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1 Summary This specification describes the electrical and mechanical requirements for a high energy surge protective device (SPD) system with electrical line noise filtering. The specified system shall be connected in parallel with the facility's wiring system, shall provide effective high energy surge current diversion and high-frequency attenuation, and shall be suitable for application in ANSI/IEEE C62.41 Category A, B and C3 environments, as tested by ANSI/IEEE C62.11, C62.45. Standards The specified system shall be designed, manufactured, tested and installed in compliance with the following codes and standards: A. American National Standards Institute and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (ANSI/IEEE C62.11. C62.41. C62.45) B. Canadian Standards Association (C.SA) C. Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 94 (FIBS PUB 94) D. National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA LS-1 1992) E. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 20, 70 [National Electrical Code], 75 and 780) F. Underwriters Laboratories (UL 1449 2nd Ed. 2007 Rev. and UL 1283) G. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC 801 -> IEC 1000) H. International Standards Organization (ISO) Company certified ISO 9001 for manufacturing, design, and service I. MIL-STD-220A


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The SPD shall be UL Listed and labeled under UL 1449 2nd Edition 2007 Revision, Standard for Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors, and the surge ratings shall be permanently affixed to the SPD. The units shall also be listed to UL1283, Standard for Electromagnetic Interference Filters, and CSA Listed. 1.3 Electrical Requirements (Selection Required) A. Nominal system operating voltage shall be indicated as: ___ VAC, ________ Configuration: __ Phase ___, __ Wire Plus Ground B. Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage (MCOV): The Maximum Continuous Operating Voltage of the complete SPD, as well as all components in the suppression path shall be greater than 115% of the nominal system operating voltage to ensure the ability of the system to withstand temporary RMS overvoltage (swell conditions). C. Operating Frequency: The operating frequency range of the system shall be at least 47-63 Hz. D. Protection Modes (Selection Required): Note: L = Line, G = Ground, N = Neutral 1. L-L (Delta Units) 2. L-N (Wye Units) 3. L-N and L-G 4. All modes: L-N, L-L, L-G (N-G where applicable) E. UL 1449 Performance Ratings: Maximum UL 1449 Listed surge rating for each and/or all specified protection modes shall not exceed the following in any mode: System Voltage 120, 120/208 or 120/240 208, 249, 277, 230/400 or 277/480 346, or 346/600 480 600 Rating Without Disconnect 400 Volts 800 Volts 1200 Volts 1500 Volts 2000 Volts

F. Noise Attenuation (Optional on 65 kA units): The unit shall be UL 1283 Listed as an electromagnetic interference filter. The filter shall provide insertion loss with a maximum of 50 dB from 10 kHz to 100 MHz with data obtained utilizing the 50 ohm Insertion Loss Methodology from MIL-STD-220A.
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G. Surge Current Capacity: The minimum SPD surge current capacity, per NEMA LS-1 1992 shall be as follows: Model 40 80 80S Surge Rating Per Mode 65 kA 65 kA 80kA Surge Rating Per Phase (L-N or L-L + L-G) 65 kA 80 kA 80 kA

H. Response Time: The typical response time of all suppression components shall be 0.5 ns. I. Joule Rating: The SPD system shall provide a joule rating that meets or exceeds the requirements of ANSI/IEEE C62.41 Category C delivery capability. 1.4 Environmental Requirements A. Storage Temperature: B. Operating Temperature: C. Relative Humidity: D. Audible Noise: E. Operating Altitude: F. Magnetic Fields: -55 to +85 C (-67 to +187 F) -40 to +50 C (-40 to +122 F) 0% to 95% The unit shall not generate any appreciable noise. 0 to 14,000 feet above sea level. The unit shall not generate any appreciable magnetic fields, and shall be suitable for use directly inside computer rooms.

PART 2 PRODUCT 2.1 System Description The system shall be constructed arrays of metal oxide varistors (MOVs) which have been tested and matched to assure surge current sharing. Use of other surge protective devices: gas tubes, silicon avalanche diodes, or selenium cells are unacceptable since the failure of such devices could cause interruption of normal power to connected loads.

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Enclosure The unit case shall be a plastic enclosure, rated UL 94-5V, and tested as Type 12, 4, and 4X. Connections Terminals shall be provided to accommodate wire sizes up to 10 AWG. Overcurrent Protection (fusing) All components, including suppression, filtering, and monitoring components, shall be individually fused at the component level with the fuses rated so as not to impede maximum specified surge current capacity. The fuse shall be capable of opening in less than one millisecond and clear both high and low impedance faults. The fusing shall be capable of interrupting up to 200 kA symmetrical fault current with 600VAC applied. Replaceable fusing is unacceptable. Overcurrent protection that limits specified surge currents is not acceptable. Accessories A. Unit Status Indicators (Standard on all units) Red and green solid state indicators with printed labels shall be provided on the hinged front cover to indicate on-line unit status of all modes of protection, including Neutral to Ground. Units that require external test sets or equipment is unacceptable. B. Dry Contacts for remote monitoring (Optional on 65 kA Units) Electrically isolated Form C dry contacts, one set normally open and normally closed for remote monitoring. C. Undervoltage detection (Standard on all units) Unit shall be equipped with 70% undervoltage detection capability. D. Phase Loss Monitoring (Standard on all units) Unit shall be equipped with phase loss monitoring. E. Power Loss Monitoring (Standard on all units) Unit shall be equipped with power loss monitoring.

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PART 3 DOCUMENTATION 3.1 Documentation These specifications are based on ASCO Series 450 SPD products. All other manufacturers shall submit for 10 day pre-approval, detailed compliance or exception statements to all provisions of this specification to allow consideration. In addition, the following documentation must accompany any submittal.

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A. Independent Test Data: Manufacturers shall submit independent test data from a nationally recognized testing laboratory verifying the following: life cycle testing, overcurrent protection, UL1449 2nd Edition 2007 Revision ratings, noise attenuation, and surge current capacity. B. Equipment Manual: The manufacturer shall furnish a manual with installation, start-up, trouble-shooting, and operating instructions for the specified system. C. Drawings: Electrical and mechanical drawings shall be provided by the manufacturer that show unit dimensions, weights, component and connection locations, mounting provisions, connection details, and wiring diagram. Failure to provide any of the documentation required by this section will result in product disapproval. Any deviation from the published specification will result in an applicable deduct applied. PART 4 MANUFACTURER CERTIFICATIONS and PRODUCT WARRANTIES 4.1 Quality Assurance The manufacturer shall be ISO 9001 certified. Testing of each unit include but not be limited to quality control checks, dielectric voltage withstand test per UL and CSA requirements, and operational and calibration tests. Warranty The manufacturer shall provide a full five year warranty from. date of shipment against any part failure when installed in compliance with manufacturer's written instructions, UL Listing requirements, and any applicable national, state or local electrical codes.


PART 5 EXECUTION 5.1 Installation The installing contractor shall install the parallel SPD with short and straight conductors as practically possible. The contractor shall twist. the SPD input conductors together to reduce input conductor inductance. The contractor shall follow the SPD manufacturer's recommended installation practices as found in the installation, operation and maintenance manual and comply with all applicable codes.

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