KP5 Karl Pfisterer Voltage Detector Tester

KP5 Karl Pfisterer Voltage Detector Tester
Instructions for use
Capacitive
Voltage Tester
KP-Test 5
For 3-phase networks
to 36kV
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Components and construction
Fork electrode
(use on outdoor systems only)
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1
Contact electrode
(ridged design for making contact with
bars)
2
Test electrode
(contact electrode extension)
3
Limiting mark
(red ring)
4
Indicator unit
5
Insulating rod
6
Hand guard
7
Handle
2
3
4
5
Sound outlet
6
Figure 1:
Components and
construction
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Start button
Figure 2: Front view of indicator unit
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1
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2
5
3
4
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Figure 3: Voltage tester nameplate (example) and explanations
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Reference number of voltage tester
5
Can also be used for switchgear
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Rated voltage
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No standby function
3
Rated frequency
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Area for sticker
4
Type of PFISTERER insulating pole
1.
Application rules and safety
information
• up to a maximum of 110% of the
rated voltage.
"Operating voltage not present" is
indicated below a conductor-earth
voltage of 10% of the rated voltage;
this is equivalent to a conductorconductor voltage of 17% of the rated
voltage. Coupled remote voltages,
which usually occur, are therefore not
indicated.
Voltage testers are used for the safety of
the user. There is a risk to life if even only
one of the points in these instructions is
not observed. Furthermore, the
availability of the system will be
jeopardised and there will be no
entitlement to claims under the warranty.
1.1
Voltage testers may only be used by
specialist or trained personnel as
defined by EN 50110-1 for the purpose
of establishing that the system is not
live.
1.2
Standards:
The KP-Test 5 voltage tester complies
with IEC 61243-1:2003 and EN612431:2005.
1.3
Rated voltage:
The KP-Test 5 voltage tester may only
be used for the rated voltage and rated
frequency (3-phase) specified on the
nameplate.
The unit indicates "voltage present" in
accordance with IEC61243-1 within the
following limits:
• from a conductor-earth voltage of
45% of the rated voltage; this is
equivalent to a conductor-conductor
voltage of 78% of the rated voltage.
1.4
Class S:
The KP-Test 5 voltage tester with
contact electrode extension complies
with Class S (see nameplate) and is
therefore suitable for switchgear and
overhead conductors.
1.5
Interference voltages and interference
fields:
The indication given by the voltage
tester can be adversely affected in the
case of angled or complex conductor
arrangements. Such measuring points
must therefore be avoided or their
suitability must be checked.
1.6
Use with factory-assembled
switchgear:
The KP-Test 5 voltage tester can only
be used in factory-assembled typetested systems under certain
conditions. Consultation between the
user and the manufacturer of the
equipment is required.
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1.7
Use in railway systems:
The KP-Test 5 voltage tester is
designed for three-phase networks; it
is therefore not suitable for railway
systems (single-phase systems in
which the rated voltage is equal to the
conductor-earth voltage). PFISTERER
provides special voltage testers for
this purpose.
1.8
The voltage tester may only be used
with the associated insulating pole.
This is specified on the nameplate of
the indicator unit (Figure 3).
1.9
Voltage testers must only be held by
the handle. The boundary between the
handle and the insulating part is
marked by the limiting disc. It is
prohibited to hold the equipment
beyond the limiting disc; see Figure 1.
2.
Commissioning and functional
testing
2.1
Place associated insulating pole (see
nameplate) in the hexagon next to the
indicator unit and tighten the star
screw so that it is not over-tight.
(Figure 3 and Figure 1).
2.2
For testing conductor wires in outdoor
systems, attach fork electrode.
Note: In indoor systems, no
attachments may be used on the
contact electrode, as these affect the
bridging protection.
2.3
Press the red start button on the
indicator unit for at least 3 seconds:
The red LEDs will flash 3 times, and at
the same time, the audible signal will
sound. After this, the red LEDs will
illuminate continuously together with
a continuous tone.
2.4
Release the button = > the green LED
will illuminate and indicate that the
unit is ready for use (no tone). The
electronics, the test electrode and the
battery charge state are checked
during this self-test.
2.5
The unit will be ready for use for ca. 2
minutes and will then switch off
automatically. In the case of a red
indication ("Voltage present"), the
switch-off is ineffective, and the
switch-off time starts again. The unit
can also be switched off by pressing
the button briefly.
1.10 Voltage testers must be kept dry and
must be clean when in use.
1.11 Voltage testers must be checked by the
user for obvious damage before use.
Defective voltage testers must not be
used. In particular, it must be ensured
that the membrane in the sound outlet
is undamaged.
1.12 The KP-Test 5 voltage tester may only
be used and stored in climatic
categories N and W:
Climatic category N: -25 to +55°C and
20 to 96% relative humidity,
Climatic category W: -5 to +70°C and
12 to 96% relative humidity.
1.13 The Voltage Tester KP-Test 5 can be
use in precipitation.
In the event of rain, drops of water
may collect on the membrane in the
sound outlet and affect the audible
signal. These must be removed before
use by upturning the unit.
1.14 Interference with and modifications to
the voltage tester and the addition of
stickers or other components that are
not intended for this equipment are
not allowed
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3.
Determining that the system is
not live
3. 1
Safety in use:
3.1.1 The voltage tester is to be used in such
a way that the user always maintains
the necessary safety distance from any
part of the system that may be live. For
this reason, the voltage tester may only
be inserted into the equipment as far
as the limiting mark (red ring) and
only held by the handle. It is prohibited
to hold the equipment beyond the
limiting disc.
3.1.2 The voltage tester is to be used in such
a way that all indicator lamps are
visible. This is ensured when it is held
so that the angle of view is
approximately parallel to the axis of
the insulating pole.
3.1.3 The voltage tester may be placed in
contact with the operating voltage for
a maximum of 5 minutes and, in the
event of rain, for a maximum of 1
minute.
3.2
3.3
After commissioning and functional
testing in accordance with Section 2,
the green light will come on
continuously.
Place the contact electrode against the
bare part of the system to be tested.
a red LEDs flash and intermittent
tone: "Operating voltage present".
a green LED illuminates and no tone:
"No operating voltage present".
3.4
Carry out the voltage test on all 3
phases.
3.5
If it has been established that there is
"No operating voltage present", then
the functional test must be repeated
(see Section 2.3).
4.
Faults
If it is not possible to switch the
voltage tester on as described in
Section 2.2, it may be necessary to
change the batteries (see Item 7). If the
voltage tester cannot be switched on
even after changing the batteries or if
mechanical damage is evident, the unit
must be withdrawn from further use
and returned to the manufacturer.
5.
Maintenance, storage and
transport
5.1
Voltage testers are safety devices on
which human life can depend.
Accordingly, voltage testers including
the insulating rod must be handled
with great care and protected against
contamination and damage.
5.2
All components are to be cleaned with
a lint-free damp cloth. Solvents or
aggressive cleaning agents must not be
used.
5.3
The membrane in the sound outlet
(Figure 2) is very sensitive and must
not be cleaned or touched in any other
way. It must be checked regularly for
damage.
5.4
The voltage tester must be checked for
operation annually (procedure
according to Section 2 and 3).
5.5
Voltage testers must be stored and
transported dry. Suitable bags or cases
must be used for transportation.
5.6
Temperature and humidity during
storage and transport must also be
maintained in accordance with the
climatic category (see Section 1.12).
5.7
Voltage testers must not be subjected
to direct sunlight for extended periods.
5.8
Discharged batteries must be removed
from the unit. See Section 7 for
changing the battery.
6.
Routine inspection
Voltage testers must be subjected to a
routine inspection in accordance with
IEC61243-1 at regular intervals. It is the
responsibility of the user to carry out the
maintenance plan taking into account
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the conditions of use. National
regulations also apply. In Germany, this
is the BGV A2
The period between routine inspections
must not exceed 6 years.
According to IEC61243-1, it is
recommended that the routine
inspection be carried out by PFISTERER
Kontaktsysteme or in a repair workshop
that has been qualified by PFISTERER.
Delivery address:
PFISTERER Kontaktsysteme
GmbH & Co. KG
Bahnhofstraße 30
89547 Gerstetten
Germany
7.
Changing the batteries
Recommended battery type: Energizer
Lithium AA 1.5 Volt.
Two batteries of this type are required.
This battery guarantees the highest
possible readiness for use due to its
low self-discharge and its high
capacity even at low temperatures.
With normal use, changing between
routine inspections (6 years) is not
necessary when this battery is used.
Type AA (LR6) alkali batteries can also
be used. However, in this case, more
frequent battery changing may be
required depending on the battery
quality and ambient temperatures.
In this case, change the batteries
regularly and in good time in order to
keep the unit ready for operation.
Note:
Batteries must only be changed in a
dry and clean environment.
• Remove insulating rod
• Unscrew threaded ring
• Remove bottom part of housing and
place on table together with test
electrode
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• Replace the batteries ensuring that
the polarity is correct
• Check blue sealing ring and housing
sealing surfaces for cleanliness and damage. The sealing ring provides insulation against high voltage and sealing
against moisture. The perfect condition
of this ring is a prerequisite for the
required safety standard. Use original
sealing rings only
(see Section 8).
8.
Spare parts
Item number
973 210 001
021 970 009
619 435 004
Designation
Fork electrode
Sealing ring
Lithium battery
CR AA 1.5 V
• Fit the two halves of the housing
together ensuring that the spiral cable
is not pinched or twisted.
• Screw on the threaded ring and
tighten as far as the stop (no gap, see
arrow)
• Test the unit in accordance with
Section 2.
Note:
Interfering with the unit over and
above changing the batteries, and
other modifications to the voltage
tester are not allowed. Nonoperational or damaged voltage
testers are to be withdrawn from
further use.
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040 231 102 03/07 H
CABLE JOINTS, CABLE TERMINATIONS, CABLE GLANDS, CABLE CLEATS
FEEDER PILLARS, FUSE LINKS, ARC FLASH, CABLE ROLLERS, CUT-OUTS
11KV 33KV CABLE JOINTS & CABLE TERMINATIONS
FURSE EARTHING
www.cablejoints.co.uk
Thorne and Derrick UK
Tel 0044 191 490 1547 Fax 0044 191 477 5371
Tel 0044 117 977 4647 Fax 0044 117 9775582
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