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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 operation 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 voltage.
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 supply. 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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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 the 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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1 Introduction
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

Max 15% of the DC value. IEC 60255-11:1979

Burden

Quiescent condition

< 6W

Operating condition

< 120W

2.2 Mechanical Specifications


Enclosure dimensions (WHD)

35.5173.8198 (unit: mm)

Trepanning dimensions (WH)

36.4154(unit: mm), M3 screw

Mounting

Flush mounted

Weight per relay

Approx. 1kg

Housing material

Aluminum, steel

Housing color

Silver grey

Location of terminal

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

-25C~+55C

Transport and storage temperature


range
Relative humidity

-40C~+70C
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 -25C

Dry heat test

IEC 60068-2-2:1990 Test Bd for 16 h at +55C

Damp heat test, cyclic

IEC 60068-2-30:1980 Test Db Two (12+12) hour cycles 95%RH, low


temperature -25C, high temperature +55C

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

Impulse voltage tests


Insulation resistance measurements

IEC 60255-5:2000 Test voltage 5kV, unipolar impulses waveform


1.2/50s,source energy 0.5J
IEC 60255-5:2000 Isolation resistance >100M, 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/160MHz/450MHz/900MHz
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 kHz, 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

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

Maximum voltage for contact

380Vac, 250Vdc

Voltage withstand for normally open


contact

1200Vac, 1min

Current carrying capacity for contact

8A

Overcurrent capacity for contact

50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s

Breaking

capacity

for

contact

(L/R=40ms)

6mA: circuit breaker is closed, the current through relay K1

1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc

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 Table 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

Maximum voltage for contact

380Vac, 250Vdc

Voltage withstand for normally open


contact

1200Vac, 1min

Current carrying capacity for contact

8A

Overcurrent capacity for contact

50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s

Breaking

capacity

for

contact

(L/R=40ms)

1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc

2.6.2 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-552


Rated voltage

110Vdc: MD1501-552B
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

Maximum voltage for contact

380Vac, 250Vdc

Voltage withstand for normally open


contact

1200Vac, 1min

Current carrying capacity for contact

8A

Overcurrent capacity for contact

50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s

Breaking

capacity

for

contact

(L/R=40ms)

1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc

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

Maximum voltage for contact

380Vac, 250Vdc

Voltage withstand for normally open


contact

1200Vac, 1min

Current carrying capacity for contact

8A

Overcurrent capacity for contact

50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s

Breaking

capacity

(L/R=40ms)

for

contact

1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc

2.6.4 Main Technical Data of Type MD1501-561


110Vdc: MD1501-561B
Rated voltage

125Vdc: MD1501-561N
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

Maximum voltage for contact

380Vac, 250Vdc

Voltage withstand for normally open


contact

1200Vac, 1min

Current carrying capacity for contact

8A

Overcurrent capacity for contact

50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s

Breaking

capacity

for

contact

(L/R=40ms)

1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc

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

Maximum 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

Maximum voltage for contact

380Vac, 250Vdc

Voltage withstand for normally open


contact

1200Vac, 1min

Current carrying capacity for contact

8A

Overcurrent capacity for contact

50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s

Breaking

capacity

for

contact

(L/R=40ms)

1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc

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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

Maximum value: 10ms, typical value: 6ms

Reset time

<15ms

Output contacts

Ten groups of output contacts, one group of signal contact

Maximum voltage for contact

380Vac, 250Vdc

Voltage withstand for normally open


contact

1200Vac, 1min

Current carrying capacity for contact

8A

Overcurrent capacity for contact

50A@200ms, 20A@0.5s, 10A@3s

Breaking

capacity

(L/R=40ms)

for

contact

1.2A@48Vdc, 0.5A@110Vdc, 0.25A@220Vdc

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 Operation Theory
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+

DCK2

n22

n20

52b
n19

K1

n17

n18

Supervised
circuit

52a

Trip circuit supervision

CB tripping circuitry

Tripping contact

K3

K1

K2

K4

K5

K3

Supervised
circuit
status
indication

L1

K6-1

n01

K6-1

n02

K6-2

n03

K6-2

n04

K6+

n05

K6-

n06

Reserved

n07

Reserved

n08

K4-1

n09

S2

K4-1

n10

S3

K4-2

n11

S4

K4-2

n12

K5-1

n13

K5-1

n14

K5-2

n15

K5-2

n16

K1+

n17

K1-

n18

K2+

n19

K2-

n20

DC+

n21

DC-

n22

K3

L2

n05
D9

D10

D8
n06

K6

Current operated
element and output
contact
(Example of latched
connection)

S1

n01

K6-1

n02

n03

K6-2

n04

Contact of current
operated relay

n09

K4-1

n10

n11

K4-2

n12

n13

K5-1

n14

n15

K5-2

n16

Contacts of
supervision relay

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+

DC-

Tripping contact

n05
n01

K6-1

n02

K6
I

n22

Current
operated relay

n06
-

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

Operating current (A)

Setting method

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

DC+

DCK1

n09

n10

K2

n11

n22

n12

52b
52a

Tripping contact

Phase-A

n14

K4

n15

n16

52b
52a

K8-1

n01

K8-1

n02

K8-2

n03

K8-2

n04

K9-1

n05

K9-1

n06

K9-2

n07

K9-2

n08

K1+

n09

K7

K1-

n10

K2+

n11

K2-

n12

K3+

n13

K3-

n14

K4+

n15

K4-

n16

K5+

n17

K5-

n18

K6+

n19

K6-

n20

DC+

n21

DC-

n22

Tripping contact

K5

n17

Phase-B

n18

Phase-B

Trip circuit supervision

K3

n13

Phase-A

K6

n19

n20

52b
52a

Phase-C

Tripping contact

Phase-C
CB tripping
circuitry

K1

K3

K5

K2

K4

K6

K7

K8

K9

L1

K7

n01
n03

Supervised
circuit status
indication

L2

K8-1
K8-2

n02
n04

n05

Contacts of
supervision
relay

n07

K9-1
K9-2

n06
n08

Contacts of
supervision
relay

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
D1
I

K1

n06

n01

K1-1

n02

n03

K1-2

n04

Current operated
relay 1

S11
S12
S13

K1-1

n01

S14

K1-1

n02

K1-2

n03

K1-2

n04

K1+

n05

K1-

n06

n12
D6

D7
D2
I

K2

n13

n08

K2-1

n09

n10

K2-2

n11

n07
K2-1

n08

K2-1

n09

S22

K2-2

n10

S23

K2-2

n11

S24

K2+

n12

K2-

n13

Current operated
relay 2

S21

n19
D8

n14

D9
D3
I

K3

n20

n15

K3-1

n16

n17

K3-2

n18

Current operated
relay 3

S31
S32

K3-1

n15

K3-1

n16

K3-2

n17

K3-2

n18

K3+

n19

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 above,
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

n05
n01

K1-1

n02

K1
I

Current
operated relay

n06
-

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

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

Operating current (A)

Pickup current (A)

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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

DC+

DC-

The first group of


normally open contact

K11

n17

K12

K13

n22

K14

Busbar I

n18
The first group of
normally closed contact

The second group of


normally open contact

The second group of


normally closed contact

K21

n19

K22

K23

Busbar II

n20

L1

K12-1

K14-1
K24-1

n06

K14-2
K24-2

n09

K13-1
K23-1

n12

K13-2
K23-2

n01

n15

n02

LED
Indication

L2

K22-1

n03

K24

K21-2

K11-2

K22-2

K12-2

n13
n14

Signal contact

K14-1

n01

K24-1

n02

K14-1/K24-1

n03

K14-2

n04

K24-2

n05

K14/K24-2

n06

K13-1

n07

K23-1

n08

K13-1/K23-1

n09

K13-2

n10

K23-2

n11

K13-2/K23-2

n12

Both In input lost n13

Both state In

n04

n14

Signal common n15

n05

n16
Output contact

Device 1 NO

n17

Device 1 NC

n18

Device 2 NO

n19

n10

Device 2 NC

n20

n11

DC+

n21

DC-

n22

n07
n08

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

DC+
OP1

L1

n22

DC-

K7
L2

K2-2
K2-1

Coil healthy
LED
indicator
Operating
LED
indicator

Operate

Initiation contact

K1

n19

K2

K3

K4

K5

K6

Reset

Reset

n20

n01

K6-1
K6-2
K5-1

n05

K4-1
K4-2
K5-2

n09

K3-1

n11

K3-2

n13

K1-1

n15

K1-2

n02

n17

K7-1

n18

n03

Supervision
signal contact

n04
n06
n07
n08

Output contacts

n10
n12
n14
n16

K6-1/K6-2/K5-1

n01

K6-1

n02

K6-2

n03

K5-1

n04

K5-2/K4-1/K4-2

n05

K5-2

n06

K4-1

n07

K4-2

n08

K3-1

n09

K3-1

n10

K3-2

n11

K3-2

n12

K2-1

n13

K2-1

n14

K2-2

n15

K2-2

n16

K7-1

n17

K7-1

n18

Operate

n19

Reset

n20

DC+

n21

DC-

n22

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

n21

DC+

L1

OP1

DC-

n22

Coil healthy
LED indicator

K6-1

n01

K6-1

n02

K5-1

n03

K5-1

n04

K4-1

n05

K4-1

n06

K4-2

n07

K4-2

n08

K3-1

n09

K3-1

n10

K3-2

n11

K3-2

n12

K1-1

n13

K1-1

n14

K1-2

n15

K1-2

n16

K7-1

n17

K7-1

n18

Operate

n19

n14

Reset

n20

n16

DC+

n21

DC-

n22

K7
L2

K2-2

Operating LED
indicator

K2-1

Operate

Initiation contact

K1

n19

K2

K3

K4

K5

K6

Reset

Reset

n20

n01
n03
n05
n07
n09
n11
n13
n15

K6-1
K5-1
K4-1
K4-2
K3-1

K3-2
K1-1

K1-2

n02

n17

K7-1

n04
n06
n08
n10

Output contacts

n12

n18

Supervision
signal contact

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 L2 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
OP1

Relay coil
Supervision

L2

Operating
LED
indicator

K7

K1-2

K1-1

Initiation
contact

K1

n19

K2

K3

K4

K5

K6

Operating
circuitry

Reset

Operating relay

L1

Reset
n20

n01

K6-1
K6-2
K5-1

n05

K5-2
K4-1
K4-2

n09
n11
n13
n15

K3-1
K3-2
K2-1
K2-2

n02

n17

K7-1

n03

n18

Relay
supervision
signal contact

n04
n06
n07
n08

output contacts

n10
n12
n14
n16

K6-1/K6-2/K5-1

n01

K6-1

n02

K6-2

n03

K5-1

n04

K5-2/K4-1/K4-2

n05

K5-2

n06

K4-1

n07

K4-2

n08

K3-1

n09

K3-1

n10

K3-2

n11

K3-2

n12

K2-1

n13

K2-1

n14

K2-2

n15

K2-2

n16

K7-1

n17

K7-1

n18

Initiation

n19

Reset

n20

DC+

n21

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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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). The
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 ambient
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 this 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 that 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 operation 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 quality.

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 equipments 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 unit.
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 that 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 users 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 that 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 100M 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 expected.
Check the wiring against the schematic diagram for the installation to ensure compliance with the
customers normal practice.
5.4.1.4 Auxiliary Power Supply
The relay only can be operated under the auxiliary power supply depending on the relays 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 accordance 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 -40C to 70C, but the temperature of from -10C
to 40C 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

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
Source

New
R1.00

Date
2012-06-04

Description of change
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.

R1.01

R1.02

2013-04-26

The definition of n15 and n16 for type MD1501-561 are


exchanged

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