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SENTRON Switching and Protection

Devices
3WL Air Circuit Breakers
Reference Manual April 2009

Low-Voltage Controls and Distribution


SENTRON Switching and
Protection Devices
Air Circuit Breakers

4 Introduction

3WL Air Circuit Breakers


3WL Air Circuit Breakers/
Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers
up to 6300 A (AC)
General data
8 - Design
14 - Function
21 - Configuration
26 - Technical specifications
Project planning aids
34 - Characteristic curves
36 - Dimensional drawings
49 - Schematics
51 - More information
3WL Non-Automatic Air
Circuit Breakers up to 4000 A (DC)
General data
52 - Technical specifications
Project planning aids
53 - Characteristic curves
53 - Dimensional drawings
57 - Schematics
58 - More information

Siemens 2009
SENTRON Switching and Protection Devices Air Circuit Breakers

Introduction

Overview

Size I Size II Size III


Air circuit breakers
3WL air circuit breakers/non-automatic air circuit breakers 3WL non-automatic air circuit breakers
up to 6300 A (AC) up to 4000 A (DC)
Size I, II, III II
Rated current In A 630, 800, 1000, 1250, 1000, 2000, 4000
1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000,
5000, 6300
Number of poles 3-pole, 4-pole 3-pole, 4-pole
Rated operational V AC Up to 690/1000/1150 --
voltage Ue V DC -- Up to 1000
Rated ultimate Size I Size II Size III
short-circuit breaking kA 55/66 66/80/100 100/150 (3-pole), 30/25/20
capacity at 500 V AC 130 (4-pole) (at 300/600/1000 V DC)
Endurance Opera- 20000 15000 10000 15000
ting cyc-
les
Mounting position 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0

N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 1 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 2 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 1 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 2 a

Degree of protection
With cover IP55 IP55
Without cover IP41 IP41
(with door sealing frame)
Dimensions 3-/4-pole
W D Fixed W mm 320/410 460/590 704/914 460/590
mounting H mm 434 434 434 434
H

D mm 291 291 291 291


Withdrawable
NSS0_00535 H mm 465.5 465.5 465.5 465.5
D mm 471 471 471 471
NSE0_01109a
NSE0_01108a
NSE0_01107a
NSE0_01106a

NSE0_01111a

Rating Plug

Type ETU15B1) ETU25B ETU27B ETU45B ETU76B


Solid-state releases for SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers
Overload protection
Short-time delayed --
short-circuit protection
Instantaneous
short-circuit protection
Neutral conductor protection -- --
Ground-fault protection -- --
Zone Selective Interlocking -- -- --
LCD, 4-line -- -- -- --
LCD, graphic -- -- -- --
Communication through -- -- --
PROFIBUS DP/MODBUS
Measurement function Plus -- -- --
Selectable parameter sets -- -- -- --
Parameters freely programmable -- -- -- --
CubicleBUS -- -- --
Standard 3WL air circuit breakers/non-automatic air circuit breakers
-- Not available according to UL 489 up to 5000 A, see Catalog LV 16.
Optional
1)
ETU15B cannot be used with 3WL circuit breakers, size III.

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SENTRON Switching and Protection Devices Air Circuit Breakers

Introduction

Switching capacity
Size I II III
Type 3WL11 3WL12 3WL13
Switching capacity class N S N S H H C C
N S N S H H C C
3-pole 4-pole
Short-circuit breaking capacity
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 415 V AC
Icu kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Ics kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Icm kA 121 145 145 176 220 220 330 286
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 500 V AC
Icu kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Ics kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Icm kA 121 145 145 176 220 220 330 286
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 690 V AC
Icu kA 42 50 50 75 85 85 150 130
Ics kA 42 50 50 75 85 85 150 130
Icm kA 88 105 105 165 187 187 330 286
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 1000 V/1150 V AC
Icu kA -- -- -- -- 45 50 704) 704)
4)
Ics kA -- -- -- -- 45 50 70 704)
Icm kA -- -- -- -- 95 105 1544) 1544)
Rated short-time withstand current Icw
of the circuit breakers3)
0.5 s kA 50 66 66 80 100 100 100 100
1s kA 42 50 55 66 80 100 100 100
2s kA 29.5 35 39 46 651)/702) 80 80 80
3s kA 24 29 32 37 501)/652) 65 65 65
Short-circuit breaking capacity Icc
of the non-automatic air circuit breakers
Up to kA 50 66 66 80 100 100 100 100
500 V AC
Up to kA 42 50 50 75 85 85 100 100
690 V AC

1)
Circuit breakers with ECO switching capacity N Size II with In max 2500 A.
N 2)
Size II with In max = 3200 A and In max = 4000 A.
(Icu = Ics up to 55 kA size I/up to 66 kA size II at 500 V)
3)
At a rated voltage of 690 V the Icw value of the circuit breaker cannot be
Circuit breakers with standard switching capacity S greater than the Icu or Ics value at 690 V.
S
(Icu = Ics up to 66 kA size I/up to 80 kA size II at 500 V) 4)
Rated operational voltage Ue = 1150 V.

Circuit breakers with high switching capacity H


H
(Icu = Ics up to 100 kA at 500 V)
Circuit breakers with very high switching capacity C
C
(Icu = Ics up to 150 kA (3-pole)/130 kA (4-pole)
at 500 V)

DC Circuit breakers with DC switching capacity

These circuit breakers are indicated in the Technical


specifications by orange backgrounds.

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Introduction
SENTRON 3WL:
Superior individual products integrated into uniform power
distribution systems up to and including industry-specific
industrial and infrastructure solutions

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25

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19

22 11

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24 18 13

17

14 NSE0_01887a

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16
15

$ Guide frame 4 Operating cycles counter


% Main circuit connection, front, flange, horizontal, vertical 5 Breaker Status Sensor (BSS)
& Position indicator switch 6 Protective devices with device holder, solid-state releases (ETU)
( Grounding contact, leading 7 Remote reset solenoid
) Shutter 8 Breaker Data Adapter (BDA)
* COM15 PROFIBUS module or COM16 MODBUS module 9 Four-line display
+ External CubicleBUS modules : Ground-fault protection module
, Closing solenoid, auxiliary release ; Rated current module
- Auxiliary conductor plug-in system < Measuring function module
. Auxiliary switch block = Circuit breaker
/ Door sealing frame
0 Interlocking set for base plate
1 Transparent panel, function insert
2 EMERGENCY-STOP pushbutton, key operated
3 Motorized operating mechanism

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Introduction
Communication-capable circuit breakers (with ETU45B or ETU76B solid-state release)

21

Ethernet

19

20

PROFIBUS

4 5 22 14 15 16 17 18 7

8 6
CubicleBUS
10
11 9
1 1
12
13
2 3

NSE0_01105h
1 SENTRON 3VL 12 Electronic ETU release
2 Electronic LCD ETU release 13 Measurement function Plus
3 Electronic ETU release 14 ZSI module
4 COM10 PROFIBUS module complete with ZSI 15 Digital output module with relay contacts
5 COM20 PROFIBUS module2) complete with ZSI 16 Digital output module with relay contacts, configurable
6 Breaker Data Adapter (BDA) 17 Analog output module
7 BDA Plus with Ethernet interface 18 Digital input module
8 Browser-capable input and output device (e.g. notebook) 19 Switch ES Power on PC
9 SENTRON 3WL 20 PLC e.g. SIMATIC S7
10 COM15 PROFIBUS module1) 21 SIMATIC powercontrol
11 Breaker Status Sensor (BSS) 22 PAC

1) For a MODBUS connection the COM16 module is required.


2) For a MODBUS connection the COM21 module is required.

Features
Coordinated communication concept using the PROFIBUS DP Communication:
or MODBUS, ranging from 16 A to 6300 A with SENTRON 3VL For air circuit breakers with optional communication function
and SENTRON 3WL (ETU45B or ETU76B solid-state release)
The high level of modularity of circuit breakers and accessories see Catalog LV 1.
allows easy retrofitting of all communication components For accessories see Catalog LV 1.
Significant additional benefits for the switchboard due to the For more information see also the Chapter "Power
possibility of linking up external input and output modules to Management System" and "Software for Power Distribution".
the circuit breaker-internal CubicleBUS of the SENTRON 3WL
Innovative software products for parameterization, operation,
monitoring, and diagnostics of SENTRON circuit breakers,
both locally or via PROFIBUS DP, MODBUS or Ethernet/
Intranet/Internet
Complete integration of the SENTRON circuit breakers into the
Totally Integrated Power and Totally Integrated Automation
solutions

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
General data

Design
Circuit breaker Breaking capacity Dimensions
rated current n max (A) With-
cu at 500 V AC (kA) or Fixed-mounted, drawable
cc at 300 V DC (kA) 3- /4-pole 3- /4-pole

704 / 914 704 / 914 Width


6300
Size III

5000 434 / 434 460 / 460 Height


H C
100 150 (3p)
4000 130 (4p) 291 / 291 385 / 385 Depth

4000

3200 460 / 590 460 / 590 Width

2500
Size II

2000
434 / 434 460 / 460 Height
1600 DC N S H

1250 30 66 80 100

1000 291 / 291 385 / 385 Depth

800

1600 320 / 410 320 / 410 Width

1250
Size I

1000 434 / 434 460 / 460 Height


N S
800 55 66

630
291 / 291 385 / 385 Depth

The dimension for the depth of the circuit breaker is from the circuit breaker rear to the inner surface of the closed switchgear door. NSE0_00887 o

Overview of SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers/


non-automatic air circuit breakers
Coordinated dimensions
Versions
The dimensions of SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers only differ in
Rated currents: 630 A to 6300 A terms of the width of the device which depends on the number
3 sizes for different rated current ranges (see illustration of poles and the size.
"Overview of SENTRON 3WL Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Due to the nature of the design, the dimensions of devices with
Circuit Breakers") a withdrawable version are determined by the dimensions of the
3- and 4-pole versions guide frames, which are slightly larger.
Rated operational voltage up to 690 V AC and 1000 V DC. Non-automatic air circuit breakers
Special versions up to 1000 V AC and 1150 V AC available
4 different switching capacity classes in the range from 55 kA A special version of circuit breaker is utilized as a non-automatic
to 150 kA for AC applications and one switching capacity air circuit breaker. The non-automatic air circuit breakers are de-
class for DC applications. signed without an solid-state release system and do not perform
any protection duties for the system.
The SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers are supplied complete with
operating mechanism (manual operating mechanism with me- One potential application is the use as a bus coupler in systems
chanical closing), solid-state release and auxiliary switches with parallel feed-ins.
(2 NO contacts + 2 NC contacts in the standard version), and The versions and features can be selected according to those of
can be equipped with auxiliary releases. the circuit breakers.
Installation types Operating mechanisms
Fixed-mounted or withdrawable version The circuit breakers are available with various optional operating
mechanisms:
Ambient temperatures
Manual operating mechanism with mechanical closing (stan-
The SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers are climate-proof according dard design)
to IEC 60068-2-30. They are intended for use in enclosed areas Manual operating mechanism with mechanical and electrical
where no severe operating conditions (e. g. dust, corrosive va- closing
pors, damaging gases) are present.
Motorized operating mechanism with mechanical and electri-
When installed in dusty and damp areas, suitable enclosures cal closing
must be provided.
The operating mechanisms with electrical closing can be used
for synchronization tasks.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
General data
Safety and reliability
Fixed-mounted circuit breakers
To protect the circuit breakers and plant against unauthorized
switching as well as the maintenance and operator personnel, the
system contains many locking devices. Others can be retrofitted.

N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 6 8 b

N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 6 9 b
Other safety features include:

N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 7 9 a
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 6 7 b

Infeed from above or below, as required


Locking of the guide frame with the circuit breaker removed,
Horizontal Front connection with single Vertical as standard
connection hole or double hole connection
Locking of the withdrawable circuit breaker against move-
Withdrawable circuit breakers and guide frames ment, as standard
High degree of protection with cover IP55
Mechanical reclosing lockout after overload or short-circuit
release as standard
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 7 1 b
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 7 0 b

The circuit breaker is always equipped with the required num-

N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 7 3 b
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 7 2 b
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 6 7 b

ber of auxiliary supply connectors


Standard version
Horizontal Front connection with single Vertical Flange SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers are equipped with the following
connection hole or double hole connection connection
features as standard:
Main circuit connections connection types Mechanical ON and OFF pushbutton
Main circuit connections Manual operating mechanism with mechanical closing
All circuit breakers are equipped with horizontal main circuit Switch position indicator
connections on the rear for up to 5000 A as standard (horizontal Ready-to-close indicator
connection to busbars). Exception: Circuit breakers of size II Memory status indicator
with max. rated current 4000 A.
Circuit breakers with a max. rated current of 6300 A and circuit Auxiliary switch 2 NO + 2 NC
breakers size II with a max. rated current of 4000 A are equipped Rear horizontal main circuit connections for fixed-mounted and
with vertical main connections (for upright busbars). withdrawable versions up to 5000 A, and rear vertical main cir-
cuit connections for 6300 A applications and size II with 4000 A
The following options are available, with all combinations of top
and bottom connections possible: For 4-pole circuit breakers, the fourth pole (N) is installed on
Accessible from the front, single hole (for vertically installed the left and is 100 % loadable with the rated current
busbars) Contact erosion indicator for the main contacts
Accessible from the front, double hole (holes according to Auxiliary circuit plug-in system with SIGUT screw terminals
DIN 43673) (for vertically installed busbars) Delivery inclusive of all auxiliary circuit connectors to internal
At the rear, vertical (for vertically installed busbars) features including coding device for the prevention of incor-
Connecting flange (for direct connection to guide frame up to rect installation of auxiliary supply connectors for fixed-moun-
4000 A). ted circuit breakers
Mechanical "tripped" indicator for solid-state release system
Connection using Screwless
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 7 6 b
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 7 5 b

screw terminals connection method Mechanical reclosing lockout after tripping operation
system (SIGUT) (tension springs)
(standard) (optional) Operator panel cannot be taken off with the circuit breaker in
the ON position
Connection options for auxiliary circuit connections
Additional features of the withdrawable version:
Main contacts:
Auxiliary circuit connections Laminated receptacles in the guide frame, penetration blades
The type of connection for the auxiliary switches depends on the on the withdrawable circuit breaker
type of installation: Position indicator in the operator panel of the withdrawable
Withdrawable version: The internal auxiliary switches are con- circuit breaker
nected to the male connector on the switch side. When fully in- Captive manual crank handle for moving the withdrawable
serted, the connector makes a connection with the sliding circuit breaker
contact module (see "Design", graphic "Guide Frame") in the Guide frame with guide rails for easy moving of the withdra-
guide frame. Various adapters can then be used to complete wable circuit breaker
the wiring (see the graphic "Connection Options for Auxiliary
Circuit Connections"). The withdrawable circuit breaker can be locked to prevent it
being pushed out of position
Fixed mounting: In this case the auxiliary supply connectors
are engaged directly onto the circuit breaker. The connectors The withdrawable circuit breaker cannot be moved when it is
are equipped with coding pins that prevent them being mista- in the ON position
kenly interchanged. Coding of the rated current between the guide frame and the
withdrawable circuit breaker
Operator panel
Standards
The operator panel is designed to protrude from a cut-out in the
door providing access to all control elements and displays with SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers comply with:
the control cabinet door closed. IEC 60947-1, IEC 60947-2
The operator panels for all circuit breakers (fixed-mounted/with- EN 60947-1, EN 60947-2
drawable versions, 3-/4-pole) are identical. The operator panel Climate-proof according to IEC 60068-2-30
ensures degree of protection IP41. Versions according to UL 489 also available, see Catalog LV 16.
For further specifications, see Appendix.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
General data

Withdrawable short-circuit, grounding, and bridging An energy storage device for shunt releases allows the circuit
units breaker to be opened even if the control voltage is no longer
available.
Portable positively-driven grounding and short-circuit devices
are used for the disconnected system sections to verify isolation Undervoltage releases
from the supply at the workplace.
The undervoltage release causes the circuit breaker to be
Withdrawable grounding units allow simple and comfortable opened if the operational voltage falls below a certain value or is
grounding. They are simply inserted into the guide frames in not applied. The circuit breaker cannot be closed manually or by
place of the corresponding withdrawable circuit breakers. This means of an electrical ON command if the undervoltage release
ensures that these devices are always first connected with the is not connected to the operational voltage. The undervoltage re-
grounding electrode and then with the components to be groun- lease has no delay as standard. A delay can be set by the cus-
ded. tomer in the range between td < 80 ms and td < 200 ms.
The grounding terminals are fitted to the side of the switch enc- In addition, an undervoltage release with a delay in the range
losure and establish the connection when inserted into the guide from 0.2 to 3.2 s is available.
frame.
Closing solenoid

Short-time current of the kA 15 (500 ms)


The closing solenoid is used to close the circuit breaker electri-
grounding terminal cally by means of a local electrical ON command or by a remote
Rated operational voltage V 1000 (690 for size I)
unit.
Standards EN 61230 Motorized operating mechanisms
The operating mechanism is used to load the storage spring au-
All withdrawable terminals are short-circuited and grounded on tomatically.
delivery.
The operating mechanism is activated if the storage spring has
Qualified electricians can easily convert it to a withdrawable been unloaded and the control voltage is available.
bridging unit by following the enclosed instructions.
It is switched off automatically after loading. This does not affect
In addition, the withdrawable unit can be adapted to various ra- manual operation of the storage spring.
ted currents of a size.
Indicators, signals, and control elements
Withdrawable short-circuit and grounding unit
Motor shutdown switch
The withdrawable short-circuit and grounding unit consists of a
breaker enclosure with penetration blades which are connected Control switch for switching off the motorized operating mecha-
with the short-circuiting link. nism (automatic loading).

Depending on the version, the short-circuiting links are arranged Operating cycles counter
at the top or bottom. The grounding and short-circuit connec- The motorized operating mechanism can be supplied with a 5-
tions are established when the device is inserted. digit operating cycles counter. The display is incremented by "1"
It must be ensured that the side to be short-circuited and groun- as soon as the storage spring is fully loaded.
ded is not live. For this reason it is recommended that the with- Resetting the manual tripped signal
drawable unit is only wound in when the door is closed.
When the circuit breaker has tripped, this is indicated by the
Withdrawable bridging unit protruding red mechanical tripped indicator on the ETU. When
The withdrawable bridging unit consists of a breaker enclosure the mechanical tripped indicator is activated, the tripping sole-
in which all disconnection components and the operating me- noid and tripped signal are reset. If this display is to be reset re-
chanism have been replaced with simple connections between motely, the reset button can be equipped with a reset solenoid.
the upper and lower contacts. This option allows the circuit breaker to be reset both manually
and electrically.
Auxiliary releases
Automatic resetting of reclosing lockout
Up to two auxiliary releases can be installed at the same time.
The following are available: When the ETU is activated, reclosing of the circuit breaker is pre-
vented until the release is either electrically or manually reset. If
1 shunt release the "Automatic resetting of reclosing lockout" option is used, the
or 1 undervoltage release pre-tensioned circuit breaker is ready to close immediately after
or 2 shunt releases tripping. Resetting the manual tripped indicator is not included
or 1 shunt release in this option.
+ 1 undervoltage release
Tripped signal switch
Signal switch for auxiliary releases
If the circuit breaker has tripped due to an overload, short-cir-
One signaling contact is used for each auxiliary release to deter- cuit, ground fault or extended protection function, the tripped si-
mine the positions of the auxiliary releases. gnal switch can indicate this. This signal switch is available as
Shunt releases an option. If the circuit breaker is used for communication, this
option is supplied as standard.
When the operational voltage is connected to the shunt release,
the circuit breaker is opened immediately. The shunt release is Ready-to-close indicator switch
available in the versions 5 % ON period for overexcitation and The SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers are equipped with an opti-
100 % ON period for permanent excitation. This means that it is cal ready-to-close indicator as standard. In addition, the ready-
also possible to block the circuit breaker against being jogged to-close status can be transmitted by means of a signal switch
into closing. as an option. If the switch is used for communication, the signal
switch is supplied as standard.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
General data
Circuit breakers

(2 8 ) (1 ) (1) Arc chute


(2) Carrying handle
(2 ) (3) Labeling plate
(2 7 ) (4) Motor shutdown switch (option) or
"Electrical ON" (option)
(5) Name plate for circuit breaker
(2 6 ) (3 )
(6) Memory status indicator
(4 )
(7) "Mechanical ON" button
(2 5 ) (8) Rated current indication
(5 )
(9) Positioning pictogram
(2 4 ) (10) Operating cycles counter (option)
(6 )
(11) Hand-operated lever
(2 3 )
(12) Crank handle
(2 2 ) (7 ) (13) Withdrawable unit drive shaft
(14) Equipment plate
(2 1 )
(15) Ground terminal
(8 ) (16) Position indicator
(17) Table for ground-fault protection
(2 0 ) (9 )
(18) Safety lock for crank handle (option)
(19) Mechanical unlocking of crank handle
(1 9 ) (1 0 ) (option)
(1 1 ) (20) Solid-state release
(1 8 ) (21) Rated current module
(22) "Mechanical OFF" button or
(1 7 ) (1 2 )
"EMERGENCY-STOP" mushroom
pushbutton (option)
(1 3 ) (23) Ready-to-close indicator
(1 6 )
(1 4 ) (24) Switch position indicator
(1 5 ) (25) "Tripped" indicator (reset button)
N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 6 5 b
(26) "Secure OFF" locking device (option)
(27) Operator panel
(28) Male connector for auxiliary circuit
connections

Guide frames

(1) Arc chute cover


(option)
(2) Blow-out openings
(1 )
(3) Opening for crane hook
(2 ) (4) Shutter (option)
(5) Locking device (shutter) (option)
(6) Type plate for guide frame
(1 8 ) (3 )
(7) Isolating contacts
(8) Ground terminal 14 mm
(9) Locking device for racking rail
(10) Locking device against movement when
(4 ) control cabinet door is open (option)
(1 7 )
(11) Door interlocking for guide frame (option)
(5 ) (12) Racking rail
(13) Factory-set rated current coding
(6 )
(14) Sliding contact for breaker grounding
(1 6 ) (option)
(7 ) (15) Equipment-dependent coding (option)
(1 5 ) (16) Shutter actuator (optional)
(17) Position indicator switch (optional)
(1 4 )
(18) Sliding contact module for auxiliary
(8 ) conductors (number depends on
(1 3 ) equipment)

(1 2 )

(9 )
(1 1 )
(1 0 ) N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 6 6 b

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
General data

Locking devices Sealing devices


Locking device in OFF position Sealing cap for "Electrical ON" button
This function prevents closing of the circuit breaker and com- The "Electrical ON button" is equipped with a sealing cap as
plies to the specifications for main switches to EN 60204 standard.
(VDE 0113) - disconnector unit. This lockout only affects this cir-
cuit breaker. Sealing cap for "Mechanical ON" and "OFF" button

If the circuit breaker is replaced, closing is no longer prevented The locking set contains covering caps which can be sealed.
unless the new circuit breaker is also protected against unautho- Sealing device for solid-state releases
rized closing.
The transparent cover can be sealed. The parameter setting
To activate the locking device, the circuit breaker must be sections are covered to prevent unauthorized access. Openings
opened. The locking device is disabled when the circuit breaker allow access to the query and test button.
is closed. The lock is only activated when the key is removed.
The safety key can be removed only in the "OFF" position. Locking mechanisms
Locking device for "Electrical ON" Locking mechanism against movement for withdrawable circuit
(see graphic "Circuit breakers") breakers when the control cabinet door is open
This prevents unauthorized electrical closing from the operator The crank handle is blocked when the control cabinet door is
panel. Mechanical closing and remote closing remain possible. open and cannot be removed. The withdrawable circuit breaker
The lock is only activated when the key is removed. cannot be moved. The lock only affects the inserted crank
handle.
Locking device for "Mechanical ON"
(see graphic "Circuit breakers") Locking of the control cabinet door
This prevents unauthorized mechanical closing. The mechanical The control cabinet door cannot be opened if
ON button can only be activated if the key is inserted (key ope- The fixed-mounted circuit breaker is closed (the blocking
ration). Closing with the "Electrical ON" button and remote clo- signal is transmitted via the Bowden wire) or
sing remain possible. The lock is only activated when the key is The withdrawable circuit breaker is in the connected position.
removed.
Blocking mechanism using "Mechanical ON" and "OFF" buttons
"Secure OFF" circuit breaker-independent locking device
against unauthorized closing The "Mechanical ON" and "OFF" buttons are covered with a cap
which only allows actuation with a tool. These covering caps are
This special switch-independent function for withdrawable cir- part of the locking set.
cuit breakers prevents closing and fulfills the specifications for
main switches to EN 60204 (VDE 0113) disconnector unit. Un- Optional equipment for guide frames
authorized closing remains impossible even after the circuit
breaker has been exchanged. Shutters

To activate the lock, the circuit breaker must be opened. The lo- The sealing strips of the shutter seal the laminated contacts of
cking device is disabled when the circuit breaker is closed. The the guide frame when the withdrawable circuit breaker is remo-
lock is only activated when the key is removed. The safety key ved and therefore implement touch protection.
can be removed only in the "OFF" position. The sealing strips can be manually opened using the strip
Locking device for crank handle levers.

Prevents removal of the crank. The circuit breaker is protected The position of the sealing strips can be locked in various posi-
against movement. The lock is only activated when the key is tions using padlocks for securing against tampering.
removed.
Locking device for "Mechanical OFF"
Prevents unauthorized mechanical opening from the operator
panel. The "Mechanical OFF pushbutton" can only be activated
if the key is inserted (key operation). Remote opening remains
possible. The lock is only activated when the key is removed.
Locking device for hand-operated lever
The hand-operated lever can be locked with a padlock. The sto-
rage spring cannot be loaded manually.
Locking device against resetting the "tripped" indicator
A lockable cover prevents manual resetting of the "tripped" indi-
cator after overcurrent tripping. This locking device is supplied
together with the transparent cover for solid-state releases.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
General data
Rated current coding unit between circuit breaker and guide Equipment-dependent coding
frame
Withdrawable circuit breakers and guide frames can be retrofit-
Withdrawable circuit breakers and guide frames are equipped ted with an equipment-dependent coding unit.
with a rated current coding unit as standard.
This allows different designs of circuit breakers and guide fra-
This ensures that only circuit breakers whose penetration blades mes to be uniquely assigned. If the circuit breaker and guide
are suited to the laminated contacts of the guide frame can be frame have been assigned different codes, the circuit breaker
inserted into a guide frame (see diagram below). cannot be inserted.
36 different coding options can be selected.
Position indicator switch for guide frames
N S E 0 _ 0 1 0 3 1 a

The guide frame can be equipped with position indicator swit-

N S E 0 _ 0 1 0 3 2 a
ches. These can be used to determine the position of the circuit
breaker in the guide frame.
(1 )
Two versions are available:
(4 ) Option 1
Connected position 1 CO contact,
(2 )
test position 1 CO contact,
disconnected position 1 CO contact.
(3 ) (5 )
Option 2
(1) Guide frame, interior of l/h side; interior of r/h side similar Connected position 3 CO contacts,
(2) Coding pin on racking rail in guide frame test position 2 CO contacts,
disconnected position 1 CO contact.
(3) Racking rail
(4) Withdrawable circuit breaker, r/h side; l/h side similar
(5) Coding pin on guide frame

Rated current coding unit between circuit breaker and guide frame

Positions of the withdrawable circuit breaker in the guide frame


Display Position indicator Main circuit Auxiliary circuit Control cabinet Shutters
door
Maintenance position (2 ) CONNECT
Disconnected Disconnected Open Closed
(1 )
TEST

(4 )
DISCON
N S E 0 _ 0 1 0 3 3 a
NSE01037

Disconnected position CONNECT


Disconnected Disconnected Closed Closed
(3 )
TEST

DISCON
N S E 0 _ 0 1 0 3 4 a
NSE01038

Test position CONNECT


Disconnected Connected Closed Closed

TEST

DISCON

N S E 0 _ 0 1 0 3 5 a
NSE01039

Connected position CONNECT


Connected Connected Closed Open

TEST

DISCON

N S E 0 0 1 0 3 6 a NSE01040

(1) Auxiliary circuit (2) Main circuit (3) Control cabinet door (4) Shutter

Phase barriers Door sealing frame and cover


The plant engineering company can manufacture phase barriers SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers have degree of protection IP20
made of insulating material for the arcing fault barriers. The rear as standard. However, if the switchgear is to be equipped with a
panel of the fixed-mounted circuit breakers or guide frames are higher degree of protection, a door sealing frame with IP41 and
equipped with guide grooves. a cover with IP55 are available.
Arc chute cover
The arc chute cover is available as optional equipment for the
guide frame. It protects switchgear components which are loca-
ted directly above the circuit breaker.

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Function

NSE0_00882b
NSE0_00881b
NSE0_00880b
R
R R

s d
s d
J s d
i J s d
g
J g

N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 5 0 c N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 5 1 b N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 5 2 b

ETU15B ETU25B ETU27B


Functions of the solid-state releases
Basic protection functions
Overload protection L
Short-time delayed short-circuit protection S --
Instantaneous short-circuit protection I
Neutral conductor protection N -- --
Ground-fault protection G -- --

Additional functions
N-conductor protection can be switched on/off -- --
N-conductor protection adjustable -- -- --
Instantaneous short-circuit protection can be switched on/off -- -- --
Non-delayed short-circuit protection can be switched on/off -- -- --
Thermal image can be switched on/off -- -- --
Load monitoring -- -- --
Short-time delayed short-circuit protection switchable to I2t -- -- --
Instantaneous short-circuit protection adjustable -- --
Overload protection switchable to I4t -- -- --
Overload protection can be switched on/off -- -- --
Selectable parameter sets -- -- --

Parameterization and display


Parameterization through rotary coding switches (10 steps)
Parameterization through communication (absolute values) -- -- --
Parameterization through user interface of ETU (absolute values) -- -- --
Parameterization of the extended protection functions -- -- --
LCD alphanumerical -- -- --
Graphic LCD -- -- --

Measurement function
Measurement function Plus -- -- --

Communication
CubicleBUS -- -- --
Communication through PROFIBUS DP -- -- --
Communication through MODBUS -- -- --
Communication through Ethernet -- -- --
Standard -- Not available Optional
Detailed information about the functions of the solid-state releases is given in the following.

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General data

ETU76B

Rating Plug
=
12

NSE0_00886c
NSE0_00883b

IR IR
tR tR

Isd Isd
t sd t sd
Ig Ig
Ii Ii
tg tg

NSE0 00953a NSE0 00953a

ETU45B ETU76B










--
--

--
--
--

--
--

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Solid-state releases (ETU) Tripped indicator/


The solid-state release is controlled by a microprocessor and Reset button
operates independently of an auxiliary voltage. It enables sys-
tems to be adapted to the different protection requirements of
distribution systems, motors, transformers and generators.
Communication capabilities
LCD alpha-
The international standard PROFIBUS DP or MODBUS can be numeric
used to transmit data such as current values, switching states, with 15
reasons for tripping etc. to central computers. inclination
and rotatable
Data acquisition and energy management are possible in con- through 180
junction with the Plus measurement function.
Slide switch
A new internal circuit breaker data bus allows switchboard panel Rated current for switchable
communication between the circuit breaker and secondary de- module/ overload
vices in the circuit breaker section: rating plug characteristic
curve
Actuation of analog displays
Facility to test the communication build-up with circuit
breakers
Display of tripping state and tripping reasons
Input module for reading in further switchgear panel signals Ground-fault
protection mo-
and for transmission of these signals to the PROFIBUS DP or dule (retrofitt-
MODBUS able)
Various output modules for displaying measured values
This means that it is not only possible to monitor the device re-
motely, but also to transmit current values from the entire system
and perform switching operations remotely.
I2t and I4t characteristic curve for overload protection
Example of configuration for ETU45B
The best protection for the whole switchgear is achieved by set-
ting the tripping characteristic curve to an optimum value. In or-
der to achieve optimal discrimination for upstream fuses or me-
dium voltage protection systems, the inclination of the
characteristic curve can be selected for the overload range.
The overload protection L (long time protection) for the solid-
state releases ETU45B and ETU76B allows the characteristic
curve to be switched between I2t and I4t.
The I4t characteristic improves discrimination for downstream
circuit breakers and fuses.
Solid-state releases ETU
Modularity has also been strictly emphasized during the deve-
lopment of the solid-state releases. These are some of the
modules which can be easily retrofitted at any time:
Ground-fault protection module
Communication
Measurement function
Display
Rated current module (Rating Plug)
This allows quick adaptation to new local mains specifications.
In addition, innovative functions have been included in the ETUs.
Rated current module/Rating Plug
The rated current module is an exchangeable module which al- Measurement function Plus
lows the user to reduce the rated device current so as to adapt
it optimally to the plant; e. g. if a new plant section is taken into
operation. The rated current module must be selected to fit the Selectable parameters
rated current of the plant.
In the case of quick changes of power supply conditions,
e. g. for switchovers from transformer to generator operation or
if a section of the supply is disconnected when the shift
changes, SENTRON 3WL allows the relevant protection parame-
ters to be quickly adapted to the new conditions.
The ETUs contain two independent tripping characteristic cur-
ves (parameter sets). The switchover is completed within
200 ms and is performed with the help of an external signal.

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ETU15B solid-state release
Application:
Option: safety lock
prevents pressing of Simple building and
Mechanical RESET reset button after system protection without time-se-
for reclosing lockout overcurrent release
lective coordination up to 4000 A.
and mechanical
tripped indicator
Not to be used for size III.
Features:
Adjustable overload protection
with I2t characteristic curve
Indicator: overcurrent with preset delay time
release activated
tR = 10 seconds at 6 IR
Indicator: overload alarm Indicator: fault in
overcurrent release Instantaneous short-circuit pro-
tection adjustable in the range
Rotary switch for setting
value, overload release
2 ... 8 In
Overload display
Protection function is set by
Rotary switch for setting
value, instantaneous
means of the rotary coding
Sealing ring
short-circuit release switch
For technical details see the table
"Functional overview of the
solid-state release system"
NSE0_00954b

under "Technical specifications".


Test socket

ETU25B solid-state release


Application:
Option: safety lock
prevents pressing of Classical building, motor and sys-
Mechanical RESET reset button after tem protection with time-selective
for reclosing lockout overcurrent release
coordination for up to 6300 A
and mechanical
tripped indicator Features:
Adjustable overload protection
with I2t characteristic curve
Indicator: overcurrent
Delay time tR =
ETU25B 10 seconds at 6 IR
release activated
Indicator: overload alarm Short-time delayed short-circuit
Rating Plug Indicator: fault in
Rated current module
overcurrent release protection adjustable in the
range 1.25 ... 12 In and
Rotary switch for setting Indicator: cause of release
value, overload release Instantaneous short-circuit
Rotary switch for setting Rotary switch for delay, protection preset
value, instantaneous short-circuit release to 20 In, max. 50 kA
short-circuit release
Can be adapted at any time to
Short-circuit protection
fixed setting
Sealing ring the required plant currents
through retrofittable rated cur-
NSE0_00955b

rent module, thus ensuring over-


Query pushbutton load protection in the range from
Test pushbutton Clear pushbutton 100 A to 6300 A
Test socket Overload display
Indicates the reason for tripping
by means of an LED
Test facility for the release
Protection functions are
set by means of the
rotary coding switch
For technical details see the table
"Functional overview of the
solid-state release system"
under "Technical specifications".

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ETU27B solid-state release


Application:
Option: safety lock
prevents pressing of Classical building, motor and sys-
Mechanical RESET reset button after tem protection with time-selective
for reclosing lockout overcurrent release
coordination for up to 6300 A
and mechanical
tripped indicator Features:

NSE0_00956c
The same as ETU25B but also
Reversible neutral conductor
Indicator: overcurrent
release activated
ETU27B N-conductor protection protection
on/off
Indicator: overload alarm OFF ON
Permanently integrated ground-
Rating Plug Indicator: fault in
Rated current module overcurrent release
fault protection. Calculation of
the ground-fault current through
Rotary switch for setting N
Indicator: cause of release
vectorial summation current
value, overload release formation
Rotary switch for setting Rotary switch for delay,
value, instantaneous short-circuit release For technical details see the table
short-circuit release "Functional overview of the
Short-circuit protection Sealing ring solid-state release system"
fixed setting OFF under "Technical specifications".
Rotary switch for delay,
Rotary switch for setting
earth-fault protection
value, earth-fault protection

Query pushbutton
Test pushbutton Clear pushbutton
Test socket

ETU45B solid-state release


Mechanical RESET Option: safety lock Application:
for reclosing lockout prevents pressing of
and mechanical reset button after Low-cost all-round system for intelligent buil-
tripped indicator overcurrent release dings and all types of industrial applications
Scroll up
Option: alphanumeric display "CubicleBUS integrated"
Indicators:
Overcurrent release Scroll down Features:
activated Indicator: fault in
Overload alarm overcurrent release The same as ETU25B but also
COMMUNICATION Thermal memory on/off
ETU45B Adjustable time-lag class
EXPANDED N-conductor protection on/off
for overload protection
OFF ON
Setting value
Rated current module N-conductor overload Selectable characteristic for overload and
Rating Plug
Rotary switch for setting =
Transfer of overload short-delayed short-circuit range (current
value, overload release characteristic 2 t / 4t
1
1
discrimination) for more accurate discrimi-
Rotary switch for setting 1
Rotary switch for delay,
value, instantaneous
1 nation adaptation to upstream fuses and
1
overload release
short-circuit release
Rotary switch for delay,
protective devices
12

Rotary switch for setting short-circuit release Thermal image as restart protection for trip-
value, short-circuit Indicator: cause of release
protection ped motor outgoing feeders
Sealing ring
Selector for
Option: earth-fault module
Reversible and adjustable neutral conduc-
earth-fault protection SI tor protection
Indicator: earth-fault alarm
Rotary switch for setting g

value, earth-fault Modular ground-fault protection module


protection Indicator: earth-fault tripped with alarm and tripping functions which can
Rotary switch for setting Rotary switch for delay, be adjusted separately
value, earth-fault alarm 2
earth-fault protection t g / tg
Test pushbutton Clear pushbutton Communication interface,
Query pushbutton Test socket measurement function Plus, optional con-
NSE0_00957b
nection of external modules or for
retrofitting
Storage of events and causes for tripping
for detailed fault analysis
Extended protection function possible with
measurement function
Optional high-contrast display with viewing
angle adjustment option
The protection functions can be set by
means of a rotary coding switch or slide
switch
For technical details see the table
"Functional overview of the
solid-state release system"
"Technical specifications".

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ETU76B solid-state release
Application:
Mechanical RESET Option: safety lock
for reclosing lockout prevents pressing of The multi-talent with graphical
and mechanical reset button after display for system analysis
tripped indicator ETU76B overcurrent release
"CubicleBUS integrated"
Features:
The same as ETU45B but also
Indicators: including
Overcurrent release
activated Graphical display Two protection parameter sets
Overload alarm
COMMUNICATION
which can be stored separately
EXPANDED in the release (switchover is per-
Indicator: fault in
overcurrent release formed by means of external si-
gnal)
Indicator: cause of release Rating Plug
Control keys for setting With overload protection which
he release parameters can be deactivated for operation
Rated current module in modern drive technology
Option: earth-fault module Indicators: Adjustable delay of
Ground-fault alarm
Ground-fault tripped delayed short-circuit protection
Fields for noting up to 4000 ms
setting values Fields for noting
setting values
Neutral conductor protection ad-
Test pushbutton justable up to IN = 200 % In
Clear pushbutton
Query pushbutton Test socket
Setting of protection functions by
means of Breaker Data Adapter
NSE0_00960b (BDA) or via communications in-
terface
Graphical display of all
parameters and events/
curve trends
Graphics display with high con-
trast, backlit display, and sleep
mode
For technical details see the table
"Functional overview of the
solid-state release system"
under "Technical specifications".

Ground-fault protection Ground-fault releases "G" sense fault currents that flow to ground
and that can cause fire in the plant. Multiple circuit breakers con-
Selector for nected in series can have their delay times adjusted so as to pro-
Indicators: Ground-fault
ground-fault
alarm vide graduated discrimination.
detection
GFM AT 45B Ground-fault
Rotary switch 1
tripped
When setting the parameters for the solid-state release it is pos-
for setting
value,
g TRIP ALARM ALARM J g (s) 1 2J g sible to choose between "alarm" and "trip" in the event that the
ground-fault G A .5 .1
set current value is exceeded. The reason for tripping is indica-
B .4 .2
protection
C TRIP .3 .3 ted by means of an LED when the query button is activated.
D .2 .4
OFF Rotary switch
E .1 .5
NSE0_00962a
for setting The ETU45B and ETU76B solid-state release versions can be re-
Rotary switch value, ground-
for setting value fault protection delay trofitted with a ground-fault protection module. This ground fault
ground-fault alarm J g/1
2
J g
protection function is integrated in ETU27B solid-state releases.

GFM AT 45B ground-fault module

Field for Indicators: Ground-fault


noting alarm
transfer GFM AT 55B-76B
g 1 Ground-fault
ground-fault tripped
detection ALARM ALARM
1 g= A

TRIP TRIP 1 2J
1 g= A J g= ms
Fields for Fields for
noting setting NSE0_00964a
noting setting
values values

GFM AT 55B-76B ground-fault module

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General data

Measurement method Setting


Vectorial summation current formation (measurement method 1) How the module is set depends on the measurement method
used (see above):
The three phase currents and the N conductor current are
measured directly. Measurement method 1: in position .
The solid-state release determines the ground-fault current by Measurement method 2: in position .
means of vectorial summation current formation for the three
phase currents and the N conductor current. This setting can be implemented for the solid-state release ver-
sion ETU76B with Menu/Comm.
Direct measurement of the ground-fault current
(measurement method 2) Ground-fault protection with I2t characteristic curve

A standard current transformer with the following data is used for With the exception of the ETU27B solid-state release, all
measurement of the ground-fault current: 1200 A/1 A, Class 1 versions of the ground-fault modules are supplied with an I2t
(the internal load of SENTRON 3WL is 0.11 ). The current trans- characteristic curve which can be activated.
former can be installed directly in the grounded neutral point of Selection criteria for SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers
a transformer.
Basic criteria for selecting circuit breakers are:
Max. short-circuit current at place of installation of circuit brea-
L1 ker I k max.
L2 This value determines the short-circuit breaking capacity
SENTRON WL
L3 or short-circuit current carrying capacity of the circuit breaker.
N It is compared with the value Icu, Ics, Icw of the circuit breaker
T5 PE and essentially determines the size of the circuit breaker.
NSE 00946 See illustration "Overview of SENTRON 3WL Circuit
Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers".
Rated current In which is to flow through the branch circuit.
3-pole circuit breakers, current transformers in the N conductor This value must not be larger than the maximum rated current
for the circuit breaker.
L1 The rated current for the SENTRON 3WL is set with the rated
L2 current module. See "Design", illustration "Overview of
SENTRON WL
L3 SENTRON 3WL Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit
N Breakers".
Ambient temperature
T6 for the circuit breaker.
PE This is usually the control cabinet internal temperature.
T6: 1200 A/1 A NSE 00947
Design of the circuit breaker
3-pole circuit breakers, current transformers in the grounded neutral Minimum short-circuit current
point of the transformer which flows through the switching device. The release must
still detect this value as a short-circuit and must respond by
L1 tripping.
L2
Protection functions of the circuit breaker.
SENTRON WL L3
These are determined by the selection of the
N
corresponding solid-state release, see the table
"Functions of the solid-state releases" under "Functions".
T6
PE

NSE 00948
T6: 1200 A/1 A

4-pole circuit breakers, current transformers in the grounded neutral


point of the transformer

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General data
SENTRON 3WL for DC applications
This version of the 3WL non-automatic air circuit breaker is sui-
table for direct current applications. The external protective de-
vice DIGmat S100 provides adjustable overload and short-
circuit protection for the SENTRON 3WL non-automatic air circuit
breaker.
This is based on the measuring chain of a shunt resistor and the
DIGmat S100 tripping unit. Shunt resistors are available for
1000 A, 2000 A and 4000 A (special ranges on request). They
are in accordance with DIN 43703 and have a class accuracy
of 0.5.
A measuring-circuit voltage of 60 mV DC is picked off for rated
current In.
The measuring-circuit voltage is a linear image of the primary DIGmat S100
current.
The DIGmat S100 tripping unit monitors the image of the primary Short-circuit protection:
current thus supplied and compares it with the tripping cha- Setting range Ii = 1.25 IR up to max. 4 In
racteristic curve set on the device. The parameter settings on If the set value is exceeded, tripping occurs in less than
the DIGmat S100 apply also for DC feedbacks. 50 ms.
Reversing duty is possible therefore.
In = Rated current of the circuit breaker
The tripping characteristic curve is determined and described IR = Set current value of the adjustable overload release
by the following variables: tR = Assigned tripping time of the overload trip
Overload protection: Ii = Instantaneous tripping current of the adjustable short-
Setting range IR = 0.4 ... 1.0 In circuit releases
The curve has a I2t characteristic.
The components are available only from the company
The tripping time tR is selectable between 2 and 10 s, with tR
mat Maschinen- und Anlagentechnik
defined for 6 IR.
(for address see "Appendix" => "External Partners").

Configuration
Mutual mechanical circuit breaker interlocking The bending radii of the Bowden wire must be greater than
500 mm.
The module for mutual mechanical interlocking can be used for
one or two SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers and can be adapted The sum of all bending angles along the Bowden wire must not
easily to the corresponding versions. The fixed-mounted and exceed 640.
withdrawable circuit breaker versions are fully compatible and In a vertical arrangement of circuit breakers to be interlocked,
can therefore be used in a mixed configuration in an installation. the interlocking mechanisms must be in line.
This also applies to 3WN6 circuit breakers. Circuit breakers to be interlocked must be arranged so that
The circuit breakers can be mounted alongside each other or Bowden cables can be optimally installed in compliance with
one above the other, whereby the distance of the circuit breakers the conditions mentioned in the above points.
is determined solely by the length of the Bowden wire (lengths: The installed Bowden wire must be fixed (with cable ties or the
2 m/3 m/4.5 m). Interlock signals are looped through using the like) before the interlock is adjusted.
Bowden wires. Interlocking is only effective in the connected po-
sition in the case of withdrawable circuit breakers. The mechani- Select the width of switchgear cubicle to allow enough free-
cal endurance of the Bowden cables is 10 000 operating cycles. dom of movement for adjusting the interlock!
Openings and cut-outs in system elements must be designed
Minimum requirements must be fulfilled in the switchgear for the so that Bowden wires are not changed in direction or obs-
interlocking to function: tructed when they are passed through.
Bowden wires must be installed as far as possible in a straight
line with minimum bending.
Mutual mechanical interlocking of circuit breakers examples
Mutual interlocking of two Interlocking between three Mutual interlocking of three Interlocking of three circuit
circuit breakers circuit breakers circuit breakers breakers, two of them mutual

G G G
S1 S2 S1 S3 S1 S3
S1 S2 S3

S2 S1 S2 S3 S2

NSE01041 NSE01042 NSE01043 NSE01044 NSE01045

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Communication-capable circuit breakers

PLC e.g. SIMATIC S7 PC with Switch ES Power


data acquisition and SENTRON 3WL/3VL parameterization
processing and visualization tool through
PROFIBUS DP

Output device
Ethernet/ e.g. notebook
Intranet/ with browser

Zone Selective
Interlocking module
Digital output module
Relay
Digital output module
Relay, configurable

Analog output module

Digital input module


Internet
COM15
BSS
ETU
Measurement-
BDA function Plus

NSE0_01820a
BDA Plus

Communication with PROFIBUS DP

MODBUS Master Configuration and


PLC or monitoring software display software

MODBUS

Output device
Ethernet/ e.g. notebook
Intranet/ with browser
Zone Selective
Interlocking module
Digital output module
Relay
Digital output module
Relay, configurable

Analog output module

Digital input module


Internet
COM16
BSS
ETU
Measurement
BDA
function Plus
NSE0_01894

BDAPlus

Communication with MODBUS


The requirements for power distribution in terms of communica- The high level of modularity of the system allows communication
tion capability, data transparency, flexibility and integration are functions to be retrofitted at any time (e. g. the measurement
constantly increasing. An integrated and modular communica- function). Similarly, the upgrade of a non-communication-ca-
tion architecture was designed for the SENTRON 3WL to ensure pable SENTRON 3WL (e .g. changeover from ETU25B to
that it can satisfy these requirements. ETU45B with CubicleBUS) can be carried out easily on site in
the plant. All modules connected to the CubicleBUS can directly
The core component of this architecture is the CubicleBUS, access the existing source data of the circuit breaker, which gu-
which links together all of the intelligent components within the arantees the quickest possible access to information and re-
SENTRON 3WL and enables the easy and safe connection of sponse to events.
other additional external components to the circuit breaker. The
CubicleBUS is already incorporated and pre-connected in all Furthermore, additional external modules (including digital in-
complete circuit breakers with ETU45B and ETU76B releases. puts/outputs, analog outputs) can be connected to the
CubicleBUS to provide cost-effective solutions for the automa-
tion of further devices in the switchgear.

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SENTRON 3WL communication-capable circuit breakers
Function Solid-state Brea- PROFI- Measu Analog Digital Digital ZSI Brea- Brea-
release version ker Sta- BUS rement output output input modul ker ker
ETU45B ETU76B tus com- func- module module module es Data Data
Sensor munica- tion s s s Adapter Adap-
tion Plus ter Plus
port
Functions of the communication-capable SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers
Indication of measured values in release (current

only)
Indication of measured values in release

(U, I, P, S, Q, p.f., etc.)
Indication of measured values (current only),
--
parameter, diagnostic values etc. on display
Indication of measured values (U, I, P, S, Q, p.f., etc.),
--
parameters, diagnostic values etc. in release
Output of measured values (current only)

to rotary coil instruments in control cabinet door
Output of measured values (U, I, P, S, Q, p.f., etc.) to

rotary coil instruments in control cabinet door
Output of digital signals
(e. g. reason for tripping, alarm signals, status)
through contacts
Automatic changeover between
--
parameter sets A and B
Read in digital signals and forward to

PROFIBUS/MODBUS
Transmission of switch information

on HTML basis locally to a PC
Transmission of switch information

on HTML basis through Ethernet
Short-time grading control for

S tripping and G protection
Local display of harmonic analysis and waveform
--
memory
Local storage of harmonic analysis and waveform

memory and transmission through PROFIBUS
Read out protection parameters through PROFIBUS
Read out and adjust protection parameters through
--
PROFIBUS
Required Not necessary for this function, optionally combinable
Function can optionally be taken over by more than one release. -- Function not available
Function can optionally be taken over by one of these modules.

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General data

Data that can be transmitted over the PROFIBUS DP/MODBUS or the Breaker Data Adapter
All SENTRON 3WLs with ETU45B, ETU76B (CubicleBUS integrated)

Transmittable circuit breaker data


BSS BDA BSS COM15/COM16
Order code (Order No. of circuit breaker + "Z") F01 F02/F12
Order No. +"BDA/BDAPLUS"
Order No.
Potential applications
Transmission of circuit breaker data to PROFIBUS DP or MODBUS and integration into
higher-level visualization systems are possible --
e. g. in PCS7, Power Management Systems, WinCC (incl. add-ons like the text message radio server)
Transmission of circuit breaker data and software (i. e. HTML pages with data) to a local output
device, or remotely through Ethernet/Intranet/Internet (without the possibility of integration into
higher-level visualization systems) --
e. g. for monitoring, diagnostics, maintenance and parameterization of individual circuit breakers
Utilization of the functionality of all CubicleBUS modules
e. g. configuration of the configurable digital output module, status check of the digital input modules,
diagnostics
Transmittable circuit breaker data without integrated measurement function
Device identification
Communication address, Order No., circuit breaker in delivery status, circuit breaker parameters
(size, number of poles, rated current module etc.), identification numbers, release type,
1)
Free text for plant code and comments --
Operating statuses
On/off status message, storage spring, tripped, readiness
Switching position (connected, test and disconnected position, removed) for withdrawable circuit breakers, --1)
PROFIBUS/MODBUS write protection on/off, free user input --1)
Control commands
Switch circuit breaker on/off, switch free user output on/off --1)
Reset tripped signal
Delete event and history memory --1)
Reset the min./max. measured values, reset the maintenance information
History
Read out the event protocol, read out the release protocol --1)
Maintenance information
Number of tripping operations L, S/I and in total, contact wear
Number of operating cycles under load and in total, number of operating hours --1)
Event signals
Tripped signal with details of the tripping current
Alarm signals (e. g. overload) with incoming/outgoing information --1)
All of the named event signals with time stamp --1)
Parameterization of the protection functions
Reading out of the protection function parameters
Settings for the protection function parameters can be changed by means of communication 2) 2)
Parameter set switchover possible (set A to set B and back) 2) 2)
Measured values
Phase currents, each with min./max. value
Temperature in the circuit breaker with min./max. value --1)
Temperature in the control cabinet with min./max. value --1)
All of the named measured values with time stamp --1)

Measurement function
Plus
Order code F01+ ... or F02+ ... F05
Additional transmittable circuit breaker data with integrated measurement function
Additional event signals
Threshold value alarms (e. g. over/underfrequency, over/undervoltage)
Parameterization of the extended protection functions and setpoints (threshold values)
Reading out the parameters of the extended protection functions
Settings for the extended protection function parameters can be changed
Reading out and adjusting threshold values
Additional measured values
Voltages, power, energy, power factor, frequency, each with min./max. value
Harmonic analysis
Recording of currents and voltages for configurable events in the curve form memory
1) Data only available in conjunction with the COM15 module (BUS connec- Available
tion not required). -- Not available
2) Only possible with ETU76B.

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General data
CubicleBUS modules
Digital output modules with rotary coding switch
6 items of binary information concerning the state of the circuit
breaker (reasons for tripping and warnings) can be output via
this module to external signaling devices (e. g. LED, horn) or be
used for the selective shut-down of other system components
(e. g. frequency converters).
Digital output modules are available in versions with and without
a rotary coding switch. On modules with a rotary coding switch
it is possible to choose between two signaling blocks each with
6 defined assignments and to set an additional response delay. Analog output module

All the digital output modules are available as a version with re- Digital input modules
lay outputs (CO contacts, up to 12 A). Up to two modules of this With the digital input module, up to 6 additional binary signals
type can be connected to one SENTRON 3WL. (24 V DC) in the circuit breaker environment can be connected
to the system. It is thus possible for example to send messages
concerning the state of a switch disconnector or a control cabi-
net door to the PROFIBUS DP/MODBUS.
With the digital input module on the CubicleBUS it is also pos-
sible for the two different protection parameter sets held in the
ETU76B solid-state releases to be switched over automatically in
a few milliseconds. It is thus possible, for example, to automati-
cally change the parameters of a coupling switch should the
transformer infeed fail.
One module each of this type can be used for holding the six
items of digital information and for automatically switching over
Digital output module with rotary coding switch the parameters.
Digital output modules, configurable
The configurable output module is available for higher-perfor-
mance solutions. With this module, random events on the
CubicleBUS can be switched directly to one of six available out-
puts or three of these outputs can be assigned with up to six
events. In other words, up to six events can be placed on one
physical output with OR operation. Either BDA/BDA Plus or
Switch ES Power is used for configuring.
A relay variant is also available here the same as for the output
modules with rotary coding switch. Only one module of this type
is possible per SENTRON 3WL.
Digital input module
ZSI modules (short-time grading control)
The use of ZSI modules is recommended when Siemens circuit
breakers are arranged in several staggered levels but full gra-
ding with the smallest possible delay is to be assured neverthe-
less.
The circuit breakers are interconnected by these modules. In
case of a short-circuit, each affected circuit breaker asks the cir-
cuit breakers directly downstream whether the short-circuit has
also occurred in the next, lower level. The short-circuit is exactly
localized as the result, and only the next upstream circuit brea-
Digital output module, configurable ker in the energy flow direction is switched off.
Analog output modules
The analog output module can be used to output the following
measured values to analog indicators in the control cabinet
door:
IL1, IL2, IL3, IN or
UL12, UL23, UL31, UL1N or
PL1, PL2, PL3, Stot or
p.f.1 , p.f.2 , p.f.3, I % or
favg, ULLavg, Ptot, p.f.avg
Four 4-20-mA/0-10-V interfaces are available for this. The
measured values to be output are selected with a rotary coding
switch. By using the analog output module it is possible to do ZSI module (short-time grading control)
without additional converters and their conventional installa-
tion/wiring in the main current path. Up to two modules of this
type can be connected to one SENTRON 3WL.

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General data

Technical specifications
Size I II III
Type 3WL11 3WL12 3WL13
Switching capacity class N S N S H H C C
N S N S H H C C
3-pole 4-pole
Short-circuit breaking capacity
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 415 V AC
Icu kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Ics kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Icm kA 121 145 145 176 220 220 330 286
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 500 V AC
Icu kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Ics kA 55 66 66 80 100 100 150 130
Icm kA 121 145 145 176 220 220 330 286
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 690 V AC
Icu kA 42 50 50 75 85 85 150 130
Ics kA 42 50 50 75 85 85 150 130
Icm kA 88 105 105 165 187 187 330 286
Rated operational voltage Ue
up to 1000 V/1150 V AC
Icu kA -- -- -- -- 45 50 704) 704)
Ics kA -- -- -- -- 45 50 704) 704)
4)
Icm kA -- -- -- -- 95 105 154 1544)
Rated short-time withstand current Icw
of the circuit breakers3)
0.5 s kA 50 66 66 80 100 100 100 100
1s kA 42 50 55 66 80 100 100 100
2s kA 29.5 35 39 46 651)/702) 80 80 80
3s kA 24 29 32 37 501)/652) 65 65 65
Short-circuit breaking capacity Icc
of the non-automatic air circuit breakers
Up to 500 V AC kA 50 66 66 80 100 100 100 100
Up to 690 V AC kA 42 50 50 75 85 85 100 100
1) Size II with In max 2500 A.
Circuit breakers with ECO switching capacity N 2) Size II with In max = 3200 A and In max = 4000 A.
N
(Icu = Ics up to 55 kA size I/up to 66 kA size II at 500 V) 3) At a rated voltage of 690 V the Icw value of the circuit breaker cannot be
greater than the Icu or Ics value at 690 V.
Circuit breakers with standard switching capacity S
S 4) Rated operational voltage Ue = 1150 V.
(Icu = Ics up to 66 kA size I/up to 80 kA size II at 500 V)
Circuit breakers with high switching capacity H
H
(Icu = Ics up to 100 kA at 500 V)
Circuit breakers with very high switching capacity C
C
(Icu = Ics up to 150 kA (3-pole)/130 kA (4-pole)
at 500 V)

DC Circuit breakers with DC switching capacity

These circuit breakers are indicated in the Technical


specifications by orange-colored backgrounds.

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General data

Size I II
Type ... 3WL11 10 3WL11 12 3WL11 16 3WL12 08 3WL12 10 3WL12 12 3WL12 16 3WL12 20
Rated current In at 40 C, at 50/60 Hz
Main conductor A ... 1000 1250 1600 800 1000 1250 1600 2000
N conductor (only on 4-pole versions) A ... 1000 1250 1600 800 1000 1250 1600 2000
Rated operational voltage Ue at 50/60 Hz V AC ... 690 ... 690 ... 690 ... ... ... ... ...
(for 1000 V version see Catalog LV 1, "Options") 690/1000 690/1000 690/1000 690/1000 690/1000
Rated insulation voltage Ui V AC 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Rated impulse withstand voltage Uimp
Main current paths kV 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Auxiliary circuits kV 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Control circuits kV 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Isolating function acc. to EN 60947-2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Utilization categories B
Permissible ambient temperature
During operation (in operation with LCD max. 55 C)4) C 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70
During storage (special conditions for LCDs must be C 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70
observed)
Permissible load Up to 55 C (Cu bare) A 1000 1250 1600 800 1000 1250 1600 2000
At rear horizontal main circuit Up to 60 C (Cu bare)5) A 1000 1250 1600 800 1000 1250 1600 2000
connections Up to 70 C (Cu black A 1000 1210 1490 800 1000 1250 1600 2000
painted) 5)

Rated rotor operational voltage Uer V 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Power loss at In
With 3-phase symmetrical load
Fixed-mounted circuit breakers W 100 105 150 40 45 80 85 180
Withdrawable circuit breakers W 195 205 350 85 95 165 175 320
Operating times
Make-time ms 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Opening time ms 38 38 38 34 34 34 34 34
2)
Electrical make-time (through closing solenoid) ms 80 80 80 100 100 100 100 100
Electrical opening time (through shunt release) ms 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73
Electrical opening time (instant. undervoltage release) ms 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73
Opening time due to ETU, instant. short-circuit release ms 501) 501) 501) 501) 501) 501) 501) 501)
Endurance
Mechanical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 10 000 10 000 10 000 10 000 10 000 10 000 10 000 10 000
Mechanical (with maintenance)3) Oper. cycles 20 000 20 000 20 000 15 000 15 000 15 000 15 000 15 000
Electrical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 10 000 10 000 10 000 7500 7500 7500 7500 7500
1000 V version, electrical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles -- -- -- 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
1150 V version, electrical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles -- -- -- 500 500 500 500 500
Electrical (with maintenance)3) Oper. cycles 20 000 20 000 20 000 15 000 15 000 15 000 15 000 15 000
Switching frequency
690 V version 1/h 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
1000 V version 1/h -- -- -- 20 20 20 20 20
1150 V version 1/h -- -- -- 20 20 20 20 20
Minimum interval between tripping operation by solid-state ms 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
release and next making operation of the circuit breaker (only
with autom. mechanical resetting of the lockout device)
Mounting position 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0
h m a x .
= 1 m m

and/
or

N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 1 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 2 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 2 7 a

Degree of protection IP20 without cabinet door, IP41 with door sealing frame, IP55 with cover
Main conductor Copper bars, Units 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 3
2
minimum bare mm 60 10 40 10 50 10 50 10 60 10 40 10 50 10 50 10
cross-sections Copper bars, Units 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 3
painted black mm2 60 10 40 10 50 10 50 10 60 10 40 10 50 10 50 10
Auxiliary conductors (Cu) Standard connection =
Max. number of strain-relief clamp
auxiliary conductors Without end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16); 1 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
cross-section (solid/stranded) With end sleeve acc. to 1 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 1 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
DIN 46228 Part 2
With twin end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
Optional connection =
tension spring
Without end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
With end sleeve acc. to 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
DIN 46228 Part 2
Position indicator switches Tension spring terminals 1 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 1 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
Weights 3-pole Fixed-mounted circuit kg 43 43 43 56 56 56 56 56
breakers
Withdrawable circuit kg 45 45 45 60 60 60 60 60
4-pole breakers
Guide frames kg 25 25 25 31 31 31 31 31
Fixed-mounted circuit kg 50 50 50 67 67 67 67 67
breakers
Withdrawable circuit kg 54 54 54 72 72 72 72 72
breakers
Guide frames kg 30 30 30 37 37 37 37 37
1) Opening time on instantaneous short-circuit release with 3) Maintenance means: replace main contact elements and arc chutes (see
ETU15B = 85 ms. Operating Manual).
2) Make-time through closing solenoid for synchronization purposes 4) Use of releases from 20 C.
(short-time excited) 50 ms. 5) ETU76B with graphics display can be used up to max. 55 C.

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General data

Size II III
Type 3WL12 25 3WL12 32 3WL12 40 3WL13 40 3WL13 50 3WL13 63
Rated current In at 40 C, at 50/60 Hz
Main conductor A 2500 3200 4000 4000 5000 6300
N conductor (only on 4-pole versions) A 2500 3200 4000 4000 5000 6300
Rated operational voltage Ue at 50/60 Hz V AC ... 690/1000 ... 690/1000 ... 690 ... 690/1000 ... 690/1000 ... 690/1000
(for 1000 V version see Catalog LV 1, "Options")
Rated insulation voltage Ui V AC 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Rated impulse withstand voltage Uimp
Main current paths kV 12 12 12 12 12 12
Auxiliary circuits kV 4 4 4 4 4 4
Control circuits kV 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Isolating function acc. to EN 60947-2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Utilization categories B (except switching capacity class DC)
Permissible ambient temperature
During operation (in operation with LCD max. 55 C)4) C 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70 25/+70
During storage (special conditions for LCDs must be observed) C 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70
6) Up to 55 C (Cu bare) A 2500 3200 3950 4000 5000 5920
Permissible load
Up to 60 C (Cu bare)5) A 2500 3020 3810 4000 5000 5810
Up to 70 C (Cu black painted)5) A 2280 2870 3600 4000 5000 5500
Rated rotor operational voltage Uer V 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Power loss at In
With 3-phase symmetrical load
Fixed-mounted circuit breakers W 270 410 750 520 630 900
Withdrawable circuit breakers W 520 710 925 810 1050 1600
Operating times
Make-time ms 35 35 35 35 35 35
Opening time ms 34 34 34 34 34 34
Electrical make-time (through closing solenoid)2) ms 100 100 100 100 100 100
Electrical opening time (through shunt release) ms 73 73 73 73 73 73
Electrical opening time (instantaneous undervoltage release) ms 73 73 73 73 73 73
Opening time due to ETU, instantaneous short-circuit release ms 501) 501) 501) 50 50 50
Endurance
Mechanical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 10000 10000 10000 5000 5000 5000
Mechanical (with maintenance)3) Oper. cycles 15000 15000 15000 10000 10000 10000
Electrical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 7500 4000 4000 2000 2000 2000
1000 V version, electrical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
1150 V version, electrical7) (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 500 500 500 1000 1000 1000
Electrical (with maintenance)3) Oper. cycles 15000 15000 15000 10000 10000 10000
Switching frequency
690 V version 1/h 60 60 60 60 60 60
1000 V version 1/h 20 20 20 20 20 20
1150 V version7) 1/h 20 20 20 20 20 20
Minimum interval between tripping operation by solid-state ms 80 80 80 80 80 80
release and next making operation of the circuit breaker (only
with automatical mechanical resetting of the lockout device)
3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0
h m a x .

Mounting position
= 1 m m

and/
or
N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 1 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 2 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 2 7 a

Degree of protection IP20 without cabinet door, IP41 with door sealing frame, IP55 with cover
Main conductor Copper bars, Units 2 3 4 4x 6x 6x
minimum bare mm2 100 10 100 10 120 10 100 x 10 100 x 10 120 x 10
cross-sections Copper bars, Units 2 3 4 4 6 6
painted black mm2 100 10 100 10 100 108) 100 10 100 10 120 10
Auxiliary conductors Standard connection = strain-relief clamp
(Cu) Without end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16); 1 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
Max. number of With end sleeve acc. to DIN 46228 Part 2 1 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 1 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
auxiliary conductors With twin end sleeve
cross-section 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
(solid/stranded)
Optional connection = tension spring
Without end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
With end sleeve acc. to DIN 46228 Part 2 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
Position indicator swit- Tension spring terminals 1 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 1 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
ches
Weights 3-pole Fixed-mounted circuit breakers kg 59 64 85 82 82 90
Withdrawable circuit breakers kg 63 68 121 88 88 96
Guide frames kg 39 45 52 60 60 70
4-pole Fixed-mounted circuit breakers kg 71 77 103 99 99 108
Withdrawable circuit breakers kg 76 82 146 106 106 108
Guide frames kg 47 54 62 84 84 119
1) Opening time on instantaneous short-circuit release with 4) Use of releases from 20 C.
ETU15B = 85 ms. 5) ETU76B with graphics display can be used up to max. 55 C.
2) Make-time through closing solenoid for synchronization purposes 6) 4000 A, size II in fixed-mounted version, 3-pole.
(short-time excited) 50 ms. 7) Size III: data for very high switching capacity.
3) Maintenance means: replace main contact elements and arc chutes (see 8) Minimum main conductor cross-sections for 4-pole withdrawable circuit
Operating Manual). breakers: 4 x 120 x 10 mm.

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General data

Size I to III
Type 3WL1
Manual operating mechanism with mechanical closing
Closing/ Max. force required to operate the hand lever N 230
Charging stored- Required number of strokes on the hand lever 9
energy feature
Manual operating mechanism with mechanical and electrical closing
Charging stored-
energy feature
Closing solenoid Operating range 0.85 ... 1.1 Us
(CC)
Extended operating range for battery operation At 24 V DC, 48 V DC 0.7 ... 1.26 Us
60 V DC, 110 V DC
220 V DC
Power consumption AC/DC VA/W 15/15
Minimum command duration at Us for the closing solenoid ms 60
Short-circuit protection 1 A TDz (slow)/1 A
Smallest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class)/
miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic
Manual/motorized operating mechanism with mechanical and electrical closing
Manual operating For data see above.
mechanism
Motor Operating range 0.85 ... 1.1 Us
Extended operating range for battery operation At 24 V DC, 48 V DC 0.7 ... 1.26 Us
60 V DC, 110 V DC
220 V DC
Power consumption of motor AC/DC VA/W 135/135
Time required to charge the stored-energy mechanism at 1 Us s 10
Closing solenoid For data see above.
For motor and Short-circuit protection 2 A TDz (slow)/1 A
closing solenoid Smallest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class)/
miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic;
Motor and closing solenoid for the same rated control supply voltages
Smallest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class)/ At Us = 24 ... 30 V 2A
miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic (for different At Us = 48 ... 60 V 2A
rated control supply voltages) At Us = 110 ... 125 V DC/ 1A
110 ... 127 V AC
At Us = 220 ... 250 V DC/ 1A
208 ... 240 V AC
Solid-state release signals
Measuring accuracy of the solid-state release Protection functions according to
EN 60947;
current indication 10 %;
Measurement function
base quantities 1 %;
Measurement function
derived quantities 4 %
Auxiliary releases
Undervoltage Response values Pickup 0.85 Us
releases (circuit breaker can be closed)
UVR (F3) and Dropout 0.35 ... 0.7 Us
UVR-td (F4) (circuit breaker is tripped)
Operating range 0.85 ... 1.1
Extended operating range for battery operation At 24 V DC, 30 V DC, 0.85 ... 1.26
48 V DC, 110 V DC,
220 V DC
Rated control supply voltage Us Instantaneous
AC 50/60 Hz V 110 ... 127/208 ... 240/380 ... 415
DC V 24/30/48/60/110/220 ... 2501)
Delayed
AC 50/60 Hz V 110 ... 127; 208 ... 240; 380 ... 415
DC V 48; 110 ... 125; 220 ... 250
Power consumption (pickup/uninterrupted duty) AC VA 20/5
DC W 20/5
Opening time of circuit breaker at Us = 0 ms 200
- Version UVR (F3)
Instantaneous ms 80
With delay ms 200
- Version UVR-td (F8)
With delay, td = 0.2 to 3.2 s s 0.2 ... 3.2
Reset through additional NC contact direct switching off ms 100
Short-circuit protection 1 A TDz (slow) 1 A
Smallest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class)/
Miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic
1) 24 V and 30 V only with undervoltage release UVR (F3).

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General data

Size I to III
Type 3WL1
Auxiliary releases
Shunt release (ST) For continuous command - Response value pickup > 0.7 Us
(F1, F2) (100 % ON period), locks (circuit breaker is tripped)
out on momentary-con- - Operating range 0.85 ... 1.1 Us
tact commands
- Extended operating range At 24 V DC, 48 V DC 0.7 ... 1.26 Us
for battery operation 60 V DC, 110 V DC
220 V DC
- Rated control supply voltage Us AC 50/60 Hz V 110; 230
DC V 24; 30; 48; 60; 110; 220
- Power consumption AC/DC VA/W 15/15
- Minimum command duration at Us ms 60
- opening time of circuit breaker at AC/DC ms 80
Us = 100 %
- Short-circuit protection 1 A TDz (slow)/1 A
Smallest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational
class)/ miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic
5 % ON period - Response value Pickup > 0.7 Us
(circuit breaker is tripped)
- Operating range 0.85 ... 1.1 Us
- Extended operating range At 24 V DC, 48 V DC 0.7 ... 1.26 Us
for battery operation 60 V DC, 110 V DC
220 V DC
- Rated control supply voltage Us AC 50/60 Hz V 110 ... 127; 208 ... 240
DC V 24; 48; 110 ... 125; 220 ... 250
- Power consumption AC/DC VA/W 15/15
- Minimum command duration at Us ms 25
- Opening time of circuit breaker at AC/DC ms 50
Us = 100 %
- Short-circuit protection 1 A TDz (slow)/1 A
Smallest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational
class)/miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic
With stored energy - Rated control supply voltage Us AC 50/60 Hz V 110; 230
feature consisting of DC V 110; 220
shunt release and capa- - Operating range 0.85 ... 1.1 Us
citor storage device
- Power consumption AC/DC VA/W 1/1
- Storage time at Us/ maximum 5 min/minimum 5 s
recharging time at Us
- Opening time of circuit breaker, As with "for continuous
short-circuit protection command"
Remote reset solenoid for mechanical tripped indicator (F7)
Remote reset solenoid for - Operating range 0.85 ... 1.1 Us
mechanical tripped indica- - Extended operating range At 24 V DC, 48 V DC 0.7 ... 1.26 Us
tor (F7) for battery operation 110 V DC
220 V DC
- Power consumption AC/DC VA/W 50/50
- Minimum command duration at Us for the remote ms 60
reset solenoid
- Short-circuit protection
Smallest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class)/ 2 A TDz (slow)/1 A at 24 V DC
miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic and 48 V DC,
1 A TDz (slow)/1 A at 110 V and
208 ... 250 V
Contact position-driven auxiliary switches (S1, S2, S3, S4, S7, S8)
Rated insulation voltage Ui V AC/DC 500
Rated operational voltage Ue V AC/DC 500
Rated impulse withstand voltage Uimp kV 4
Switching capacity Alternating current - Rated operational voltage Ue V 24 ... 230 380/400 500
50/60 Hz - Rated operational current
Ie /AC-12 A 10 10 10
Ie/AC-15 A 4 3 2
Direct current - Rated operational voltage Ue V 24 48 110 220
- Rated operational current
Ie/DC-12 A 10 8 3.5 1
Ie/DC-13 A 8 4 1.2 0.4
Short-circuit protection Largest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class) 10 A TDz, 10 A Dz
Largest permissible miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic 10 A

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General data

Size I to III
Type 3WL1
Ready-to-close signaling switch (S20) (acc. to DIN VDE 0630)
Switching capacity Alternating current - Rated operational voltage Ue V 250
- Rated operational current Ie A 8
Direct current - Rated operational voltage Ue V 125 250
- Rated operational current Ie A 0.4 0.2
Short-circuit protection Largest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class) 2 A Dz (quick)
Tripped signal switch (S24) and signal switch for auxiliary releases (S22, S23) (acc. to DIN VDE 0630)
Switching capacity Alternating current - Rated operational voltage Ue V 250
- Rated operational current Ie/AC-12 A 8
Direct current - Rated operational voltage Ue V 24 125 250
- Rated operational current Ie/DC-12 A 6 0.4 0.2
Short-circuit protection Largest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class) 6 A Dz (quick)
Tripped signal switch Signal duration after tripping Until manual or electrical
remote reset (option)
Position indicator switch on guide frame
Type of contact Signal: - "Circuit breaker in connected 3 CO 1 CO
position" 2 CO or 1 CO
- "Circuit breaker in test position" 1 CO 1 CO
- "Circuit breaker in disconnected
position"
Rated insulation voltage Ui AC 50/60 Hz V 440
DC V 250
Rated operational voltage Ue V 250
Rated impulse withstand voltage Uimp kV 4
Switching capacity Rated operational - Ie/AC-12 24 V 10 A, 110/127 V 10 A,
current Ie 220/240 V 10 A, 320/440 V 10 A
- Ie/AC-15 220/240 V 4 A,
320/440 V 3 A,
- Ie/DC-12 24 V 10 A, 48 V 2.5 A,
220/240 V 0.2 A,
- Ie/DC-13 24 V 3.0 A, 220/240 V 0.1 A

- A 300 (AC) 120 V 6 A, 240 V 3 A

- R 300 (DC) 125 V 0.22 A, 250 V 0.11 A


Short-circuit protection Largest permissible DIAZED fuse (gL operational class) 8 A TDz (slow)
Largest permissible miniature circuit breaker with C characteristic 8 A TDz (slow)

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General data

Protection functions ETU15B ETU25B ETU27B


Parameterization by D D D&S
Functional overview of the solid-state release system
Overload protection
Function can be switched on/off -- -- --
Setting range IR = In ... 0.5-0.55-0.6-0.65-0.7- 0.4-0.45-0.5-0.55-0.6- 0.4-0.45-0.5-0.55-0.6-
0.75-0.8-0.85-0.9-1 0.65-0.7-0.8-0.9-1 0.65-0.7-0.8-0.9-1
R
L Switchable overload protection
(I2t- or I4t-dependent function)
-- -- --

Setting range for time-lag class tR at I2t 10 s fixed 10 s fixed 10 s fixed


Setting range for time-lag class tR at I4t -- -- --
R
Thermal image can be switched on/off -- -- --
Phase failure sensitivity -- at tsd = 20 ms (M) at tsd = 20 ms (M)
Neutral conductor protection -- --
N Function can be switched on/off
N conductor setting range IN = In ...
--
--
--
--

1
Short-time delayed short-circuit protection --
Function can be switched on/off -- -- --
s d
Setting range Isd = In ... -- 1.25-1.5-2-2.5-3-4-6-8-10-12 1.25-1.5-2-2.5-3-4-6-8-10-12

s d
S Setting range for delay time tsd
Switchable short-time delayed short-circuit protection
--
--
0-M-100-200-300-400 ms
--
0-M-100-200-300-400 ms
--
(I2t-dependent function)
Setting range for delay time tsd at I2t -- -- --
Zone Selective Interlocking function -- -- --
i Instantaneous short-circuit protection
N S E 0 _ 0 0 8 8 8 b
I Function can be switched on/off
Setting range Ii = In ...
--
2-3-4-5-6-7-8
--
Fixed for Ii 20 In, max. 50
--
Fixed for Ii 20 In, max. 50
kA kA
Ground-fault protection -- -- Fixed mounted
Tripping and alarm function -- -- --
Tripping function can be switched on/off -- --
Alarm function can be switched on/off -- -- --
Detection of the ground-fault current through summation -- --
g current formation with internal or external neutral con-
ductor transformer

g
G
Detection of ground-fault current through external
current transformer
-- -- --

Setting range of the operating current Ig for release -- -- A-B-C-D-E


N S E 0 _ 0 0 8 8 9 a Setting range of the operating current Ig for alarm -- -- --
Setting range of the delay time tg -- -- 100-200-300-400-500 ms
Switchable ground-fault protection characteristic -- -- --
curve (I2t-dependent function)
Setting range for delay time tg at I2t -- -- --
Zone Selective Interlocking ground-fault protect. func. -- -- --
Parameter set switchover
Switchable between parameter set A and B -- -- --
LCD
Alphanumeric LCD (4-line) -- -- --
Graphical LCD (24 V, ext. power supply required) -- -- --
Communication
CubicleBUS integrated -- -- --
Communication-capable through PROFIBUS DP -- -- --
Measurement function
Measurement-function capable with measurement -- -- --
function Plus
LED display
Solid-state release active
Alarm
ETU fault
L-release --
S-release --
I-release --
N-release -- --
NSE00890
G-release -- --
G-alarm -- -- --
Release through extended protection function -- -- --
Communication -- -- --
Signals from signal switches with external CubicleBUS modules (relays)
Overload warning -- -- --
Load shedding, load receiving -- -- --
Leading signal overload trip 200 ms -- -- --
Temperature alarm -- -- --
Phase unbalance -- -- --
Instantaneous short-circuit release -- -- --
Short-time delayed short-circuit release -- -- --
Overload trip -- -- --
Neutral conductor release -- -- --
NSE00891
Ground-fault protection release -- -- --
Ground-fault alarm -- -- --
Auxiliary relay -- -- --
ETU fault -- -- --
Delay time figures given in ms. Available For the setting range of the operating current Ig see page 33.
M = Motor protection, corresponds to 20 ms. -- Not available
D = Rotary coding switch Optional
D & S = Rotary coding and slide switch
K = Communication
M/K = Menu/communication

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General data

Protection functions ETU45B ETU76B


Parameterization by D& S M/K
Functional overview of the solid-state release system
Overload protection
Function can be switched on/off --
Setting range IR = In ... 0.4-0.45-0.5-0.55-0.6- 0.4 ... 1
0.65-0.7-0.8-0.9-1
Switchable overload protection
(I2t- or I4t-dependent function)
Setting range for time-lag class tR at I2t 2-3.5-5.5-8-10-14-17-21-25-30 s 2 ... 30 s
Setting range for time-lag class tR at I4t 1-2-3-4-5 s 1 ... 5 s
Thermal image can be switched on/off
Phase failure sensitivity At tsd = 20 ms (M) (on/off)
Neutral conductor protection
Function can be switched on/off
N conductor setting range IN = In ... 0.5 ... 1 0.2 ... 2
Short-time delayed short-circuit protection
Function can be switched on/off
Setting range Isd = In ... 1.25-1.5-2-2.5-3-4-6-8-10-12 1.25 In ... 0.8 Icw
Setting range for delay time tsd M-100-200-300-400 ms M-80 ... 4000 ms
Switchable short-time delayed short-circuit protection
2
(I t-dependent function)
2
Setting range for delay time tsd at I t 100-200-300-400 ms 100 ... 400 ms
Zone Selective Interlocking function By CubicleBUS-Modul By CubicleBUS-Modul
Instantaneous short-circuit protection
Function can be switched on/off
Setting range Ii = In ... 1.5-2.2-3-4-6-8-10-12-0.8 x Ics 1.5 In ... 0.8 Ics
Ground-fault protection Module can be retrofitted Module can be retrofitted
Tripping and alarm function
Tripping function can be switched on/off
Alarm function can be switched on/off --
Detection of the ground-fault current through summation cur-
rent formation with int. or ext. neutral conductor transformer
Detection of ground-fault current through external
current transformer
Setting range of the operating current Ig for release A-B-C-D-E A ... E
Setting range of the operating current Ig for alarm A-B-C-D-E A ... E
Setting range of the delay time tg 100-200-300-400-500 ms 100 ... 500 ms
Switchable ground-fault protection characteristic curve
(I2t-dependent function)
2
Setting range for delay time tg at I t 100-200-300-400-500 ms 100 ... 500 ms
Zone Selective Interlocking ground-fault protect. function By CubicleBUS-Modul By CubicleBUS-Modul
Parameter set switchover
Switchable between parameter set A and B --
LCD
Alphanumeric LCD (4-line) --
Graphical LCD (24 V, external power supply required) --
Communication
CubicleBUS integrated
Communication-capable through PROFIBUS DP
Measurement function
Measurement-function capable with measurement function
Plus
LED display
Solid-state release active
Alarm
ETU fault
L-release
S-release
I-release
N-release
G-release (only with ground-fault prot. module) (only with ground-fault prot. module)
G-alarm (only with ground-fault prot. module) (only with ground-fault prot. module)
Release through extended protection functions
Communication
Signals from signal switches with external CubicleBUS modules (relays)
Overload warning
Load shedding, load receiving
Leading signal overload trip 200 ms
Temperature alarm
Phase unbalance
Instantaneous short-circuit release
Short-time delayed short-circuit release
Overload trip
Neutral conductor release
Ground-fault protection release (only with ground-fault prot. module) (only with ground-fault prot. module)
Ground-fault alarm (only with ground-fault prot. module) (only with ground-fault prot. module)
Auxiliary relay
ETU fault
Setting range of the operating current Ig Increment size for adjustment of M For continuation of legend
Size I and size II Size III From ... to Increment From ... to Increment see page 32.
size size
A 100 A 400 A 0 ... 1 0.1 1000 ... 1600 50
B 300 A 600 A 1 ... 100 1 1600 ... 10000 100
C 600 A 800 A 100 ... 500 5 10000 ... max 1000
D 900 A 1000 A 500 ... 1000 10
E 1200 A 1200 A

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Project planning aids

Characteristic curves
Every solid-state release type and every setting has its own cha- 10000

NSE0_01527
racteristic curve. Only a selection is shown in the following. The
R min R max
characteristic curves each show the largest and smallest setting

[s]
range of SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers with 1000 A rated cur- 1000 0,5 ... 1,0 x n
rent at 500 V rated voltage with various releases. In order to ob-

Opening time
tain a complete tripping characteristic, the relevant parts of the 100
characteristics have to be combined.
The characteristic curves show the behavior of the solid-state re- 10
lease when it is activated by a current that is already flowing be-
fore the tripping operation. If the overcurrent tripping occurs im-
mediately after switch on and the solid-state release is therefore 1 i min i max

not yet enabled, the opening time is extended, depending on the 2 ... 8 x n
level of the overcurrent by up to 15 ms. In order to determine the 0,1
break-times of the circuit breakers, approximately 15 ms must
be added to the opening times shown for the arcing time.2)
0,01
Refer to the following legend for tolerances. 0,1 1 10 100
The characteristic curves shown apply to ambient temperatures / n

at the circuit breaker between 5 and +55 C. The release can


be operated at ambient temperatures of 20 to +70 C. An ex- SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU15B solid-state release
tended tolerance band can apply at these temperatures.

10000 10000
NSE0_01520

NSE0_01519
R min R max R min R max
Opening time [s]

Opening time [s]


1000 0,4 ... 1,0 x n 0,4 ... 1,0 x n
1000
N

100 100

10 10

1 sd min sd max sd min sd max


1,25 ... 12 x 1
n
sd max 1,25 ... 12 x n sd max
0 ... 0,4 s sd min 0 ... 0,4 s sd min
0,1 0,1
i > 20 x n
i i i > 20 x n
max. 50 kA max. 50 kA
0,01 0,01
0,1 1 10 100 0,1 1 10 100
/ n / n

SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU25B solid-state release, SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU27B solid-state release,
LSI characteristic curve LSIN characteristic curve

10000 10000
NSE0_01521

NSE0_01523
Opening time [s]

[s]

1000 1000 sd
Opening time

1,25 ... 12 x n
100 100
2
sd = const
g min g max
10 10

100 ... 1200 A1)


1 1 2
sd = const
g max
0,1 ... 0,5 s
sd = const 0,1 ... 0,4 s
0,1 g min 0,1
0,02 ... 0,4 s
0,01 0,01
100 1000 10000 100000 0,1 1 10 100
A / n

SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU27B solid-state release, SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU45B solid-state release,
G characteristic curve S characteristic curve
Tolerances for the set currents 1) Sizes I and II: 100 ... 1200 A
L: tripping operations between 1.05 and 1.2 x IR Size III: 400 ... 1200 A.
S: 0 %, +20 % 2) With single-pole loading in the lowest rated current range, the response
I: 0 %, +20 % times of the short-circuit release can be extended by approx. 10 % and
G: 0 %, +20 % the tripping times by approx. 15 % compared to the characteristic curve.
Tolerances for the tripping times
L: 20 %, +0 % for I2t characteristic curve
S: 0 %, +60 ms or -0 %, 10 % for tripping times greater than 600 ms
I: < 50 ms
G: 0 %, +60 ms or -0 %, 10 % for tripping times greater than 600 ms

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Every solid-state release type and every setting has its own cha- 10000

NSE0_01525a
racteristic curve. Only a selection is shown in the following. The
characteristic curves each show the largest and smallest setting

Opening time [s]


range of SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers with 1000 A rated cur- 1000
rent at 500 V rated voltage with various releases. In order to ob-
tain a complete tripping characteristic, the relevant parts of the 100
characteristics have to be combined. g
2 = const
The characteristic curves show the behavior of the solid-state re-
10
lease when it is activated by a current that is already flowing be- 100 ... 1200 A1)
fore the tripping operation. If the overcurrent tripping occurs im-
mediately after switch on and the solid-state release is therefore 1
not yet enabled, the opening ime is extended, depending on the 0,1 ... 0,5 s
g
level of the overcurrent by up to 15 ms. In order to determine the 0,1
break-times of the circuit breakers, approximately 15 ms must
be added to the opening times shown for the arcing time.2)
0,01
Refer to the following table for tolerances. 100 1000 10000 100000
The characteristic curves shown apply to ambient temperatures A
at the circuit breaker between -5 and +55 C. The release can be
operated at ambient temperatures of -20 to +70 C (ETU76B SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU45B and ETU76B solid-state
release, G characteristic curve
with graphics display up to +55 C). An extended tolerance
band can apply at these temperatures.
10000

NSE0_01526a
10000
NSE0_01522a

Opening time [s]


R 4 = const 1000
sd
Opening time [s]

1000 0,4 ... 1,0 x n


1,25 x n ... 0,8 x cw
2
100
= const
100
10
R
10
2 ... 30s for 2
1 ... 5s for 4 2
1 sd = const
sd = const
1 0,1 ... 0,4 s
0,1 0,02 ... 4 s
0,1
0,01
0,1 1 10 1
0,01 / n / cw
0,1 1 10 100
/ n
SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU76B solid-state release,
S characteristic curve
SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU45B and ETU76B solid-state
release, L characteristic curve

10000
Further characteristic curves are shown in the manual and the
NSE0_01524a

planning and configuring tool SIMARIS deSign, or ask your


Siemens contact person.
Opening time [s]

1000
Tolerances for the set currents
L: tripping operations between 1.05 and 1.2 IR
100 S: 0 %, +20 %
I: 0 %, +20 %
G: 0 %, +20 %
10
Tolerances for the tripping times
L: 20 %, +0 % for I2t characteristic curve
1 S: 0 %, +60 ms or -0 %, 10 % for tripping times greater than 600 ms
i I: < 50 ms
G: 0 %, +60 ms or -0 %, 10 % for tripping times greater than 600 ms
0,1 1,5 x n ... 0,8 x cs

0,01
1) Sizes I and II: 100 ... 1200 A
0,1 1 10 1 Size III: 400 ... 1200 A.
/ n / cs 2) With single-pole loading in the lowest rated current range, the response
times of the short-circuit release can be extended by approx. 10 % and
SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker with ETU45B and ETU76B solid-state the tripping times by approx. 15 % compared to the characteristic curve.
release, I characteristic curve

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Dimensional drawings
Voltage transformer for SENTRON 3WL External current transformers for N conductor without copper
277
connection pieces
Size I, 3WL9 111-0AA21-0AA0
6 0
1 6
125
8
R 1 3 ,1

8 ,9
NSE0_01103a

N S E 0 _ 0 1 3 7 5
99

9 6 ,8
2 2
8 1
For mounting on R 2 2
35 mm standard

4 0
mounting rail
1 8 5 1
Current transformers for overload protection in the 3 6
7 0
N conductor 8 3
External current transformers for N conductor with copper Size II, 3WL9 111-0AA22-0AA0
connection pieces
Size I, 3WL9 111-0AA31-0AA0
1 5 4 1 R 2 7
1 3 ,5

1 1 5
1 3 1
5 4

N S E 0 _ 0 1 3 7 6
6 5 ,5
4 4

2 4

8 8 5 1
1 7 0
1 3 0
6 8

9 1
5 1

9 5
1 1 3 3
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 0 6 b

Size III, 3WL9 111-0AA23-0AA0


5 5 9 7
8 3 1 6 1
R 1 5

1 0 7
1 2 3
Size II, 3WL9 111-0AA32-0AA0

N S E 0 _ 0 1 3 7 7
4 5

3 0 3 0 3 1 0
5 0 ,5
3 1
3

1 3 ,5 1 6 0 5 1
1 8 4
4 4

2 4

Door cut-out for operator panel


1 3 0

1 7 0
9 1
6 8
5 1

Door cut-out with edge protector


2 9 5 Inner dimensions with mounted
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 0 7 b

edge protector
9 0 1 3 1
1 1 3
Size III, 3WL9 111-0AA33-0AA0
3 4 0

3 0 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 5 2
1 3 ,5
2 4 0
4 4

2 4

N S E 0 _ 0 0 1 6 4 c
1 3 0

9 1
6 8

1 7 0
5 1

Door cut-out for operator panel using the door sealing frame
Option with/without door interlocking
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 0 8 b

3 1 4
1 6 0 1 2 3
1 8 4 3 0 0
1 2 0 4 0
5 ,5 3 )
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 1 0 c

R 5 R 5
1 8 5
1 4 0

2 )
5 ,5
3 5 0

1 4 0

1 8 0
1 7 5

4 0 1 2 0

Dimensions for option with door interlocking 5 ,5


6 5

1) Mounting surface
2) Center SENTRON 3WL operator panel 1 2
1 1 ,5

1 ) 2 1 4 )
3) 8 mounting holes for door sealing frame
4 0
4) 3 mounting holes for door interlocking

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CubicleBUS module Breaker Data Adapter (BDA)
3WL9 111-0AT2.-0AA0 3WL9 111-0AT28-0AA0
70 86 3WL9 111-0AT33-0AA0
81,9 38
45,5 19

47,5
94

16(B

153

16(B
30

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Door cut-out for operator panel using protective cover IP55
Protective cover, IP55
400
NSE0_01029c

395

NSE0_01030b
4 x R5

4 x 5,5

85

340-350
72
295-300
72

435
68
70

Switch mounting level


341
Mounting surface for switch or Circuit-breaker
guide frame 313 mounting level 148

17
Safety clearances from grounded parts Safety clearances from live parts
Rated operational voltage Above Lateral Rear Rated operational voltage Above Lateral Rear
auxiliary connector (each side) auxiliary connector (each side)
V/AC mm mm mm V/AC mm mm mm
Size I, fixed-mounted version Size I, fixed-mounted version
500 751) 0 0 500 150 20 20
690 751) 0 0 690 300 50 125
Size I, withdrawable version, Size I, withdrawable version,
without arc chute cover without arc chute cover
500 501) 0 0 500 150 20 14
1)
690 50 0 0 690 300 50 14
Size I, withdrawable version, Size I, withdrawable version,
with arc chute cover with arc chute cover
500 0 02) 0 500 14 100 14
690 0 02) 0 690 14 100 14
Size II, fixed-mounted version Size II, fixed-mounted version
500 751) 0 0 500 250 50 20
690 751) 0 0 690 600 100 140
1000 180 0 0 1000 430 100 125
Size II, withdrawable version, Size II, withdrawable version,
without arc chute cover without arc chute cover
500 501) 0 0 500 250 50 14
690 501) 0 0 690 600 100 30
1000 100 0 0 1000 350 100 14
Size II, withdrawable version, Size II, withdrawable version,
with arc chute cover with arc chute cover
500 0 02) 0 500 14 50 14
2)
690 0 0 0 690 14 225 14
Size III, fixed-mounted version Size III, fixed-mounted version
500 751) 0 0 500 75 20 20
690 751) 0 0 690 500 100 125
1000 180 0 0 1000 430 100 125
Size III, withdrawable version, Size III, withdrawable version,
without arc chute cover without arc chute cover
500 501) 0 0 500 50 20 14
690 501) 0 0 690 500 100 14
1000 100 0 0 1000 350 100 14
Size III, withdrawable version, Size III, withdrawable version,
with arc chute cover with arc chute cover
500 0 02) 0 500 14 50 14
2)
690 0 0 0 690 14 200 14
DC non-automatic air circuit breakers 1) Value for plate; 0 mm for struts and grids.
300 45 0 0
600 200 0 0 2) 40 mm (size II: 70 mm) for plates which cover the lateral openings in the
1000 150 0 0 guide frame.
All safety clearances above the circuit breaker refer to the upper
edge of the auxiliary connector - not to the upper edge of the arc
chute! See dimensional drawings on pages 39 to 47, parts 4)
and 5).

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Size I, up to 1600 A, fixed-mounted version, 3- and 4-pole
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection Front connection (single)
4) 5) 55 55 55 55

35
NSE0_00611a 4 7
13,5

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 1 2 c
275
440,5
437,5

3)

NSE00613b
421
11)

e
6
123,5

270 15
300 10

35
60 90 90 90

26
390 c 8 2

d
Front connection (double hole)
according to DIN 43673
13,5
1) 2) 14) 9) 4 7 55 55 55 55

40
60,5
8)

80
33,5

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 1 5 c 3)
a

NSE00616b
421
541,5

11)
327,5
461,5
516

3)
g

6
a
275
150

5,5

80
f
76

40
14
NSE0_00614e 45 6) c 60 90 90 90
8 2
150 106
210
230 127

Vertical connection
90 90 90 60 1 1 ) 3 5 NSE00619 b
35

55
13,5

11)
6 0

7) 3)
3 0

3)
7)
2 6 7 ,5

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 1 8 c

M8
1 2 7 ,5

1 1 3 ,5
NSE00617a

139 58 1 3 ,5
320 1 2 8 ,5 60 90 90 90
410

NSE00620

3)

60 90 90 90

4-pole version 9) Key operation.


1) Mounting space for removal of the arc chutes. 11) Terminal face.
2) Arc quenching space. 14) Space for electrical auxiliary circuit connections.
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the
system. Rated a b c d e f g
circuit breaker
4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals. current
5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection. A
6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door. Up to 1000 10 10 10 11 451 34 541
7) Fixing points for mounting the circuit breaker in the system. 1250 ... 1600 15 15 15 6 461 39 551
8) "Secure OFF" locking device.
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
page 38.

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Size I, up to 1600 A, 3- and 4-pole, withdrawable version
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection Front connection (single)
320 62,5 3 5 0
270 2 6 0
4) 5)

NSE00622a
NSE0_00621a 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
1 3 ,5

3 5
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 2 3 b
6
275
468,5

403
465,5

1 1 )

3 7 3
3 )

2 8 7
123,5

13 30

6 9
10) c

11
169,5
210 55
300 1 5 9 0 9 0 9 0

3 5
2 6
382,5 Front connection (double hole)
367,5 according to DIN 43673 3 5 0
NSE0_00624c 327 2) 2 6 0
62,5 1 3 ,5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
7) 8)
9)

NSE00625a
9

4 0

8 0
a
519

327,5

3)
460

6
493
a

1 1 )

3 7 3

2 8 7
275

31

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 2 6 b
150

14
76

10)
34
40

27

6 9
220 45 6)

8 0
4 0
42 58
88,5 c 169,5

1 4
121,5 1 5 9 0 9 0 9 0
140,5
Vertical connection
3 5 0
38

55 55 55 55 2 6 0
11) b
38
13,5 13,5
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 2 9 a
60

11)
30
NSE00627a

267,5

2 8 7
3 )
127,5

139 68
270 25 NSE00628a 150
320
165
6 9

410
1 5 9 0 9 0 9 0
350 4-pole version
260 2) For guide frame without arc chute cover, arc quenching space facing grounded or
non-conductive surfaces.
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the system.
4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals.
5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection.
3) 6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door.
7) SENTRON 3WL in connected position.
287

8) SENTRON 3WL in test position.


9) SENTRON 3WL in disconnected position.
10) Fixing holes 10 mm.
NSE0_00630a

11) Terminal face.


69

10) 15 10)
55
90 90 90

Rated circuit breaker current a b c


A
Up to 1000 10 10 10
1250 ... 1600 15 15 15
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
page 38.
For flange connections see following page.

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Size I, up to 1600 A, withdrawable version, 3- and 4-pole
Flange connection
3 5 0
2 6 0
14 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 3 2 a
NSE00631

M 1 2

3 3

5 9
2 8 7
2 6
3 )

2 8 2 ,5

5 9
1 4 2 ,5

6 9
121
1 5 9 0 9 0 9 0

3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the


system.
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
page 38.
For more connection options see previous page.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Size II, up to 4000 A, fixed-mounted version, 3- and 4-pole
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection Front connection (single)
4 7 90 90 90 90

35
NSE0_00633a
4) 5) 40 40

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 3 4 d
275

NSE00635c
437,5

440,5
6

421
11)

e
3)

35
123,5

85 10
270 90 130 130 130 13,5

26
440
570 c 8 2

d
13) 1) 2) Front connection (double hole)
according to DIN 43673
90 90 90 90
12)

40
4 7 40 40
14)

80
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 3 7 d
a
621

3)

NSE00638c
541,5

421
516

3)
327,5

11)
451,5

461,5

6
g
275

14
5,5
150

80
a

76

90 130 130 130 13,5

40
NSE0_00636e 45
150 6)
210 106 c 8 2
230 127

Vertical connection, up to 3200 A


13,5

130 130 130 90 b


90
35

NSE00641
30

30 30
30

11)

13,5 3) 3)
7) 7)
290

98

9
134,5

35
NSE0_00639f

139 128 NSE00640b


460 113,5
90 130 130 130
590 11)
128,5

NSE00642
4-pole version
1) Mounting space for removal of the arc chutes.
2) Arc quenching space, "690 V" circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
3) surfaces.
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the system.
4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals.
5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection.
6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door.
7) Fixing points for mounting the circuit breaker in the system.
11) Terminal face.
12) Circuit breaker upper edge, only 1000 V circuit breaker.
90 130 130 130 13) Arc quenching space, 1000 V circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
surfaces.
14) Space for electrical auxiliary circuit connections.

Rated circuit a b c d e f g
breaker
current
A
Up to 2000 10 10 10 11 451 34 541
2500 15 15 20 6 461 39 551
3200/4000 30 30 20 6 461 39 551
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
page 38.
For flange connections see following page.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Size II, up to 4000 A, fixed-mounted version, 3- and 4-pole
Vertical connection 4000 A
1)
2)
30

85 Nm
541,5
461,5

30

13,5
345,5
79,5

NSE0_01868
100

10
4011)
20
142
200 130 200
162

1) Mounting space for removal of the arc chutes.


2) Arc quenching space, "690 V" circuit breaker facing grounded or non-
conductive surfaces.
11) Terminal face.
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
page 38.
For more connection options see previous page.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Size II, up to 3200 A, withdrawable version, 3- and 4-pole
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection Front connection (single)
5 3 0
4) 5)

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 4 5 c
62,5 4 0 0
NSE0_00643b 9 0 9 0
9 0 9 0

NSE00644b
4 0 4 0

3 5
1 3 ,5

275
6

468,5
465,5

403
3 )
1 1 )

3 7 3

2 8 7
123,5

2 6
169,5

11
40

6 9
10) 270 10) 4 5 ,1
350 55 5 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0

3 5
480
Front connection (double hole)
382,5 according to DIN 43673
5 3 0

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 4 8 c
367,5 62,5 4 0 0

1 3 ,5
NSE0_00646f
327 13) 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0

NSE00647b
2) 4 0 4 0

4 0
12)

8 0
7) 8)
9)
6
493

9 3 )
620

1 1 )

3 7 3

2 8 7
a

518,5
520

327,5

3)
34
460
275

1 4
a

6 9
150

14

8 0
169,5
10)
76

5 5 4 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0

4 0
27
31

45
40

220 6)
42 58
88,5
121,5
140,5
4-pole version
30 30 2) For guide frame 690 V, without arc chute cover, arc quenching space facing groun-
ded or non-conductive surfaces.
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the system.
38

13,5 4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals.


11) 5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection.
6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door.
NSE00649a

7) SENTRON 3WL in connected position.


8) SENTRON 3WL in test position.
9) SENTRON 3WL in disconnected position.
139 138 10) Fixing holes, diameter 10 mm.
270 95 11) Terminal face.
460
590 12) Guide frame upper edge only 1000 V AC version.
13) Arc quenching space, 1000 V circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
surfaces.
530
400
90 90 90 90
NSE0_00652b

3)
287
69

10) 10)
55 45 130 130 130

For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see


Rated circuit breaker current a b c page 38.
A
For vertical connection and flange connection see following
Up to 2000 10 10 10
page.
2500 15 15 20
3200/4000 30 30 20

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Size II, up to 4000 A, withdrawable version, 3- and 4-pole
Vertical connection,
up to 3200 A 5 3 0
4 0 0
11) b
NSE00650a

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 5 1 a
38
30
30

3 )

2 8 7
290

100
135

6 9
5 5 4 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
157
172

Vertical connection 4000 A


30
100
30
315,5

NSE0_01869
109,5

4011) 4,6 10
20
177
197 55 45
200 130 200

Flange connection
5 3 0
NSE00653

4 0 0
M 1 2 9 0
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 5 4 a

4 0
3 3
2 6

5 9

3 )
2 8 7
2 8 2 ,5

5 9
1 4 2 ,5

6 9

121
4 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0

4-pole version
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the
system.
11) Terminal face.
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
page 38.
For more connection options see previous page.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Size III, up to 6300 A, fixed-mounted version, 3- and 4-pole
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection Front connection (single)
4) 5) 47 160 160 160 160

35
NSE0_00655a 50 50
13,5

NSE00656c
3)

NSE00657c
275
437,5

440,5

421
11)

451

26
123,5
130 210 210 210

35
270 205 12 20

11
680 82
890

Front connection (double hole)


according to DIN 43673
13) 1) 4 7 1 3 ,5 1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0
2) 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0

4 0
12)
14)

8 0
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 5 9 d
3 )
30

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 6 0 c
6
621

5 4 1

1 1 )

4 2 1
541,5
516

3)
327,5
451,5

461,5
275

1 4
3 4

5,5

8 0
150
30

76

2 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0

4 0
NSE0_00658e 45 8 2
35 150 6)
210 106
230 127

Vertical connection
107 20
30

10
210 210 210 NSE00663
15
35

30 160 15 130
11)
11) 3)
13,5 7) 40
330,5

7) 3)
120

M10
94,5
NSE0_00661e

85 210 210 210


139 248 40
NSE00662a

704 13,5
142
914
162

NSE00664a

3)

130 210 210 210 130

4-pole version 13) Arc quenching space, 1000 V circuit breaker facing grounded or
1) Mounting space for removal of the arc chutes. non-conductive surfaces.
2) Arc quenching space, "690 V" circuit breaker facing grounded or 14) Space for electrical auxiliary circuit connections.
non-conductive surfaces. For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the page 38.
system.
4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals.
5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection.
6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door.
7) Fixing points for mounting the circuit breaker in the system.
11) Terminal face.
12) Circuit breaker upper edge, only 1000 V circuit breaker.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Size III, up to 6300 A, withdrawable version, 3- and 4-pole
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection up to 5000 A Front connection (single hole),
up to 4000 A 8 4 0

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 6 7 c
6 3 0
4) 5) 62,5 1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0

1 3 ,5
NSE0_00665b

NSE00666b
5 0 5 0

3 5
275
465,5

468,5
6

403
1 1 )

2 8 7
3 7 3
123,5

10) 270 160


10) 10)
590

6 9
800 57 20
8 5 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0

11
169,5

3 5
5 9 0

2 6
5 7 8 0 0
Front connection (double hole)
382,5 according to DIN 43673 up to 8 4 0

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 7 0 c
367,5 4000 A 6 3 0

1 3 ,5
NSE0_00668d
327 13) 62,5 1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0
2) 5 0 5 0

4 0
NSE00669b
12)

8 0
7) 8)
9)
9
6
30

493

1 1 )

2 8 7
3 7 3
620

518,5
520

327,5

3)
460

30

1 4
275

6 9
8 0
150

14
10) 20 8 5 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0
76

4 0
34

169,5 5 9 0
5 7 8 0 0
27
31

45
40

220 6)
42 58
88,5
121,5
140,5
Vertical connection, up to 6300 A
30 8 4 0
38
NSE00672a

30 30 13,5 6 3 0
11) 7 0 4
2 0
1 0
30
38

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 7 3 b

11)
330,5
NSE00671a

124,5

2 8 7
94,5

139 260 24
270 217 177
6 9

704 13,5 197


914 a b b 2 1 0
5 7 5 9 0
8 0 0
9 1 4
4-pole version
840 2) For guide frame 690 V, without arc chute cover, arc quenching space facing grounded
630 or non-conductive surfaces.
160 160 160 160
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for
NSE0_00674a

supporting phase barriers in the system.


4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals.
5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection.
6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door.
287

7) SENTRON 3WL in connected position.


8) SENTRON 3WL in test position.
9) SENTRON 3WL in disconnected position.
10) Fixing holes, diameter 10 mm.
69

11) Terminal face.


57 85 210 210 210
12) Guide frame upper edge only 1000 V guide frame.
13) Arc quenching space, 1000 V circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
surfaces.

For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see


Rated circuit breaker current a b page 38.
A
For flange connections see following page.
4000 40 210
5000 40 210
6300 5 245

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Size III, up to 6300 A, withdrawable version, 3- and 4-pole
Flange connection, up to 4000 A
8 4 0
NSE00675

6 3 0
7 0 4

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 7 6 a
1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0 1 6 0

1 2
3 3
M

5 9
2 8 7
2 6
2 8 2 ,5

5 9
1 4 2 ,5
5

6 9
3 0
121 5 7 8 5 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0
5 9 0
8 0 0
9 1 4

For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see


page 38.
For more connection options see previous page.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids

Schematics
Terminal assignment diagram

optional Internal wiring Terminals External wiring


Accessories
(Auxiliary switch S1, S2 = Standard) L+
c
L

e.g. current transformer in the


14 star point of power transformer
Remote reset bell alarm & tripped indicator F7 or a summation current
13 transformer 1200 A /1A
G transformer S2 12
G transformer S1 11
N sensor S2 10
Short terminals if no N-sensor
N sensor S1 9
ext. voltage transformer Com 8 L1
ext. voltage transformer L3 7 L2
ext. voltage transformer L2 6 L3
ext. voltage transformer L1 5 N
0 V DC 4
24 V DC input
24 V DC 3
BUS + 2 Termination resistor,
BUS 1 if not external CB-module!
Not available with communication connection "F02" or F12.

14

F1, 2
+ OUT
Trip signalling switch S24 13 /COM16

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Open
(position after tripping) 12 (Option F02/F12)
Y1
COM15/COM16 module is at position "-X7".

11
Close
+

"Spring charged" signal S21 10


Local electric close S10 9 L+ c
Free
+

8
DPWrite Free

7
Enable

6
5
Signaling contact at the 1 st auxiliary release
External
Internal

4
IN

3
S23 2
Signaling contact at the 2nd auxiliary release
1

14 L+
1st auxiliary release F1 "ST" c
13 L
12
S1 "NO"
11
10
S1 "NC"
9
Closing solenoid 8 L
c
7 L+
6
5
"Ready to close" signal S20
4
S2 "NO"
3
2
S2 "NC"
1

F4 only "quick OFF" 14


EMERGENCY STOP
F4 only "quick OFF" 13 or short terminals
12 L+
2nd auxiliary release: F2 "ST", F3 "UVR", F4 "UVR td" c
11 L
10
S3 "NO" or S7 "NO"
9
8
S3 "NC" or S7 "NO"
7
6
S4 "NO" or S8 "NO"
5
4
S4 "NC" or S8 "NO"
3
NSE0_00605 o

(sw) (br)
Charging motor M 2 L+
c
opt. motor main switch S12 1 L

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Example of an overall circuit diagram for SENTRON 3WL
(3WL1. .......4GN4Z C11+ C22 + K07) with "UVR" undervoltage release (F3), with "ST" shunt release
(F1), with tripped signal switch (option K07), with auxiliary switch
Manual/motorized operating mechanism with stored-energy fea- 4 NO + 4 NC.
ture with electrical ON button (option C11), with ready-to-close
signaling switch (optionl C22), with LSING solid-state release,

L1 L1
(L+) release (L+)
OFF
contact
ON

-X5.10
-X7.14
-X7.12

-X6.10
-X5.12
-X6.14

-X6.12

-X6.2
-X6.6

-X5.8

-X5.4
-X6.4
-X5.2

-X5.6
-X6.7
-X7.9

5
1
3
-A1 ETU
version L
-S10

S
electr. I
ON
N N
G
R
-S11 -F5
-S20

-S24

-Q1 -S1 -S2 -S3 -S4


QS P
-T1
M -F3 U<

-Y1 -T2
mech.
ON
-T3

NSE0_01558b
mech. -S12
-F1
OFF

-X5.9
6
2
4

-X6.1

-X5.7

-X5.3
-X6.9
-X6.13

-X6.3

-X5.5
-X6.11
-X7.13
-X5.11

-X8.9
-X5.1

-X8.10
-X6.8

-X6.5

N N
(L-) (L-)
* Short terminals, if no N sensor

Function diagram of -A1 Solid-state release ETU


SENTRON 3WL circuit breaker -S1/-S2 1st auxiliary switch block (2 NO + 2 NC)
-S3/-S4 2nd auxiliary switch block (2 NO + 2 NC)
-S7 (optional) 2nd auxiliary switch block, S7 (2 NO) can be used
if there is no S3 - S3 and S7 have
F1
the same terminal assignment/mounting space
-S8 (optional) 2nd auxiliary switch block, S8 (2 NO) can be used
F2 if there is no S4 - S4 and S8 have
S20
the same terminal assignment/mounting space
F3
3WL1. ..-.....-...2 (2 NO + 2 NC) S1+S2
F4 3WL1. ..-.....-...4 (4 NO + 4 NC) S1+S2+S3+S4
M1
3WL1. ..-.....-...7 (6 NO+ 2 NC) S1+S2+S7+S8
3WL1. ..-.....-...8 (5 NO + 3 NC) S1+S2+S3+S8
Q1 S1 & S2
P -S10 Electrical ON button
S3 & S4
-S11 Internal motor shutdown switch (if spring is tensioned)
1 -S12 Motor shutdown switch
(no automatic tensioning of spring)
F5 -S20 Ready-to-close signaling switch
S24
-S24 Tripped signal switch
Y1
A1
-F1 1st auxiliary release, shunt release
2 -F3 2nd auxiliary release, undervoltage release
T1 -F5 Tripping solenoid
L
T2 S -M Motor for "charging energy store"
T3 I -P Stored-energy mechanism
N N -QS Actuator lever for "stored-energy mechanism"
T4 -Q1 Main contacts
G -T1/-T2/-T3 Current transformers
-X5/-X6/-X7/-X8 Terminals
3 -Y1 Closing solenoid
NSE0_01559c
-R Indicator and reset button for solid-state release

-X8.9/-X8.10 Connection option: external neutral conductor


transformer

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers/Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 6300 A (AC)
Project planning aids
Example of the mode of operation of Zone Selective
Interlocking functionality in power distribution

SENTRON 3WL SENTRON 3WL SENTRON 3WL


3 3 3
module

module

module
4 4 4
ZSI

ZSI

ZSI
5 5 5
6 6 6 SENTRON 3WL SENTRON 3WL
3 3

module

module
4

5
6
1
2
3
4
4

ZSI

ZSI
5 ZSI module 5
SENTRON 3WL SENTRON 3WL 6 6
3 3
module

module

4 4
ZSI

ZSI

5 5 NSE0_01898
6 6
SENTRON 3WL
SENTRON 3VL SENTRON 3WL
Connection diagram for a Zone Selective Interlocking functionality with
3 multiple infeed and several outgoing units with SENTRON 3WL circuit
module

4
ZSI

NSE0_01897
breakers
5
6

SENTRON 3VL and SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers used in various


staggered levels

SENTRON 3WL SENTRON 3WL


3 3
module

module
4

5
6
1
2
3
4
4
ZSI

ZSI
5 ZSI module 5
6 6

NSE0_01899

SENTRON 3WL

SENTRON 3WL SENTRON 3WL


3 3
module

module
4 4
ZSI

ZSI
5 5
6 6

Zone Selective Interlocking functionality: Connection using a coupling


switch, use of SENTRON 3WL circuit breakers

More information
Up-to-date information on the Internet at:
http://www.siemens.com/sentron

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General data

Technical specifications
Size II
Type 3WL12 10 3WL12 20 3WL12 40
Rated current In at 40 C
Main conductor A ... 1000 2000 4000
Rated operational voltage Ue V DC ... 600/1000 ... 600/1000 ... 600/1000
(1000 V version, see Catalog LV 1, order code "A05")
Rated insulation voltage Ui V DC 1000 1000 1000
Rated impulse withstand voltage Uimp
Main current paths kV 12 12 12
Auxiliary circuits kV 4 4 4
Control circuits kV 2.5 2.5 2.5
Isolating function acc. to EN 60947-2 Yes Yes Yes
Permissible ambient temperature
Operation C 25/+75 25/+75 25/+75
Storage C 40/+70 40/+70 40/+70
Permissible load Up to 40 C A 1000 2000 4000
At rear horizontal main circuit Up to 55 C A 1000 2000 3640
connections Up to 60 C A 1000 2000 3500
(Cu painted black) Up to 70 C A 1000 1950 3250
Power loss at In for symmetrical loads
Withdrawable circuit breakers W 280 770 1640
Operating times
Make-time ms 35 35 35
Opening time ms 34 34 34
Electrical make-time (through activation solenoid)1) ms 100 100 100
Electrical opening time (through shunt release) ms 73 73 73
Electrical opening time (instantaneous undervoltage release) ms 73 73 73
Endurance3)
Mechanical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 10 000 10 000 10 000
Mechanical (with maintenance)2) Oper. cycles 15 000 15 000 15 000
Electrical (without maintenance) Oper. cycles 6000 6000 4000
1000 V version Oper. cycles 1000 1000 1000
Electrical (with maintenance)2) Oper. cycles 15 000 15 000 15 000
Switching frequency
600 V version 1/h 60 60 60
1000 V version 1/h 20 20 20

h m a x .
Mounting position 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0

= 1 m m
and/
or
N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 1 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 0 6 2 a N S E 0 _ 0 0 9 2 7 a

Degree of protection IP20 without cabinet door, IP41 with door sealing
frame, IP55 with cover
Auxiliary conductors (Cu) Standard connection = strain-relief clamp
Max. number of Without end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16); 1 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
auxiliary conductors With end sleeve acc. to DIN 46228 Part 2 1 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 1 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
cross-section With twin end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
(solid/stranded)
Optional connection = tension spring
Without end sleeve 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 2.5 mm2 (AWG 14)
With end sleeve acc. to DIN 46228 Part 2 2 0.5 mm2 (AWG 20) ... 2 1.5 mm2 (AWG 16)
Weights 3-pole Fixed-mounted circuit breakers kg 56 56 64
Withdrawable circuit breakers kg 60 60 68
Guide frames kg 31 31 45
4-pole Fixed-mounted circuit breakers kg 67 67 77
Withdrawable circuit breakers kg 72 72 82
Guide frames kg 37 37 54
1) Make-time through activation solenoid for synchronization purposes 2) Maintenance means: replace main contact elements and arc chutes (see
(short-time excited) 50 ms. Operating Manual).
3) Further technical specifications on request.

Size II
Type 3WL12
Switching capacity class DC
Short-circuit breaking capacity
Up to 220 V DC Icc kA 35
Up to 300 V DC Icc kA 30
Up to 600 V DC Icc kA 25
Up to 1000 V DC Icc kA 20
Rated short-time withstand current Icw
0.5 s kA --
1s kA 351)/302)/253)/204)
2s kA --
3s kA --
1) At Ue = 220 V DC. 3) At Ue = 600 V DC.
2) At Ue = 300 V DC. 4) At Ue = 1000 V DC.

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3WL Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 4000 A (DC)
Project planning aids

Characteristic curves
10000
R= 0.4 ... 1.0 n
R= 2 ... 10 s at 6 R
[s]

1000 R = 0.4 n R = 1.0 n I = 1.25 R ... 4 n

R= 10 s [B]
100 B
2 s [A]
B
A
A
10

1
MIN MAX
I= 1.5
I=1.25 I=
4 n
R
R

NSE0_01578
0,1

0,01
0,1 1 10
/ n

DIGmat S100 characteristic curve

Dimensional drawings
DIGmat S100

257
DIG S100 3,5
250
AUTO
ON
_
136

R2 + MENUE
NSE0_01576

R1
115
122

NSE0_01575
AUTO MAIN
MAN PEAK DIAG

271

DIGmat S100 DIGmat S100 drilling pattern

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 4000 A (DC)
Project planning aids
Size II, up to 4000 A, fixed-mounted version, 3- and 4-pole
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection Front connection (single)
4 7 90 90 90 90

35
NSE0_00633a
4) 5) 40 40

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 3 4 d
275

NSE00635c
437,5

440,5
6

421
11)

e
3)

35
123,5

85 10
270 90 130 130 130 13,5

26
440
570 c 8 2

d
Front connection (double hole)
16) 17) 1) 2) according to DIN 43673
12) 90 90 90 90

40
15) 4 7 40 40
14)

80
N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 3 7 d
a

3)
602

NSE00638c
541,5

421
3)
516

327,5

11)
451,5

461,5

6
447

g
275

14
5,5
150

80
a

76

90 130 130 130 13,5

40
NSE0_02003 45
150 6)
210 106 c 8 2
230 127

Vertical connection
13,5

130 130 130 90 b


90
35

NSE00641
30

30 30
30

11)

13,5 3) 3)
7) 7)
290

98

9
134,5

35
NSE0_00639f

139 128 NSE00640b


460 113,5
90 130 130 130
590 11)
128,5

NSE00642
4-pole version
1) Mounting space for removal of the arc chutes.
2) Arc quenching space, "690 V" circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
3) surfaces.
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the system.
4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals.
5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection.
6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door.
7) Fixing points for mounting the circuit breaker in the system.
11) Terminal face.
12) Circuit breaker upper edge, only 1000 V circuit breaker.
90 130 130 130 14) Space for electrical auxiliary circuit connections.
15) Arc quenching space, 300 V circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
surfaces.
16) Arc quenching space, 600 V circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
surfaces.
17) Arc quenching space, 1000 V circuit breaker (with high arc chute) facing grounded or
non-conductive surfaces.
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
Rated circuit a b c d e f g page 38.
breaker
current
A
Up to 2000 10 10 10 11 451 34 541
4000 30 30 20 6 461 39 551

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 4000 A (DC)
Project planning aids
Size II, up to 4000 A, withdrawable version, 3- and 4-pole
Standard version Optional connection variants
Horizontal connection Front connection (single)
5 3 0
4) 5)

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 4 5 c
62,5 4 0 0
NSE0_00643b 9 0 9 0
9 0 9 0

NSE00644b
4 0 4 0

3 5
1 3 ,5

275 6
468,5
465,5

403
3 )
1 1 )

3 7 3

2 8 7
123,5

2 6
169,5

11
40

6 9
10) 270 10) 4 5 ,1
350 55 5 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0

3 5
480
Front connection (double hole)
382,5 according to DIN 43673
5 3 0

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 4 8 c
367,5 62,5 4 0 0

1 3 ,5
327 16) 17) 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0

NSE00647b
NSE0_02084 2) 4 0 4 0

4 0
15)

8 0
12)
7) 8) 6
493

9) 3 )
9
1 1 )

3 7 3

2 8 7
651

34
518,5
a
520

327,5

3)
496
460

1 4
c

6 9
275

8 0
169,5
a
150

14
10) 5 5 4 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
4 0
76

27
31

45
40

220 6)
42 58
88,5
121,5
140,5
4-pole version
30 30 2) For guide frame 690 V, without arc chute cover, arc quenching space facing groun-
ded or non-conductive surfaces.
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the system.
38

13,5 4) Auxiliary connector with SIGUT screw terminals.


11) 5) Auxiliary connector with spring-loaded connection.
6) Dimension to inside surface of the closed cabinet door.
NSE00649a

7) SENTRON 3WL in connected position.


8) SENTRON 3WL in test position
9) SENTRON 3WL in disconnected position.
139 138
270 95 10) Fixing holes, diameter 10 mm.
460 11) Terminal face.
590
12) Guide frame upper edge only 1000 V AC version.
15) Arc quenching space, 300 V circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
530 surfaces.
400
90 90 90 90 16) Arc quenching space, 600 V circuit breaker facing grounded or non-conductive
surfaces.
NSE0_00652b

17) Arc quenching space, 1000 V circuit breaker (with high arc chute) facing grounded or
non-conductive surfaces.

3)
287
69

10) 10)
55 45 130 130 130

For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see


Rated circuit breaker current a b c page 38.
A
For vertical connection and flange connection see following
Up to 2000 10 10 10
page.
4000 30 30 20

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 4000 A (DC)
Project planning aids
Size II, up to 4000 A, withdrawable version, 3- and 4-pole
Vertical connection
5 3 0
11) 4 0 0
NSE00650a

38 b N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 5 1 a
30
30

3 )

2 8 7
290

100
135

6 9
157 5 5 4 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0
172

Flange connection
5 3 0
NSE00653

4 0 0
M 1 2 9 0

N S E 0 _ 0 0 6 5 4 a
4 0
3 3
2 6

5 9
3 )
2 8 7
2 8 2 ,5

5 9
1 4 2 ,5

6 9

121
4 5 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 3 0

4-pole version
3) Grooves (4 mm wide, 5 mm deep) for supporting phase barriers in the
system.
11) Terminal face.
For safety clearances to grounded parts and to live parts see
page 38.
For more connection options see previous page.

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 4000 A (DC)
Project planning aids

Schematics
L1
AC230
+
N
PE -
DC24
AC230

X1.2 X1.1 X5.2 X5.1


DIGmat S100
Auxiliary power
Emergency STOP
+ X4.i1+ X2.1 +
+
Shunt
- X4.i1- (60mV)
DC24 Digital input -
X2.3 -
X4.i2+
X4.i2-
Automatic RESET
Digital output
X4.01 X4.01 X4.02 X4.02 X4.03 X4.03 X4.04 X4.04
+ - + - + - + -

12
14
-K1 11 -Q01 1 3 5
Excitation / Alarm

Automatic / Reset

-X6.14 -X5.12
12 14
SENTRON
3WL
-K2 11 -F1 -F3
NSE0_01577a

-X6.13 -X5.11
-Q01 2 4 6

Schematics of the DIGmat S100 and the SENTRON 3WL non-automatic


air circuit breaker

Application examples
Rated operational Required series For 3-pole non-automatic air circuit brea- For 4-pole non-automatic air circuit breakers
voltage breaks at rated voltage kers (operational currents up to 4000 A/conducting path)
(operational currents up to 4000 A/
conducting path)
Up to 300 V + 10 %

1-pole, 2-pole 1-pole, 2-pole


2 parallel conducting 3 parallel conducting paths, 2 parallel conducting
paths, only with grounded-neutral paths
only with grounded- system
neutral system
Over 300 V + 10 %
Up to 600 V + 10 %

2-pole, 1-pole, 2-pole


only with grounded- 2 parallel conducting paths,
neutral system only with grounded-neutral
system
Over 600 V + 10 %
Up to 1000 V + 10 %
(version for 1000 V
required, order with "-Z"
and order code A05)
1-pole, 2-pole, 1-pole,
only with grounded- only with grounded-neutral only with grounded-
neutral system system neutral system

The connection to the circuit breakers is not dependent on direc- current. If the parallel or series connection is made at a distance
tion and polarity; the circuit diagrams can be adapted of 1 m from the connecting bars, the circuit breaker can be used
accordingly. at full operational current load.
If the parallel or series connections are made directly to the
connecting bars, for thermal reasons the continuous load on the
] Grounded-neutral system
circuit breakers must only be 80 % of the permissible operational Load

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3WL Air Circuit Breakers
3WL Non-Automatic Air Circuit Breakers up to 4000 A (DC)
Project planning aids

More information
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