There are many classification methods for low voltage circuit breakers. Depending on the type of use, a distinction is made between selective and non-selective species. Depending on the arc extinguishing medium, there are air type and vacuum type. low voltage circuit breakers have a wide range of capacities with a minimum of 4 A and a maximum of 5000 A.
What is the function of the low voltage circuit breaker?
What are the operating steps of a low voltage circuit breaker?
How does the overload protection of the low voltage circuit breaker work?
A low voltage circuit breaker, commonly known as automatic air switch, is a low voltage electrical device that can automatically interrupt a faulty circuit and has both control and protection functions. In low voltage circuits, it is used to interrupt and connect load circuits to control the operation and stopping of motors. If the circuit is overloaded, short-circuited, voltage loss and other faults, it can automatically turn off the faulty circuit to protect the safety of the circuit and electrical equipment. Its protective effect parameters can
be artificially adapted to the requirements of electrical equipment, and it is convenient and reliable to use. It is worth noting that after disconnecting the contact of the low voltage circuit breaker, the actuation handle is still in the "closed" position, and the handle must be moved to the "open" position, and then to the "closed" position. Position.
The operation of the low voltage universal circuit breaker is divided into electrical and manual operation.
Electric operation, first press energy storage button, after inserting the energy storage press close button. If there is no stored energy, press the close button directly. Manual operation, use the special control handle on the universal circuit breaker to manually store the energy up and down on the universal circuit breaker, and press the power button on the circuit breaker after the indicator is attached.
The low voltage circuit breaker uses time delay protection for long-term overload protection. When a thermally actuated (bimetal element) is used for long-term overload protection, its action source is i2r, and the effective value of AC is equal to the average value of DC, so no change is required. However, if the secondary current heating of the current transformer is adopted for high current specifications, the transformer cannot be used in the DC circuit and cannot be used.
If the long-delay overload trigger of low voltage circuit breaker is completely electromagnetic (hydraulic type, namely oil cup type), the time delay trigger characteristics should change, and the minimum operating current should be increased by 110% to 140% . Therefore, the fully electromagnetic AC trigger unit cannot be used in the DC circuit (if used, it must be redesigned).
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The miniature circuit breaker is installed on the interrupted distribution line to effectively protect the line and electrical equipment and avoid overload operation, resulting in certain safety risks to the line and electrical equipment. From this point of view, miniature circuit breakers have a high application value, and it makes sense to actively research and develop miniature circuit breakers. For more information about information about miniature circuit breaker, please read the following words.
Most miniature circuit breakers are frame structures, and some are assembled with discrete components. Working principle The AC operating power is rectified to obtain DC power to supply the exciter winding of the main contact coil of the miniature power switch for excitation operation; at the same time, the rotor of the miniature motor rotates through the transmission mechanism to drive the anchor, move up and down along the slip ring to close the contacts;
If the load is short-circuited or heavily overloaded, the miniature motor immediately stops rotating; When the load is restored, the miniature motor continues to work.
The miniature circuit breaker uses the thermal expansion of the bimetal sheet to bend the release lever so that the miniature circuit breaker triggers and plays the role of overload protection. There will be a certain time difference in overload protection. When a short circuit occurs, the current flows through the induction coil to create a strong magnetic field that pushes the lever to quickly trigger the miniature circuit breaker.
According to the various protection functions, the trigger can be divided into overcurrent trigger and power failure trigger.
If the line is generally overloaded, although the overload current cannot make the electromagnetic trigger work, the heating element can generate a certain amount of heat, causing the bimetal sheet to bend upwards during heating. Press the lever to release the hook and latch and release the main contact. The head is disconnected and the power supply is cut off.
The current maximum current of the miniature circuit breaker is 125A. Depending on the protection class, it is divided into B, C and D types, and according to the number of poles, it is divided into 1, 2, 3 and 4-poles, which are all models with leakage protection.
compact circuit breakers currently have a maximum current of 1600 A and a maximum rated voltage of 690 V. Depending on the ignition protection type, it is divided into distribution protection and motor protection; according to the number of poles, it is generally divided into 2, 3 and 4 poles; Models with leakage protection The current is below 630A.
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There are many classification methods for low voltage circuit breakers. Depending on the type of use, there is a selective type (protective device parameters are adjustable) and a non-selective type (protective device parameters are not adjustable). Depending on the arc extinguishing medium, there are air type and vacuum type.
What is the use value of low voltage circuit breakers?
What parameters should be considered when selecting a low voltage circuit breaker?
What is a low voltage circuit breaker?
low voltage circuit breakers are electrical devices used for switching, controlling or protecting circuits with AC voltage of 1200 V and DC voltage of 1500 V. low voltage circuit breakers are an important part of the electrical industry and basic accessories in the machinery industry. In the power distribution system, low voltage switchgear mainly consists of various low voltage circuit breaker components. The functions and performances of low voltage circuit breakers play a crucial role. More than 80% of the electrical energy generated by power generation plants is distributed and used via low voltage circuit breakers. For each additional 10,000-kW power generation system, approximately 20,000 pieces of different low voltage circuit breakers are required to adjust them. Industrial automation systems also require various control panels, consoles, controllers and other products consisting of low voltage circuit breakers.
The type of circuit breaker includes the number of phases, the number of poles, the rated frequency, the arc extinguishing medium, the closing method and the shutdown method.
2) Rated power of the main circuit:
Main circuit ratings are:
rated operating voltage; rated current; rated short-term switching capacity; Design short-term current resistance.
The rated current of the universal circuit breaker is also divided into the rated current of the main circuit and the rated current of the frame plane.
3) Work system assessed:
The rated load system of low voltage circuit breakers can be divided into two types: 8-hour system and long-term system.
4) Subcircuit parameters:
The auxiliary circuit parameters of low voltage circuit breakers are mainly the characteristic parameters of auxiliary contacts. Universal circuit breakers usually have 3 pair closers and 3 pair openers for signal devices and control circuits; Compact circuit breakers usually have no auxiliary contacts.
low voltage circuit breakers are also called automatic air switches or automatic air circuit breakers or short circuit breakers. It is an electrical device that has both manual switching functions and automatic power failure, undervoltage, overload and short circuit protection. It can be used to distribute electrical energy, rarely start asynchronous motors, protect power supply lines and motors, etc. Its function corresponds to a fuse switch and overheating relay and other combinations. In addition, it is generally not necessary to replace parts after the residual current is interrupted, and it is widely used.
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low voltage circuit breakers are widely used in low voltage power distribution systems at all levels, to control the power of various mechanical devices, and to control and protect power connections.
Why are low voltage circuit breakers often used in series with low voltage fuses?
What is the function of the contacts of the low voltage circuit breaker?
How is the short-circuit protection of the low-voltage circuit breaker performed?
There are two reasons for this:
1.The role of low voltage circuit breakers is often used to interrupt the main power supply without the effect of current overload.
2.The role of low voltage fuses in the circuit means that the fuse will burst when the current in the circuit is overloaded.
The low voltage circuit breaker is commonly known as "air circuit breaker". Its main function is: It can connect short circuit with load and interrupt, and at the same time has overload and short circuit protection. In addition, additional accessories (e.g. leak protection accessories, undervoltage trigger accessories, working current trigger accessories, etc.) can be added to realize leakage protection, undervoltage protection, overvoltage protection, remote control and other functions.
What is the function of the contacts of the low voltage circuit breaker?
Contacts mechanically connected to the opening and closing mechanism of the circuit breaker's main circuit are mainly used to indicate the opening and closing status of the circuit breaker, and are connected to the circuit breaker's control circuit, to control the associated electrics devices by opening and closing the circuit breaker. or lock. For example, output signals to signal lamps, relays, etc. The universal circuit breaker has six pairs of contacts (three closers, three openers), the DW45 has eight pairs of contacts (four closers, four openers). The low voltage circuit breaker has a frame rated current of 100 A for a switching contact with an interruption point and 225 A, and more is a bridge contact structure. Normally closed, the conventional heating current is 6A. The number of switching games is equal to the total number of switching games of the circuit breaker.
Alarm contact for low voltage circuit breaker failure, and this contact only works when the circuit breaker triggers and interrupts, mainly used for free triggering, when the load of the circuit breaker is overloaded, short-circuited or under voltage, etc. Convert from original normally open position to closed position, turn on the indicator lights or bells, buzzer, etc. in the auxiliary circuit to indicate or remind the fault triggering state of the circuit breaker. Since the probability of the circuit breaker triggering freely due to a load failure is not too great, the life of the alarm contact is 1/10 the life of the circuit breaker. The working current of the alarm contact generally does not exceed 1A.
The short circuit protection of the thermal electromagnetic AC circuit breaker adopts the magnetic system used for the filtered rectifier circuit (DC), and the set current value of the original AC must be multiplied by the factor 1.3. The short circuit protection of the fully electromagnetic type is the same as that of the thermal electromagnetic type.
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The miniature circuit breaker is also a circuit breaker product with a wide selection and quantity, and its main function is to protect the electrical junction distributor device of the building. It is suitable for overload and short circuit protection of AC 50/60 Hz, rated voltage 230/400 V, rated current up to 63 A, and also can be used for the rare operation and conversion of lines under normal conditions, mainly for industry, commerce, high rise and residential buildings and other places.
The miniature circuit breakers consist of drives, contacts, protective devices (various triggers) and arc extinguishing systems. Its main contacts are manually operated or electrically closed. After closing the main contact, the release mechanism locks the main contact in the closed position. The coil of the overcurrent trigger and the thermocouple of the thermal trigger are connected in series with the main circuit, and the coil of the undervoltage trigger is connected in parallel with the power supply. In case of short circuit or strong overload of the circuit, the anchor of the overcurrent trigger is tightened to release the free trigger, and the main contact disconnects the main circuit. When the circuit is overloaded, the thermocouple of the thermal trigger heats up and bends the bimetal, thereby activating the free release mechanism. In case of undervoltage in the circuit, the anchor of the undervoltage trigger falls off.
1) The installation of the miniature circuit breaker should meet the requirements of GB13955-92 standard and product manual.
2) When installing the miniature circuit breaker, the power supply line, power supply mode, power supply voltage, and grounding type of the system should be fully considered.
3) The rated voltage, rated current, short-circuit shutdown capacity and shut-off time of the miniature circuit breaker shall meet the requirements of the protected power supply line and electrical equipment.
4) The installation and wiring of the miniature circuit breaker should be correct. Special attention should be paid to the wiring of the residual current miniature circuit breaker in single-phase, three-phase three-wire and three-phase four-wire power supply systems of different grid grounding forms.
(1) The arc extinguishing chamber is formed into a polygon;
(2) coating a layer of conductive carbon film on the inner wall of the arc extinguishing chamber;
(3) use graphite as an arc extinguishing agent;
(4) Increase the number of auxiliary contacts, etc.
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We all know that circuit breakers play a big role in our power consumption process and can effectively ensure the safety of our power consumption. And did you know that in addition to high voltage circuit breakers, there are also low voltage circuit breakers? What role do low voltage circuit breakers play? What other species?
What problems should be considered when using low voltage circuit breakers?
What are the characteristics and functions of low voltage circuit breakers?
How does the low voltage circuit breaker perform the drawer wiring?
1. Improper installation and adjustment
Whether the installation and setting are correct is one of the basic factors affecting the normal operation of the low voltage circuit breaker. There are many operational accidents because the product is not assembled, adjusted and put into operation strictly according to the manufacturer's regulations. In general, there are three situations: (1) The auxiliary switch is set incorrectly. (2) The screw is not tightened and the pin is not opened. (3) Improper placement of the sealing ring.
2. Improper operation and maintenance as well as incorrect operation
Improper operation and maintenance of low voltage circuit breakers is another important cause of operational accidents. There are three common aspects: (1) The oil circuit breaker has too little oil. (2) Poor insulation. (3) Poor mechanical maintenance.
①The low voltage circuit breaker has strong switching power.
②The low voltage circuit breaker has good protective properties and can completely disconnect the line in a very short time.
③ The free release device of the low voltage circuit breaker has a locking effect. If the line does not return to normal state and the trigger does not return to its original position, it cannot be closed and powered.
low voltage circuit breakers can not only turn normal load current and overload current on and off, but also turn short circuit current on and off. In addition to controlling the circuit, the low voltage circuit breaker also has certain protective functions such as overload, short circuit, undervoltage and leakage protection, etc.
The input and output drawers of the low voltage circuit breaker are rotated clockwise or counterclockwise by the rocker, and the insertion structure is adopted in both the main circuit and the secondary circuit, omitting the insulator required for the fixed type Machine can be used for two purposes. which improves efficiency, facilitates operation and maintenance, and increases safety and reliability. In particular, the main circuit contact holder of the drawer floor can be used together with the fuse contact holder of type NT, so that the fuse can be used directly for power supply in an emergency.
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