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MEDIUM CURRENT CONVERTER

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Pulse Amplifier
(PAMP)

Data sheet

LT C743 BE / CE

FEATURES

Amplifies optical ignition pulse signals to drive two


pulse transformers for power Thyristor ignition
Operates from 48 VDC supply, 24 VDC with limited
performance
1 optical pulse input,
Type "Agilent Versatile Link" (POF / HCS)
Peak output current 10 A @ 48V ( 2,5 A @ 24V),
typical
Galvanic output isolation 5 kV
Protection against long ignition pulses with latch
and indicator
Power supply monitoring (+ 5 V)
One master board LT C743 BE can drive two
slave boards
One master board LT C743 CE can drive up to 12
slave boards
Supply of slave boards via plug X2

LT C743

SHORT DESCRIPTION
The Pulse Amplifier LT C743 (PAMP) can be used in combination with the DCR600 regulator and
the Pulse Conditioning Board GD C742 (PCON) or with the PSR Gate Control Unit GD B021, if the
Pulse Converter Board GF C744 (PCON for PSR) is used.
PAMP can be used without interface board on AC 800PEC control system.
It amplifies the ignition pulses of the optical input to drive two pulse transformers. The secondary
side of these transformers is connected to the gate of power Thyristor.
The board is powered by 48 VDC or 24 VDC. In case of master/slave mode the power will be
forwarded from one board to the next. One board operates as master and up to two boards as
slave in chain configuration. The driver signals for the transformer switch transistor and the power
connection are included in the transferring connector.
A control circuit protects the power stage from overload caused by too long input pulses. The
failure signal is latched and indicated by a red LED. A green LED indicates normal operation (+ 5 V
power supply O.K.).
The failure latch resets during start-up.

Rev.

a
b

06.11.03

Oertle

04.06.2005

Gille

Department 1

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Department 2

Rev.

c
d
e

Der. from / Repla.:


Replaced by:

Issued:

01-04-06 Oertle

Check 1:

01-04-09 Brunzel

Check 2:
Released:

01-05-02 Gille

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TABLE OF CONTENT
FEATURES.....................................................................................................................................1
SHORT DESCRIPTION ..................................................................................................................1
1
2

DEVICE BLOCK DIAGRAMM.......................................................................................3


2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................3


Schematic Diagram .......................................................................................................3
Power supply .................................................................................................................3
Ignition pulse inputs .......................................................................................................4
Overload protection .......................................................................................................4
Power stage...................................................................................................................4

3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.3

CONFIGURATION ........................................................................................................5
Electrical connections ....................................................................................................5
Fire pulse transmission ..................................................................................................5
Optical transmission ......................................................................................................5
Electrical transmission ...................................................................................................5
Miscellaneous................................................................................................................6

4
5

COMMISSIONING AND FUNCTION CONTROL...........................................................6


5.1
5.1.1
5.1.1.1
5.1.1.2
5.1.2
5.1.2.1
5.1.2.2
5.2
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.3
5.3.1
5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5
5.3.6
5.3.7
5.3.8
5.4

TECHNICAL DATA .......................................................................................................7


Input characteristics.......................................................................................................7
Power supply .................................................................................................................7
For Standard 4 thyristor types ...................................................................................7
For 2" or 3" thyristors..................................................................................................7
Firing pulse inputs..........................................................................................................7
Optical input (MASTER mode only)............................................................................7
Electrical input (for SLAVE mode only).......................................................................7
Output characteristics ....................................................................................................8
Slave drive capability .....................................................................................................8
Typical Firing pulses ......................................................................................................8
Environmental Characteristics .......................................................................................9
Applicable standards .....................................................................................................9
Permissible Ambient Temperature.................................................................................9
Climatic Stability ............................................................................................................9
Mechanical Stability .......................................................................................................9
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Immunity Tests..................................................10
Altitude of Installation...................................................................................................11
Protection Means.........................................................................................................11
Test Voltages...............................................................................................................11
Reliability .....................................................................................................................11

6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6

CONSTRUCTION DATA .............................................................................................12


Dimensions..................................................................................................................12
Weight .........................................................................................................................12
Operating, Indicator and Control Elements ..................................................................12
Connectors ..................................................................................................................12
Connection Assignments, Signal Designation..............................................................12
Mechanical Drawing ....................................................................................................13

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR LT C743 CE ......................................................13

ORDER INFORMATION..............................................................................................14

REVISION HISTORY...................................................................................................14
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DEVICE BLOCK DIAGRAMM


(See schematic diagram)

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

2.1

X1 - 1

Schematic Diagram

+ 24/48V

24/48V

X2 - 1

Power
Supply

X1 - 3
X2 - 3

5V

G1

OK

X1 - 2
X2 - 2

24/48V

12V

K1
GND

X3
X31

ACTIVE
TEST
TP1
Supervision

X2 - 6

RS-485-

+ 5V
Only on LT C743 CE

ERROR
MASTER
SLAVE

G2

OHNE (WIHTOUT)
BUSABSCHLUSS
(BUSTERMINATION)
MIT (WITH)

X1 - 6

K2

X1 - 5
X2 - 5

24/48V
X4
X41

MASTER SLAVE

RS-485+

X1 - 4
X2 - 4

RS-485 GND

LT C743 BE / CE

2.2

Power supply

Nominal input voltage is 48 VDC. This input is protected against reversed polarity. The board can
also be used with 24 VDC but output gate current will be much lower. This can be suitable for
smaller types of semiconductors like 2" or 3" elements.
A linear voltage regulator generates a stable 5 VDC output for the internal circuitry. In case of
power supply failure LED (+5V OK) is off.
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Ignition pulse inputs

There is one optical pulse input.


The optical input uses an AGILENT Receiver of type HFBR2528. It is designed for use with 1mm
POF or 200m HCS cable. Light at the input means active pulse.

2.4

Overload protection

If the ignition pulse exceeds a time of about 500s the output pulse generation is stopped and a
failure latch is set. The failure latch will only be reset with the next power up. Nevertheless the
pulse amplifier will continue normal operation if the pulse input stays low for more than 10s.

2.5

Power stage

The ignition pulses are amplified and shaped to HCMOS level. The signal is fed to the RS485Transceiver either to be send to a slave PAMP or the internal gate drivers. The final amplifier
stages use N-channel power MOSFET transistors, which drive the pulse transformers. Secondary
peak current is 10A for at least 3s (with 48V supply, for 24V see Ch. 5.2). A typical pulse output
is shown in this drawing:
X-scale : 50s/div

Y-scale : 1.5A/div
Note: When using the PAMP board together with GD B021 and GF C744 the typical pulse output
in free wheeling mode is shown below.

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X-scale : 20s/div

Y-scale : 2.0A/div

3
3.1

CONFIGURATION
Electrical connections

Connectors X1 and X2 are


Connectors X3, X31, X4 and X41 are

6-pole of type PHOENIX cage clamp


1-pole of type FASTON 6.3 mm x 0.8 mm

3.2 Fire pulse transmission


3.2.1 Optical transmission

Possible cable length if POF cable type HFBR-RUS500 is used


- Connector: HFBR-4531

Possible cable length if HCS cable type SPECTRAN BC04265-10 is used


- Connector: SPECTRAN BP04260-0X

50 m

300 m

3.2.2 Electrical transmission

The cable length for master slave and slave slave connection should not exceed

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Miscellaneous

If one board is used as master board, the MASTER / SLAVE jumper S2 has to be plugged into
MASTER position. On the slave board(s) the MASTER / SLAVE jumper S2 has to be plugged
into SLAVE position.
Instructions for the jumper-settings of the LT C743 CE are available in chapter 7 "ADDITIONAL
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LT C743 CE"

COMMISSIONING AND FUNCTION CONTROL

After power-up the green LED "OK" must light up.


The red LED "ERROR" indicates that at least one input pulse had been limited due to excessive
length. The indication will be stored until power-down.
The optical input pulse can be measured at TP1 (TTL level).
With an additional TEST jumper S1 a constant active MASTER input signal may be simulated.

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5.1

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TECHNICAL DATA
Input characteristics

5.1.1 Power supply


5.1.1.1 For Standard 4 Thyristor types
Rated voltage Un

48 VDC

Permissible voltage range

40 ... 54 VDC

Current consumption

idle, typ. 0,02 A


max. (with pulse length limitation active) 0,3 A
5 A peak

5.1.1.2 For 2" or 3" Thyristor


Rated voltage Un

24 VDC

Permissible voltage range

19,2 ... 28,8 VDC

Current consumption

idle, typ. 0,03 A


max. (with pulse length limitation active) 0,3 A
5 A peak

5.1.2 Firing pulse inputs


5.1.2.1 Optical input (MASTER mode only)
Light at the input means pulse active.
ON-level

OFF-level

min.

-19,5 dBm (POF)


-21,5 dBm (HCS)

max.

-1 dBm (POF)
-3 dBm (HCS)

max.

-42 dBm (POF)


-44 dBm (HCS)

5.1.2.2 Electrical input (for SLAVE mode only)


Level according to EIA standard RS485 requirements.
Common mode input

min.

-7 V

(with respect to RS485 ground)

max.

+12 V

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Output characteristics

5.2.1 Slave drive capability


One master board LT C743 BE (optical input used) can drive up to two slave boards
(RS485 input used).
The LT C743 CE used as master can drive up to 12 slave boards. Jumper-setting
instructions for the LT C743 CE are available in chapter 7 ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR LT C743 CE
Level according to EIA standard RS485 requirements.
Common mode input

min.

-7 V

(with respect to RS485 ground)

max.

+12 V

5.2.2 Typical Firing pulses


power supply
1)

24 V

48 V

di / dt

> 1 A/s

> 2 A/s

1)

tp

180 s

160 s

Peak current 1)

2,5 A

7A

Peak time 1)

t1

15 s

15 s

Pulse current

ip

0,5 A

1,5 A

Pulse time

t2

Rising edge
Pulse length

1)

depending on the actual gate impedance

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LT C743 BE / CE

Environmental Characteristics

5.3.1 Applicable standards


Remark:
[HQ SN-62.1008d]
[EN 50081-2, EN 50082-2]
IEC/EN 60, IEC/EN 61, IEEE-STD

is a Hydro Quebec Product Standard


are European Generic Standards
are Basic Standards

5.3.2 Permissible Ambient Temperature


Keeping the technical data

0 ... + 55 C

Operable

0 ... + 70 C

Storage temperature

- 25 ... + 85 C

5.3.3 Climatic Stability


Cold Test
according to: IEC 60068-2-1 [HQ SN-62.1008d]
Dry Heat
according to: IEC 60068-2-2 [HQ SN-62.1008d]
Damp Heat
according to: IEC 60068-2-3 [HQ SN-62.1008d]

Test Ad
-25 C, 2h
Test Bd
55 C, 16h
Test Ca
40 C, 4 days
93 +2 / -3 %

5.3.4 Mechanical Stability


Vibration test
According to IEC 721-3-3
Endurance test, Class 3M6

3500 Hz, a = 2 g

Seismic test
According to IEC 60255-21-3
Class 2
according to IEEE-STD 344-1987
Class 1E

335 Hz, a = 5 g
335 Hz, a = 5 g

Transport test
According to IEC 721-3-2
Class 2M2

10...500 Hz, arms = 1,67 g

Bump test
According to EC 721-3-2
Class 2M2

100 times, a = 25g

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5.3.5 EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Immunity Tests


Electrostatic Discharge
According to IEC/EN 61000-4-2
Performance criteria

[ EN 50082-2 /HQ SN-62.1008d]


[IEC/EN]
[HQ SN-62.1008d]

Radiated Interference Immunity


According to IEC/EN 61000-4-3

8 kV
B
N2

[EN 50082-2 / HQ SN-62.1008d]

Class 3

10 V/m
80 ... 1000 MHz

Performance criteria

[IEC/EN]
[HQ SN-62.1008d]

Fast Transient Immunity (Burst)


According to IEC/EN 61000-4-4

A
N1

[EN 50082-2 /HQ SN-62.1008d]

Power supply
Performance criteria

Surge Immunity
According to IEC/EN 61000-4-5

4 kV
[IEC/EN]
[HQ SN-62.1008d]

B
N2

[EN 50082-2]

Power supply

0,5 kV

Gate outputs

2 kV

Performance criteria

[IEC/EN]
[HQ SN-62.1008d]

B
N2

Conducted interference induced by high frequency


According to IEC/EN 61000-4-6
[EN 50082-2 /HQ SN-62.1008d]
Unshielded cables, Class 3
Performance criteria

0.15...130 MHz
10 Vrms
[IEC/EN]
[HQ SN-62.1008d]

A
N1

Oscillatory Waves Immunity Test (SWC)


According to IEC/EN 61000-4-12
IEC 60255-22-1 [HQ SN-62.1008d]
All input/output lines, CM
Performance criteria

2,5 kV, 1 MHz


[IEC/EN]
[HQ SN-62.1008d]

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5.3.6 Altitude of Installation


According to IEC 68-2-13

max. 2'000 meters above sea level


(without derating)

5.3.7 Protection Means


According to DIN 40050

IP 00

The board is film coated against aggressive environment with


(UL recognized, qualified to MIL-I-46058C/IPC-CC-830)

HUMISEAL 1B73


5.3.8 Test Voltages


Test AC voltage (frequency / duration)
Pulse outputs (transformer) against rest of circuit

5.4

50 Hz / 10s
5 kVeff

Reliability
Failure rate
Condition: GB, 40 C

915 FIT

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CONSTRUCTION DATA
Dimensions
PCB (L x W x H)

6.2

200 x 100 x 50 [mm]

Weight
Mass

6.3

0,320 kg

Operating, Indicator and Control Elements


Power supply +5V O.K.

"OK"

green LED

Input pulse exceeded maximum pulse length "ERROR"


Operating mode

red LED

MASTER / SLAVE

Bus termination

jumpers S2 and S4

WITH / WITHOUT BUSTERMINATION jumper S3

Test with permanent active signal

TEST

jumper S1 (not delivered)

The jumpers S3 and S4 are only included on the LT C743 CE

6.4

6.5

Connectors
Supply and RS-485 connection

X1, X2

6-pole PHOENIX cage clamp

Pulse outputs

Single Faston connector 6.3 mm x 0.8 mm

Connection Assignments, Signal Designation


X1
Pin Designation
1
2

6-pole PHOENIX cage clamp


Signal-Designation
Function
power supply
+24/48 V
power supply ground

0V

out

PE

RS-485 GND

MASTER pulse ground

RS-485 +

MASTER RS-485 pos.

in/out

RS-485 -

MASTER RS-485 neg.

in/out

X2
Pin Designation
1

protective earth

1)

Signal
in

6-pole PHOENIX cage clamp


Signal-Designation
Function
power supply
+24/48 V
power supply ground

Signal
out

0V

PE

RS-485 GND

SLAVE pulse ground

RS-485 +

SLAVE RS-485 pos.

in/out

RS-485 -

SLAVE RS-485 neg.

in/out

protective earth

1)

if available

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Mechanical Drawing
200
162.1
135.2
91.5
55.2

G1

X3

X1

X2

X31

K1

41.3

SLAVE
MASTER

33

22.2
7.6

X41

OK

SLAVE

K2

ERROR

X4

S2
MASTER

G2

A102

TP1 TEST

31.7

S1

100

S3 S4

82.8

OHNE
BUSABSCHLUSS
MIT

Only on LT C743 CE

All dimensions in millimeters.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR LT C743 CE


An LT C743 BE used as master can drive max. 2 slaves. An LT C743 CE used as master
can drive up to 12 slaves. The jumper-settings for S2, S3 and S4 can be taken from the
following table:

Jumper-Settings for the LT C743 CE

S2

MASTER
Board

SLAVE 1
Board

SLAVE 2
Board

SLAVE 3
Board

SLAVE n
Board

Last SLAVEBoard on Bus

MASTER

SLAVE

SLAVE

SLAVE

SLAVE

SLAVE

S3 WITH BUSTERMINATION WITHOUT BT WITHOUT BT WITHOUT BT WITHOUT BT


S4

MASTER

SLAVE

SLAVE

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Settings for Master Board

MASTER

S2

for Slave (1...n) Board

MASTER

S2

S3 S4

SLAVE
MASTER

OHNE
BUSABSCHLUSS
MIT

for last Slave Board

MASTER

SLAVE

SLAVE

OHNE
BUSABSCHLUSS
MIT

LT C743 BE / CE

S2

SLAVE

S3 S4

SLAVE
MASTER

OHNE
BUSABSCHLUSS
MIT

S3 S4

SLAVE
MASTER

Attention: Observe the correct direction of Jumpers S4 especially!

ORDER INFORMATION
Order information for LT C743 BE:

3BHE 005 985 R0001

Order information for LT C743 CE:

3BHE 013 299 R0001

REVISION HISTORY
Rev.
ind.

Page /
Chapter

Description

Datum
Dept./Init.

Initial edition

06.04.01
ICT1 / Oe
06.11.03
ATPT1 / Oe

All

added Type "CE"

11 / 5.3.8 reduced time for high voltage test to 10 seconds


14 / 7
added instruction for Jumper S4
14 / 9
added revision history

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