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                                                                            Low Voltage Air Circuit Breaker Conversion


                                                                            What is Circuit Breaker Conversion ?

                                                                            • It brings a Low Voltage Power Air Circuit Breaker to current standards of overcurrent and ground fault protection
                                                                            • This is accomplished with the replacement of the old direct operating electromechanical overloads with new current sensors, a self powered solid-state electronic trip unit, tripping actuator and all copper connectors and their mounting parts.
                                                                            • At the same time, maintenance is performed on the breaker to bring it to manufacturer's specifications 

                                                                            Why Convert ?

                                                                            • Older type Air Circuit Breakers fitted with the original series electro-mechanical trip units do not always function reliably
                                                                            • Tripping characteristics become non-repeatable
                                                                            • Coordination becomes difficult or impossible
                                                                            • Cost-effective alternative to buying a new breaker
                                                                            • Electronic Protection provides more functions and provides a vehicle for communications/monitoring
                                                                            • Equipment and personnel safety

                                                                            Conversions using either Carriere or Federal Pioneer electronic relays are available.

                                                                            Carriere Technical Industry  

                                                                            Carriere conversion kits have been available since 1983; more than 30 000 installed kits in operation throughout North America.

                                                                            Carriere provides a large selection of Low Voltage Conversion kit for most Low Voltage Breakers : GE, Westinghouse, ITE, A-C, Siemens

                                                                            FB600E/ER Electronic Trip Units

                                                                            • Communications upgradability
                                                                            • True-RMS sensing
                                                                            • No Battery required
                                                                            • Functions independently enabled/disabled
                                                                            • DIP Switches ( FB600 E ) or ROTARY Switches ( FB600 ER )
                                                                            • Over 15 years of proven reliability
                                                                            • FB600 E : UL Classified to ANSI C37.59 and C-UL classified to CSA C22.2 No. 31


                                                                            • Monitor Breaker provides Voltage, Current, Power, Power Factor, Trip Data information and Trip waveforms
                                                                            • Direct connection to Power Logic SMS
                                                                            • Can also communicate to software that supports Modbus : SMS, Siemens WinPM and others.

                                                                            Click here for more details about Carriere

                                                                            Federal Pioneer

                                                                            Federal Pioneer electronic relays are available for conversion of Federal Pioneer Type H air circuit breakers.

                                                                            Type USR

                                                                            Overcurrent Protection
                                                                            Optional Ground Fault protection
                                                                            Pre-trip alarm
                                                                            one CT-size
                                                                            Programmable trip setting


                                                                            Type USRC

                                                                            Overcurrent and ground fault protection
                                                                            current metering
                                                                            breaker status and event reporting
                                                                            communication and control

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