-front systems
In the single-front system the cubicles stand next to each other in a row.
Single-front systems (top view)
Connection at the front
Connection at the rear
Main busbar position
Rear
Main busbar position
Top
Door
Rear panel

Double-front systems
In the double-front system the cubicles stand next to each other and behind each other in a
row. In this regard for allocation of certain components the "double-front unit" system
structure is necessary.
The double-front unit consists of:
● Leading cubicle with cubicle width = double-front unit consisting of 2 to n (4) cubicles and
● guided cubicles with 1 to n (3) cubicles
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Double-front systems (only for main busbar position at the rear) (top view):
Door
Rear panel
Leading cubicle
Guided cubicles
Double-front units


Cubicle composition within the double-front unit is possible for all designs with the following
exceptions.
Exceptions
The subsequent cubicles determine the width of the double-front unit and should only be
combined with one cubicle for free configuration (CCS), without cubicle busbar system!
● Bus couplers, longitudinal (BCL)
● Incoming/outgoing feeders 5000 A (FCB1)
● Incoming/outgoing feeders 6300 A (FCB1)
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8.3 Form of intenal separation
Protective goals in accordance with VDE 0660 Part 500, 7.7:
● Protection against contact with hazardous parts in the adjacent functional units. Degree
of protection must be at least IPXXB.
● Protection against the ingress of foreign solid bodies from one functional unit of the
switchgear and controlgear assembly into an adjacent functional unit. Degree of
protection must be at least IP2X.
3
4
1
2


1 Enclosure
2 Internal separation
3 Busbars, including distribution busbars
4 Functional unit(s) including connection points for connection of external conductors
Form 1
No internal separation


Form 2
Separation between busbars and functional units





Form 2a
No separation between connections and busbars
Form 2b
Separation between connections and busbars
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Form 3
Separation between busbars and functional units + separation between functional units +
separation between connections and functional units





Form 3a
No separation between connections and busbars
Form 3b
Separation between connections and busbars
Form 4
Separation between busbars and functional units + separation between functional units +
separation between connections and functional units





Form 4a
Connections in the same separation that is used for the
connected functional unit
Form 4b
Connections not in the same separation that is used for the
connected functional unit
Depending on the requirement the functional compartments can be subdivided as detailed in
the following table

Form 1 Form 2a Form 2b Form 3a Form 3b Form 4a Form 4b
Circuit-breaker design ACB
MCCB
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Universal mounting design
• Fixed-mounted with
compartment doors
• In-line design 3NJ6
• Withdrawable design
OFFW-
OFF, door

OFPD
OFW

x



x


x

x

x

x
x
Fixed-mounted with
compartment covers
OFF,
cover
x x x x x
In-line design 3NJ4
(fixed-mounted)
OFFD x x
In-line design 3NJ6
(plug-in)
OFPD x x
Reactive power
compensation
PFC x x

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8.4 Entry and connection to the busbar trunking system
Connection to the Siemens SIVACON S8 power distribution board system as type-tested low-voltage
switchgear and controlgear assembly (TTA) in accordance with DIN EN 60439-1 and -2
SIVACON S8 and SIVACON 8PS series LD and LX busbar trunking systems are connected
via an integrated busbar trunking connection piece for rated currents up to 6300 A.
The busbar connection can be executed from the top, as well as from the bottom and thus
facilitates a flexible interface.
Factory-fitted copper plating between point-to-point and line busbar systems guarantees a
high short-circuit rating, which is ensured by a type test, and offers a high level of safety for
power transmission.
Connection options
The SIVACON S8 connection system is completely integrated in the distribution board. For
connection, special distribution terminal boxes with a circumferential sheet collar of type
LD/LX…-VEU-… are required.
Straight, angular, and offset distribution terminal boxes are available.
The connection system is flat-mounted in the distribution board, as viewed from the front of
the distribution board.
Distribution board front
b
d

Figure 8-3 SIVACON distribution board, top view
(The precise dimensions depend on the busbar trunking system and circuit breakers used
and are available on request.)
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1
2
3



1 Busbar trunking system
2 Connecting bolt
3 Busbar connection piece

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8.5 Communication in switchboards
Continuously increasing requirements are placed upon switchgear and controlgear in
state-of-the-art, high-performance automation concepts:
● More sensors and actuators
● Improved functionality within the switchgear and controlgear
● Greater demand for information
● Minimum response times
● Parameter settings
– e.g. remote parameterization
● Signalling information
– ON, OFF, FAULT, etc.
● Power management
– Demand rate minimisation
– Recording of operating data
– Fault data evaluation
Cost reductions through distributed plant structures
● Planning
– Clear project structures
– Reduced space requirements
● Engineering
– Fewer clamping points
– Device-integrated functions
● Installation
– Less cabling
– No distributor boards
● Commissioning
– Pre-commissioning
– "Change wiring" via software
– Fewer fault sources
● Maintenance/service
– Clear plant structures
– Faster fault diagnostics
● Visualisation - display of operating states
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Figure 8-4 Communication structure
Components for use in SIVACON
● SIMOCODE pro motor management
● SENTRON 3WL and 3VL circuit breakers
● MICROMASTER, MIDIMASTER, and MASTERDRIVES
● ET200 modules
● Measuring devices
● AS interface components
Number of nodes

PROFIBUS-DP Up to 127 addressable bus nodes
(of which 5 nodes are reserved)
SIMOCODE pro 30 per segment
AS-i Max. 31 slaves with max. 4 inputs/4 outputs
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R R R R
4 3 2 ... 31
32
1
30
4 3 2 ... 31
32
1
30
4 3 2 ... 31
32
1
30
4 3 2 ... 31
32
1
30
1 3 2
2
122



Note
One bus segment can contain up to 32 nodes. Repeaters and bus termination modules are
not addressable, they are however counted as nodes of the bus segment as shown in the
graphic.

Profibus - baud rate restriction (500 kbit/s)
The total length of the stub lines in the communication network (all bus stub lines inside the
withdrawable units) influences the transmission rate for PROFIBUS communication. The
permissible total length of such stub lines is exceeded with a maximum segment utilisation
(30 nodes) and can thus lead to communication faults.
The maximum transmission rate for the PROFIBUS communication is thus limited to
500 kBaud.
The use of 1.5 Mbaud is permissible in exceptional cases, and only when complying with the
following conditions:
● Restriction of the number of bus nodes per segment to 10–15 bus nodes (depending on
withdrawable unit size)
● Devices with segment monitoring functions (special OLMs and diagnostics repeaters) are
not used
● Coordination of the bus and the communication structure with Siemens IA CD DM TPM in
Leipzig
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Possible variants of the PROFIBUS cable installation in SIVACON
R R R
O
L
M
O
L
M R
O
L
M



R


RS 485 repeater
O
L
M

Optical link module for fibre-optic cable
Bus termination module

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8.6 Network systems
8.6.1 Distribution systems (grid types) in accordance with IEC 60364-1
Determining the protective measure and selecting the electrical equipment appropriate for your
distribution system
TN systems
TN-S system: The neutral conductor and protective conductor function are separate
throughout the system.
1
PE
L1
L2
L3
N

Figure 8-5 TN-S system
TN-C system: The neutral conductor and protective conductor function are combined
throughout the system.
1
PEN
L1
L2
L3

Figure 8-6 TN-C system
TN-C-S system: Hybrid neutral conductor and protective conductor function. In one part of
the system they are combined, in the other part they are separate.
1
L1
L2
L3
PEN
N
PEN

Figure 8-7 TN-C-S system
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TT system
In TT systems, one point is directly earthed; the exposed parts of the electrical installation
are connected to earth electrodes which are isolated from the system earth electrode.
Today's TT systems feature protective measures in the form of protective earthing, RCCBs
and voltage-operated e.l.c.b. systems.
1
N
L1
L2
L3
PE

Figure 8-8 TT system
IT system
The IT system has no direct link between active conductors and earthed parts; the exposed
parts of the electrical installation are earthed.
Today's IT systems feature protective measures in the form of a protective-conductor
system.
2
1
L3
L1
L2
PE

Figure 8-9 IT system

① Exposed part
② Impedance

First letter: Earthing condition of the incoming current source

T = Direct earthing of a point
I = Either insulation of all active parts from earth or connection between a point and earth via an
impedance
Second letter: Earthing condition of the exposed parts of the electrical installation

T = Exposed part directly earthed regardless of whether or not a point in the power supply is
earthed
N = Exposed part linked directly to system earth, in alternating voltage systems, the earthed point
is usually the star point.
Additional letters = Arrangement of the neutral conductor and the protective conductor

S = Neutral conductor and protective conductor functions via separate conductors
C = Neutral conductor and protective conductor functions combined in a single conductor (PEN)

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Example of an electromagnetically compatible TN-S system
TN-S system with central earthing point
EMC-compatible network with central incoming feeder (no distances)
Main earth bar Central earth
connection point
of the system
Protective earth
PEN isolated PEN isolated
L1
L2
L3
L1
L2
L3
PE
L1
L2
L3
PE
L1
L2
L3
PE
L1
L2
L3
N
PE
L1
L2
L3
N


The PEN conductor must be laid so that it is isolated over its entire course, even in the
low-voltage main distribution board.
In the case of a distributed incoming feeder, 4-pole switchgear and protective devices must
be provided in the section of the change-over switch and its incoming feeder (no parallel
operation).
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8.7 The safety standard TTA - PTTA
The safety standard for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies
The requirements imposed on switchgear relative to heat dissipation, high packing density,
mastering of short-circuit currents, and insulating capacity have increased in recent years.
Safe operation of low-voltage switchgear is only ensured if the manufacturer verifiably
complies with the standards applicable for the switchgear and controlgear assembly.
Only switchgear in accordance with the standards applicable today satisfies current safety
regulations.
Applicable standards:
● IEC / EN 60439-1, VDE 0660 Part 500
● Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies Type-tested and partially type-tested
assemblies
These standards are identical in content. They show two possibilities in accordance with
which low-voltage switchgear may be manufactured:
● Type-tested switchgear and controlgear assembly (TTA)
● Partially type-tested switchgear and controlgear assembly (PTTA)
Type-tested assembly (TTA)
In these assemblies, all components have been type-tested, both individually as well as in
the assembled form, including all electrical and mechanical connections.
Use of other switchgear and protective devices is only permissible if its technical data is at
least identical or better (conclusion by analogy).
With type-tested assemblies, all proofs must be established by means of tests.
Partially type-tested assembly (PTTA)
These assemblies contain both type-tested as well as non type-tested components. Non
type-tested components must be derived from type-tested components.
With partially type-tested assemblies, two exceptions are permissible:
1. Proof of compliance with the limit overtemperatures. For switchgear with infeed amperage
up to max. 3150 A, verification can also be provided by means of extrapolation.
2. Verification of short-circuit rating is not required for switchgear that is protected by a
current-limiting protective device with cut-off current ≤ 15 kA.
If an extrapolation or calculation in accordance with DIN VDE 0660 Part 500 is required, this
must always be based on derivation from type-tested systems.
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Required verifications of compliance with the standards

Requirements Verification in the case of TTA
by:
Verification in the case of
PTTA by:
1. Temperature-rise limit Test Test or extrapolation
2. Dielectric strength Test Test
3. Short-circuit rating Test Test or extrapolation
4. Effectiveness of the protective
conductor
Test Test
5. Creepage distances and
clearances
Test Test
6. Mechanical function Test Test
7. IP degree of protection Test Test
Only if all required verifications have been clearly established can switchgear and
controlgear assemblies be designated as type-tested switchgear and controlgear assemblies
(TTA), or partially type-tested switchgear and controlgear assemblies (PTTA). Thus these
combinations comply with the applicable safety regulations
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8.7.1 Checklist for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies for TTA
Checklist for TTA
For a low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assembly, IEC/EN 60439-1, IEC/EN 60439-2
and IEC/EN 60439-3, DIN VDE 0660, Parts 500, 502 and 504
Special application conditions in accordance with ..............................................
Routine tests

Consec.
no.
Test type Tests VDE 0660 Part
500 Section
Result Tester
1 - Type test 8.2.1 -
8.2.7
passed
2 P Mechanical function test
(actuators, interlockings, etc.)

3 S Devices installed as per regulations
4 S Leads correctly laid
5 S/P Degree of protection of the enclosure
6 S/P Clearance, creepage and spaces
7 P Connections of structural parts and of
conductors to one another and to devices
(spot checks on tightening torques)

8.1 P/V Compliance of wiring with circuit
documentation

8.2 V Compliance of:
Markings, labels, completeness, etc. with the
circuit documentation and other documents
8.3.1

9 P Dielectric test 8.3.2
10 S/P Protective measures and continuous PE
conductor connection
8.3.3
11 P Electrical function test
(where expressly stipulated)
R
O
U
T
I
N
E
T
E
T
S

8.3.1
Explanation of symbols

S = Visual inspection for compliance with requirements
P = Manual test with mechanical or electric measuring equipment
V = Comparison with production documentation

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Checklist for PTTA
For a low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assembly,
IEC/EN 60439-1, IEC/EN 60439-2 and IEC/EN 60890 (HD528 S1), DIN VDE 0660, Parts
500, 502 and 507
Special application conditions in accordance with ..............................................
Routine tests

Consec.
no.
Requirements VDE 0660
Part 500
Section
Verifications Result Project
engineer
1 Temperature-rise limit 8.2.1 Proof of compliance with the temperature
rise limit through testing. Extrapolation of
TTA or through determination in
accordance with VES 0660 Part 5047
2 Dielectric strength 8.2.2 See consec. no. 10
3 Short-circuit rating 8.2.3 Verification of short-circuit rating through
test or extrapolation of similar type-tested
arrangement
Effectiveness of the PE
conductor circuit
8.2.4.
Faultless connection
between elements of the
switchgear and
controlgear assembly and
PE conductor circuit
8.2.4.1
Verification of faultless connection
between elements of the switchgear and
controlgear assembly and the PE
conductor circuit through inspection or
resistance measurement
4
Short-circuit rating of the
PE conductor circuit
8.2.4.2 Verification of short-circuit rating of the PE
conductor through test or appropriate
execution and arrangement of the PE
conductor (see Section 7.4.3.1.1 of
VDE 0660 Part 500)
5 Creepage distances and
clearances
8.2.5 Verification of creepage distances and
clearances
6 Mechanical function 8.2.6 Verification of mechanical function
7 IP degree of protection 8.2.7 Verification of IP degree of protection
8 EMC 8.2.8
V
E
R
I
F
I
C
A
T
I
O
N
S
Verification of EMC compatibility through
compliance with the requirements of
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Consec.
no.
Test
type
Tests VDE 0660 Part
500 Section
Result Tester
9.1 P Mechanical function test
(actuators, interlockings, etc.)
9.2 S Devices installed as per regulations
9.3 S Leads correctly laid
9.4 S/P Degree of protection of the enclosure
9.5 S/P Clearance, creepage and spaces
9.6 P Connections of structural parts and of conductors to
one another and to devices
(spot checks on tightening torques)
9.7 P/V Compliance of wiring with circuit documentation
9.8 V Compliance of:
Markings, labels, completeness of the AWAs, etc. with
the circuit documentation and other documents
9.9 P Electrical function test
(where expressly prescribed, user/manufacturer
agreements)
8.3.1
8.3.2 10 P Dielectric test
or
verification of dielectric strength/insulation resistance
8.3.4
11 S/P Protective measures and continuous PE conductor
connection
T
E
S
T
S

8.3.3

Explanation of symbols

S = Visual inspection for compliance with requirements
P = Manual test with mechanical or electric measuring equipment
V = Comparison with production documentation

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8.8 Environmental conditions and degrees of protection
8.8.1 Environmental conditions
Environmental conditions for switchgear
The outside climate and the external environmental conditions (natural foreign matters,
chemically active harmful substances, small animals) can have varyingly significant
influences on switchgear. The influence depends on the air-conditioning equipment of the
switchgear room.
If there are higher concentrations pollutant reducing measures are required, for example:
● Air intake for the equipment room from a point with lower charge
● Place the equipment room under slight excess pressure (e.g. injecting clean air into the
switchgear)
● Equipment room air conditioning (temperature reduction, relative humidity < 60 %, if
necessary use pollutant filters)
● Reduction of warming (over-dimensioning of switchgear or components such as busbars
and busbar systems)

Environmental
conditions
Class Environmental influence factors with limit values
(Definition as specified in IEC 60721—3-3)
Measures
Low air temperature - 5 °C
1)
-
High air temperature + 40°C
+ 35°C (24h average)
2)

-
Low relative humidity 5 % -
High relative humidity 95 % -
Low absolute humidity 1 g/m
3
-
High absolute humidity 29 g/m
3
-
Speed of temperature change 0.5°C min. -
Low air pressure 70 kPA -
High air pressure 106 kPA
Sunlight 700 W/m
2

Heat radiation -
Air movement 1.0 m/s
Condensation possible Built-in heater, if
frequent
approximately 1 x per
day for 2 hours.
Wind-borne precipitation No -
Water (except rain) See additional climatic
environmental conditions
-
Climatic 3K4
Ice formation No -
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Environmental
conditions
Class Environmental influence factors with limit values
(Definition as specified in IEC 60721—3-3)
Measures
3Z1 Heat radiation is neglible -
3Z7 Dripping water in accordance with IEC 60068-2-18 IPX1
3Z9 Splashing water in accordance with IEC 60068-2-18 IPX4
Additional
climatic
environmental
conditions
3Z10 Water jets in accordance with IEC 60068-2-18 IPX5
Flora Presence of mould, fungus,
etc.
- Biological 3B2
Fauna Presence of rodents and
other animals harmful to
products, excluding
termites
≥ IP4X including
protection of the cable
basement
Sea salt Salt mist ≤ 2 mg/dm
2

Mean value
-
Sulphur dioxide SO2 5.0 mg/m3 (2 ppm) -
Hydrogen sulphide H2S 3.0 mg/m3 (2 ppm) -
Chlorine Cl2 0.3 mg/m3 (0.1 ppm) -
Hydrogen chloride HCl 1.0 mg/m3 (0.7 ppm) -
Hydrogen fluoride HF 0.1 mg/m3 (0.06 ppm) -
Ammonia NH3 10.0 mg/m3 (14.3 ppm) -
Ozone O3 0.1 mg/m3 (0.05 ppm) -
Chemically
active
substances
3C3
Nitrogen oxides NOx 3.0 mg/m3 (1.66 ppm) -
Sand in air --- < IP5X
Dust (suspension) 0.01 mg/m
3
-
3S1




Dust (sedimentation)

0.4 mg/(m
2
* h)

-
Sand in air 300 mg/m
3
≥ IP5X
Dust (suspension) 0.4 mg/m
3
-
Mechanically
active
substances
3S3
Dust (sedimentation) 15 mg/(m
2
* h) -


1)
According to IEC 60721-3-3 a minimum temperature of + 5°C is permissible.
2)
Higher values are permissible on request (see rated tables)

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8.8.2 Degrees of protection in accordance with IEC 60529, EN 60529
Name
The degree of protection provided by an enclosure is indicated by the IP code in the
following manner:
Code letters
(lnternational Protection)
First code number
(Numbers 0 to 6 or letter X)
Second code number
(Numbers 0 to 8 or letter X)
Additional letter (optional)
(Letters A, B, C, D)
lP 2 3 C


Component Numbers
or letters
Meaning for the protection of the
equipment
Meaning for operator protection
Code letters IP - -

Against ingress of solid foreign bodies Against access to hazardous parts
with
0 (no protection) (no protection)
1 ≥ 50.0 mm diameter back of the hand
2 ≥ 12.5 mm diameter fingers
3 ≥ 2.5 mm diameter tools
4 ≥ 1.0 mm diameter wire
5 dust-proof wire
First code number
6 dust-proof wire
Protection of the equipment against the
ingress of water with a damaging effect

0 (no protection) -
1 vertical dripping -
2 drops to an angle of 15°(enclosure tilt 15°) -
3 spray water -
4 splash water -
5 jet water -
6 powerful jet water -
7 temporary immersion -
Second code number
8 continuous immersion -
Against access to hazardous parts with
A - back of the hand
B - fingers
C - tools
Additional letter (optional)
D - wire
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8.9 Resistance to internal arcs
Resistance to internal arcs
The testing of low-voltage switchboards under internal arc conditions is considered a special
test in accordance with IEC 61641 and VDE 0660 Part 500, Supplement 2.
This test is used to assess the risk which persons may be exposed in the even of internal
arcs.
Thanks to its testing under internal arc conditions, SIVACON offers verification of operator
safety with the assessment criteria stated below as a standard feature.
Assessment criteria:
1. Properly secured doors, covers, etc., should not open.
2. Parts that may pose risks should not fly off.
3. No holes should form in the freely accessible outer parts of the enclosure (casing).
4. Vertically attached indicators should not ignite.
5. The protective conductor circuit for touchable parts of the enclosure must still remain
functional.

40 ms 120 ms
160 ms 280 ms
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Grading for fault limitation:
The top priority is the attempt to prevent formation of internal arcs completely. All quality
assurance measures serve this purpose. These measures start with development of the
system components, which is accompanied by numerous type tests, and also comprise the
switchgears’ correct configuration following order placement as well as routine tests during
production. A clearly defined module structure and DP-supported configuration, ordering,
and handling procedures are the basis for configuration.
SIVACON internal arcing concept
Operator safety
The configurable standard ensures operator safety in the event of internal arcing for 50kA /
440 V / 100 ms. Higher short-circuit current stress and prolonged arc burn times must be
requested.
Internal arcing steps
The arcing steps describe the limitation of effects of an internal arc on the system or system
areas (cubicles, functional compartments, etc.)

Internal arc step Measures
Step 1
Limitation to system
Standard
(50 kA / 440 V / 100 ms)
Step 2
Limitation to cubicle
Internal arc barriers
Main busbar insulated
Independently of the measures described above the main busbars can be insulated with
protective tape to prevent arc ignition at this point.
Due to this measure installation of the arc barrier is no longer necessary!
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8.10 Additional technical data
8.10.1 Rated currents and initial symmetrical short-circuit currents
Rated currents and initial symmetrical short-circuit currents of three-phase distribution transformers
with 50 to 3150 kVA

Rated voltage UrT 400/230 V, 50 Hz 525 V, 50 Hz 690/400 V, 50 Hz
Rated short-circuit
current value Ukr
4 %
1)
6 %
2)
4 %
1)
6 %
2)
4 %
1)
6 %
2)

Rated power Rated
current Ir
Initial symmetrical
short-circuit current Ik
3)
Rated
current Ir
Initial symmetrical
short-circuit current
Ik
3)

Rated
current Ir
Initial symmetrical
short-circuit current
Ik
3)

kVA A A A A A A A A A
50 72 1933 1306 55 1473 995 42 1116 754
100 144 3871 2612 110 2950 1990 84 2235 1508
160 230 6209 4192 176 4731 3194 133 3585 2420
200 288 7749 5239 220 5904 3992 167 4474 3025
250 360 9716 6552 275 7402 4992 209 5609 3783
315 455 12247 8259 346 9331 6292 262 7071 4768
400 578 15506 10492 440 11814 7994 335 8953 6058
500 722 19438 13078 550 14810 9964 418 11223 7581
630 910 24503 16193 693 18669 12338 525 14147 9349
800 1154 - 20992 880 - 15994 670 - 12120
1000 1444 - 26224 1100 - 19980 836 - 15140
1250 1805 - 32791 1375 - 24984 1046 - 18932
1600 2310 - 41857 1760 - 31891 1330 - 24265
2000 2887 - 52511 2200 - 40008 1674 - 30317
2500 3608 - 65547 2749 - 49941 2090 - 37844
3150 4450 - 82656 3470 - 62976 2640 - 47722

1)
Ukr 4 %, standardised in accordance with DIN 42503 for SrT = 50 ... 630 kVA
2)
Ukr 6 %, standardised in accordance with DIN 42511 for SrT = 100 ... 1600 kVA
3)
Ik Uninfluenced initial symmetrical transformer short-circuit current when connected to a network with unlimited
short-circuit power in consideration of the voltage and correction factor of the transformer impedance in
accordance with DIN EN 60909/DIN VDE 0102 (July 2002)

Approximation formula
Transformer rated current Transformer short-circuit AC current
IN [A] = k X SNT [kVA] I"k = IN/uk X 100 [A] 400 V: k = 1.45
690 V: k = 0.84

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8.10.2 Weights
Weights

Cubicle dimensions
Height

[mm]
Width

[mm]
Depth

[mm]
Comments, rated current

[A]
Average weights of the cubicles including
busbar (without cable)
[kg]
Circuit breaker cubicles FCB1
400
600
500 630 -1600 340
390
600
800
600 2000 - 3200 510
545
800 600
800
4000 770
770
2200
1000 800 4000- 6300 915
Universal cubicles/fixed-mounted cubicles OFFW, OFW, OFF
1000 500 400
1000 600 470
2200
1000 800 590
In-line design OFFD, 3NJ4 (fixed-mounted)
2200 600
800
600
800
360
470
In-line design OFFD, 3NJ6 (plug-in)
2200 1000 500
600
800
415
440
480
Reactive power compensation PFC
2200 800 500
600
800
860
930
1050

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8.10.3 Power losses
Power losses
The power loss data stated below represents approximate values for a cubicle with the main
circuit of functional units for determination of the power loss to be dissipated from the
switchroom. Power losses of possibly installed additional auxiliary devices must also be
taken into consideration.

approximately Pv [W] at % of rated current of the breaker Circuit-breaker design
with 3WL (withdrawable unit)
100 % 80 %
3WL1106 630 A BG. I 215 140
3WL1108 800 A BG. I 345 215
3WL1110 1000 A BG. I 540 345
3WL1112 1250 A BG. I 730 460
3WL1116 1600 A BG. I 1000 640
3WL1220 2000 A BG. II 1140 740
3WL1225 2500 A BG. II 1890 1210
3WL1232 3200 A BG. II 3680 2500
3WL1340 4000 A BG. III 4260 2720
3WL1350 5000 A BG. III 4630 2960
3WL1360 6300 A BG. III 7280 4660


Universal mounting design approximately Pv = 600 W
In-line design 3NJ4 (fixed-mounted) approximately Pv = 600 W
In-line design 3NJ6 (plug-in) approximately Pv = 1500 W
Fixed-mounted design with front covers approximately Pv = 600 W
Reactive power compensation non-choked
choked
approximately Pv = 1.4 W / kvar
approximately Pv = 6.0 W / kvar


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Appendix
A
A.1 Checklist for planners
Checklist for planners

Project name:
Client:
Planner:
Installation site/altitude (above sea
level)
m
Installation type: O Single-front O Double-front
Ambient temperature: °C
Degree of protection: O IP40 O IP Internal separation: Form
Maximum possible distribution board
dimensions:
W x H x D mm Room height: mm
Maximum transport dimensions: W x H x D mm
Power system: O TN-S O TN-S (EMC-
compatible)
O TN-C O TN-C-S O TT O IT
Cross-section PEN/N: O in accordance with IEC O 50% O 100 %
Number of transformers: Unit
Transformer power (per
transformer):
kVA
Rated current of the feeder: A
Frequency: Hz
Rated operating voltage: V
Rated short-time withstand current
Icw (1 s) of the main busbar:
kA eff
Connection with: O busbars O cable
Entry of the bars/cable: O top O bottom O top/bottom
O operator safety
O operator safety with limitation of the effects of the arc to one cubicle
Internal arc protection:
O busbar insulation
Mounting designs:
Incoming feeder: O Fixed-mounted O Withdrawable design
Outgoing feeders ≥ 630 A: O Fixed-mounted O Withdrawable design
Couplers: O Fixed-mounted O Withdrawable design
Outgoing feeders < 630 A: O Fixed-mounted O Plug-in design O Withdrawable design
Version of the outgoing feeders < 630 A: O Fuseless O Fused
Miscellaneous:

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A.2 Declaration of Conformity
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Quality Management System ISO 9001

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A.3 Quality Management System ISO 9001 certificate
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A.3 Quality Management System ISO 9001 certificate

Appendix
A.4 Evironmental management system certificate DIN EN ISO 14001
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Glossary
B
B.1 Rated values
In compliance with IEC/EN 60439-1, the manufacturers of low-voltage switchgear and
controlgear assemblies specify rated values. These rated values apply to specified operating
conditions and characterise the suitability of a switchgear and controlgear assembly.
Coordination of equipment or configuration of switchgear and controlgear assemblies must
be based on these rated values.
Rated short-time withstand current (I
cw
)
IEC / EN 60439-1; 4.3
As the rms value of the short-circuit current, the rated short-time withstand current
characterises the thermal strength of a switchgear and controlgear assembly circuit under a
transient load. The rated short-time withstand current is normally determined for a duration of
1 s; deviating time values must be specified. The rated short-time withstand current is
specified for the trunking and/or main busbars of a switchgear and controlgear assembly.
Rated peak withstand current (I
pk
)
IEC / EN 60439-1; 4.4
As the peak value of the impulse current, the rated peak withstand current characterises the
dynamic strength of a circuit in a switchgear and controlgear assembly. The rated peak
withstand current is specified for the trunking and/or main busbars of a switchgear and
controlgear assembly.
Rated conditional short-circuit current (I
cc
)
IEC / EN 60439-1; 4.5
The conditional rated short-circuit current corresponds to the uninfluenced short-circuit
current that a circuit in a switchgear and controlgear assembly, protected by a short-circuit
protective device, can carry without damage (for a certain time). The conditional rated
short-circuit current is therefore specified for outgoing feeders and/or infeeds with circuit
breakers, for example.
Rated control voltage (U
c
)
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.5.1
This is the voltage that is applied to the normally-open actuation contact in a control circuit. It
may deviate from the rated control supply voltage due to transformers or resistors in the
switching circuit.
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Rated operating short-circuit breaking capacity (I
cs
)
IEC / EN 60947-2; 4.3.5.2.2
The short-circuit current dependent on the rated operating voltage that a circuit breaker is
capable of repeatedly breaking (test O - CO - CO). After short-circuit breaking, the circuit
breaker is able to continue carrying the rated current with increased intrinsic heating and can
trip under an overload.
→ Rated uninterrupted current
→ Rated operating voltage
Rated operating power
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.2.3
The power that a switching device can switch at the assigned rated operating voltage in
compliance with the utilisation category, e.g. circuit breaker utilisation category AC-3: 37 kW
at 400 V.
Rated operating voltage (U
e
)
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.1.1
Voltage to which the characteristic values of a switching device apply. The highest rated
operating voltage must never be higher than the rated insulation voltage.
→ Rated insulation voltage
Rated operational current (I
e
)
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.2.3
The current that a switching device can carry, taking into account the rated operating
voltage, the operating duration, the utilisation category and the ambient temperature.
→ Rated operating voltage
Rated uninterrupted current (I
u
)
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.2.4
The current that a switching device can carry during continuous operation (for weeks,
months or years).
Rated making capacity
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.5.2
The current that a switching device can activate in compliance with the utilisation category at
the respective rated operating voltage.
→ Rated operating voltage
Glossary
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Rated frequency
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.3
The frequency for which a switching device is designed and to which the other characteristic
data applies.
→ Rated operating voltage;
→ Rated uninterrupted current
Rated ultimate short-circuit breaking capacity (I
cu
)
IEC / EN 60947-2; 4.3.5.2.1
The maximum short-circuit current that a circuit breaker is capable of breaking (test O - CO).
After short-circuit breaking, the circuit breaker is capable of tripping under an overload, with
increased tolerances.
Rated insulation voltage (U
i
)
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.1.2
Voltage to which insulation tests and creepage paths apply. The highest rated operating
voltage must never be higher than the rated insulation voltage.
→ Rated operating voltage
Rated short-circuit breaking capacity (I
cn
)
IEC /EN 60947-1; 4.3.6.3
The highest current that a switching device can break at rated operating voltage and
frequency without damage. It is specified as an rms value.
→ Rated operating voltage
Rated short-circuit making capacity (I
cm
)
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.6.2
The highest current that a switching device can activate at a specific rated operating voltage
and frequency without damage. Contrary to the other characteristic data, it is specified as a
peak value.
→ Rated operating voltage
Rated impulse withstand voltage (U
imp
)
IEC / EN 60947-1; 4.3.1.3
This is a measure of the strength of the air paths in the interior of the switchgear in relation to
transient overvoltages. Suitable switching devices can be used to ensure that deactivated
parts of a system cannot transmit overvoltages from the line on which they are used.
Glossary
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Rated current (I
n
) (of a circuit breaker)
IEC / EN 60947-2; 4.3.2.3
The current that is identical, for the circuit breaker, to the rated continuous current and the
conventional thermal current.
→ Rated uninterrupted current
Glossary
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B.2 Definition of terms
The terms defined below are used in this document in accordance with VDE 0660 Part 500
and IEC 60439-1.
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assembly
Assembly of one or more low-voltage switchgear and controlgear units combined with
corresponding operating equipment for control, measuring and signalling tasks and with
protective and control devices, etc. The individual devices are completely assembled by the
manufacturer, including all internal electrical and mechanical connections and construction
components.
Type-tested low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assembly (TTA)
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assembly which complies with the original type or
system of the type- tested switchgear and controlgear assembly type-tested in accordance
with this standard without significant deviations.
Functional unit
Part of a switchgear and controlgear assembly with all electrical and mechanical
components which contribute to the execution of the same function.
Removable part
Part which may be removed in whole from the switchgear and controlgear assembly for
replacement, even when the connected circuit is energised.
Withdrawable unit
Removable part which can be placed in a position in which an isolating gap is open, while it
remains mechanically connected to the switchgear and controlgear assembly.
Note:
This isolating gap may be in the main circuits only or in the main and auxiliary circuits.
Non-drawout assembly
Module of operating equipment that is assembled and wired on a joint supporting structure
for fixed mounting.
Operating positon
Position of a removable part or withdrawable unit in which such part or unit is fully connected
for the intended function.
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Test position
Position of a withdrawable unit in which the relevant main circuits are open on the incoming
side, while the requirements placed upon an isolating gap need not be met, and in which the
auxiliary circuits are connected in a manner that assures that the withdrawable unit
undergoes a function test while it remains mechanically connected to the switchgear and
controlgear assembly.
Note:
The opening may also be established by operating a suitable device without the
withdrawable unit being mechanically moved.
Disconnected position
Position of a withdrawable unit in which the isolating gaps in the main and auxiliary circuits
are open while it remains mechanically connected to the switchgear and controlgear
assembly.
Note:
The isolating gap may also be established by operating a suitable device without the
withdrawable unit being mechanically moved.
Removed position
Position of a removable part or withdrawable unit which has been removed from the
switchgear and controlgear assembly and is mechanically and electrically disconnected from
the assembly.
Rack
Component of a switchgear and controlgear assembly that bears various components of a
switchgear and controlgear assembly, or of an enclosure.
Enclosure
Part which protects the equipment against specific external influences and offers protection
against direct contact from every direction with a minimum degree of protection of IP2X.
Cubicle
Component of a switchgear and controlgear assembly positioned between two successive
vertical limiting levels.
Cubicle panel
Component of a switchgear and controlgear assembly positioned between two
superimposed horizontal limiting levels inside a cubicle.
Glossary
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Compartment
Cubicle or cubicle panel which is enclosed with the exception of openings required for
connection, control or ventilation.
Transport unit
Part of a switchgear and controlgear assembly or complete switchgear and controlgear
assembly which is not disassembled for transportation.
Rated diversity factor
The rated diversity factor of a switchgear and controlgear assembly or of a component of a
switchgear and controlgear assembly (e.g. cubicle, cubicle panel) which comprises several
main circuits is the ratio of the largest sum of all currents which are to be expected in the
respective main circuits at any given time to the sum of the rated currents of all main circuits
of the switchgear and controlgear assembly, or of the affected part of the switchgear and
controlgear assembly. If the manufacturer cites a rated diversity factor, this value must be
taken as a basis for the temperature-rise test.

Number of main circuits Rated diversity factor
2 and 3 0.9
4 and 5 0.8
6 to 9 inclusive 0.7
10 and more 0.6

Glossary
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