This setup ensures that the protection modules are always replaced at the ideal time. This improves the availability of the surge protection, and therefore of the system as a whole, and at the same time minimizes maintenance costs. The status of the protection modules can be integrated into the control level via the signaling contacts of the function modules and via the Power Rail.
The modular system allows easy commissioning and maintenance using a loop-disconnect function as well as uninterrupted protection module replacement during operation.
When you pull the protection module, the relevant signal circuit remains interconnected via the base module mounted on the DIN mounting rail. The disconnection process does not lead to any signal interruption, meaning that a protection module can be replaced without impairing plant operation.
If the protection module is plugged in at an angle of 180 degrees, the signal circuit will be broken via the integrated isolating function. This simplifies maintenance work as well as loop checks and allows insulation tests to be performed during commissioning or repeated testing.
At 6.2 mm, the small width of the protection modules saves space in the switch cabinet. Disconnect terminal blocks can be avoided: During retrofitting, existing common disconnect terminal blocks can be replaced regardless of space requirements.