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ECOSMART VCB L

Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breaker for Secondary


Distribution
Up to 24kV 1250A 25KA

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PRESENTATION
SIXTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
The date of a firms foundation never truly reflects its whole history. At least such is the case with Tozzi
electrical equipment, a company which started off as a family run concern at the start of last century and
later became a fully-fledged business, sixty years ago in fact.
Yet these different experiences have some significant features in common: innovation, company,spirit
and technological challenge.
Tozzi electrical equipment is a firm with experience both in technology and human relations, a firm which
looks to the future of electric and electronic systems engineering, and this experience can be seen as
much in the professionalism of the more than 100 employed at TOZZI ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT factory.
ECOSMART VCB L is the result of TOZZI ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT continuous innovation and research
oriented to the worldwide customers satisfaction. Among the markets changing needs the ECOSMART
VCB L series provides reliable technical solutions offering long-term safety and user-friendly applications.
Sustainability and environment care have been the TOZZI ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT inspirations for
this development.

Factory (Foggia, Italy)

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Headquarters (Ravenna, Italy)

Locations

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Reliability and safety


They are the main concerns of ECOSMART VCB L
series. Service continuity and long life performances are
provided. People safety is a paramount. The ECOSMART
VCB L series is fully developed and type tested according to
the IEC standards 62271-100.

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Flexibility
A large range of available accessories with different functions
make the vacuum Circuit Breaker able to satisfy the most
commonly electrical needs of the typical substations. The
series brings to the market a versatile circuit breaker ready to
cover the most various installation requirements and market
segments.

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Sustainability and Environment care

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The ECOSMART VCB L series development has been driven


by the environment sustainability theme. The used materials
for its production allow a real low environment impact during
the product life and most important at the end of its life cycle.
The ECOSMART VCB L series philosophy fully meets the
environment exigencies. The ECOSMART VCB L production
site and the environmental management system assumed by
TOZZI ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT is in accordance with the
standards quality rules ISO 14001.

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VACUUM TECHNOLOGY
Long service life and high reliability are demanded to be able to distribute and use electric energy in a
safe and secure way.
The vacuum interrupters take advantages of vacuum thanks to its exceptional dielectric characteristics
and capabilities as an interrupting medium.
The vacuum interrupters has two main contacts, one fixed and one mobile. Both contacts are housed
inside a sealed enclosure (vacuum bottle) that enable a high vacuum level to provide the insulating
distance between the contacts.
The high dielectric property of the vacuum allow the contact distance reduction.
The above conditions plus the low opening speed demanded permit the use of an operating mechanism
with low control energy.
To ensure the vacuum conditions and so the safe operations, the enclosure must be perfectly sealed.
The current interruption is initiated by the separation of the contacts. This separation causes an electrical
arc made up of a molten metal bridge (vaporization of the contact material).
The contact material vaporization quickly condense and the arc disappear.
The vacuum level is restored as well as the contacts insulating distance and the current interruption is
completed.

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ECOSMART VCB L VACUUM CIRCUIT BREAKER STRENGHTS AND


PECULIARITIES
The ECOSMART VCB L vacuum circuit breaker is characterized by highest level of technology used
by TOZZI ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT in manufacturing medium voltage equipments. The 40 years
of experience at your service offers a comprehensive range, safe and easy to install with a compact
dimensions, with limited maintenance with the aim to satisfy all the worldwide market requirements.
The major ECOSMART VCB L vacuum circuit breaker strengths are listed below:

Safety/Reliability:
Long mechanical and electrical life.
High number of operations.
Limited Maintenance.
Easy check of the Circuit breaker wear conditions.
Interlock to avoid closing operations with circuit breaker
closed and spring charged.

Versatily:

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Flexible customization.
Large availability accessories range.
Versatility of application, the circuit breaker connections
can be either left or right using the same apparatus and
turning just the copper terminals.
Compact dimensions.
Circuit Breaker removal support always equipped with
wheels.

Environment care

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Manufacturing energy optimization thanks to the circuit


breaker components material.
No use of epoxy resin components.
Use of recyclable material with easy recovery and reuse at
the end of the product life.

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The vacuum circuit breaker type ECOSMART VCB L is
manufactured adopting the technique of the separate poles.
The poles are manufactured using polyester material that
offer lightness and robustness at the same time.
Inside each pole is placed the vacuum interrupter that, in
this way, it is protected against pollution, humidity, shocks,
condensation etc.
The operating mechanism is mechanical with springs type
with opening and closing operations independents from the
operator.
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The operating mechanism can be operated manually or from
remote through a gear motor, opening and closing coil.
The operating mechanism closing spring can be charged through the spring charging lever or by the gear
motor (supplied upon request).
Opening and closing operations are carried out by the available push buttons or via the opening and
closing coils actuated from remote.
The key lock, available with key free with circuit breaker in open position, is used to realize the interlock
with the line switch disconnector.
The vacuum circuit breaker ECOSMART VCB L is suitable to house current sensors (assembled on the
poles) and self-powered protection relay (assembled onboard of the operating mechanism).
The vacuum circuit breaker lies on a support frame equipped with wheels to allow its removal from the
panel.
The vacuum circuit breaker ECOSMART VCB L is suitable for the following applications:
Public medium voltage secondary distribution.
Transformers substations.
Hospital.
Residential centers.
Power transformer protection.
Data center protection.
Industries.
Renewable energy plant.
It provides protection for cables, overhead lines, capacitor banks, transformer etc.
It is suitable for installation inside the medium voltage panels of the ECOSMART MIX series type CBS,
CBSB, CBSA, CBSAB, CB2SA.

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8 Poles with vacuum interrupters


1 Spring charging
lever
2 Opening push
buttons
3 Closing push
buttons
4 Circuit breaker
position
5 Springs status
signalization
6 Operations counter
Support frame equipped with wheels

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7 Key lock

Main Characteristics
Stored energy springs lateral operating mechanism (closing spring and opening spring) Manual and
electrical operations.
Complete O-C-O cycle without reloading the springs.
Long mechanical and electrical life.
High number of operations.
Limited Maintenance.
Vacuum interrupters positioned inside the poles with protection against pollution, humidity, impacts,
condensation.
Flexible in customization.
Large availability accessories range.
Easy installation.
Application, upon request, of current sensors and self-powered protection relay.
Versatility of application, the circuit breaker connections can be either left or right using the same
apparatus and turning just the copper contacts.
The circuit breaker lies on a metal frame to which the operating mechanism and the three poles containing
the vacuum interrupters are fixed.
The metallic frame is always equipped with wheels that allow the circuit breaker removal from the panel.
The operating force is transmitted from the operating mechanism to the poles and the vacuum interrupters
via operating levers positioned inside the support frame.

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ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS
The ECOSMART VCB L vacuum circuit breaker comply with the following IEC standards;

IEC 62271-100

VACUUM CIRCUIT BREAKER


Rated Voltage

Ur (kV

12

24

Power frequency withstand voltage 50/60 Hz 1min.

Ud (kV)

28

50

Rated lighting impulse withstand voltage

Up (kV)

75

125

Rated Frequency

fr (Hz)

50/60

50/60

Ir (A)

630/1250

630/1250

Rated breaking capacity

Isc (kA)

16-25

16-25

Rated short time withstand current 1-3 seconds

Ik (kA)

16-25

16-25

Rated current

Operation sequence

O - 0,3sec - CO - 3min - CO

Operating time

(ms)

50

50

Arcing time

(ms)

7/12

7/12

Total breaking time

(ms)

57/62

57/62

Closing time

(ms)

65

65

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Mechanical classes

Class

Notes

Vacumm circuit breaker

M1

2000 mechanicals operations

Vacumm circuit breaker

M2

10.000 mechanicals operations

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OPERATING MECHANISM
The vacuum circuit breaker is equipped with a springs operating mechanism (closing spring and opening
spring). It can be operated both manually and electrically.
The operating mechanism closing spring can be charged through the spring charging lever or by the gear
motor (supplied upon request).
Opening and closing operations are carried out by the available push buttons or via opening and closing
coils actuated from remote.
The key lock, available with key free with circuit breaker in open position, is used to realize the interlock
with the line switch disconnector.
The operating mechanism gives to the circuit breaker opening and closing cycles independent from the
operator. It consists of:

Closing spring to store the energy for closing operation.


Opening spring to store the energy for opening operation.
Manual lever for closing spring charging.
Mechanical push buttons.
Operations counter.
Spring status signal.
Accessories support plate where it is possible to have:
- Opening circuit
- Closing circuit
- Opening circuit: by opening coil, minimum voltage coil,
low energy coil
- Closing circuit: by closing coil, motor gear, electronic
control card with antipumping device.

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The basic circuit breaker is equipped with opening coil auxiliary contacts (6no+6nc) and operations
counter.
All the other accessories can be supplied upon customer request.
The low energy coil (mitop) has to be used only with the self-powered protection relay.

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Under voltage coil


Opening coil
Opening push buttons
Closing push buttons
Closing coil

Springs charging lever

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The vacuum circuit breaker can be operated both locally and from remote as follow:

Local operations (start position: circuit


breaker open):
Grasp the charging lever.
Charge the closing springs until the end of the stroke.
Push the closing push buttons.
The circuit breaker get closed and the opening spring is
charged automatically.
Push the opening push buttons.
The circuit breaker get open with the closing and opening
springs discharged.

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The vacuum circuit breaker can be operated both locally and from remote as follow:

Remote operations (start position: circuit


breaker open):
The closing spring are charged via the gear motor.
Actuate the closing coil.
The circuit breaker get closed and the opening spring is
charged automatically.
The closing spring is charged by the motor immediately
after the circuit breaker closing.
Actuate the opening coil.
The circuit breaker get open with the closing spring charged
and ready for a new closing operation.
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ACCESSORIES
Auxiliary accessories are available for the ECOSMART VCB L circuit breaker.
All these components enable a high customization level to satisfy the customers demand and the most
various installation exigencies.
Some of the available accessories are always supplied as standard application. Some others have to be
required as are optional. (See table)
The selection of the accessories must match with the assembling compatibility that is evidenced by the
below wiring diagrams.

Accessories table
Vacuum Circuit

Opening

Second

Closing

Motor

Motor

Under

Low

Auxiliary

Key

Push

Mechanical

Breaker

coil YO

opening

coil YC

gear

gear

voltage

energy

contacts

lock

buttons

operations

electronic

coil YU

coil YLE

6no+6nc

lock

counter

coil YO

(mitop)

card
Basic Solution
Upon request

Optional accessories must be selected following the assembling compatibility


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Gear motor

Coil

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Motor Control Card


Key lock

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Auxiliary contacts

Operations counter

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PROTECTION AND CONTROL

Current sensor
Current sensors are available
for assembling on each
vacuum circuit breaker pole.
The current sensors are
wired up to the self-powered
protection relay assembled
onboard of the circuit breaker
operating mechanism. The
circuit breaker is suitable
also for other types of
protection relays. (Powered
protection relay).

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CONNECTION
The ECOSMART VCB L vacuum circuit breaker is
equipped with tinned copper terminals. The round
terminals allow the easy circuit breaker connections
inside the panel. The terminals are already prepared
with drilled holes to facilitate the installation activities.

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CIRCUIT BREAKER DIMENSIONS

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TEST LABORATORY

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PRODUCTS ASSEMBLING LINES

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Commercial Department: Via Kennedy


20097 S. Donato Milanese, Milano Italy
Phone +39 02 51621243
Fax
+39 02 51621417
commerciale.mi@tozziholding.com

Headquarters: Via Zuccherificio 10,


48123 Mezzano, Ravenna Italy
Phone +39 0544 525011
Fax
+39 0544 525219
commerciale.ra@tozziholding.com

www.tozziindustries.com
Standards, designs and specification are susceptible of modification.
Please ask for the confirmation of the information given by this catalogue

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Factory: SS 16 Zona Ind.le Incoronata,


71122, Foggia Italy
Phone +39 0881 811411
Fax +39 0881 811419
info.fg@tozziholding.com

ECOSMART VCB L SVCBL0001 2015 Rev. 2 EN. Copyright 2015 Tozzi Industries. All rights reserved

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