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Multi-finger Test Plug/
Single-finger Test Plug

Technical Data

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Types MMLG 01, 02, 03, 04 Test Blocks.
Types MMLB 01 Multi-finger Test Plug/MMLB 02 Single-finger Test Plug

Features • MMLB 01 Description, Installation and

Multi-finger test plug Use
• Test block can be mounted adjacent to The Safety Statements Publication R5948
• MMLB 02
Midos modular relays and systems should be read before installing or using
Single-finger test plug
the test block (MMLG) or test plug
• Test block obviates need to disturb
protective system wiring for testing
MMLG 01 and MMLB 01 Note. Terminals 13 and 14 have
• Monitoring, isolation and secondary terminals 13 and 14 must not be used short contact fingers which must
injection testing are simplified and for CT connections since they may not be used for CT connections.
quickly performed present a safety hazard.
Refer to the Mechanical Details section
for a description of the test block
Types Available Application (MMLG) and test plug (MMLB). The
• MMLG 01 Although designed within the Midos MMLG cover, when in place, provides
Standard test block range these test blocks offer facilities for protection from electric shock hazard.
• MMLG 02 monitoring and secondary injection Care should be taken to ensure that
Special test block designed for use in testing any power system protection MMLG 01 covers are correctly
busbar protection schemes scheme, when used with the multi- orientated when replaced.
fingered test plug type MMLB 01.
• MMLG 03 The test block carries 14 circuits, each of
Horizontal version of MMLG 01 A single-finger test plug, type MMLB 02 is which is brought out to separate pairs of
also available for monitoring the current terminals at the rear of the case.
• MMLG 04 flow in individual circuits which have
Horizontal version of MMLG 02 been routed through the test block. Each circuit comprises a pair of internal
contacts which are normally sprung
Before use, the insulation of the together to complete the circuit link
flying leads should be visually through the block when the associated
checked for damage. protective equipment is in normal
The continuity of the shorting plug/wire service.
links, and the state of their insulation, Access to these internal circuits for
should be checked before insertion into testing purposes, can be gained by
the MMLG 01 test block. removing the front cover. A metallic
probe secured to the inside face of the
MMLG 01 cover is automatically
withdrawn when the cover is removed,
so interrupting the circuit between
terminals 13 and 14. By routing the
main dc auxiliary supply to the
protection scheme or relay through this
circuit, removal of the test block cover

will thereby prevent inadvertent tripping

of the protection during the ensuing tests.

Figure 1
Type MMLG 01 test block

This link is not provided on the
MMLG 02 because the contacts between
terminals 13 and 14 are normally
Note. These two terminals on MMLG
01/02 must not be used for CT
connections since this will present a
safety hazard. The reason for this is that
the associated MMLB 01 test plug
contact finger is shorter than the others.
This would result in an open circuit path
on MMLG 02.
Removal of the cover also reveals an
orange coloured strip on the block front
plate which gives a clear visual
indication that the scheme is out of
Insertion of the test plug type
Figure 2 MMLG 01 test block and multi-finger Figure 3 MMLG 01 test block with
MMLB 01, as shown in Figures 2 and 3,
test plug MMLB 01 (not inserted) with multi-finger test plug
open circuits the contacts which connect a CT shorting link. MMLB 01 inserted.
terminal pairs.
The test plug carries 28 4mm sockets.
Each socket is identified by a number Voltage measurements If it is desired to use the dc auxiliary
which corresponds to the numbered case supply during testing, then it can be
Hazardous live voltages will be
terminal to which the socket is connected linked across using the sockets in the test
accessible via the single-finger test plug
when the plug is inserted. plug. Test equipment can be connected
leads when using this for voltage
The MMLB 02 single-finger test plug can measurements. to the relay or scheme using the sockets
be inserted into individual test positions in in the white area of the test plug, and
Connections to other equipment, eg., operation of contacts can be monitored.
the test block as shown in Figure 7. See
CTs, VTs and dc supplies, should be
notes (a) and (b) below. Where more than one MMLG 01 test
made to odd numbered terminals on the
Notes. test block. This ensures that when the test block is used in the connections to a
plug MMLB is used, the sockets in the relay, it may be advisable to route the dc
(a) Before using this test plug, refer to supply through each of them as a
white half of the plug are the isolated
the current and voltages relay circuits, and the sockets in the safeguard against inadvertent operation.
measurements warning. orange half are connected to the
potentially live supplies as shown in Single-finger Test Plug
(b) The continuity of the test plug leads
Figure 4.
and the state of their insulation This test plug consists of two contact
should be checked before insertion Note: It is important that the strips which are insulated from each
into the MMLG test block. sockets in the MMLB 01 test plug other, and each of which is connected to
which correspond to current a lead, as shown in Figure 6.
transformer secondary windings
Current measurements The test plug can be inserted into
are shorted using external links
This single-finger test plug allows the before the test plug is inserted individual test positions in the test
current in any of the circuits routed into the MMLG test block. For a module as an alternative to the multi-
through the test block to be monitored. typical example, refer to finger test plug, as shown in Figure 7.
When using the single-finger test plug to Figure 2. This single-finger test plug allows the
monitor secondary CT current, the leads current in any of the circuits routed
This ensures that current transformer
from this must never be open circuited, through the test module to be monitored.

secondary windings are short-circuited

otherwise lethal voltages may be before they are disconnected from the Note: An ammeter on the correct
generated. Before the single-finger test protection relay or scheme, thereby range should be connected to the
plug is inserted into the test block, the avoiding dangerously high voltages. This two leads before the plug is
connected ammeter must be on the is illustrated in Figures 2 and 4. inserted, especially if a CT
correct range. With this plug in the test secondary circuit is being
block, the ammeter range must not be monitored.
changed. This avoids potentially lethal
voltages being generated.

P2 P1 Equipment side
A injection/monitoring sockets Live side sockets
S2 S1 (white background) (orange background)
B 1 2
2 1
Trip and
C 3 4 4
alarm 3
contacts 5 6
6 5
7 8
required 8 7
9 10 10 9
11 12 Fit external links
12 11 if station
Relay 13 14 aux. supply
(See Note 1) 14 13
scheme is required to
15 16
aux. 16 15 energise scheme.
supply 17 18 (For use with
18 17
19 20 MMLG 01 only).
20 19
21 22
22 21
23 24 A
Current 24 23 See Note 2
25 26 injection
26 25
27 28 B
as reqd. 28 27
See Note 2
MMLG 01 test block MMLB 01 test plug Note 2.
(rear view (front view) To avoid lethal electric shock
Note 1. representation) hazard external CT terminals
Terminals 13 and 14 are shorted together E/F must NOT be open circuited.
by the cover contacts when the cover Shorting links must be fitted
is in place. Protection scheme BEFORE plug insertion.

Figure 4 Typical use of MMLG 01 test block and MMLB 01 test plug.

Equipment side
Feeder Breaker Module injection/monitoring sockets Live side sockets
MBCZ 12 (white background) (orange background)

1 2
A 17 2 1
3 4 18 See Note 1
B 19 See Note 1 Main 4 3
Main zone CT's 5 6 20 zone
C 21 6 5
7 8 CT's
N 22 8 7
9 10 5 10 9
11 12 7
Note: 12 11
DC isolation is not 13 14 6 Trip A
14 13
available between Trip 15 16 8
terminals 13 and 14 16 15
17 18 10 9 18 17
19 20 12 11
20 19
21 22 Trip B
A 24 22 21
23 24 See Note 1
B 26 See Note 1 Current 24
Check zone CT's 25 26 injection
C 27 26

27 28 28
N 28 as reqd. 27

Note 1. MMLB 01 test plug

To avoid lethal electric shock hazard MMLG 02 test block
(rear view (front view)
external CT terminals must NOT be
open circuited. representation)
Shorting links must be fitted BEFORE Typical connections for feeder breaker module and test block MMLG 02. For specific
plug insertion. connections see MBCZ external connection diagrams e.g. F10 MBCZ 12 003 sheet 3.

Figure 5 Typical use of MMLG 02 test block and MMLB 01 test plug.

Technical Data Maximum working voltage
High voltage withstand 300 volts ac or dc continuous rating

• MMLB 02
300 volts ac or dc short term rating
IEC 60255-5: 1977 (ie. non-continuous).
• MMLG 01/02:

5kV rms for 1 minute between all case Atmospheric environment

terminals connected together and the • Temperature
case earth terminal.
IEC 60255-6: 1988
2kV rms for 1 minute between any Storage and transit
contact pair and either adjacent –25°C to +70°C
contact pair. Operating –25°C to +55°C

5kV rms for 1 minute between any IEC 60068-2-1: 1990 Cold
alternate contact pair, provided that
IEC 60068-2-2: 1974 Dry Heat
the intermediate contact pair is not
used. • Humidity

• MMLG 01 only IEC 60068-2-3: 1969

Figure 6 Type MMLB 02 56 days at 93% RH and +40°C
single-finger test plug. 1kV rms for 1 minute between
terminals 13 and 14 when the cover is • Enclosure Protection
removed (eg., opening the auxiliary IEC 60529: 1989
supply or trip circuit).
MMLG with cover fitted
• MMLB 01 IP50 (dust protected)
As MMLG 01 plus MMLG (without cover) and MMLB 01
2kV rms for 1 minute between IP20
incoming and outgoing contacts when

• MMLB 02

1kV rms for 1 minute between finger


Current withstand
• MMLG 01/02, MMLB 01

All contact circuits rated at 20A

continuously or 400A for 1s.

• MMLB 02

Rated at 10A continuously.

Figure 7 Type MMLG 01 test block


with single-finger test plug

type MMLB 02 inserted.

Mechanical environment Mechanical Details Multi-fingered test plug type
• Vibration MMLB 01
IEC 60255-21-1: 1988: Test block type MMLG The test plug locates securely into test
Response Class 2 sockets of the MMLG test block and can
The MMLG test block is a size 2 unit in
be retained by two knurled screws. Each
the Midos system.
EMC compliance of the 28 test sockets of the test plug
Relevant sizes and panel mounting accepts a 4mm diameter plug.
89/336/EEC details are given in Figure 8.
Accessories provided with each MMLB
These products have been classified as
Each terminal has: 01 test plug:
electromagnetically benign and are
therefore excluded from the 1) A 4mm screw outlet for ‘L’ shaped 4 short plug-links, each link comprising
European Community EMC Directive pre-insulated crimp terminations. two 4mm plugs joined by 50mm of
(89/336/EEC). interconnecting cable.
2) Two blades (4.8mm x 0.8mm cross-
• Product safety section) to accept snap-on connectors 4 long plug-links, each link comprising
as defined in BS 5057. two 4mm plugs joined by 150mm of
73/23/EEC interconnecting cable.
Compliance with the European Any combination of two of the above
Commission Low Voltage Directive. types of connections may be used on 6 spare 4mm plugs that readily accept
each terminal position. up to 2.5mm2 flexible insulated cable for
EN61010-1: 1993/A2: 1995 test-lead purposes.
EN60950: 1992/A11: 1997 An earth connection should be made to
Compliance is demonstrated by the protective earth terminal on the rear
reference to generic safety standards. of the MMLG using 2.5mm2 minimum Single-fingered test plug Type
wire. MMLB 02
If ring tabs are used for connection to Each plug is supplied pre-wired with a
the rear terminal block, these should be suitable length of 1.0mm2 twin flexible
of the insulated crimp type to maintain insulated cable. One core is black, and
design insulation levels. the other red, for polarity identification.

45 4 holes Ø4.4
Figure 8
Case outline size 2.
All dimensions in mm.
168 159


Panel cut-out:
Flush mounting fixing details.

32 212
25 min.

177 157 max.

Flush mounting.


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