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Scope of this Manual

This document describes the installation and maintenance procedures for the
W-Series Single Phase Automatic Circuit Recloser with the ADVC Controller Range.

This document is copyright and is provided solely for the use of the purchaser. It is
not to be copied in any way, nor its contents divulged to any third party, nor to be
used as the basis of a tender or specification without the express written permission
of the manufacturer.

The advisory procedures and information contained within this Manual have been
compiled as a guide to the safe and effective operation of products supplied by
Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd.
It has been prepared in conjunction with references from sub-assembly suppliers
and the collective experience of the manufacturer.
In-service conditions for use of the products may vary between customers and
end-users. Consequently, this Manual is offered as a guide only. It should be used in
conjunction with the customers own safety procedures, maintenance program,
engineering judgement and training qualifications.
No responsibility, either direct or consequential, for injury or equipment failure can be
accepted by Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd. resulting from the use of this

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W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller


Notices �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� i
Scope of this Manual���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� i
Limitations��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� i
Disclaimer��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� i
Copyright���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� i
Revision Record������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ i
1 Scope of this Manual���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
General�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
Equipment Versions Covered by this Manual�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
Symbols�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
Software Identification �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-2
Abbreviations������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1-2
2 Introduction������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-1
Terminology�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
3 Installation�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-1
Contents of Crate���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-1
Unpacking Procedure������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-1
Control Cable Connection���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-1
Testing & Configuring����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-2
Transport to Site����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-3
Site Installation�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-3
Tools Required������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-3
Parts Required (Not supplied by the manufacturer)����������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-3
Site Procedure������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-4
Surge Arrester Mounting and Terminating�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-5
Earthing (Grounding)��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-5
LV Auxiliary Power from Mains������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-6
LV Auxiliary Power from Dedicated Utility Transformer������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-6
Auxiliary Power from Integrated Transformer��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-6
4 Communications and Accessories Installation����������������������������������������������������� 4-1
Radio Antenna����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-1
Protection of Radio Equipment������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 4-1
The Customer Compartment��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-2
Connecting to the Terminal Block�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-2
Radio/Modem Power��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-3
IOEX2 Installation���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-4
Communication Ports������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-5
RS232������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-5
RS485������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-6
V23 FSK��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-6
Ethernet���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-7
Windows Switchgear Operating System (WSOS)�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-7
SCADA Protocols�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-7


5 Testing Your Installation ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5-1

Powering Up the ADVC��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-1
Battery��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-2
Connection between the ADVC and the ACR������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-2
Auxiliary Supply�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-3
Work Tag������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5-3
Terminal Designation and Phase Rotation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-4
Power Flow Direction Setting���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-5
Tripping and Closing������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-6
Enable/Disable Switches������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-6
Mechanical Trip��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-6
Secondary Injection Testing�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-6
Primary Injection Testing������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5-6
Power Flow Direction Testing���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-7
On Load Checks�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-8
6 Control Electronics Operation������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-1
Sealing & Condensation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-1
Auxiliary Power Source�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-1
Controller��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-1
PSU Module ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-1
CAPE Module ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6-1
Customer Compartment��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-2
PROTECTION AND COMMUNICATION SUBMODULE (PCOM) ��������������������������������������������������� 6-2
POWER SUPPLY AND SWITCHGEAR MODULE (PSSM)������������������������������������������������������������� 6-2
Operator Interface/Door Assembly��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-2
WSOS5 Interface ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-2
Customer Compartment(s)����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6-3
7 Operator Control Panel������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7-1
setVUE Panel������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-2
Display Groups����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-3
Navigating the Menu Structure������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7-3
Display Screen Layout ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-3
Changing Settings����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-4
Operator Settings ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-4
Password Protected Settings �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-4
Protection Settings ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-5
Quick Keys���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-5
flexVUE Panel����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-6
Default Configuration������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-8
Status Lamps�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-8
Quick Action Keys������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-9
Display Groups������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-11
Navigating the Menu Structure�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7-11
Display Screen Layout �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-11
Changing Settings��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-11
Operator Settings�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7-11
Password Protected Settings������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-12
Alerts Menu������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7-12
Normal Alerts������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7-12
Critical Alerts:������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7-12
ACTIVATING Protection Settings������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-13
Exiting the Protection Menu��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-13
Re-Entering the Protection Menu������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7-13

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

8 Event Log���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-1

Introduction ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-1
Reading the Event Log���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-1
Typical Event Log Trip Sequence Display ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-2
Display of Events�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-3
Setting Change Events������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8-3
9 Power System Measurements�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9-1
Power System Frequency������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 9-1
Real Time Displays���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9-2
System Measurements������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 9-2
Current������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 9-2
Voltage ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9-2
Sequence Voltage������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9-3
Power������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9-3
Maximum Demand Indicators�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9-3
10 Maintenance�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-1
ACR Maintenance���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-1
ADVC Maintenance������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-1
Cleaning������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10-1
Battery Replacement����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-1
Battery Heater Accessory������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10-1
Door Seal������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10-2
Battery Care���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-2
Abnormal Operating Conditions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-2
Low Power Mode������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10-2
Excess Close Operations������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 10-2
Fault Finding����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-3
ADVC Controller Check��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-3
Replacement of Electronic Modules and Upgrades������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-3
11 Ratings and Specifications�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-1
Equipment and Crating Dimensions��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-1
ACR������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11-1
Breaking Duty��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-2
Duty Cycle������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-2
Terminal Clearance/Creepage���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-2
Current Tranformers��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-2
Environmental��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-2
ADVC��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-3
General Specifications�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11-3
Controller EMC Type Tests ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-5
Power System measurements����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11-7
Appendix A Replaceable Parts & Tools������������������������������������������������������������������ A-1
Appendix B Dimensions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� B-1
ACR Dimensions��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������B-1

1 Scope of this Manual

This manual describes the installation and maintenance of the W-Series Single
Phase Automatic Circuit Recloser with the ADVC Controller Range.
Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual, no responsibility
is taken for loss or damage incurred by the purchaser or user due to any error or
omission in the document.
Inevitably, not all details of equipment are provided nor are instructions for every
variation or contingency during installation, operation or maintenance.
For additional information on specific problems or requirements, please contact the
manufacturer or your local distributor.

Equipment Versions Covered by this Manual

This manual applies to the following equipment:

Switchgear W-Series Single Phase ACR

Controller ADVC Controller Range

The model is shown on the equipment rating plate. If your equipment does not show
one of these model numbers, this manual is not applicable. Please contact the
manufacturer or your local distributor.

The following symbols are used throughout this manual. They are designed to give a
quick way of indicating information that is intended for specific areas of interest.

The bushing symbol indicates that the adjacent information applies

only to the specified Switchgear.

The grey box symbol indicates that the adjacent information does
not apply to all products.

The note symbol indicates that the adjacent text contains

information for your particular attention.

The warning symbol indicates that the adjacent text contains a


The caution symbol indicates that the adjacent text details a

situation in which care should be taken.

The following information only relates to the setVUE Operator

Control Panel. See “setVUE Panel (page 7-2)” for more details.
Note: Panel messages or Menu Navigation follow these icons in

The following information only relates to the flexVUE Operator

Control Panel. See “flexVUE Panel (page 7-6)” for more details.
Note: Panel Messages or Menu Navigation follow these icons in

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Software Identification
The software loaded into the ADVC Controller is identified by its version number,
which has the form:
This precisely identifies the software loaded on the controller.
In order to obtain effective technical support from the manufacturer or your local
distributor it is vital to record the software version and to quote this when making
your inquiry. Without this information it is impossible for our customer service
department to identify the software and provide correct support.
The software version is shown on the Operator Control Panel "Switchgear Wear/
General Details" page, in the field "App.Ver":

- - Switchgear Wear/General Details- - S

I Contact 100.0% Cubicle S/N 1234
App.Ver A44-01.01

Switchgear Status can be found on the flexVUE at the following location:

OPERATOR MENU - Switchgear Status - Switchgear Info

See “7 Operator Control Panel (page 7-1)” to find out how to use the Operator
Interface (O.I.).

The following abbreviations are used in this document:
ACR Automatic Circuit Recloser
ADVC ADVC Controller
CAPE Control and protection enclosure
CT Current transformer
CVT Capacitive Voltage Transducer
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LED Light Emmiting Diode
MCB Miniature Circuit Breaker
OCP Operator Control Panel
O.I. Operator Interface
PCOM Protection and communications module
PSU Power supply unit
PSSM Power Supply & Switchgear Module
PTCC Pole top control cubicle
QAK Quick Action Keys (flexVUE only)
SCEM Switch cable entry module
WSOS Windows Switchgear Operating System

2 Introduction

The switchgear and controller described in this manual consists of a W-Series single
phase automatic circuit recloser (ACR) combined with an ADVC Controller (ADVC).
The W-Series Single Phase ACR
„„ contains a vacuum interrupter insulated with cyclo-aliphatic epoxy resin
„„ operates by a single magnetic actuator for both tripping and closing.
„„ has a mechanism enclosed in a 316 grade stainless steel tank and lid, with
cyclo-aliphatic epoxy resin casting bolted to it.
„„ allows surge arresters to be directly fitted to the ACR (depending on mounting
method) and should be fitted at installation.
„„ allows voltage to be measured on the I - Side Bushing and can be measured on
the X - side Bushing if an external VT is fitted.
„„ measures current on a single phase.
„„ retains information such as serial number, switchgear type, operations and
contact wear, independently of the ADVC.
„„ can be tripped and locked out mechanically from the ground by a hookstick. It
can also be locked out electronically by opening the isolating switches located
on the ADVC.
„„ has a clearly visible, external pointer that shows whether the ACR is tripped or
„„ is connected to the ADVC Controller via a control cable through the base of the
„„ can be connected into a bare conductor system.

The ADVC Controller reads and displays the information which is stored in the ACR
and provides protection and communication properties for the ACR.
The ADVC Controller
„„ consists of:
…… an operator control panel mounted on the CAPE,
…… an electronic switchgear controller that monitors the ACR, and provides
communication and protection functions,
…… a power supply which also supplies power for customer equipment,
…… an accessories and customer equipment compartment.
„„ is powered by an auxiliary voltage supply of 110, 220, or 240 volts AC.
„„ is connected to the ACR via a detachable control cable.
The customer compartment provides ample room for equipment. Standard
communications cables can be used for connection to the communications ports on
the CAPE and power is readily accessible from the programmable power terminal
block. (Please refer to “4 Communications and Accessories Installation (page

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Vacuum CT and CVT


Hook Stick Point

Operating mechanism
Located in Tank

Figure 1. W-Series ACR Construction

Introduction cont

Customer Accessory Tray(s)

Control and Protection


Operator Interface

Power Supply Unit



Figure 2. ADVC Controller Components

The W-Series recloser bushing is identified as l on the same side as the CTs and
CVTs, which is, by default, the source side. The bushing on the other (default load
side) is identified as X.

Figure 3. ACR Bushings

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

3 Installation

Contents of Crate
Each crate includes:
„„Pole mounting bracket with optional clamps. If ordered.
„„Two connectors (15TP or 30TP). If ordered.
„„The appropriate mounting kit.
„„ADVC Controller Cubicle (which will normally contain two batteries unless
Ensure that the ADVC Controller is arrangements have been made to ship batteries separately).
stored indoors until installation on site. If „„Control cable.
storage outdoors is unavoidable, ensure
that the ADVC Controller is kept in an On receipt, the contents should be checked for shipping damage and the
upright position. manufacturer informed immediately if any is found.

Unpacking Procedure
Tools required:
„„Wrecking bar to remove nails.
„„Four D shackles, two slings and crane with a safe working load of 100kg to lift the
„„Screw Driver or Battery Drill with 8mm socket.
„„16mm Spanner or Socket.
1: Remove top of crate and lift out the control cable. Store carefully in a clean dry
2: Unscrew and remove the four (4) screws located on the wall of the crate. The
mounting bracket, mounting kit and the two pieces of wood that the screws have
Take great care not to drop the bracket, just been removed from are all secured together. Lift the complete mounting
which weighs nearly 13kg (29lb), onto the bracket out of the crate.
3: Fit D-shackles to the lifting points on the ACR and lift it out of the crate and on to
the ground using the crane.
4: Tip the crate on to its side.
The control cubicle weighs approximately 5: Remove the bolts securing the ADVC and slide the unit from the crate.
40 kg (88lb).
Control Cable Connection
When installing or testing the ACR it is necessary to connect and disconnect the
control cable either from the ACR, the ADVC Controller or both. The control cable is
plugged into the back of the ACR and the other end into the ADVC Controller at the
bottom, right-most socket on the Control and Protection Enclosure (CAPE).
To do this successfully requires the correct technique:
„„Power down the control cubicle by switching off all MCBs. This should be done
whenever connecting or disconnecting the control cable.
„„To connect: hold the plug by the long sides, check orientation, gently locate it on
the socket and push firmly home. Check it has locked by wriggling the plug. If the
plug cannot be pushed on with moderate force then it has not been located
properly. Heavy force is never required.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

„„To disconnect:
6: Hold the plug by the short sides and grip hard to release the clips inside the plug
(not visible).
7: Wriggle the plug to allow the clips to release.
8: Then pull the plug out.
Never pull the plug out by the cable.

Figure 4. Handling the control cable plug

Testing & Configuring

The tests can be carried out on site or in the workshop as preferred.
Unpack the crate as above and put the control cable in a clean safe place where they
will not be damaged or soiled.
Make a temporary earth connection between the ADVC and the ACR. 1mm2 copper
wire is adequate for the purpose.
Raise the ACR using a crane or forklift in order to safely gain access to the back of
the ACR.
Unbolt the cover plate over the switch cable entry module (SCEM) on the back of the
ACR and connect the ACR end of the control cable to the SCEM.
Lower the ACR on to props so that the control cable is not damaged by being caught
between the base of the ACR and the floor.
Then connect the ADVC Controller end of the cable to the socket at the lower
right-hand corner of the CAPE located inside the ADVC cubicle. See Site Procedure,
Step 14 (page 3-4)
The LV auxiliary supply (if applicable) should be connected as shown in Figure 5.
(page 3-6).
Turn on the battery and auxiliary supply circuit breakers at the bottom of the control
cubicle and carry out the following tests:
1: Manual trip and close of the ACR.
2: Insulation test the high voltage connections to earth to check for shipping
damage on the high voltage side of the ACR.
3: Configure the protection settings. See the Operations Manual for details on
changing settings.
4: Perform primary current injection as required.
Connecting the batteries with reverse 5: Perform secondary current injection (if required by your Authority) using a Test
polarity will cause damage to the electronic and Training Set (TTS). (contact your local distributor for details on purchasing
systems. this.)
6: Fit and test a radio or modem if required.
7: Attend to the battery using the care instructions given in Battery Care (page

An application note detailing workshop

and field test procedures is available.
Contact your agent or distributor.


Transport to Site
If the unpacking and testing was carried out in the workshop then the ACR and
ADVC must be transported safely to site. It is important the following steps are
carried out:
„„ Turn off all ADVC MCBs and disconnect all auxiliary power supplies. Disconnect
the control cable from both ACR and ADVC and replace the cover plate on the
back of the ACR.
„„ Transport the ACR, ADVC and all parts in a safe and secure manner to site.

Site Installation
If you are replacing a pole-top control cubicle (PTCC) or an original ADVC Controller
(Ver 43 or earlier) with an ADVC Controller (Ver 44 or above), the following should be
„„ The ADVC mounting points will be different1.
„„ The connection to the auxiliary supply enters the cubicle at a different point.
„„ The earth stud is in a different position.
„„ Accessory cables may need extending.
„„ Unlike the PTCC which required an auxiliary power supply rating of 50VA,
the ADVC Controller requires 100VA.
„„ If the auxiliary supply is provided by an external VT connected through the ACR,
there are limitations to the supply ratings of equipment that customers may fit. In
11 Ratings and Specifications See Radio/Modem Power Supply
Continuous Currente (page 11-3).
„„ The ADVC (Ver 44 or above) door is held open by a door stay mechanism which
prevents the door swinging or blowing shut. To disengage the door stay follow
the directions on the operator sheet located on the inside of the door.

Tools Required
„„ Torque wrench and metric socket set, normal engineers tools.
„„ Tools to prepare pole as required.
„„ Crane or other lift for ACR and ADVC, four D shackles and slings.

Parts Required (Not supplied by the manufacturer)

„„ Two 20mm galvanised or stainless steel bolts with washers and nuts etc. to bolt
the ACR mounting bracket to power pole. See Figure 6. (page 3-7). If the
optional pole clamps have been purchased this is not required.
„„ Mounting parts for the ADVC Controller. Either 20mm steel strapping or 10mm
galvanised or stainless steel bolts, nuts, etc.
„„ Fixing hardware for the control cable. This is a 27mm (1 1/16") diameter
sheathed conduit and can be fixed to the pole with ties, straps, P-clips or
„„ Earth wire and lugs for the earthing scheme and parts for LV mains auxiliary
power connection. See Figure 5. (page 3-6), Figure 8. (page 3-9).
„„ 20mm sealing cable entry glands to suit auxiliary supply mains cables, 16mm
sealing cable entry glands to suit antenna or communications cable as required.
„„ Antenna, antenna feeder cable, and surge arrester as required if a radio is fitted
(unless supplied by the manufacturer).

1 An accessory mounting bracket can be purchased to allow the use of the same mounting holes as were used
with the manufacturer’s PTCC. (Part No. 99800125)

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Note that the ADVC mounts have key holes as Site Procedure
shown here, so that you can lift the ADVC on
to the mounting bolt and slide it into position. To install and test the ACR and ADVC, carry out the following steps. ACR Mounting
details are given in Figure 6. (page 3-7):
1: Transport to site and carry out testing prior to installation as required.
2: Connect cable tails and surge arresters before raising the ACR. See Surge
Arrester Mounting and Terminating (page 3-5) .
3: Ensure that the pole is of sufficient strength to support the ACR. A structural
engineer may be needed to determine the stresses involved.
4: Securely mount the ACR mounting bracket on the power pole.

When mounting the ADVC to a wooden 5: Lift the ACR into position and lower it onto the mounting bracket so that it sits on
pole, use a spirit level to ensure correct the mounting bracket. See Figure 6. (page 3-7).
alignment, and minimise torque on the 6: Bolt the ACR to the mounting bracket with four 12mm nuts and bolts. (provided)
mounting brackets. Tighten to 50 Nm.
7: Complete the high voltage connections.
8: Unbolt the SCEM compartment cover plate from the back of the ACR. Connect
the control cable to plug P1 on the SCEM located inside the ACR. Then bolt up
the cover (connected to the control cable).

Plug P1

See Figure 4. (page 3-2) for the correct way to connect/disconnect the control
9: Run the control cable from the ACR down to the ADVC.
10: If the ADVC cubicle is to be bolted to the pole, drill the top hole and fit the bolt. If it
is to be strapped, feed the straps through the slots on the upper and lower
mounting brackets.
11: Lift the ADVC into position and bolt or strap it to the power pole.
12: Attach the control cable to the power pole maintaining maximum available
separation from the main earth bond (at least 200mm for wood and concrete
poles and 150mm for steel poles). Ensure that there is enough cable available at
each end to permit connection to the equipment.

It is vital that the earthing scheme is 13: Run the earth connections as described in Earthing (Grounding) (page 3-5).
carried out as described. 14: Connect the control cable from the ACR through the base of the ADVC 1

and then to the switchgear socket 2 on the CAPE.



15: For LV mains supply, run auxiliary wiring as shown in Figure 8. (page 3-9). Make
the connection inside the ADVC as shown in Figure 5. (page 3-6).
16: For LV mains supply from a dedicated transformer supplied by the utility, connect
as shown in Figure 9. (page 3-10).
17: For Integrated supply from an external transformer, connect as shown in Figure
9. (page 3-10). (See also Auxiliary Power from Integrated Transformer (page
18: Power down the ADVC by switching off all MCB’s.

Fitting the batteries with reverse polarity 19: Fit the batteries if they are not already in place.
will cause damage to the electronic 20: If communications equipment is to be installed go to 4 Communications and
systems. Accessories Installation (page 4-1).
21: Otherwise go to 5 Testing Your Installation (page 5-1).

Surge Arrester Mounting and Terminating

The ACR is type tested for Impulse Withstand Voltages up to 125kV depending on
the model. See "11 Ratings and Specifications (page 11-1)
When there is a possibility that lightning or network switching conditions may
produce peak voltages in excess of 70% of the Impulse Withstand Voltage, the
manufacturer recommends the use of suitably rated surge arresters connected to
each terminal of the ACR.
If the arresters are not mounted close to
The arresters should be mounted on the mounting brackets supplied by the
the ACR the protection they provide is
manufacturer and earthed as described in Figure 7. (page 3-8) and Figure 8. (page
significantly reduced.
Mounting brackets are provided for surge arresters on the ACR. This is illustrated in
Lightning induced damage to the ACR or ADVC
Figure 6. (page 3-7).
voids the warranty if surge arresters are not fitted.
The surge arresters can be mounted to the side of the brackets using the holes
provided. The holes are 16mm diameter. In this way most types of surge arrester can
be accommodated.
The user should check that phase/earth clearance will be sufficient for their particular
surge arresters and line voltages.
Connections from the surge arresters to the cable tails can be made by stripping off
the cable tail insulation and using a parallel or "T" type clamp to make the connection
to the cable tail. The connection to the cable tail should be made far enough up the
tail so that phase/earth clearances are maintained. It is good practice to tape the joint
using a bitumen or mastic tape, to maintain the cabling system insulation.

Do not earth surge arresters by a Earthing (Grounding)

different path, doing this may cause
damage to the control electronics or Figure 8. (page 3-9) shows the earthing common to all installations.
ACR. Also, any antenna should be This arrangement earths the ACR frame and the surge arresters directly to earth
bonded to the ACR or the main earth bond. through a main earth bond consisting of a copper conductor of 70 mm2. Any surges
will flow down this path.
The control cubicle is connected to this main earth bond by a tee-off. The control
cubicle electronics are internally protected from potential differences which may
occur between the ACR frame and control cubicle frame whilst surge currents are
flowing down the main earth bond. No other connections to earth from the control
cubicle are allowed since surge currents will also flow in those paths. Follow this
arrangement on both conducting and insulating power poles.
Keep the main earth bond physically separated from the control cable, as they run
down the power pole, by the maximum spacing available and at least 150mm.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

LV Auxiliary Power from Mains

Where LV mains is connected to the control cubicle to provide auxiliary power, the
connection must connect the neutral of the LV system to a tee-off from the main
earth bond as shown in Figure 8. (page 3-9). A low voltage surge arrester must also
be fitted from the LV phase connection to this tee-off.
This connection scheme bonds the LV and HV earths and so protects the primary
insulation of the auxiliary supply transformer in the control cubicle when surge
currents are flowing. Fit additional LV surge arresters to all the other LV phases (if
they exist), to balance the supply for other users connected to the LV system.
If local conditions or wiring rules prohibit bonding the HV and LV systems in this way,
providing the auxiliary supply to the control cubicle from the LV mains system is not
possible. Instead, use one of the alternative arrangements detailed below.


AUX Supply Connection

LV Auxiliary Supply Cable

Bottom of ADVC Controller

LV Auxiliary Supply Cable

Figure 5. Auxiliary Supply Connection

LV Auxiliary Power from Dedicated Utility Transformer

Figure 9. (page 3-10) shows wiring and earthing if a dedicated transformer is
supplied by the utility. Note that this should not be used to supply any other
equipment without consulting the manufacturer to ensure that no hazard is caused to
the control cubicle electronics.
Figure 9. (page 3-10) shows that the transformer and any steelwork is earthed to the
switchgear tank and that one side of the transformer secondary is earthed to the
earth stud on the equipment panel inside the control cubicle.

Auxiliary Power from Integrated Transformer

The manufacturer can provide a dedicated voltage transformer outside the ACR tank
which connects directly into the control electronics. This is called an Integrated
Auxiliary Supply.
An external transformer is mounted on the pole as shown in Figure 9. (page 3-10)
which also shows suggested HV connections. The secondary of the external
transformer connects into the SCEM on the back of the ACR. To connect the
transformer secondary, remove the control cable cover, pass the cable which is
pre-fitted with a cable gland through the hole, secure the gland, connect the auxiliary
supply to the screw terminal block on the SCEM and replace the cover.

If the secondary of the VT is earthed, No additional earthing for Integrated Auxiliary Supply is required in addition to the
electronics damage will occur. common earthing shown in Figure 9. (page 3-10).



Installation cont



Figure 6. W-Series ACR Mounting and Dimensions

Surge Arrester
omitted for clarity
with ADVC Controller
W-Series Single Phase ACR


Figure 7. W-Series ACR Mounting Example


S. A.






Installation cont



Figure 8. Common Earthing and LV Supply




240 or 110 VOLT

with ADVC Controller
W-Series Single Phase ACR


Installation cont





Figure 9. Utility Auxiliary Transformer
4 Communications and
Accessories Installation

Ensure that the ADVC is switched off before Radio Antenna

proceeding with the installation of any
accessory. Mount the antenna and run the antenna feed to the ADVC or run external
communications cable to the ADVC. The communication cable/radio antenna, enters
the cubicle via the 16mm hole provided on the underside of the cubicle.

Comms cable/
Radio Antenna

Figure 12. Cable Entry

Protection of Radio Equipment

It is highly advisable to connect a gas discharge type of surge arrester in the antenna
feed to the radio. Failure to do so will result in loss of radio and control electronics
A failure of this nature is not covered by protection which could lead to complete electronic failure due to lightning activity.
the products general warranty A feed-through or bulkhead type arrester fitted to the bottom of the control cubicle is
arrangements. ideal. If fitted internally the surge arrester should be earthed to a cubicle earthing
stud by the shortest possible wire. Holes are provided for a bulkhead surge arrester.
If a surge arrester is not fitted then the co-axial earth screen should be earthed to the
cubicle mounting stud by the shortest possible wire.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

The Customer Accessory Mounting Tray

At the bottom of the side customer accessory mounting tray is an accessory
mounting rail for installing customer equipment and accessories.
Equipment installed on this tray can be powered from the terminal block also
mounted on the tray.

Figure 13. Accessory Mounting Tray & Terminal Block

Connecting to the Terminal Block

A: Insert a 4 mm screwdriver or similar tool into the square hole above the
appropriate wiring point on the terminal block. Angle the head of the screwdriver
slightly upwards and push it in, then lever it downwards.
B: This action will correctly position the wiring clamp so that the stripped end of the
cable can be inserted. Release and remove the screwdriver then gently tug the
inserted cable to ensure that it is firmly gripped. See Figure 14. (page 4-2) below
for details.

Figure 14. Terminal Block Connection

Communications and Accessories Installation

Radio/Modem Power
A battery-backed power supply1 for a radio/modem is provided on the terminal block
as described above. See Figure 13. (page 4-2) for the correct radio connection point.
The radio/modem power supply voltage is set by the user in the following menu page
SYSTEM STATUS - RADIO - S: Radio Supply 12


SETTINGS - Radio Supply Voltage
This is a password protected parameter.

If the auxiliary power fails, battery power can be conserved by automatically shutting
down the radio/modem power supply. The shutdown takes place after the radio
holdup time has elapsed; set in:
SYSTEM STATUS - RADIO - S: Radio Hold 60 min.


- RADIO SETTINGS - Radio Hold Time
If the Radio Hold time is set to zero then the radio supply will not shutdown, except
under special circumstances or when the unit powers down. The radio/modem
power supply is restored when the auxiliary supply returns to normal.
The radio/modem power supply can be turned on or off by the operator for radio
maintenance without passwords in:


If the radio supply has shutdown automatically, it will be indicated on these pages.

1 The power supply is not isolated.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

IOEX Installation
The Input Output Expander (IOEX) module is a die-cast, sealed enclosure that
provides optically isolated inputs and voltage free outputs to allow connection to
external devices.
The IOEX module is only available with the ADVC ULTRA cubicle which includes the
additional upper customer tray.
IOEX modules, purchased at time of initial ordering, come already installed in the
cubicle, located on the upper customer tray, and powered and earthed via the
terminal block located accessory mounting rail on the side customer tray. See Figure
13. (page 4-2)






Figure 15. IOEX2 Supply and Earthing

If an IOEX Module is purchased separately, please refer to installation instructions

available with the separate module.
(See “Appendix B  Dimensions (page B-1)” for IOEX dimensions.)
In the factory the IOEX is connected to RS232-Port-B. Both the IOEX and Port-B
have a default baud rate of 19,200 bps. If it is necessary to connect to a different port
(eg: Port A) you can change the baud rate at:
Communications: RS232-PORT-A-1: BAUD


Port selection for the IOEX can be made at:
Communications: IOEX

ENGINEERING - Telemetry - Configure Comms -

IOEX Settings

Communications and Accessories Installation

Communication Ports
The ADVC Controller has numerous communications ports available to the user:

Not all ports are available for use at the same time. The ports can be enabled/
disabled via WSOS.
Permanently available ports are:
„„RS232 Port D
„„10 base T Ethernet

Any 3 of the 5 following ports are available:

„„RS 232 Port A (enabled by default)
„„RS232 Port B (enabled by default)
„„RS 232 Port C (enabled by default)
„„RS485 (disabled by default)
„„V23 FSK (disabled by default)

The ports typically have three uses:

„„WSOS communications
„„SCADA communications
„„IOEX communications

Four RS232 ports (A to D) are provided to connect to conventional modems that
provide the correct signalling for the communications network used, e.g. optical fibre
modem, or telephone dial up modem, or RS232 radio modem. All four ports have
standard 9 pin D male connectors and have the following pin connections:

RS232 Port
Pin No Direction Use
1 To ADVC Data Carrier Detect (DCD) Yes Yes
2 To ADVC Rx Data (RxD) Yes Yes Yes Yes
3 From ADVC Tx Data (TxD) Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 From ADVC Data Terminal ready (DTR) Yes Yes
5 0V (ground/earth) Yes Yes Yes Yes
7 From ADVC Request to Send (RTS) Yes Yes
8 To ADVC Clear to Send (CTS) Yes Yes
9 Reserved Yes
RS232 Pin Connections
Use of serial ports to connect directly to other The RS-232 ports are not isolated from one another or from the controller
devices outside the controller can cause electronics. They therefore can only be connected to devices inside the controller
damage and void warranty. If connections to that are powered by the controller radio supply, including modems, optical isolators,
other devices are required then isolation and radios.
interfaces MUST be used.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

An RS485 port has been provided to enable higher speed multi-drop connections
that often occur within substations. The RS-485 port is a female RJ45 connector.

Pin Direction Use

1 Not connected
2 To ADVC Rx Data (Rx +)
3 Not connected
4 To ADVC Rx Data (Rx -)
5 Not connected
6 From ADVC Tx Data (Tx +)
7 Not connected
8 From ADVC Tx Data (Tx -)
RS485 Pin Connections

An in-built FSK modem provides half-duplex V23 signalling at 1200 bits per second.
This interface is primarily designed for use with voice frequency radio systems and
provides additional signals for this purpose.

The V23 connector is RJ45:

Pin Direction Use

1 To ADVC Receive, 10 kOhm impedance
Sensitivity 0.1 - 2V pk-pk
2 0 Volts (ground/earth)
3 Not connected
4 To ADVC Busy, 5 kOhm impedance
5 Not connected
6 From ADVC Transmit, 600 Ohm impedance
Level 2.5V pk-pk
7 Not connected
8 From ADVC Push to talk (PTT)
V23 Pin Connections
The Push to Talk (PTT) signal is used to key up a radio transmitter. PTT is
implemented using a Field Effect Transistor (FET) with an on resistance of 3.3 ohm.
Levels in excess of ±13V should not be When PTT is asserted the transistor is turned on and connects the PTT signal to 0V.
applied. The FET is rated for a maximum of
A busy signal can be provided by the radio to indicate receive channel busy. High
+32V and negative voltages are not
level is +2.0V to +3.3V, and low level is 0V to +0.5V. The busy signal should be
driven by an open collector output or current limited to 10 mA.
Transmit and receive are unbalanced signals relative to
If multiple ACRs are in use in a substation application they can be connected to a
0 volts and are not isolated. If a DC level is imposed by
single radio using the 600ohm line isolator accessory available from the
the radio on the transmit line then this should be less
than 2.5 VDC.

Communications and Accessories Installation

If the controller is connected to a LAN or The controller has a 10 base T Ethernet port. The port is a RJ45 female connector.
WAN then it is strongly recommended that:
1. Firewalls be used to limit user access to Pin Direction Use
the controller 1 From ADVC Tx Data (Tx +)
2. Ethernet switches be used to limit the volume of 2 From ADVC Tx Data (Tx -)
Ethernet data reaching the controller’s 10Base-T port.
3 To ADVC Rx Data (Rx +)
(Use of Ethernet hubs is not recommended.)
4 Not connected
5 Not connected
6 To ADVC Rx Data (Rx -)
7 Not connected
8 Not connected
Ethernet Pin Connections

USB Port
A type-B USB port is provided for dicrect connection to a personal computer running
WSOS. The USB port drivers are automatically installed during the installation of
WSOS 5.3.00 or later.
The USB port is dedicated to the use of WSOS and cannot be used for any other
Multiple ADVC Controllers may be connected to the same PC at the same time using
USB connections.

Windows Switchgear Operating System (WSOS)

Windows Switchgear Operating System (WSOS) is a software package available on
a PC that enables configuration, control and monitoring of the controller.
The default WSOS communications via Port A is configured as 57600 baud, 8 bit, no
parity, and 1 stop bit. WSOS communication set up parameters are user
WSOS also runs by default on the USB Port.

SCADA Protocols
SCADA communications are available on the controller and supported protocols can
be assigned to any of the RS232 ports as well as the V23 and RS485 ports.
Protocols that support TCP/IP can be assigned to the ethernet port.
All currently supported protocols can be viewed and made available in

SYSTEM STATUS - OPTIONS - Communications 1


Protocols must be available before they will appear in the communications menu.
- - - - - - - - - - OPTION 4 - - - - - - - - - - - S
DNP Available RDI Available

Trace Available
Once you make a SCADA protocol available, the communication parameters can be
configured via the commincations setup menu on WSOS. Refer to the Operator
Manual and protocol technical information for more detail.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

5 Testing Your Installation

Check that the installation and external The following sections give details of how the ACR and ADVC, installed as described
connections have been carried out as in “3 Installation (page 3-1)”, should be prepared for operation.
described in this manual and in accordance Check that no visible damage has occurred during the installation.
with local regulations.
Carry out any visual and electrical tests, such as insulation and contact resistance,
Ensure that earthing has been carried out as considered necessary to prove that the installation is sound.
described in “Earthing (page 3-5)”.
Powering Up the ADVC

Figure 16. ADVC Controller PSU. Located at the bottom of the Cubicle

The batteries are capable of supplying very

high currents. Always turn off the battery 1: Turn on the battery circuit breaker, located above the icon.
circuit breaker before connecting or
2: Turn on the dual pole MCB, located above the icon, if the auxiliary supply is
disconnecting the batteries in the cubicle.
being provided by either an LV mains or dedicated auxiliary transformer.
Never leave flying leads connected to the battery.
3: If a second AC input is provided, located above the , turn on its dual pole MCB.
4: If the auxiliary supply is being provided by an integrated transformer (single pole
MCB above , if fitted) then:
Turn on the VT supply to cubicle circuit breaker.
5: Powering up the ADVC with the ACR connected will cause the ADVC to read data
from the ACR.

This will take up to 60 seconds during which the message:

"READING - Do NOT disconnect Switchgear"

will flash at the top of the display. The System OK LED on the OCP will flash to
indicate that the ADVC is powered and functioning.
The flexVUE O.I. will create an ALERT with the same message.
6: If the configuration file containing the settings to be used in operation has not
previously been loaded, it should be loaded now using WSOS, or the settings
should be entered via the OCP.
The ACR and ADVC are now ready for operation. Prior to energising the ACR, you
should perform the following checks to confirm that the equipment is fully operational
and properly configured.

If you are familiar with navigating Operator

Control Interface display groups, proceed with
the checks described below. Otherwise, please
read the chapter, 7 Operator Control Panel
(page 7-1) before continuing.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

For this and all subsequent tests you will need Battery
to check settings on display group pages. See
Display Groups (page 7-3). You may also 1: Check Battery status which can be found on the following menu page
have to check the Event Log. See 8 Event
Log (page 8-1) System Status - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - S.
e.g. - - - - - - - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - - - - - - - - S
Work Tag OFF
Aux Supply Normal Battery Normal 27.5V
Switch Connected Switch Data Vaild


- SWITCHGEAR DATA - Battery Status
The battery may be in any one of four states:
Normal - OFF - Low - Overvolts
At this point, the battery state should be Normal with a voltage within the range
23 to 29.5V. Ensure the Aux Supply status is Normal. If not, you cannot perform
the remaining battery checks at this stage.
2: Switch the battery circuit breaker off and check that the battery status changes to
OFF. (Allow 3 - 5 seconds.)
When the battery status is Low Volts, but 3: Go to the EVENT LOG. See 8 Event Log (page 8-1) for details on how to do
the voltage is close to the normal range this. and check that the bottom line of the display (the most recent event)
lower limit, the battery will charge up when contains the Battery OFF event.
the auxiliary supply is turned on. If the
voltage is very low, replace the battery. 4: Switch the battery back on.

Connection between the ADVC and the ACR

1: Check Switch status which can be found on the following menu page:

System Status - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - S.

e.g. - - - - - - - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - - - - - - - - S
Work Tag OFF
Aux Supply Normal Battery Normal 27.5V
Switch Connected Switch Data Valid


- SWITCHGEAR DATA - Switch Status
It may be in either of two states: Connected or Disconnected. "Connected" is
the normal state. If Switch is "Disconnected", check the control cable at both
ends. If the status remains "Disconnected", the cable may be faulty.
2: Check that the Switch Data status is Valid.
In normal operation, if Switch status is "Connected", Switch Data will be "Valid".
If the control cable has been unplugged (Switch "Disconnected", Switch Data
"Invalid") then re-plugged (Switch status "Connected"), the Switch Data status
will remain "Invalid" during the time taken to read switch data from the SCEM,
and a message to that effect is displayed.
If Switch Data remains "Invalid", check the following:
„„ Examine each end of the control cable, checking for bent or broken pins and
rectify if found. Also check the socket at both the SCEM and P1 in the ADVC
for damage.
„„ If the pins are OK, the cable itself may be faulty1, therefore test the control
cable for continuity.
„„ If Switch Data remains “Invalid”, check the power supply to the SCEM by
checking the voltage on Pins 2 and 5 of the control cable. The voltage should
be approximately 36VDC if the auxiliary supply is present, 45 VDC for an
110/230 V auxiliary supply or approximately 26VDC if running on batteries.2

1. It is possible for the Switch status to be showing "Connected" even though the control cable core is faulty,
causing the switch Data to show "Invalid".
2. A break-out cable to facilitate this measurement is available as an accessory.

Testing Your Installation

Auxiliary Supply
1: Check Auxiliary Supply Status which can be found on the following menu page
System Status - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - S.
- - - - - - - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - - - - - - - - S
e.g. Work Tag OFF
Aux Supply Normal Battery Normal 27.5V
Switch Connected Switch Data Vaild


- SWITCHGEAR DATA - Aux Supply Status
The auxiliary supply may be in one of three states: Normal, Overvolts or Fail.
Ensure the battery status is Normal.
2: If using LV auxiliary supply, switch the auxiliary supply off, OR if using integrated
auxiliary supply and the VT is energised, switch off the intergrated VT breaker.
Check that the Aux Supply status changes to Fail. (Allow 3 - 5 seconds.)
If the battery voltage continues dropping, 3: Check that the battery voltage has dropped by approximately 2V, and that the
and the battery state is LOW, the batteries battery remains in Normal state.
may be flat. If the batteries are flat, replace
them. 4: Go to the EVENT LOG (see 8 Event Log (page 8-1) for details on how to do this)
and check that the bottom line of the display (the most recent event) contains the
Aux Supply Off event.
5: Switch the auxiliary supply back on.

Work Tag
1: Check that LOCAL CONTROL is ON. This setting can be found in the following:
System Status - Operator Settings 1 - S.

Operator Menu - Operator Controls

2: Check Work Tag Status. This setting can be found in the following
e.g. - - - - - - - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - - - - - - - - S
Work Tag OFF
Aux Supply Normal Battery Normal 27.5V
Switch Connected Switch Data Valid


- Work Tag Applied/OFF
The tag has two possible settings: Applied or OFF. OFF is the default.
3: Press the SELECT key to select the work tag field.
4: Press (  ) or (  ) to change the setting to Applied
and then press (ENTER ) or (SELECT ) to activate the setting.

The message: "WORK TAG APPLIED" will flash at the top of the

WORK TAG APPLIED will display in the ALERTS MENU, which is on

the same level as the OPERATOR and ENGINEER menu’s
5: Go to the EVENT LOG (see 8 Event Log (page 8-1) for details on how to do this)
and check that the bottom line of the display (the most recent event) contains the
Work Tag Applied event.
6: Return to WORK TAG STATUS and change the setting back to OFF.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Power Flow Direction Setting

The ACR is a symmetrical device meaning that either side can be connected to the
power source.
Consequently, after installation, the controller must be configured to designate the
source side.
The power flow direction is configured on page


- Source i, Load x
and may be either Source i, Load x or Source x, Load i. When changed, this
reverses the designated power flow.
Power flow direction setting is used to determine:
„„Whether source or load relates to (i) or (x) on the voltage measurement displays.
„„Which direction is positive power flow for use on the kWh totals in the Maximum
Demand displays and APGS.
„„Which is the source or load for Live Load Blocking.

Tripping and Closing

If system conditions allow, tripping or closing can be carried out at this point.
1: Trip and close the ACR from the ADVC. See 7 Operator Control Panel (page
7-1). for information on the Trip and Close controls.
2: Tripping and closing cause the LED on the appropriate TRIP/CLOSE button to
illuminate which must agree with the position of the pointer on the ACR.

Enable/Disable Switches
For each of the CLOSE and TRIP keys in turn, test ENABLE and DISABLE by:
1: Disable either mechanism (e.g. CLOSE) using Disabled Switches located
underneath the O.I.
2: Go to the EVENT LOG (see 8 Event Log (page 8-1) for details on how to do this)
and check that the bottom line of the display (the most recent event) contains the
Close Coil Isolate event. (For the same test of the TRIP mechanism the Event
Log should display Trip Coil Isolate.)
3: With both mechanisms disabled, check that pressing each of the CLOSE and
TRIP keys is ineffective.
4: Enable both CLOSE and TRIP mechanisms.

Mechanical Trip
1: Use a hook stick to manually trip the ACR via the manual trip lever.
2: Go to the EVENT LOG (see 8 Event Log (page 8-1) for details on how to do this)
and check that the bottom line of the display (the most recent event) contains the
Mechanical Trip event.
3: Return the manual trip lever to the ‘UP’ position for normal operation.
Any secondary injection must use a frequency
which corresponds to the frequency set in the Secondary Injection Testing
If secondary injection testing is required to test protection settings but operation of
the ACR is not possible, secondary injection can be performed with a suitable current
injection set with the Test and Training Set (TTS) in standalone mode connected to
the ADVC, and the ACR disconnected.
If tripping and closing of the ACR is possible and preferred, perform secondary
injection testing with the TTS in parallel mode.
See the TTS Manual for a detailed description of its operation.

Testing Your Installation

Primary Injection Testing

If the ACR can be isolated from the network, primary injection testing can be
performed if required.

Power Flow Direction Testing

This test is to ensure that the source and load designations are correct.
This test is valid only if the ACR is being
supplied from a single source and can be Since either side of the recloser can be connected to the power source, the controller
energised before closing. must be configured to designate the source side.
To check how Power Flow is configured see Power Flow Direction Setting (page
If the i-side bushings is connected to the source, the setting Source/Load setting
should be Source I, Load X.
1: Display the page and check the Source/Load configuration.
e.g. - - - - PHASE VOLTAGE and POWER FLOW - - - - S
"Live" if > 2000V Supply Timeout 4.0s
Power Signed Source I, Load X
Display Ph/Gnd Volt

Source I, Load X
The correct power flow setting can be confirmed by energising the ACR while it is
2: With the recloser energized but still open, Check the Source Side Voltages at:
System Measurement - VOLTAGE-M


3: Check the source side voltages.

- - - - - - - SOURCE SIDE VOLTAGES - - - - - - S

Ai phase to ground 6950 Volt

Voltage will only be measured on the

I-Terminal unless an external CVT is used. PHASE/LINE SRC-LD
6950 V A-E < 2000 V

4: Check the LIVE / DEAD Indication of the recloser by going to:
- - - - - - - LIVE/DEAD INDICATION - - - - - - S
Ai Live Ax Dead


On the flexVUE you have to use the /keys to scroll through the six
indicators. e.g.:


A x D e ad

5: If Steps 3 and 4 indicate an incorrect power flow setting, return to Step 1, change
the setting and repeat Steps 2-4.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

On Load Checks
Once the ACR is closed and taking load, the following on-load checks can be carried
out. To confirm correct operation, check the current against a known reading.
1: Check system currents on :

System Measurement - CURRENT

- - - - - - - - - - - CURRENT - - - - - - - - - - M
A Phase 123 Amp Earth 8 Amp



(requires you to scroll through values)

2: Then check other measurements at:

System Measurement
- - - - - - - SYSTEM MEASUREMENTS - - - - - - M
Current 100 Amp Power (P) 1829 kW
Voltage 6350 Volt Power (Q) 533 kVAR
Frequency 50.0 Hz Power Factor 0.96


(requires you to scroll through values)

Use these pages to confirm that system measurements and power flow signs are as
3: Check the source and load side voltages at:

System Measurement - SOURCE VOLTAGE LOAD

SOURCE - - - - - - VOLTAGE - - - - - - - LOAD M
If there is no external CVT connected the 11000 Volt A-P 11000 Volt
voltage measurement for the X-terminal will
indicate: e.g.
6950 V A-E < 2000 V
(requires you to scroll through values)

This information displays system voltage as phase-ground or phase-phase

values as configured on the System Status, Phase Voltage & Power Flow pages.
Source and load side voltages should be the same when the ACR is closed.
System Measurements - Maximum Demand
Indicator - M
5: Press SELECT to display:


(scrolling on flexVUE)

6: Press SELECT again to reset the flags.

6 Control Electronics Operation

The ADVC is designed for outdoor pole mounted operation. Both the Ultra and
Compact cubicles are vented and insulated to minimise internal temperature variation
and maximise battery life. Cubicle dimensions are given in Figure 24. (page B-2).

Sealing & Condensation

All cubicle vents are screened against vermin entry. The cubicle door is sealed with
replaceable foam tape.
Complete sealing against water entry under all conditions is not expected e.g. during
operation in the rain. Instead, the design is such that if any water does enter, it will
drain out of the bottom without affecting the electrical or electronic parts. A rain shield
on the PSU will protect MCBs if the door is open during driving rain. The extensive
use of stainless steel and other corrosion proof materials ensures that the presence
of moisture has no detrimental effects.
Condensation can be expected to form under some atmospheric conditions such as
tropical storms. However, condensation will be on metal surfaces where it is of no
consequence. The water runs out in the same way as any other water entering the
cubicle. Condensation will run out of the bottom or be dried by ventilation and self
All electronic modules are fully sealed to IP65.

Auxiliary Power Source

The auxiliary supply is used to maintain charge on the sealed lead-acid batteries that
provide stand-by power when auxiliary power is lost. The controller monitors the
status of both the auxiliary and battery supplies.
A low power mode is activated when the batteries are nearly exhausted due to loss
of the auxiliary supply. This mode minimises power consumption while still
maintaining basic functionality.

The controller consists of three modules. (See Figure 17. (page 6-3) and Figure 18.
(page 6-3)):
„„Power supply unit (PSU)
„„Control and protection enclosure (CAPE) with Operating Interface (O.I.)
„„Customer Compartment
The ADVC block diagram is given in Figure 19. (page 6-4).

Customer Compartment
The compartment is fitted with a panel tray that facilitates the mounting of customer
equipment e.g. a radio or modem including any special interfaces. See Figure 19.
(page 6-4). The compartment has a terminal block for the radio supply and power for
accessories such as an IOEX.

PSU Module
The PSU module supplies power to the CAPE, and controls the supply from external
auxiliary sources.
The power supply module encloses all 115/230 Vac mains connections. Internally it
provides terminals for auxiliary power supply connection. Cable-tie points are
provided to secure the auxiliary supply cables. Circuit breakers are used to protect
and switch the battery and auxiliary power supplies on/off. A durable cover is used to
enclose all the terminations.

CAPE Module
The main module of control electronics is the Control and Protection Enclosure
(CAPE). The CAPE digitises the current transformer (CT) signals and capacitive
voltage transformer (CVT) signals from the switchgear. These are used to provide a
variety of data for the operator.
The CAPE module contains the PCOM board, PSSM board, trip/close capacitors
and O.I. assembled into a housing that provides protection from the environment,
sealing and EMC shielding.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

The CAPE performs the following functions:

„„Holding & operating the O.I.
„„Operating the external communications interface to allow monitoring and control
from a remote computer or operator over a communications link.
„„Switchgear Monitoring and Control
„„Interfacing to WSOS5 over an RS232 link, USB or 10BaseT. RS232 Port A and
USB are configured for WSOS connection, by default.
„„Supply power to all electronic circuits and the customer compartment


The PCOM submodule contains a digital signal processor (DSP) which samples the
current and voltage signals from the switchgear and processes them to derive the
basic power system information such as current/ voltage/frequency/real power/
reactive power etc. This is then used by the general-purpose processor (GPP) to
provide protection and communications functions e.g. over-current protection. It also
presents this data to the outside world via various communications protocols.


The PSSM fulfils power supply and switchgear functionality.
The power supply function controls and filters the supply from external auxiliary
supplies. Power is supplied to all the electronic submodules in the ADVC Controller
and customer compartment. It also manages the battery power level and performs
battery testing.
The switchgear interface function provides controlled pulses of current to trip and
close the switchgear.

Operator Interface
The O.I. is mounted on the CAPE and is accessed by opening the cubicle door.
Operators can view switchgear and system data, control and configure the system
via the O.I. The O.I. has its own electronic processing and driver circuit, and operator
control panel with LCD, membrane keyboard and status LEDs.
By default, WSOS is configured to run on
RS-232 Port A, but can be configured to run on WSOS5 Interface
RS-232 Port B, C or D. USB port is available
for WSOS only. To use WSOS5 to upload or download data, connect your PC to:
„„Port A via a PC Serial port. Use an RS232, DB9 female to DB9 female, Crossover
(also known as Null Modem).
„„USB port. Available with 5.3.00+ and ADVC Ver A44.09.00+.

Customer Compartment(s)
The Compact cubicle compartment is fitted with an accessory tray that facilitates the
mounting of your equipment e.g. a radio or modem. Figure 17. (page 6-3)
The Ultra cubicle has one standard, and one additional accessory compartment to
allow for more equipment., Figure 18. (page 6-3). The standard compartment has a
terminal block for the radio power supply and power for accessories such as an
flexVUE Operator Interface (O.I.)

Customer Compartment

Control and
Enclsure (CAPE)
(Including O.I.)

Power Supply Unit

(Under Rain Sheild)


Door Stay Latch

Figure 17. Compact ADVC (with flexVUE O.I.)

flexVUE Operator Interface (O.I.)

Standard Customer Compartment Additional Customer Compartment

Control and
Enclosure (CAPE)
(Including O.I.)

Power Supply Unit

(Under Rain Sheild)


Door Stay Latch

Figure 18. Ultra ADVC (with flexVUE O.I.)

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

mechanism CT

Control cable

ADVC Controller

Control and
Enclosure Accessory
RS232 tray

Communication Operator
Interface Interface

Switchgear power


Trip & Close


Uninterruptible Power Supply


Power Supply Module

Power Outlet
Txfr MCBs Txfr

Aux supply 1

Aux supply 2

Figure 19. ADVC Block Diagram

7 Operator Control Panel

The ADVC can be remote controlled via modems or other communications devices,
controlled using a laptop computer connected directly via serial, 10BaseT or USB
connections, or by the Operator Interface. (O.I.). The O.I. offers full functionality to
change settings, trip and close the switchgear or display current values or past
events related to the switchgears function.
The O.I. is mounted on the CAPE inside the ADVC Controller and accessed by
opening the cubicle door. The O.I. consists of a liquid crystal display (LCD) and key
pad and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Together these hardware features provide a
user interface to monitor and control the ACR.

Two styles of O.I. provide different functionality depending on the users

requirements. These two styles are as follows:

A traditional O.I. that provides a 4 × 40 character LCD and simple navigation
with four user configurable quick keys.

More information about the functions of the

panels and the operations of the buttons
can be found in the ADVC Controller
Operations Manual. Contact your distributor DETECT

for further details.


This O.I. provides the user with 20 indicator lamps and 12 Quick Action Keys
(Each with configurable lamps) that are totally configurable by the user through
WSOS 5. This provides the user with instant feedback about the switchgear, and
minimises the need to navigate through layers of menu structure.

Both the setVUE and flexVUE O.I.’s, and their operation are described in detail on
the following pages.
By default, a door proximity switch is installed, the O.I. turns ON automatically when
the door is opened and OFF and when it is closed. The O.I. also turns OFF
automatically if no keys are pressed for 10 minutes. Pressing the PANEL ON key will
reactivate the panel.
This manual contains examples of display interface screens. In general, the
language chosen for these examples is International English. In some cases, screen
text will differ if the configured language is English (USA).

W-Series Single Phase ACR setVUE Panel
with ADVC Controller Operator Interfaces (cont)

setVUE Panel
1 2 3 4 5

# Item Description
1 Display Back-lit LCD, 4 line with 40 characters per line.

2 LEFT scroll key Select the previous screen in a display group or, if a
setting is selected, decrease its value
3 SELECT Key Press to SELECT a data field/setting so that it can be
GROUP 4 RIGHT scroll key Select the next screen in a display group or, if a setting
is selected, increase its value.

5 PANEL ON key Turns the O.I. on. The O.I. will turn on when the cubicle
door is opened.
6 Trip key Generates a Trip request to the CAPE when the panel
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
is active. A LED is embedded in the key to indicate its
Figure 20. setVUE O.I. operation. Another LED is used to indicate whether this
keys operation is DISABLED.
17 18 7 Close key Generates a Close request to the CAPE when the panel
is active. A LED is embedded in the key to indicate its
operation. Another LED is used to indicate whether this
keys operation is DISABLED.
8 Custom Menu key Gives access to the custom menu which was
configured using WSOS5. The custom menu is
configured to provide a regular, updated data display by
allowing a cycle of up to 12 screens.
9 ALT The alternative function key gives access to an
Figure 21. Trip/Close Enable Switches alternative Event Log display.
Located below the O.I.
10 System OK The 3 System OK LEDs flash while the controller is
operating normally.
11 MENU scroll key Displays the first page of the next group. Pressing the
MENU key after changing a setting causes the setting
change to take effect.
12 Configurable Default linkage is to LOCAL/REMOTE.
Quick Key
13 Configurable Default linkage is to AUTO ON/OFF.
Quick Key
14 ENTER key Press this key in order to commit a setting change that
has been made. (Unlike the adjacent Quick Keys, the
ENTER key is not configurable.)
15 Configurable Default linkage is to PROT GROUP.
Quick Key
16 Configurable Default linkage is to EARTH PROT.
Quick Key
17 Enable/ Disable Disables ALL Trip Operations. When the switch is in
TRIP switch the Disable position the trip coil in the recloser is
electrically disconnected from the control electronics.
Thus the switch provides a physical isolation point for
the control circuitry. The recloser cannot be opened,
and an audible alarm in the panel will sound and the
DISABLED LED in the TRIP key will flash. The TRIP
key operates normally when the switch is in the Enable
This switch also prevents a close operation, so that the
switchgear cannot be carrying load without the ability to trip.
18 Enable/ Disable . When the switch is in
CLOSE switch the Disable position the close coil in the recloser is
electrically disconnected from the control electronics.
Thus the switch provides a physical isolation point for
the control circuitry. The recloser cannot be closed and
an audible alarm in the panel will sound and the
DISABLED LED in the CLOSE key will flash. The
CLOSE key operates normally when the switch is in the
Enable position.

setVUE Panel
Operator Interface (cont)

Display Groups
The setVUE displays are organized into logical groups called Display Groups. Within
each group is a menu of pages and some pages have sub-pages.




O/C Protection
Earth Protection
NPS Protection
Frequency Protection

Navigating the Menu Structure

Refer to the diagram inside the controller door or to the Installation and Maintenance
Manual for details of Navigation within groups.
A custom menu can also be configured, refer to ADVC Controller Operations Manual
for more details. To use the custom menu, press the CUSTOM MENU button.

Display Screen Layout

The display area consists of four lines, each forty characters long. See Figure 22 :
(page 7-3)
The top line of the display is the page title. To the right of the title is a letter, indicating
the display group to which the page belongs:
- - - - - - - - - - PAGE TITLE - - - - - - - - - S
Field Field
Field Field Code Display Group
Field Field
S System Status Display Group
P Protection Display Group
Figure 22. setVUE Display Screen Layout
D Detection Display Group
M Measurement Display Group
C Communications Setup
Please Note: Screen sizes between E Event Log
flexVUE and setVUE are not to scale in this
The character size is approximately the same but the The next three lines are the data on display. Most displays have six data fields.
flexVUE is shown larger in this manual for readability. A field may contain either:
„„a setting, which can be changed - ON/OFF is the most common; or
„„a status.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Changing Settings
Three types of settings can be changed:
„„Operator settings
„„Password protected settings
„„Protection settings

Operator Settings
Find the display page containing the setting to be changed:
1: Press the MENU key to display the group you require.
2: Communications Group (only) is divided into subgroups for different protocols.
Press SELECT to display the subgroup you require.
3: Press to display the page you require.
4: Press SELECT to highlight the setting. A highlighted setting “blinks”.
Alternatively, if a QUICK KEY is linked to the setting, you can use it to go directly
to the relevant display page where you will find the highlighted setting.
5: Once you have selected the setting to be changed, use
 or  to change its
6: Press ENTER to activate the new setting.

Password Protected Settings

Some settings are password protected. You will be prompted for a password before
you can change the setting. To enter the password:
1: Press either of the
/ keys until the first character of the password is
2: Press the SELECT key.
3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until the password is complete.
4: Press ENTER.
While the operator panel is ON you will not be required to enter the password again.
The default factory password is AAAA but you can change it using the Windows
Switchgear Operator System (WSOS5) program. The default factory password does
not have to be remembered - the controller prompts you for it automatically.

setVUE Panel
Operator Interface (cont)

Protection Settings
Protection settings are password protected. To change a protection setting, follow
the steps detailed in the Operator Settings section above but, in addition, enter the
password when prompted. When you have completed the setting change by
pressing ENTER, the following message will flash at the top of the screen:

Active Protection Setting has changed.

At this point, the changed setting will be displayed but not in service. If further setting
changes are required, they can be made now.
When you have completed making all the setting changes you require, press
ENTER. The following text will be displayed:
The changed active PROTECTION SETTINGS are now in service.
Select the MENU or ENTER key to continue.
The changed settings are now in service. Press MENU or ENTER to return to the
normal menu display.

Quick Keys
The operator settings that you will frequently change can each be linked to a QUICK
KEY. You use a QUICK KEY for instant display and selection of the linked setting
which, otherwise, you would have to find by navigation.
You can link operator settings to individual Quick Keys using the Operator Interface
or WSOS5.
A QUICK Key can be set to Blank, if it is not required.
Any one of the settings, tabled below, can be linked to one of the four Quick Keys.

Setting Default status

LOCAL/Remote / Hit & Run Default setting,
upper left key
Prot Group Default setting,
lower right key
Reset Flags Configurable
Work Tag ON/OFF Configurable
Auto ON/OFF Default setting,
Protection OFF lower left key
Cold Load ON/OFF Configurable
Earth Prot Default setting,
(not active for W-Series) upper right key
Live Block Configurable

Configuration of the Quick keys is described in the ADVC Controller Operations


W-Series Single Phase ACR flexVUE Panel
with ADVC Controller Operator Interfaces (cont)

flexVUE Panel
1 2 3 4 5 6
# Item Description
1 Display Back-Lit LCD. 2 × 20 Character

2 MENU Key Pressing MENU allows the user to enter the

configuration menu from where it is possible to navigate
the LCD menu structure, select fields and edit settings.
3 Arrow/Navigation The ARROW buttons are used to browse between
Keys display groups, fields and change values.
4 SELECT Key SELECT is used to select fields or values when
changes are made.
5 PANEL ON Key PANEL ON: turns the panel on or off.
A door switch is used to turn the panel on when an
operator opens the door and off when the door is
closed. The button can be used to turn the panel off/on
while the door is open. Closing the door turns the panel
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
6 LAMP TEST Key LAMP TEST: tests all lamps on the panel. The purpose
Figure 23. flexVUE O.I.
is to alert the user of any lamps or colours that may not
be working correctly. The test simultaneously cycles all
15 16 lamps through Red, Orange and Green.
7 Indicator LEDs These lamps are used to provide instant indication of
the controller and switchgear status. Depending on the
configuration, the lamps can be RED, GREEN or
ORANGE and ON, OFF or FLASHING. The multiple
colours allow for grouping of similar functions e.g. red
for protection, orange for voltage and green for system

Figure 24. Trip/Close Enable Switches For example:

Located below the O.I.
The configuration of the Status Lamps can be changed
within WSOS Version 5.
8 TRIP Key Trips the switchgear to Lockout. The green LED located
inside the button indicates the open state of the
switchgear. Another LED is used to indicate whether
this keys operation is DISABLED.
9 CLOSE Key Closes the switchgear. The red LED located inside the
button indicates the close state of the switchgear.
Another LED is used to indicate whether this keys
operation is DISABLED.
10 LAMP DATA Key LAMP DATA is a feature that provides the operator with
additional data specific to each status lamp.
11 LAMP RESET Key Resets the Status Lamps. Lamps requiring further
attention from the operator remain lit.
Note that some of the status lamps such as “controller
power” and “terminal live” are continuously updated and
therefore not affected by the reset command.
12 EVENT LOG Key Displays the Switchgear and Controller Event Log on
the LCD display.
Older events can be viewed by pressing the UP arrow

flexVUE Panel (cont)

13 Quick Action Key To use the Quick Action Keys, an operator must first
Unlock press the Unlock key. The LED above the unlock key
will remain lit while the quick action keys are active.
To deactivate the quick action keys an operator can
press the unlock key again. The LED will turn off.
Alternatively the Quick Action Keys will be deactivated
automatically a short configurable delay after the last
Quick Action Key was selected.
14 Quick Action Keys Quick Action Keys allow the user to activate/deactivate
QAK functions directly from the interface without having to
use the menu.
The status of the function is indicated by the LED next
to the button. The LED can be configured to be red,
green or orange in colour and flashing.
Before using the Quick Action Keys it is necessary to
unlock the keys using the unlock button described
above. (Configuration)
Pressing a Quick Action Key will apply that action
without any further confirmation and the LED next to the
key will indicate the new status.
15 Enable/ Disable Disables ALL Trip Operations. When the switch is in
TRIP switch the Disable position the trip coil in the recloser is
electrically disconnected from the control electronics.
Thus the switch provides a physical isolation point for
the control circuitry. The recloser cannot be opened,
and an audible alarm in the panel will sound and the
DISABLED LED in the TRIP key will flash. The TRIP
key operates normally when the switch is in the Enable
This switch also prevents a close operation, so that the
switchgear cannot be carrying load without the ability to trip.
16 Enable/ Disable Disables ALL Close Operations. When the switch is
CLOSE switch in the Disable position the close coil in the recloser is
electrically disconnected from the control electronics.
Thus the switch provides a physical isolation point for
the control circuitry. The recloser cannot be closed and
an audible alarm in the panel will sound and the
DISABLED LED in the CLOSE key will flash.The
CLOSE key operates normally when the switch is in the
Enable position.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Default Configuration
The Status Lamps and the Quick Action Keys are programmed in the factory to a
default configuration. This can be changed to suit the needs of the user through
Windows Switchgear Operating System (WSOS5).

Status Lamps
These lamps are used to indicate the controller and switchgear status. The default
configuration is shown below. Each lamp indicates the state of the function described
Please Note: The default map includes next to it. When a state is active, the lamp is lit.
features that are not applicable to W-Series For example, when the recloser is in Lockout the lamp next to “Lockout” will be on.
Switchgear operation. Conversely if the lamp is off, the recloser is not in a lockout state.
The default configuration can be changed as required.

Switchgear & Overhead system

controller status voltage status
Lockout Pickup A Phase Live
A - Phase O/C Reverse Fault B Phase Live
B - Phase O/C O/U Frequency C Phase Live
C - Phase O/C O/U Voltage Load Current ON
Ground Fault External Trip System OK
Sensitive Ground Operator Trip AC Power
a b

Protection Status and
cause of Tripped Status

It is possible that more than one lamp will be lit at a given time.
Example, when a recloser tripped to lockout due to an overcurrent fault on Phase A,
both “Lockout” and “A-Phase O/C” lamps will be lit.
The table below describes the default function of each lamp.

LED # Colour Description Possible Causes

Column A
a-1 Red Lockout Recloser has tripped to lockout due to
a protection sequence or operator
command. Automatic close
operations are not possible and the
operator has to close the recloser
using the control panel or a remote
a-2 Red A - Phase O/C The most recent trip of the recloser
was caused by an overcurrent event
a-3 Red B - Phase O/C
due to a fault on the relevant network
a-4 Red C - Phase O/C phase/s.
a-5 Red Ground Fault A ground fault has caused the
recloser to trip.
a-6 Red Sensitive Ground The recloser has tripped due to a
sensitive ground fault event.
Column B
b-1 Red Pickup One of the protection elements
detected a value outside the
preferred range for example when the
phase current exceeds the trip setting
b-2 Red Reverse Fault Protection has detected a fault on the
source side of the recloser.
b-3 Red O/U Frequency An over or under frequency fault has
caused the recloser to trip.
b-4 Red O/U Voltage An over or under voltage fault has
caused the recloser to trip.
b-5 Red External Trip An external device has instructed the
controller to trip the switchgear.
b-6 Red Operator A local or remote operator has tripped
the recloser.

flexVUE Panel (cont)

LED # Colour Description Possible Causes

Column C
c-1 Orange A Phase Live The source or load side bushing of
the relevant phases are live.
c-2 Orange B Phase Live
c-3 Orange C Phase Live
c-4 Red Load Current On Red when a load current greater than
2A is flowing through the switchgear.

c-5 Green System OK The controller is functioning normally.

Maintenance may be required when
the lamp is flashing red. Consult the
event log.
c-6 Green AC Power Flashing Red LED when Auxiliary is
c-7 Green Battery Flashing Red LED when Battery is off
or test failed.
c-8 Red Alarm Flashing Red LED when Trip or Close
circuits are isolated, contact life is low
or the switchgear is locked.

Quick Action Keys

The quick action keys allow the operator to select functions directly from the panel.
Selecting a Quick Action will apply that action without any additional confirmation
and the lamp next to the key will indicate when the action is active.
Before selecting a Quick Action the operator must first unlock the Quick Action Keys.
This is done by pressing the “unlock” key.
Example: To activate supervisory control (Remote Control) an operator should press
the following keys:

then Control

Remote control is turned on

and local control off. The Control
LED changes accordingly
It is possible to press a sequence of Quick Action Keys while the unlock LED is lit.
The keys will be locked automatically after a short delay after the last key press or
alternatively when the unlock key is pressed a second time.
This controller is programmed with a default Quick Action Key (QAK) configuration
that provides access to frequently used actions. The default configuration is shown
on the following page.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Live Load Auto Remote

Blocking ACR/LBS Control

Loop Ground Local

Automation Fault Control

Battery Sensitive Hot Line

Test Ground Tag

Group A Group B Group C

Protection Protection Protection

QAK # Colour Description Action

Column D
d-1 Red Live Load Blocking The key toggles the Live Load Blocking
feature ON/OFF.
d-2 Red Loop Automation Turns the Loop Automation feature ON/
d-3 Red Battery Test Performs a Battery Test and the result
is displayed in the Event Log.
d-4 Red Group A Protection Activates the settings configured in
Protection Group A.
Column E
e-1 Red Auto ACR/LBS The key toggles the Auto Reclose (for
reclosers) feature ON/OFF. A red LED
indicator shows when Auto Reclose is
e-2 Red Ground Fault Turns Ground (Earth) Fault protection
e-3 Red Sensitive Ground Turns Sensitive Ground (Earth) Fault
protection ON/OFF.
e-4 Red Group B Protection Activates protection settings
configured in Protection Group B.
Column F
f-1 Red Remote Control Turns REMOTE control ON and
LOCAL control OFF.
f-2 Red Local Control Turns LOCAL control ON and
REMOTE control OFF.
f-3 Red Hot Line Tag Hot Line Tag (Work Tag) is applied
using this QAK.
f-4 Red Group C Protection Activates protection settings
configured in Protection Group C.

flexVUE Panel (cont)

Display Groups
The O.I. displays are organized into three logical groups. Within each group is a
menu of pages and those pages have many various sub-menus.



Navigating the Menu Structure

Refer to the diagram inside the controller door for details of Navigation within groups.

Display Screen Layout

The display area consists of two lines, each twenty characters long. See Figure 25 :
Options (page 7-11)
The top line of the display is the page title. The top line of the display shows the
current menu position and the second line lists the options available one option at a
time. An operator uses the UP and DOWN arrows to scroll through the list of options.
Figure 25. flexVUE O.I. Display Screen The RIGHT arrow will progress to the next level of the option shown on the second
line of the display. Use the LEFT arrow to go back one level.
When an operator is editing a setting, the top line of the display shows a few basic
instructions and the bottom line shows the setting value.


Please Note: Screen sizes between <<setting to change>>
flexVUE and setVUE are not to scale in this
The character size is approximately the same but the Changing Settings
flexVUE is shown larger in this manual for readability.
Three types of settings can be changed:
„„Operator Settings
„„Password protected settings
„„Protection settings

Operator Settings
Find the display page containing the setting to be changed:
1: Press the MENU key to enter the Menu structure

arrow, then the arrow to enter the Operator Menu.

2: Press the
3: Use the /arrow keys to navigate to the setting to be changed.
4: Press the SELECT key
5: Use the /arrow keys to change the setting
6: Press the SELECT key to accept the change; or
6a: Press the arrow to escape and leave the setting unchanged.

Alternatively, if a QUICK ACTION KEY operates the setting you wish to change:
1: Press the QAK UNLOCK
2: Press the required Quick Action Key within 10 seconds (Configurable)
Actions are executed without any confirmation via the arrow or select keys. The lamp
indicates the new state.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Password Protected Settings

Some settings are password protected. You will be prompted for a password before
you can change the setting. To enter the password:
1: Press the /arrows until you find the required character for the password.
2: Press the  arrow key
3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 until the password is complete.
4: Press SELECT to enter the password

While the Operator Panel remains ON you will not be required to enter the password
The default factory password is AAAA but you can change it using Windows
Switchgear Operator System (WSOS5) software. The default factory password does
not need to be remembered - the controller prompts you for it automatically.

Alerts Menu
The flexVUE panel provides the user with a specific location to deal with alerts from
the controller. The ALERTS menu is found as part of the MAIN MENU on the O.I.
You can view these Alerts in the same way you would view any other menu options.
Alerts will be split into 2 categories, Critical and Normal.

Normal Alerts
All Normal alerts will go into the Alerts menu. The activation of a Normal Alert will
cause the Title line of the current display to show:

xx Alerts Active
This will alternate with the current display title at a sufficient rate that the current
display is easily readable so that panel usage and field editing can easily continue.
xx is the number of Alerts that are present at the time. If a normal alert is present, a
beep will sound at a fixed time interval.
The displayed number of Normal Alerts may change from one flash to the next if a
new alert is added or an old one is removed.

The Title of the Alert Menu will contain the number of Alerts that are present. This will
be shown as


where x is the Alert currently displayed and y is the total number of Alerts present.

A Normal Alert message will generally be longer than 20 characters and will
automatically scroll to allow viewing of the complete message. No beeping occurs
while the Alerts Menu is being displayed.
Alerts may be accepted using the SELECT key. This will stop any beeping and
flashing until a new alert occurs. All buttons will function normally whilst a Normal
Alert is present.

Critical Alerts:
A Critical Alert will completely subvert the operation of the LCD display regardless of
what is being displayed. There will be no way to remove the Critical Alert from the
display whilst it is active.
If a Critcial Alert is present a Beep will occur at a fixed time interval.
All buttons with the exception of the navigation buttons ( , 
, , , MENU,
SELECT, LAMP DATA, EVENT LOG) will operate normally whilst a Critical Alert is

flexVUE Panel (cont)

ACTIVATING Protection Settings

When settings are changed in the Active protection group (via the flexVUE O.I.)
those new settings will be saved but will not be put into service until they are made
When changing Active Protection Group settings, once the first setting is changed
the following screen will appear: (scrolling)

Settings Changed
SELECT to activate,  continue change
This message will be displayed if:
„„Settings are changed within the ACTIVE PROTECTION GROUP
„„The current setting is the first one to be changed.
„„Before changing this setting - all the current settings were ACTIVE in service
Once this message is displayed there are 3 options.
The new setting will automatically go in service if the operator ignores the above
message, turns the operator interface off or the interface turns off automatically.
If the operator presses the SELECT key, the new setting is put in service. The
operator can continue to browse the menu. With all the current settings in active
service, if the operator makes another setting change the above message will be
prompted when the first of the new settings is saved.
This will allow the operator to browse settings and allow them to be changed.

Exiting the Protection Menu

The operator will NOT be prompted to ACTIVATE the settings again until they try to
exit the PROTECTION MENU, when the following screen will appear:

Settings Changed
Activate? Y/N 
The operator has to press the UP or DOWN ARROW key. That will display the


When the operator scrolls to YES and presses SELECT, the settings are put in
service. If the operator selects NO and presses the SELECT key, the following
message is displayed: (scrolling)
 Continue
Settings activate on panel shutdown

Re-Entering the Protection Menu

If the operator exits the Protection Menu without activating the saved settings, when
the Protection Menu is re-entered at a later point in time, providing the settings
haven’t been put into service by a panel shutdown, the process will run through the
same activation sequence as shown in “Exiting the Protection Menu (page 7-13)” .

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

8 Event Log

The ADVC maintains a log of up to 30,000 events that reflect changes to the status of
the switchgear, control electronics, and ADVC logic. The log also records settings
The events can be seen via the Event Log O.I. display group. The event log display
will update automatically with new events. The most recent event appears on the
bottom line of the screen and older events are scrolled upwards. When the event log
is full, newest events replace oldest events.
All events are date and time stamped to a 10ms resolution and displayed in the order
that they occurred. The source of each event is also recorded.
It is possible to apply event category filters when viewing events.
WSOS5 software can also be used to read and display the event log. In addition to
O.I.-like time stamp, source identification and filter category features, it also has text
searches and go to a particular date/time. The event log can be saved as a text file or
as a csv file. Refer to the WSOS5 help file for more information.

Reading the Event Log

On the setVUE panel, the event log display group is one of the main display
groups shown in Figure 26. (page 8-1).

On the flexVUE panel, the event log is found via a dedicated EVENT LOG key
on the O.I.
The Event Log is navigated slightly differently depending on which O.I. is installed. A
navigation diagram for the setVUE O.I. is shown in Figure 26. (page 8-1) and for the
flexVUE O.I. in Figure 27. (page 8-1).
The following table indicates the differences between setVUE and flexVUE event log


Figure 26. setVUE Navigation Diagram

Number of Events shown on screen 4 2

Key to Scroll to OLDER events  

Key to Scroll to NEWER events  


View additional information about event (if available) ALT EVENT LOG
Switch between DATE/TIME, TIME/EVENT &
Figure 27. flexVUE Navigation Diagram EVENT DESCRIPTION - &

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Typical Event Log Trip Sequence Display

The following event log is an example of a phase trip sequence with two trips to
-------------------- EVENTLOG ------------------E Comment
08/06/05 09:27:52.64 Lockout Lockout
08/06/05 09:27:52.63 A 303 Amp A phase current at trip
08/06/05 09:27:52.36 Prot Trip 2 2nd trip after 17.26s
08/06/05 09:27:52.36 Phase Prot Trip Phase element trip
08/06/05 09:27:52.36 Prot Group A Active Protection group A
08/06/05 09:27:35.10 Pickup Pickup again
08/06/05 09:27:33.70 Automatic Reclose 1st reclose
08/06/05 09:27:33.69 A 301 Amp A phase current at trip
08/06/05 09:27:33.42 Prot Trip 1 1st trip after 17.27s
08/06/05 09:27:33.42 Phase Prot Trip Phase element trip
08/06/05 09:27:33.42 Prot Group A Active Protection group A
08/06/05 09:27:16.15 Pickup Start of fault (pick up)

The following event log is an example of a sequence reset.

------------------ EVENT LOG ------------------E Comment
09/01/05 10:39:22.50 Sequence Reset Sequence reset after 10s
09/01/05 10:39:12.50 Automatic Reclose 1st reclose
09/01/05 10:39:12.49 A Max 300 Amp A phase current at trip
09/01/05 10:39:12.22 Prot Trip 1 1st trip after 17.27s
09/01/05 10:39:12.22 Phase Prot Trip Phase element trip
09/01/05 10:39:12.22 Prot Group A Active Protection group A
09/01/05 10:38:54.95 Pickup Start of fault (pick up)

Event Log (cont)

Display of Events
The difference in the display on the setVUE and flexVUE are shown in the following
Consider the following events, as shown on the setVUE:
09/01/05 10:39:12.22 Prot Trip 1
09/01/05 10:39:12.49 A Max 301 Amp
09/01/05 10:39:12.50 Automatic Reclose
Please Note: Screen sizes between 09/01/05 10:39:22.50 Sequence Reset
flexVUE and setVUE are not to scale in this
manual. The flexVUE, by default, would display the bottom two lines (the most recent)
The character size is approximately the same but the first. See below:
flexVUE is shown larger in this manual for readability. 10:39 Automatic Recl
10:39 Sequence Reset
From this screen, a complete TIME or EVENT DESCRIPTION is available by
pressing the  or keys respectively:

For the TIME press :

09/01/05 10:39:12.50
09/01/05 10:39:22.50
For the EVENT DESCRIPTION press :
Automatic Reclose
Sequence Reset
In this example, pressing the twice would scroll to the next two events.
10:39 Prot Trip 1
10:39 A Max 301 Amp
Settings Change Events
A settings change can come from a variety of sources - WSOS5, O.I., SCADA
protocol, and IOEX. The controller includes in its log, information regarding the
source of each setting change.
If the ALT key ( ) or EVENT LOG key ( ) is pressed whilst the event log is on the
display then the date and time details are replaced with extra information that
includes the setting source and, if applicable, the protection group, curve, and trip
number. Pressing the ALT ( ) or EVENT LOG ( )key again will redisplay the
date and time information.
The identification codes for sources are:
Identifier Settings change source
WSOS WSOS5 change
OCP Operator Control Panel change
PTCL SCADA protocol change
IOEX IOEX change
As it is possible for multiple WSOS5 applications to be simultaneously connected to
the controller via Ethernet, a source identification of “WSOS” can be insufficient
information. For WSOS5 over Ethernet connections the first four letters of the PC’s
login name are logged. The usage of “WSOS” is therefore restricted to serial port
point to point communication links only. (Including RS232 and USB)

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

For example, a setVUE event log display may look like this:
08/06/06 11:05:50.25 Very Inv IEC255
08/06/06 11:07:15.66 Parity EVEN
08/06/06 11:09:23.03 Work Tag Applied
08/06/06 11:10:35.19 Load Supply ON

WSOS Phase Trip 2 D Very Inv IEC255
OCP RS232-B Parity EVEN
PTCL Work Tag Applied
Load Supply ON

when you press the ALT key.

In the above example it can be seen that:
„„ WSOS5 has been used to set a Very Inverse IEC255 curve for phase trip 2,
group D
„„ the O.I. has been used to set the controller’s RS-232 Port B communications
parity to EVEN
„„ the work tag has been applied via a SCADA protocol communications link
„„ the controller has detected restoration of load supply. There is no setting change

The flexVUE screen might look like this:

11:05 Very Inv IEC255

11:07 Parity EVEN

pressing EVENT LOG would change it to:

WSOS Phase Trip 2 D


9 Power System Measurements

The current transformer (CT) signals and voltage screen (CVT) signals from the
recloser are digitised by the ADVC Controller and used to provide a variety of data
for the operator.
The ADVC Controller measures the following power system components:
„„ A phase and spill currents,
„„ phase voltage on
The ADVC Controller uses the above measurements to derive other system
measurements including:
„„ frequency,
„„ power (kW, kVA, kVAR),
„„ power factor,
„„ harmonics

In addition, the ADVC Controller also measures internal values such as:
„„ CAPE temperature,
„„ switchgear temperature1
„„ auxiliary voltage,
„„ battery voltage.

Power System Frequency

The controller must be set for the correct power system frequency – either 50 or 60
Hz. This can be set on page:
- NETWORK PARAMETERS - System Freq 50Hz/60Hz

Real Time Displays

There are a number of measurements that are shown in real-time within the ADVC
Controller. These measurements are:
1: System Measurements
2: A Phase Current (includes phase angles)
3: A Phase Voltage (shown as phase-earth)
4: A Phase Power
5: A Phase Maximum Demand Indicators

System Measurements
- - - - - - - SYSTEM MEASUREMENTS - - - - - - M
Current 100 Amp Power (P) 1633 kW
Voltage 6350 Volt Power (Q) 478 kVAR

Frequency 50.0Hz Power Factor 0.86


(Scroll through Current, Voltage, Frequency, Power Factor, Power P [Kw], Power Q [kVAr])

This is a summary of the system measurements. Frequency is Unavailable if

insufficent voltage is present on the bushing.

1 The ADVC measures the temperature of the SCEM in the switchgear and from that, calculates the switch-
gear temperature.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

- - - - - - - - - - - CURRENT - - - - - - - - - - M
A Phase 123 Amp

This screen only displays A Phase current.

SOURCE - - - - - - - VOLTAGE - - - - - - -LOAD M
19,200 Volt A-E N/A

- - - - - - - - - - - - POWER - - - - - - - - - - M
AP 540 kW Q 158 kVAR PF 0.88

ENGINEERING - Measurements - Power
- A-Phase
This screen displays real and reactive power, and the power factor.
Real Power (kW) is a signed quantity unless Power Flow Unsigned has been
selected on page:
Power Flow Signed/Unsigned
- METERING PARAMETERS - Power Signed/Unsigned

Power Factor (PF) is an unsigned quantity.

Maximum Demand
- Daily Maximum Demand
- Weekly Maximum Demand
- Monthly Maximum Demand
- Maximum Demand Indicator -M
(Scroll through Date, Total kWh, Peak Period, Power/PF)

Daily, Weekly and Monthly Demand Indicators display collected historical data,
while the Maximum Demand Indicator contains a mixture of real-time and
historical data.
The Maximum Demand Indicator on the flexVUE panel is available in a different
location at the following menu:


This screen displays real and reactive power, and the power factor.

10 Maintenance

Be careful to ensure that if working on the Maintenance can be carried out using standard electricians’ and mechanics’ tools.
ADVC with the door open in heavy rain,
water does not enter the circuit breakers
or general power outlet.
Switchgear Maintenance
No user maintenance of the switchgear mechanism is required.
The switchgear should be returned to the manufacturer for refurbishment if the
mechanical duty or breaking duty is exceeded. This is checked by examining the
remaining contact life on the O.I. When the remaining contact life in any phase
approaches zero, the switchgear has reached the end of its life and must be
A warning is displayed in the event log when the Every five years the bushing should be checked, cleaned if necessary and the
remaining contact life reaches 20%. pointer checked to ensure it is free from mechanical obstructions. In areas of high
atmospheric pollution more frequent cleaning may be appropriate.

ADVC Maintenance
Maintenance of the ADVC is required every five years. The manufacturer
recommends the work described below.

Check for excessive dirt on the cubicle, particularly the roof, and clean off.
Ensure that the mesh covering the air vents and the water drainage holes in the base
are clean.

These batteries are capable of Battery Replacement

supplying very high currents. Always
turn off the battery circuit breaker Battery replacement is recommended after a period of five years. See “Battery Care
before connecting or disconnecting (page 10-2)” .
the batteries in the cubicle. Never The procedure is:
leave flying leads connected to the
battery. 1: Turn off the battery circuit breaker.
2: Unplug batteries and replace with new batteries.
3: Turn on the battery circuit breaker and ensure that “BATTERY NORMAL” status is
restored via:
SYSTEM STATUS - Switchgear Status-S
Ensure that battery polarity is correct.
- - - - - - - - SWITCHGEAR STATUS - - - - - - - S
Work Tag OFF
Aux Supply Normal Battery Normal 27.5V
SWGR Connected SWGR Data Valid
- SWITCHGEAR DATA - Battery Status

Battery Normal 27.3V

With Battery Heater Accessory

Where the battery heater accessory has been fitted the following procedure should
be followed:
1: Turn off the battery circuit breaker.
2: Disconnect batteries and heater.
3: Open velcro straps and open heater mat. There is no need to remove mat.

Ensure that battery polarity is correct. 4: Remove batteries and replace with new batteries.
5: Return the heater mat to it’s original position, close straps.
6: Reconnect batteries and heater.
Battery heater failure will be reported in the 7: Turn on the battery circuit breaker and ensure that "Battery Normal status", is
Event Log. restored. To do this, see STEP 3 of “Battery Replacement (page 10-1)”

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Door Seal
Check the door sealing rubber for perishing or undue hardening. If necessary renew
the seal.

Battery Care
The battery is predicted to provide good performance for the recommended five year
service period. This is based on the battery manufacturer’s data. No battery warranty
is given by the manufacturer of the ADVC.
Once in service, batteries need little care. Procedures for storage and other
contingencies are as follows:
„„ Batteries should be stored at a temperature of between 0°C to 30°C (32°F to
86°F) and cycled every six months. Batteries should be stored for a maximum of
one year.
„„ Batteries should be cycled prior to putting into service if they have not been
cycled within three months. When shipped by the manufacturer the batteries will
have been cycled within the previous 30 days.
„„ If the batteries become exhausted in service and are left for more than two
weeks without auxiliary supply being restored to the ADVC they should be taken
out, cycled and have their capacity checked before being returned to service.
To cycle a battery, discharge with a 10 Ohm 15 Watt resistor to a terminal voltage of
10V. Next, recharge it with a voltage regulated DC supply set to 13.8V. A 3A current
limited supply is appropriate.
More information on the battery care is available from the battery manufacturer.

Abnormal Operating Conditions

The operation of the capacitor charging inverter can be affected under abnormal
conditions such as when the battery capacity is very low. The following features are
used to protect the ADVC in this situation while still allowing the Switchgear to keep

Low Power Mode

When the batteries are nearly exhausted, the ADVC may change its capacitor
charging mode from normal to low power. In low power mode the controller takes
longer to charge the capacitors and the radio supply is shut down. A "Low Power
Mode" event is logged whenever this happens.
When a protection trip occurs in low power mode, the sequence will be extended if
the capacitors cannot be recharged quickly enough. Operator close and trip
operations can be performed, but at a longer time interval than normal. If an operator
trip or close request is denied, a "Cap Chrg" event will be logged.
To return to normal power mode, the auxiliary supply must have been switched back
on, the battery must be normal and a minimum of 15 minutes must have elapsed. If
the ADVC stays in Low Power Mode the batteries may have to be replaced.

Excess Close Operations

During testing it is possible to carry out so many trip/close operations that the
capacitor charging inverter shuts itself down before it overheats. It takes more than
20 operations within a minute to do this and is not going to happen while in service (it
only happens during excessive testing).
When this happens the inverter shuts down for 5 minutes and a "Cap Excess
Closes" event is logged. During this time all trip/close requests will be denied.


Fault Finding
ADVC Controller Check
Fault finding within the ADVC involves determining whether the fault lies in the
DO NOT open the CAPE. electronic modules, the wiring or elsewhere. The electronic modules are user
replaceable items. Other faults require the ADVC to be returned to the factory.
A suggested fault finding approach is as follows:
1: If the System OK LAMP(s), located on the operator interface (O.I.), are flashing
then the CAPE microprocessor is running. If the O.I. does not operate then
follow Step 4. DETECT
System OK LAMPs are located in different places on the setVUE and flexVUE


System OK

(Default location - Can be configured differently)

2: If the display is operating, check the

SYSTEM STATUS - Switchgear Status-S

- SWITCHGEAR DATA - Battery Status
- SWITCHGEAR DATA - Aux Supply Status
page for an indications of any power supply problems (Aux Supply Fail and/or
Battery OFF) which can be traced and rectified.
3: If the System OK lamp(s) is not flashing, check for loss of power. Check that the
battery circuit breaker is on and that full battery voltage is present at the
terminals. Check the presence of auxiliary supply on the auxiliary supply circuit
breaker. Rectify if a problem is discovered.
4: If power supply is present then attempt to go on-line with WSOS to determine
whether the CAPE is functioning correctly. Replace the CAPE if required.
5: If this does not rectify the problem then the ADVC Controller should be returned
for factory repair.

Replacement of Electronic Modules and Upgrades

Electronic modules are user replaceable. Care should be taken to avoid damage to
the modules while they are outside the cubicle and replacement should only be
Removal of parts from modules will void the carried out by competent personnel.
warranty. CAPE firmware can be upgraded through WSOS. Refer to the Operator Manual for
further details.

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Figure 28. ADVC Controller General Arrangement



Figure 29. Control Cable Service Drawing

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

11 Ratings and Specifications

Equipment and Crating Dimensions

Equipment Weights
Part Weight kg (lbs)
Control cable. 6 (13)
Control cubicle 37 (81) (without
accessories and with
7Ah batteries)
HV cables (185mm2 Al cables, qty 2, length as ordered) 26 (57)
complete with bushing boots.
Pole Mounted ACR 118 (261)
Pole mounting bracket 24 (53)
Surge Arrester Mounting Bracket 16 (36)
Sundry Mounting items 8 (18)
Gross weight of crate 297 (655)
Dimensions mm (ins)
Cubicle (See Appendix B) 1000mm x 375mm x
305mm (39.4" x 14.8" x
Crate Dimensions

Rated maximum voltage 24kV
Rated Continuous Current 400 Amp
Rated Frequency 50/60Hz
Rated Mainly Active (0.7pf) Breaking Capacity 400A
Rated Cable Charging Interrupting Current 25A
Rated Line Charging Interrupting Current 5A
Rated Transformer Magnetising Interrupting Current 22A
Rated Symmetrical Interrupting Current 6kA
Rated Asymmetrical Making Current (Peak) 15kA
Rated Symmetrical Making Current (RMS) 6kA
Short Time Current for 3 Seconds 6kA
Short Time Current Recovery Time 180 sec
Rated Impulse Withstand Voltage 125kV
Power Frequency Withstand Phase/Earth and across 60kV
Opening/Closing Mechanism Latching magnetic
D.C. Resistance Terminal/Terminal <120 micro-ohm
Tank Construction Stainless steel
Bushings/VI Housings Outdoor Cyclo-
Aliphatic Epoxy Resin
Maintenance Interval 5 years
Earthing 12mm stud provided
Applicable standards ANSI C37.60

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Basic Timings
Contact Close from energisation of close coila < 50 ms
Opening Timea < 35 ms
Interrupting Time a
< 45 ms
Fault Clearing Time on Instantaneous protection for fault > 4 x < 70 ms
Setting Current
Time to contact part from receipt of trip command by operator, < 150 ms
telemetry protocol or IOEX
Time to contact touch from receipt of close command by operator, < 150 ms
telemetry protocol or IOEX
a. The precise definition of these times is given in ANSI C37.60.

Breaking Duty
The duty limits of the circuit breaker are shown in the table below.

Mechanical operations 10000

Contact wear - 400A 10000
Contact wear - 2kA 1955
Contact wear - 6kA 217

Circuit Breaker is rated for ANSI C37.60 duty cycle.Contact wear is automatically
calculated for each interrupter by the control cubicle on the basis of fault current and
mechanical operations.
The remaining contact life is shown on the operator control panel.

Duty Cycle
Maximum allowable duty cycle at full short current rating:
„„ Open-0.5s-Close.
„„ Open-2s-Close.
„„ Open-2s-Close.
„„ Open followed by 300 second recovery time.

Terminal Clearance/Creepage
Insulator Material Type Outdoor Cyclo-Aliphatic
Epoxy Resin
Creepage distance 780mm
Taut String clearance phase/earth 295mm

Current Tranformers
There is no access to current transformer connections on the equipment.
This data is supplied for information only.

Ratio 2000:1
Accuracy 2 Amp - 400 Amp ±1%
Accuracy 400 Amp - 6000 Amp ±5%

Operating Temperaturea -30ºC to +50ºC
Operating Humidity 0 to 100%
Operating Solar Radiation 1.1kW/m2 max
Operating Altitude b
3000m max
a. Temperature range depends on control cubicle versions.
b. Altitudes above 1000 meters must be de-rated per ANSI C37.60.

Ratings and Specifications

General Specifications

Cubicle material Compact 304 stainless steel

Ultra 316 stainless steel
Cubicle shell sealing IP 44
Electronic enclosure sealing IP 65
Wind loading resistance of structure >160km/hr
Wind loading on door when latched in open position >60km/hr
Angle of door opening 1350
Standard ambient operating temperature range -100C to 500C
Extended operating temperature range (battery heater -400C to 500C
required) Ultra Only
Electronics Temperature Range -400C to 500C
Maximum radiation 1.1kW/m2
Humidity 0 to 100%
Standard control cable lengtha 7m (23')
Maximum vertical separation from ACR with standard 5m (16.4')
control cable.
Maintenance intervalb 5 years
Auxiliary supply voltage (LV AC mains supply) As Ordered 115/230 Vac
-20% to +10%
Required auxiliary supply rating 100 VA
Battery (With battery heater option, 12AH batteries are 2 x 12V 7.2Ah
Battery hold up time from fully charged at 250C 26 hours with 7Ah
44 hours with 12Ah
Capacity available for communications, hold up time 20 hours
(no heater, OCP or IOEX) 13.8V TX:2.1A, 15min, RX
Battery recharge time (new battery to 80% nominal 10 hours
Battery replacement intervalb 5 years
Battery Low Voltagec 23V
Battery High Voltagec 33V
Earthingd 10mm earth stud
Battery Heater Power (where fitted) 10W
Battery Heater Element Life 30,000hrs
A radio or modem may be fitted by the manufacturer or by the utility, for remote
communications. Space, power and data interfaces are provided within the control
Radio/Modem Power Supply Voltage (set by user) 5 - 15 V DC
Radio/Modem Power Supply Continuous Currente 3 Amp
Radio/Modem Power Supply Max Current 8 Amp for 30 sec with
10% duty cycle
Radio/Modem Power Supply continuous power 45 W
Radio/Modem Power Supply peak power 120 W for 15 mins @
10% duty cycle
Radio/Modem Space on Radio Panel 300 x 250 x 150 mm
Radio/Modem Interface V23, RS232, RS485
Radio/Modem Power Shutdown Time (user 1 - 1440 min
Shutdown time increment 10 sec

W-Series Single Phase ACR
with ADVC Controller

Control Electronics
Continuous Primary current 800A
Continuous secondary current 0.8 Amp
Short time primary current 16kA for 3s
Short time secondary current 12 Amp for 3 sec
Short time current recovery time 60 sec
Required auxiliary supply rating 32VAC, 100VA
Real time clock hold time 20 days
Recloser Operations 20 in 1 minute, 1 per
minute thereafter
a. Other control cable lengths available-4, 11 and 20 meters.
b. Battery replacement interval is influenced by environmental temperature.
c. Temperature compensated at 48mV/°C.
d. Earthing details in “Earthing (Grounding)” on page 3-7 must be strictly adhered to.
e. For an external VT, the maximum continuous current drawn from the radio supply should be limited to 0.5

Ratings and Specifications

Controller EMC Type Tests

Standard Description Application Test Level
IEC 61000-4-2 Electrostatic Enclosure Contact +/- 8kV 4
Discharge Enclosure Air +/- 15kV 4
IEC 61000-4-3 Radiated Four faces 10V/m, 3
Electromagnetic 80 MHz - 1000 MHz
Fielda 3V/m, 2
1000 MHz - 2700 MHz
Front face only 10V/m, 3
1000 MHz - 2700 MHz
IEC 61000-4-4 Fast Transient A.C. Power Port +/- 4kV 4
RS232 (Port A,B,C & D) +/- 4kV Xb
RS485 +/- 4kV Xb
Ethernet +/- 4kV Xb
Umbilical port +/- 4kV Xb
IOEX2 port +/- 4kV Xb
FTIM2 port +/- 4kV Xb
IEC 61000-4-5 Surge A.C. Power Port +/- 4kV line-to-earth, 4
+/- 2kV line-to-line,
RS232 (Port A,B,C & D) +/- 4kV, 1.25/50usec 4
RS485 +/- 4kV, 10/700usec 4
Ethernet +/- 4kV, 10/700usec 4
Umbilical port +/- 4kV, 1.25/50usec 4
IOEX2 port +/- 4kV, 1.25/50usec 4
FTIM2 port +/- 4kV, 1.25/50usec 4
IEC 61000-4-6 Conduced A.C. Power Port 10V RMS 3
Disturbances RS232 (Port A,B,C & D) 10V RMS 3
RS485 10V RMS 3
Ethernet 10V RMS 3
Umbilical port 10V RMS 3
IOEX2 port 10V RMS 3
FTIM2 port 10V RMS 3
IEC 61000-4-8 Power Frequency Three axis X, Y, Z 100A/m continuous, 5
Magnetic Fielda 1000A/m for 1s
IEC 61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and A.C. Power Port Volt dips - 3
Interruptions 0% for 1 cycle
40% for 10 cycles
70% for 25 cycles
80% for 250 cycles
Voltage interruptions 3
- 0% for 250 cycles
IEC 61000-4-16 Conducted Common A.C. Power Port 30V continuous, 4
mode disturbances 300V 1 sec, 50/60Hz
0-150kHz Umbilical port 30V continuous,