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MD1501 Series

Auxiliary Relay
Instruction Manual

NR Electric Co., Ltd.


Preface

Preface

Introduction
This guide and the relevant operating or service manual documentation for the equipment provide
full information on safe handling, commissioning and testing of this equipment.

Documentation for equipment ordered from NR is dispatched separately from manufactured goods
and may not be received at the same time. Therefore, this guide is provided to ensure that printed
information normally present on equipment is fully understood by the recipient.

Before carrying out any work on the equipment, the user should be familiar with the contents of
this manual, and read relevant chapter carefully.

This chapter describes the safety precautions recommended when using the equipment. Before
installing and using the equipment, this chapter must be thoroughly read and understood.

Health and Safety


The information in this chapter of the equipment documentation is intended to ensure that
equipment is properly installed and handled in order to maintain it in a safe condition.

When electrical equipment is in operation, dangerous voltages will be present in certain parts of
the equipment. Failure to observe warning notices, incorrect use, or improper use may endanger
personnel and equipment and cause personal injury or physical damage.

Before working in the terminal strip area, the equipment must be isolated.

Proper and safe operation of the equipment depends on appropriate shipping and handling,
proper storage, installation and commissioning, and on careful operation, maintenance and
servicing. For this reason, only qualified personnel may work on or operate the equipment.

Qualified personnel are individuals who:

 Are familiar with the installation, commissioning, and operatio n of the equipment and of the
system to which it is being connected;

 Are able to safely perform switching operations in accordance with accepted safety
engineering practices and are authorized to energize and de-energize equipment and to
isolate, ground, and label it;

 Are trained in the care and use of safety apparatus in accordance with safety engineering
practices;

 Are trained in emergency procedures (first aid).

Instructions and Warnings


The following indicators and standard definitions are used:

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DANGER!

It means that death, severe personal injury, or considerable equipment damage will occur if safety
precautions are disregarded.

WARNING!

It means that death, severe personal, or considerable equipment damage could occur if safety
precautions are disregarded.

CAUTION!

It means that light personal injury or equipment damage may occur if safety precautions are
disregarded. This particularly applies to damage to the device and to resulting damage of the
protected equipment.

WARNING!

The firmware may be upgraded to add new features or enhance/modify existing features, please
make sure that the version of this manual is compatible with the product in your hand.

WARNING!

During operation of electrical equipment, certain parts of these devices are under high v oltage.
Severe personal injury or significant equipment damage could result from improper behavior.

Only qualified personnel should work on this equipment or in the vicinity of this equipment. These
personnel must be familiar with all warnings and service procedures described in this manual, as
well as safety regulations.

In particular, the general facility and safety regulations for work with high -voltage equipment must
be observed. Noncompliance may result in death, injury, or significant equipment damage .

WARNING!

 Exposed terminals

Do not touch the exposed terminals of this equipment while the power is on, as the high voltage
generated is dangerous

 Residual voltage

Hazardous voltage can be present in the DC circuit just after switching off the DC power s upply. It
takes a few seconds for the voltage to discharge.

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CAUTION!

 Earth

The earthing terminal of the equipment must be securely earthed

 Operating environment

The equipment must only be used within the range of ambient environment detailed in the
specification and in an environment free of abnormal vibration.

 Ratings

Before applying AC voltage and current or the DC power supply to the equipment, check that they
conform to the equipment ratings.

 Printed circuit board

Do not attach and remove printed circuit boards when DC power to the equipment is on, as this
may cause the equipment to malfunction.

 External circuit

When connecting the output contacts of the equipment to an external circuit, carefully check the
supply voltage used in order to prevent the connected circuit from overheating.

 Connection cable

Carefully handle the connection cable without applying excessive force.

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to third parties is strictly forbidden except where expressly authorized.

The information in this manual is carefully checked periodically, and necessary corrections will be included in future editions. If
nevertheless any errors are detected, suggestions for correction or improvement are greatly appreciated.

We reserve the rights to make technical improvements without notice.

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PN: ZL_MD1501 Series_X_Instruction Manual_EN_Overseas General_X Version: R1.02

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Documentation Structure

The manual provides a functional and technical description of this relay and a comprehensive set
of instructions for the use and application of MD1501 series auxiliary relays.

All contents provided by this manual are summarized as below:

1 Introduction
Briefly introduce the application, functions and features about MD1501 series auxiliary relays.

2 Technical Data
Introduce the technical data about MD1501 series auxiliary relays, such as electrical specifications,
mechanical specifications, ambient temperature and humidity range, type tests and the
certifications that our products have passed.

3 Operation Theory
Introduce a detailed functional description of each auxiliary relay.

4 Installation
Introduce the recommendations on unpacking, handling, inspection and storage of th e relay. A
guide to the mechanical and electrical installation of this relay is also provided, incorporating
earthing recommendations.

5 Commissioning
Introduce how to commission the relay, comprising checks on the calibration and functionality of
the relay.

6 Maintenance
A general maintenance policy for the relay is outlined.

7 Decommissioning and Disposal


A general decommissioning and disposal policy for the relay is outlined.

8 Manual Version History


List the instruction manual version and the modification history records.

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Table of Contents
1 Introduction ......................................................................................... 1-a
1.1 Application .................................................................................................................... 1-1

1.2 Function......................................................................................................................... 1-1


1.3 Features ......................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.4 Type ................................................................................................................................ 1-1

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1.1 Application
MD1501 series auxiliary relays are of various functions mainly used with main protection and
control device in modular design. Each relay type is designed with specific function.

Each relay is independent from each other with high configurability and extensibility. Relay types
are continuously developed in order to meet the requirement of various applications.

1.2 Function
MD1501 series auxiliary relays provide functions as follows:

 Trip circuit supervision

 Lockout function

 Tripping relay function

 Repeat relay function (voltage operated or current operated)

 AC voltage switching function

1.3 Features
 Types of relay of dedicated function are available and can be flexible combined to meet with
requirement of various applications.

 Completely-sealed, high-resistance and small power consumption relays are used, power
consumption and heat dissipation are greatly reduced and moisture proof is improved, hence
the security of relay is increased.

 Adaptive mounting modes, the relay modules can be accommodated in a casing installed on
a panel as a relay device.

 High burden of the relay for tripping or closing circuit breaker has strong interference
withstand capability.

 More spare relays can be provided and flexible applied.

1.4 Type
MD1501 series auxiliary relays can be classified in following types according to their functions.

Table 1.4-1 Types of MD1501 series auxiliary relay

Type Applications
MD1501-551 Trip circuit supervision with current operated auxiliary relay
MD1501-552 Phase segregated trip circuit supervision
MD1501-556 Current operated auxiliary relay (3 elements)
MD1501-561 Bi-stable switching relay
MD1501-571 Electrical reset auxiliary element with internal operating coil supervision (high burden)

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MD1501-572 Self reset auxiliary relay with electrical reset LED indicator (high burden)

NOTE!

Devices may be upgraded to amend or enhance functions, please ensure that this manual
version is compatible with your devices.

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2 Technical Data

Table of Contents
2 Technical Data ..................................................................................... 2-a
2.1 Electrical Specifications ........................................................................................... 2-1

2.2 Mechanical Specifications........................................................................................ 2-1


2.3 Ambient Temperature and Humidity Range......................................................... 2-1
2.4 Type Tests ..................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.5 Certifications ................................................................................................................ 2-2
2.6 Main Technical Data of Each Relay ........................................................................ 2-3

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2.1 Electrical Specifications


Power Supply (Voltage Operated Element)

Rated Voltage 110Vdc, 125Vdc, 220Vdc, 250Vdc


Variation (80%~120%)Un
Ripple in the DC auxiliary voltage Ma x 15% of the DC value. IEC 60255-11:1979
Quiescent condition < 6W
Burden
Operating condition < 120W

2.2 Mechanical Specifications


Enclosure dimensions (W×H×D) 35.5×173.8×198 (unit: mm)
Trepanning dimensions (W×H) 36.4×154(unit: mm), M3 screw
Mounting Flush mounted
Weight per relay Approx. 1kg
Housing material Aluminum, steel
Housing color Silver grey
Location of term inal Back side
Enclosure Protection IEC60529:1989
Front side IP40
Other sides IP40
Rear side, connection terminals IP20

2.3 Ambient Temperature and Humidity Range


Standard IEC 60255-6:1988
Operating temperature -25°C~+55°C
Transport and storage temperature
-40°C~+70°C
range
Relative humidity 5%~95%, without condensation

2.4 Type Tests


2.4.1 Environmental Tests

Dry cold test IEC 60068-2-1:1974 Test Ad for 16 h at -25°C


Dry heat test IEC 60068-2-2:1990 Test Bd for 16 h at +55°C
IEC 60068-2-30:1980 Test Db Two (12+12) hour cycles 95%RH, low
Damp heat test, cyclic
temperature -25°C, high temperature +55°C

2.4.2 Mechanical Tests

Vibration IEC60255-21-1:1988 Class I


Shock and bump IEC 60255-21-2:1988 Class I

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2.4.3 Electrical Tests

Dielectric tests IEC 60255-5:2000 Test voltage 2kV, 50Hz, 1min


IEC 60255-5:2000 Test voltage 5kV, unipolar impulses waveform
Impulse voltage tests
1.2/50μs,source energy 0.5J
Insulation resistance measurements IEC 60255-5:2000 Isolation resistance >100MΩ, 500Vdc

2.4.4 Electromagnetic Compatibility

IEC 60255-22-1:1988 (idt IEC61000-4-12:1995)


1MHz burst disturbance test Common mode: class III 2.5kV
Differential mode: class III 1.0kV
IEC 60255-22-3:2007 class III
Frequency sweep
Radiated amplitude-modulated
10V/m (rms), f=80~1000MHz
Radio frequency interference tests Spot frequency
Radiated amplitude-modulated
10V/m (rms), f=80MHz/160MH z/450MH z/900 MHz
Radiated pulse-modulated
10V/m (rms), f=900MHz
IEC60255-22-2:1996 (idt IEC 61000-4-2:2006) class IV
Electrostatic discharge test For contact discharge: 8kV
For air discharge: 15kV
IEC 60255-22-4:2002 (idt IEC 61000-4-4:2004)
Fast transient disturbance tests Power supply, I/O, Earth: Class IV, 4kV, 2.5 kHz, 5/50ns
Communication terminals : Class IV, 2kV, 5 kH z, 5/50ns
IEC 60255-22-5:2002 (idt IEC 61000-4-5:1995) class IV
Surge immunity test Power supply, AC input, I/O port: 4kV, line to earth; 2kV line to line,
1.2/50us
Conducted RF Electromagnetic IEC 60255-22-6:2001, Class III
Disturbance Power supply, AC, I/O, Comm. Terminal: 10Vrms, 150 kHz~80MHz
Power Frequency Magnetic Field IEC 61000-4-8:2001, Class V
Immunity 100A/m for 1min, 1000A/m for 3s

2.5 Certifications
 ISO9001: 2008

 ISO14001:2004

 OHSAS18001:2007

 ISO10012:2003

 CMMI L4

 EMC: 2004/108/EC, EN50263:1999

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 Products safety(PS): 2006/95/EC, EN61010-1:2001

2.6 Main Technical Data of Each Relay


2.6.1 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-551

 Trip circuit supervision relay

110Vdc: MD1501-551B
125Vdc: MD1501-551N
Rated voltage
220Vdc: MD1501-551A
250Vdc: MD1501-551M
Pickup voltage <80%Un
6mA: circuit breaker is closed, the current through relay K1
Current of supervision relay coil
4mA: circuit breaker is open, the current through relay K1 and K2
Drop off delay 300ms
Output contacts Two normally closed contacts, two normally open contacts
Ma ximum voltage for contact 380Vac, 250Vdc
Voltage withstand for normally open
1200Vac, 1min
contact
Current carrying capacity for contact 8A
Overcurrent capacity for contact 50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s
Breaking capacity for contact
1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110 Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc
(L/R=40ms)

 Current operated relay

1A~8A: adaptive, S1 and S2 in Figure 3.1-1 are short-circuit in


Input current default, S3 and S4 in Figure 3.1-1 are disconnect in default, please
refer to Tab le 3.1-1 to change.
Pickup current 0.2A~0.5A: the default value
Rated voltage drop <2V
Operating time <10ms
Drop off delay <10ms
Output contacts two normally open contacts
Ma ximum voltage for contact 380Vac, 250Vdc
Voltage withstand for normally open
1200Vac, 1min
contact
Current carrying capacity for contact 8A
Overcurrent capacity for contact 50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s
Breaking capacity for contact
1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110 Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc
(L/R=40ms)

2.6.2 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-552

110Vdc: MD1501-552B
Rated voltage
125Vdc: MD1501-552N

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220Vdc: MD1501-552A
250Vdc: MD1501-552M
Pickup voltage <80%Un
6mA: circuit breaker is closed, the current through relay K1, K2 or K3
Current of supervision relay coil 4mA: circuit breaker is open, the current through relay K1 and K2, K3
and K4 or K5 and K6
Drop off delay 300ms
Output contacts two normally closed contacts, two normally open contacts
Ma ximum voltage for contact 380Vac, 250Vdc
Voltage withstand for normally open
1200Vac, 1min
contact
Current carrying capacity for contact 8A
Overcurrent capacity for contact 50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s
Breaking capacity for contact
1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110 Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc
(L/R=40ms)

2.6.3 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-556

 Current operated relay

1A~8A: adaptive, S11 and S12, S21 and S22, S31 and S32 in Figure
3.3-1 are short-circuit in default, S13 and S14, S23 and S24, S33
Input current
and S34 in Figure 3.3-1 are disconnect in default, please refer to
Table 3.3-1 to change.
Pickup current 0.2A~0.5A: the default value
Rated voltage drop <2V
Operating time <10ms
Drop off delay <10ms
Output contacts 3 groups, two normally open contacts per group
Ma ximum voltage for contact 380Vac, 250Vdc
Voltage withstand for normally open
1200Vac, 1min
contact
Current carrying capacity for contact 8A
Overcurrent capacity for contact 50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s
Breaking capacity for contact
1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110 Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc
(L/R=40ms)

2.6.4 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-561

110Vdc: MD1501-561B
125Vdc: MD1501-561N
Rated voltage
220Vdc: MD1501-561A
250Vdc: MD1501-561M
Pickup voltage <80%Un
Operating time <10ms
Reset time <10ms

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Output contacts 4 groups of switching contacts, one group of signal contact


Ma ximum voltage for contact 380Vac, 250Vdc
Voltage withstand for normally open
1200Vac, 1min
contact
Current carrying capacity for contact 8A
Overcurrent capacity for contact 50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s
Breaking capacity for contact
1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110 Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc
(L/R=40ms)

NOTE!

Please ensure the state of bi-stable relays matches with site current status when put in
service.

2.6.5 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-571

High burden electrical reset auxiliary relay:

110Vdc: MD1501-571B
125Vdc: MD1501-571N
Rated voltage
220Vdc: MD1501-571A
250Vdc: MD1501-571M
<2W: normally operating condition, the relay does not operate
Rated power consumption <120W: the moment that the relay operates
<6W: the relay operates but the initiation contact is still closed
Pickup voltage 55%Un~70%Un
>25W: 220Vdc, 250Vdc
Pickup power
>9W: 110Vdc, 125Vdc

Current of supervision relay coil 1.5mA

Operating time Ma ximum value: 10ms, typical value: 6ms


Reset time <15ms
Ten groups of electrical reset relay (9 normally open contacts and 1
normally closed contact), one group of signal contact
Output contacts
Eight groups of electrical reset relay (6 normally open contacts and 2
normally closed contacts), one group of signal contact
Ma ximum voltage for contact 380Vac, 250Vdc
Voltage withstand for normally open
1200Vac, 1min
contact
Current carrying capacity for contact 8A
Overcurrent capacity for contact 50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s
Breaking capacity for contact
1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110 Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc
(L/R=40ms)

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NOTE!

For the relay, the power is larger at the moment of operating, and the power is less after
the operating. When testing the relay, users maybe gradually increase the DC voltage
subject to the relay under non-operating state, in fact, the power of the relay is larger under
that situation, so each relay should avoid subjecting to DC voltage for a long time under
non-operating state (not longer than 20s).

2.6.6 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-572

High burden self reset auxiliary relay:

110Vdc: MD1501-572B
125Vdc: MD1501-572N
Rated voltage
220Vdc: MD1501-572A
250Vdc: MD1501-572M
<2W: normally operating condition, the relay does not operate
Rated power consumption <120W: the moment that the relay operates
<6W: the relay operates but the initiation contact is still closed
Pickup voltage 55%Un~70%Un
>25W: 220Vdc, 250Vdc
Pickup power
>9W: 110Vdc, 125Vdc

Current of supervision relay coil 1.5mA

Operating time Ma ximum value: 10ms, typical value: 6ms


Reset time <15ms
Output contacts Ten groups of output contacts , one group of signal contact
Ma ximum voltage for contact 380Vac, 250Vdc
Voltage withstand for normally open
1200Vac, 1min
contact
Current carrying capacity for contact 8A
Overcurrent capacity for contact 50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s
Breaking capacity for contact
1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110 Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc
(L/R=40ms)

NOTE!

For the relay, the power is larger at the moment of operating, and the power is less after
the operating. When testing the relay, users maybe gradually increase the DC voltage
subject to the relay under non-operating state, in fact, the power of the relay is larger under
that situation, so each relay should avoid subjecting to DC voltage for a long time under
non-operating state (not longer than 20s).

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Table of Contents
3 Operation Theory ................................................................................ 3-a
3.1 Type MD1501-551 (Trip circuit supervision relay) .............................................. 3-1

3.2 Type MD1501-552 (Phase segregated trip circuit supervision relay) ........... 3-3
3.3 Type MD1501-556 (Current operated auxiliary relay) ........................................ 3-5
3.4 Type MD1501-561 (Bi-stable switching relay)...................................................... 3-7
3.5 Type MD1501-571 (Electrical reset auxiliary relay, high burden) ................... 3-8
3.6 Type MD1501-572 (Self reset relay with electrical reset LED flag) .............. 3-11

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3.1 Type MD1501-551 (Trip circuit supervision relay)


Schematic diagram of type MD1501-551 is shown in Figure 3.1-1.

n21 DC+ DC- n22


K2
n20
V
52b
n19

K1
n17 n18 Supervised
V
circuit
52a

Trip circuit supervision


CB tripping circuitry

Tripping contact
K3
K1 V
K2

Supervised
circuit
K4 K5 L1 status
K3 V V indication K6-1 n01
K3 L2 K6-1 n02
K6-2 n03
n05 K6-2 n04
D9 D10 +
K6+ n05
K6- n06
D8
Current operated Reserved n07
K6 n06 element and output
I contact Reserved n08
- (Example of latched
connection)
K4-1 n09
S1
S2
K4-1 n10
S3 K4-2 n11
S4 K4-2 n12
K5-1 n13
K5-1 n14
K5-2 n15
n01 K6-1 n02 n09 K4-1 n10
K5-2 n16
Contact of current
n03 K6-2 n04 operated relay n11 K4-2 n12 K1+ n17
K1- n18
Contacts of
supervision relay K2+ n19
n13 K5-1 n14
K2- n20
n15 K5-2 n16 DC+ n21
DC- n22

Figure 3.1-1 Trip circuit supervision relay type MD1501-551

 Trip circuit supervision relay


 Application

Trip circuit supervision function is accomplished by relay K1~K5, the typical connection is shown
as dotted line part in Figure 3.1-1. An alarm will be given by relays K4 and K5 if any of following
conditions happens.

1) DC power supply is lost

2) A fault occurs within the tripping circuit

 Principle

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Relays K1 and K2 can accomplish trip circuit supervision, when the circuit breaker is closed, relay
K1 is energized and its normally open contact will make to energize relay K3. When the circuit
breaker is open, relays K1 and K2 are energized and their normally open contacts connected in
parallel will make to energize relay K3. If any of above mentioned abnormal conditions happens,
relays K1 and K2 will drop off, consequently relay K3 drops off to initiate LED indicator L2 and
reset relays K4 and K5 as well, alarm outputs are provided by relays K4 and K5. Relay K3 is
connected in parallel with a RC circuit providing 300ms delay drop off to prevent mal -operation
during transition period of tripping.

 LED indicator

LED indicator L1 (TCCS OK): operating indicator, normally green if type MD1501-551 is operating
normally, it will go out due to power source loss or trip circuit fault.

LED indicator L2 (ALARM): alarming indicator, yellow, it is off if type MD1501-551 is operating
normally, it will turn on due to trip circuit fault.

 Current operated auxiliary relay


 Application

Current operated relay can be used as a repeat relay to provide auxiliary contacts. One of the
main application is to connect with tripping or closing contact of protection or control device as a
current latched element. This can prevent tripping or closing contact of protection or control device
from arc breaking.

 Principle

Current operated relay K6 is connected in series between an initiation contact and operating
device and energized by the through current. For the application as a latched element mentioned
above, its normally open contact is connected in parallel with the initiation contact (between
positive terminal of DC power supply and positive terminal of K6 (i.e. n05)). For example of a
tripping circuit, protection device operates for an internal fault, K6 will be energized via the
protection tripping contact and its normally open contact connected in parallel with tripping contact
will close to latch relay K6 until the current path is opened by the circuit breaker auxiliary contact.

n21 DC+ n22


DC-
Tripping contact

K6
n05 n06 Current
I operated relay
n01 K6-1 n02 + - Operating device

Figure 3.1-2 Type MD1501-551 is connected with tripping contact as a current latched element

 Main technical data of type MD1501-551


Please refer to Section 2.6.1 about main technical data of type MD1501-551.

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Operating current of current operated relay:

Table 3.1-1 Operating current change method of current operated relay of type MD1501-551

Setting method
Operating current (A) Pickup current (A)
S1 S2 S3 S4
0.25A disconnect disconnect disconnect disconnect 0.05~0.125
0.50A short-circuit disconnect disconnect disconnect 0.10~0.25
1.00A short-circuit short-circuit disconnect disconnect 0.20~0.50
1.50A short-circuit disconnect short-circuit disconnect 0.30~0.75
2.00A short-circuit short-circuit short-circuit disconnect 0.40~1.00
2.50A short-circuit disconnect disconnect short-circuit 0.50~1.25
3.00A short-circuit short-circuit disconnect short-circuit 0.60~1.50
3.50A short-circuit disconnect short-circuit short-circuit 0.70~1.75
4.00A and above short-circuit short-circuit short-circuit short-circuit 0.80~2.00

3.2 Type MD1501-552 (Phase segregated trip circuit supervision


relay)
Schematic diagram of type MD1501-552 is shown in Figure 3.2-1.

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n21 n22
DC+ DC-
K1 K2
n09 n10 n11 n12
V V
52b

52a Phase-A

Tripping contact
Phase-A

K3 K4

Trip circuit supervision


n13 n14 n15 n16
V V
52b

52a
Phase-B
Tripping contact K8-1 n01
Phase-B
K8-1 n02
K8-2 n03
K5 K6
n17 n18 n19 n20
V V K8-2 n04
52b
K9-1 n05
52a K9-1 n06
Phase-C K9-2 n07
Tripping contact
Phase-C
K9-2 n08
CB tripping K1+ n09
circuitry
K7 K1- n10
K1 K3 K5 V K2+ n11
K2- n12
K2 K4 K6
K3+ n13
K8 K9 L1
K3- n14
K7 Supervised
V V K4+ n15
circuit status
K7 L2 indication K4- n16
K5+ n17
K5- n18
K6+ n19
n01 K8-1 n02 n05 K9-1 n06
K6- n20
Contacts of Contacts of
n03 K8-2 n04 supervision n07 K9-2 n08 supervision DC+ n21
relay relay
DC- n22

Figure 3.2-1 Phase segregated trip circuit supervision relay type MD1501-552

 Application
Trip circuit supervision function is accomplished by relay K1~K9 (phase segregated trip circuits
can be supervised simultaneously), the typical connection is shown as dotted line part in Figure
3.2-1. An alarm will be given by relays K8 and K9 if any of following conditions happens.

1) DC power supply is lost

2) A fault occurs within the trip circuit of any phase

 Principle
Relays K1~K6 can accomplish phase segregated trip circuit supervision (2 relays for each phase,
i.e. relays K1 and K2 for A phase, relays K3 and K4 for B phase and relays K5 and K6 for C phase).
When phase-A of the circuit breaker is closed, relay K1 is energized and its normally open contact
will make to energize relay K7. When phase-A of the circuit breaker is open, relays K1 and K2 are
energized and their normally open contacts connected in parallel will make to energize relay K7.

Takes trip circuit supervision of phase-A as an example, if any of above conditions happens on

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phase-A circuitry, relays K1 and K2 will drop off, consequently relay K7 drops off to initiate LED
indicator L2 and reset relays K8 and K9 as well, similar operation for other phases.

Alarm contacts are provided by relays K8 and K9. Relay K7 is connected in parallel with a RC
circuit providing 300ms delay drop off to prevent mal-operation during transition period of tripping.

 LED indicator
LED indicator L1 (TCCS OK): operating indicator, normally green if type MD1501-552 is operating
normally, it will go out due to power source loss or trip circuit fault.

LED indicator L2 (ALARM): alarming indicator, yellow, it is off if type MD1501-552 is operating
normally, it will turn on due to trip circuit fault.

 Main technical data of type MD1501-552


Please refer to Section 2.6.2 about main technical data of type MD1501-552.

3.3 Type MD1501-556 (Current operated auxiliary relay)


Schematic diagram of type MD1501-556 is shown in Figure 3.3-1.

n05

D4 D5
n01 K1-1 n02
D1

K1 n06 n03 K1-2 n04


I
Current operated
S11 relay 1
S12
S13 K1-1 n01
S14 K1-1 n02
K1-2 n03
n12
K1-2 n04
D6 D7 K1+ n05
n08 K2-1 n09
D2 K1- n06
n07
K2 n13 n10 K2-2 n11
I Current operated K2-1 n08
relay 2
K2-1 n09
S21
S22 K2-2 n10
S23 K2-2 n11
S24 K2+ n12
K2- n13
n19
n14
D8 D9 K3-1 n15
n15 K3-1 n16
D3 K3-1 n16

n17 K3-2 n18


K3-2 n17
K3 n20 Current operated
I
relay 3 K3-2 n18
K3+ n19
S31
S32 K3- n20
S33 n21
S34 n22

Figure 3.3-1 Current operated auxiliary relay type MD1501-556

 Application
Current operated relay can be used as a repeat relay to provide auxiliary contacts. One of the

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main applications is to connect with tripping or closing contact of protection or control device as a
current latched element. This can prevent tripping or closing contact of protection or control device
from arc breaking.

 Principle
Current operated relay is connected in series between an initiation contact and operating device
and energized by the through current. For the application as a latched element mentioned abov e,
its normally open contact is connected in parallel with the initiation contact (between positive
terminal of DC power supply and positive terminal of current operated relay (i.e. n05, n12 or n19)).
The typical application is shown as following diagram, takes relay K1 as an example, if protection
device operates for an internal fault, current operated relay will be energized via the protection trip
contact and its normally open contact connected in parallel with trip contact will close to latch
current operated relay K1 until the current path is opened by the circuit breaker auxiliary contact.

DC+ DC-
Tripping contact

K1
n05 n06 Current
I operated relay
n01 K1-1 n02 + - Operating device

Figure 3.3-2 Type MD1501-556 is connected with tripping contact as a current latched element

 Main technical data of type MD1501-556


Please refer to Section 2.6.3 about main technical data of type MD1501-556.

Operating current of current operated relay:

 Operating current of current operated auxiliary relay

Table 3.3-1 Operating current change method of type MD1501-556

Setting method
K1: S11 K1: S12 K1: S13 K1: S14
Operating current (A) Pickup current (A)
K2: S21 K2: S22 K2: S23 K2: S24
K3: S31 K3: S32 K3: S33 K3: S34
0.25A disconnect disconnect disconnect disconnect 0.05~0.125
0.50A short-circuit disconnect disconnect disconnect 0.10~0.25
1.00A short-circuit short-circuit disconnect disconnect 0.20~0.50
1.50A short-circuit disconnect short-circuit disconnect 0.30~0.75
2.00A short-circuit short-circuit short-circuit disconnect 0.40~1.00
2.50A short-circuit disconnect disconnect short-circuit 0.50~1.25
3.00A short-circuit short-circuit disconnect short-circuit 0.60~1.50
3.50A short-circuit disconnect short-circuit short-circuit 0.70~1.75
4.00A and above short-circuit short-circuit short-circuit short-circuit 0.80~2.00

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3.4 Type MD1501-561 (Bi-stable switching relay)


Schematic diagram of type MD1501-561 is shown in Figure 3.4-1.
n21 n22
DC+ DC-
The first group of K11
normally open contact n17 K12 K13 K14

Busbar I
The first group of n18
normally closed contact

K14-1 n01
The second group of K21
normally open contact n19 K22 K23 K24 K24-1 n02
Busbar II K14-1/K24-1 n03
n20
The second group of K14-2 n04
normally closed contact
K24-2 n05
K14/K24-2 n06
L1
K12-1
LED K13-1 n07
L2 Indication K23-1 n08
K22-1
K13-1/K23-1 n09
K13-2 n10
n03 n01 n15 K21-2 K11-2 n13
K23-2 n11
K14-1
K13-2/K23-2 n12
n02 n14 Signal contact
K24-1 K22-2 K12-2 Both In input lost n13

n06 n04 Both state In n14


K14-2
Signal common n15
n05
K24-2 n16
n09 n07 Output contact Device 1 NO n17
K13-1
Device 1 NC n18
n08
K23-1
Device 2 NO n19
n12
K13-2
n10 Device 2 NC n20
n11
DC+ n21
K23-2
DC- n22

Figure 3.4-1 Bi-stable switching relay type MD1501-561

 Application
The relay is dedicated designed for voltage switching automatically according to the state of
busbar disconnector. It can also be used for various applications as a bi-stable relay or electrical
reset relay for signal selection or switching control etc. subject to the requirement of applications.

 Principle
Two relay groups are controlled by double-state auxiliary contacts of two devices respectively.
Voltage switching of a double-busbar arrangement is taken as an example, voltage of busbar No.1
(BB1) and busbar No.2 (BB2) are connected to the relay output contacts respectively as the
sources of voltage signal, the common point of output contacts is connected to a voltage detection
element, both normally open and normally closed auxiliary contacts of both busbar 1 and busbar 2
disconnectors are connected to the inputs of the two relay groups (n17, n18, n19 and n20). Except
relay K11 and K12, other relays are magnetic latched relays, the relay state will not change even
the dc supply is lost, the output status will not be interrupted.

Alarm signal output by n13 and n16 indicates the lost of switch-in signals for both bi-stable relays.
Alarm signal output by n14 and n16 indicates both bi-stable relays in ‘operated state’ that source
signals are coupled. LED indicator L1 on (Green) indicates the first group bi -stable relays (K12,

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K13 and K14) in ‘operated state’, LED indicator L2 on (Green) indicates the second group
bi-stable relays (K22, K23 and K24) in ‘operated state’.

 LED indicator
LED indicator L1 (ON BB1): green, it will turn on if the first groups of switching relay operates

LED indicator L2 (ON BB2): green, it will turn on if the second groups of switching relay operates

 Main technical data of type MD1501-561


Please refer to Section 2.6.4 about main technical data of type MD1501-561.

3.5 Type MD1501-571 (Electrical reset auxiliary relay, high burden)


Schematic diagram of type MD1501-571 is shown in Figure 3.5-1 and Figure 3.5-2.

NO contact: normally open contact.

NC contact: normally closed contact.

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n21 n22
DC+ DC-
L1 Coil healthy
OP1 LED
V
K7 indicator
L2
Operating
K2-2 LED
indicator
K2-1

K6-1/K6-2/K5-1 n01
Operate
Initiation contact
K6-1 n02
n19 K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6
K6-2 n03
K5-1 n04
Reset Reset K5-2/K4-1/K4-2 n05
n20 K5-2 n06
K4-1 n07
n01 n02 n17 K7-1 n18 K4-2 n08
K6-1 Supervision
signal contact K3-1 n09
n03
K6-2 K3-1 n10
n04 K3-2 n11
K5-1
K3-2 n12
n05 n06
K4-1 K2-1 n13

K4-2
n07 K2-1 n14

Output contacts K2-2 n15


n08
K5-2
K2-2 n16
n09 n10 K7-1 n17
K3-1
K7-1 n18
n11 n12
K3-2
Operate n19
n13 K1-1 n14 Reset n20
DC+ n21
n15 n16
K1-2
DC- n22

Figure 3.5-1 Electrical reset relay type MD1501-571 (Output 9 NO contacts and 1 NC contact)

n21 n22
DC+ DC-
L1 Coil healthy
OP1
V LED indicator
K7
K6-1 n01
L2 Operating LED
K2-2
indicator
K6-1 n02
K2-1 K5-1 n03
K5-1 n04

Initiation contact
Operate K4-1 n05
n19 K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K4-1 n06
K4-2 n07
Reset Reset K4-2 n08
n20 K3-1 n09
K3-1 n10
n01 n02 n17 K7-1 n18
K3-2 n11
K6-1 Supervision
signal contact K3-2 n12
n03 n04
K5-1 K1-1 n13
n05 n06 K1-1 n14
K4-1
K1-2 n15
n07 n08
K4-2 K1-2 n16
n09 K3-1 n10 Output contacts K7-1 n17
K7-1 n18
n11 n12
K3-2
Operate n19
n13 K1-1 n14 Reset n20
n15 n16
DC+ n21
K1-2
DC- n22

Figure 3.5-2 Electrical reset relay type MD1501-571 (Output 6 NO contacts and 2 NC contacts)

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 Application
Electrical reset relay requires a voltage to be applied to the element to reset the contacts. It may
be used for various applications as repeat relay, control relay or signal selection etc. subject to the
requirement of applications. The high burden provides greater immunity to capacitance discharge
currents resulted at the inception of an earth fault on DC circuitry. This makes the relay suitable for
use in distributed tripping or control circuitry where the initiating contact may be remote from the
relay.

 Principle
Relay K1~K6 are latched relays, they will maintain the position after triggered by initiation contact
at terminal n19 even the initiation contact is released. The output contacts of K1~K6 can be used
for tripping circuit breaker, operating secondary equipments and applied in other secondary
circuits. If the relay is in operated condition, the LED indicator L2 (Red) will be lit until the relay is
reset.

Relay operating coil supervision circuit is composed of opto-coupler (OP1) and relay K7, it
continuously monitors relay coils and releases alarm via signal contact n17 and n18 under
abnormal situations, such as coil open-circuited, loss of DC power supply etc. If the relay coil
circuitry is healthy, the LED indicator L1 is lit (Green). After the relay is operated, the indicator L 2 is
kept via contact K2-2.

 Output contact mode


Two kinds of output contact mode are provided, please refer to Figure 3.5-1 and Figure 3.5-2 for
details.

 LED indicator
LED indicator L1 (RLY COIL): green, relay status supervision indicator, normally green if type
MD1501-571 is operating normally, it will go out due to relay coil fault.

LED indicator L2 (LOCKOUT): red, operating status indicator, it is off if type MD1501-571 is
operating normally, it will turn on if the relay operates.

 Main technical data of type MD1501-571


Please refer to Section 2.6.5 about main technical data of type MD1501-571.

NOTE!

For the relay, the power is larger at the moment of operating, and the power is less after
the operating. When testing the relay, users maybe gradually increase the DC voltage
subject to the relay under non-operating state, in fact, the power of the relay is larger under
that situation, so each relay should avoid subjecting to DC voltage for a long time under
non-operating state (not longer than 20s).

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3.6 Type MD1501-572 (Self reset relay with electrical reset LED flag)
Schematic diagram of type MD1501-572 is shown in Figure 3.6-1.

n21 n22
L1 Relay coil
OP1
V
K7 Supervision
L2 Operating
K1-2 LED

Operating relay
indicator
K1-1
K6-1/K6-2/K5-1 n01

Operating K6-1 n02


circuitry K6-2 n03
Initiation K2 K3 K4 K5 K6
n19 K1
contact
V V V V V K5-1 n04

Reset
K5-2/K4-1/K4-2 n05
Reset K5-2 n06
n20
K4-1 n07
K4-2 n08
n01 n02 n17 K7-1 n18 Relay
K6-1 supervision K3-1 n09
signal contact
n03 K3-1 n10
K6-2
K3-2 n11
n04
K5-1
K3-2 n12
n05 n06
K5-2 K2-1 n13

n07 K2-1 n14


K4-1
K2-2 n15
n08 output contacts
K4-2 K2-2 n16
n09 n10 K7-1 n17
K3-1
K7-1 n18
n11 n12
K3-2 Initiation n19
n13 n14 Reset n20
K2-1

n15 n16
DC+ n21
K2-2
DC- n22

Figure 3.6-1 Self reset auxiliary relay type MD1501-572

 Application
Self reset relays reset when initiating signal is removed, making them suitable for use as trip
repeat relay and general flagging purpose. The high burden provides greater immunity to
capacitance discharge currents resulted at the inception of an earth fault on DC circuitry. This
makes the relay suitable for use in distributed tripping or control circuitry where the initiating
contact may be remote from the relay.

 Principle
Relay K2~K6 are follower relays, they will be energized and reset if initiation contact at terminal
n19 is closed and released respectively. The output contacts of K2~K6 can be used for tripping
circuit breaker, operating secondary equipments and applied in other secondary circuits. K1 is a
magnetic latched relay operated together with K2~K6 relays. If the relay is in operated condition,
the LED indicator L2 (Red) will be lit by K1 normally open contact until the relay is reset. Another
K1 contact, normally closed, is internally wired as cut-off contact for economizing element. After
relay operation, this reduces the burden by switching out shunt resistance.

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Relay operating coil supervision circuit is composed of opto-coupler (OP1) and relay K7, it
continuously monitors relay coils and releases alarm via signal contact n17 and n18 under
abnormal situations, such as coil open-circuited, loss of DC power supply etc. If the relay coil
circuitry is healthy, the LED indicator L1 is lit (Green). After the relay is operated, the indicator L1 is
kept via contact K1-2.

 LED indicator
LED indicator L1 (RLY COIL): green, relay status supervision indicator, normally green if type
MD1501-572 is operating normally, it will go out due to relay coil fault.

LED indicator L2 (PICK UP): red, operating status indicator, it is off if type MD1501-572 is
operating normally, it will turn on if the relay operates.

 Main technical data of type MD1501-572


Please refer to Section 2.6.6 about main technical data of type MD1501-572.

NOTE!

For the relay, the power is larger at the moment of operating, and the power is less after
the operating. When testing the relay, users maybe gradually increase the DC voltage
subject to the relay under non-operating state, in fact, the power of the relay is larger under
that situation, so each relay should avoid subjecting to DC voltage for a long time under
non-operating state (not longer than 20s).

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4 Installation

Table of Contents
4 Installation ........................................................................................... 4-a
4.1 General........................................................................................................................... 4-1

4.2 Safety Information ...................................................................................................... 4-1


4.3 Checking the Shipment ............................................................................................. 4-2
4.4 Material and Tools Required .................................................................................... 4-2
4.5 Device Location and Ambient Conditions............................................................ 4-2
4.6 Mechanical Installation .............................................................................................. 4-3

4.7 Electrical Installation and Wiring ............................................................................ 4-5

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4.1 General

The equipment must be shipped, stored and installed with the greatest care.

Choose the place of installation that is facilitate for connection. Air must circulate freely around the
equipment. Observe all the requirements regarding place of installation and ambient conditions
given in this instruction manual.

Take care that the external wiring is properly brought into the equipment and terminated correctly
and pay special attention to grounding. Strictly observe the corresponding guidelines contained in
this section.

4.2 Safety Instructions


This section contains safety information. Warning signs are presented which attend the user to be
careful during certain operations in order to avoid human injuries or damage to equipment.

 Warning signs

WARNING!

Strictly follow the company and country safety regulations. Working in a high voltage
environment requires serious approach to avoid human injuries and damage to equipment.

Do not touch circuitry during operation. Potentially lethal voltages and currents are
present.

Always avoid touching the circuitry when the cover is removed. The product contains
electronic circuit which can be damaged if exposed to static electricity (ESD). T he
electronic circuitries also contain high voltage which is lethal to humans.

Always use suitable isolated test pins when measuring signals in open circuitry. Potentially
lethal voltages and currents are present.

Never connect or disconnect a wire and/or a connector to or from a equipment during


normal operation. Hazardous voltages and currents are present that may be lethal.
Operation may be disrupted and equipment and measuring circuitry may be damaged.

Always connect the protection equipment to protective ground, regardless of the operating
conditions. This also applies to special occasions such as bench testing, demonstrations
and off-site configuration. Operating the protection equipment without proper grounding
may damage both terminal and measuring circuitry, and may cause injuries in case of an
accident.

Never unmount the front or back cover from a powered equipment or from a protection
equipment connected to powered circuitry. Potentially lethal voltages and currents are
present.

 Caution signs

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CAUTION!

Always transport modules using certified conductive bags. Always handle modules using a
conductive wrist strap connected to protective ground and on a suitable antistatic surface.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) may cause damage to the module.

Do not connect live wires to the protection equipment. Internal circuitry may be damaged.

Take care to avoid electrical shock if accessing wiring and connection equipment when
installing and commissioning.

4.3 Checking the Shipment

Check that the consignment is complete immediately upon receipt. Notify the nearest NR
Company or agent, should departures from the delivery note, the shipping papers or the order be
found.

Visually inspect all the material when unpacking it. When there is evidence of transport damage,
lodge a claim immediately in writing with the last carrier and notify the nearest NR Company or
agent.

If the equipment is not going to be installed immediately, store all the parts in their original packing
in a clean dry place at a moderate temperature. The humidity at a maximum temperature and the
permissible storage temperature range in dry air are listed in Chapter 2.

4.4 Material and Tools Required

The necessary mounting kits will be provided, including screws, pincers and assembly
instructions.

A suitable drill and spanners are required to secure the cubicles to the floor using the plugs
provided (if this relay is mounted in cubicles).

4.5 Device Location and Ambient Conditions

The place of installation should permit easy access especially to front of the device, i .e. to the
human machine interface of the equipment.

There should also be free access at the rear of the equipment for additions and replacement of
electronic boards.

Since every piece of technical equipment can be damaged or destroyed by inadmissible ambi ent
conditions, such as:

1. The location should not be exposed to excessive air pollution (dust, aggressive substances).

2. Severe vibration, extreme changes of temperature, high levels of humidity, surge voltages of

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high amplitude and short rise time and strong induced magnetic fields should be avoided as
far as possible.

3. Air must not be allowed to circulate freely around the equipment.

The equipment can in principle be mounted in any attitude, but it is normally mounted vertically
(visibility of markings).

WARNING!

Excessively high temperature can appreciably reduce the operating life of th is relay.

4.6 Mechanical Installation

Following six figures show the front view of the six types auxiliary relay. A “RESET” push button is
equipped for type MD1501-571 and type MD1501-572. Type MD1501-551, type MD1501-552,
type MD1501-556 and type MD1501-561 do not have “RESET” push button.

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Figure 4.6-1 Front view of each auxiliary relay

Following two figures show the dimensions of relay for reference in mounting.

Figure 4.6-2 Dimensions of equipment

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Figure 4.6-3 Trepanning dimensions of equipment

NOTE!

It is necessary to leave enough space top and bottom of the cut-out in the cubicle for heat
emission of this relay.

4.7 Electrical Installation and Wiring

4.7.1 Grounding Guidelines


Switching operations in HV installations generate transient over voltages on control signal cables.
There is also a background of electromagnetic RF fields in electrical installations th at can induce
spurious currents in the devices themselves or the leads connected to them. All these influences
can influence the operation of electronic apparatus.

On the other hand, electronic apparatus can transmit interference that can disrupt the opera tion of
other apparatus. In order to minimize these influences as far as possible, certain standards have
to be observed with respect to grounding, wiring and screening.

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NOTE!

All these precautions can only be effective if the station ground is of good q uality.

4.7.2 Cubicle Grounding

The cubicle must be designed and fitted out such that the impedance for RF interference of the
ground path from the electronic device to the cubicle ground terminal is as low as possible.

Metal accessories such as side plates, blanking plates etc., must be effectively connected
surface-to-surface to the grounded frame to ensure a low-impedance path to ground for RF
interference. The contact surfaces must not only conduct well, they must also be non -corroding.

NOTE!

If the above conditions are not fulfilled, there is a possibility of the cubicle or parts of it
forming a resonant circuit at certain frequencies that would amplify the transmission of
interference by the devices installed and also reduce their immunity to induced
interference.

Movable parts of the cubicle such as doors (front and back) or hinged equipment frames must be
effectively grounded to the frame by three braided copper strips (see Figure 4.7-1).

The metal parts of the cubicle housing and the ground rail are interconnected electrically
conducting and corrosion proof. The contact surfaces shall be as large as possible.

NOTE!

For metallic connections please observe the voltage difference of both materials according
to the electrochemical code.

The cubicle ground rail must be effectively connected to the station ground rail by a grounding strip
(braided copper).

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Door or hinged
equipment frame

Cubicle ground
rail close to floor

Braided
copper strip
Station
ground

Conducting
connection

Figure 4.7-1 Cubicle grounding system

4.7.3 Ground Connection on the Device

Always make sure established guidelines for this type of terminal is followed during installation..

1. Connecting the auxiliary power:

All modules of the device demand to introduce DC operation power supply. The DC power supply
will be injected to the input terminals of various modules after connecting to an air switch with a
certain capacity.

2. Input/output signal connectors:

The input and output circuits will be connected with the terminal board generally, external circuit
will connect the relevant terminal board through dedicated cable.

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5 Commissioning

Table of Contents
5 Commissioning ................................................................................... 5-a
5.1 General........................................................................................................................... 5-1

5.2 Safety Instructions ..................................................................................................... 5-1


5.3 Commission Tools ...................................................................................................... 5-1
5.4 Product Checks ........................................................................................................... 5-2
5.4.1 With the Relay De-energized............................................................................................5-2

5.4.2 With the Relay Energized .................................................................................................5-4

5.4.3 Final Checks ....................................................................................................................5-4

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5.1 General

Before carrying out any work on the equipment, the user should be familiar with the contents of the
safety and technical data sections and the ratings on the equipment’s rating label.

5.2 Safety Instructions

WARNING!

Hazardous voltages are present in this electrical equipment during operation.


Non-observance of the safety rules can result in severe personal injury or property damage.

WARNING!

Only the qualified personnel shall work on and around this equipment after becoming
thoroughly familiar with all warnings and safety notices of this manual as well as with the
applicable safety regulations.

Particular attention must be drawn to the following:

 Hazardous voltages can be present on all circuits and components connected to the supply
voltage or to the measuring and test quantities.

 The limit values stated in the Chapter “Technical Data” must not be exceeded at all, not even
during testing and commissioning.

 When testing the device with secondary test equipment, make sure that no other
measurement quantities are connected. Take also into consideration that the trip circuits and
maybe also close commands to the circuit breakers and other primary switches are
disconnected from the device unless expressly stated.

WARNING!

Primary test may only be carried out by qualified personnel, who are familiar with the
commissioning of protection system, the operation of the plant and safety rules and
regulations (switching, earthing, etc.).

5.3 Commission Tools

Minimum equipment required:

 Multifunctional protection tester (for example: CMC356 multifunctional protection tester of


Omicron).

 Multimeter with suitable AC voltage range of 0~500V and DC voltage range of 0~250V

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respectively.

NOTE!

Modern test set may contain many of the above features in one un it.

Optional equipment:

 An electronic or brushless insulation tester with a DC output not exceeding 500V (for
insulation resistance test when required).

5.4 Product Checks

These product checks cover all aspects of the relay which should be checked to ensure th at it has
not been physically damaged prior to commissioning, is functioning correctly and all input quantity
measurements are within the stated tolerances.

5.4.1 With the Relay De-energized

This relay is fully numerical and the hardware is continuously monitored. Commissioning tests can
be kept to a minimum and need only include hardware tests and conjunctive tests. The function
tests are carried out according to user’s correlative regulations.

5.4.1.1 Visual Inspection

After unpacking the product, check for any damage to the relay case. If there is any damage,
internal module might also have been affected, contact the vendor. The following items listed is
necessary.

 Protection panel

Carefully examine the protection panel, equipment inside and other parts inside to see t hat no
physical damage has occurred since installation.

The rated information of other auxiliary protections should be checked to ensure it is correct
for the particular installation.

 Panel wiring

Check the conducting wire which is used in the panel to assure that their cross section
meeting the requirement.

Carefully examine the wiring to see that they are no connection failure exists.

 Label

Check all the isolator binary inputs, terminal blocks, indicators, switches and push buttons to
make sure that their labels meet the requirements of this project.

 Earthing cable

Check whether the earthing cable from the panel terminal block is safely screwed to the panel

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steel sheet.

 Switch, keypad, isolator binary inputs and push button

Check whether all the switches, equipment keypad, isolator binary inputs and push buttons
work normally and smoothly.

5.4.1.2 Insulation Test (if required)

Insulation resistance tests are only necessary during commissioning if it is required for them to be
done and they have not been performed during installation.

Isolate all wiring from the earth and test the isolation with an electronic or brushless insulation
tester at a DC voltage not exceeding 500V, The circuits need to be tested should include:

 Optic-isolated control inputs

 Output contacts

 Grounding terminal

The insulation resistance should be greater than 100MΩ at 500V.

Test method:

To unplug all the terminals sockets of this relay, and do the insulation resistance test for each
circuit above with an electronic or brushless insulation tester.

On completion of the insulation resistance tests, ensure all external wiring is correctly reconnected
to the equipment.

5.4.1.3 External Wiring

Check that the external wiring is correct to the relevant relay diagram and scheme diagram.
Ensure as far as practical that phasing/phase rotation appears to be as expect ed.

Check the wiring against the schematic diagram for the installation to ensure compliance with the
customer’s normal practice.

5.4.1.4 Auxiliary Power Supply

The relay only can be operated under the auxiliary power supply depending on the relay’s nominal
power supply rating.

The incoming voltage must be within the operating range specified in Chapter 2, before energizing
the relay, measure the auxiliary supply to ensure it within the operating range.

Other requirements to the auxiliary power supply are specified in Chapter 2. See this section for
further details about the parameters of the power supply.

WARNING!

Energize this relay only if the power supply is within the specified operating ranges in
Chapter 2.

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5.4.2 With the Relay Energized

The following check verify that the relay hardware is functioning correctly and should be carried
out with the auxiliary supply applied to the relay.

The trip circuit should also remain isolated to prevent accidental operation of the associated circuit
breaker for these checks.

Testing the Binary Inputs and Binary Outputs

This test checks that all the binary inputs and binary outputs on the equipment are functioning
correctly.

Ensure that the voltage applied on the binary input must be within the operating range.

The binary inputs should be energized one at a time, see external connection diagrams for
terminal numbers. If the relay circuit is operating normally and corresponding binary output is
energized, it means the binary input is valid.

5.4.3 Final Checks

After the above tests are completed, remove all test or temporary shorting leads, etc. If it has been
necessary to disconnect any of the external wiring from the protection in order to perform the
wiring verification tests, it should be ensured that all connections are replaced in acc ordance with
the relevant external connection or scheme diagram.

Ensure the equipment is put into service, and make sure that all abnormality that may effect the
device have been cleared and signal indicators have been reset.

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6 Maintenance

Table of Contents
6 Maintenance ........................................................................................ 6-a
6.1 Failure Tracing and Repair ....................................................................................... 6-1

6.2 Replace Failed Relay.................................................................................................. 6-1


6.3 Cleaning......................................................................................................................... 6-2
6.4 Storage........................................................................................................................... 6-2

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After installation, regular maintenance of the equipment is recommended. If the equipment runs
under harsh natural conditions and operates rarely, then regularly confirm whether the device is
operating normally and the external wiring is good.

6.1 Failure Tracing and Repair

Failures will be detected by automatic supervision or regular testing.

When a failure is detected during regular testing, confirm the following:

 Test circuit connections are correct

 Correct power supply voltage is applied

 Test procedures comply with those stated in the manual

6.2 Replace Failed Relay

If the failure is identified in the relay and the user has spare relays, the user can recover the relay
by replacing the failed relay.

Repair at the site should be limited to relay replacement. Maintenance at the component level is
not recommended.

Check that the replacement relay has an identical type and rated parameters to the removed relay.
Furthermore.

The relay type is indicated on the relay.

CAUTION!

When handling a relay, take anti-static measures such as wearing an earthed wrist band
and placing modules on an earthed conductive mat. Otherwise, many of the electronic
components could suffer from damages.

WARNING!

Hazardous voltage can be present in the DC circuit just after switching off the DC power
supply. It takes approximately 30 seconds for the voltage to discharge.

WARNING!

Units and modules may only be replaced while the supply is switched off and only by
appropriately trained and qualified personnel. Strictly observe the basic precautions to
guard against electrostatic discharge.

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DANGER!

After replacing relays, be sure to check that the external wiring is same as that before the
replacement. If this is not the case, there is a danger of the unintended operation of
switchgear taking place or of relays not functioning correctly. Persons may also be put in
danger.

6.3 Cleaning

Before cleaning the relay, ensure that DC supply is isolated to prevent any chance of an electric
shock. Use a smooth cloth to clean the front panel. Do not use abrasive material or detergent
chemicals.

6.4 Storage

The spare relay or module should be stored in a dry and clean room. Based on IEC standard
60255-1 the storage temperature should be from -40°C to 70°C, but the temperature of from -10°C
to 40°C is recommended for long-term storage.

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7 Decommissioning and Disposal

Table of Contents
7 Decommissioning and Disposal ...................................................... 7-a
7.1 Decommissioning ....................................................................................................... 7-1

7.2 Disposal ......................................................................................................................... 7-1

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7.1 Decommissioning

1. Switching off

To switch off the external miniature circuit breaker of the power supply.

2. Disconnecting Cables

Disconnect the cables connected to the equipment.

DANGER!

Before disconnecting the power supply cables that connected with the equipment, make
sure that the external miniature circuit breaker of the power supply is switched off.

3. Dismantling

The equipment may now be removed from the system cubicle, after which the cubicles may also
be removed.

DANGER!

When the station is in operation, make sure that there is an adequate safety distance to
live parts, especially as dismantling is often performed by unskilled personnel.

7.2 Disposal

In every country there are companies specialized in the proper disposal of electronic waste.

NOTE!

Strictly observe all local and national regulations when disposing of the device.

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8 Manual Version History


In the latest version of the instruction manual, several descriptions on existing features have been
modified.

Manual version and modification history records

Manual Version
Date Description of change
Source New
R1.00 2012-06-04 Form the original manual.
Main technical data of each type are removed to Chapter 2;
R1.00 R1.01 2013-01-21 Add a kind of output contact mode for type MD1501-571;
Breaking capacity for contact is modified.
The definition of n15 and n16 for type MD1501-561 are
R1.01 R1.02 2013-04-26
exchanged

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