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Ringmaster range

indoor/outdoor switchgear
Installation, operation and
maintenance instructions
November

07
Contents

page page

General 2 Commissioning 54
Symbols and meanings 2 Checks and tests 54
Schneider Electric at your service 3 Tests 55
General description 4 Commissioning Ringmaster
Handling, transportation and storage 5 with VIP 300 65
Storage 6
Goods receiving 7 Ringmaster operation 69
Characteristics 8 RN2c, RE2c, RN6c essential checks 69
Features 70
Civil engineering 9 Switch and circuit breaker 71
Floor preparation 9 Earth switch 72
Internal arc 10 Cable testing 73
Cable trench 12 Circuit breaker reset 75
Motorpack 76
Installation 13 Motorpack operation 77
Transformer mounting 14 Neon indication 78
Connecting the HV cables 15
Erection / connection 20 Ringmaster range operation 79
Installation of pilot cables 22 Main features 80
Removal of VIP relay 23 Switch and circuit breaker 81
Accessing VTs 24 Earth switch 82
Earth fault flow indicator 25 Cable testing and actuator control 83
Actuators 26 Actuator control 84
Accessories 27
Fitting REC2 to Ringmaster range 28 Maintenance 85
Recommendations and conditions 85
Protection 43 Housing 86
Time fuse link 43 Circuit breaker 87
Operation 44
VIP300 46
VAP6 52

Version 11 - Issue date November 2007


Note: This manual covers ring main units produced from June 1999.
Designation RN2c/RN6c/RE2c.
For ring main units designated RN2/RN6 see earlier manual.
Ref: Version 005/December 98.

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General
Symbols and meanings

The following symbols appear in this document to indicate the degree of


hazard according to the situation.

Danger: Failure to follow this instruction will result in death, serious

!
injury or equipment damage
DANGER

Warning: Failure to follow this instruction can result in death, serious


injury or equipment damage
WARNING

Caution: Failure to follow this instruction can result in equipment


damage
CAUTION

Information: We draw your attention to this particular point

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General
Schneider Electric at your service

Customer service and after For technical support or advice current products please contact our customer
sales support service department:
Tel: +44 (0) 113 290 3651
Fax: +44 (0) 113 290 3710
Email: GBMVCustomerServices@gb.schneider-electric.com

Services and projects For the following services please contact Services & Projects:
Spares and managed spares contracts
Maintenance and service contracts
Retrofit
Installation
Testing and commissioning
System design
Training
Tel: +44 (0) 113 290 3634
Fax: +44 (0) 113 290 3777
Email: GB-services-and-projects@gb.schneider-electric.com

Document guidelines This document is not a commercial document, but a technical document prepared by
Schneider Electric.
The objective of this publication is to assist with the correct installation and operation
of Ringmaster and Ringmaster Range.
Reproduction either in full or partial of this document is prohibited and can only be
undertaken with permission of Schneider Electric.

Safety requirements

All operations described hereafter must be carried out by respecting the safety
CAUTION requirements in full, under the responsibility an authorised person.

Personnel undertaking installation and commissioning must be competent and


! DANGER understand local regulations and standards.

If the installation and operational team is unsure or not familiar with Ringmaster or
CAUTION Ringmaster Range switchgear please contact Schneider Electric.

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General
General description

Introduction These instructions cover all operations concerning handling, installation, operation
and maintenance of the Ringmaster Range of equipment.

The range comprises:-


RN2c 630/200A non extensible compact ring main unit
RN6c 630/630A non extensible compact ring main unit
RE2c 630/200A extensible compact ring main unit
CN2 200A non extensible circuit breaker
SN6 630A non extensible switch
CE2 200A extensible circuit breaker
CE6 630A extensible circuit breaker
SE6 630A extensible switch
MU2 200A feeder metering unit non-extensible units
CE2/CE6/SE6 with metering unit

Compact non extensible composite ring Extensible circuit breakers and switches
main unit CE2 200A
RN2c 630/200A CE6 630A
RN6c 630/630A SE6 630A

When fully installed the equipment is suitable for outdoor use. It may therefore
be necessary to protect the equipment from the environment during
erection/commissioning. Please check equipment specification for clarification of
indoor/outdoor use. Should the busbar chamber or cable box become exposed to
the elements, they should be thoroughly cleaned prior to energising.

Weights and dimensions

unit(s) RN2c/RE2c CN2 SN6 CE6 SE6 CE2 MU6+CE6/ MU2 MU6
RN6c CE2/SE6
average dimensions h 1510 1610 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1650 1750
(mm) (packed) W 771 520 520 520 520 520 1100 520 520
I 842 960 960 960 960 960 1100 960 960
approx. weight (kg) 350 280 280 280 280 280 520 240 240

Please refer to the appropriate pages in the Ringmaster selection guide Ref:MGMV5337 available from Schneider Electric or
on line at www.schneider.co.uk

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General
Handling, transportation and storage instructions

Transport & handling

CAUTION

High
centre of
gravity

Do not put anything on Ringmaster


CAUTION
Use lifting lugs
ONLY to lift
Ringmaster

Use all four lifting points

Do not stand on Ringmaster

Units can be carried on open topped trucks or stored outside for short periods
provided that all apertures are covered. Units should not be considered
weatherproof until the paint work has been inspected and, if necessary any
damage should be re-touched. Please refer to paintwork on page 7 for repairing
damaged paintwork.
If units are to be stored for long periods of time they should be stored in a warm,
dry location and protected against dust and debris.

All units can be off loaded by fork lift truck using the transport pallet. They can
also be off loaded using the lifting lugs fitted at the top of the unit.

Storage Ringmaster is only suitable for outdoor storage when packaged correctly or fully
commissioned.
The type of gland supplied will vary in accordance with specific contract
requirements.
The style of packaging will vary in accordance with the method of transportation
and specific contract requirements.
Please consult your commercial documentation to see how this equipment is
packed.

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General
Storage

Off loading All units are delivered on pallets (secured by 4 x M8 screws and nuts) and fitted
with lifting eyes, suitable for off loading by forklift truck or overhead crane.

Ancillary kits Ancillary kits containing busbar, dyscon boots, glands, screws etc. are supplied
loose with each unit or fastened to the panel leg or secured in the cable boxes.

Prior to operation Following transportation ensure circuit breaker mechanism is reset prior to
operation.

Prior to energising It is recommended that prior to energising the unit all protection device are
checked to ensure they are set correctly. For TFL units ensure fuses are fitted.
VIP units must be set in accordance with the results of a protection co-ordination
study.

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General
Goods receiving

Goods receiving Before any equipment is accepted it should be inspected carefully for damage
or loss incurred during transit
Where possible check the presence of accessories against the packaging list
Where possible check the information on the nameplate(s) and compare
against the order confirmation
The packing must be in place and in good condition at the time of receipt.
Wherever possible, damage should be recorded, photographed and witnessed.
It may be necessary to unpack the equipment to establish the full extent of the
problem.

In the event of an anomaly, please contact the transport/shipping company.

The functional unit must remain on its base, in its original packing, during
storage, and until installation.

In the event of any anomaly or apparent damage, do not install, please


CAUTION contact SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC.

Contact details: are detailed on page 3.

Paintwork Check for any damaged paintwork. Damaged areas should be cleaned and
re-coated as follows:

Rub down the area around the damage with medium glass paper. Clean the
damaged area with emery paper ensuring the surface is clean and free of any
corrosion. Apply one coat of zinc-rich epoxy primer (a two-pack system is
recommended), the coating to be 35-45 microns thick. The recommended paint
system is International Paints Interzinc EPA 072 and EPA 073.

Leave to cure for 24 hours, then apply two, 35-45 micron coats (ie 70-80 microns
in total) of two-pack polyurethane, Interphane PFR 764 is recommended.
The standard colour employed is Dark Grey Code 632 to BS 381C:1996.

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General
Characteristics

Check that the information contained on the rating plate corresponds to the
equipment ordered.

Ringmaster R N X C
RN2C
123 Jack Lane Tel +44 113 290 3500
Leeds LS10 1BS U.K. Fax +44 113 290 3710
Ringmaster Non extensible Circuit breaker rating Compact
Serial NO. Year
2 = 200A
Panel type no.
Service voltage 11kV 6 = 630A
Highest system voltage 12kV
Impulse voltage withstand level 75kV
Frequency 50/60HZ
Mass of unit (max) 300 kg
Mass of SF6 Gas 0.516 kg
SF6 Gas filling pressure at 20C 0.35 bar G

Ratings busbars Switch


Circuit
Breaker

Normal current A 630 630 200


Short time current 3 seconds kA 16 16 16
Peak making current kA 40 40 40
Earth switch short time
current 3 second kA 16 16
Earth switch peak
making current kA 40 40

To Specification EATS 41-26 AND RELEVANT IEC


& BS SPECIFICATIONS

Typical rating plate for RN2c

Ringmaster
CE2 X X X
To specification EA41-26
200A circuit breaker Leeds LS10 1BS U.K.
S - Switch N - Non extensible rating
Serial NO. Year
Service voltage 12kV C - Circuit breaker E - Extensible
Highest system voltage 12kV
Impulse voltage withstand level 75kV 2 = 200A
Frequency 50/60HZ 6 = 630A
Mass (max) 350 kg
SF6 Gas filling pressure at 20C 0.80 bar G
Ratings
Busbars Circuit breaker

Normal current A 630 230


Short time current
3 second kA 16 16
Peak making
current kA 40 40
Earth switch short time
current 3 second kA 16
Earth switch peak
making current kA 40
Testing standard B.S.5311
IEC 56

Typical rating plate for CE2

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Civil engineering
Floor preparation

Floor preparation, equipment fixing dimensions and main cable position can be
found in the Ringmaster selection guide reference MGMV5337. Or, if supplied
the arrangement drawing for the switchboard or unit.

Both non extensible units and switchboards can be directly bolted to the concrete
floor by use of 4 x 10mm (supplied) UNI-FIX or similar rag bolt fixings -
see diagram. The floor tolerance for extensible switchboards is 1mm over 1
metre.

41

m10 channel fixing note: floor level flush


to + - 1mm with
foot of unit foundation channel

spring loaded
41

channel nut
70

channels made
channels grouted in in subfloor
position using setting
jigs supplied

Where it is not possible to guarantee that the floor is within the specified tolerance,
we strongly recommend the use of foundation channels, i.e. Unistrut P3270 or
similar.

Note: The floor must be 1mm below the top of the Unistrut.

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Civil engineering
Internal arc

Internal arc
Kits to safely divert the flow of gasses
outside the substation are not part of
the supply of equipment. If required,
kits will need to be adapted to each
situation.

Internal arc withstand


12.5kA, 16kA and 21kA for 1 second

CAUTION

Arrows indicate direction of exhaust


gases

Ringmaster

Modular Ringmaster range

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Civil engineering
Internal arc

If the unit is to be installed outdoors there are no special requirements for


exhausting the arc gasses.

CAUTION

Where units are to be installed in an


enclosed substation the following Minimum 112m Minimum 152m
approximate free air volumes behind
the units must be observed.

16kA equipment fault rating 21kA equipment fault rating

CAUTION 5 degree angled trunking


The elbow and side/rear trunking is
(to prevent moisture ingress)
the same for both RN2c and CE/SE
If the minimum free air space can not
be guaranteed then arc vent trunking
must be used. Typical trunking
arrangements are detailed. Contact
Schneider Electric for advice before
designing and installing internal arc
trunking.

Note: Arc trunking is not part of our


scope of supply.

External venting
panel hinged on
bottom edge

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Civil engineering
Cable trench

Cable trench
928 735
Where the equipment is to sit over a
695
trench, details of the maximum cable
trench width can be found in the
door
selection guide.

operating
handle
2042
1630
cable box tall length
1320

533
223.5

54.5

97 560 97
max. trench width
CAUTION
Typical side view of a Ringmaster Range unit.
Care must be exercised with the cable
bend, refer to cable manufacturers
specification
1320
1320

757
757

166
166

45 O
45

maincable
front entry trench trench maincable rear entry

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Installation

Standard units can be installed in environments which meet normal


service conditions as defined by IEC 60694 section 2.1:-
Ambient temperature: -25C to +45C
Altitude: up to 1,000 meters above sea level

If the location is outside the certified parameters please refer to the selection guide,
CAUTION alternatively contact Schneider Electric for advice. Where the units are to be
installed in environments where the above parameters are exceeded, this must be
declared to Schneider Electric so the appropriate de-rating factors can be applied.

Failure to rate the equipment to the location may result in equipment failure.

Units may be installed indoors or outdoors but must not be subjected to regular
CAUTION extremes of weather e.g. heavy rain storms, heavy snow and ice, flooding,
temperature cycles not greater than 55C and less than -25C, dense coastal fog
or acid rain.

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Installation
Transformer mounting

Adjust RMU stand height to suit. Under workshop conditions remove transformer lid
470 screws. Pump oil out to below HV pocket height. (Pump into clean, dry drum).
Remove blanking plate. Push units together. Insert bushing gasket and make firm
89 connections on flanges and support brackets. Make off the 3 phase connections
370 116
216
checking that these are tight and in the correct phase sequence, onto the
89
M12 copper studs in the bushings. Pump clean oil back to the cold oil fill level
86 86 86 86 86 marked on the transformer oil gauge. Re-fit tank cover ensuring that there is no
damage to the gasket. Touch up paint as necessary.

Perform primary winding resistance test in insulation resistance test.


Dimensions of the EA transformer flange

14 x M12 clearance holes

569

771 516

40
973

1955
ESI35-1 transformer
1510

1320

936
537

510

30 600

771

385.5 385.5
105 105
267
263

4 OFF M10*115 213 213


RAWL THROUGHBOLTS

General arrangement of a transformer mounted RN2c.

Important when coupling transformer


WARNING M12 transformer termination lug tightening torque - 25Nm

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

Connecting the HV cables


Foreward

Before connecting the cables, ensure that each unit is in the earthed switch
WARNING position.
The cables MUST be connected with the equipment securely fixed to the ground.
The operations described below apply to apply to all types.
The connections used should be made and used according to the manufacturers
instructions.
Connecting Ringmaster frame to the substation earth
Before connecting the HV cables you must connect the Ringmaster frame to the
main earth bar.
Access to the HV connection bushings
Cable box venting fixings arrangement
Ensure cable box cover screws are configured correctly as detailed on cable box
cover label.

Standard RN2c/RE2c/RN6c cable box Standard CE, CN, SE & SN cable box
Standard cable entry directly from below
The RN2c/RE2c/RN6c is suitable for
accepting 1 x 3 core or 3 x 1 core Angled gland plates can be provided
cable up to 240mm2 copper or on all units to the front or rear, in order
aluminium approaching from below - to simplify civil works.
top entry available on request.
Fit the gland plate and accessories in Please refer to accessory kit instructions
accordance with the instructions for details.
supplied with the ancillary kit.

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

CE2, CE6, SE6, CN2, SN6 top cable entry

Top entry cable boxes can be fitted for


basement substation applications.

CE2, CE6, SE6, CN2, SN6 with top entry cable box.

CE2, CE6, SE6, CN2, SN6 angled cable entry


1320
1320

757
757

166
166

45 O
45

maincable
front entry trench trench maincable rear entry

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

WARNING

Always clamp the cable with the


appropriate glanding system before
connecting the cable to the bushing.
Proceeding otherwise will put
unacceptable stress on the bushing
and could damage the bushing,
leading to equipment failure. The
weight of the cable must always be
supported by the cable gland.

WARNING

When using cable connectors use


those supplied with the equipment, if
others are used the long term
dielectric withstand cannot be
guaranteed.

Ensure the bolt torques are adhered to, otherwise equipment failure may occur.
! DANGER

unit boot type cable socket lug torque


fixing (Nm)

RN2c/RE2c main right angled M12 stud 54


RN6c tee off right angled M12 stud 54
RN6c tee off straight M12 clearance hole in palm 54
CE6/CE2/SE6 straight M12 clearance hole in palm 54
CE2/CE6 feeder metering right angled M12 tapped hole 54
CN2/SN6 main straight M12 clearance hole in palm 54
CN2/SN6 outgoing right angled M12 tapped hole 54

Installation note
The most common cause of disruptive failure on this type of equipment is caused
by incorrectly tightened cable connections ALWAYS double check cable
connections with a calibrated torque wrench.

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

When connecting two cables per phase on RN2c and RN6c on a single bushing
CAUTION use the termination kit supplied by Schneider Electric. For all other units contact
Schneider Electric for advice before proceeding.


Double cable arrangement using the ECON
cable termination kit

When cabling please ensure that the correct phase rotation is followed for all
WARNING medium voltage cable boxes.

There are phase identification stickers in all accessible points throughout the
equipment.

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Installation
Connecting the HV cables

The cut cable length of the cable must be adjusted for each phase (in particular 3
WARNING core cables).

Never use a bar to pull the and fit a connection lug to the bushing. The bushing
and hence the complete cubicle could irreversibly damaged.


Tighten nuts/bolts to the torques detailed on page 17.

Ensure all cable box fittings are replaced after installing cable.

To prevent vermin entering cable boxes ensure that the correct gland is fitted and
tightened, cable box covers are fitted correctly and all bolts are replaced. If there
are any visible spaces consult Schneider Electric on sealing advice.

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Installation
Erection/connection

Erection/connection CE6, CE2, SE6.

Remove the top cover on each unit The busbar end cap is secured with 16 Connect the busbars as shown below.
and bolt each panel to the adjacent screws. Before fitting the end cap Connect the earth bars at the back of
one. Use the 16 x M6 screws around apply a line of silicon compound the units. Connect the main substation
the busbar aperture and the 2 x M8 around the busbar aperture. earth to the equipment main earth bar.
screws by the cable test Please refer to accessory kit instructions Fit the main gland plates (see ancillary
access/auxiliary compartment. for full details. instructions). Erect the first unit under
clean, dry conditions either directly to
the floor, or on to the foundation
channels.

Connection of busbars CE6, CE2, SE6.


Refer to accessory kit instructions for full details

rain shield rain shield


sealing strip
panel lid typical busbar run

430 430
busbar end cap

Ensure that the environment is clean Remove dyscon boots and clean refer to accessory kit for full details
and dry. Remove busbar chamber bushings. Apply DC4 silicon grease to
covers. boots. Fit busbars into boots as shown
above.

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Installation
Erection/connection

Connection of busbars metering

busbar collar busbar busbar


busbar busbar

Feeder metering Busbar metering


Ensure that the environment is clean Ensure that the environment is clean CAUTION
and dry. Remove busbar covers as and dry. Remove busbar covers as
shown above. shown above. Torque busbar screw to 54 Nm. Fit
Remove dyscon boots and clean Remove dyscon boots and clean dyscon dust caps. Degrease and clean
bushings. Apply DC4, Dow Corning bushings. Apply DC4, Dow Corning using a lint free cloth. Replace busbar
silicon grease to boots. Fit busbars silicon grease to boots. Fit busbars chamber covers taking care not to
into boots as shown above. into boots as shown above. damage nylon inserts. Ensure sealing
strip is correctly fitted.

Connection of busbars RE2c


When supplied pre-assembled the RE2c to CE6/CE2/SE6 busbars require a final torque during on site commissioning
Please refer to the accessory kit instructions supplied with the product (ref: RMR-A369 "on site" busbar re-torquing procedure)

Note: It is recommended prior to refitting busbar chamber covers that the busbars are tested - see pages 39, 42 and
54 for typical tests

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Installation
Installation of pilot cables

Installation of pilot cables RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

The universal gland plate at the rear of To fit gland and cable remove 4 gland Insert gland and cable replace top
the LV compartment will accommodate plate screws. Slide top section of gland plate and 4 fixing screws.
pilot cable glands upto 25.5mm2. gland plate forward.

Installation of pilot cables CE2, CE6, CN2, CN6, SE6 and MU

on switch/circuit breaker. on MU2 on feeder/busbar metering units


Remove VIP relay if fitted, knock out Knock out the pre-punched gland Knock out the pre-punched gland
the pre-punched gland plates from the plates from the inside as required. plates from the inside as required.
inside as required. There is no need to There is no need to re-touch with paint There is no need to re-touch with paint
re-touch with paint (the plates are (the plates are stainless steel). (the plates are stainless steel).
stainless steel).

Note:
20.5mm = 1x7 core / 1x9 core pilot gland
25.5mm = 1x19 core pilot gland

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Installation
Removal of VIP relay

Removal of VIP relay RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

A A C

Open cabinet door. Move shorting links on terminal rail, note: CT secondaries not note: CT secondaries shorted
short circuiting the CT Secondaries. shorted on above on above
Remove top cover 3 x M6 x 20 screws. Short circuiting of the CT Slide earthbar B to position
secondaries. above and tighten test
To short circuit the protection terminals A.
current transformers loosen To isolate protection device
test terminals A, and move from CTs loosen screw C
shorting link B upwards. and slide link to lower
position.

Open up relay cover. Loosen two retaining bracket screws at


top of VIP facia.
Withdraw relay and remove secondary wiring.

Removal of VIP relay CN2, SN6, CE2, CE6, SE6

Remove the 2 , M4 x 20mm pan head Pull the relay cover forwards and Remove the crimp terminals from the
screws and washers from the front of remove. top of the relay. Rotate the two facia
the relay cover and the M6 x 20 mm screws behind perspex window to
screw from the top of the relay cover. release clamps and withdraw relay.

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Installation
Accessing VT's

Accessing VTs

Before accessing the VT enclosure


WARNING that you check the following:
RN2c/RN6c/CN the circuit breaker is
in circuit earth and padlocked in its
position.
Extensible CE/SE range ensure that
the incoming supply breaker is
padlocked in the open position.
Ensure that the VT secondary circuit is
isolated and earthed.
See pages 71 to 83 for operation
instructions.

Remove the metering chamber H.V.


access cover, as indicated.

Disconnection of solid link VT Pull back the V.T. insulating boot, and
loosen the top V.T. connection using
an 6mm allen key as indicated.
Pull back the lower fuse link insulating
boot and disconnect the V.T. link.

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Installation
Earth fault flow indicator

Earth fault flow indicator

Hand or self reset earth fault flow


indicators can be fitted.
Please refer to manufacturers
instructions.

For C.T.'s mounted inside the cable


box, gland insulation is not required.
For C.T.'s fitted outside the cable box
gland insulation must be fitted.

Split core C.T.'s can be installed after


the main cable has been made off
outside the cable box. However
please note gland insulation must be
fitted if mounted outside the cable box.
Installation instructions for the units
are supplied with the ancillary kits.

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Installation
Actuators

Procedure for fitting and setting of actuators fitted to the Ringmaster range of switchgear
CN2, SN6, CE2, CE6, SE6
1 Fix the actuator to the top mounting 4 Then rotate the actuator in an anti 7 Remove the plug and check that the
bracket ensuring that the distance clockwise direction approximately actuator can be withdrawn and
from the top of the actuator to the one half of a full rotation making replaced with relative ease.
top of the mounting bracket is sure that the actuator motor is not
approximately 9mm (as shown in rotating (this has the effect of 8 If not, adjust the positioning of the
the drawing below) and tighten the lengthening actuator i.e. gap a on actuator by loosening either the
fixing screw. Note: this is only an the drawing should increase). mounting bracket or operating
approximate preliminary setting. bracket and moving either part so
5 Fit the actuator operating bracket that the actuator can be withdrawn
2 Also ensure there is approximately assembly to the bottom of the easily. Repeat this process until it is
3mm of clearance between the body actuator locating the operating possible to withdraw the actuator
of the actuator and the facia of the bracket spigot in the operating with relative ease.
unit (as shown in the drawing handle socket (as shown in the
below). drawing below) and tighten up the
fixing screw.
3 Rotate the bottom of the actuator in
a clockwise direction (if looking from 6 Connect the actuator plug and per
below as shown in the drawing) until form a few electrical operations.
resistance against the actuator
motor can be felt.

IMPORTANT
In the event that the actuator fails
to complete a closing or opening
operation, DO NOT attempt to
disconnect the actuator operating
bracket spigot from the operating
handle socket.
Contact Schneider Electric, details on
page 3.

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Installation
Accessories

Accessories Available accessories are detailed in the Ringmaster selection guide


Ref: MGMV 5337.
Accessories will be detailed with individual confirmation orders.

Accessories will be despatched either:


Fitted to the unit within the works, i.e. too bulky or need testing prior to despatch
Loose boxed for assembly on site

Anti-vandal measures
Padlock points are provided to prevent un-authorised access to the unit, padlocks
can be supplied with the unit if required at the time of enquiry or order.

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Removal of blanking kit

Remove the extensible right hand top


side sheet (Ref.4) by undoing the 7 off
fully tightened M6 x 20 hex head
screws (Ref.102) and M6 nyltite seals
(Ref.103). See Fig. 1

Remove the 13 off fully tightened 102


103 4
M6 x 20 hex head screws (Ref.102)
and nylite seals (Ref.103) from the
extensible bushing cover top (Ref.2)
then remove the extensible bushing
cover top. See Fig. 1

102
103

Fig.1

Remove the 4 off M6 x 20 hex head


5
screws (Ref.102) from the support
plate (Ref.5) and remove the support
plate complete with the 3 off extensible
bushing sleeves and bushing sleeve
covers (Ref.1). See Fig. 2

1
Remove the 2 off M6x20 hex head
screws (Ref.102) from the extensible
3
bushing cover bottom (Ref.3) and
remove the extensible bushing cover
bottom

Insert the cable socket studs into the


L3, L2 and L1 bushings and tighten 102
103
up.

Fig.2

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate to RE2c unit

Disconnect circlip and pivot pin


assembly (Ref.A) retaining 2 off gas
strut (Ref.B) to fascia. See Fig. 3

Fig.3

Loosen off hardware at the main door


hinge (Ref.C) and slide out the 2 off
main door hinge pivots (Ref.D) which
retain the main door. See Fig. 4
C

CAUTION

NOTE: This door is heavy! Care


must be taken when removing it.

Fig.4

Remove the M8 & M6 (Ref.E)


hardware retaining the lid in position
and place lid to one side. See Fig. 5

Fig.5

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Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate to RE2c unit

Offer up the extensible transition plate


sub assembly (Ref.11) to the right 103
hand side of the extensible unit 105

ensuring the dimple is pointing


outwards.
11
Secure in position with 2 off M6 x 20
hex screws (Ref.103) with 1 off M6
nyltite seal (Ref.105) placed over the
threads of each. See Fig. 6
Dimple

103
105

Fig.6

Apply phase dots (Ref.122, 123, 124)


122 123 124
to the extensible transition plate 11
(Ref.11) just above the extensible
bushings. See Fig. 7

NOTE: To re-fit lid follow steps in


first three paragraphs of blanking
kit removal see page 28.

NOTE: When re-fitting lid it is


important to replace the correct
length screws in each location. Fig.7

30 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Sub assembled extensible busbar and housing to unit

Fasten a length of EPDM seal strip


(Ref.106 A) along the outside of the 106A
bend at the rear of extensible trunking
base (Ref.10). See Fig. 8

Fasten further lengths of EPDM seal


strip (Ref.106 B) around the inside of
extensible trunking base (Ref.10) as
shown in Fig. 8

Offer trunking base assembly (Ref.10) 104


105
up to the RHS of the extensible unit 10
with the short end flush with the rear of
106B
the unit. Secure with 3 off M6 x 25 hex
screws (Ref.104) with 1 off M6 nyltite
seals (Ref.105) under the heads of
each. See Fig. 8
Fig.8

111

Smear approximately 1 mm thickness


of DC4 silicon compound (Ref.111)
around the inside of 3 off bushing
sleeves (Ref.23) before inserting them
into bushing sleeve securing plate
(Ref.22). See Fig. 9

23
22

Fig.9

119 104

Slide bushing sleeve plate assembly


over phase bushings and secure in
position using 4 off M6 x 25 hex head
screws (Ref.104) with nyltite seals
(Ref.105) under the heads and a stack
of 7 off M6 form C washers (Ref.119)
over the threads of each M6 screw
between the bushing sleeve plate and
the unit. See Fig. 10

Fig.10

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 31
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate and lid sub assembly

Push 17 off M6 hexagonal inserts


(Ref.101) through the hexagonal holes 106
around the outside edge of the
extensible left hand side sheet
(Ref.14) ensuring all Inserts are facing
106
inwards.

Secure all inserts in position using the 14

correct insert tool. See Fig. 11

Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip


(Ref.106) around extensible left hand
side Sheet (Ref.14) as shown in
Fig. 11.

101

101

Fig.11

Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip


(Ref.106) around the bend of the 106
extensible trunking lid (Ref.12) as
shown in Fig.12

Lay sub assembled extensible left


hand side sheet (Ref.14) on one side.
Offer sub assembled extensible
trunking lid (Ref.12) so the bend is 14

flush with the side sheet. See Fig.12


103
105
Secure using 7 off M6 x 20 hex Hd
screws (Ref.103) together with 1 off
M6 nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the
heads of each. 12

Fig.12

32 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Transition plate and lid sub assembly

Offer up trunking light hand side sheet


and trunking lid sub assembly to the 103
105
side of the extensible unit with the
short side flush with the rear of the 12
unit. See Fig. 13

Secure trunking left hand side sheet


(Ref.14) and lid (Ref.12) sub assembly
to the transition plate (Ref.11) using 9
off M6 x 25 hex screws (Ref.104)
together with 1 off M6 nyltite seal
(Ref.105) under the heads of each, 103
105
fully tighten these screws. Fit the
extensible trunking lid (Ref.12) using
the "flanged" end, this is fitted with;
5 off M6 x 20 hex screws (Ref.103.)
with a nylite seal (Ref.105) under the
head of each. Fully tighten these 103
screws after fitting. 105

Secure trunking left hand side sheet


(Ref.14) to the trunking base (Ref.10)
using 2 off M6 x 20 hex screws 10
(Ref.103) together with 1 off M6 nyltite
seal (Ref.105) under the heads of
each, fully tighten these screws. Fig.13

Extensible busbar sub assembly

Place 1 off M10 form A washer 4

(Ref.121) over the threads of 1 off


M10 x 30 hex screw (Ref.108)
3
followed by 1 off RE2c conductor
adapter (Ref.3).

Screw the above assembly into the


121
threaded end of the extensible L3
busbar (Ref.4)

Follow steps 6.1 and 6.2 for extensible


L2 busbar (Ref.5) and for extensible 108
L1 busbar (Ref.6).

See Fig 14 for the assembled


components each busbar should
look like this.

NOTE: Leave these assemblies


loose and tighten up before starting
sub assembled housing to unit see
page 35. Fig.14

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 33
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Extensible busbar sub assembly

Slide 1 off 5mm silver plated copper


washer (Ref.107) over each of the 3 5 6
off M12 cable studs.
4
Offer up the busbars (Refs.4, 5 & 6),
facing away from the unit, through the
econ boots (Ref.15) over the M12
cable studs. See Fig. 15

Position the three busbars so that the


free ends are in a horizontal line when 16
viewed form the side.of the unit. 15
Secure each busbar with 1 off M12
form A washer (Ref.109) and 1 off
M12 nut (Ref.110) torqued to 54 NM.

NOTE: Now FULLY tighten the


assemblies mentioned in
paragraphs 4 to 6 and shown in
Fig. 14 on page 33

Push the econ boot caps (Ref.16) onto


3
the front of the econ boots (Ref.15). Fig.15
See Fig. 15 110

128

109
107

NOTE: Using a tyewrap or similar,


insert tyewrap behind econ boot cap
(Ref.16) to ensure air is expelled
whilst fitting cap. See Fig.16

16

Fig.16

34 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Sub assembled housing to unit

Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip


(Ref.106) around the access hole of
the Ringmaster range unit.
See Fig. 17

Push 26 off M6 hexagonal inserts


(Ref.101) through the hexagonal holes
106
around the top and bottom edges of
the trunking main body (Ref.13)
ensuring all inserts are facing inwards.

Fig.17

Secure all inserts in position using the


106
correct insert tool. See Fig 18.

Fasten lengths of EPDM seal strip


(Ref.106) around the top of the
trunking main body (Ref.13).
See Fig. 18

101

13

Fig.18

Offer trunking main body (Ref.13) to


the side of the Ringmaster range unit.
Secure in position with 16 off
103
M6 x 20 hex Hd screws (Ref.103) and 105
16 off fully tightened M6 nuts (Ref.112)
with 1 off M6 washers (Ref.113) under
the heads of each M6 screw and
under each M6 nut. See Fig.19

Secure left hand side sheet (Ref.14)


and lid sub assembly to trunking main
body(Ref.13) and trunking base
(Ref.10) with 34 off M6 x 20 hex Hd
screws (Ref.103) together with 1 off
M6 nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the
head of each screw. See Fig. 19

Fig.19

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 35
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Final assembly

Offer up blanking plate (Ref.17) to the


left hand side (viewed from the front) 118
of the Ringmaster range unit and
secure with 2 off 3/16 monobolt
(Ref.118).

Smear approximately 1mm thickness


of DC4 silicon compound (Ref.111)
around the stems and dyscon boots
(Ref.18) of the Ringmaster range
17
before sliding them into position.

NOTE: The lower side of the dyscon


boot should face the left hand side
of the Ringmaster range unit when
viewed from the front.

Position the Ringmaster range unit


and the extensible unit together so the
holes in the main trunking body line up
with the holes in the left hand side
sheet on the Ringmaster range unit.
See Fig 20

NOTE: At this stage the lid on the


Ringmaster range unit should be
removed to aid access for
assembly.

Fig.20

Secure the main trunking body and left


hand side sheet on the Ringmaster
range unit in position with 16 off Screw heads
M6 x 20 hex screws (Ref.103) and 16
off M6 nuts (Ref.112) with 1 off M6
washers (Ref.113) under the heads of
each M6 screw and under each M6
nut. Fully tighten these components
up.

NOTE: The orientation of the


screws the top row should have
the heads facing outwards as in the
photo. See Fig. 21

Fig.21

36 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Earth bars to unit

Offer up the horizontal earth bar


(Ref.20) to the rear of the extensible
unit. Secure the right hand side in
B
position behind the RE2c earth bar
(Ref A) using 1 off M10 x 30 hex Hd
screw (Ref.127) with 1 off M10 form A 20

washer (Ref.125) under the head and


a further 1 off M10 form A washer 21
(Ref.125) under 1 off M10 hex full nut
(Ref 126). See Fig. 22

Offer up the vertical earth bar A


(Ref.21) to the rear of the Ringmaster
range unit. Secure one end to the
Ringmaster range unit in front of
earth bar (Ref B) and the other end
behind the horizontal earth bar
(Ref.20) using 1 off M10 x 30 hex Hd Fig.22
screw (Ref.127) with 1 off M10 form A
washer (Ref.125) under the head and
a further 1 off M10 form A washer
(Ref.125) under 1 off M10 hex full nut
(Ref.126). See Fig. 22

127

126

125

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 37
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Fitment of front and rear transit braces

NOTE: These parts do NOT require


fitting if the unit is fitted to a plinth
assembly!

The left hand ends of the rear and


front transit braces (Ref 8 and 9 as 8
shown in Fig.23 ), are fitted to the
inside faces of the "L" shaped struts
(Ref C). Place an M8 form A washer E
(Ref.115) over 2 off M8 x 25 set
screws (Ref.130). Push each screw
through the two "L" shaped brackets
(Ref C) and the transit braces
(Ref.8 and 9). Place another M8 Form
A washer (Ref.115) over each screw C
thread and fit an M8 full nut (Ref.117)
to each one leave loose. D

The right hand end (as shown in 9


Fig.23) of the front transit brace
(Ref.9) goes to the inside of the "U"
shaped strut (Ref D). Put an M10 form
A washer (Ref.121) over an M10 x 30
hex head screw (Ref.127). Push this Fig.23
through the front transit brace (Ref.9)
and through the "U" shaped strut
(Ref.D). Place an M10 form A washer
(Ref.121) over the screw threads of
the M10 x 30 hex head screw
(Ref 127) and then fit an M10 full nut
(Ref.126) - leave loose.

The rear brace (Ref.8) goes to the


inside of the supporting foot (Ref.E).
Place an M10 form A washer (Ref.125)
over an M10 x 30 hex head screw
(Ref.127). Push the screw with the
washer on through the support foot
(Ref.E) and through the rear transit
brace (Ref.8). Place a 1 off M10 form
A washer (Ref.125) over the thread of
the screw and fit an M10 full nut
(Ref.126)

Once all the above is complete fully


tighten all the M10 and M8 hardware
mentioned above. See Fig. 23 for the
completed assembly.

38 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Ducting, HV and discharge testing of the units

Prior to carrying out the electrical


tests the operator should complete 19
the following:-

Secure all 3 off busbars to the stems


(Ref.D) of the Ringmaster range unit
using 1 off M12 x 40 hex head screw
(Ref.114) with the M12 flat washer
(Ref.109) and 1 off busbar spacer
(Ref.120) under each of the heads.
Tighten the 3 off M12 x 40 hex head
set screws (Ref.114) To 54 Nm with a
calibrated torque wrench.
18
Slide the 3 off extensible conductor
Cap up the busbars and locate in
position in the rear of the boots. These
caps are not visible in Fig 24 and are D
part of the bought in, L3, L2 and L1
sub assemblies.

Push dyscon dust caps (Ref.19) in the


109
front and top of the dyscon boots
(Ref.18). See Fig. 24 114

120

A 4

At this point perform the three


following tests: Fig.24

High voltage partial discharge test


High voltage frequency test
Resistance test

NOTE: For transportation purposes


on completion of the above the
Ringmaster range side of the
busbar assembly must be
un-torqued as it is to be fully
torqued up when in position on site.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 39
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Securing of busbars and fitment of blanking plate

Fit the blanking plate (Ref.25) to the


unit as shown in Fig. 25. This is fitted
using 10 off M6 x 20 screws with a
nyltite seal (Ref.105) under the head
of each screw Insert these through the
blanking plate (Ref.25) and the unit 25
(Ref.A) and then fit an M6 form A
washer (Ref.113) followed by an M6
full nut (Ref.112) fully tighten these up.
See Fig. 25

Refit the previously removed lid to the


Ringmaster range unit plus lid edge
strips.(Ref.131) A lifting Lug will
require fitting to the left hand side of Fig.25
the unit when viewed from the rear. To
fit the lid use; 12 off M6 x 20 screws
(Ref.103) with an M6 nylite seal
(Ref.105) under the head of each of
each screw.
These are followed by; 22 off M6 x 25
hex head screws (Ref.104) with a and
nylite seal (Ref.105) under the head of
each. These 22 screws hold on the lid
edge strips which are fitted using
tessamol to make them weather tight.
All the above hardware should now be
fully tightened up.

40 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Securing of busbars and fitment of blanking plate

Offer up RE2C - CE2/6 lid stiffening


plate (Ref.7) to the underside of the
rear of the Ringmaster range lid.
Secure in position using 2 off M8 x 40
screws (Ref.116) with 1 off M8 SS
form A washer under the head of
each.Push the left hand screw (as
viewed from the rear of the units as in
the figure left) through the lifting lug
(Ref.D), through the lid edge strip
7
(Ref.117) through the lid and through
the lid stiffing plate (Ref.7) of the unit.

Next slide a further 1 off M8 form A


washer (Ref.115) over the thread and
followed by 2 off M8 hex full nuts Fig.26
(Ref.117) fully tighten the first nut and
then lock the second nut against each
the first. 131 131
D
The right hand side is the same
assembly as the left with the exception
that the lifting lug (Ref.D) is not fitted.
See Fig. 26

116 116
117 117

Right hand viewed from rear of unit Left hand viewed from rear of unit

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 41
Installation
Fitting RE2c to Ringmaster range

Final torque of busbars

NOTE: This procedure only applies


when the unit is on site.

When unit is in position on site remove


dyscon boot caps (Ref.19) from the
top of the dyscon boots (Ref.18).
See Fig. 27

Fully secure each busbar assembly by


torquing the M12 x 40 hex head set
screw inside the dyscon boots to
54Nm. See Fig. 27
19

Replace dyscon boot caps (Ref.19) in 18


the top of the dyscon boots (Ref.18).

Finally carry out ductor tests to the


following ratings:

Phase Resistance
(micro ohms)
L1 196
L2 198
L3 200

Fig.27
114 109

120

42 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Protection
Time fuse link

Protection systems All circuit breakers can be fitted with various forms of protection system -
1. VIP self powered IDMT protection - refer to VIP user guides
VIP 30 - provides protection against phase-to-phase faults
VIP 35 - provides protection against phase-to-phase faults and earth faults
VIP 300 - three phase overcurrent and earth fault protection

2. Time fuse link (TFL) protection system to EA 41-26 (time fuse links to EA 12-6).

Time fuse link (TFL) protection Time fuse link protection provides a cost effective way of protecting a transformer
summary of 1600kVA or less. It is a recognised method of protection and the fuses are
covered by EA 12-6 (1973). The arrangements in the Ringmaster range is of
2 phase overcurrent and earth fault.

TFL selection Schneider Electric recommend TFL sizes in accordance with the table below.

The table also includes our recommendations for the maximum LV fuse size to
ensure discrimination. Note that the size of this fuse is less than the full load
WARNING
current of the transformer, however, it would normally be expected to have a
number of LV fuses fed from the LV side of the transformer.
TLF protection will not work correctly
unless the recommended fuses are
Important note: Please ensure TFL fuses are fitted prior to energising the equipment.
fitted.

Recommended Time fuse Link (TFL) settings to ESI 12 - 6

voltage transformer rated power (kVA)

(kV) 200 315 500 800 1000 1250 1600

CT ratio = 50/5 3.3 10A - - - - - - TFL

150A - - - - - - LV fuse

earth fault setting = 25A 6.6 5A 10A 15A - - - - TFL


(instantaneous trip)
150A 250A 400A - - - - LV fuse

11 3A 5A 10A 15A - - - TFL

200A 300A 400A 560A - - - LV fuse

13.8 3A 5A 10A 15A - - - TFL

200A 300A 400A 560A - - - LV fuse

CT ratio = 100/5 3.3 5A 10A 15A - - - - TFL

150A 250A 400A - - - - LV fuse

earth fault setting = 30A 6.6 - 5A 7.5A 12.5A 15A - - TFL


(instantaneous trip)
- 250A 400A 560A 560A - - LV fuse

11 - - 5A 7.5A 10A 12.5A 15A TFL

- - 400A 560A 630A 630A 630A LV fuse

13.8 - - 5A 7.5A 10A 12.5A 15A TFL

- - 400A 560A 630A 630A 630A LV fuse

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 43
Protection
Operation

Operation

Terminal block
The circuit consists of 3 dual ratio C11

C.T.'s, 2 Direct Acting Trip (DAT) C31


C51
solenoid type overcurrent coils
connected in parallel with associated
Time Fuse Links (TFL's) and Circuit breaker
contacts
1 instantaneous earthfault DAT Red phase TFL

Earth fault TFL


solenoid Coil. (if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Under normal load conditions on, say Blue phase TFL

Earth fault coil


an 11000 volt 1000KVA transformer, 52 S1
S2
amps will flow in the C.T. primaries 100/5A Ratio
Blue o/c coil
S3
(1000kVA(11kv/3). If the C.T. ratio is C110
C130 Rapid changeover link
set on 50/5 Amp ratio, then
C150
approximately 5 Amps will flow in the C70
C70

C.T. Secondaries. As the overcurrent C210


Removable Test Link
C230
coils are shorted out by the fuses, no C250
current will flow through the coils.
50/5A Ratio
Assuming that there was no earth
leakage, the red, yellow and blue
phases will balance, and no current will
flow through the earth fault coil. Removable Earth Link

Panel types
In the event of a phase to phase fault CN/SN/CE/SE
of, say, 500 Amps, 50Amps would flow
through the C.T. secondaries. This
would blow the 15Amp fuse links
shunting all of the current through the
R1
DAT coils, which would operate and
Y1
trip the 3 phase circuit breaker. The B1

tripped on fault flag would operate, and


the CB would have to be re-set and the CIRCUIT
BREAKER
CONTACTS
fuses replaced.

Two overcurrent coils are required to


cover all phase fault combinations, i.e.
for a R-Y phase fault, the CB will trip
EARTH FAULT TFL

on the red phase coil. Under earth C11 C12


(IF FITTED)

RED O/C COIL

fault conditions, there will be an C 31 C32


BLUE O/C COIL EARTH FAULT COIL
P1 C 51 C52
S1
imbalance between the red, yellow and
S2

blue phases, and current will flow down P2


S3
C110
100/5A RATIO
RATIO CHANGEOVER
C130 LINK
the residual path of the C.T.'s and C150

C 70 C71

through the earth fault coil. The unit C210 REMOVABLE TEST LINK
C230

will trip instantaneously. If a TFL is C250

50/5A RATIO

fitted in parallel with the earthfault coil REMOVABLE EARTH LINK


C90
then the tripping time will follow the
TFL characteristics. Alternatively, the
fuse can be removed.

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

44 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Protection
Operation

Close-up of C.T. links. Replacing the time fuse links.

Dual ratio 100/50/5Amp C.T.'s are


fitted as standard, to the Ring Main
Units and 200 Amp circuit breakers
with TFL protection. Selection of the
appropriate C.T. ratio can be easily
achieved by moving the auxiliary link
in the pilot cable box. Note that the
circuit must be off load when changing
ratios.

Current transformers not in use


WARNING Current transformers (T200E and earth fault flow indicator) that are not going to be
used during commissioning or during service, they must be shorted out otherwise
irreversible damage may occur to current transformers and/or the unit.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 45
Protection
VIP 300

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 6 9 10
C B A

phase sensors: I> DT only I>> VIP300


200/1 4509996A0
overcurrent VIP300LH range: x2 VI EI 1.8 2.1 9 12
SI 1.5 2.4 6 15 VIP 300 Equivalent Time
Settings Multiplier
I> RI off
1.2 2.7 4 20 t> to> SI VI EI
DT 1 3 3 0.05 x1 0.02 0.03 0.06
(x Is) (x Is) off 0.07 x1 0.02 0.05 0.09
curve selection 0.1 x1 0.03 0.07 0.12
0.15 x1 0.05 0.10 0.19
0.2 x1 0.07 0.13 0.25
0.3 x1 0.10 0.20 0.37
trip 0.2 0.4 0.4 x1 0.13 0.27 0.50
42 48 56 0.15 0.2 warning 0.1 0.6 0.05 x10 0.17 0.33 0.62
36 64 0.1 0.3 0.6 x1 0.20 0.40 0.74
30 72 x10 not time 0.07 x10 0.24 0.47 0.87
0.05 0.9
24 80 0.07 0.4 multiplier 0.1 x10 0.34 0.67 1.24
20 100 90 x1 0.03 1.5 0.15 x10 0.50 1.00 1.86
0.05 0.6 (s) 0.2 x10 0.67 1.33 2.48
(A) (s)
t>
see table t>> 0.3 x10 1.01 2.0 3.71
Is 0.4
0.6
x10
x10
1.35
2.02
2.67
4.00
4.95
7.43
reset
minimum operating
phase current: 20A
Io> DT only
Io>>
VI EI 1.8 2.1 9 12
SI 1.5 2.4 6 15

RI off 1.2 2.7 4 20

DT 1 3
trip (x Ios) 3 (x Ios) off
curve selection

16 24 32 0.15 0.2 0.2 0.4


12 40 0.1 0.3 warning 0.1 0.6
Io> 8 50 x10
0.07 not time 0.05
4 60 0.4 0.9
multiplier
2 80 70 x1
0.05 (s) 0.6 0.03 1.5
(A) (s)
earth fault Ios to> see table to>> VAP6 test plug

D E

11 12 13 14 15 17 18 16 19 20

Phase overcurrent setting Earth fault setting Other functions


1. Phase setting area 11. Earth fault setting area A. Current setting scale label.
(upper half of relay front panel). (lower half of relay front panel). B. Current transformer and
2. Red LED phase overcurrent 12. Red LED earth fault pick-up range information.
pick-up indicator. indicator. C. Indicator reset button.
3. Phase overcurrent trip indicator. 13. Earth fault trip indicator. D. Minimum operating current.
4. Phase overcurrent setting Is. 14. Earth fault setting current Ios. E. VAP6 test plug socket.
5. Choice of low set curve type I>. 15. Choice of low set curve type Io>.
6. Low set pick-up (DT only) I>. 16. Low set pick-up (DT only) Io>.
7. Low set time delay t> 17. Low set time delay to>.
8. Multiplying factor (low set). 18. Multiplying factor (low set).
9. High set pick-up I>> 19. High set pick-up Io>>.
10. High set time delay t>> 20. High set time delay to>>.

46 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Protection
VIP 300

Phase overcurrent setting


WARNING
The numbers indicated below are those
VIP 300 relay will not work without the appropriate settings of the setting switches (refer to the
diagram of the front panel on page 4)
The letters indicate the curve
IDMT curve selection
characteristic as shown opposite.
t
G Phase overcurrent setting:
SI, VI, EI RI F Setting current Is (4)
G Type of low set I> curve (5)
IDMT: SI, VI, EI, RI.
Definite time: DT
H DT low set pick-up I> (6)
This setting is only active for the
low set DT curve selection (as
shown). If IDMT curves are
selected this switch is disabled,
as SI,VI, EI, low set pick-up is
fixed at 1.2 Is.
J Low set time delay t> (7)
t> J and multiplier (8)
K High set I>>(9)
L High set time delay t>>(10)

K
Earth fault setting

t>> The principle is the same as for phase


L protection.

Set:
Is 1.2 Is 10 Is I>> F Setting current Ios (14)
F G Type of low setting Io> curve (15)
IDMT: SI, VI, EI, RI
Definite time: DT
H DT low set pick-up Io> (16)
DT curve selection This setting is only active for the
t low set DT curve selection (as
shown). If IDMT curves are
selected this switch is disabled,
as SI, VI, EI low set pick-up is
G
H DT fixed at 1.2 Is.
J Low set time delay to> (17)
and multiplier (18)
t> J K High set Io>>(19)
L High set time delay to>>(20)

Operation
K
The high and low set elements
operate separately. The tripping order
t>> L results from the logical OR between
the two settings.

Is 1.2 Is I> I>>


F

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 47
Protection
VIP 300

Phase overcurrent 1 Phase overcurrent 5 Choice of low


setting area set curve

phase I> DT only I>> VIP300


All information concerning the phase SI :Standard inverse time.
sensors:
overcurrent

I>
200/1 4509996A0
VIP300LH range: x2
SI

RI
VI EI

off
1.5
1.8 2.1
2.4 6
9 12
15 VIP 300 Equivalent Time
Settings Multiplier
overcurrent is grouped together in the VI :Very inverse time.
1.2 2.7 4 20 t> to> SI VI EI
DT
curve selection
1
(x Is) 3 3 (x Is) off
0.05
0.07
0.1
0.15
x1
x1
x1
x1
0.02
0.02
0.03
0.05
0.03
0.05
0.07
0.10
0.06
0.09
0.12
0.19
upper half of the front panel. The EI :Extremely inverse time.
0.2
0.3
x1
x1
0.07
0.10
0.13
0.20
0.25
0.37
section numbers below are related to
trip
36
42 48 56
64 0.1
0.15 0.2
0.3
warning 0.1
0.2 0.4
0.6
0.4
0.05
0.6
x1
x10
x1
0.13
0.17
0.20
0.27
0.33
0.40
0.50
0.62
0.74 RI :Specific curve
30
24
72
80 0.07 0.4
x10

x1
not time
multiplier
0.05 0.9 0.07
0.1
x10
x10
0.24
0.34
0.47
0.67
0.87
1.24
the numbering on the drawing shown
- consult Schneider Electric
20 100 90 0.03 1.5 0.15 x10 0.50 1.00 1.86
0.05 0.6 (s) 0.2 x10 0.67 1.33 2.48
(A) (s)
t>>
on page 46.
see table 0.3 x10 1.01 2.0 3.71
Is t> 0.4 x10 1.35 2.67 4.95
0.6 x10 2.02 4.00 7.43
reset

DT : Definite time.
2 Phase overcurrent Off : Low set is disabled.
pick-up indicator
6 Low set pick-up
When the red LED blinks, it indicates (DT only) I>
that the low set element has picked
up. If the current does not decrease The setting is a multiple of Is. It is only
below the pick-up level the relay will active when the low set curve type DT
trip. is selected.
For IDMT curves (SI, VI, EI) the
LED blinks when the current is If the tripping curve is selected with
greater than 1.2 times the setting IDMT (selector switch 5 set to SI, VI,
current Is. EI, RI) the selector switch has no effect.
For the IDMT curve (RI), the LED
blinks when the current is greater
7 Low set time delay t>
than the setting.
For the DT curve, the LED blinks
If the DT curve is selected,
when the I> pick-up setting the value shown is the low set
is exceeded. time delay.
Also refer to indicator reset button For IDMT curves the value
(page 51). displayed is the tripping time for a
phase current equal to 10 x Is.
3 Phase overcurrent trip
indicator
8 Multiplying factor
The indicator is normally black and (low set)
turns yellow when the phase
overcurrent has given a tripping order. In the x10 position, the time delay
It stays yellow, even when the relay is displayed on switch 7 is multiplied by
de-energised. 10.

4 Setting current Is 9 High set pick-up I>>


The setting depends on the current The high set is chosen as a multiple of
transformer (CT) used, and the range the current Is. In the off position, the
selected via the connections made to high set is disabled.
the back of the relay. The scale label
inserted should match the CT and
range selected. The switch can then 10 High set time delay t>>
be positioned to the primary current
magnitude required in amperes. Time delay is set directly in seconds.

48 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Protection
VIP 300

Earth fault The setting principle is the same as 15 Choice of low set curve
for phase overcurrent.
reset SI :Standard inverse time.
minimum operating
phase current: 20A
Io>
SI
VI EI
DT only

1.5
1.8 2.1
2.4
Io>>
6
9 12
15
11 Earth fault setting area VI :Very inverse time.
RI off 1.2 2.7 4 20

trip DT

curve selection
1
(x Ios) 3 3
(x Ios) off
EI :Extremely inverse time.
All information concerning earth fault
16 24 32 0.15 0.2
warning
0.2 0.4
RI :Specific curve.
settings are grouped together in the
12 40 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.6
Io> 8 50 x10
0.07 not time 0.05
4 60 0.4 0.9
multiplier

DT :Definite time.
2 80 70 x1
(A) 0.05 (s) 0.6 0.03 1.5
(s)
earth fault Ios to> see table to>> VAP6 test plug
lower half of the front panel. Section
numbers below are related to the Off :Low set is disabled.
numbering on the drawing shown on
page 46. 16 Low set pick-up
(DT only) Io>
12 Earth fault pick-up indicator
The setting is a multiple of Ios. It is
When the red LED blinks, It indicates only active when the low set curve
that the low set element has picked type DT is selected. If the tripping
up. If the current does not decrease curve is selected with IDMT (selector
below the pick-up level the relay will switch 15 set to SI, VI, EI, RI) the
trip. selector switch has no effect.
For IDMT curves (SI, VI, EI) the
LED blinks when the current is 17 Low set time delay to>
greater than 1.2 times the setting
current Is. If the DT curve is selected, the
For the IDMT curve (RI), the LED value shown is the low set time
blinks when the current is greater delay.
than the setting. For IDMT curves the value
displayed is the tripping time for a
For the DT curve, the LED blinks
phase current equal to 10 x Ios.
when the l> pick-up setting
is exceeded.
N.B. The LED only blinks when the
18 Multiplying factor (low set)
phase current is greater than the
In the x10 position, the time delay
minimum operating current (refer to
displayed on switch 17 is multiplied
minimum operating current, page 51) by 10.
Also refer to indicator reset button
(page 51). 19 High set pick-up Io>>
13 Earth fault trip indicator The high set is chosen as a multiple of
the current Ios. In the off position, the
The indicator is normally black and
high set is disabled.
turns yellow when the earth fault
element has given a tripping order. It
20 High set time delay to>>
stays yellow, even when the relay is
de-energised.
Time delay is set directly in seconds
14 Setting current Ios

The setting depends on the current


transformer (CT) used, and the range
selected via the connections made to
the back of the relay. The scale label
inserted should match the CT and
range selected. The switch can then
be positioned to the primary amp value
required.
For earth fault relay operation: link
between contacts 2 and 9 (x2 range)
and 1 and 9 (x4 range) must be made
at back of relay.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 49
Protection
VIP 300

Other functions A. Setting scale label


Reversible scale label for Ringmaster fitted with 200/1A CTs
The label indicates the range for
the phase overcurrent and earth
sensor sensor
fault primary amp settings. It is
200/1: 4509996A0 200/1: 4509996A0
inserted from the top, behind the
VIP 300LH range: x2 VIP 300LHrange: x4
transparent part of the front
Is Is panel.
48 96
42 56 84 112
36 64 72 128 The label is reversible and is
30 72 60 144
24 80 48 160 printed with the x2 range setting
20 100 90 40 200 180
(A) (A) currents on one side, and the x4
range setting currents on the
minimum operating minimum operating
phase current: 20A phase current: 40A other. The scale label when
inserted should match the CT and
Ios Ios terminal positions on the rear of
24 48
16 32
12 40 24
32 64
80
the relay, for the range required.
8 50
4 60
16
8
100
120
Also refer to testing and
2 80 70 4 160 140 commissioning.
(A) (A)

B. CT and range indication


x 2 range x 4 range
The CT and range are given on each
side of the setting scale label. The label
Reversible scale label for Ringmaster fitted with 400/1A CTs
will match the appropriate CT for the
Ringmaster panel type supplied. This
sensor sensor
information is hidden when the label is
400/1: 451101200 400/1: 451101200 inserted.
VIP 300LH range: x2 VIP 300LHrange: x4

Is Is
96 192
84 112 168 224
72 128 144 256
60 144 120 288
48 160 96 320
Choice of setting scale label
40 200 180 80 400 360
(A) (A)
Make sure that the information
minimum operating minimum operating
phase current: 40A phase current: 80A given on the top of the label
matches:
Ios Ios 1 - The current transformer used:
48 96
24
32 64
80 48
64 128
160
200/1A, 400/1A or 800/1A
16
8
100
120
32 200 2 - The range used.
16 240
4 160 140 8 320 280 x2 or x4
(A) (A)
This information is hidden when the
label is in position.
x 2 range x 4 range

For help with the choice of range


Reversible scale label for Ringmaster fitted with 800/1A CTs
to select, refer to the application
section.

sensor sensor
800/1: 4509169A0 800/1: 4509169A0
VIP 300LH range: x2 VIP 300LHrange: x4
Installation
Is Is
168
192
224 336
384
448 Slide the setting scale into
144 256 288 512
120 288 240 576 position behind the transparent
96
80 400 360
320 192 640
160 800 720 part of the front face.
(A) (A) Make sure the label is pushed
minimum operating minimum operating right into the bottom of the slot. To
phase current: 80A phase current: 160A
remove the label, use the hole in
the top, if necessary with the help
Ios Ios
64
96
128 192 256 of the tip of a pencil or a
128
48
32
160
200
96 320 screwdriver.
64 400
16 240 32 480
8 320 280 16 640 560
(A) (A)

x 2 range x 4 range

50 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Protection
VIP 300

C. Indicator reset button D. Minimum operating current

The reset button can be operated with The minimum operating current is the
the sealable cover either open or phase current required for the relay to
closed. When the button is pressed, the be energized and operational. The
following actions are initiated: setting depends on the CT used, and
It resets the phase overcurrent the range selected via the connections
and earth fault trip indicators. made to the back of the relay. The
N.B. value given on either side of the scale
If reset is more than 48 hours label is the single phase RMS
after the relay has operated and minimum operating current.
is left without being energised,
the VAP6 must be used to reset N.B. Regarding minimum operating
the trip indicators or the operator current:
must wait for the relay to be The VIP 300 does not operate below
re-energised. the minimum operating current level. E. VAP6 test plug
The two red LEDs light up As a result, if the earth fault setting
simultaneously for approximately (Ios) is below the minimum operating The test plug is exclusively designed for
three seconds to indicate the current, it will only take effect when connection of the VAP6 which is used
following: there is phase current greater than or for fast, simplified relay testing.
- The relay is energized and the equal to the minimum operating The operation may be carried out while
minimum operating current level current. the relay is operating since the VAP6
has been reached. and VIP 300 provide the possibility of
-The relay self testing results are testing with inhibition of circuit breaker
healthy tripping.
N.B.
If one of the two conditions is not
met, the indicators do not light up.

This function may be used to carry out


a basic relay operation test.

Fitting of reversible scale label

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 51
Protection
VAP6

VAP6 front panel The VAP6 is a portable unit which is Indicators


connected to the VIP 300 to carry out
D D simplified testing. A On:
The test can be carried out in the Indicates that the batteries are
following two cases: operating. Also lights up when the
external mitop
- the VIP 300 is already battery test is carried out by
+ - powered up by the sensors pressing battery test.
I>
(CTs).
A on battery test 1
- The VIP 300 is not supplied. In B Test in progress:
B test in progress this case, the VAP6 batteries Confirms sending of the test
C trip phase overcurrent 2 supply power to the relay. stimulus to the VIP 300.

Push buttons: C Trip:


4 trip
inhibition
earth fault 3 Is used to test other relays in the
1 Battery test: VIP range. It is not to be
earth fault VIP 30 trip
trip If the batteries are healthy, the considered for the VIP 300 test (it
VIP 35 inhibition
test VIP300 circuit breaker on indicator(A) lights up when lights up for a transient period
VIP50 mitop
phase
VIP75
external
mitop
the button is pressed. when the VIP 300 sends a tripping
overcurrent
order; whether or not the circuit
VIP 11, 11R
VIP 12R 2 Phase overcurrent: breaker is inhibited).
test VIP13
VIP17 circuit breaker
mitop
Sends the phase overcurrent test
VIP200, 201
phase
overcurrent
stimulus, which is equivalent to D External MITOP output:
20 times the setting current Is. This feature may be used to
VAP6 connect an external MITOP trip
3 Earth fault: coil which could be used to
Sends the earth fault test operate a timer etc. The external
stimulus, which is equivalent to coil is triggered at the same time
20 times the earth setting current as the circuit breaker MITOP. The
Ios. trip inhibit button does not effect
the external coil.
4 Trip inhibition:
By pressing and holding this Batteries:
button down the relay can be
tested with the VAP6 without The batteries are normally
tripping the circuit breaker. This deactivated and are automatically
facility will inhibit the circuit activated when the VAP6 is
breaker tripping even if a real connected to the VIP 300. They
fault occurs during the test. are activated in the following
cases:
- Pressing the battery test button.
- Direct connection to a VIP 300
relay.

To install or change the batteries,


open the unit by removing the 4
screws on the bottom of the unit.
Be sure to use the correct
polarities.

Technical characteristics:
Supply: 3 x 9V 6LR61
batteries
Weight: 0.45KG
Dimensions: 93 X 157 X 45mm

52 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Protection
VAP6

The test may be carried out with or The test consists of:
without the relay energised by the - Initiation of the VIP 300 self
Ringmaster current transformers, and monitoring and diagnostic routine.
all the relay settings are effective. - Injecting a stimulus to stimulate
During the test, the relay remains a phase fault.
operational and will give a tripping - Check tripping
order in the event of a fault, unless the
The VAP6 is supplied by
trip inhibit button is pressed and held
batteries. Therefore the parts of
down.
the VIP 300 that run on AC
current are not checked using this
method (input and supply
circuits).

Press the phase overcurrent button to


send the test stimulus.
- Continue pressing the button
throughout the duration of the
stimulus. The stimulus represents
about 20 times the setting current
Is.
-The VAP6 test in progress
indicator lights up to confirm the
sending of the stimulus to the
VIP300 relay.
- The red I> indicator of the
VIP300 blinks during the time
relay delay period.
- Then the VIP 300 phase trip
indicator turns yellow.
- The circuit breaker trips if it is
not inhibited.

N.B. If the phase overcurrent button is


held down after tripping, the VIP300
starts the time delay/tripping cycle
again; this is normal operation.
In that case:
- The VAP6 red trip indicator
lights up for a transient period
each time there is a trip.
- Depending on the time delay
Connect the VAP6 to the VAP6 test setting, the VIP 300 red I>
plug. The VAP6 batteries are activated indicator may be off or blink
and the on indicator lights up. rapidly and/or in an irregular
manner.
Press the trip inhibition button if the
test should be carried out without Press earth fault to test the relays
tripping the circuit breaker. operation. The stimulus injected is equal
Be sure to continue pressing the to 20 times the setting current Ios. Use
trip inhibition button throughout the the procedure as for the phase
time it takes to send the stimulus. overcurrent test.

Disconnect the VAP6. In order to save


batteries, do not leave the VAP6
connected to the relay unnecessarily.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 53
Commissioning
Checks and tests

Commissioning All equipment is subject to stringent quality and operational checks prior to
despatch. However it is the owners responsibility to ensure that
commissioning tests have been completed to IEC60694. The following is a resume
of those tests.

Physical checks Remove all packaging and transit labels from the equipment. Check the data plate
details against the specification. Check the operation of the switches/circuit
breaker, test access and various interlocks.

Functional checks Check confirmation of auxiliary switch contacts and remote indication in
accordance with the schematic diagram.
Confirm the phase relationship of the neon indicator sockets.
Check the pick up voltage of auxiliary coils if fitted, a.c. coils should operate
between 85% and 110% of the rated voltage, d.c. coils should operate between
70% and110% of the rated voltage.

Note: All voltages should be applied instantaneously unless otherwise specified.

High voltage withstand test to Connect the H.V. test set as shown in the diagrams an carry out the
IEC60694 and IEC62271-200. withstand tests in accordance with the following tables.

R2 Y2 B2 R3 Y3 B3

FRONT
R1
Y1 RN2c/RE2c/RN6c
B1

RN2c

B1
Y1 (enclosed in busbar chamber)
R1

R2
Y2
B2

CE2/CE6/SE6 or SN6/CN2

54 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Commissioning
Tests

H.V. withstand - contd.

Test voltages

rated voltage a.c. test voltage frequency duration (d.c. test voltage -
(kV) (kV) (Hz) (minutes) current practice)

3.6 8 50 1 (AC) 15 (DC) 7.5


7.2 16 50 1 (AC) 15 (DC) 15
12 23 50 1 (AC) 15 (DC) 25
13.8 32 50 1 (AC) 15 (DC) 32

Test connection - circuit breaker/switch - CE2/CE6/SN6

test number CB / switch live terminals earthed terminals


1 closed R, Y, B frame
2 closed R, Y B, frame
3 closed Y, B R, frame
4 closed B, R Y, frame
5 open R1, Y1, B1 R2, Y2, B2, frame
6 open R2, Y2, B2 R1, Y1, B1, frame

Test connection - ring main unit - RN2c/RN6c

test number ring switch 1 ring switch 2 circuit breaker live terminals earthed terminals
1 closed closed closed R1, B1 Y1, frame
2 closed closed closed Y1 R1, B1, frame
3 closed closed open R1, Y1 B1 R2, Y2, B2, frame
4 closed closed open R2, Y2, B2 R1, Y1, B1, frame
5 open open closed R2, Y2, B2 R1, Y1, B1, R3, Y3, B3 frame
6 open open closed R1, Y1, B1, R3, Y3, B3 R2, Y2, B2, frame

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 55
Commissioning
Tests

H.V. withstand - contd.

R1, Y1, B1 R3, Y3, B3 R1, Y1, B1


Note: Ensure VT primary connections
are isolated prior to HV pressure
testing equipment.
o

x
R2, Y2, B2

R2, Y2, B2

Diagram of connections - RN2 Diagram of connections -


circuit breaker / switch

When applying AC/DC test voltages greater than 12kV additional insulation
CAUTION must be added to the bushing sleeve to prevent damage.
The bushing sleeve is designed to be used in conjunction with some additional
method of insulation, such as econ boot or heatshrink termination boots.
Due to the compact design of the bushing, permanent damage could result from
high voltage stress if additional insulation is not used during testing.

56 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Commissioning
Tests

Circuit breaker auxiliary tests All secondary wiring has been 2kV Remove all earth connections and test
insulation tested at our works. We the wiring to earth. For units fitted with
therefore recommend that testing on a VIP relay please refer to the VIP
The following tests have been
site is done with a 1,000 volt megger user guide.
conducted during manufacturing
and not re-stressed at 2kV.
(except CT insulation test,
magnetisation curve), and are to be
used as a guide for commissioning Select
R1
Ringmaster circuit
phase breakers
purposes.
Y1 Terminal block
C11 Select
B1 C31 phase
C51

Circuit breaker
contacts
Red phase TFL

Earth fault TFL


(if lifted)

Red o/c coil


Blue phase TFL

Earth fault coil


S1
S2
50/100A a.c. Blue o/c coil
S3 100/5A Ratio
C110
C130 Rapid changeover link
C150
C70
C70

C210
Removable Test Link
C230
C250

50/5A Ratio

A
Select 0 - 5A
phase

Removable Earth Link

R2 Y2 B2
Panel types
CN/CE

C.T. ratio test Ringmaster C


1 remove test link
ring main units
2 select required C.T. ratio at changeover
link
3 connect ammeter (0-5A a.c.) as shown
4 select R, Y or B phase to be tested
5 connect primary injection test equipment
as shown
6 operate the circuit breaker (and
respective ring switch if applicable)
mechanism to "Main On"
7 inject C.T. rated primary current (100A or
50A) in each phase in turn (R1-R2),
(Y1-Y2), (B1-B2)
8 note indicated current on ammeter
during each test, at C.T. rated primary
current ammeter should indicate 5A

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 57
Commissioning
Tests

Circuit breaker auxiliary tests Select Ringmaster circuit


R1
phase breakers
Y1 Terminal block
C.T. polarity test C11 Select
1 Remove test link B1 C31 phase
C51
2 Connect a d.c. analogue milliammeter
(centre scale "zero" preferred) as shown
3 Select, R, Y or B phase to be tested Circuit breaker
4 Connect d.c. voltage source as shown contacts
Red phase TFL
ensuring correct polarity Earth fault TFL
(if lifted)
5 Operate the circuit breaker (and
respective ring switch if applicable) Red o/c coil
Blue phase TFL
mechanism to "Main On" Earth fault coil
S1
6 Close switch "S" and note positive S2
Blue o/c coil
direction of dc milliammeter movement. S3 100/5A Ratio
If negative direction is observed C.T. C110
Switch 'S' C130 Rapid changeover link
polarity is incorrect. +ve C150
6V - 12Vd.c. C70 C70
-ve C210
Removable Test Link
C230
C250

50/5A Ratio
-ve +ve
mA
Select d.c. milliammeter
phase

Removable Earth Link

R2 Y2 B2
Panel types
CN/CE

Ringmaster C
ring main units

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

58 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Commissioning
Tests

R1 Ringmaster circuit
breakers
Y1 Terminal block
C.T. spill test Three phase C11
shorting link
1 Remove test link (100A rated)
B1 C31
C51
2 Select required C.T. ratio at changeover
link
3 Connect 3 phase short circuiting link Circuit breaker
(100A rated) at R1, Y1 and B1 contacts
Temporary TFL Shorting Link

connections Earth fault TFL


(if lifted)
4 Replace R and B.T.F.L.'s for temporary
Red o/c coil
shorting links as shown Temporary TFL Shorting Link

Note: a shorting link in parallel with Earth fault coil


S1
the earth fault coil is not required S2
Blue o/c coil
5 Connect an a.c. milliammeter as shown S3 100/5A Ratio
C110
6 Select R-Y, Y-B or R-B phases to be
C130 Rapid changeover link
tested C150
7 Connect primary current injection test C70
C70

equipment as shown C210


Removable Test Link
C230
8 Operate the circuit breaker (and C250
Select
respective ring switch if applicable) phase
50/5A Ratio
mechanism to "Main On"
9 Inject C.T. rated primary current and
mA
0 - 10mA a.c.
note spill current indicated on ammeter 50/100A a.c.

10 Spill current to be less than 10mA


Removable Earth Link
during the test
11 Repeat for remaining pairs of phases R2 Y2 B2
(and C.T. ratio if required) Panel types
CN/CE

Ringmaster C
ring main units

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 59
Commissioning
Tests

R1 Ringmaster circuit
breakers
Y1 Terminal block
T.F.L. / D.A.T. overcurrent tests - Three phase
shorting link
C11

primary current injection (100A rated)


B1 C31
C51
1 Ensure removable earth link is fitted
2 Select required C.T. ratio at changeover
link
Circuit breaker
3 Connect 3 phase short circuiting link contacts
(100A rated) at R1, Y1 and B1 Temporary TFL Shorting Link

Earth fault TFL


connections (if lifted)

4 Replace R and B.T.F.L.'s for temporary Red o/c coil


shorting links as shown Temporary TFL Shorting Link

Note: a shorting link in parallel with Earth fault coil


S1
the earth fault coil is not required S2
Blue o/c coil
5 Select R-Y, Y-B or R-B phases to be S3 100/5A Ratio
tested C110
C130 Rapid changeover link
6 Connect primary current injection test
C150
equipment as shown C70
C70
7 Operate the circuit breaker (and C210
Removable Test Link
respective ring switch if applicable) C230
mechanism to "Main On" Select C250
8 Inject C.T. rated primary current and phase
50/5A Ratio
remove the T.F.L. shorting links in
accordance with the table below
ensuring the correct action results 50/100A a.c.
9 Repeat for remaining parts of phases
(and C.T. ratio if required) Removable Earth Link

10 Note - with both R & B T.F.L. shorting


links in circuit, the circuit breaker should R2 Y2 B2

not trip during overcurrent tests Panel types


Note: ensure test current does not CN/CE
reduce signification due to circuit
impedance changes during this test

Ringmaster C
ring main units

phases T.F.L shorting link circuit


under breaker
test In cct Out cct action
R-Y R B no trip
R-Y B R trip
Y-B B R no trip
Y-B R B trip
R-B R B trip
R-B B R trip

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

60 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Commissioning
Tests

Three phase Ringmaster circuit


R1
shorting link breakers and switches
(100A rated)
Y1 Terminal block
T.F.L. / D.A.T. earth fault tests - C11
primary current injection B1 C31
1 Ensure removable test link is fitted C51

2 Select required C.T. ratio at changeover


link
Circuit breaker
3 Connect 3 phase short circuiting link contacts
Temporary TFL Shorting Link
(100A rated) at R1, Y1, and B1 Earth fault TFL
(if lifted)
connections
4 Replace R and BT.F.L.'s for temporary Red o/c coil
Temporary TFL Shorting Link
shorting links as shown Earth fault coil
Note: a shorting link in parallel with S1
S2
the earth fault coil is not to be fitted 0-50A a.c.
100/5A Ratio
Blue o/c coil
S3
5 Select R, Y or B phase to be tested C110
C130 Rapid changeover link
6 Connect primary current injection test
C150
equipment as shown C70
C70
7 Operate the circuit breaker (and C210
Removable Test Link
respective ring switch if applicable) C230
C250
mechanism to "Main On"
8 Inject a primary current instaneously 50/5A Ratio

(pulse) not gradually in accordance


with the table below ensuring the correct Select
phase
actions result and the tripping levels are
within tolerance Removable Earth Link

9 Repeat for remaining pairs of phases


R2 Y2 B2
(and C.T. ratio if required) Panel types
CN/SN/CE/SE

Range circuit
phases C.T. ratio trip levels breaker
under
test action
Ringmaster C
R 50/5A 20 - 26.5 A trip
Y 50/5A 20 - 26.5 A trip ring main units
B 50/5A 20 - 26.5 A trip
R 100/5A 25 - 31 A trip
Y 100/5A 25 - 31 A trip
B 100/5A 25 - 31 A trip

RN2c circuit
phases C.T. ratio trip levels breaker
under
test action
R 50/5A 19 - 28 A trip
Y 50/5A 19 - 28 A trip
B 50/5A 19 - 28 A trip
R 100/5A 24 - 33 A trip
Y 100/5A 24 - 33 A trip
B 100/5A 24 - 33 A trip

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Commissioning
Tests

Ringmaster circuit
R1 breakers and switches
T.F.L. / D.A.T. overcurrent tests - Y1 Terminal block
secondary current injection C11
B1
1 Ensure removable earth and test links C31 Select pairs
of phases
C51
are fitted 0 - 5A a.c.
2 Select required C.T. ratio at changeover
link Circuit breaker
contacts
3 Replace R and BT.F.L.'s for temporary Temporary TFL Shorting Link

shorting links as shown Earth fault TFL


(if lifted)

Note: a shorting link in parallel with


Red o/c coil
the earth fault coil is not required Temporary TFL Shorting Link

4 Select R-Y, Y-B or R-B phases to be Earth fault coil


S1
tested S2
Blue o/c coil
5 Connect secondary current injection S3 100/5A Ratio
C110
test equipment as shown C130 Rapid changeover link
6 Operate the circuit breaker mechanism C150
C70
to "Main On" C70
C210
7 Inject a secondary current of 5A and Removable Test Link
C230
remove the T.F.L. shorting links in C250
accordance with the table below
50/5A Ratio
ensuring the correct actions result
8 Repeat for remaining phases
(and C.T. ratio if required)
Note: ensure test current does not
Removable Earth Link
reduce significantly due to circuit
impedance changes during this test R2 Y2 B2
Panel types
CN/SN/CE/SE

phases T.F.L shorting link circuit


under breaker
test In cct Out cct action
Ringmaster C
R-Y R B no trip
R-Y B R trip ring main units
Y-B B R no trip
Y-B R B trip
R-B R B trip
R-B B R trip

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Commissioning
Tests

Ringmaster circuit
R1 breakers
T.F.L. / D.A.T. earth fault tests - Y1 Terminal block
secondary current injection C11 Select
B1 C31 phase
1 Ensure removable earth and test links
C51
are fitted
2 Select required C.T. ratio at changeover
link Circuit breaker
0 - 5A a.c.
contacts
3 Replace R and BT.F.L.'s for temporary Temporary TFL Shorting Link

shorting links as shown Earth fault TFL


(if lifted)

Note: a shorting link in parallel with


Red o/c coil
the earth fault coil is not to be fitted Temporary TFL Shorting Link

4 Select R, Y or B phase to be tested Earth fault coil


S1
5 Connect secondary current injection test S2
Blue o/c coil
equipment as shown S3 100/5A Ratio
C110
6 Operate the circuit breaker mechanism C130 Rapid changeover link
to "Main On" C150
C70
7 Inject a secondary current instaneously C70
C210
(pulse) not gradual increase in C230
Removable Test Link

accordance with the table below C250


ensuring the correct actions result and
50/5A Ratio
the tripping levels are within tolerance
8 Repeat for remaining phases (and C.T.
ratio if required)
Removable Earth Link

R2 Y2 B2
range Panel types
circuit
phases breaker CN/CE
under C.T. ratio trip levels
test action
R 50/5A 2.0 - 2.65 A trip
Y 50/5A 2.0 - 2.65 A trip
B 50/5A 2.0 - 2.65 A trip
R 100/5A 1.25 - 1.55 A trip
Y 100/5A 1.25 - 1.55 A trip
B 100/5A 1.25 - 1.55 A trip Ringmaster C
ring main units

RN2c circuit
phases breaker
under C.T. ratio trip levels
test action
R 50/5A 1.7 - 2.8 A trip
Y 50/5A 1.7 - 2.8 A trip
B 50/5A 1.7 - 2.8 A trip
R 100/5A 1.1 - 1.65 A trip
Y 100/5A 1.1 - 1.65 A trip
B 100/5A 1.1 - 1.65 A trip

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Commissioning
Tests

Current transformer insulation


test (magnetisation curve single Ringmaster circuit
breakers
point test)

1 Remove C70 test link.


2 Remove ratio link.
3 Increase test voltage to 1.3 x the
knee point voltage.
4 Decrease voltage to the appropriate
knee point voltage (detailed below)
for the respective CT ratio under
test.

Ratio Knee point Typical


voltage magnetisation
current
100/5A 9v 470mA +- 10%
50/5A 4.5v 940mA +- 10%

5 Replace both the test and ratio links.

Panel types
CN/CE

Ringmaster C
ring main units

Panel types
RN2c/RE2c/RN6c

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Commissioning
Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Factory tests: All Ringmaster panel types are fully tested before leaving the factory. These tests include the
whole protection system including current transformers, wiring harness, relay, trip coil and the
circuit breaker itself using primary injection to energise the system. Tripping tests are carried
out using different settings for each of the IDMT and DT curves available on the relay. The
tripping times are measured with a chronometer and its accuracy is verified against the
theoretical times calculated.

Reduced commissioning Since the system is fully tested it is only necessary to prove the relay on site at the service
settings, therefore reducing commissioning time to a minimum.
Once the switchgear has been installed and cabled up, it is impractical or
sometimes impossible to carry out injection tests. It is suggested that for
commissioning and maintenance purposes either of the following two methods can be used.
1. Simple trip test using the VAP6 test unit (described previously).
2. Secondary injection using standard equipment with an output filter.

Secondary injection Testing using secondary injection is used to test the following parts of the
protection system:
The electronic circuit.
The integrity of the power supply of the VIP 300.
The link to the mitop trip coil and also the circuit breaker mechanical tripping
mechanism.
The integrity of the switches on the front panel to ensure they give the correct
tripping times for the curves selected.

Test set connections: The injection set is connected to the VIP 300 relay without disconnecting the CTs. This is
done via the sockets on the terminal rail located in the pilot cable box, just above the relay
itself.

Phase overcurrent connections: To test the overcurrent protection the connection should be made across two CTs (terminal
rails nos 4 to 5, 5 to 6 or 6 to 4).

Earth fault connections: To test the earth fault protection, the connection should be made across one CT
(terminal rail nos 4 to 7, 5 to 7, or 6 to 7).
These terminal numbers should be cross checked with the relevant circuit breaker schematic
diagram. Terminals 15 and 16 (not shown above - see Ringmaster selection guide) give
access to a normally open contact, which is normally open when the CB is in the open
position. This can be used to connect a timing device to measure the opening time of the
relay and circuit breaker.
The type of test plug used to connect to the DIN rail connectors is a standard 2mm 19A test
plug.

The MITOP trip coil must be used only in conjunction with the VIP relay.
CAUTION Voltage withstand testing of the a u x i l i a r y and control circuits at 2000V AC for 1 minute
should never be carried out without disconnecting the MITOP trip coil or VIP relay.
Secondary injection facilities are provided on the terminal rail in the pilot cable box.
No external connections should be made to the VIP 300 or theMITOP trip coil.
Note: When using a secondary injection
set with VIP 300 a filter (e.g. Foster
52
SF30) should be used to improve the 7
wave form. If a filter is not used the x4 range
40A,80A or 160A
5 minimum
operating time of the relay may not operating
3 current
follow the theoretical operating times.
1

C11 4 C11 8
x2 range
20A,40A or 80A
C31 5 C31 6
minimum
operating
P1 S1 P1 S1 P1 S1 C51 6 C51 4 current

CT1 R Y B C10 7 C70 2


S2
P2 S2 P2 S2 P2 S2
C71

C30 8

C50 9 C70 VIP 300 IDMT RELAY


50/51
9
C90 10 50N/51N
10
11

12
13
14
0v
K8 (-VE)
15
N.B. - Always check against the relevant MITOP - ITC K7 (+VE)
CB schematic diagram before carrying 16
out tests connect to terminal blocks above for secondary injection
MITOP - CB trip coil

Injection test set CB auxiliary contact


with filter (for timing purposes)

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Commissioning
Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Recommended test procedure for The test procedure outlined here is only a guide and may need modifying to suit
secondary injection: the different test sets available.
The manufacturers instructions should be read before attempting to secondary
inject the VIP 300 relay.
The VIP 300 relay can be secondary injected like any conventional 1A relay,
therefore the output recommended for 1A relays should be used.
Calculate the secondary current to be injected from the equivalent primary current,
taking into account the CTs used and the range selected by connections to the
terminals on the back of the relay.
With the VIP 300 connected so as to present the correct burden, the following tests
can be carried out:

1. Pick-up check
- Increase the current slowly until the appropriate LED indicator starts to blink.

2. Setting check:
- Set the current to be injected (a true RMS ammeter should be used to
measure the current).
- The CB should then be closed and the counter/timer reset. The current
should then be applied.
- When the CB has operated, the applied current should be turned off if not
done automatically.
- The time shown on the counter display includes the operating time of the
circuit breaker >80ms or <100ms. The actual relay operating time can then be
calculated by subtracting this time from the counter reading.

Note: No connection should be made to the MITOP trip coil from the
secondary injection test set.

RN2c, RE2c, CE2, CN2 RN6c CE6, RN6c


CT ratio 200/1A CT ratio 400/1A CT ratio 800/1A
Range x 2 Range x 4 Range x 2 Range x 4 Range x 2 Range x 4
Minimum Operating Minimum Operating Minimum Operating Minimum Operating Minimum Operating Minimum Operating
Current=20A Current=40A Current=40A Current=80A Current=80A Current=160A
Secondary Equivalent Secondary Equivalent Secondary Equivalent Secondary Equivalent Secondary Equivalent Secondary Equivalent
injected current primary current injected current primary current injected current primary current injected current primary current injected current primary current injected current primary current

100mA 20A 200mA 40A 100mA 40A 200mA 80A 100mA 80A 200mA 160A
120mA 24A 240mA 48A 120mA 48A 240mA 96A 120mA 96A 240mA 192A
150mA 30A 300mA 60A 150mA 60A 300mA 120A 150mA 120A 300mA 240A
180mA 36A 360mA 72A 180mA 72A 360mA 144A 180mA 144A 360mA 288A
210mA 42A 420mA 84A 210mA 84A 420mA 168A 210mA 168A 420mA 336A
240mA 48A 480mA 96A 240mA 96A 480mA 192A 240mA 192A 480mA 384A
280mA 56A 560mA 112A 280mA 112A 560mA 224A 280mA 224A 560mA 448A
320mA 64A 640mA 128A 320mA 128A 640mA 256A 320mA 256A 640mA 512A
360mA 72A 720mA 144A 360mA 144A 720mA 288A 360mA 288A 720mA 576A
400mA 80A 800mA 160A 400mA 160A 800mA 320A 400mA 320A 800mA 640A *
450mA 90A 900mA 180A 450mA 180A 900mA 360A 450mA 360A 900mA 720A *
500mA 100A 1A 200A 500mA 200A 1A 400A 500mA 400A 1A 800A *

*Note. These values exceed the rating of the circuit breaker.

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Commissioning
Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Commissioning test record: Customer Site

Contact ref. Panel


Secondary injection of
Schneider Electric VIP 300 self Relay type Relay serial no.
powered overcurrent and earth fault
relay.
Current transformers Setting range, minimum operating current
tick as appropriate 200/1A x2, 20A
x4, 40A
400/1A x2, 40A
x4, 80A
800/1A x2, 80A
x4, 160A
Note: Ensure connections on the rear of the relay are made to the
appropriate terminals for the x2 or x4 setting ranges and that the scale labels
are inserted correctly to match the range selected.

Indicate on the diagram below actual settings. Carry out tests and record the
results in the table provided.

200/1A 400/1A 800/1A


sensor sensor sensor sensor sensor sensor
200/1: 4509996A0 200/1: 4509996A0 400/1: 451101200 400/1: 451101200 800/1: 4509169A0 800/1: 4509169A0
VIP 300LH range: x2 VIP 300LHrange: x4 VIP 300LH range: x2 VIP 300LHrange: x4 VIP 300LH range: x2 VIP 300LHrange: x4

Is Is Is Is Is Is
48 96 96 192 192 384
42 56 84 112 84 112 168 224 168 224 336 448
36 64 72 128 72 128 144 256 144 256 288 512
30 72 60 144 60 144 120 288 120 288 240 576

Mark settings with an arrow e.g. 24


20 100 90
80 48
40 200 180
160 48
40 200 180
160 96
80 400 360
320 96
80 400 360
320 192 640
160 800 720
(A) (A) (A) (A) (A) (A)

68 minimum operating
phase current: 20A
minimum operating
phase current: 40A
minimum operating
phase current: 40A
minimum operating
phase current: 80A
minimum operating
phase current: 80A
minimum operating
phase current: 160A

Ios Ios Ios Ios Ios Ios


24 48 48 96 96 192 256
16 32 32 64 32 64 64 128 64 128 128
12 40 24 80 24 80 48 160 48 160 96 320
8 50 16 100 16 100 32 200 32 200 64 400
4 60 8 120 8 120 16 240 16 240 32 480
2 80 70 4 160 140 4 160 140 8 320 280 8 320 280 16 640 560
(A) (A) (A) (A) (A) (A)

Setting scale label selection to be


phase I> DT only I>> VIP 300
located at point A for appropriate CT overcurrent VI EI 1.8 2.1 9 12
type 200/1A, 400/1A & 800/1A SI 1.5 2.4 6 15 VIP 300 Equivalent Time
Settings Multiplier
I> RI off
1.2 2.7 4 20 t> to> SI VI EI
DT (s) 1 0.05 x1 0.02 0.03 0.06
(x Is) 3 3 (x Is) off 0.07 x1 0.02 0.05 0.09
curve selection 0.1 x1 0.03 0.07 0.12
0.15 x1 0.05 0.10 0.19
0.2 x1 0.07 0.13 0.25
0.3 x1 0.10 0.20 0.37
trip 0.2 0.4 0.4 x1 0.13 0.27 0.50
0.15 0.2 warning 0.1 0.6 0.05 x10 0.17 0.33 0.62
0.1 0.3 0.6 x1 0.20 0.40 0.74
x10 not time 0.05 0.9 0.07 x10 0.24 0.47 0.87
0.07 0.4 multiplier 0.1 x10 0.34 0.67 1.24
x1 0.03 1.5 0.15 x10 0.50 1.00 1.86
0.05 0.6 (s) 0.2 x10 0.67 1.33 2.48
see table t>> 0.3 x10 1.01 2.0 3.71
t> 0.4 x10 1.35 2.67 4.95
0.6 x10 2.02 4.00 7.43
reset
Io> DT only
Io>>
VI EI 1.8 2.1 9 12
SI 1.5 2.4 6 15

RI off 1.2 2.7 4 20

DT 1 3 3
trip (s) (x Ios) off
curve selection

0.15 0.2 0.2 0.4


0.1 0.3 warning 0.1 0.6
Io> x10
0.07 0.4 not time 0.05 0.9
multiplier
x1
0.05 (s) 0.6 0.03 1.5
(s)
earth fault to> see table to>> VAP6 test plug

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Commissioning
Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 300

Commissioning test record

1. Pick up check.
Inject the test current into the
relay for each phase in turn and
note the current required to flash
the LED.
2. Operating time and curve
check at final settings.
Inject the test current into the
relay for each phase in turn and
note the operating times.
3. Instantaneous trip check
Inject the appropriate test current
into the relay and ensure the
correct instantaneous response.

Curve............... T.............. Curve........... T..............


Phase A-B Phase B-C Phase C-A EF
1. Pick-up current at setting
2. Operating time and curve at final
selected setting
3. Current level to trip high set

Commissioning test record


4. Check test facility using
VAP6

Commissioning engineer Date

Customer witness Date

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Ringmaster operation
RN2c, RE2c, RN6c essential checks

Do not operate this equipment if needle is in the red zone or at zero.


! DANGER Equipment must be isolated and earth before removing any external covers. Please
refer to your local Schneider Electric office or UK customer service team, contact
details can be found atthe front of this document.
The option of voltage presence indicator (VPIS) system must be used as
indication only. It should not beused as absolute proof of isolation.
Do not earth a live cable which is being fed from the remote end. Check voltage
of the respective breaker/switch before any operation of a Ringmaster unit.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT
IF THE NEEDLE IS IN THE RED ZONE

! OR AT ZERO.
EQUIPMENT MUST BE EARTHED
BEFORE REMOVING ANY EXTERNAL
COVERS.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN
PERSONAL INJURY.

Prior to energising
WARNING It is recommended that to energising the unit all protection devices are checked to
ensure they are set correctly. For TLF units ensure that fuses are fitted. VIP units
must be set in accordance with the results of a protection co-ordination study.

Current transformers not in use


WARNING Current transformers (T200E and earth fault flow indicator) that are not going to be
used during commissioning or during service, they must be shorted out otherwise
irreversible damage may occur to current transformers and/or the unit.

Note: This manual covers ring main units produced from June 1999,
designated RN2c/RN6c/RE6c.
For ring main units designated RN2/RN6 see earlier manual Ref: version 005
December

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Ringmaster operation
Main features

Key

1 facia

2 operating handle (padlockable)


2
3 auxiliary/Protection LV compartment

4 test access key

5 data plate

6 main circuit label

7 gas pressure indicator 1

8 tripped on fault flag

9 main earth selector lever

RN2c

operating handle facia MIMIC of RN2c

Note: The operating handle can be used in two positions:


1. With the handle protruding outside the unit dimensions.
2. With the handle within the constraints of the unit.

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Ringmaster operation
Switch and circuit breaker

Manual operation of main switch/circuit breaker RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

Lift up hinged door. Check that the Move selector to "Main Switch/Circuit Insert handle as shown, aligning
gas indicator is in the green, "healthy breaker" position. To operate selector handle profile and direction of
condition". Check the facia diagram slide padlock sleeve towards selector operation (arrow) to unit operational
for the service condition. Remove pivot point and rotate selector to socket, for direction of operation.
padlocks if fitted. required position. Firmly operate, in a rotational
movement, the operating handle until
the circuit breaker/switch closes.

Note: To operate to the main on position the operating handle must be rotated in a clockwise direction for the circuit breaker/right
hand ring switch and in an anti-clock wise direction for the left hand ring switch (as marked on the unit facia).

The selector lever will be locked in the Padlock fitted to circuit breaker/main Padlock fitted to circuit breaker/main
main switch/circuit breaker position switch selector. switch in the close in service position.
when in the closed in service To open, remove closed in service
position. position padlock, if fitted, rotate handle
through 180 and reverse procedure.

Note: The fitting of padlocks does not affect the electrical tripping of the unit.

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Ringmaster operation
Earth switch

Manual operation of earth switch RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

Lift up hinged door. Check that the Insert handle as shown, aligning The selector lever will be locked in the
gas indicator is in the green, "healthy handle profile and direction of earth switch position when in the
condition". Check the facia diagram operation (arrow), to unit operational closed in earth position.
for the off service condition. Remove socket for direction of operation. Firmly
padlocks if fitted. Move selector to operate, in a rotational movement, the
Earth Switch position. To operate operating handle until the earth switch
selector slide padlock sleeve towards closes.
selector pivot point and rotate selector
to required position.

Note: To operate to the earth on position the operating handle must be rotated in an anti-clockwise direction for the circuit
breaker/right hand ring switch and clockwise direction for the left hand ring switch (as marked on the unit facia).

Padlock fitted to earth switch selector. Padlock fitted to earth switch in the
closed in earth position. To open,
remove closed in earth position
padlock, if fitted, rotate handle through
180 and reverse procedure.

Note: The unit will not electrically trip if an earth is applied onto a fault.

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Ringmaster operation
Cable testing

Cable testing - ring cables RN2c

Open LV compartment by depressing Key way Insert test key (located inside LV cabinet)
lever on lower edge of LV into key way.
compartment. Remove padlock if fitted, Ensure that the main earth switch is in
at this point. the earth on position. This will open
the key way.

Turn lever clockwise. Remove test Pull test access cover down, utilising The test access key will be locked in
access cover padlock if fitted. operating handle, to remove cable position until the cover is firmly closed.
earth and provide access to the testing Reverse procedure to return to service
bushings (marked with red, yellow and condition. Note: ensure cables are
blue phase dots). discharged before touching bushings
after testing.

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Ringmaster operation
Cable testing

Cable testing - circuit breaker RN6c


test key key way

Ensure that the CB earth switch is in The test key is located on the RN6c Insert the test key as shown and turn
the earth on position. fascia as shown above. To remove the black lever 90 in a clockwise
This will open the key way for the test the key, turn the black lever direction to lock in position.
key. 90 anti-clockwise.

Remove test access padlock (if fitted). Lift CB test access cover clear of test
Whilst holding black lever of test key contacts. Note that the test key is now
down, raise the CB test access cover. locked in position until the access
Note that some resistance will be cover is firmly closed.
encountered. Reverse procedure to return CB
to service.

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Ringmaster operation
Circuit breaker reset

Circuit breaker reset - electrical trip/tripped on fault RN2c, RE2c, RN6c

Following a circuit breaker electrical Insert handle as shown, aligning On the resetting of the flag to white
trip/tripped on fault operation the handle profile and direction of allow the operating handle to return
tripping spring has to be reset prior to operation (arrow) to unit operational clockwise to the off position.
a close operation. The orange tripped socket, for direction of operation. To close the circuit breaker to the
on fault flag (indicated with arrow) will Firmly operate, in an anti-clockwise service/earth condition, refer to
be displayed following the electrical rotational movement, the operating relevant section regarding manual
trip. handle until the orange tripped on fault operation.
flag changes to the white normal
service condition, and the handle
reaches the end stop.

Motorpack circuit breaker reset - electrical trip/tripped on fault

When a trip operation has occured, the


motor intelligence will automatically
reset the circuit breaker.

Note: To manually reset circuit breaker remove motorpack and follow above procedure.

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Ringmaster operation
Motorpack

Motorpack control RN2c, RE2c RN6c

Prior to connecting the motorpack Align both the motorpack male drive Offer motorpack to unit until full
check the facia diagram for service shaft and the electrical connector with engagement of both the drive and
conditions. The service selector the female switch operating socket electrical connection are achieved.
padlock, if fitted, can remain fitted with and electrical connector on the unit
the application of the motorpack. facia. For electrical operation of the
Note: The motorpack can only be fitted Note: The motorpack can be removed and motorpack with Easergy T200E refer to
when the main switch/circuit breaker replaced in both the Main On and Main the Easergy T200E manual.
position is selected and not when the earth Off service conditions.
position is selected.

Note: Only manual operation of the earth switch can be undertaken. To operate earth switch remove motorpack and follow manual
operation of earth switch instructions.

The motorpack protection fuse is The motorpack is fitted with a manual


located at the bottom right hand corner drive, to release mechanism spring
as above when the motor is removed. tension, should the motor fail during
electrical operation. Remove allen
screws (indicated with arrows) on
motorpack cover to access manual
drive screw.

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Ringmaster operation
Motorpack operation

Motorpack control - RN2c, RN6c and RE2c

Operating voltage, current and time

panel type operation voltage current time

+ 30%
RN2c/RN6c/RE2c close 24V d.c. 4A 5 sec.
- 10%
+ 30%
RN2c/RN6c/RE2c open 24V d.c. 4A 5 sec.
- 10%
+ 30%
RN2c/RN6c/RE2c reset (CB only) 24V d.c. 3.5A 11 sec.
- 10%

Values given are typical and may vary slightly between units.

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Ringmaster operation
Neon indication

Neon indication

Neon indication can be fitted as an optional item on the ring A garter spring is fitted to the relevant cable bushing which
switches and circuit breaker on the RN2c. The test sockets forms a capacitive coupling with the HV conductor, deriving
are located in the pilot cable box. the neon voltage.

Note: Circuit breaker neons cannot be fitted to transformer mounted units.


Note: To achieve correct reading when using a phase comparitor please use Pfisterer Electronic Phase Comparator
EPV LRM System No.827 189-007 (available as kit RMR-A25)

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Ringmaster range operation
CN2, SN6, CE2, CE6, SE6, MU2 essential checks

Do not operate this equipment if needle is in the red zone or at zero.


! DANGER Equipment must be isolated and earth before removing any external covers. Please
refer to your local Schneider Electric office or UK customer service team, contact
details can be found atthe front of this document.
The option of voltage presence indicator (VPIS) system must be used as
indication only. It should not be used as absolute proof of isolation.
Do not earth a live cable which is being fed from the remote end. Check voltage
of the respective breaker/switch before any operation of a Ringmaster unit.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT
IF THE NEEDLE IS IN THE RED ZONE

! OR AT ZERO.
EQUIPMENT MUST BE EARTHED
BEFORE REMOVING ANY EXTERNAL
COVERS.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN
PERSONAL INJURY.

Prior to energising
WARNING It is recommended that to energising the unit all protection devices are checked to
ensure they are set correctly. For TLF units ensure that fuses are fitted. VIP units
must be set in accordance with the results of a protection co-ordination study.

Current transformers not in use


WARNING Current transformers (T200E and earth fault flow indicator) are not going to be
used during commissioning or during service, they must be shorted out otherwise
irreversible damage may occur to current transformers and/or the unit.

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Ringmaster range operation
Main features

Key

1 facia

2 operating handle (padlockable)

3 auxiliary/Protection compartment

4 test access key (within LV pilot 8


box)

5 data plate/pilot box 7

6 main circuit label on pilot box

7 transformer earth switch

8 gas pressure indicator


10
9 tripped on fault flag

10 main selector lever

3
8
CN2/SN6

10

2
5
4/6

CE2/CE6/SE6

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Ringmaster range operation
Switch and circuit breaker

Operation of main switch/circuit breaker CE6, CE2, SE6, CN2, SN6

Lift up hinged door. Check that the gas Move select to "Main Switch" position. To open, rotate the handle through
indicator is in the green, "healthy Insert handle as shown and pull down 180 and reverse the procedure.
condition". Check the facia diagram for firmly until the circuit breaker/switch
the service condition. Remove closes. The selector lever will be
padlocks if fitted. locked into the "main switch" position.
Fit padlock into "CB closed in service"
position if required.

Note: That this does not affect electrical


tripping of the unit.

Operation of main earth CE6, CE2, SE6, CN2, SN6

Lift up hinged door. Check that the gas With the switch/circuit breaker in the To open, rotate the handle through
indicator is in the green, "healthy open position, move selector lever to 180 and reverse the procedure.
condition". Check the facia diagram for "earth switch position". Insert handle
the service condition. Remove as shown and pull down firmly until the
padlocks if fitted. switch closes. The selector will be
locked in the "earth switch" position.
Fit padlock into "circuit breaker/switch
main cable earthed" if required.

Note: That the unit will not trip on fault.

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Ringmaster range operation
Earth switch

Transformer earth switch SN6 and CN2 only

Closing earth switch

Open the main switch/circuit breaker. Pull lever forwards as shown to close The switch can be padlocked "on" as
Move the selector lever (see page 81) earth switch. Push back to rest shown above.
to earth position. Do not re-close the position. The main selector lever
main earth switch unless incoming should be locked in the earth position.
cable earth is required. Move
transformer earth selector lever as
shown above.

Opening earth switch

Remove padlock if fitted. Move Turn lever clockwise as shown above The transformer earth can now be
transformer earth selector lever as until flag show "off" and mechanism is padlocked off as shown above. The
shown above. reset. Turn lever back to the rest main selector lever is now free to
position. move.

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Ringmaster range operation
Cable testing and actuator control

Cable testing main cable - CE6, CE2, SE6, CN2, SN6 and ring cables

Ensure that the main earth switch is Insert test key (located in pilot cable Pull test access cover down to remove
"earth on". This will open the key way. box compartment) into key way and cable earth and provide access to the
turn lever anti-clockwise. Remove test testing bushings, (marked with red,
access cover padlock if fitted. yellow and blue phase spots). The test
access key will be locked in position
until the cover is firmly closed.
Reverse procedure to return to service
condition.
Note: Ensure cables are discharged
before touching bushings after
testing.
Actuator control

For electrical operation of the actuator Lift the lever on the connecting Rotate actuator mechanism
see page 84 (if using Easergy T200E bracket. anti-clockwise away from the handle
refer to the Easergy manual). socket. Manual operation can be
To earth the main cable, the actuator performed as normal. Reverse the
must be removed. With the procedure to fit the actuator.
switch/circuit breaker in the open
position, disconnect the actuator
supply.

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Ringmaster range operation
Actuator control

Actuator control - CE2, CE6, SE6 and SN6

Operating voltage, current and time

panel type operation voltage current time

+ 30%
CE2/CE6 close 24V d.c. 9A 7 sec.
- 10%
+ 30%
CE2/CE6 open 24V d.c. 5A 7 sec.
- 10%
+ 30%
SE6/SN6 close 24V d.c. 5A 7 sec.
- 10%
+ 30%
SE6/SN6 open 24V d.c. 5A 7 sec.
- 10%

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Maintenance
Recommendations and conditions

Routine maintenance Routine maintenance will depend on the conditions to which the unit is subjected
recommendations to and to the relevant codes and practice. Periodic inspection of the substation and
BS6626:1985 equipment will be necessary to establish the conditions to which the units are
subjected to.

ideal conditions standard conditions aggressive conditions


gas enclosure no attention no attention no attention

housing interior
(mechos, etc.) no attention periodic inspection every 5 years

housing periodic inspection every 5 years every 2 years


protection system every 5 years every 5 years every 5 years

Ideal conditions Environmental conditions


Unit installed and commissioned in accordance with the manufacturers instructions
Indoors, completely protected from the weather.
Humidity below 40% and no dripping water.
Minimal dust and air circulation.
Ambient temperature between -5oC and +40oC.
No contact with any chemical agents (eg. salt).
No infestation of any animal life (eg. insects).
No contact with any plant life (eg. mould).
No earth movements.
No damage to the unit of any kind.

Operational conditions
No mal-operation of any kind.
No abnormally high number of operations - refer to the graph on page 87.
No abnormally high number of faults - refer to the graph on page 87.
No over-voltage or over-current (above rating).

Standard conditions Environmental conditions


Unit installed and commissioned in accordance with the manufacturers conditions.
Humidity below 60%.
Unit may be indoors or outdoors but must not be subjected to regular extremes of weather eg.
heavy rain storms, dust storms, heavy snow and ice, flooding, temperature cycles greater
than 40oC or less than -20oC, dense coastal fog or acid rain.
No regular or thick covering of leaves or other debris.
No contact with any chemical agents (eg. salt).
No infestation of animal or plant life.
No earth movements.
No damage to the unit of any kind.

Operational conditions
No mal-operation of any kind.
No abnormally high number of operations - refer to the graph.
No abnormally high number of faults - refer to the graph.
No over-voltage or over-current (above rating).

Aggressive conditions Any environmental or operational conditions which do not satisfy either of the above two
descriptions must be deemed aggressive.

Post fault maintenance We recommend that after 50% of its rated fault operations the following is checked:
Gas pressure
Trip opening time
Contact resistance
The maximum number of fault interruptions can be calculated from the interrupting capacity
graph on page 88.

Note: Local legislation may dictate maintenance be carried out with greater frequency, irrespective of site conditions. Please contact
your local Schneider Electric representative for further details.

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Maintenance
Housing

Housing exterior Check all external fixings, labels and earth connections are present and tight.

Check inside the main door (if fitted) and pilot cable box for heavy deposits of dust,
ingress of water or contamination by animal or plant life. Check that the gas
indicator is reading in the green zone.

Clean the units thoroughly and touch up paint work as necessary.

Housing interior Open the main and pilot cable box door. Check that the gas indicator is in the
green zone and the protector cap is fitted over the gas filler valve.

For circuit breaker panels check the electrical protection system - refer to
commissioning instructions.

Check the operation of the unit and all mechanical interlocks.

filler point filler point

Modular switch / CB filler point RN2c/RN6c/RE2c filler point

O rings must be scrupulously clean and well


greased with petroleum jelly

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Maintenance
Circuit breaker

Leakage of SF6 gas


In the extremely unlikely event of a gas leak contact your local Schneider Electric office
or UK customer service team immediately. Contact details can be found in the front of
this document.

New SF6 gas is nontoxic and non combustible. However when exposed to an electric
arc SF6 breaks down and becomes toxic.

Service life
If correctly installed and maintained the Ringmaster range of switchgear has a service
life expectancy of 25 years.

Prospective interrupting capacity

10000

1000
number of operations

100

10
16kA version
21kA version

1
1 10 100 1000 10000 100000

current interrupted (amperes)

The above applies to: RE2c, RE6c, CE2, CE6 and CN2 circuit breakers.
It is not applicable to the ring switches of the ring main units or the SE6.

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Notes

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