The test unit is installed in a well insulated housing for easier handling and can be connected to the terminals of the type 8531 cable monitoring unit by means of a cable and plug or else to the terminals of the type 8532 and 8533 cable monitoring units by means of the couplers that are supplied.
The test unit can be used for configurations with and without cable shield break monitoring, regarding of the action direction of the cable shield monitoring unit for warnings (earthing short circuit) or triggering (inner short circuit). The test unit allows the testing and setting of the trigger thresholds for »Earthing short circuit« and »Inner short circuit«.
The cable monitoring unit must be switched off so that it is not live before connecting or plugging in the connecting plug.
The connections to the cable to be monitored must be separated for correct setting of the trigger thresholds.
The test unit can also be used when the cable to be monitored is connected (always use switch position type 853100 / 853200 / 853300). Take into consideration here that any cable defects will only be incorporated in the measuring results as a total resistance from the simulated defect and the existing defect. It is therefore extremely important to disconnect the cable to be monitored for correct setting of the threshold values.
The connections are therefore to be made as follows:
The blue wire with the blue plug to terminal »BE«.
The black wire with the green plug to terminal »M«.
The brown wire with the yellow plug to terminal »L«.
Types 8532 and 8533
Plug in the blue cable with the blue plug into the intermediate coupling and connect the other end to terminal 28 (BE).
Plug in the black cable with the green plug into the intermediate coupling and connect the other end to connect terminal 30 (shield).
Plug in the brown cable with the yellow plug into the intermediate coupling and connect the other end to terminal 32 (L).
Then connect the cable monitoring device to the voltage again (and to the auxiliary voltage as well as in the case of types 8532 and 8533).
First determine the type of cable monitoring unit before starting each test or adjustment and set the selector switch at the test unit.
Selector switch (if separated from the cable to be monitored)
to position 853100 / 853200 / 853300 for cable monitoring devices 853100 / 853200 / 853300 respectively (without a cable shield monitoring device)
For cable monitoring devices 853110, 853210 and 853310 (with cable shield monitoring device: Action direction »Internal short circuit« = triggering) at position: 853110 / 853210 / 853310
For cable monitoring devices 853120, 853220 and 853320 (with cable shield monitoring device: Action direction »Earth short circuit« = warning) at position: 853120 / 853220 / 853320
Selector switch (with a completely connected cable – including any terminating resistors that are required):
Always to position: 853100 / 853200 / 853300 (regardless of the type of device).
Setting the »Earth short circuit« trigger value:
First put the test switch into the »Earth short circuit« position to set the »Earth short circuit« trigger value (with a disconnected cable). A set insulation defect of 0 to 100 kOhm can be input with the potentiometer on the basis of the scale 1 – 10 (multiplication factor 10 kOhm). In addition, fixed resistances can be switched in series at steps 1 – 11, each of 100 kOhm, with the switch underneath. The resistance value at which the cable monitoring unit is to respond can be set with the aid of the potentiometer and the selector switch.
After that, turn to the left the potentiometer on the front panel of the cable monitoring unit that is next to or below the LED for »Earthing short circuit« until the LED for »Earthing short circuit« no longer lights up, if it had lit up before.
Only use an insulated screwdriver for this adjustment work!
Once the LED for »Earthing short circuit« has gone out, slowly turn the potentiometer clockwise until the LED for »Earthing short circuit« lights up again.
Each time, wait about 20 seconds after each minute change of setting to see whether the LED lights up, sine the delay time of the reporting device could otherwise give a false response that would result in an incorrect setting.
The trigger threshold is set when the LED operates.
Setting the »Internal short circuit« trigger value:
Set the selector switch at the test unit to the »Internal short circuit« position to set the »Internal short circuit« trigger value. Then continue as described above. Note in this case that for reasons of protection a fixed resistance of 300 kOhm is switched in series to prevent a short circuit being caused if the potentiometer or the switch are accidentally set to the »0« position. This resistance of 300 kOhm must be added to the resistance value that is set at the potentiometer and the switch.
Otherwise the desired trigger value is set as described above. On setting the potentiometer on the front panel of the cable monitoring unit that is next to or below the LED for »Internal short circuit«. The delay time for the reporting device is thus only around 2 seconds.
The measurement of the shield voltage gives useful information on the state of the insulation of the cable at that moment. See also the voltage curves on the back of the brochure sheet for the cable monitoring device or, if available, the display for the type 8532.. and type 8533.. cable monitoring devices, who bar graph display shows not only the state of the insulation of the cable at that moment but also the trigger value that had been set.
Data sheet [PDF]
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