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Megger MS-2 Circuit Breaker and Overload Relay Test Set

Megger MS-2 Circuit Breaker and Overload Relay Test Set

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Product Overview: Megger MS-2 Circuit Breaker and Overload Relay Test Set

Megger MS-2 Circuit Breaker and Overload Relay Test Set

The Megger MS-2 test set is used around the world by several thousand utility companies, industrial plants and electrical service organizations.

The Model MS-2 is a self-contained test set that makes use of the most recent technology. It has a variable high-current output as well as the necessary control circuitry and instrumentation for testing ground-fault trip devices, molded-case circuit breakers, and thermal, magnetic, or solid-state motor overload relays.

When performing tests according to the recommended test procedure, which involves testing the time delay of these devices at three times their rating, the Model MS-2 is capable of testing the time-delay characteristics of motor overload relays and molded-case circuit breakers rated up to 125 amperes.

For the few periods needed to test an instantaneous trip element, higher currents are available. For instance, the test equipment will deliver up to 600 amperes of short-duration output through a standard 125 ampere, molded-case circuit breaker.

Additional applications include verifying the ratio of current transformers and testing panelboard ammeters and voltmeters.

Key Features

  • Digital memory ammeter: High-precision, direct-reading instrument has read-and-hold memory for measurement of short-duration currents.
  • Digital, multirange timer: Crystal-controlled, high-precision instrument with autoranging measures operating time to 1 millisecond.
  • High-current output: Provides instantaneous currents up to 600 amperes through a 125 ampere breaker.
  • Rugged & lightweight: Unit weighs only 33 lbs (15 kg) and is tough enough to withstand daily field or plant use.
  • Solid-state output initiate circuit: Solid-state circuit eliminates need for contact maintenance.


Items Included:

  • Model MS-2
  • 115 volt input
  • 230 volt input
  • Timer control circuit leads, 5ft (1.5m) (2)
  • Test and maintenance record cards
    • Green (50)
    • Buff (50)
  • No.4 high-current leads, 5ft (1.5m) (2)
  • Fuses
    • 5 A, 250 V, MDA (5)
    • 0.125 A, 250 V, MDL (5)
    • 10 A, 250 V, MDA (5)
    • 0.0625 A, 250 V, MDL (5)
  • Instruction Manual

 

Specifications

Input Voltage (specify one): 120 V OR 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Output Ranges: The output is continuously adjustable in four ranges to accommodate a variety of test-circuit impedances:

  • 0 to 5 A at 120 V max
  • 0 to 25 A at 24 V max
  • 0 to 120 A at 6 V max
  • 0 to 240 A at 3 V max

Output Capacity: The output circuit is designed to permit short-duration overloads and the output ranges will provide several times their current rating, provided the output voltage is sufficient to push the desired current through the impedance of the test circuit.

The test set is capable of testing the time-delay characteristics of devices rated up to 125 A using a test current of three times their rating (375 A). Additionally, to perform an instantaneous trip test, it will provide 600 A through a typical, 125 A, molded-case circuit breaker connected with the test leads provided with the test set.

Overload Capability: To increase use of the test set, it is designed so that the current ratings may be exceeded for short durations. Because the magnitude of the output current is determined by the impedance of the load circuit, the voltage rating must be sufficient to push the desired current through the device under test and the connecting test leads.

    Percent Rated         Current Maximum Time On Minimum Time Off
100 (1x)          30 min          30 min
           200 (2x)          3 min           8 min
           300 (3x)          30 sec           4 min

Output Initiate Circuit: The test set uses a solid-state output initiating circuit. To increase reliability and eliminate contact maintenance, this circuit uses a triac instead of a contactor to initiate the output.

The initiating circuit provides momentary and maintained modes to control output duration. The momentary mode is used whenever the output is to be on for a short duration, such as when performing instantaneous trip tests, or to avoid damage or overheating of the device under test while setting the test current. In the maintained mode, the output remains energized until manually turned off or, when performing timing tests, until the device under test operates – which both stops the timer and de-energizes the output.

 

Instrumentation

Ammeter

Operating Modes (switch-selected) Memory
Normal
Display 3 1/2 digit, extra-bright LED display with 0.3 in (7.62mm) numerals
Ranges (switch-selected) 0 to 1.999/19.99/199.9/750 A
Continous Accuracy (overall ammeter system ± 1% of reading, ± 1 digit on three high ranges
              Regulating ± 1% of range, ± 1 digit on low range

 

Timer Control Circuit: This circuit automatically starts the timer when the output is energized and automatically stops the timer and de-energizes the output when the device under test operates. This circuit accommodates the following test conditions by simple switch selection of the appropriate mode:

  • Current Actuated: Used to test a device that has no auxiliary contacts to monitor, such as a single-pole circuit breaker. The timer stops when the output current is interrupted.
  • Normally Closed: Used to test a device with normally closed contacts. The timer stops and the output is de-energized when the contacts open.
  • Normally Open: Used to test a device with normally open contacts. The timer stops and the output is de-energized when the contacts close.

Enclosure: The test set is housed in a high strength, molded, suitcase-style enclosure with a carrying handle and removable cover. Storage space is provided for test leads.

Dimensions:

  • 9.9 H x 14 W x 11 D in.
  • 25 H x 35 W x 28 D cm

Weight:

  • 33 lbs (15 kg)

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