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Medium Voltage Distribution

Premset
17.5 kV
Compact modular vacuum switchgear
With solid and shielded Insulation System

Operation Manual
P7M18009 Rev. 08

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Table of Contents

Safety instructions....................................................................... 4
Important Informations .....................................................................................4

Quick start................................................................................... 6
Operating Your Cubicle......................................................................................6

Identifying Your Cubicle............................................................... 7


Standard Cubicle Description............................................................................7
Core Unit Types.................................................................................................8
Switching Core Units Operation, Statuses, and Interlocking.............................9

Operating Your Cubicle............................................................. 11


Interlocking for Your Safety.............................................................................. 11
Open/Close Operation.....................................................................................12
Earthing Operation..........................................................................................17
Operation Locking...........................................................................................19
Disconnecting the Voltage Transformers on a Metering Unit..........................28
Reconnecting the Voltage Transformers on a Metering Unit...........................31
Disconnecting the Voltage Transformers on a Metering Unit
(M06A, M12A Cubicle).....................................................................................33

Operating Your Specific Cubicle................................................ 35


Earthing Busbar Operation (ES-B)..................................................................35
Switching Operation (Ne-NeDs)......................................................................40
Switching Without Earthing Operation (Ne).....................................................41
Switching and Disconnecting Operation (NeDs).............................................43
Operation Locking (NeDs)...............................................................................45

Control and Monitoring.............................................................. 46


Description.......................................................................................................46
Protection Relays............................................................................................47
Amp 21D Ammeter..........................................................................................59
FLAIR 21D, 22D and 23DV.............................................................................60
VD23 Voltage Detection Relay........................................................................62

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General Description Important Informations

Safety Symbols and Message


Notice
Read these instructions carefully and look at the equipment to become
familiar with the device before trying to install, operate, service or maintain it.
The following special messages may appear throughout this bulletin or on the
equipment to warn of potential hazards or to call attention to information that
clarifies or simplifies a procedure.

The addition of either symbol to a Danger or Warning safety label


indicates that an electrical hazard exists which will result in personal
injury if the instructions are not followed.

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential


personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this
symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

DANGER
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.

NOTICE
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to physical injury. The safety alert
symbol shall not be used with this signal word.

INFORMATION-ADVICE
We draw your attention on this particular point.

Important Remarks
Electrical equipment should be installed, operated, serviced, and maintained
only by qualified personnel. No responsibility is assumed by Schneider Electric
for any consequences arising out of the use of this material.

A qualified person is one who has skills and knowledge related to the
construction, installation, and operation of electrical equipment and has
received safety training to recognize and avoid the hazards involved.

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General Description Important Informations

Diffusion Rules

CAUTION
The total or partial reproduction of this manual is prohibited and only the Schneider
Electric agents have an exclusive right to use.

Safety Rules

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, EXPLOSION, OR ARC FLASH.

Apply appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safe


electrical work practices. See NFPA 70E or CSA Z462.

This equipment must only be installed and serviced by qualified electrical


personnel.

Turn off all power supplying this equipment before working on or


inside equipment.

Always use a properly rated voltage sensing device to confirm power


is off.

Replace all devices, doors and covers before turning on power to this
equipment.

Beware of potential hazards, and carefully inspect the work area for
tools and objects that may have been left inside the equipment.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, serious injury, or


equipment damage.

Cleaning Instructions

SOLVENTS AND ALCOHOL FORBIDDEN

HIGH-PRESSURE CLEANER FORBIDDEN

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Quick Start Operating Your Cubicle

Before Operating the Cubicle

Identify the type of cubicle. page 7


Identify the type of core unit. page 8
Identify the core unit operation, statuses and interlocking. page 9

Usual Cubicle Operations


Operating the main switch
Operate the cubicle manually. page 12
Operate the cubicle electrically. page 16

Prerequisite steps
Standard page 12
ES-B pages 37-39
Ne page 41
NeDs page 43

Earthing the cables


Open the main switch. page 12
Move the main/earthing selector to the earthing position. page 11
Close the earthing switch. page 18

Energizing the MV cables


Open the earthing switch. page 18
Move the main/earthing selector to the main position. page 11
Close the main switch. page 12

Operate the disconnector (NeDs) page 44

Locking and padlocking


Standard page 19
ES-B page 36
Ne page 42
NeDs page 45

Testing the cables page 22

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Identifying Your Cubicle Standard Cubicle Description

Introduction Call Module Function See


Out
DM102487

1 1 Low voltage Control and Monitoring page 46


cabinet
2 Cable test Cable Testing page 22
compartment

2 3 Top Earth Contact Visibility page 18


connections

3
4 Core unit Switching device Switching page 8
Metering device Metering page 8
Busbar Connection Bus riser page 8

4 5 Bottom connections / VPIS / VDS Primary injection / page 61


Voltage detection
6 Bottom compartment Access to MV cables

Cubicle Identification Cubicle Reference


Switching Device Core Unit Function
I06T Disconnecting switch
DM102488

D01N, D02N, D06N Disconnecting Circuit breaker


I06H, I12H Heavy duty disconnecting switch
D06H, D12H Heavy duty disconnecting circuit breaker
Premset D06H
Metering Core Unit
M06S, M06A, VTM, VTM-D, VTs and CTs for Metering
VTP, VTP-D, M12S, M12A
Bus Connection Core Unit
G06, G12 Bus riser
ES-B Earthing busbars
SM100323

Premset D12H

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Identifying Your Cubicle Core Unit Types

Switching Core Units (main functions, refer to chapter for specifications)


There are 4 types of switching device mecanisms

I06T D01N, D02N, D06N D06H, D12H I06H, I12H


DM102489

DM102490

DM102519

DM102619
1 1
2 2 2

1 1 3 3
1. Closing 2
2. Opening
3. Charging
Manual Operation
Closing
DM100745

DM100745

DM102520

DM102520
I I
ON ON

Opening
DM100745

DM102492

DM102492

DM102492
O O O
OFF OFF OFF

Charging (when closing) (when closing)


DM100745

DM100745
See page 13 page 13 page 14 page 15
Electrical Operation

Opening Motor MX coil MX coil MX coil


Closing Motor Motor XF coil XF coil
Charging When closing When closing Motor Motor
Additional Opening Coil
Additional No MX2 coil or MN MX2 coil or MN MX2 coil or MN
Coil

Metering / Bus Connection Core Units


M06S, M06A, M12S, M12A G06, G12
DM102493

DM102494

DM102495

Operation Operation
Voltage transformer disconnection: see page 28 No operation required

The 3 possible statuses of a Premset cubicle are:


bb Closed
bb Open and disconnected
bb Earthed
These 3 statuses are interlocked thanks to the main/earthing switch selector. The following table shows how to
change the status of a D06N cubicle. The principle is the same for the 3 mecanism types.

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Identifying Your Cubicle Switching Core Units
Operation, Statuses, and
Interlocking

Status/Action Main Operation Earthing Operation Selector


Closed
DM102364

Opening the Main Switch


DM102365

Open and Disconnected


DM102366

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Identifying Your Cubicle Switching Core Units
Operation, Statuses, and
Interlocking

Status/Action Main Operation Earthing Operation Selector


Moving the Selector to the Right
DM102367

Open and Disconnected


DM102496

Closing the Earth Switch


DM102369

Earthed
DM102368

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Operating Interlocking for Your Safety
Your Cubicle

Operation Selector Interlock


DM100741

DM100742
Main Position. Earthing Position.

Main Position Interlock Earthing Position Interlock


When the operation selector is in the Main position, the When the operation selector is in the earthing position, the
Earthing switch operations is not possible. Main switch operations is not possible.

Earthing Switch Interlock


DM100743

When the Earthing switch is Open, the connection compartment cover is locked
(optional).
When the Earthing switch is Open, the cable test device is locked (see Cable
Testing, page 22).
When the connection compartment cover is removed, the main switch can not be
closed (optional).

Earthing Switch Open.

Live Cable Interlock (Optional)

NOTICE
HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE
The function is working properly when the selector is on line position.
In case of voltage return on cables when selector is on earth position and
earthing switch open, it is compulsory to move back the selector in line position in
order to re-initialise the locking function.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

Description
DM102370

The live cable interlock function is an electrical interlock preventing the operator from
closing the earthing switch on live cables.

1
Principe
The system is composed of:
bb A mechanical locking assembly acting directly on the line / earth selector, including
an override key that can be used to bypass the locking device.
bb An undervoltage coil for failsafe operation of the mechanical lockout system.
bb A VPIS indicator on the cable side, with a voltage output (VPIS-VO), to detect and
send the voltage signal to the relay.

Operation
bb Normal case: the system is powered by auxiliary power. It is then impossible to move
the selector from line to earth as long as voltage is detected on the cable by the VPIS.
bb In case of auxiliary power loss, cables live or not, a failsafe features blocks the
system so the selector can not be operated.

Override is possible only by unlocking the system with key or when auxiliary power is
restored.
1. Overriding key to unlock the earthing switch.
Live Cable Interlock
Auxiliary Power Cables Not Energized Cables Energized
Off Earthing switch locked Earthing switch locked
On Earthing switch unlocked Earthing switch locked

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Operating Open/Close Operation
Your Cubicle Prerequisite Steps

NOTICE
DM100745

HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE


Use only the provided lever to operate the cubicle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

The following steps must be taken before operating the main switch.

Step 1
Ensure that the earthing switch is open.
DM102371

For more information about opening the earthing switch, see the next section Earthing Operation page 17.

Step 2
Ensure that the main/earthing switch selector is in the main position.
DM102372

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Operating Open/Close Operation
Your Cubicle I06T Cubicle
D01N, D02N, D06N Cubicles

I06T Cubicle Operations

2
2
DM102373

Click!

Click!

Opening the main switch. Closing the main switch.

D01N, D02N, D06N Cubicle Operations

2
DM102374

Click!

Opening the main switch. Closing the main switch.

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Operating Open/Close Operation
Your Cubicle D06H, D12H Cubicle

D06H, D12H Cubicle


2 2
DM102620

1 1

Opening the main switch. Closing the main switch.

Note: The spring must be charged to close the circuit breaker.


DM102376

Click!

Charging the Spring.

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Operating Open/Close Operation
Your Cubicle I06H, I12H Cubicle

I06H, I12H Cubicle


2 2
DM102375

1 1

Opening the main switch. Closing the main switch.

Note: The spring must be charged to close the circuit breaker.


DM102622

Click!

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Operating Open/Close Operation
Your Cubicle Electrical Operation (Optional)

Description
The electrical command is available as an option and is located in the low voltage cabinet at the top of the cubicle.

1. Electrical operation (optional)


2. Electrical operation inhibition (optional)
3. Status LEDs of the electrical command
4. Main switch closing push-button DM100748

5. Main switch opening push-button


6. Local/Remote selector (SC-MI 20)
7. Main switch and earthing switch position
mimic diagram

Status LEDs
LED On Off Blinking
Ready Electrical command Electrical command On/Off operation in progress
ready to operate not ready to operate
Fault Healthy

Local/Remote Selector (Optional)


Reference number Local operation authorized Remote operation authorized
SC-MI20
DM100749

DM100750

SC-MI10 Always Always

Electrical Operation Inhibition (Optional)


bb It is used to switch off the auxiliary power on the motor and coils for maintenance.
bb It can be padlocked in the inhibited position.

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Operating Earthing Operation
Your Cubicle Prerequisite Steps

NOTICE
DM100745

HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE


Use only the provided lever to operate the cubicle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

The following steps must be taken before closing the earthing switch.

Step 1
Ensure that the main switch is open.

Step 2
Ensure that the cable is not energized.
DM102377

Note: refer to previous sections for main switch operation

Step 3
Select Earthing switch position. In this position, the electrical operations are disabled.
DM102378

Note: If there is a live cable, the live cable interlock (optional) will inhibit the use of the selector. See the section
Live Cable Interlock (Optional), page 11.

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Operating Earthing Operation
Your Cubicle Earthing the Cable
Removing Earth

Earthing the Cable (Closing the Earthing Switch)


DM100754

1. Lighting window
2. Window inspection

1 2

Earth Contact Visibility on the Top


Connections mimic (optional).

1
DM102379

Removing Earth (Opening the Earthing Switch)

1
DM102380

clic

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Operating Operation Locking
Your Cubicle Padlocking/Key Locking Description

Padlocking
The following devices can be padlocked:

1 2 3

1. Electrical operation inhibition switch


DM102381

2. Cable test access


3. Earthing switch
4. Main/Earthing switch selector
5. Main switch and spring arming (according to the core unit
type)
6. Connection compartment

6 5 4

Key locking (Optional)


Up to 7 key lockings available as an option on the switching device.

1. Lock for overriding the live cable interlock function


DM102382

2. Main lock for locking the earthing switch in the line/open


1 position
3. Main lock for locking the earthing switch in the earthed/
closed position
2 4. Additional lock for locking the earthing switch in the line/open
position
3
5. Additional lock for locking the earthing switch in the earthed/
4 closed position
6. Main lock for locking the main switch selector in the open
and disconnected position
7. Additional lock for locking the main switch selector in the
5 open and disconnected position

The key lock configuration can be modified after commissioning.


For how to add key locks, refer to the relevant (Adaptation
Replacement Form).

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Operating Operation Locking
Your Cubicle Key Locking the Main Switch

Locking the Main Switch in the Open and Disconnected Position


DM102383

DM102384

Ensure the main switch is open. Open the operation selector protective hood.
DM102385

DM102386

Move the operation selector to the earthing position. Turn the key of the main lock counter clockwise to lock
If there is a live cable, the live cable interlock (optional) the operation selector and prevent access by lever and
will inhibit the use of the operation selector. remove the key.
DM102387

DM102388

Turn the key of the second lock and remove the key.

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Operating Operation Locking
Your Cubicle Key Locking the Main Switch

Unlocking the Main Switch in the Open and Disconnected


Position
DM102389

DM102391

DM102387
Ensure the earthing switch is open and selector in Insert the key(s) in the lock(s).
earthing position.
DM102391

DM102392

Turn the key of the additional lock clockwise (the Turn the key of the main lock clockwise: the operation
additional lock is optional). selector is now unlocked.
DM102393

Move the operation selector to the main position: the


main switch can now be closed.

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Operating Cable Testing
Your Cubicle

Cable Testing
Cable testing involves injecting a test voltage through a cable between 2 cubicles A and B.
DM102452

The 2 main purposes of cable testing are to:


bb localize a default on a cable (or on a phase if more than 1 cable per phase)
bb diagnose potential problems on a cable

Maximum Voltage of the Test Signal

NOTICE
HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE
When testing the cable, limit the voltage to:
bb DC (36 kV positive or negative potential, 15 minutes)
bb AC (14 kV, 1 minute)
bb VLF sinusoidal signal (20 kV)
bb VLF cosinusoidal signal (28 kV)
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

Injection Points
Depending on the cubicle used, the test signal can be injected through:
bb dedicated cable terminations with injection point cable terminations in the Connection Compartment (if not
using the cable test device)
bb dedicated cable test device
Note: We strongly recommend to use the cable test device because it is fully interlocked and does not require
access to Connection Compartment.

1. Injection through the cable terminations (without the


DM102453

cable test device)


2. Injection through the injection fingers (with the cable
test device)

1 2

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Operating Cable Testing
Your Cubicle Presentation

Introduction
The cable test device provides a safer working environment for personnel by:
bb eliminating the need to open the Connection Compartment to access the cable connections
bb providing a full interlock with the earthing switch
bb providing a double insulation gap during testing
bb facilitating the cable connection with specific injection fingers.
The cable test device is located at the front of the cubicle.

NOTICE
HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE
For cubicle fitted with VRT4 or VRU1, it is necessary to disconnect the Voltage
Transformer before Cable Testing.
See chapter Disconnecting the Voltage Transformer on a Metering Unit.
DM102454

1 2 3

1. Earth collector handle


2. Voltage injection fingers
3. Cable test device interlock

Maximum Test Voltages

Waveform VLF Maximum Test Voltages Max. Test duration


Cable rating phase to Installation phase to Acceptance phase Maintenance phase
phase voltage ground to ground (1) to ground
rms voltage rms (peak voltage) rms (peak voltage) rms (peak voltage)
Sinusoidal 15 kV 18 (25) kV 20 (28) kV 16 (22) kV 30 minutes
Cosine-rectangular 15 kV 25 kV 28 kV 22 kV
DC Maximum Test Voltage

36 kV 15 minutes

AC Maximum Test Voltage

14 kV 1 minute

Cable Diagnostic
VLF Maximum Test Voltage

19 kV rms

(1) According to the IEEE 400.2 standard.


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Operating Cable Testing
Your Cubicle Cable Testing Configurations

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
Before injecting the test voltage, ensure that
bb the switchgear of the 2 cubicles are padlocked in the open line position
bb the cable is first discharged to earth and then disconnected from the earth.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

These operations are to be performed on the cubicle by qualified personnel only and in accordance with the local
electric safety rules.

Testing Cases
The operations to set up the 2 cubicles before testing are described in the following cases:

Case Configuration Description


Case 1 bb Both cubicles A and B are Premset cubicles fitted with a cable test device.
bb The test voltage is injected on the cubicle B for example.
DM102457

Case 2 bb The cubicle A is a Premset cubicle with a cable test device: to discharge, disconnect and test
the cable, please follow the same instructions as of case 1, cubicle B.
bb The cubicle B is not a Premset cubicle: please follow the manufacturers instructions.
DM102455

bb The test voltage is injected on the cubicle A.

Case 3 bb The cubicle A is a Premset cubicle with a cable test device: for cable disconnection and
earthing, please proceed as described in case 1, cubicle A.
bb The cubicle B is not a Premset cubicle: please follow the manufacturers instructions.
DM102456

bb The test voltage is injected on the cubicle B.

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Operating Cable Testing
Your Cubicle Discharging the Cable to the Earth

CASE 1
To set up the cubicle, proceed to the following steps:
DM102498

1 2

4 3

1. Cubicle A:
Open the main switch and padlock it: refer pages 13 and 19.
Move the operation selector to earth position and padlock it.

2. Cubicle B:
Open the main switch and padlock it: refer page 13 and 19.
Move the operation selector to earth position and padlock it.

3. Cubicle B:
Verify no voltage on cable.
Close the earthing switch and padlock it: refer pages 18 and 19.

4. Cubicle A:
Verify no voltage on cable.
Close the earthing switch and padlock it: refer pages 18 and 19.

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Operating Cable Testing
Your Cubicle Disconnecting the Cable from the Earth

CASE 1
To set up the cubicle, proceed to the following steps:
DM102499

5 6 7 8

1
Cubicle A Operations
DM102500

DM102501

5 6

1 2
5. Push down the cable test interlock. 6. Fully open the earth collector.

2
DM102502

DM102503

7 8

3
7. Close the protective cover. 8. Padlock the earth collector.

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Operating Cable Testing
Your Cubicle Performing the Cable test

CASE 1
To set up the cubicle, proceed to the following steps:
DM102504

9 10 11

12 13

Cubicle B Operations
DM102506
DM102505

9 10 11
x4

x4

9. Screw the 4 injection fingers (earth and 3 phases). 11. Push down the cable test interlock.
10. Connect the cable from the test set to the injection
fingers.
x4
DM102507

DM102508

12 13

12. Open the earth collector. 13. Perform cable testing.

After testing:
When the testing is complete, carry out operations in the reverse order to put back
the cubicles in their original configurations.

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Operating Disconnecting the Voltage
Your Cubicle Transformers on a Metering Unit

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
Before disconnecting the voltage transformers (VTs), ensure that the VT power
sources are earthed. For more information, see Earthing operation section.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

Opening the VT Compartment


DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
For VTM-D and VTP-D, you must put the core unit of the cubicle to the earth
before the voltage injection, see Earthing operationsection.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.
DM102242

Remove the padlock.


For M06S, M12S and VTM For VTP For VRT4 and VRU1
DM102243

DM102585

SM100306

Opening the VT Compartment.

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Operating Disconnecting the Voltage
Your Cubicle Transformers on a Metering Unit

Disconnecting the VT Flexible Cables


For M06S, M12S and VTM For VTP For VRT4 and VRU1

DM102586

SM100305
DM102244

A B

A B

Isolating Voltage Transformer

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
After disconnecting the VTs, ensure that the primary cable heads have been
secured with the isolating caps.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

For M06S, M12S and VTM For VTP


DM102245

DM102587

A B

A B
DM102246

Isolating caps Location.

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Operating Disconnecting the Voltage
Your Cubicle Transformers on a Metering Unit

Isolating Voltage Transformer


For M06S, M12S, VTM and VTP For VRT4 and VRU1

1 1
DM102247

E
WIPE WIPE

AS
Tightening

E
GR
the Caps
SE
EA

to 30 N.m
GR

2 2
B
B
A
A

Clean and grease the 2 sides for each flexible link.


Fixing the isolating caps on the Primary Cables.

For M06S, M12S and VTM For VRT4 and VRU1


SM100307
DM102248

Stowing the Primary Cables. Put the Primary Cables inside the cables
compartment.

Close the VT Compartment


The VTs are now disconnected. You can operate the cable testing.
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Operating Reconnecting the Voltage
Your Cubicle Transformers on a Metering Unit

Removing the Isolating Caps after Cables Testing


Opening the VT compartment. Remove the isolating caps from the VT flexible cables.
Put them back to their location in the VT compartment.

Cleaning and Greasing the VT and Cable Interfaces

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
When reconnecting the VTs:
bb Use only the silicone grease supplied.
bb Clean and grease the interfaces immediately before assembly to avoid soiling
them before the assembly is complete.
bb Grease all the surfaces to be in contact with each other.
bb Ensure that all interfaces have been greased by checking for the presence of
excess grease and subsequently remove it.
bb Close the tube of grease after using it.
bb Tigthen the caps to 50 N.m.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

For M06S, M12S and VTM For VTP For VRT4 and VRU1
DM102249

DM102588

SM100308

Clean and grease the VTs interfaces.

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Operating Reconnecting the Voltage
Your Cubicle Transformers on a Metering Unit

Cleaning and Greasing the VT and Cable Interfaces (continued)


For M06S, M12S, VTM, VTP, VRT4 and VRU1

SE
EA
GR
DM102250

WIPE

2
1

Clean and grease both sides.

For M06S, M12S and VTM For VTP For VRT4 and VRU1
DM102586

SM100305
DM102244

Tightening the Caps to 50 N.m

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Operating Disconnecting the Voltage
Your Cubicle Transformers on a Metering Unit
For M06A, M12A

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
Before disconnecting the voltage transformers (VTs), ensure that the VT power
sources are earthed. For more information, see Earthing operation section.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

Opening the Bottom Door


DM102251

Rotating the Fuse Holders to Remove the Fuses


DM102252

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Operating Disconnecting the Voltage
Your Cubicle Transformers on a Metering Unit
For M06A, M12A

Removing the Fuses


DM102254

Close the VT Compartment


The VTs are now disconnected.

To reconnect the VTs, proceed to the same operations in the reverse order.

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Operating Your Earthing Busbar Operation (ES-B)
Specific Cubicle

ES-B - Busbar Earthing Switch


The ES-B core unit is dedicated to busbar earthing:
bb The main application is coupled busbars (2 incomers + 1 bus coupler system) but
it can also be used for any application requiring busbar earthing prior to accessing
the busbars.
bb The busbar system is totally maintenance-free and requires no servicing
throughout its life cycle.

Basic Equipment
Earthing swith with shielded solid insulation, directly connected to the busbar
system. Based on the same earthing switch device used in other core units for
cable-siede earthing.

Earthing switch
bb Air technology in sealed-for-life tank at atmosphere pressure for a totally SF6-free
solution.
bb Anti-reflex lever-operated mechanism, independant of operator action.

Accessories
Locking
bb Standard built-in padlocking facility (shackle diameter < 9 mm).
bb Optional keylocking facilities with flat or tubular key types:
vv 1 or 2 keylocks for locking the ES-B function in open position.

Auxiliary switches
bb 1 optional changeover contact.

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
Before handling this cubicle, ensure that the busbar is not energized.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

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Specific Cubicle

Padlocking
The following devices can be padlocked:
1
DM102626

1. Disconnecting switch
2. Main/Disconnecting switch selector
3. Main switch and spring arming (according to the core
unit type)
4. Connection compartment

Before operate
read operation
guide

Before operate
read operation
guide

Premset I06T ES-B

Premset I06T ES-B

4 3 2

Key locking (Optional)


Up to 2 key lockings available as an option on the switching device.

1. Main lock for locking the ES-B function in open position.


DM102625

2. Additional lock for locking the ES-B function in open position.

Before operate
read operation
guide
1

Premset I06T ES-B

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Specific Cubicle Prerequisite Steps

NOTICE
DM100745

HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE


Use only the provided lever to operate the cubicle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

The following steps must be taken before operating the main switch.

Step 1
Ensure that the main switch and the disconnecting switch are open.

Before operate Before operate


read operation
guide read operation
guide
DM102631

Premset I06T ES-B

Step 2
Unlocking the disconnecting switch.
Turn the 2 keys clockwise (the key below is additional).
DM102628

Before operate
read operation
guide

Premset I06T ES-B

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Step 3
Closing the disconnecting switch.
DM102632

Before operate
1
read operation
guide

2
Premset I06T ES-B

The operation selector is now unlocked.

Step 4
Moving the selector to the left.
DM102638

Before operate
read operation
Before operate
guide read operation
guide

Premset I06T ES-B

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Specific Cubicle Prerequisite Steps

Step 5
Closing the main switch.
Busbar earthed.

2
DM102636

Before operate
read operation
guide

Premset I06T ES-B

Click!

Removing the earthing busbar

To cancel the earthing busbar, carry out the inverse operations.

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Operating Your Switching Operation (Ne-NeDs)
Specific Cubicle

Ne-NeDs - Switches Without Earthing System


Ne: Switching operation without earthing the cable
NeDs: Switching and Disconnecting operation

Ne and NeDs core units are dedicated to incoming, bus section without earthing
switch which is a special request by customers.

The main application of Neds can be found in commercial and industrial network
(buildings and light industry).

Accessories
Locking
bb Standard built-in padlocking facility (shackle diameter < 9 mm).
bb Optional keylocking facilities with flat or tubular key types.

DANGER
HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, ELECTRIC ARC OR BURNS
Before handling this cubicle, ensure that the busbar is not energized.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

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Specific Cubicle Operation (Ne)
Prerequisite Steps

NOTICE
DM100745

HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE


Use only the provided lever to operate the cubicle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

The following steps must be taken to operate the main switch.

Step 1
SM100427

Note: refer to previous sections for main switch operation.

Step 2
SM100249

Note: If the main switch selector is in this position, the electrical operations are disabled.

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Specific Cubicle Operation (Ne)
Padlocking/Key Locking Description

Padlocking
The following devices can be padlocked:
1 2
1. Electrical operation inhibition switch
SM100250

2. Cable test access


3. Main switch selector
4. Main switch and spring arming (according to the core
unit type)
5. Connection compartment

5 4 3

Key locking (Optional)


Up to 2 key lockings available as an option on the switching device.

1. Main lock for locking the main switch selector in the open
SM100251

and disconnected position


2. Additional lock for locking the main switch selector in the
open and disconnected position

The key lock configuration can be modified after commissioning.


For how to add key locks, refer to the relevant (Adaptation
Replacement Form).

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Specific Cubicle Operation (NeDs)
Prerequisite Steps

NOTICE
DM100745

HAZARD OF CUBICLE DAMAGE


Use only the provided lever to operate the cubicle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

The following steps must be taken before opening the disconnector.

Step 1
Ensure that the main switch is open.

Step 2
Ensure that the cable is not energized.
SM100252

Note: refer to previous sections for main switch operation

Step 3
Select disconnecting position. In this position, the electrical operations are disabled.
SM100253

Note: If there is a live cable, the live cable interlock (optional) will inhibit the use of the selector. See the section
Live Cable Interlock (Optional), page 11.

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Specific Cubicle Operation (NeDs)

Opening the Disconnector (Connecting on Line)

1
SM100254

clic

2
SM100258

1 2 1. Lighting window
2. Inspection window

Note: The visibility of the disconnector contacts is available through the window situated at the top busbar mimic
(optional).

Closing the Disconnector

1
SM100255

2
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Specific Cubicle Padlocking/Key Locking Description

Padlocking
The following devices can be padlocked:
1 2

1. Electrical operation inhibition switch


SM100256

2. Cable test access


3. Earthing switch
4. Main/Earthing switch selector
5. Main switch and spring arming (according to the core
unit type)
6. Connection compartment

6 5 4 3

Key locking (Optional)


Up to 6 key lockings available as an option on the switching device.

1. Main lock for locking the earthing switch in the line/open


SM100257

position
2. Main lock for locking the earthing switch in the earthed/
closed position
3. Additional lock for locking the earthing switch in the line/open
position
1 4. Additional lock for locking the earthing switch in the earthed/
closed position
2 5. Main lock for locking the main switch selector in the open
3 and disconnected position
6. Additional lock for locking the main switch selector in the
open and disconnected position
4

The key lock configuration can be modified after commissioning. For how to add key locks, refer to the relevant
(Adaptation Replacement Form).

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DM102509 Control and Monitoring Description

Control and Measurement Device 630 A 1250 A See


Protection Relay
VIP40/45 X page 33

VIP400 X page 37

Sepam series 20 and series 40 X X (1)

Fault Passage Indicator


Flair 21D, 22D, 23DM X page 47

Voltage Detection
VD23 X X page 49

Ammeter
AMP21D X page 45

Integrated Mesurement
PM200 series PowerMeter X X (1)

PM800 series PowerMeter X X (1)

(1) User manuals and technical documentation is available from the Schneider Electric website www.schneider-electric.com

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VIP40/45

Introduction
VIP40s and VIP45s are suitable for substations without an auxiliary power supply.
They are dedicated to protecting MV/LV transformers.
They offer the following functions:
bb Phase overcurrent protection
bb Earth fault protection (VIP45 only)
bb Current metering display.

Description
Front Panel 1
1. Display

DM102510
2. Lugs for opening the transparent protective flap 7
3. Transparent protective flap
4. Imax. peak demand display button 8
5. Sealing ring
6. Test/Reset button 9
7. Status LED
8. Space for a user-customizable label
9. Trip fault indication LED
10. Identification zone
2

10

4 5 6

Display
During operation, the display indicates the value of the current on each phase in succession. Each phase
remains displayed for 3 seconds before automatically changing to the next. The display is in amps, on 3 digits.
Note: If the phase current is less than the pick-up current, the VIP is not activated and the display is off.

Identification Label
The identification label on the front panel is used to identify the VIP:
bb Product name
bb Product reference
bb Serial number

Lugs for Opening the Transparent Protective Flap


To open the flap, pull both lugs simultaneously. The flap pivots open on its 2 bottom hinges.

Imax. Button: Peak Demand Display


Pressing the Imax. button triggers a sequence displaying the peak demand currents for all 3 phases in
succession. After this sequence, the VIP automatically returns to displaying the phase currents.

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Test/Reset Button
After a trip, pressing this button stops the flashing trip indication. This button can also be used to:
bb Test the built-in battery. When pressing the Test/Reset button, the fault indication LED lights up immediately to
indicate that the battery is OK.
bb Perform the lamp test if the relay is supplied with power.
Pressing the Test/Reset button for 5 seconds causes all the display segments and the status LED to light up, and
displays the software version number.

Status LED
The status LED provides information about the VIPs general status.

Pictogram LED Event


DM102511

Red color and The VIP has gone into the fail-safe position following detection by the
permanently on embedded self-tests of the failure of one of its internal components,
involving a risk of nuisance tripping. In this case, the VIP is no longer
operational.
Note: This LED may light up briefly when the VIP is energized: this is normal and
does not indicate a failure
Red color and The VIP has detected a failure not involving a risk of nuisance tripping.
flashing In this case, the VIP has not gone into the fail-safe position. Intervention
is required as soon as possible. The LED stops flashing as soon as the
failure disappears.

Trip LED: Fault Indication


The fault indication LED flashes to indicate that the VIP has sent a trip order to the circuit breaker. After circuit
breaker opening, when the VIP is no longer supplied with power by its sensor, the built-in battery makes the LED
flash.
The LED stops flashing:
bb Automatically after 24 hours
bb When the current returns, on circuit breaker closing (if the current is higher than the pick-up current)
bb When the Test/Reset button is pressed
Note: The VIPs built-in battery only supplies power to the fault indication LED displaying the type of fault. It has no role in
operating the protection functions.
There is a special space for a user-customizable label for the Trip LED.

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VIP40/45

Checking VIP Operation


Simplified Check
The pocket battery module contains a battery which can be used to power the VIP to check it is working
correctly.
The pocket battery module is used to:
bb Check that the VIP processor is working correctly
bb Test the circuit breaker trip circuit
To check that the VIP processor is working correctly, proceed as follows:

Step Action
1 Connect the pocket battery module.
2 Check that the VIP starts and displays the phase currents.
3
Make sure that the status LED is off. If so, this means that the VIP self-tests do not detect a
malfunction.
Result: The VIP processor is working correctly.

Checking the MV Circuit Breaker Trip Circuit


When the pocket battery module is connected, the integrity of the circuit breaker trip circuit can be
checked by sending an opening order to the circuit breaker via the Mitop trip unit. In order for this trip
order to be sent, the VIP must be switched to temporary test mode.
The check ensures that:
bb The VIP processor is working correctly
bb The VIP and the Mitop trip unit are connected
bb The Mitop trip unit is working correctly
The check cannot ensure that the VIP is connected to the sensor.
For this test, the MV circuit breaker must not be connected to any power source (either upstream or downstream)
so that it can be opened and closed safely.
To check the circuit breaker trip circuit, proceed as follows::

Step Action Illustration


1 Open the settings transparent protective
flap.
G-SE-0012491

2 Connect the pocket battery module by


G-SE-0012492

lining up the white dots on the plug and


on the VIP front panel.

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Step Action Illustration

G-SE-0012493
3 Supply the VIP with power. Check that
the VIP starts and displays the phase
currents.

4 Use a pointed tool to press the Trip test


G-SE-0012495

button and release. The VIP displays


TEST indicating that it has switched to
temporary test mode.

5 Use a pointed tool to press and hold


G-SE-0012497

down the Trip test button.


Result:
bb The Trip LED flashes quickly to
indicate that tripping is about to occur.
bb 5 seconds are counted down on the
display.

6 After 5 seconds, the VIP sends an


G-SE-0012498

opening order to the circuit breaker and


displays TRIP. The Trip LED flashes
slowly, indicating that the VIP has sent a
trip order.
NOTE: If the Trip test button is released
before the 5-second countdown has
finished, the VIP does not send the trip
order.

7 Press the Test/Reset button to


G-SE-0012499

acknowledge the fault.


Result:
bb The TRIP message disappears:
bb The Trip LED goes out.

8 The VIP redisplays the phase currents.


G-SE-0012500

The VIP exits temporary test mode:


bb Automatically:
vv After sending the opening order
vv After 5 seconds
vv When its power supply via the pocket battery module is removed
bb Manually:
vv When the Test/Reset button is pressed
vv After the Trip test button is released during the 5-second countdown before the trip order is sent

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VIP400

Introduction
VIP400s are suitable for substations without an auxiliary power supply. They can be used for the following
applications:
bb Protection of incomers and feeders
bb Protection of MV/LV transformers
They offer the following functions:
bb Phase overcurrent protection
bb Earth fault protection
bb Thermal overload protection
bb Current metering display

Description
Front Panel
A sealable pivoting flap can prevent access to the setting keys by unauthorized persons.

Flap Closed Flap Open


10 11 1
DM102512

DM102513

4
Reset
5 Reset

VIP 400
REL 59915
6
QZ10370005

Esc

9 8 7

16 15 14 7 13 12

1 Display
2 Status LEDs
3 Fault indication LEDs
4 Zone for a user-customizable label with pictograms of the fault indication LEDs
5 Acknowledgement key
6 Identification label
7 Sealing ring
8 Selection keys
9 Key for selecting menus and testing LEDs. When the VIP is not supplied with power, this key can also be used to
start the VIP from the battery in order to enter settings
10 Menu pictograms
11 Menu selection pointer
12 Battery compartment and socket for connecting the pocket battery module
13 Settings protective flap
14 Confirm entry key
15 Abort entry key
16 Setting keys

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Display
Each VIP function is presented in a screen consisting of the following items:
bb First line: Symbols for electrical values or function name
bb Second line: Displays the values of measurements or parameters associated with the function
bb A menu pointer, on the left, it is pointing to the pictogram for the selected menu

Io
DM102514

0.1 A

Menu Organization
All the data available in the VIP relay is divided between 3 menus:
bb The metering menu ( ) contains the current measurements, peak demand currents, load history, event
records, fault trip counter and the breaking current history.

bb The protection menu ( ) contains the essential settings for setting up the protection functions.
bb The parameters menu ( ) contains the parameters that are used to adapt VIP operation to particular
applications. When a VIP is new, all the parameters in this menu have a default value. The protection functions are
operational even with the parameters menu default values.

Selecting a Screen in a Menu


1. Press the key to select one of the 3 menus.
The menu indicates the selected menu:
bb Metering menu
bb Protection menu
bb Parameters menu

2. Press the or keys to scroll through the screens in the selected menu, until the desired screen is
displayed.

Default Screen
A default screen is displayed automatically 3 minutes after the last keystroke. This default screen is the screen
displaying the phase currents.

Status LED
The status LED provides information about the VIPs general status:

Pictogram LED Event


Red color and The VIP has gone into the fail-safe position following detection by the
permanently on embedded self-tests of the failure of one of its internal components,
involving a risk of nuisance tripping. In this case, the VIP is no longer
operational.
Note: This LED may light up briefly when the VIP is energized: this is normal and
does not indicate a failure
Red color and The VIP has detected a failure not involving a risk of nuisance tripping.
flashing In this case, the VIP has not gone into the fail-safe position. Intervention
is required as soon as possible. The LED stops flashing as soon as the
failure disappears.

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Access to Data
During operation, when the settings protective flap is closed, the user can access the following data:
bb Readout of measurements, parameter and protection settings
bb Local annunciation of the last fault:
vv by a flashing fault indication LED
vv by a fault screen on the display unit
bb Acknowledgement of the last fault
bb Readout of the last saved faults
bb Reset of peak demand values
bb LED and display unit test
bb Battery test
It is not possible to modify any protection or parameter settings.

Trip LED: Fault Indication


VIP relays have fault indication LEDs. They flash to indicate a fault, as shown in the table below.

Pictogram Fault
Detection of a fault by the phase overcurrent protection or in the event of tripping by
DM102515

the temporary test mode

Detection of a fault by the earth fault protection


DM102516

I
Detection of a fault by the thermal overload protection
DM102517

After a trip, the fault indication LEDs are powered by the battery integrated in the VIP.
Fault indication by the LEDs can be stopped:
bb By pressing the Reset key
bb Automatically by the reappearance of a current in the network higher than the pick-up current
bb Automatically after 24 hours

For the first 3 LEDs, faster flashing may occur before the protection trips, to indicate the following information:

Pictogram Overshoot
Overshoot of the instantaneous set point for phase overcurrent protection (I> or I>> or
DM102515

I>>> pickup outputs)

Overshoot of the instantaneous set point for earth fault protection (Io> or Io>> pick-up
DM102516

I outputs)

Overshoot of the alarm set point for thermal overload protection


DM102517

Display of the Last Fault


VIPs automatically display the last fault that appeared. The fault display contains:
bb First line: Name of the fault screen with its queue number. Events are numbered continuously from 0 to 99999,
then back to 0.
bb Second line: Scrolling display of the event characteristics:
bb Origin of the event
bb Date and time of the event
bb Values of the currents measured at the time of the event

Fault Acknowledgement
Pressing the Reset key acknowledges faults locally and causes:
bb Extinction of the fault indication LED
bb Deletion of the last fault message

Readout of the Last 5 Faults


VIP record the last 5 events. They can be viewed in the metering menu. Their content is identical to the
display of the last fault.

Reset of Peak Demand Values


The method for resetting the phase current peak demand values is indicated below:
1. Display the phase current peak demand values screen.
2. Press the Reset key for 2 seconds: the peak demand values are reset to zero.

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Checking VIP Operation


Checking the VIP Processor
The pocket battery module contains a battery which can be used to power the VIP to check it is working
correctly, or to enter settings if the integral battery is missing.
The pocket battery module is used to:
bb Check that the VIP processor is working correctly
bb Test circuit breaker tripping
To perform the check, proceed as follows:

Step Action
1 Connect the pocket battery module and move the switch to the Test position.
2 Check that the VIP starts and displays the phase currents screen.
3 Check that you can access the setting menus by pressing the , and keys.
4
Check that the status LED is off: this means that the VIP self-tests do not detect a malfunction.
Result of the procedure: The VIP processor is working correctly.

Checking the MV Circuit Breaker Trip Circuit


When the pocket battery module is connected, the integrity of the circuit breaker trip circuit can be
checked by sending an opening order to the circuit breaker via the Mitop trip unit. In order for this trip
order to be sent, the VIP must be switched to temporary test mode.

The check ensures that:


bb The VIP processor is working correctly
bb The VIP and the Mitop trip unit are connected
bb The Mitop trip unit is working correctly

The check cannot ensure that the VIP is connected to the sensors.

For this test, the MV circuit breaker must not be connected to any power source (either upstream or downstream)
so that it can be opened and closed safely.

To check the circuit breaker trip circuit, proceed as follows:

Step Action
1 Connect the pocket battery module and move the switch to the Test position.
2 Check that the VIP starts and displays the phase currents screen.
3 Check that the status LED is off.
4 Close the MV circuit breaker.
5 Switch the VIP to temporary test mode:
bb Go into the parameters menu ( ) by pressing the key
bb Select the TRIP TEST screen by pressing the and keys.
bb Select the ACTIVE value by pressing the key and using the keys.
bb Press again to confirm selection. POCKET BATTERY is permanently displayed to indicate that
the setting has been taken into account by the VIP. The VIP is then in temporary test mode.
NOTE: This operation may require the password to be entered, if this has been set up earlier.
6
Press the key for 5 seconds: the LED flashes quickly to indicate that tripping is about to occur.
Result: After 5 seconds, the VIP sends an opening order to the circuit breaker and displays a message
indicating the VIP has sent a trip order.

The VIP exits temporary test mode:


bb Automatically:
vv After sending the opening order
vv After one minute
vv When its power supply via the pocket battery module is removed.
bb Manually:
vv By pressing the Reset key
vv By pressing the key.

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Checking the Complete Protection Chain


Principle
For testing the complete protection chain, it is assumed that the cubicle is fitted with the primary injection option.
The complete protection chain can be checked by a test that injects current into the sensor primary.
This test can check complete integrity of the protection chain, without disconnecting the sensors and without
changing the VIP settings.
It can be used to check that:
bb The sensors are connected correctly
bb The VIP is working and is measuring the current correctly
bb The Mitop trip unit is connected correctly and trips the circuit breaker
These test will trip MV circuit breaker and turn off power. Ensure that it can be done safely.
Note: For the primary injection test, it is advisable to control injection stopping by using a circuit breaker auxiliary contact.
Otherwise, if the primary injection is not stopped the VIP may continue to send trip pulses to no purpose (test scenario 1 only).

Scenario 1:
If the protection settings are low (<50 A) and the injection device used can deliver sufficient current to activate the
protections, the integrity of the VIP and the complete protection chain can be checked directly by primary injection.
This test can be performed by single-phase injection, in succession on each of the 3 phases, in order to check that
the protections trip.

Scenario 2:
Depending on the protection setting values, it is not always possible to inject sufficient primary current to achieve
the level required for tripping. If this is the case, to get round this difficulty, it is possible to activate a protection
temporarily with a low set point dedicated to this test, in order to check operation of the sensors and the VIP, until
the circuit breaker trips. For this test, it is necessary to switch the VIP to its temporary test mode before activating
the protection dedicated to the test.
The rest of this section describes the procedure to be followed for scenario 2.

Test Protection Characteristics


Phase overcurrent protection with definite time delay
VIP40/45 10 A/5 s
VIP400 (1)
200 A 10 A/5 s
630 A 31.5 A/5 s
Accuracy: same accuracy as the I> protection function

(1) To determine the CT range of the VIP400, see the procedure page 58.

This protection is independent of the VIP phase and earth fault protection functions. Its temporary nature
guarantees a return to the current settings.

Exiting the Test Mode


Automatically
After sending the opening order
VIP40/45 VIP400
VIP400 Sepam series 20 and series 40
When the power supply from the sensors has been removed
Manually
VIP40/45 By pressing the Test/Reset button
After the Trip test button is released during the 5-second countdown before the trip order is sent
VIP400 By pressing the Reset key
By pressing the ESC key

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Displaying the CT Range of the VIP400


1. Press the key to select the parameter menu ( ).

2. Press the or to scroll through the screens in the selected menu, until the CB CUSTOM screen is
displayed.

3. Set the parameter to Display.

4. Press the until the PHASE CT parameter is displayed.


Result: the CT range is displayed (200 A or 630 A).

Testing and Metering Equipment Required


For the primary injection test, use a sinusoidal AC current generator fitted with its connection accessories:
bb 50 or 60 Hz frequency (according to the country of use)
bb Single-phase or three-phase, adjustable from
vv VIP40/45: 0 to 20 A RMS
vv VIP400: 0 to 50 A RMS

Primary Injection Circuit Block Diagram


In this case, 1 primary injection winding per phase is prewired and connected to a C60 type LV circuit breaker
located in the Bottom Connection module. See the Cubicle Desciption section page 7 for locating the module in
the cubicle

Follow these steps before injecting the current:


1. Connect the injection case to the C60 type LV circuit breaker.

Turn off injection control using an MV circuit breaker auxiliary contact (optional).
Note: Do not hard-wire the auxiliary contact in series in the injection circuit.

VIP
DM102518

Injection
test case

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Checking the Sensor Connection


For this test, the MV circuit breaker must not be connected to any power source (either upstream or downstream)
so that it can be opened and closed safely.

To perform the sensor connection check, proceed as follows:


1. Check that the pocket battery module is not connected.

2. Inject a primary current on phase 1 using the cubicles primary injection circuit if it has one:
bb VIP40/45: 10 A
bb VIP400, 200 A range: 16 A
bb VIP400, 630 A range: 35 A

3. Check that the VIP displays the injected current (accuracy = +/- 5%) and that the status LED is off.

4. Repeat this operation for phases 2 and 3.


Result: The sensor connection to the VIP is checked.

Checking the Circuit Breaker Trip Circuit


The rest of the procedure can be used, if necessary, to activate test protection temporarily in order to
check the Mitop trip unit is connected and that the circuit breaker trips.

Using a VIP40/45
1. Close the MV circuit breaker.

2. Inject a 16 A primary current into one of the phases using the cubicles primary injection circuit if it has one.

3. Switch the VIP to temporary test mode (scenario 2):


bb Use a pointed tool to press the Trip test button.
bb The VIP displays TEST indicating that it has switched to temporary test
mode.

4. Activate test protection to trip the circuit breaker by using a pointed tool to press and hold down the Trip test
button:
bb The Trip LED flashes quickly to indicate that tripping is about to occur.
bb 5 seconds are counted down on the display.
bb Result: After the countdown, the VIP gives a trip order via the Mitop trip unit and the circuit breaker opens. The
VIP displays the TRIP message.

5. Turn off current injection, then disconnect the primary injection equipment.

The VIP exits temporary test mode (scenario 2):


bb Automatically:
vv After sending the opening order
vv After 5 seconds
vv When its power supply from the sensors has been removed
bb Manually:
vv When the Test/Reset button is pressed
vv After the Trip test button is released during the 5-second countdown before the trip order is sent

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Control and Monitoring Protection Relays
VIP40/45/400

Using a VIP400
1. Close the MV circuit breaker.

2. Inject a primary current into one of the phases using the cubicles primary injection circuit if it has one:
bb VIP400, 200 A range: 16 A
bb VIP400, 630 A range: 35 A

3. Switch the VIP to temporary test mode (scenario 2):


bb Go into the parameters menu () by pressing the key
bb Select the TRIP TEST screen by pressing the and keys.
bb Select the ACTIVE value by pressing the key and using the keys.
bb Press again to confirm selection. The value of the currents is displayed. The VIP is then in temporary test mode.
Note: This operation may require the password to be entered, if this has been set up earlier.

4. Activate test protection to trip the circuit breaker by pressing the key for 5 s: the LED flashes quickly to indicate
that tripping is about to occur.
Result: After the time delay has elapsed, the VIP gives a trip order via the Mitop trip unit and the circuit breaker
opens. The VIP displays a message indicating that the I> protection has sent a trip order.
Note: Injection must be interrupted after the trip via the circuit breaker auxiliary contact wiring. If this is not done, the message
indicating that the I> protection has sent a trip order will be acknowledged automatically and will no longer be displayed.
5. Turn off current injection, then disconnect the primary injection equipment.

The VIP exits temporary test mode:


bb Automatically:
vv After sending the opening order
vv After 5 seconds
vv When its power supply from the sensors has been removed
bb Manually:
vv When the Test/Reset button is pressed
vv After the Trip test button is released during the 5-second countdown before the trip order is sent

Elements Checked During the Tests


The addition of the 2 tests check that:
bb The VIP is correctly connected to its metering and power supply sensors.
bb The sensor rating (200 A) is as expected.
bb The VIP and its sensors are measuring the current value in the network correctly.
bb The VIP processor is working correctly.
bb The VIP is connected to the Mitop trip unit correctly.

Commissioning
Prerequisites
Operational commissioning of the cubicle must not take place before the complete protection chain has been
tested as described before.

Checks and Settings


In the event of uncertainty or a missing report, check the settings:
bb VIP40: values of the I> set point
bb VIP45: values of the I>, Io> and to> set points
bb Values of the 2 configuration parameters: Discrimination with the LV CB and EF inrush delay.
bb Correct the setting values if required.
Once this check has been made, you should make no further changes to the settings, which are now deemed to
be definitive.

Commissioning
After circuit breaker closing, check that:
bb The Maintenance status LED is off
bb The VIP displays the measurement of all 3 phase currents

If these 2 conditions are not verified, check that the network current is higher than the pick-up current needed to
operate the VIP relay through the sensor.

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Control and Monitoring Amp 21D Ammeter

Ammeter
The Amp 21D is an ammeter, for cubicle, automatic and self-powered.
The Amp 21D comes into operation whenever the current is greater than 3 A on the network.
DM100757

Standard Operating
Measuring mode
Equipments standard operating mode.
The Amp 21D ammeter displays in succession, by scrolling, the currents on phases L1, L2 and L3, and saves to
memory the maximum values.
DM100755

Maximeter Mode
Maximeter mode (I max.) A press on the I max. button activates the Maximeter mode.
This mode allows display of the I maximum values occuring on the three network phases since the previous
initialization.
DM100756

At the end of the maximeters display cycles, the Amp 21D automatically returns to Measuring mode.
The maximeter is reset by simultaneously pressing the Test and I max. buttons.

Test Mode
DM100758

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Control and Monitoring FLAIR 21D, 22D and 23DV
Fault Passage Indicator

The Flair 21D, 22D and 23DV fault passage indicator is selfpowered by the measurement sensors.
A minimum 2A current is required in the MV cable to start up the Flair 21D display, an energy storage guarantees a
4 hours minimum autonomy.
The Flair devices have an output contact for interfacing with a SCADA system.
Flair 22D/23DV can be connected to a voltage presence indicating system (VPIS) provided with a
voltage output (VPISVO). In this case, for greater reliability, fault detection is confirmed by voltage absence
without taking into account the current.
Flair 23DV has to be supplied from 24 Vdc to 48 Vdc for a permanent display operating and for the outdoor lamp
supply.(With a single zero sequence CT, self powering is not possible).
DM100759

Detector Pending Fault


Ammeter mode
In the absence of a fault, a load current indication is displayed.
The amperage of each phase L1 L2 L3 is displayed in succession with its reference on the left of the display.
Example:
For a load current of 80 A : for L1
then for L2
and for L3

When Flair 22D/23DV is provided with an earth CT (B type mounting), display of M2 and M3 only.
For each phase: if I>720A display: :
if I2A display : (Low Power).

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Control and Monitoring FLAIR 21D, 22D and 23DV
Fault Passage Indicator

Maximeter Mode
To access the maximeter function, press once the Imax. button.
For each phase, an indication of the maximum load currents since the last reset is displayed.
Example:
for a max. current of 500 A in phase 1: then ,
followed by M2 and M3.
The maximeters scroll only once.
All the maximeter values are reset by simultaneous actuation of the Test/Reset and Imax. buttons during
scrolling.
When Flair 22D is provided with an earth CT (B type mounting), display of M2 and M3 only.

Detector in Fault Indication


Event A :
the current exceeds one of the thresholds set for a period acknowledge time.
Event B :
the line current disappears (or absence of U with VPISVO option, on Flair 22D/23DV)
Fault indication is active when A is followed by B within a lapse of time of less than 70 s.
bb Phasetoearth fault detected :

display of or or , (or if earth CT).

the indicator lamp flashes (1 flash every 3 s) and the output contact is activated.
bb Phasetophase fault detected:

display of (Over current),

the indicator lamp flashes (2 flashes every 6 s) and the output contact is activated.

For these 2 types of faults, the indicator lamp remains flashing until it is reset (Reset), which can be achieved by:
bb current recovery > 70 s, configurable time delay on Flair 22D/23DV (Reset active if Automatic reset is not on OFF)
bb U recovery, if VPISVO option on Flair 22D/23DV (Reset active if Automatic reset is not on OFF)
end of the time delay, (4 hours on Flair 21D, configurable on Flair 22D/23DV)
bb a press on external Reset
bb manual actuation of the Test/Reset button.

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Control and Monitoring VD23 Voltage Detection Relay

Voltage Detection Relay


The VD23 is a voltage presence and absence detection relay.
It uses the VPIS V0 as sensor, and operates with a 24 or 48 Vdc external power supply.
DM100773

Operation Calibration
At power up, the VD23 automatically detects voltage presence and the network frequency, and then performs
self calibration.

Measuring Mode
3 seconds after calibration, the VD23 displays, by scrolling, the percentages of the nominal voltage detected on
each phase.
DM100774

Detection of Voltage presence:


When the voltage percentage becomes greater than the set threshold for all the configured phases, then the VD23
lights the voltage presence indicator and activates (or releases in inverted mode) relay R1.

Detection of Voltage absence:


When the voltage percentage becomes less than the set threshold for all the configured phases, then the VD23
lights the voltage absence indicator and activates (or releases in inverted mode) relay R2.

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Control and Monitoring VD23 Voltage Detection Relay

Mode Selection
DM100775

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Premset Operation Guide


P7M18009 / HRB4824600-Rev.08
Released for Manufacturing
Printed on 2015/07/20