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V-Contact VSC

Medium voltage vacuum contactors

Vacuum interruption technique


Actuator with permanent magnets
Multivoltage electronic feeder
Fixed or withdrawable version for UniGear switchgear and PowerCube
enclosures
Single Command Operated behaviour like electrical latching
Double Command Operated - behaviour like mechanical latching
Chopping current value equal to or less than 0.5 A
Maintenance-free
Electrical life up to 1,000,000 operations (AC1)
Mechanical life up to 1,000,000 operations (both in SCO and DCO version)

General characteristics

Rated voltage
Rated insulation voltage
Withstand voltage at 50 Hz
Impulse withstand voltage
Rated frequency
Rated service current
Short-time withstand current for 1 s
Rated peak current
Rated short-circuit time
Breaking capacity up to
Short-circuit making capacity up to
Number of operations (rated values)
Contactor SCO
Contactor DCO
Maximum rated admissible overcurrent for period (peak value)
Rated load and overload characteristics in category of use:
(Category AC4) 100 closing operations
(Category AC4) 25 opening operations
Rated voltage of the switching devices and auxiliary circuits
Feeder type1 (24 ... 60 DC)
Feeder type 2 (110 ... 130 AC-DC)
Feeder type 3 (220 ... 250 AC-DC)
Normal current
Electrical life (category AC3) (4)
Electrical life at rated current
Mechanical life
Apparatus wear classification (type)
Short-circuit breaking capacity (O-3min-CO-3min-CO)
Short-circuit making capacity (O-3min-CO-3min-CO)
Limit above which the fuse blows (6)
Switching times
Opening time (lower and upper limit)
Closing time (lower and upper limit)
Weight
Fixed
Withdrawable (excluding the fuses)
Overall dimensions
Fixed contactor
Height
Depth
Profondit
Withdrawable contactor
Height
Width
Depth

Ref. to the

VSC 3

IEC 60470
Standard
(05-2000)

Contactor

Starter

3.4.105

3.4.110

Combined
with fuses
3.4.110.5

Ur [kV]
Ur [kV]
Ud (1 min) [kV]
Up [kVp]
fr [Hz]
Ie [A]
Ik [A]
Ip [kA peak]
tk [s]
Isc [kA]
Ima [kA]

4.1
4.2
4.2
4.3
4.101
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.107
4.107

3.3
3.6
18
30
50-60
320
4.800
12
1
-

3.3
3.6
18
30
50-60
320
4.800
12
1
-

3.3
3.6
18
30
50-60
(2)
4.800
12
1
50 (3)
50 (3)

[man./hour]
[man./hour]
[kA]

4.102
4.102
-

900
900
55

900
900
-

900
900
-

[A]
[A]

4.103,4.104
4.103,4.104
4.8,4.9

3.200
2.400

3.200
2.400

3.200
2.400

Ith [A]
4.106
4.106
4.106
4.107.3
[A]
[peak A]
[A]

4.4.101
500,000
2,500,000
2,500,000
C
4.107,6.104
4.107,6.104
4.107.3

320
100,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
C
4,000
10,000
-

320
100,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
C
4,000
10,000
-

(2)
100,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
C
(8)

[s]
[s]
[kg]
[kg]

20...30
20...30
9
-

20...30
20...30
9
-

20...30
20...30
-

(H) [mm]
(W) [mm]
(D) [mm]

255
252
206

255
252
206

255
252
206

(H) [mm]
(W) [mm]
(D) [mm]

Tropicalisation (IEC 721-2-1)

VSC 3 - 320 A
Ultimate performances for (at a voltage of):
- Motors
- Transformers
- Capacitors
Ultimate performances for back-to-back capacitor banks
- Rated current
- Maximum transient current of the capacitor
- Maximum transient frequency of capacitor connection

(1)
(2)
(3)

Version for 42 kV 50 Hz x 1 min. between phases and between


phase and earth available on request - ask ABB
Depending on the capacity of the coordinated fuse
Value linked to the breaking capacity of the fuse: refer to the fuse
manufacturers documentation

[kV]
[kW]
[kVA]
[kVAr]

2.2/2.5
500
670
330

3.3
750
1,000
500

[A]
[kA]
[kHz]

(8)
(8)
(8)

(8)
(8)
(8)

(4)
(5)
(6)

Electrical life obtainable by following the maintenance programme


given in the installation manual
Indicate the reference fuses
This is the current value determined by intersection of the timecurrent trip curves of two protection devices - in this case the
fuse and any thermal protection relay.

VSC 7 400A - VSC/P 7 400A


Contactor

Starter

3.4.105
7.2
7.2
23 (11)
60
50-60
400
6.000
15
1
-

VSC 12 400 A - VSC/P 12 400A


Contactor

Starter

3.4.110

Combined
with fuses
3.4.110.5

3.4.105

3.4.110

Combined
with fuses
3.4.110.5

7.2
7.2
23 (11)
60
50-60
400
6.000
15
1
-

7.2
7.2
23 (11)
60
50-60
(2)
6.000
15
1
50 (3)
50 (3)

12
12
28 (1)
75
50-60
400
6.000
15
1
-

12
12
28 (1)
75
50-60
400
6.000
15
1
-

12
12
28 (1)
75
50-60
(2)
6000
15
1
50 (3)
50 (3)

900
900
55

900
900
-

900
900
-

900
900
55

900
900
-

900
900
-

4.000
4.000

4.000
4.000

4.000
4.000

4.000
4.000

4.000
4.000

4000
4000

400
100.000
1.000.000
1.000.000
C
6.000
15.000
-

400
100.000
1.000.000
1.000.000
C
6.000
15.000
-

(2)
100.000
1.000.000
1.000.000
C
5.000

400
100.000
1.000.000
1.000.000
C
4.000
8.000
-

400
100.000
1.000.000
1.000.000
C
4.000
8.000
-

(2)
100.000
1.000.000
1.000.000
5000

20...30
20...30
20
49

20...30
20...30
20
49

20...30
20...30
49

20...30
20...30
20
49

20...30
20...30
20
49

20...30
20...30
49

371
350
215

371
350
215

371
350
215

425
350
215

425
350
215

425
350
215

636
531
657

636
531
657

636
531
657

636
531
657

636
531
657

636
531
657

2.2/2.5
1.000
1.100
1.000

3.3
1.500
1.600
1.500

3.6/5
1.500
2.000
1.500

6.2/7.2
3.000
4.000
3.000

12
5000
5000
4800 (7)

250
8
2.5

250
8
2.5

250
8
2.5

250
8
2.5

(8)
(8)
(8)

VSC 7 - 400A

VSC 12 - 400 A

(7) Overvoltage dischargers or RC filters must be fitted.


(8-9) Consult ABB.
(10) At 7.2 kV - 400 A, use contactor VSC12.
(11) Version with 32 kV -50Hz x 1 min between phases and between
phase and earth available on request (please contact us).

Main components

I
A
I
B

D
E

E (*)

Contactor seen from the rear.

Vacuum interrupters
Monobloc
Feeder
Auxiliary contacts
Interfacing shaft with the switchgear kinematics
Capacitor
Mechanical signalling device for open/closed
Manual emergency opening
Terminals

(*) The interface shaft on the left-hand side is available for VSC 7 (7.2 kV) only.

ABB Power Technologies S.p.A.


Unit Operativa SACE (PTMV)
Via Friuli, 4
I-24044 Dalmine
Tel: +39 035 395111
Fax: +39 035 395874
E-mail: sacetms.tipm@it.abb.com
Internet://www.abb.com

ABB Calor Emag Mittelspannung GmbH


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D-14542 Glindow
Phone: +49(0)2102/12-1230, Fax: +49(0)2102/12-1916
E-mail: calor.info@de.abb.com
Internet:http://www.abb.de/calor

1VCP000184 - Rev. B , en - Leaflet - 2006-10 (VSC)

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D
E
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The data and illustrations are not binding. We reserve the right to make
changes in the course of technical development of the product.