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Arc Fault Detection Unit        arc fault detection

For home and professional use

Detection of arc faults

For DIN rail and wall mounting

Visible and acoustic arc indication

Developed acc. UL1699B

Supplied loose or in PV boxes

Easy to install

Integration with external safety systems

For new and existing installations

 

Arc Fault                                         arc fault

An arc-fault occurs when loose or corroded connections make intermittent contact and causes sparking or arcing between the connections.

 

This translates into heat, which will break down the insulation of the wire and is in most cases the trigger for an electrical fire.

 

By detecting arc faults and resolving the cause in an early stage, a possible fire and a lot of damage can be prevented.

 

Techinical Specification   technical specification

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operational voltage:24V DC (+/-10%)
  • Current consumption:0.2 Amp
  • Operational durability:> 10 years
  • Operating temperature:-20°C to +70°C
  • Storage temperature:-40°C to +85°C
  • Category:PV AFD – Type 1 (UL1699B)
  • Maximum rated voltage:1000V DC
  • Number of poles:1 pole
  • Advised cable size:6 mm2
  • Maximum cable size:10 mm2
  • Weight:200g
  • DIN rail mounting:DIN Rail TS35
  • Wall mounting:M4 mounting holes

Arc Fault Definition

PV AFCI – PHOTOVOLTAIC DC ARC-FAULT CIRCUIT-INTERRUPTER

A device that is intended to interrupt power delivered to an arcing fault when an arcing fault is detected by the AFCI.

PV AFD – PHOTOVOLTAIC DC ARC-FAULT DETECTOR

A device that is intended to provide arcing protection by enabling an interruption or shorting device to interrupt power delivered to an arcing fault.

PV ID – PHOTOVOLTAIC DC INTERRUPTING DEVICE

A device that is intended to interrupt a detected arcing fault. The device is generally enabled by another device which detects arcing, such an arc-fault detector.

TYPE 1 DEVICE

A solar photovoltaic device that is intended to detect or interrupt series arcing faults.

TYPE 2 DEVICE

A solar photovoltaic device that is intended to detect or interrupt both series arcing faults and parallel arcing faults.

Arc Fault “Signature”

Arcing creates “noise” Graph shows arcing and non arcing conditions in the time domain

………………… Red Graph shows Arcing condition

………………… Green graph shows non acring condition

THE SANTON

ARC FAULT DETECTION UNIT: ADU

Uses the frequency characteristics to determine arcing conditions.

With a round transformer the analogue noise signal is fed into the electronics.

The analogue signal is filter to specific bandwidth for arcing.

The analogue signal is sampled by a Digital Signal Processor (DSP).

The sampled signal profile is checked with an algorithm to determine if an arcing event is occurring.

In case arc found:

Buzzer sounds

Red fault LED blinks

Relay output changes state

Arc fault reset possible with small pin

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