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Bulletin 156

Solid-State Contactors
Selection Guide

Bulletin 156

Solid-State Contactors
Product Selection
Bulletin 156 Solid-State Contactors

Table of Contents

The Bulletin 156 Solid-State Contactors are designed for fast and demanding switching of
loads such as heaters, solenoids, transformers and motors.
Compact modular design complete with heatsink
DIN Rail mountable
Easy and quick installation
Specification according to industry standard
Available in single-phase, dual-phase or three-phase version
Operational current up to 50 A (AC-1), 15 A (AC-3)
LED Status indication.
Line voltage up to 600V AC
Universal control voltage
Burst firing (zero cross)
IP 20 protection
Built-in varistor protection phase or three-phase
The contactors are burst fired for reduced EMC emission, have LED status indicators, and
accept universal control voltage ranges.
The units are panel or DIN Rail mountable, complete with heatsink and require no additional
components.

Product Selection . . . . . . . . .3
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Approximate
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Standards Compliance

IEC 60947-4-2
IEC 60947-4-3

Approvals

CE
cULus
CSA

Single-Phase
Current Rating (A)

Control Voltage

15
15
30
30
50
50

524V DC
24230V AC/DC
524V DC
24230V AC/DC
524V DC
24230V AC/DC

Current Rating (A)

Control Voltage

30
30
50
50

524V DC
24230V AC/DC
524V DC
24230V AC/DC

24230V AC
156-A15AB1
156-A15AA1
156-A30AB1
156-A30AA1
156-A50AB1
156-A50AA1

Operational Voltage
Cat. No.
24480V AC
156-A15BB1
156-A15BA1
156-A30BB1
156-A30BA1
156-A50BB1
156-A50BA1

24600V AC
156-A15CB1
156-A15CA1
156-A30CB1
156-A30CA1
156-A50CB1
156-A50CA1

24230V AC
156-A30AB2
156-A30AA2
156-A50AB2
156-A50AA2

Operational Voltage
Cat. No.
24480V AC
156-A30BB2
156-A30BA2
156-A50BB2
156-A50BA2

24600V AC
156-A30CB2
156-A30CA2
156-A50CB2
156-A50CA2

24230V AC
156-A10AB3
156-A10AA3
156-A20AB3
156-A20AA3

Operational Voltage
Cat. No.
24480V AC
156-A10BB3
156-A10BA3
156-A20BB3
156-A20BA3

24600V AC
156-A10CB3
156-A10CA3
156-A20CB3
156-A20CA3

Dual-Phase

Three-Phase
Current Rating (A)

Control Voltage

10
10
20
20

524V DC
24230V AC/DC
524V DC
24230V AC/DC

Bulletin 156

Solid-State Contactors
Specifications
Technical Data
Output specifications

Operational current
AC-1, AC-51 (heater load)
AC-3, AC-53A (motor load)

[A]
max.
max.

15 A

Single- and dual-phase


30 A

15
15

30
15

Operational voltage
(50/60 Hz)
Leakage current
max.
Operational current
max.
Semiconductor protection fusing
Type 1 coordination
Type 2 coordination
I2t (t=10 ms)1800 A2s

Three-phase
50 A

10 A

20 A

50
15
24230V AC
24480V AC
24600V AC
1 mA
10 mA

10
10

20
10

50 A gL / gG
1800 A2s

35 A gL/gG
450 A2s

Dual-phase: Current rating is accumulated, i.e., the sum of current in L1 and L2


15 A @ 600V equals 450 A2s
AC-3, AC-53A (motor load) @ 600V AC is rated at 10A max.

Control circuit specifications


Control voltage range (10%)
Pick-up voltage
Drop-out voltage
Control current / power
Response time
EMC immunity

524V DC, 24230V AC/DC


4.25V DC, 20.4V AC/DC
1.5V DC, 7.2V AC/DC
15 mA at 24V DC, 1.5 VA/6 mA at 24V DC
cycle / 1 cycle
Meets requirements of EN 50082-1 and EN 50082-2

max.
min.
max.

Operating Temperature

Ambient temperature

+40C
+50C
+60C

[A]
[A]
[A]

15 A
15
12.5
10

Single- and dual-phase


30 A
30
25
20

Three-phase
50 A
50
40
30

10 A
10
8
6.5

20 A
20
16
13

Insulation
Rated insulation voltage
Rated impulse withstand voltage

Ui

660V AC

Uimp

4 kV
III

Installation category

Materials
Housing
Heatsink
Base

Self-extinguishing PPO UL94V1


Aluminium black anodized
Electroplated steel

Thermal specifications
5A
Power dissipation
continuous duty
intermittant duty
Ambient temperature range
Cooling method
Mounting
Storage temperature range
Enclosure degree / pollution degree

Single and dual-phase


30 A

Three-phase
50 A

10 A

1.2 W/A (per phase)


1.2 W/A _ duty cycle (per phase)
-5C+40C
Natural convection
Vertical (see general mounting instructions)
-20C+80C
IP 20 / 3

20 A

3 W/A
3 W/A _ duty cycle

Bulletin 156

Solid-State Contactors
Specifications, Continued
Wiring Diagram
Terminals 11 and 12 have no connection to the internal circuit.

Single-phase

Dual-phase

Three-phase

Applications
Single-phase

Single-phase

P = 1.73 * IL * UL

P = IL * UL

Max. heater power [kW]


230V 400V 575V
15 A
6
10.3
15
30 A
11.9
20.8
29.9
50 A
19.9
34.6
49.7

Max. heater power [kW]


230V 400V 575V
15 A
3.5
6
8.7
30 A
6.9
12
17.3
50 A
11.5
20
28.8

Dual-phase

Dual-phase

P = 1.73 * IL * UL

P = 1.73 * IL * UL

Max. heater power [kW]


230V 400V 575V
30 A
6.9
12
17.3
50 A
11.5
20
28.8

Max. heater power [kW]


230V 400V 575V
30 A
6.9
12
17.3
50 A
11.5
20
28.8

Three-phase

Three-phase

P = 1.73 * IL * UL

P = 1.73 * IL * UL

Max. heater power [kW]


230V 400V 575V
10 A
4
6.9
10
20 A
8
13.8
20

Max. heater power [kW]


230V 400V 575V
10 A
4
6.9
10
20 A
8
13.8
20

Bulletin 156

Solid-State Contactors
Specifications, Continued
Duty Cycle Rating
Load factor = On-time / Duty cycle
On-time
If the Bulletin 156
Solid-State Contactor
load factor is not 100%,
it can be selected for a
higher current than the
rated value according to
the tables below.
time

On-time max.
(heat up period)

Duty cycle

Mounting instructions

15 A Single-phase
Load current

On-time max.

17.5 A
20 A
22.5 A
25 A
27.5 A
30 A

15 min.
13 min.
11 min.
9 min.
7 min.
5 min.

Load factor
max.
85%
75%
67%
60%
55%
50%

The controller is designed for vertical mounting. If the controller is mounted


horizontally the load current must be reduced by 50%. The controller needs
no side clearance. Clearance between two vertical mounted controller must
be minimum 80 mm (3.15 in.). Clearance between controller and top and
bottom walls must be minimum 30 mm (1.2 in.).
Dimensions in millimeters (inches). Dimensions are not intended for
manufacturing purposes.

15 A @ 600V Single-phase
Load current

On-time max.

17.5 A
20 A

15 min.
13 min.

Load factor
max.
85%
75%

30 A Single and Dual-phase

min. 30 mm (1.18 in.)

Load current

On-time max.

35 A
40 A
45 A
50 A

15 min
13 min
11.5 min
10 min

Load factor
max.
85%
75%
67%
60%

min. 80 mm (3.15 in.)

10 A Three-phase

Load current

On-time max.

12.5 A
15 A
17.5 A
20 A

15 min
13 min
11.5 min
10 min

Load factor
max.
85%
75%
67%
60%

min. 30 mm (1.18 in.)

Bulletin 156

Solid-State Contactors
Approximate Dimensions
Approximate Dimensions
Dimensions in millimeters (inches). Dimensions are not intended for
manufacturing purposes.

30 A Single- and Dual-phase, 10 A Three-phase

15 A Single-phase

50 A Single- and Dual-phase, 20 A Three-phase

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Publication 156-SG001A-EN-P March 2003


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