Frequently asked questions
What is the VSS+ DC?
The VSS+ DC is an innovative system for storing energy manufactured by PENTADYNE. It operates with the DELPHYS MP or MX UPS and has been designed as an alternative to using batteries, for the purposes of back-up.
What is the output of the VSS+ DC in normal operation?
The average consumption required to keep the VSS+ DC in operation is less than 300 Watts (less than 0.2% of 160 kW). This performance level is the product of the technology employed: operation in vacuum, magnetic bearings for operation with levitation, synchronous motor, cooling system which is activated when the temperature is high.
How do you set up the VSS+ DC?
The design of the equipment is based on "plug and play" with only one connection needed to the UPS direct current bus. The cabinet can be moved on a pallet truck. The equipment has wheels so it can be moved around.
What are the dimensions of the VSS+ DC?
Width: 630 mm - Depth: 830 mm - Height: 1800 mm The dimensions are such that the equipment can be moved through a standard-sized door frame
It weighs 590 kg,
This minimises the load on the ground.
Is an alternative voltage source required?
Certain internal functions require an alternative source of 120 or 230 V at 50 or 60 Hz. The UPS output provides this voltage.
Can the VSS+ DC be controlled remotely?
The VSS+ DC can be controlled remotely via the local network or via a modem connected to a telephone line.
What is the difference between a low-speed and high-speed flywheel?
Flywheels can be placed into two categories depending on the speed of rotation.
Low-speed systems generally comprise steel flywheels which rotate at less than 10,000 revolutions/minute. The energy stored by the rotating weight is proportional to the speed squared; if the speed is increased, the rotating weight can be reduced.
The advantage of low-speed systems is that they have a relatively simple design. However, the power they produce is low in relation to their mass and they have numerous mechanical bearings which create friction which in turn consumes energy and reduces output.
The high-speed VSS+ DC systems employ a composite flywheel with magnetic levitation. The speed of rotation of the flywheel is greater than 50,000 revolutions/minute. The advantage is that a sizeable power is obtained for a low mass, it is very compact, there is no friction, output is higher and there is a reduced need for maintenance.
What are the key technologies used in the VSS+ DC?
The VSS+ DC systems use cutting-edge technologies:
A high-speed carbon fibre flywheel
A magnetically-levitated rotating assembly
A built-in vacuum device
A synchronous generator motor
What is the nominal speed of the VSS+ DC flywheels?
The rotating assembly rotates at more than 500,000 revolutions/minute.
Do the VSS+ DC systems use mechanical bearings?
One of the main advantages of the VSS+ DC compared to traditional flywheels is that the bearings (5 of them) are levitated. 2 radial bearings are used on the magnetic X axis, 2 on the Y axis, 1 on the Z axis in order to keep the rotary assembly levitated. There is no friction and therefore no losses and no requirement for bearings to be maintained.
Does the VSS+ DC system use a pump to maintain the vacuum?
One of the major advantages of the VSS+ DC over other flywheels is that no vacuum pumps are required.
The system that creates the vacuum, in the space where the inertia wheel rotates, is built into the rotary assembly; it does not require maintenance or replacement.
It maintains a constant vacuum, almost like in space, which is a million times lower than atmospheric pressure, removing nearly all aerodynamic resistance which in turn reduces losses. This systems removes the necessity for an external vacuum pump which consumes electrical energy, requires regular maintenance and which might need to be replaced.
What is a Flywheel?
A flywheel is a "mechanical battery" which stores electrical energy using a rotating weight. The energy can be permanently tapped into. Just as a chemical battery is kept floating, a flywheel is kept in rotation by its connection with a direct current bus from the output of a UPS charger.
Where would the VSS+ DC be used?
The VSS+ DC is designed for high-quality energy consumers requiring a high level of reliability: service, industrial, medical, telecommunication sectors.
What are the standard specifications of the VSS+ DC?
The VSS+ DC systems have many advantages over traditional flywheel systems:
• High reliability
• Low maintenance
• 20-year service life
• Easy to install
• Takes up little room
• Improved output >99.8%
• Controlled by microprocessor
• Self diagnostic
• Command control via LCD display
• Rapid recharging time (20 seconds to 2 minutes)
• Cabinet with wheels
• Easy to install
• No particular engineering requirements
• Compatible with DELPHYS MP and MX UPS
• Possibility of setting up units in parallel without any adaptation
• Maintenance via front panel
Why should the VSS+ DC be used instead of batteries?
Compared to batteries, the VSS+ DC is favourable in the following ways: greater reliability, a longer life, reduced need for maintenance, insensitivity to ambient temperature, consistent performance with frequent use (cycles), rapid back-up time, easy to install, an attractive price giving a quick return on investment.
How many VSS+ DC systems can be set up in parallel?
During tests, 8 VSS+ DC systems were set up to operate in parallel on the direct current bus of a unitary UPS. However, it is possible to increase this number according to power needs and redundancy.
What about the noise level for the VSS DC?
The system is very quiet: the noise level is less than 45 dBA at 1 metre in normal operation.
How do you know if the VSS+ DC has been fully charged?
Unlike batteries, it is easy to find out the charge status of the VSS+ DC. Available energy is proportional to the speed squared. Thus, when the flywheel is at full speed, the entire amount of energy is available. The information can be viewed on the LCD display.
What is the permissible ambient temperature range?
Starting: 0 to 50 °C
Operating: - 20 to 50 °C
Storage: - 20 to 80 °C
What is the service life of the VSS+ DC?
The VSS+ DC systems have been designed to last 10 years.
To which standards do the VSS+ DC systems comply?
CE marking Low voltage directive: CEE 73/23 and CEE 93/68
Machine directives CEE 98/037 and CEE 98/79
Machine safety, section 1, general specifications CEI/EN 60204-1
Electromagnetic compatibility: CEE 89/336, CEE 92/31 and CEE 93/68
What about the safety of the equipment?
The VSS+ DC was originally developed in line with the numerous constraints imposed on the design of passenger vehicles. Numerous tests were carried out in the development stages to ensure that there would be no danger in the event of a major incident. The results of the tests were confirmed by UL and TUV laboratories.
What is the back-up time for the VSS+ DC?
The VSS+ DC systems have been designed to obtain 160 kW of power in the space of 12.5 seconds. With a load of 180 kW, the back-up time will be 5 seconds, for 145 kW: 15 seconds, 120 kW: 20 seconds, 60 kW: 40 seconds. To increase the power and reduce the back-up time, several VSS+ DC systems can be set up in parallel.
How long is needed to recharge the VSS+ DC?
As a general rule, it takes approximately 2 minutes. The time depends on the power of the UPS charger. For certain applications, it is possible to obtain a back-up time of 20 seconds by adapting the UPS charger. If a fault occurs on the electrical grid during the recharging phase, the VSS+ DC will provide power with the energy available.
Do I need a communication software ?
The UPS supplies power back-up in cases of electrical network failure. However, this back-up may not be enough to cover longer cut-offs and you may not be there yourself to correctly close-down your files and your IT system. LOCAL VIEW communication software is designed to automatically carry out all the necessary operations to closedown your system before the end of battery back up. LOCAL VIEW also offers remote communication with your UPS systems:
• Status monitoring
• Control programming
• Statistics print-out for the quality of supplied power
• Remote warning via fax, Email, MS-Exchange or pager.
Do I need a UPS in addition to a gen-set ?
Yes, for 3 reasons:
• A gen-set supplies current with a high risk of frequency variation. A UPS able to provide perfect quality current is therefore an indissociable complement to a gen-set.
• Supplied equipment may not be able to withstand motor start-up time (about 8-10 seconds).
• The gen-set might not in fact start-up at all. The UPS will, however, ensure supply back up.
Is there a maximum ambient temperature for the correct operation of a UPS ?
The ideal ambient operating temperature for a UPS is 20°C. Nevertheless, the UPS and its components can operate satisfactorily within a range of 0°-35°C, excluding the battery. Using sealed lead-acid batteries requires a maximum local temperature of 25°C in order to maintain optimum reliability.
Are there any norms or standards concerning the choice of a UPS ?
There are numerous national (NF) and international (IEC) standards for UPS, but those standards covering safety (NF …), electromagnetic compatibility (IEC …) and quality (ISO) are all given priority. SOCOMEC SICON UPS satisfy all these standards and are also ISO 9001 certified.
What does a UPS do ?
The distribution of electrical power is often subject to short and long term interference. Using an instantaneous back-up power supply means you can protect your IT system against such interference which can come from the industrial and atmospheric environment, as well as from your own environment. The following table lists the most common sorts of power supply problems, and the consequences for badly protected users:
CAUSES CONSEQUENCES Voltage reduction Due to high voltage consumption required when starting up heavy equipment (motors, escalators, compressors, etc). Keyboard lock, system breakdown leading to data distortion or loss, reduction in equipment performance and lifespan. Excess voltage Lightning hitting power cables or the sudden shutdown of high-consumption equipment can cause temporary voltage increase. Breakdowns, electronic component wear-and-tear, destruction of hard disks. Cut-offs and micro cut-offs There can be many factors: lightning, live-line working, or heavy demand on the electrical network, etc. Data-loss, badly shut-off applications, equipment damage and problems when re-activating applications. Stray There can be many factors: atmospheric conditions, load permutations, generators, radio-emitters, household and industrial equipment. Program and database errors. Shock waves These are generally caused by lightning or when the mains supply is re-established after having been absent during a storm or following a motoring accident. Badly damaged components and equipment, data-loss..
What are the differences between On-line, Off-line or Line-interactive technologies ?
OFF-LINE LINE INTERACTIVE ON-LINE Applications Low power
Service industry with infrequent interference
Recommended for <2kVA power ranges
Service industry with infrequent interference
Medium and high power UPS
Service industry and industrial
Battery transfer time during mains cut-off YES YES NO Frequency control NO NO YES Voltage control YES YES NO Voltage peak absorption NO SOME ALL Normal operational supply Mains Mains UPS Power supply during mains cut-off Battery with <10ms changeover Battery with <4ms changeover Battery without any interruption
Is it necessary to protect a printer with a UPS ?
No, unless it's an industrial-style printer.
Is it necessary to protect a fax machine with a UPS ?
Yes and no. It’s not necessary to protect the fax machine itself, but the modem line needs to be protected against excess voltage, which could damage the device.
What are criteria for choosing a UPS ?
The answer to this question depends on the type of equipment you wish to protect.
YOUR EQUIPEMENT CRITERIA
The UPS should have enough back up to correctly shutdown the PC.
We favour easy implementation (Plug & Play Windows) and ease of integration of the UPS in the office.
Quality of power supply
Certain IT equipment (top-of-the-range workstations, for example) requires good quality current when the UPS is running on battery. We favour a UPS which produces a sine wave out-put signal.
The UPS must be able to control voltage should the variations be too high.
Should the IT system be running on a network, it will be necessary to use software which enables the UPS to be controlled via the network.
CRITICAL APPLICATION SERVER
The availability of a critical server is fundamental to your company. As for a local server, great care must be taken over the quality of the current supplied by the UPS.
Extending back-up time
You could need longer back-up time, therefore it's important to easily add supplementary batteries to your UPS.
The UPS should supply high quality power without any interruption. To guarantee this you should choose a UPS which permanently controls voltage and frequency. Changing over to battery operation should be completely seamless, i.e. without any cut-off.
ATEX enclosures are intended for use in dusty explosive atmospheres in category 2D. Zone 21 and 22.
Which terminals can be used to indicate when the ATyS is in AUT mode?
The ATyS 3e, 6e and 6m are equipped with a NO auxiliary contact which closes when the key is in the AUT position.
The auxiliary contact for AUT status is located on terminals 43-44.
Are the CT inputs of the ATyS 6m insulated through galvanic isolation?
The CT inputs are insulated through galvanic isolation therefore, as a result, the secondary can be earthed.
Is it possible to force the ATyS 6 to OFF with no source available?
It is possible when an external source, such as a UPS, is provided to supply the ATyS motor.
To remotely order into position 0, you must close terminals 313, 316 and 317.
What are the short circuit characteristics of an ATyS 6m for an operating voltage of 440V?
Since 2003, the electrical network should keep to an operating tolerance of +/- 10%; consequently, our values indicated with 400V are valid up to 440V
Is it possible to perform an emergency stop on a ATyS 6?
The switch can be forced into OFF (emergency stop) by inhibiting automatic operation and then remotely ordering the switch into position 0.
This function can be implemented by the operation of an emergency stop switch connected in circuit with a time relay (t=5s).
Connect terminals 313-317 (inhibit automatic operation) and 316-317 (position 0 order).
Please see the attachement.
Is an ATyS 6e equipped as standard with auxiliary contacts?
The ATyS 6e is supplied as standard with an NO auxiliary contact for each position. Terminal assignment is:
- 13-14 = Position I
- 13-24 Position II
- 13-34 Position 0
In which position is the AUTO/MANU key released?
The key can be removed in either position.
Is it possible to padlock the ATyS into any position?
In standard products, padlocking is only possible in position 0. For padlocking in all 3 positions, a factory fitted accessory is required which must be ordered at the same time as the switch (see your catalogue).
What is the maximum length of the remote control cable?
Maximum remote control cable length = 10m.
In case of longer distance, insert control relays.
What is the MTBF (mean time before failure) for the ATyS 6 range?
The MTBF for the ATyS 6 range are :
• ATYS 6 125A to 200A = 8.2 years
• ATYS 6 250 to 400A = 7.4 years
• ATYS 6 630A = 6.6 years
• ATYS 6 800 to 1800A = 8.3 years
With an ATyS C30 + ATyS 3s, can all 3 positions be reached via the ATyS D20?
All 3 positions are achievable via the ATyS D20, through the control mode.
Which terminals can be used to indicate when the ATyS is padlocked?
The ATyS 3e, 6e and 6m are equipped with a NO auxiliary contact which closes when the padlocking lever is extended.
The auxiliary contact for padlocking status is located on terminals 53-54.
With regards to space, how many modules are required in order to integrate an ATyS C30 controller into a modular panel?
One module is approx. 17.5 mm wide.
The ATyS C30 is 106 mm wide, which equals 6.05 modules.
7 modules are required.
What are the required connections for using an ATyS C30 in a single-phase network with neutral (1BL)?
The internal supply of the controller is fed from terminals 104 and 106.
When it is a single-phase network with neutral (1BL), it is necessary to connect terminal 103 (neutral) to terminal 104.
The supply measurement is taken between terminals 103 and 106.
Is it possible to fit the bridging bar set into the terminals that have voltage sensing?
No, this is not possible.
The voltage sensing is always upstream of the ATyS, directly on the sources
Under what conditions is the autotransformer required?
When you do not have a neutral connection available.
How does the fault contact on a ATyS M6s function?
It is not a fault contact, it is a "Device Available" contact.
Contact 63-64 closed = Device Available
Contact 63-64 Open = Device NOT Available (in manual mode, no supply available or internal product fault)
What does the Fault LED represent?
There are two possibilities :
- Internal device fault => Return the product for factory assessment.
- Too many switching operations within 1 minute.
How can I RESET an ATyS M6s ?
Follow this procedure :
- Place the switch into MANU mode (Open cover).
- Change the DIP SWITCH setting from position A to B position.
- Return the DIP SWITCH from position B back to A position.
- Return the switch to AUTOMATIC mode (Close cover)
The RESET is complete.
What is the difference between an ATyS D10 interface and an ATyS D20?
The ATyS D10 enables source availability and switch position to be displayed on the panel front. Programming is achieved via the ATyS C30 or the ATyS 6.
In addition to the functions of the D10, the ATyS D20 also displays measurements and enables the execution of test and control operations and the programming of the switching system (ATyS C30, ATyS 6).
The display is deactivated on the main products (ATyS C30, ATyS 6) when there is a connection of the remote interface.
Which communication protocol does the ATyS and ATyS M support?
The ATyS communicates via Jbus/Modbus protocol only.
- On ATyS, you must order an optional communication module
- On ATyS M6e, You must order the communicating version
The source availability LED does not illuminate.
Before a source is shown as available, what must the ATyS first verify?
To consider a source as available, each ATyS checks different criteria :
ATyS 6 :
- Checks phase rotation
- Checks network Voltage
- Checks network Frequency
ATyS C30 :
- Checks phase rotation (ONLY on source 1)
- Checks network Voltage
- Checks network Frequency
ATyS M6s :
- Checks network Voltage
- Checks network Frequency
ATyS M6e :
- Checks phase rotation
- Checks network Voltage
- Checks network Frequency
- Checks unbalanced Volatge phases
What is the minimum permissible time between the opening of a pre-break auxiliary contact and the poles of a switching device?
The minimum time between the operation of the auxiliary contact and the operation of the switch contacts is 20 ms.
What is the power or watt loss of the ATyS electronic modules?
The power loss of the electronics module is insignificant when compared with the switch poles.
What is the maximum current for an auxiliary contact of U type (3999 0701 and 3999 0702) under a rated voltage of 690V?
For a maximum voltage of 600 V, the acceptable current is 1.2 A.
How can I define a busbar?
For a good definition of a busbar , please use the software "mechanical system"
What are the coefficients to be applied when you use two or three parallel flexible copper bars?
For bars 9x2x0.8 to 40x10x1 apply a coefficient of 1.72 for 2 parallel bars and a coefficient of 2.25 for three bars in parallel.
For bars 50x3x1 to 80x10x1 apply a coefficient of 1.65 for 2 parallel bars and a coefficient of 2.12 for three bars in parallel.
For bars 100x4x1 to 100x12x1 apply a coefficient of 1.60 for 2 parallel bars and a coefficient of 2.02 for three bars in parallel.
What is the reference of the closing kit (rod and handle) for Cadrys Delta?
For enclosure height 1600mm: Reference 51124000
For enclosure height 2000mm: Reference 51121000
For enclosure height 2000mm: Reference 51122000
For enclosure height 2200mm: Reference 51123000
What is the IK Index for the Cadrys enclosure?
IK Index: IK 10
Is it possible to cut an AC and DC source simultaneously with a COMO I?
The COMO I allows you to break both AC and DC sources at the same time.
A customer owns a cabinet which is 8 mm thick. Is it possible to fix a COMO C 25A directly on the front of this panel?
No, the maximum allowable thickness for the COMO C (or COMO I) is 4 mm.
Does an enclosed COMO I support an ambient temperature of 65°C?
A de-rating of 30% is required.
Is it possible to supply a COMO C without internal bridging?
A COMO C without internal bridging must be ordered as a non-standard product (special).
What is the bridging kit reference for the COMO C?
The COMO C range of products is equipped with internal bridging in order to have a common output.
Not reference available. Factory fitted.
What is the power dissipation (Watts loss/pole) of the COMO C?
Watts losses :
- COMO C 25A = 0.1W/pole
- COMO C 40A = 0.16W/pole
- COMO C 63A = 0.51W/pole
- COMO C 100A = 1.3W/pole
The maximum permissible DC operating voltage for maintaining the device’s listed current rating is DC21 50VDC.
Where is the auxiliary contact located on a COMO I (or COMO C)?
The auxiliary contacts are located either after the switch terminals or at the bottom, at fixation level.
How to protect the Countis E10/E20/E30?
Use 63A (E10/E20) and 100A (E30) gG or aM fuses upstream of the meters
Wrong active and reactive energy values for Countis. Why ?
Do a Wiring test (press the main button for 3s) and check the error number to know which wiring error has been made (see instruction sheet to know the detailed correspondence)
Countis: When should I use MID meters?
European directive transcribed into national laws in the EU countries : its application depends on each country and concerns only the EU. In general, all meters where a financial transaction occurs are concerned. Moreover, even if there is no financial transaction, a MID certified meter is always a better proof than a standard meter.
Countis: Do we have a solution to meter many loads with one single meter?
Yes, with a CT meter (E40/E50) and summation CTs. Remember that this is only possible if the different loads come from the same mains network, and that the voltages are the same.
Do we have a solution to meter DC current for Countis?
No, we recommend you put the meter on the AC side of the UPS
On which type of network do the Countis E20/E30 work?
They work on single phase, three-phase with and without neutral networks.
It is possible to defeat the door interlocking in position 1 and 2 with a SIDER COS?
The S type handle enables the defeat of door interlocking in positions 1 and 2.
The use of a tool is required for defeating a door interlocked handle.
Is it possible to mount a SIDER COS vertically?
A SIDER COS should never be mounted vertically. This is due to the device being made up of two SIDERs mounted back to back.
You must respect the standard orientation or you can rotate by 180°.
Can we lock a SIDER COS in position 1 only with a RONIS EL11AP and a locking disc 44098707?
The disc 44098707 contains 3 blocked slots, each dedicated to one switch position (I,0,II). The locking position is configured by opening up (cutting out) the required slot, therefore enabling the choice of locking position.
The communication does not work with the Ethernet module of the DIRIS A. Why?
Try to "ping" the DIRIS A to check that the addressing is correct. In general, do not use the DHCP function. Check that there is no firewall on port 502 or 503 between the DIRIS and the computer/PLC
One device does not communicate over RS485. Why?
Check the configuration of the device : address, speed, parity, stop bits. Also consult the technical guide about the RS485 wiring
How many devices is it possible to connect in RS485 behind the RS485/Ethernet module of DIRIS A40 (part number 48250204)?
There is no specific rule, the rules of the RS485 apply : max 32 devices without repeater, 247 with repeaters.
Nevertheless, the communication is not working with a computer/PLC or the values are wrong. Why?
Devices communicate through the modbus function 3. The registers have addresses in 5xxxx and not 4xxxx. One word is composed by 2 bytes, with the most significant byte (MSB) at left. These are integers (INT).
After each reboot of the DIRIS A, the default parameters are set again. Why?
There is a profibus module on the DIRIS A, and the parameter "PARA" is set at "YES". Set it to "NO" to avoid this issue.
What are the passwords to have access to the different menus of Control Vision?
The passwords are 2001 for device configuration, 2002 for software configuration, and 2003 for administration and 0 on demo mode
Impossible to read the measurements event history log in Control Vision
You must configure your device in permanent scrolling mode in the device input menu
There is an alarm triangle on the bottom banner of Control Vision. What is it for?
You must use DMT to manage the size of the database and create a new empty database with the device definition
Current and voltage on the DIRIS are positive, but power is negative. Why?
Current and voltages are shown as RMS values, necessarily positive. Power, on the other side, is calculated out of the phase shift between voltage/current and can be negative. This is mainly due to a wiring error.
The DIRIS does not display single-phase voltages or powers per phase. Why?
This is because it is configured in a three-phase network (3BL/3NBL without neutral). To get single-phase voltages and powers per phases, a neutral is required : therefore a 4BL/4NBL network. Remember that this configuration is not recommended where there is no neutral connected to the DIRIS
How long are values and configuration parameters saved into a DIRIS A?
A module is not recognised by the DIRIS A. Why ?
Either the module is for another type of DIRIS A (a module for DIRIS A40 plugged on a DIRIS A20 for example), either the module has been plugged while the Diris was supplied (it is recommended to connect the module when the Diris is not supplied), either one pin of the module connector has been bent/broken when the module has been plugged onto the DIRIS A
The THD of the neutral is over 100 %, whereas the THD of the phases are normal. Why?
This can be normal. The harmonics of rank 3 add up on the neutral, and the fundamentals compensate themselves on the neutral. That's why the ratio harmonics/fundamental can be high on the neutral
What is the IK Index for the SIRCO M polycarbonate enclosure?
IK Index for the SIRCO M polycarbonate enclosure: IK 08
How many auxiliary contacts can be mounted on an IDE ?
On the IDE range, you can fit a maximum of 2 auxiliary contacts
What is the consumption of an IDE 230V undervoltage coil?
Consumption is 14VA with a tolerance of +7.5% and -5%
What is the standard that governs the fully visualised breaking (labeling, position of handle...)?
This is the environment standard IEC 60-947-1 that governs this aspect via two articles :
- Art. 5.1 : Product marking which clearly states the position of the device.
- Art. 7.1.6 : Indicates the position of contacts
What is the minimum time between the opening of a pre-break auxiliary contact and the poles of a switching device?
We guarantee a minimum time of 20ms between the auxiliary contact operation and the switch contact operation
What is the IK Index for the MAXIPOL enclosure?
IK Index: IK 10
What association we must do in order to have the alarms information on the page?
Memory module + module IN/OUT + module Ethernet
What are the default passwords to access the different profiles?
User : no password ; administrator : SocoAdm ;
Super User : sOcOmec
Can I use a DC voltage on a SIRCO MOT?
Yes, using a SIRCO MOT PV.
WARNING : The motor must always be supplied by 230Vac +/-20%.
Are there any motorized switches (like ATyS 3s) ?
Yes, the SIRCO MOT AT and the SIRCO MOT PV
See the BRIP.
Do we offer a motorized switch (similar to the ATyS 3s but an LBS)?
Yes, the SIRCO motorized switch, which is available from 125A to 1800A. Note: only one switch body is supplied unlike the ATyS.
The product reference begins 1915 (see your catalogue) and the mounting user guide is NMO 532746.
What are the temperature ranges that are supported by the SIRCO M PV ?
For our switchgear the temperature ratings are as follows:
- Without derating : The operating range is between 0 and +40°C
- With derating : The operating range is between -20°C and +70°C
What are the temperature ranges that are supported by the SIDER et SIDER ND ?
For our range of switches the temperature ranges are as follows :
- NO derating : The operating range is between 0 to 40 ° C.
- With derating : The operating range is between -20 ° C to + 70 ° C
Is it possible to mount a SIDER COS vertically ?
A SIDER COS should never be mounted vertically. This is due to the device being made up of two SIDERs mounted back to back. You must respect the standard orientation or you can rotate by 180°. Please find the attachement
Can the customer fit the SIDERMAT coil himself ?
Yes, the coil can be ordered and installed by customer
What is the tightening torque to be applied to the 'upstream' connection, the connection towards the bases and the mounting screws of the fuse of a 1800A SIDERMAT combination switch?
The following tightening torques should be applied:
- Upstream connection (M12): between 40 and 45Nm
- Downstream connection: same values
- Fuse mounting screw (M10): between 20 and 26 Nm.
What are the supply tolerances of the SIDERMAT and FUSOMAT coils ?
The power supply tolerances are :
- Shunt trip coil : 5% to -20%
- Undervoltage coil : +5% to -10%.
What is the maximum number of auxiliary contacts that can be connected to a SIRCO 125A?
For the 125 to 1800A SIRCO range, it depends on the type of contact:
- 2, if using O/C contact
- 4 if using NO + NC contacts
How to make a padlocking on SIRCO direct operation (26003017)?
For a direct padlock in position 1, you should have the part number 26996010.
Is it possible to connect flexible copper bars directly onto a SIRCO?
Yes you can, provided the flexible copper bars are well sized, well connected and that an isolation distance of 14mm is maintained
What is the difference between an AC OF and a O+F low level?
The low level auxiliary contacts are intended to help the circulation of small currents between 0.1A 250V up to 1A 125V.
There is a thin layer of gold on the contacts to do this circulation of small currents.
Is there a mechanical locking device for coupling two SIRCO (On rating > 630A)?
Yes you can, BUT only in vertical mounting (one below the other) :
- SIRCO 3 poles : Part Number 27998308
- SIRCO 4 poles : Part Number 2799 8408
What is the power dissipation (Watts loss/pole) of the :
- SIRCO CD200A
- SIRCO CD315A
- SIRCO CD400A
The Watts losses are the following :
- SIRCO CD200A : 4.8 W/pole
- SIRCO CD315A : 9.5 W/pole
- SIRCO CD400A : 14.4 W/pole
What is the power dissipation (Watts loss/pole) of the SIRCOVER CD 200 A, CD 315 A and CD 400 A?
Watts losses :
- SIRCO CD200A – SIRCOVER CD200A : 4.8W/pole
- SIRCO CD315A : 9.5W/pole
- SIRCO CD400A – SIRCOVER CD400A : 14.4W/pole
In which position can the SIRCO VM1 with direct operation handle be padlocked?
The direct handle can be locked in all 3 positions (0, I, II).
You must remove the plastic spigot to enable locking of the required position (NMO527322).
Customer has a SIRCO VM1 which is operated by an S type handle. While closing the door back onto the extension shaft, the handle became damaged. What is the problem?
The most likely cause is that the switch and handle were not in the same position when the door was re-closed.
You must check that the handle and the device are in the same position before closing.
What is the reference of the 2nd auxiliary contact OF for the steel enclosure rating ≥125A?
The reference of the auxiliary contact is 2999 0012
What is the working mode of our Fan range? Aspiration mode or extraction mode?
The fans are designed for use in aspiration mode
How can we define a regulation?
You can find the rules on how to define a setting in the Application Guide, in the chapter headed "Enclosures / thermal effects"
What does PMS mean?
PMS (Power Monitoring Software) means centralized monitoring of the electrical parameters
What products are compatible with Vertelis Vision?
DIRIS A10, A20, A40, A60, A80, N300/600, Ap, CMV2
COUNTIS Ci, Eci2, Eci3, E43, E44, E33, E34, E53
What is included in the Vertelis Vision package?
The box, commissioning (one day) and “basic” training on the software.
What is the latest version of Control Vision?
The latest version is 4.5.2
Is it possible to have an upgrade and migrate from the software Vertelis Vision to the Vertelis Hyperview solution?
Yes it is possible to migrate from Vertelis Vision to Vertelis Hyperview while keeping the data previously recorded
How does the solution Vertelis Vision work?
The box collects the data through communication and they are stored in a database. The data is then available through a simple web connection.
The application of EN 61439 is not required, but it provides a simple way to comply with the European low voltage directive.
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The applicable parts of the series are:
• EN 61439 -1: General rules.
• EN 61439 -2: Power switchgear and controlgear ASSEMBLIES (PSC)
IEC 61439: structure and scope
The Original Manufacturer guarantees the design and provides the necessary data.
The Assembly Manufacturer is responsible for the complete assembly, especially for the routine tests and any changes in the original system.
Designing and manufacturing an EN 61439 compliant Assembly
Each assembly must have a label indicating the manufacturer, manufacturing references and reference of the standard.
The documentation should provide all electrical interface characteristics (voltage, current, frequency, etc.) and the installation conditions (IP, IK, handling, etc.).
No, this is not a requirement.
Devices, enclosures, busbars, etc., may be of different brands.
The Original Manufacturer has to validate the association.
The integration of a switching device leads to a design verification.
It is possible to create a new functional unit in the assembly system by checking on the one hand its performance in the integration conditions (dimensions, internal temperature, etc.), and secondly by checking the impact of the assembly system (heating, integration rules, etc.).
Adding a Functional Unit to an assembly
Yes, the standard offers two methods of calculation to check assemblies whose incoming current does not exceed 630A and 1600A.
In addition, for all current levels, deductions from similar tested configurations are possible.
Yes, it is possible to validate a design compared to a tested design, provided that the construction and the targeted performance are the same or more favourable.
Verification is carried out by checklist (Table 13 of IEC 61 439-1) or by the calculation method of the IEC 60865-1 standard.