MN285001EN VFI Tester Operating Instructions

MN285001EN VFI Tester Operating Instructions
Underground
Distribution Switchgear
MN285001EN
Effective January 2015
Supersedes S285-10-7 July 2004
VFI tester operating instructions
COOPER POWER
SERIES
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Contents
SAFETY INFORMATION
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Acceptance and Initial Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Handling and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Quality Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
DESCRIPTION OF TESTER
VFI Tester Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Description and Functionality of VFI Tester Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SPECIFICATIONS
Instrumentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Protective Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
OPERATING PROCEDURES
Testing In-Service VFI Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Control Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SCADA Accessory Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
External Flux-Shift Tripper Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
SERVICE INFORMATION
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
APPENDICES
LCD Message Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Control Board Reference Illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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!
Safety for life
SAFETY
FOR LIFE
!
SAFETY
FOR LIFE
Eaton’s Cooper Power™ series products meet or exceed all applicable industry standards relating to product safety. We
actively promote safe practices in the use and maintenance of our products through our service literature, instructional
training programs, and the continuous efforts of all Eaton employees involved in product design, manufacture, marketing,
and service.
We strongly urge that you always follow all locally approved safety procedures and safety instructions when working around
high voltage lines and equipment, and support our “Safety For Life” mission.
Safety information
The instructions in this manual are not intended as a
substitute for proper training or adequate experience in the
safe operation of the equipment described. Only competent
technicians who are familiar with this equipment should
install, operate, and service it.
Safety instructions
Following are general caution and warning statements that
apply to this equipment. Additional statements, related to
specific tasks and procedures, are located throughout the
manual.
A competent technician has these qualifications:
DANGER
• Is thoroughly familiar with these instructions.
• Is trained in industry-accepted high and low-voltage safe
operating practices and procedures.
• Is trained and authorized to energize, de-energize, clear,
and ground power distribution equipment.
Hazardous voltage. Contact with hazardous voltage will
cause death or severe personal injury. Follow all locally
approved safety procedures when working around highand low-voltage lines and equipment.
G103.3
• Is trained in the care and use of protective equipment
such as arc flash clothing, safety glasses, face shield, hard
hat, rubber gloves, clampstick, hotstick, etc.
Following is important safety information. For safe
installation and operation of this equipment, be sure to read
and understand all cautions and warnings.
Hazard Statement Definitions
WARNING
Before installing, operating, maintaining, or testing this
equipment, carefully read and understand the contents
of this manual. Improper operation, handling or
maintenance can result in death, severe personal injury,
and equipment damage.
G101.0
WARNING
This manual may contain four types of hazard statements:
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
This equipment is not intended to protect human
life. Follow all locally approved procedures and safety
practices when installing or operating this equipment.
Failure to comply can result in death, severe personal
injury and equipment damage.
G102.1
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in equipment damage
only.
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WARNING
Power distribution and transmission equipment must
be properly selected for the intended application. It
must be installed and serviced by competent personnel
who have been trained and understand proper safety
procedures. These instructions are written for such
personnel and are not a substitute for adequate training
and experience in safety procedures. Failure to properly
select, install or maintain power distribution and
transmission equipment can result in death, severe
personal injury, and equipment damage.
G122.3
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Product information
Quality standards
Introduction
Description
ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System
Service Information S285-10-7 provides operating
instructions for Eaton's Cooper Power™ series VFI tester
device use in conjunction with Eaton's Cooper Power series
pad-mounted VFI switchgear. Before operating this device,
carefully read and understand the contents of this manual.
For additional information, refer to the following applicable
service information bulletins:
•
•
•
•
S285-10-1 VFI, Oil-Insulated, Vacuum Fault Interrupter;
Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Instructions
S285-10-2 VFI, SF6-Insulated, Vacuum Fault Interrupter;
Installation, Operation and Maintenance Instructions
S285-15-1 Shrubline VFI, Vacuum Fault Interrupter;
Installation, Operation and Maintenance Instructions
S285-75-1 Tri-Phase, TPG, and TPG with SCADA
Electronic Control Installation and Operation Instructions
Read this manual first
Read and understand the contents of this manual and
follow all locally approved procedures and safety practices
before operating this equipment.
Three internal flux-shift trippers enable confirmation of the
presence of sufficient levels of energy upon the control
board for operation of pad-mounted VFI flux-shift trippers.
The on-board flux-shift trippers also enable self-checking of
the VFI tester prior to general control testing. Further fluxshift tripper capability enables verification of operation of
the flux-shift trippers within the VFI unit under test, external
to the VFI tester.
The tester has the capability to perform the following
operational tests:
•
Minimum-Trip Tests
•
Time Current Curve Characteristic Tests
•
Control Operation Test
•
Instantaneous Trip Test
•
Time-Current Curve Characteristics Modifier
•
Additional information
These instructions cannot cover all details or vari­ations
in the equipment, procedures, or process described, nor
provide directions for meeting every possible contin­
gency during installation, operation, or maintenance. When
additional information is desired to satisfy a problem not
cov­ered sufficiently for the user's purpose, please contact
your Eaton representative.
Acceptance and initial inspection
This test set is in good condition at the factory and when
accepted by the carrier for shipment.
Upon receipt, inspect the test set thoroughly for damage
and loss of parts incurred during shipment. If damage or
missing parts are discovered, file a claim immediately with
the carrier.
Handling and storage
The VFI tester is a current injection device designed to
simulate Fault Current for verification of minimum trip
values and time current characteristics of Tri-Phase and
TPG electronic control boards utilized in VFI pad-mounted
switchgear.
Be careful during handling and storage of the VFI tester to
minimize the possibility of damage. If the tester is to be
stored for any length of time prior to use, provide a clean,
dry storage area.
Limited Testing of SCADA accessory board functions
including verification of the minimum trip multiplier
function and inrush restraint feature.
•
Battery Test
•
Flux-Shift Tripper Tests
Test settings are adjusted via a series of rotary, toggle, and
push button switches on the front panel of the tester.
Banana jacks on the front panel facilitate connection of
a Fluke or equivalent multimeter for verification of fault
current injection values. Simulated phase and ground fault
currents may be set in the range of 4-900 A by using the
millampere reading of the digital multimeter as directly
equivalent to reading the primary fault current in amperes.
A two-line, 16 character LCD display provides tester status,
TCC trip times, and battery test information.
The VFI tester is fan cooled and features thermal
protection circuitry which disables the tester if the internal
temperature exceeds 65 °C. Additional overload protection
is provided by an automatic time-out circuit which limits
testing to 5 minutes during unsupervised tests.
The VFI tester requires 120 Vac, single phase power for
operation. Inboard power is protected by a 8 A resettable
circuit breaker and is controlled by a large, illuminated
rocker type switch on the front panel. A three conductor
power cable is furnished with the tester.
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Description of tester
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TO INTERRUPTER
B
1
C
M
D
E
A
L
N
F
VFI
Tester
K
TO CONTROL
INTERNAL
TRIPPERS
H
J
CONTROL
TEST
EXTERNAL
TRIPPERS
G
AØ
BØ
M
L
U
K
J
P
15
T
H
S
G
CØ
A
N
V
B
F
C
P
D
R
14
E
CURRENT
2
METER JACKS
TEST SELECT
13
PHASE SELECT
17
A-PHASE TRIPPER
12
3
B-PHASE TRIPPER
BATTERY
CONNECTOR
ON
4
18
30A
BATTERY TEST
ON
ON
19
60A
24
ON
120A
23
20
21
11
ON
C-PHASE TRIPPER
240A
10
TRIPPER TEST
2X
22
4-30A
1X
4-30A
25
5
TEST
6
CONTROL
TEST
Power Systems
INPUT
POWER
120 VAC
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Figure 1. VFI tester front panel.
2
RESET
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CONVENIENCE
OUTLET
120 VAC
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Table 1. Description and Functionality of VFI Tester Front Panel Features
Item No.
(Figure 2)
Description
Purpose and Use
1
VFI Cable Connector
Interface for External VFI Switch Connector Cable
2
Multi-meter Connection Jacks
Measurement of Injection Current Levels
3
Battery Test Terminals
Interface for Battery Test cable
4
Battery Test Switch
Initiates battery test
5
Power Switch
Energizes 120 Vac input to tester
6
AC Power Receptacle
Interface for 120 Vac Power Cable
7
Cooling Fan Intake Port
Unit Cooling
8
Cooling Fan Exhaust Port
Unit Cooling
9
GFI Convenience Outlet
120 Vac, 3 A Ground Fault Protected Outlet for auxiliary power for meters, etc.
10
Tripper Test Switch
Verification of Internal Tripper Operation
11
C-Phase Flux Shift Tripper
Actuates when control board under test issues trip signal
12
B-Phase Flux Shift Tripper
Actuates when control board under test issues trip signal
13
A-Phase Flux Shift Tripper
Actuates when control board under test issues trip signal
14
Control Cable Receptacle
Interface for Tri-Phase/TPG Control Test Cable
15
Phase Select Switch
Selection of phase to be tested
16
Testing Mode Selector Switch
Selection of either external test of flux-shift trippers within VFI unit under test, internal self-check of
flux-shift trippers within VFI tester, or general Tri-Phase/TPG Control Test Mode
17
LED Display
Displays Test Data and Tester Status Information
18
30 A Current Adder Switch
Operation of switch adds 30 A of test current to total output of Tester Unit
19
60 A Current Adder Switch
Operation of switch adds 60 A of test current to total output of Tester Unit
20
120 A Current Adder Switch
Operation of switch adds 120 A of test current to total output of Tester Unit
21
240 A Current Adder Switch
Operation of switch adds 240 A of test current to total output of Tester Unit
22
1X/2X Current Multiplier Switch
Multiplies Designated Current Levels by a factor of two
23
4-30 A Fault Current Rheostat
Provides variable adder of 4-30 A Fault Current Level to total output of Tester Unit
24
4-30 A Rheostat Enable Switch
Enables operation of 4-30 A Fault Current Rheostat (Item 23)
25
Fault Test Switch
Initiates injection of simulated fault current to VFI control
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Specifications
Weight
15.87 kg (35 lbs) - cables excluded
Input
AC Input: 120 Vac ±10% 60 Hz, single phase, circuit breaker
protected at 8 A.
Temperature range
Operating Range: 0° to 50°C
Storage Range: -20°C to 65°C
Output
4-900 mA actual, simulating 4-900 A fault current levels.
Continuously adjustable, through multiple ranges with
coarse and fine control.
CAUTION
Instrumentation
Equipment misoperation. This device must be operated
in dry environments only. So not operate it in rain,
snow, or sleet. Failure to comply can result in equipment
misoperation and possible personal injury.
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LCD display
Auxiliary output:
16 character, 2-line LCD display.
Current measurement
Banana jacks on the front of the tester panel provide the
means for connecting an external, user-provided, multimeter for measurement of simulated fault current levels
produced by tester unit. Accuracy is dependent upon the
calibration standards and procedures employed during
calibration of the user supplied multimeter.
120 Vac, 3 A GFI duplex outlet provides 120 Vac three-wire
supply power for operation of low wattage devices such as
auxiliary measurement equipment, notebook computers
and supplementary lighting.
NNote: Overloading of the 3 A rated GFI protected
convenience outlet will result in complete shutdown
of the VFI tester device.
Interface cables
Ground fault protection
A set of two interface cables are provided with each
VFI tester unit. Each cable is 4.6 m (15 ft.) in length with
connectors appropriate for the type of control and VFI unit
specified at time of order.
Ground fault sensing capabilities enables automatic shut
down of the tester upon detection of a ground fault current
within the tester or through the 120 Vac convenience outlet
on the tester front panel.
Side-Hinged VFI units with TPG controls utilize cable set
6A00393601. All VFI units with Tri-Phase controls and
Top-Hinged VFI units with TPG controls utilize cable set
6A00393501.
Protective circuits
Internal thermal cutoff
14-pin female to
14-pin male
Interrupter Interface Cable
VFI tester automatically shuts off upon exceeding 65 °C
(149 °F) internal temperature. Cutoff resets upon internal
temperature cooling to below 50 °C(122 °F).
Side-Hinged VFI w/TPG
Cable Set Part No. 6A00393601
19-pin male to
14-pin female
Control Interface Cable
Automatic shutdown
An automatic timer circuit turns off the tester if any control
test exceeds five minutes in duration.
AC power cord
A 2.3 m (7.5 ft.) 3-conductor power cord is provided.
14-pin female to
18-pin recessed male
Interrupter Interface Cable
All VFI w/Tri-Phase and
Top-Hinged VFI w/TPG
Cable Set Part No. 6A00393501
19-pin male to
18-pin female
Control Interface Cable
Carrying case
The VFI tester is housed in a high impact case with
detachable cover, and has a compartment for storing the
power cord and interconnecting cables.
Figure 2. VFI tester cable set options.
Dimensions (Approximate)
318 mm (12.5”) High
432 mm (17”) Wide
432 mm (17”) Deep
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Operating procedures
Tester operating procedures have been grouped three
functional groups; Control Tests, Flux-Shift Tripper Tests, and
Battery Tests.
Each group of tests is preceded by pre-test setup
instructions which specify any required settings for the
tester and the device under test. Verify these settings
before starting any tests. Upon completion of testing, return
the control settings to the desired operating conditions
before returning the control to service.
NNote: A 5 K ohm resistor is required to complete certain
procedures detailed in this bulletin.
For specific information regarding the operation and
adjustment of Tri-Phase and TPG Controls refer to Service
Information Bulletin S285-75-1, Tri-Phase, TPG, and TPG
w/SCADA Electronic Control Installation and Operation
Instructions.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage. Always use a hotstick when working
with this equipment. Failure to do so could result in
contact with high voltage, which will cause death or
severe personal injury.
G108A.0
3. Connect the 14-pin female/14-pin male interrupter
interface cable (Item 1) to the VFI tester at the
interrupter port. Refer to Figure 4 for steps 3 through 8.
4. Connect the 19-pin male/14-pin female control interface
cable (Item 2) to the VFI tester at the Control port.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage. Open the switch associated with the
control before attempting to disconnect its control cable.
Failure to do so can result in contact with high voltage
pulse (300 V peak) from the CT protection circuit, which
can cause death or severe personal injury.
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5. Break the connection between the control and VFI unit
by disconnecting the VFI control cable (Item 3) from
the male receptacle located on the outside of the TPG
control enclosure.
6. Connect the 14-pin male connector end of the tester
interrupter interface cable (Item 1) to the 14-pin female
end of the padmount cable (Item 3) originating from
the front plate of the VFI unit under test.
7. Connect the 14-pin female connector end of the VFI
tester control interface cable (Item 2) to the male
receptacle of the TPG control enclosure.
8. Proceed with the testing procedures as detailed in this
service bulletin.
WARNING
This equipment is not intended to protect human
life. Follow all locally approved procedures and safety
practices when installing or operating this equipment.
Failure to comply can result in death, severe personal
injury, and equipment damage. G102.1
CAUTION
To return the unit under test to service:
1. Verify that the VFI Switches under test are in the open
position.
2. Turn off the VFI tester.
Equipment misoperation. This device must be operated
in dry environments only. So not operate itw in rain,
snow, or sleet. Failure to comply can result in equipment
misoperation and possible personal injury.
G141.0
Testing in-service VFI units
The following procedures must be followed if an
in-service VFI padmounted switchgear unit is to be tested
with the VFI tester apparatus.
14-pin female
connector at
cable end
14-pin male
connector at
cable end
TPG
Control
Enclosure
Item 3
VFI
Control
Cable
Side-hinged units with TPG controls
1. Open the VFI Switches
2. Attach the power cable to the VFI tester and plug it into
a grounded, three-prong 120 Vac outlet.
Item 1
Interrupter
Interface
Cable
Item 2- Control
Interface Cable
VFI
TO INTERRUPTER
EXTERNAL
TRIPPERS
INTERNAL
TRIPPERS
TO CONTROL
Tester
CONTROL
TEST
A¯
B¯
C¯
CURRENT
IMPORTANT
METER JACKS
TEST SELECT
19-pin male connector
at cable end
PHASE SELECT
A-PHASE TRIPPER
B-PHASE TRIPPER
This device must be connected to a properly grounded,
3-wire 120 Vac power source to ensure safe and reliable
operation. Do not operate it using a “floating” power source
such as a portable generator.
14-pin female
connector at
cable end
BATTERY
CONNECTOR
BATTERY TEST
ON
ON
ON
ON
30A
60A
120A
240A
ON
2X
4-30A
C-PHASE TRIPPER
TRIPPER TEST
1X
4-30A
TEST
RESET
CONTROL
TEST
INPUT
POWER
120 VAC
Power Systems
CONVENIENCE
OUTLET
120 VAC
Figure 3. Connection of the VFI tester to side-hinged VFI
units with TPG controls.
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3. Disconnect the 14-pin female connector end of the
tester control interface cable (Item 2) from the TPG
control enclosure. Refer to Figure 3 for steps 3 through
8.
4. Disconnect the 14-pin male connector end of the VFI
tester interrupter interface cable (Item 1) from the
14-pin female end of the VFI control cable (Item 3)
originating from the front plate of the VFI unit under
test.
CAUTION
Equipment damage. Use care while disconnecting and
reconnecting cables to the Tri-Phase/TPG control. Do
not misalign male and female connectors or allow the
full weight of the tester cable to be transferred to the
Tri-Phase/TPG board. Failure to comply can result in
damage to the board header and possible equipment
misoperation.
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IMPORTANT
CAUTION
Equipment misoperation. The capacitors upon the TriPhase and TPG boards will retain a charge of 20 Vdc
upon completion of control testing. Apply a 5 k ohm
resister between ground and the P1-7, P1-5, and P1-3
board terminals for 10 seconds prior to returning the
control to service. Failure to comply can result in false
tripping activity by the control upon reinstallation. T318.0
5. Reconnect the VFI control cable (Item 3) to the
receptacle located upon the TPG control enclosure
housing.
6. Disconnect the interrupter and control interface cables
(Items 1 and 2) from the VFI tester and store the cables
in the storage compartment located in the cover of the
VFI tester.
7. Close the VFI switches.
Top-hinged VFI units with TPG controls/all TriPhase controls
1. Open the VFI Switches.
2. Attach the power cable to the VFI tester and plug it into
a grounded, three-prong 120 Vac outlet.
IMPORTANT
Always wear a grounding wrist strap to control static electricity before handling circuit boards. Attach wrist strap to
ground terminal located upon the front plate of the VFI unit.
Failure to use this strap may result in circuit board damage.
5. Break the connection between the control and VFI unit
by carefully disconnecting the internal VFI control wiring
harness (Item 3) at the control.
6. Connect the 18-pin male connector end of the VFI
tester interrupter interface cable (Item 1) to the 18-pin
female end of the VFI control wire harness (Item 3).
7. Connect the 18-pin female connector end of the
tester control interface cable (Item 2) to the 18-pin
male header of the Tri-Phase/TPG board.
8. Proceed with the testing procedures as detailed within
this service bulletin.
To return the unit under test to service:
1. Verify that the VFI Switches under test are in the open
position.
2. Turn off the VFI tester.
3. Disconnect the 18-pin female connector end of the
tester control interface cable (Item 2) from the 18-pin
male header of the Tri-Phase/TPG board. Refer to Figure
5 for steps 3 through 7.
This device must be connected to a properly grounded,
3-wire 120 Vac power source to ensure safe and reliable
operation. Do not operate it using a “floating” power source
such as a portable generator.
3. Connect the 14-pin female/18-pin male interrupter
interface cable (Item 1) to the VFI tester at the
interrupter port. Refer to Figure 5 for steps 3 through 8.
4. Connect the 19-pin male/18-pin female control interface
cable (Item 2) to the VFI tester at the control port.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage. Open the switch associated with the
control before attempting to disconnect its control cable.
Failure to do so can result in contact with high voltage
pulse (300 V peak) from the CT protection circuit, which
can cause death or severe personal injury.
T287.0
Tri-Phase/
TPG Board
18-pin male
header
Item 3
VFI
Control
Wire
Harness
18-pin female
connector
18-pin female
connector
18-pin recessed
male connector
VFI
TO INTERRUPTER
B
C
M
D
E
A
L
N
P
F
EXTERNAL
TRIPPERS
INTERNAL
TRIPPERS
TO CONTROL
Tester
M
L
U
T
CONTROL
TEST
A¯
B¯
A
N
V
S
P
R
C¯
CURRENT
METER JACKS
Item 1
Interrupter
Interface
Cable
TEST SELECT
Item 2
Control
Interface
Cable
PHASE SELECT
A-PHASE TRIPPER
B-PHASE TRIPPER
BATTERY
CONNECTOR
BATTERY TEST
ON
ON
ON
ON
30A
60A
120A
240A
ON
2X
4-30A
1X
C-PHASE TRIPPER
TRIPPER TEST
4-30A
TEST
RESET
CONTROL
TEST
INPUT
POWER
120 VAC
Power Systems
CONVENIENCE
OUTLET
120 VAC
Figure 4. Connection of VFI tester to top-hinged VFI
units with TPG controls and all VFI units with Tri-Phase
controls.
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4. Disconnect the 18-pin male connector end of the tester
interrupter interface cable (Item 1) from the 18-pin
female end of the VFI control wire harness (Item 3).
CAUTION
Equipment misoperation. The capacitors upon the TriPhase and TPG boards will retain a charge of 20 Vdc
upon completion of control testing. Apply a 5 k ohm
resister between ground and the P1-7, P1-5, and P1-3
board terminals for 10 seconds prior to returning the
control to service. Failure to comply can result in false
tripping activity by the control upon reinstallation. T318.0
5. Reconnect the VFI control wire harness (Item 3) to the
18-pin male receptacle located upon the Tri-Phase/TPG
control.
6. Disconnect the interrupter and control interface cables
(Items 1 and 2) from the VFI tester and store the
cables in the storage compartment located in the cover
of the VFI tester.
7. Close the VFI switches.
The VFI tester enables testing and verification of minimum
trip timing values for each phase of the VFI unit. Testing at
nominal test current values of 150, 300 and 1000 percent
of minimum trip current levels verifies Tri-Phase/TPG board
response at current levels typically requiring slow, medium
and fast trip operations.
Current
Adder
Switches
ON
ON
ON
ON
30A
60A
120A
240A
ON
2X
4-30A
1X
4-30A Rheostat
NNote: Once a control test is initiated, pressing and releasing the control test button a second time will result
in the test being aborted.
Battery tests can not be conducted during a control test.
Initial tester setup
Refer to Figure 2 for identification of individual VFI tester
switches and other features referenced within the following
setup procedures.
1. Connect the VFI tester to the VFI Padmount unit
following the procedures described in the Testing
In-Service VFI Units section of this service bulletin.
2. Connect external multi-meter to the multi-meter tester
connection jacks and set external meter to appropriate
current measurement range.
Control tests
4-30A Rheostat
Enable Switch
Pressing the Control Test button of the VFI tester initiates
injection of simulated fault current into the Tri-Phase/TPG
control board and concurrently begins measurement of the
accrued time between test initialization and and issuance
of a trip signal. Upon issuance of a trip signal, the flux-shift
tripper of the respective phase being tested should operate
as the LCD display indicates the accrued trip-time interval.
3. Energize the tester by setting the power switch to ON.
Conduct internal flux-shift tripper test
The internal VFI tester flux-shift trippers should be tested
for correct operation at the beginning of every control
testing session. Failure to verify the correct operation of the
internal flux-shift trippers prior to a control test could result
in an erroneous assessment of control performance, in the
event of a malfunction of the internal VFI tester flux-shift
trippers.
Verify the internal flux-shift trippers are operational with the
following procedure:
1. Depress all three internal flux-shift trippers. Refer to
Figure 3 for steps 1 through 8.
2. Place the Test Selector Switch into the INTERNAL
TRIPPERS position.
4-30A
1X/2X Current
Multiplier Switch
3. Place the Phase Selector Switch into the A-PHASE
position.
4. Press and release the Tripper Test button. The A-Phase
flux-shift tripper on the VFI tester should operate
immediately.
CONTROL
TEST
Figure 5. VFI tester current adjustment switches.
Test current values are set by selectively closing a group of
toggle switches controlling a stepped network of resistors
within the VFI tester unit (Figure 5). Placing the 4-30 A
toggle switch into the ON position enables operation of a
4-30 A fine adjustment rheostat for precise adjustment of
test current levels.
5. Place the Phase Selector Switch into the B-PHASE
position.
6. Press and release the Tripper Test button to initiate the
test. The B-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI tester
should operate immediately.
7. Place the Phase Selector Switch into the C-PHASE
position.
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8. Press and release the Tripper Test button to initiate the
test. The C-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI tester
should operate immediately.
9. Depress all of the flux-shift trippers on the VFI tester.
Upon completion of the internal Flux-Shift Tripper Test,
complete the initial set-up procedure as follows:
1. Place the Test Select switch into the CONTROL TEST
position.
2. Place the Phase Select switch into the A-PHASE
position.
Initial Tri-Phase/TPG control setup
IMPORTANT
Always wear a grounding wrist strap to control static
electricity before handling circuit boards. Attach wrist strap
to ground terminal located upon the front plate of the VFI
unit. Failure to use this strap may result in circuit board
damage.
Refer to Figures 8 and 9 for locations of individual control
switches referenced within the following procedures.
1. Set the minimum trip levels on A-phase, B-phase, and
C-phase to 50 A.
2. Set the control board for Single Phase/Independent Trip.
3. Set the Ground Trip level to 50 A (TPG only).
4. Set the Ground Trip Block Switch in the ON position
(TPG only).
Instantaneous trip test - phase
Setup
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are as
described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial Tri-Phase/
TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
2. Place the Phase Instantaneous Trip switch on the
control board into the ON position.
Test procedure
VFI Tester Operation:
1. Place the 4-30A and 30 A Fault Current toggle switches
into the ON position.
2. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
3. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
4. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter. Verify that the A-Phase flux-shift tripper on
the VFI tester operates when the fault current exceeds
50 A.
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5. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 4.
7. Place the Phase Select switch into the C-PHASE
position.
8. Repeat steps 2 through 4.
9. Return the Phase Instantaneous Trip switch on the
control board into the OFF position.
CAUTION
Equipment misoperation. The capacitors upon the TriPhase and TPG boards will retain a charge of 20 Vdc
upon completion of control testing. Apply a 5 k ohm
resister between ground and the P1-7, P1-5, and P1-3
board terminals for 10 seconds prior to returning the
control to service. Failure to comply can result in false
tripping activity by the control upon reinstallation. T318.0
Instantaneous trip test - ground (TPG only)
Setup:
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
2. Place the Ground Trip Block switch on the control board
in the OFF position.
3. Place the Ground Instantaneous Trip switch on the
control board into the ON position.
Test procedure:
1. Set the minimum trip levels on A-, B-, and C-phase to
690 A while maintaining the Ground Trip level setting at
50 A.
2. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
3. Place the Phase Select Switch into the A-PHASE
position.
4. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
5. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
6. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter.
7. Verify that the A-Phase, B-Phase, and C-Phase fluxshift trippers on the VFI tester operate when the fault
current exceeds 50 A.
8. Depress the flux-shift trippers for all three phases.
9. Place the Phase Select Switch to the B-PHASE
position.
10. Repeat steps 2 through 7.
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11. Place the Phase Select Switch to the C-PHASE
position.
12. Repeat steps 2 through 7.
13. Return the minimum trip levels on A-Phase, B-Phase,
and C-Phase on the control board to 50 A.
14. Place the Ground Trip Block switch on the control board
to the ON position.
15. Place the Ground Instantaneous Trip switch on the
control board into the OFF position.
Time current curve (TCC) trip test - phase
entry in Table 2 for the timing card that is used in the
control board.
3. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
4. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the C-PHASE position. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
Setup – 300% of minimum trip - phase:
1. Place the 4-30 A and 120 A Fault Current switches
on the VFI tester into the ON position. All other Fault
Current switches should be in the OFF position.
2. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
Setup – 150% of minimum trip - phase: 1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
2. Place the 4-30 A and 60 A Fault Current switches on
the VFI tester into the ON position. All other Fault
Current switches should be in the OFF position.
3. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
4. Set the minimum trip level for A-Phase on the control
board to 690 A. This prevents the control from issuing a
trip signal when calibrating the fault current.
5. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
6. While monitoring the fault current on the multimeter,
adjust the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob until the
multimeter reads 75 mA ± 5 mA.
7. Press and release the Control Test button to terminate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
8. Set the minimum trip level for A-Phase on the control
board to 50 A.
Test procedure – 150% of minimum trip - phase:
3. Set the minimum trip level for A-Phase on the control
board to 690 A. This prevents the control from issuing a
trip signal when calibrating the fault current.
4. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
5. While monitoring the fault current on the multimeter,
adjust the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob until the
multimeter reads 150 mA ± mA.
6. Press and release the Control Test button to terminate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
7. Set the minimum trip level for A-Phase on the control
board to 50 A.
Test procedure – 300% of minimum trip - phase:
1. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
2. Upon operation of the flux-shift tripper record the time
displayed on the LCD, and compare it with the 300%
entry in Table 2 for the timing card that is used in the
control board.
3. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
The Phase Minimum-Trip test is performed as follows:
4. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the C-PHASE position. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
1. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
Setup – 1000% of minimum trip - phase:
2. Upon operation of the flux-shift tripper record the time
displayed on the LCD, and compare it with the 150%
1. Place the 4-30 A, 240 A Fault Current switches on the
VFI tester into the ON position, and the 1X/2X Fault
Current switch on the VFI tester into the 2X position.
Table 2. Acceptable Control Response Time Range for TCC Tests
Acceptable Control Response Time Range for TCC Tests
Percentage of Test Current
EF Curve
KF Curve
TF Curve
H Curve
F Curve
150%
3.484-6.461 sec
16.632-43.509 sec
23.696-47.054 sec
2.023-3.182 sec
2.200-3.361 sec
300%
0.532-0.838 sec
0.586-0.895 sec
1.645-2.863 sec
0.441-0.726 sec
0.476-0.762 sec
1000%
0.058-0.087 sec
0.038-0.070 sec
0.193-0.279 sec
0.032-0.052 sec
0.112-0.132 sec
NNote: These timing ranges represent ± 10% in current or time, or ±10ms, whichever is greater.
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All other Fault Current switches should be in the OFF
position.
2. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
3. Set the minimum trip level for A-Phase on the control
board to 690 A. This prevents the control from issuing a
trip signal when calibrating the fault current.
4. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
5. While monitoring the fault current on the multimeter,
adjust the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob until the
multimeter reads 500 mA ± 35 mA.
Test procedure – 150% of minimum trip – ground (TPG only)
1. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
2. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
3. When the control board issues a trip signal, the A-,
B-and C-Phase flux-shift trippers should operate, and
the timer will stop.
4. Record the time displayed on the LCD, and compare it
with the 150% entry in Table 2 for the timing card that
is used in the control board.
5. Depress the flux-shift trippers for all three phases.
6. Press and release the Control Test button to terminate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
6. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position.
7. Set the minimum trip level for A-Phase on the control
board to 50 A.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
Test procedure – 1000% of minimum trip - phase:
8. Place the Phase Select switch into the C-PHASE
position.
1. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
9. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
2. Upon operation of the flux-shift tripper record the time
displayed on the LCD, and compare it with the 300%
entry in Table 2 for the timing card that is used in the
control board.
Setup – 300% of minimum trip – ground (TPG only):
3. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
2. Place the Ground Trip Block switch on the control board
into the OFF position.
4. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the C-PHASE position. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
3. Set the minimum trip level on the A-, B-, and C-Phases
of the control board to 690 A.
Ground-minimum trip test –­ TPG only
4. Place the 4-30 A and 120 A Fault Current switches
on the VFI tester into the ON position. All other Fault
Current switches should be in the OFF position.
Setup – 150% of minimum trip - ground (TPG only):
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
2. Place the Ground Trip Block switch on the control board
into the OFF position.
3. Set the minimum trip level on the A-, B-, and C-Phases
of the control board to 690 A.
4. Place the 4-30 A and 60 A Fault Current switches on
the VFI tester into the ON position. All other Fault
Current switches should be in the OFF position.
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
5. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
6. While monitoring the fault current on the multimeter,
adjust the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob until the
multimeter reads 150 mA ± 10 mA.
7. Press and release the Control Test button to terminate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
8. Set the minimum trip level for Ground on the control
board to 50 A.
Test procedure – 300% of minimum trip – ground (TPG only):
5. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
1. Place the Phase Select Switch into the A-PHASE
position.
6. While monitoring the fault current on the multimeter,
adjust the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob until the
multimeter reads 75 mA ± 5 mA.
2. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
7. Press and release the Control Test button to terminate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
3. When the control board issues a trip signal, the
A-Phase, B-Phase, and C-Phase flux-shift trippers
should operate, and the timer will stop.
8. Set the minimum trip level for Ground on the control
board to 50 A.
4. Record the time displayed on the LCD, and compare it
with the 300% entry in Table 2 for the timing card that
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is used in the control board.
9. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
5. Depress the flux-shift trippers for all three phases.
6. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position.
CAUTION
9. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
Equipment misoperation. The capacitors upon the TriPhase and TPG boards will retain a charge of 20 Vdc
upon completion of control testing. Apply a 5 k ohm
resister between ground and the P1-7, P1-5, and P1-3
board terminals for 10 seconds prior to returning the
control to service. Failure to comply can result in false
tripping activity by the control upon reinstallation. T318.0
Setup – 1000% of minimum trip - ground: (TPG only)
SCADA board tests –­ TPG
7. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
8. Place the Phase Select switch into the C-PHASE
position.
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
Refer to Figure 10 for identification of individual SCADA
accessory board components referenced within the
following procedures.
2. Place the Ground Trip Block switch on the control board
into the OFF position.
3. Set the minimum trip level on the A-, B-, and C-Phases
of the control board to 690 A.
4. Place the 4-30 A, and 240 A Fault Current switches on
the VFI tester into the ON position, and the 1X/2X Fault
Current switch on the VFI tester into the 2X position.
All other Fault Current switches should be in the OFF
position.
5. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
6. While monitoring the fault current on the multimeter,
adjust the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob until the
multimeter reads 500 mA ± 35 mA.
7. Press and release the Control Test button to terminate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
8. Set the minimum trip level for Ground on the control
board to 50 A.
Test procedure – 1000% of minimum trip – ground (TPG
only):
1. Place the Phase Select Switch into the A-PHASE
position.
2. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
3. When the control board issues a trip signal, the
A-Phase, B-Phase, and C-Phase flux-shift trippers
should operate, and the timer will stop.
4. Record the time displayed on the LCD, and compare it
with the 1000% entry in Table 2 for the timing card that
is used in the control board.
5. Depress the flux-shift trippers for all three phases.
6. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
8. Place the Phase Select switch into the C-PHASE
position.
IMPORTANT
Always wear a grounding wrist strap to control static electricity before handling circuit boards. Attach wrist strap to
ground terminal located upon the front plate of the VFI unit.
Failure to use this strap may result in circuit board damage.
Fault target test
Setup
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
2. Place the Phase Instantaneous Trip switch on the
control board into the ON position.
Test procedure
1. Place the 60 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position. Place all of the other Fault Current switches
into the OFF position.
2. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate the
test.
3. After the A-Phase flux-shift tripper operates, verify
that the A-Phase Fault Target on the SCADA board is
orange.
4. Place the 30 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position. Place all of the other Fault Current switches
into the OFF position.
5. Reset the target by pressing the Control Test button,
waiting 5 seconds, and then pressing the Control Test
button again. The A-Phase Fault Target should now be
black.
6. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position.
7. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
8. After the B-Phase flux-shift tripper operates, verify
that the B-Phase Fault Target on the SCADA board is
orange.
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9. Place the 30 A Fault Current toggle switch into the ON
position. Place all of the other Fault Current switches
into the OFF position.
10. Reset the target by pressing the Control Test button,
waiting 5 seconds, and then pressing the Control Test
button again. The B-Phase Fault Target should now be
black.
11. Place the Phase Select switch into the C-PHASE
position.
12. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
13. After the C-Phase flux-shift tripper operates, verify
that the C-Phase Fault Target on the SCADA board is
orange.
14. Place the 30 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position. Place all of the other Fault Current switches
into the OFF position.
15. Reset the target by pressing the Control Test button,
waiting 5 seconds, and then pressing the Control Test
button again. The C-Phase Fault Target should now be
black.
16. Place the Ground Trip Block switch into the OFF
position (TPG only).
17. Set the minimum trip levels on A-phase, B-phase, and
C-phase to 690 A.
18. Reset the flux-shift trippers.
19. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
20. After all three of the flux-shift trippers operate, verify
that the Ground Fault Target on the SCADA board is
orange.
21. Place the 30 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position. Place all of the other Fault Current switches
into the OFF position.
22. Press and release the Control Test button, wait 5
seconds, then press and release the Control Test
button again. The C-Phase Fault Target should now be
black.
23. Place the Ground Trip Block switch into the ON position
(TPG only).
24. Reset the flux-shift trippers.
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Emergency minimum trip multiplier test
Control setup – 5X minimum trip multiplier test (250 A)
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
1. Set the emergency trip multiplier switches for A-Phase,
B-Phase, and C-Phase for ‘5X’ (.8X + 3.2X +1X default).
TPG control setup – 2X minimum trip multiplier test (100 A)
1. Place the Phase Instantaneous Trip switch into the ON
position.
1. Place the 4-30 A and 240 A Fault Current switches
on the VFI tester into the ON position. All other Fault
Current switches should be in the OFF position.
2. Set the emergency trip multiplier switches for A-Phase,
B-Phase, and C-Phase for 2X (.2X + .8X +1X default).
2. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
Test procedure – 2X minimum trip multiplier test (100 A)
3. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-Phase position.
1. Place the 4-30 A, 30 A, and 60 A Fault Current toggle
switches on the VFI tester into the ON position. All
other Fault Current switches should be in the OFF
position.
2. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
3. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
4. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
5. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter. Verify that the A-Phase flux-shift tripper on
the VFI tester operates when the fault current exceeds
100 A (2X the minimum trip setting of 50 A).
6. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
7. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the B-PHASE position.
8. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
9. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter. Verify that the B-Phase flux-shift tripper on
the VFI tester operates when the fault current exceeds
100 A (2X the minimum trip setting of 50 A).
10. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
11. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the C-PHASE position.
12. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
13. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter. Verify that the C-Phase flux-shift tripper on
the VFI tester operates when the fault current exceeds
100 A (2X the minimum trip setting of 50 A).
Test procedure – 5X minimum trip multiplier test (250 A)
4. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
5. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter. Verify that the A-Phase flux-shift tripper on
the VFI tester operates when the fault current exceeds
250 A (5X the minimum trip setting of 50 A).
6. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
7. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the B-Phase position.
8. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
9. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter. Verify that the B-Phase flux-shift tripper on
the VFI tester operates when the fault current exceeds
250 A (5X the minimum trip setting of 50 A).
10. Turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob fully
counterclockwise.
11. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the C-Phase position.
12. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
13. Slowly turn the 4-30 A rheostat adjusting knob
clockwise while monitoring the current value on the
multimeter. Verify that the C-Phase flux-shift tripper on
the VFI tester operates when the fault current exceeds
250 A (5X the minimum trip setting of 50 A).
CAUTION
Equipment misoperation. The capacitors upon the TriPhase and TPG boards will retain a charge of 20 Vdc
upon completion of control testing. Apply a 5 k ohm
resister between ground and the P1-7, P1-5, and P1-3
board terminals for 10 seconds prior to returning the
control to service. Failure to comply can result in false
tripping activity by the control upon reinstallation. T318.0
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Inrush restraint tests
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
Control setup – 2X minimum trip multiplier during inrush
(100 A), 1 second reset time
1. Set the Phase Instantaneous Trip switch into the ON
position.
15. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
16. Verify that the B-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates immediately.
17. Depress the B-Phase flux-shift tripper.
18. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the OFF
position.
2. Place the Inrush Restraint switch into the ON position.
19. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the C-PHASE position.
3. Place the Ground Trip Block During Inrush switch into
the ON position.
20. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
4. Set the A-Phase, B-Phase, and C-Phase Inrush
Restraint Minimum Trip Multiplier switches for 2X (1X +
1X default setting).
21. Verify that the C-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates after 1 second ± 10%.
5. Set the Reset Time switches for 1 seconds (.5 sec + .5
sec default setting).
23. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position.
6. Place the 4-30 A, 30 A, and 60 A Fault Current
switches on the VFI tester into the ON position. All
other Fault Current switches should be in the OFF
position.
24. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
Test procedure – 2X minimum trip multiplier during inrush
(100 A), 1 second reset time
22. Depress the C-Phase flux-shift tripper.
25. Verify that the C-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates immediately.
26. Depress the C-Phase flux-shift tripper.
1. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
27. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the OFF
position.
2. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
Control setup – 5X minimum trip multiplier during inrush
(250 A), 3 second reset time
3. Verify that the A-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates after 1 second ± 10%.
1. Set the A-Phase, B-Phase, and C-Phase Inrush
Restraint Minimum. Trip Multiplier switches for 5X (4X
+ 1X default setting).
4. Depress the A-Phase flux-shift tripper.
5. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position.
6. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
7. Verify that the A-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates immediately.
8. Depress the A-Phase flux-shift trippers.
9. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the OFF
position.
10. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the B-PHASE position.
11. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
12. Verify that the B-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates after 1 second ± 10%.
2. Set the Reset Time switches for 3 seconds (.5 sec + 2
sec + .5 sec default setting).
3. Place the 240 A Fault Current switch on the VFI tester
into the ON position. All other Fault Current switches
should be in the OFF position.
Test procedure – 5X minimum trip multiplier during inrush
(250 A), 3 second reset time
1. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
2. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
3. Verify that the A-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates after 3 seconds ± 10%.
4. Depress the A-Phase flux-shift tripper.
13. Depress the B-Phase flux-shift trippers.
5. Place the 30 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position. All other Fault Current switches should be in
the OFF position.
14. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position.
6. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
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7. Verify that the A-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates immediately.
8. Depress the A-Phase flux-shift tripper.
9. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the OFF
position.
10. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the B-PHASE position.
11. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
12. Verify that the B-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates after 1 second ± 10%.
5. Place the Inrush Restraint switch into the ON position.
6. Set the A-Phase, B-Phase, and C-Phase Inrush
Restraint Minimum Trip Multiplier switches for 5X (4X +
1X default setting).
Test procedure – ground gault trip during inrush test
1. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch on the VFI tester
into the ON position. All other Fault Current switches
should be in the OFF position.
2. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the A-PHASE position.
13. Depress the B-Phase flux-shift tripper.
3. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
14. Place the 30 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position. All other Fault Current switches should be in
the OFF position.
4. Verify that the A-Phase, B-Phase, and C-Phase flux-shift
trippers on the VFI tester all operate within 50 ms of
the fault current being applied.
15. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
16. Verify that the B-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates immediately.
17. Depress the B-Phase flux-shift tripper.
18. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the OFF
position.
19. Place the Phase Select Switch on the VFI tester into
the C-PHASE position.
20. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
21. Verify that the C-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates after 3 seconds ± 10%.
22. Depress the C-Phase flux-shift tripper.
23. Place the 30 A Fault Current switch into the ON
position. All other Fault Current switches should be in
the OFF position.
24. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
25. Verify that the C-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI
tester operates immediately.
SCADA board customer connections tests (TPG
only)
The following materials are required for SCADA board
testing; small flat-blade screwdriver; Fluke 87 Multimeter or
equivalent; 3” jumper wire; Ac power cord with wire ends
stripped.
1. Verify that the settings of the tester and control are
as described in the Initial Tester Setup and Initial TriPhase/TPG Control Setup sections of this bulletin.
Minimum trip multiplier enable readback status test
1. Place the Minimum Trip Multiplier switch into the
INCREASED position. Refer to Figure 11.
2. Using the multimeter, verify continuity between pin 8
and 18 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block.
3. Place the Minimum Trip Multiplier switch into the
NORMAL position. Refer to Figure 11.
4. Using the multimeter, verify non-continuity between
pins 8 and 18 of the Customer Connections Terminal
Block.
Ground trip block enable readback status test
26. Depress the C-Phase flux-shift tripper.
1. Place the Ground Trip Block switch into the ON
position.
27. Place the 120 A Fault Current switch into the OFF
position.
2. Using the multimeter, verify continuity between pin 8
and 17 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block.
Control setup – ground fault trip during inrush test
3. Place the Minimum Trip Multiplier switch into the
NORMAL position.
1. Set the minimum trip levels on A-Phase, B-Phase,
C-Phase, and Ground to 50 A.
2. Place the Ground Trip Block switch into the OFF
position.
4. Using the multimeter, verify non-continuity between
pins 8 and 17 of the Customer Connections Terminal
Block.
3. Place the Phase and Ground Instantaneous Trip
switches into the ON position.
4. Place the Ground Trip Block During Inrush switch into
the OFF position.
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Target readback status test
Setup
1. Place the Phase Instantaneous Trip switch on the
control board into ON position.
Test procedure
1. Place the 60 A Fault Current toggle switch into the ON
position. Place all of the other Fault Current switches
into the OFF position.
2. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
3. After the A-Phase flux-shift tripper operates, verify
continuity between pins 8 and 9 of the Customer
Connections Terminal Block.
4. Using a jumper wire, temporarily jumper pins 13 and
14 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block. This
will reset all of the fault targets. Verify non-continuity
between pins 8 and 9 of the Customer Connections
Terminal Block.
5. Place the Phase Select switch into the B-PHASE
position.
6. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
7. After the B-Phase flux-shift tripper operates, verify
continuity between pins 8 and 10 of the Customer
Connections Terminal Block.
8. Using a jumper wire, temporarily jumper pins 13 and
14 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block. This
will reset all of the fault targets. Verify non-continuity
between pins 8 and 10 of the Customer Connections
Terminal Block.
9. Place the Phase Select switch into the C-PHASE
position.
10. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
11. After the C-Phase flux-shift tripper operates, verify
continuity between pins 8 and 11 of the Customer
Connections Terminal Block.
12. Using a jumper wire, temporarily jumper pins 13 and
14 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block. This
will reset all of the fault targets. Verify non-continuity
between pins 8 and 11 of the Customer Connections
Terminal Block.
continuity between pins 8 and 12 of the Customer
Connections Terminal Block.
18. Using a jumper wire, temporarily jumper pins 13 and
14 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block. This
will reset all of the fault targets. Verify non-continuity
between pins 8 and 12 of the Customer Connections
Terminal Block.
19. Place the Ground Trip Block switch into the OFF
position (TPG only).
20. Reset the flux-shift tripper.
Ground trip block enable test
1. Verify non-continuity between pins 8 and 17 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
2. Using a jumper wire, jumper pins 15 and 16 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
3. Verify continuity between pins 8 and 17 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
4. Remove the jumper wire between pins 15 and 16 of
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
5. Verify non-continuity between pins 8 and 17 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
Remote trip test
Setup
1. Place the remote trip power selector switch into the
125 Vdc/120 Vac position.
2. Using a power cord, apply 120 Vac to pins 6 and 7 of
the Customer Connections terminal block located upon
the SCADA board. Connect the hot wire to
pin 6. Connect the neutral wire to pin 7.
IMPORTANT
The TPG/SCADA board accessory is a polarity dependent
device. Do not connect a hot wire to the terminal 7 of the
customer connections terminal block of the SCADA board.
Failure to comply will result in damage to the SCADA board.
Refer to the connections decal found within the control
enclosure for additional information.
3. Plug the other end of the power cord into the
accessory outlet on the VFI tester.
13. Place the Ground Trip Block switch into the OFF
position (TPG only).
Test procedure
14. Set the minimum trip levels on A-phase, B-phase, and
C-phase to 690 A.
2. Using a jumper wire, jumper pins 1 and 4 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
15. Reset the flux-shift tripper.
3. Using another jumper wire, momentarily jumper pins
5 and 15 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block.
The A-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI tester should
operate.
16. Press and release the Control Test button to initiate
flow of simulated fault current to the control.
17. After all three of the flux-shift trippers operate, verify
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1. Reset the flux-shift trippers on VFI tester.
4. Remove the jumper wire from pins 1 and 4 of the
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Customer Connections terminal block.
5. Using the jumper wire, jumper pins 2 and 4 of the
Customer Connections terminal block.
6. Using another jumper wire, momentarily jumper pins
5 and 15 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block.
The B-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI tester should
operate.
7. Remove the jumper wire from pins 2 and 4 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
8. Using the jumper wire, jumper pins 3 and 4 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
9. Using another jumper wire, momentarily jumper pins
5 and 15 of the Customer Connections Terminal Block.
The C-Phase flux-shift tripper on the VFI tester should
operate.
10. Remove the jumper wire from pins 3 and 4 of the
Customer Connections Terminal Block.
11. Reset the flux-shift trippers.
The External Flux-Shift Tripper Test verifies the operation of
the flux-shift trippers contained within the VFI switchgear
under test. It should be used as a final diagnostic procedure
only after verifying the control is operating correctly through
administration of the control tests detailed in the Operating
Procedures section of this service bulletin.
IMPORTANT
If service conditions allow, the VFI unit should be removed
from service by disconnecting all sources of system
voltage. If it is not possible to remove the VFI device from
service by disconnecting all sources of system voltage,
follow the procedures and safety precautions detailed in the
TESTING IN-SERVICE VFI UNITS section found on page 5
of this service bulletin.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage. Disconnect all source and tap
elbows prior to conducting an external flux-shift tripper
test. Failure to comply can result in possible contact
with high voltage resulting in death or severe personal
injury.
T320.0
WARNING
Hazardous voltage. Always use a hotstick when
working with this equipment. Failure to do so could
result in contact with high voltage, which will cause
death or severe personal injury. G108A.0
Side-hinged units with TPG controls
1. Remove the pad-mounted unit from service.
2. Attach the power cable to the VFI tester and plug it into
a grounded, three-prong 120 Vac outlet.
3. Connect the 14-pin female/14-pin male interrupter
interface cable (Item 1) to the VFI tester at the
interrupter port. Refer to Figure 6 for steps 3 through
17.
4. Break the connection between the control and VFI unit
by disconnecting the VFI control cable (Item 2) from
the male receptacle located on the outside of the TPG
control enclosure.
5. Connect the 14-pin male connector end of the tester
interrupter interface cable (Item 1) to the 14-pin female
end of the padmount cable (Item 2) originating from
the front plate of the VFI unit under test.
6. Place the Phase Test Selector switch on the VFI tester
into the EXTERNAL TRIPPERS position.
7. Some three-phase ganged VFI assemblies are built
with a single flux-shift tripper mounted on the "B" phase
mechanism. Others have a flux-shift tripper mounted on
the mechanism for each phase. Determine which type
is being tested, and test accordingly.
8. If the VFI assembly being tested has a flux-shift tripper
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mounted on the A-Phase mechanism, place the Phase
Selector switch into the A-PHASE position. If it does
not, proceed to step 11.
9. Energize the tester by setting the power switch to ON.
10. Press the Tripper Test button. The A-Phase flux-shift
tripper in the pad-mounted unit should operate
immediately.
18. Disconnect the interrupter and control interface cable
(Item 1) from the VFI tester and store the cable in the
storage compartment located in the cover of the VFI
tester.
19. Using a hotstick, close in all three phases on the padmounted unit.
11. Place the Phase Selector switch into the B-PHASE
position.
12. Press the Tripper Test button. The B-Phase flux-shift
tripper in the pad-mounted unit should operate
immediately.
13. If the VFI assembly being tested has a flux-shift tripper
mounted on the C-Phase mechanism, place the Phase
Selector switch into the C-PHASE position. If it does
not, proceed to step 15.
14. Press the Tripper Test button. The C-Phase flux-shift
tripper in the pad-mounted unit should operate
immediately.
15. De-energize the tester by setting the power switch to
OFF.
16. Disconnect the 14-pin male connector end of the
tester interrupter interface cable (Item 1) from the
14-pin female end of the pad-mounted cable (Item 2)
originating from the front plate of the VFI unit under
test.
17. Reconnect the VFI control cable (Item 2) to the
receptacle located upon the TPG control enclosure.
TPG
Control
Enclosure
14-pin male
connector at
cable end
Item 2
VFI
Control
Cable
Item 1
Interrupter
Interface
Cable
VFI
TO INTERRUPTER
EXTERNAL
TRIPPERS
INTERNAL
TRIPPERS
TO CONTROL
Tester
CONTROL
TEST
A¯
B¯
C¯
CURRENT
METER JACKS
TEST SELECT
PHASE SELECT
A-PHASE TRIPPER
B-PHASE TRIPPER
14-pin female
connector at
cable end
BATTERY
CONNECTOR
BATTERY TEST
ON
ON
ON
ON
30A
60A
120A
240A
ON
2X
4-30A
C-PHASE TRIPPER
TRIPPER TEST
1X
4-30A
TEST
RESET
CONTROL
TEST
INPUT
POWER
120 VAC
Power Systems
CONVENIENCE
OUTLET
120 VAC
Figure 6. Connection of the VFI tester to side-hinged
VFI units with TPG controls for external flux-shift tripper
test.
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Top-hinged VFI units with TPG controls/all TriPhase controls
mounted on the C-Phase mechanism, place the Phase
Selector switch into the C-PHASE position. If it does
not, proceed to step 15.
1. Remove the pad-mounted unit from service.
2. Attach the power cable to the VFI tester and plug it into
a grounded, three-prong 120 Vac outlet.
3. Connect the 14-pin female/18-pin male interrupter
interface cable (Item 1) to the VFI tester at the
interrupter port. Refer to Figure 7 for steps 3 through 17.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage. Open the switch associated with
the control before attempting to disconnect its control
cable. Failure to do so can result in contact with high
voltage pulse (300 V peak) from the CT protection
circuit, which can cause death or severe personal injury.
T287.0
4. Break the connection between the control and VFI unit
by carefully disconnecting the internal VFI control wiring
harness (Item 2) at the control.
14. Press the Tripper Test button. The C-Phase fluxshift tripper in the pad-mounted unit should operate
immediately.
15. De-energize the tester by setting the power switch to
OFF.
16. Disconnect the 18-pin male connector end of the VFI
tester interrupter interface cable (Item 1) from the
18-pin female end of the VFI control wire harness (Item
2).
17. Carefully reconnect the internal VFI control wiring
harness (Item 2) to the control board header.
18. Disconnect the 18-pin male connector end of the VFI
tester interrupter interface cable (Item 1) from the VFI
tester.
19. Using a hotstick, close in all three phases on the padmounted unit.
CAUTION
Equipment damage. Use care while disconnecting and
reconnecting cables to the Tri-Phase/TPG control. Do
not misalign male and female connectors or allow the
full weight of the tester cable to be transferred to the
Tri-Phase/TPG board. Failure to comply can result in
damage to the board header and possible equipment
misoperation.
T319.0
5. Connect the 18-pin male connector end of the VFI
tester interrupter interface cable (Item 1) to the
18-pin female end of the VFI control wire harness (Item
2).
6. Place the Phase Test Selector switch on the VFI tester
into the EXTERNAL TRIPPERS position.
7. Some three-phase ganged VFI assemblies are built
with a single flux -tripper mounted on the "B" phase
mechanism. Others have a flux-shift tripper mounted on
the mechanism for each phase. Determine which type
is being tested, and test accordingly.
8. If the VFI assembly being tested has a flux-shift tripper
mounted on the A-Phase mechanism, place the Phase
Selector switch into the A-PHASE position. If it does
not, proceed to step 11.
9. Energize the tester by setting the power switch to ON.
10. Press the Tripper Test button. The A-Phase fluxshift tripper in the padmount unit should operate
immediately.
Tri-Phase/
TPG Board
Item 2
VFI
Control
Wire
Harness
18-pin female
connector
18-pin recessed
male connector
VFI
TO INTERRUPTER
B
C
M
D
E
A
L
N
P
F
EXTERNAL
TRIPPERS
INTERNAL
TRIPPERS
TO CONTROL
Tester
L
M
U
T
CONTROL
TEST
A¯
B¯
A
N
V
S
P
R
C¯
CURRENT
METER JACKS
Item 1
Interrupter
Interface
Cable
TEST SELECT
PHASE SELECT
A-PHASE TRIPPER
B-PHASE TRIPPER
BATTERY
CONNECTOR
BATTERY TEST
ON
ON
ON
ON
30A
60A
120A
240A
ON
2X
4-30A
C-PHASE TRIPPER
TRIPPER TEST
1X
4-30A
TEST
RESET
CONTROL
TEST
INPUT
POWER
120 VAC
Power Systems
CONVENIENCE
OUTLET
120 VAC
Figure 7. Connection of the VFI tester to top-hinged VFI
units with TPG controls and all VFI units for external
flux-shift tripper test.
11. Place the Phase Selector switch into the B-PHASE
position.
12. Press the Tripper Test button. The B-Phase flux-shift
tripper in the pad-mounted unit should operate
immediately.
13. If the VFI assembly being tested has a flux-shift tripper
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Battery test
Refer to Figure 2 for identification of individual VFI tester
switches and other features referenced within the following
procedure.
The VFI tester features an LCD screen, battery connection
terminal,0 and push button for verifying the battery
condition under load. The procedure for conducting a
battery test is as follows:
1. Disconnect and remove the 15 Vdc lithium battery from
the control.
2. Connect the 15 Vdc lithium battery to the battery test
terminals located on the front panel of the VFI tester.
3. Press and release the Battery Test button.
4. If the battery passes the test, the LCD display of
the tester will display the ‘Battery Good’ message.
Batteries passing the battery test may be placed back
into service.
5. If the battery fails the test, the LCD display of the
tester will display the ‘Replace Battery’ message.
Replace the exhausted battery with a new, equivalent
battery. Exhausted batteries should be disposed of in
an environmentally responsible manner. Consult local
regulations regarding proper battery disposal.
NNote: Control tests can not be conducted during a battery
test.
Service information
VFI tester units have no user serviceable components.
Do not attempt to perform any service or maintenance on
these units.
Factory authorized service centers
Factory authorized service centers are located throughout
the continental United States to provide maintenance,
repair, and testing services for Eaton's Cooper Power
series products. For further information, contact your Eaton
representative.
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Appendix A
Table 3. LCD Message Screens
Screen No.
Screen Text
Description
1
VFI Tester Revision XX.xx
Initial Screen on Power-up. Shows the current firmware version.
2
Test Aborted Thermal Shutdown
Displayed when VFI tester is shut off during an over-temperature condition.
3
Tester Ready to Resume Testing
Displayed after VFI tester has cooled down from an over-temperature condition.
4
Initializing Battery Test
Displayed when VFI tester verifies battery condition
5
Verify Battery Connection
Displayed if battery voltage measured during initialization is below 0.5V
6
Test in Progress Time Remaining X Sec
Displayed while battery load test is in progress.
7
Test Complete Replace Battery
Displayed after battery load test, if battery failed test.
8
Test Complete Battery Good
Displayed after battery load test, if battery passed test
9
Control Test: XXX.xxx Seconds
Displayed during a control test. Shows the elapsed time of the test.
10
Test Stopped Seconds: XXX.xxx
Displayed if user manually stops the control test
11
Control Test Timed Out
Displayed if the control test exceeded 5 minutes
12
A-Phase Trip: XXX.xxx Seconds
Indicates elapsed time between initialization of the A-Phase control test and execution of a
trip command by the VFI control board.
13
B-Phase Trip: XXX.xxx Seconds
Indicates elapsed time between initialization of the B-Phase control test and execution of a
trip command by the VFI control board.
14
C-Phase Trip: XXX.xxx Seconds
Indicates elapsed time between initialization of the C-Phase control test and execution of a
trip command by the VFI control board.
15
A-, B-Phase Trip: XXX.xxx Seconds
Indicates only A- and B-Phase tripped during 3-phase trip test. Conduct single-phase trip test
of C-phase to verify control and flux-shift tripper operation.
16
A-, C-Phase Trip: XXX.xxx Seconds
Indicates only A- and C-Phase tripped during 3-phase trip test. Conduct single-phase trip test
of B-phase to verify control and flux-shift tripper operation.
17
B-, C-Phase Trip: XXX.xxx Seconds
Indicates only B- and C-Phase tripped during 3-phase trip test. Conduct single-phase trip test
of A-phase to verify control and flux-shift tripper operation.
18
A, B, C Phase Trip: XXX.xxx Seconds
Indicates elapsed time between initialization of ganged, A-, B-, and C-phase control test and
execution of a trip command by the VFI control board.
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Appendix B
Phase Minimum Trip
Dip Switches
Instantaneous Trip
Dip Switches
Independent
or 3-phase
Trip Selector
Switch
Figure 8. Tri-Phase board.
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Phase
Minimum Trip
Ground
Minimum
Trip Dip Switch
Phase Instantaneous
Trip Dip Switch
Ground Instantaneous
Trip Dip Switch
Ground Trip
Block Switch
Independent
or 3-phase
Trip Selector
Switch
Figure 9. TPG board.
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Minimum Trip Multiplier Switch
Inrush Restraint
Reset Time
Dip Switch
SCADA
Fault Targets
Minimum Trip Multiplier
Dip Switches
Inrush
Restraint
Dip Switch
Ground Trip Block
During Inrush Switch
Figure 10. Optional SCADA board accessory-TPG only.
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January 2015
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