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Ecodial V3.

Low-voltage electrical installation design software

Fupact and variable speed drive integrated

Building a New Electric World

Ecodial V3.38 complies with the latest electrical standards, bringing LV installation design software to a new level of performance.

With Ecodial V3.38, design low the easy way

Personalise your project

New standards
Ecodial V3.3 series have been approved by the UTE. It can be used to produce design les complying with: b the CENELEC R 064-003 European calculation guide b IEC 364 installation standards. Any changes or amendments to these standards will be covered by software updates made available through your product support and/or update contract.

User friendly interface

b Unequalled exibility b Extremely clear windows and menus b On-line help

You create your project with all the necessary general information: b one window to enter project data (project name, customer name, etc.) b another for the general electrical installation characteristics used for the calculations (earthing arrangement, cascading, etc.) Default values can be modied and saved for future projects. All this information is used in the subsequent steps of the design process and for the printout of the project le. It can be modied at any time.

Higher performance
b Adapts to user practices for maximum effectiveness b Perfect project design les every time b Complete calculations

Create your diagram

Operating principles
Build your installation diagram quickly and easily by using standard electrical symbols from the toolbox (e.g. transformer + conductor + protection). You can even customise the toolbox by adding your own group of symbols to the library.
Circuit default value
Power sum

Global electrical characteristics


Schneider Offer

Association guide

Calculation result
Print and Export project

Display curves

Optimise circuit-breaker curves

At any time, you can display the time-current curves of the circuit-breakers to check discrimination between any two devices. If necessary, optimise discrimination by modifying the circuit-breaker settings. The new curves are calculated and displayed immediately.

w-voltage electrical installations

Step-by-step calculation Determine the source power
Just enter the current or power values for the various loads and the applicable diversity factor in the power sum window. Ecodial V3.38 calculates the required source power, and can automatically balance single phase loads on three phase boards. The preliminary results are displayed for each circuit: b cable cross-sections with corresponding sizing criteria b protective devices, Isc max (1, 2 or 3-phase), Isc min (1 or 2-phase), earth fault current, R, X, trip unit settings b voltage drops, earth-fault protection Different simulations can be carried out at this stage to optimise the design. Ecodial V3.38 continuously checks the calculations and compliance with standards (green ag beside circuit when the calculation has been successfull). For total security, the calculation is stopped if an error is detected. Ecodial V3.38 also offers total interactivity between the calculations and the diagram (any modication in one is immediately reected in the other).

Print or export results

The Ecodial V3.38 print and export functions offer key features. The nal results can be produced in three different forms: b a complete printout, clearly presenting the project and demonstrating compliance with standards. In addition to the calculation results, all the information required by the installer or panel-builder is automatically included (cable lists, equipment lists, device settings, etc.). b export le containing the list of components b export le in DXF or RTF format, for use by other software on the market.

Print the project design le Display the results at any time

The results of some or all of the installation calculations can be displayed: b item names b discrimination characteristics b power sum (items + consumption + currents) b results for calculated items.

b Fupact offer is perfectly integrated into Ecodial In Ecodial V3.38, the complete range of Fupact is integrated: Fupact INF., Fupact ISFL and Fupact ISFT. According to the Fupact offer, users can choose their standards of fuses (BS, Din or NFC). Ecodial V3.38 also takes Fupact discrimination principles into account. Now, Ecodial V3.38 brings to the users a wide choice of fuses: v Range: Fupact, GK1, GS1, LS1, Multi 9, Diazed, aM, gG, gM v Fuse-Combination Unit type: Switch disconnector, disconnector, without FCU v Fuse type (standard): DIN (or NH), NFC, BS v Fuse model: aM, gG, gM, Diazed v New representations:

SwitchDisconnector disconnector or fuse alone

Switchdisconnector or fuse alone


b Variable speed integrated Ecodial V 3.37 already carried out the new products of the Altivar range: Altivar 11, 21, 31, 38, 61, 71. Ecodial V3.38 now also offers the 08, 28 & 68 Altivar series. These new products enrich the motor starter catalogue. Users are able to choose between direct on-line, start delta, soft starters and variable speed drives. b Among other features v Reminder: A.52-10 to 13 IEC60364 table (current-carrying capacities in amperes) doesnt apply any rated current value for CSA under 25 mm2 for F and G installation methods. Now Ecodial calculates and optimises all CSA if the local installation standard allows it. v The maximum voltage drop authorised by the IEC60364 standard is for information only. In Ecodial V3.38, the users are allowed to enter their own value. However, if the voltage drop in the cable is greater than the value recommended by the standard, a message is displayed. v RCD protection for nal circuits supplying sockets may be present on the circuit with the socket or on an upstream circuit. According IEC 60364 standard, Ecodial does not require additional RCD protection for nal circuits supplying sockets. v LV/LV transformer: Ecodial accepts all primary voltages and gives more information into the calculation result like Transformer R phase, Transformer X phase, Primary ampere rating and Secondary ampere rating.
For further details concerning Ecodial V3.38, ask your Schneider Electric representative for a free demonstration.
b Recommended conguration b PC with Pentium III processor 700 MHz or equivalent b 128 Mb RAM b System: Windows 2000, XP b Screen: 1024x768 pixels (17' screen) or wider b Compatible printer

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As standards, specications and designs change from time to time, please ask for conrmation of the information given in this publication.
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Conception : SIS, InsignStudio Ralisation : InsignStudio Impression : JPF Impression 11 / 2006