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1 Installation/Operation Manual


3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION Unpacking and Preliminary Inspection...2, 3 Model Number...9 LOCATION CONSIDERATIONS Environment, Equipment Performance, Mounting...3 ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS Overcurrent Protection...4 Voltage Rating and Power Source Configuration...5 Connections, Wire Sizing...5, 6 System Grounding and Bonding...6 OPERATION System Monitor, Transient Counter, Summary Alarm Contact...8 Troubleshooting...8 Inspection and Cleaning...8 FIGURE/Tables Figure 1 : Mounting Dimensions...2 Table 1: Terminal Wire Range...6 Table 2.: Power Source and Configurations...7! DANGER DANGER: is used in this manual to warn of high voltages capable of causing shock, burns, or death.! WARNING WARNING: is used in this manual to warn of possible personal injury.! CAUTION CAUTION: is used in this manual to warn of possible equipment damage. 1

4 UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION The Binghamton Power Technologies 400SPD Series Surge Protective Device (SPD) is a UL th Edition, approved, surge current diversion system designed to protect sensitive equipment from damaging transient surges and electrical line noise. Proper installation is required for maximum system performance. The installer should perform the following steps to assure a quality installation. The entire installation manual should be read before starting installation. These instructions do not replace national or local electrical codes. Check application electrical codes to ensure compliance. Installation of this SPD should only be performed by qualified personnel. Dimensional Data Enclosure Length Width Depth Weight Modular 200kA/400kA to 300kA/600 ka 50kA/100kA to 150kA/300 ka Non-Modular (Steel) 50kA/100kA to 150kA/300 ka Non-Modular (4X) 50kA/100kA to 150kA/300 ka Non-Modular (4X) 25A/50kA 20 [508] 16 [406] [270] 7.9 [200] 5.12 [130] ] 14 [356] 7.87 [200] 5.9 [150] 3.15 [80] 9 [229] 8 [203] 4.72 [120] 3.9 [100] 3 [76] 40lb (18kg) 30lb 14kg) 9.5lb (4.3kg) 3.5lb (1.59kg) 1.03lb (.47kg) Mounting Length Width Figure 1: Dimensional / Mounting 2

5 UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION Unpacking and Preliminary Inspection 1. Inspect the shipping carton(s) for damage or signs of mishandling before unpacking the unit. 2. If any damage as a result of shipping is observed, immediately file a claim with the shipping agency and forward a copy to BinghamtonPower.com Storage: The unit should be stored in a clean, dry environment. Care should be taken to avoid condensation. All packing and shipping materials should be left intact until the unit is ready for final installation. If the unit has been stored for an extended period of time, the unit should be cleaned and carefully inspected before placing into service. Location Considerations Environment: The unit is designed for indoor and outdoor use in ambient temperatures of -40ºC (-40ºF) to +60ºC (+140ºF) with a relative humidity of 0% to 95% (non-condensing). Outdoor Use: Confirm SPD has been shipped in a NEMA 4x, watertight enclosure. Equipment Performance: For maximum system performance, the unit must be located as close to the protected circuit as practical. Mounting: Unit is intended to be wall mounted. Refer to Figure 1 mounting dimensions. 3

6 ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS All electrical connections should be installed by a qualified (licensed) electrician only. All wiring must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and applicable local codes.! WARNING WARNING: is used in this manual to warn of possible personal injury. VERIFY THAT ALL POWER CIRCUITS ARE DE-ENERGIZED AND LOCKED OUT BEFORE MAKING ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS. Connection options include either: Terminals: Provided inside the SPD units for the line (phase), neutral (if used), and transient ground connections. Wire lead: 6 inch, #10 AWG wires provided See Figure 2 for recommended connection information. Overcurrent Protection The SPD unit conducts almost no current under normal operation and only conducts very short duration transient surge currents. The Binghamton Power Technologies 400SPD, 450 units contain UL approved 200 kaic internal fusing to protect against device failure. This overcurrent protection, while not currently required by SPD safety agencies or installation codes (NEC Article 280), is appropriate engineering practice. External overcurrent fusing is not specifically required, nor is it desired since it impedes the performance of the transient surge suppressor. If overcurrent protection of the conductors to the transient surge suppressor is desired, the suggested breaker sizes based on the unit s transient surge current capabilities and suggested wire sizes are shown in Table 1. 4

7 ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS! CAUTION CAUTION: is used in this manual to warn of possible equipment damage. IF SETUP OR TESTS ARE TO BE PERFORMED ON THE SERVICE THAT THE SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICE (SPD) IS CONNECTED TO, ASSURE THAT LINE VOLTAGES WILL REMAIN WITHIN SPD SPECIFICATIONS. IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT OF THIS, THE SPD SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE LINE DURING ALL TESTING AND SETUP PROCEDURES TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE SPD.! CAUTION CAUTION: is used in this manual to warn of possible equipment damage. Voltage Rating and Power Source Configuration Before making connections to the unit, verify that the unit model number and nameplate voltage rating are appropriate for connection to the intended power source. See Table 2 for voltage rating applications with typical power source configurations. Connection The SPD is connected in parallel with the length of wiring minimized for best performance. Wire lengths longer than 5 feet should be avoided and connections may be made directly into circuit breakers. To reduce the wiring impedance to surge currents, the phase, neutral (if required), and ground conductors are recommended to be twisted together and routed in the same raceway (conduit). Avoid any sharp bends in the conductors. Wire Sizing (lug & disconnect models): The size of the wiring to the SPD unit is independent of the protected circuit s ampacity. Suggested sizes based on SPD s transient surge current capabilities are shown in Table 1. 5

8 Table 1. Terminal Wire Size Range and Suggested Wiring Overcurrent Protection (All Modes). Wire Size (Recomended) Circuit Breaker Size (for Recomended) Terminal/ Disconnect Range Surge Level / Mode #10 30A Up to 150 ka #6 60 A #10-2 >150 ka System Grounding Performance and safety of any SPD system depends upon proper grounding. Grounding is required primarily for safety, but, if done correctly, can enhance equipment performance. If incorrect, grounding can reduce or impede the SPD s operation. All electrical circuits to or from the SPD must include an equipment grounding conductor as required by the NEC and local codes. An insulated grounding conductor is required in addition to any metallic raceway which may be used as a grounding conductor. The grounding conductor should be the same wire size as the associated power conductors and should be connected in close proximity to the SPD. Grounding Electrode: SPDs do not discharge all surges to ground (earth). Transient surge suppressors divert the surge current back to its source to complete the electrical circuit. In the case of lightning whose potential is developed with respect to the earth, the SPD diverts the surge current to the grounding electrode (earth connection). For proper SPD performance, the service entrance grounding electrode system must comply with the NEC by having all available electrodes (building steel, metal water pipe, driven rods, concrete encased electrodes, etc) properly bonded together and connected to the power system grounding. 6

9 Table 2. Power Distribution; Voltage and Configuration Code Model Code Nominal Voltage MCOV Source Configuration 120N 120 V 150 V Single Phase L-N, 2 W + G 240L 240 V 320 V 120S 120/240 V 150 V Split Phase 3 W + G 240H 240 V 320 V N 480H 480 V 550 V Three Phase Delta Hi Leg, 4 W + G 240D 240 V 320 V 480D 480V 550 V Three Phase Delta, 3 W + G 120Y 120/208 V 150 V 277Y 277/480 V 320 V Three Phase Wye, 4 W + G The use of a separate grounding electrode for SPD is a potential safety hazard, may cause equipment damage, is an NEC violation (reference NEC ) and is not recommended. 7

10 Operation The Tier 400SPD, 450 includes status LED(s), which assist in determining when the unit has failed and requires replacement. If unit is energized and Blue LED light is off (and/or the red LED is on if provided), the 450 is not fully functional and may require replacement. One LED per phase is provided. Transient Counter An optional transient counter is available. This detects lightning impulse/ surges, and will display the cumumlative surge related impulses. Includes reset button. Summary Alarm Contact Relay contacts are included for remote indication of phase loss, undervoltage (70% of line voltage, typical), power loss, and suppression failure. If the status of the contacts change (indicating a problem), refer to troubleshooting procedure Troubleshooting The 450 SPD is designed for years of troublefree operation. However, even the most reliable equipment may fail under abnormal conditions. Diagnostic indicators are provided to indicate when the unit needs replacement. To ensure continuity of surge protection, failed units should be replaced at the earliest convenient service opportunity. If status failure indication occurs, a qualified electrician should first determine if the systems voltage and proper phasing exists. Contact support at BinghamtonPower.com or (866) Inspection and Cleaning Periodic system inspections, cleaning, and connection checks are recommended to ensure reliable system performance and continued transient protection. 8

11 Confirm Part Number: Tier400SPD Series, 450 Family Label Information Positions: 1-3 Product Family Positions: 4-7 Voltage / Phase Configuration Positions: 8-10 Surge Capacity Position: 11 Protected Modes T45 = 450 Family See Source Table 2 See Surge Data/Below A = All connected modes Position: 12 Connection Position: 13 Status Position: 14 Enclosure Position: 15 UL Type Position: 16 Options W= 10AWG Wire L = Lug D = Disconnect A=LED, Form C Contact J=NEMA 4X; Non-metallic M=NEMA 4; Steel 1=UL Type 1 2=UL Type 2 S = Standard / No Options C = Surge Conter Model Code Surge Levels Surge Capacity / Mode Surge Capacity / Phase ka 100 ka ka 150 ka ka 200 ka ka 250 ka ka 300 ka ka 400 ka ka 500 ka ka 600 ka Example Model Number: T45120Y100AWJ1S 9

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