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Surge protection

with greater coordination

OBO Coordinated-LightningControllers
MCD 50-B and MCD 125-B/NPE


When combined with surge arrest- The low protection level (≤ 1.3 kV) (requirement class C) with compact
ers connected in series immediately makes it unnecessary to install TT and TN-S systems can be omit-
downstream, the new OBO lightning decoupling inductances or to pro- ted.
arresters MCD 50-B and MCD 125- vide additional lengths of conductor
B/NPE ensure a coordinated between lightning arresters (require- Preferred fields of application for the
response, without the need for addi- ment class B) and surge arresters new OBO devices are compact
tional decoupling elements. The fun- (requirement class C). This results in surge protection concepts in separate
damental advantages of the innova- a space saving on installation of up housings and the installation of
tive multi-carbon technology of OBO to 45 per cent, a great advantage arresters of requirement classes B
LightningControllers are fully pre- where compact EMC concepts are and C in a distribution board. Typical
served. concerned. In addition, the separate applications: compact mobile phone
NPE spark gap at the surge arrester installations.

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OBO Coordinated-LightningControllers TT network systems
Decoupling distance
MCD 50-B and MCD 125-B/NPE F
no longer necessary

The advantages MCD 50-B L3
 Low protection level ≤ 1.3 kV. The specially doped insulating rings, N

No need for a decoupling induc- which determine the precisely defined MCD 50-B V20-C
tance or a length of conductor spacing of the nine spark gaps,
between arresters of requirement guarantee the low protection level (Up) MCD 125-B/NPE

classes B and C. ≤ 1.3 kV. As with the proven PAS

 Up to 45% space saving with MC 50-B/VDE, the modular arrester

compact EMC concepts. makes it possible to remove the upper TN-S network systems
 Proven multi-carbon technology in part without interrupting the main vol-
Decoupling distance
the LightningControllers. tage, in order to measure the insula- no longer necessary
 No sensitive trigger electronics tion resistance in accordance with TAB F
inside the lightning arresters. 2000.
 With compact TT and TN-S L3
systems there is no need for the MCD 125-B/NPE N
additional NPE sum spark gap The MCD 125-B/NPE version is an MCD 50-B V20-C
with surge arresters of require- NPE spark gap intended to be in-
ment class C. stalled between the neutral conductor MCD 125-B/NPE

(N) and the protective earth conductor PAS

(PE). The low protection level (≤ 1.3 kV)
is achieved by a specially coordinated TN-C-S network systems
protection circuit.
Decoupling distance
no longer necessary

MCD 50-B V20-C

Technical data PAS

Type MCD 50-B MCD 125-B/NPE
Requirement class B (class I), N-PE lightning arrester,
coordinated coordinated
Maximum continuous operating voltage Uc 255 V 255 V
Discharge capacity (10/350 µs) Iimp 50 kA 125 kA
Protection level Up ≤ 1.3 kV ≤ 1.3 kV
Mains follow-up current quenching
capacity of the arrester at Uc 12.5 kAeff 100 kAeff
Max. asymmetric short-circuit current Ip 25 kA –
Short-circuit strength
(series fuse 500 A gL) Uc 17.6 kAeff 17.6 kAeff
Max. asymmetric short-circuit current Ip 25 kA 25 kA
Order no. 5096 84 9 5096 86 5 Decoupling distance
no longer necessary