1 Form 6 Microprocessor-Based Recloser Controls for Pole, Rack, and Yard Mount Applications Frequently Asked Questions How To Use This Publication GENERAL / REFERENCE. This publication (Bulletin B280-00030) contains detailed INFORMATION. product and application information and provides answers to commonly asked questions about the Form 6 Recloser 1. What are the advantages of the Form 6 Recloser control and ProView application software. control? If you have additional questions concerning the design, The Form 6 Recloser control is a powerful and flexible operating features, or application of the Form 6 pole system to provide custom solutions for distribution mount, rack mount, or yard mount Recloser controls, con- engineers. It includes extensive protective functional- tact your Cooper Power Systems Representative.
2 Ity, standardized hardware design, simple interactive graphical interfaces, automation integration, system Contents analysis tools, and comprehensive front panel cus- tomization. General / Reference Information .. 1. The control can be configured, by the factory or by the Form 6 Pole Mount Recloser Control user, for a wide variety of applications. If user require- Technical Information .. 3 ments change, the control functions can be modified via Application Information .. 3 the Idea Workbench to meet the new requirements. Power Information .. 4 The Form 6 rack, yard, and pole mount micropro- cessor- based Recloser controls include comprehen- Ordering Information .. 5 sive system protection functionality, including phase, Form 6 Rack Mount Recloser Control ground, and negative sequence overcurrent protec- tion, over/underfrequency and voltage protection, Technical Information.
3 5. directionality, sensitive earth fault, and sync check. Application Information .. 5. Engineering features such as ProView interface soft- Power Information .. 6 ware with the Idea Workbench, TCC Editor II, and Ordering Information .. 6 Oscillography Replay highlight innovative new tools to standardize on one protection system for any distribu- Form 6 Yard Mount Recloser Control tion system. Technical Information .. 6. 2. The Form 6 pole, rack, and yard mount Recloser Application Information .. 6 controls look similar. What is the difference Power Information .. 7 between them? Ordering Information .. 7 The Form 6 rack mount Recloser control, designed for substation house applications, is powered from DC sta- Protocol Information.
4 7 tion supply service and even mounts side-by-side in a ProView Software Information .. 8 rack to economize valuable substation real estate. TCC Editor II Information .. 11 The Form 6 yard mount Recloser control includes a weatherproof, steel cabinet for direct mounting on the Idea Workbench Information .. 12. Recloser 's substation frame, while using substation battery supply power. AC power is also required for various accessories, such as low voltage closing. The Form 6 pole mount Recloser control includes a weatherproof, steel cabinet for direct mounting on a utility pole with an internal battery back-up power sup- ply powered from AC. The pole and yard mount cabinets include a double- entry system that allows for simultaneous access to the front and back of the control.
5 1. Form 6 Pole, Rack, and Yard Mount Recloser Controls 3. Explain the Form 6 control front panel. How The Form 6 pole mount Recloser control is adaptable is the front panel customizable? What is cus- to the following Kyle reclosers: WE, WVE27, WVE38X, tomizable through the 4 x 20 HMI? Explain the VWE, VWVE27, VWVE38X, VSA12, VSA16, VSA20, removable inserts feature. VSA12B, VSA20A, VS012, VS016, and Auxiliary- Powered* NOVA15, NOVA27, and NOVA38. The intuitively designed front operating panel is sepa- rated into two clearly identified, color-coded sections: The NOVA triple-single Recloser (15, 27, 38 kV) is The top portion of the control is used for program- adaptable to use either Form 6 pole, yard, or rack ming the control.
6 Mount Recloser control. The lower portion of the control is used for operation. 5. Is there a retrofit kit to change out old VS family The front panel LCD display is used to configure the reclosers? operating settings for the control. It is also used to dis- A retrofit kit is not required. play metering, counter information, control parameters, reset alarms, and provide diagnostic information. The current VSA family of reclosers may be suitable for Form 6 Recloser controls based upon control A sharp, backlit 4 line x 20-character display is included cable lengths and the specific type of Form 6 control in the programming section. The LCD panel contrast is required. field-adjusted to allow for various mounting heights and applications.
7 The LCD provides extensive status informa- The Form 6 pole mount control, with the self-contained tion regarding the distribution system, Recloser , and con- battery and separate battery charger, is compatible to trol using a minimum of eight navigational keypads in an present VSA reclosers up to 50 feet, based upon wire organized menu structure. The navigational keypads also gauge. However, there are reduced cable lengths for include accelerated plus and minus keypads for quick the Form 6 rack and yard mount controls based upon setting changes; direct scroll up, down, left, and right the power requirements of the VSA Recloser . keypads; along with immediate enter and menu keypads The chart of cable lengths is included in the Pole, Yard, for direct operation.
8 The LCD also uses four function keys and Rack Mount Control Ordering Information for setting and operation instructions. Customization of sections of this document. the LCD is available through the Idea Workbench. Simply select up to eight different analogs and eight different sta- 6. Is the Form 6 compatible with reclosers from tuses, and four switches, all with user-configured names other manufacturers besides Kyle? and logic to customize the LCD for the utility's operating The Form 6 Recloser control has not been certified practices. to operate correctly with any other manufacturer's The control programming section also includes 20 reclosers as specified in ANSI standard LEDs (25 with the expanded LED accessory) for status indication.
9 7. What is the difference between the Form 5 and Form 6 controls? The user can remove one of the insert labels in the pro- gramming section to customize the LEDs as required. In general, the Form 5 control provides users with pre- The user can relabel the default indicators (Indicator 1, configured algorithms for protection, metering, and Indicator 2, and Indicator 3) by using their own insert automation, while the Form 6 platform combines pre- with their own utility-specific nomenclature. configured algorithms with user-customized logic. The lower portion of the control also includes an insert 8. Will the control always include a control cable? label to change the name of the Option #1, Option #2, The control cable is an accessory offered for all ver- and Option #3 one-touch function keys.
10 The function sions of the Form 6 control. keys, with the appropriate label, are defined through the Idea Workbench providing unmatched user-flexibility. Specifically, for the Form 6 rack mount control, there is a plug only on one end of the control cable to 4. Is the Form 6 compatible and retrofittable to all allow for connections to the terminal block on the Kyle reclosers? back of the rack mount control. The Form 6 rack and yard mount Recloser controls are adaptable to the following Kyle reclosers: WE, WVE27, WVE38X, VWE, VWVE27, VWVE38X, VSA12, VSA16, VSA20, VSA12B, VSA20A, VSO12, VSO16, and Auxiliary- Powered* NOVA15, NOVA27, and NOVA38. A new con- trol cable is required to connect the Form 6 rack mount Recloser control to these reclosers.