////POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, STS SERIES

POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, STS SERIES

The STS series devices are three-phase static transfer switch that can automatically or manually switch between two AC power sources, guaranteeing transfer time less than ¼ period.
The STS static switches in an energy distribution system provides a safe protection against disturbances of the power sources due to possible discontinuities of the sources themselves or to malfunctions of the distribution line due to environmental phenomena or human errors.

Description

The STS series is available in the 100-150-200-250-300-400A models in both three-pole and four-pole versions (switching between the three phases and neutral).
It is a simple and effective solution to manage the redundancy provided by two independent power sources, synchronous or asynchronous sources, allowing automatic or manual transfer of loads without interrupting the power supply to the load.
One of the two sources can be designated as a primary energy source, while the other becomes the alternative source. In the event of a failure, the transfer from one source to another is automatic and instantaneous. STS provides the possibility to set the values of the sources so that the transfer is done under certain voltage or frequency conditions set via software. The system constantly monitors the 2 power sources; whenever the line feeding the load exits the correct tolerance range (user-definable), the load is automatically transferred to the alternative (secondary) power source. The return to the preferred source is automatic when the voltage returns within the tolerance range. To provide a maximum level of protection for connected equipment, both power sources must be online UPS.
The STS module can also be supplied by a UPS and another type of source, or by two non-UPS sources that provide a sinusoidal output.
The use of the STS series transfer system thus provides a secure protection against potential interference in the source that feeds the load or even in any current interruptions that may occur.

  • Microprocessor-controlled control logic.
  • Redundant power supply circuits.
  • Protection for output short circuits.
  • Protection for negative energy.
  • Redundant ventilation.
  • Intuitive operation with LCD display.
  • Maintenance bypass and output isolator for complete isolation in case of maintenance.

The front panel provides all the major parameters and the operating status of the STS, which includes complete diagnostics and a simple user interface.

Messages on LCD display are available in Italian and English.

The graphic display and the LED flow chart allow you to always have an overview of the STS status.

Directly from the control panel the user can turn the STS ON or OFF, consult the electrical measurements of the power sources, the output and perform the main machine settings.

The front panel allows access to the following communication interfaces:

Dry contacts
A 7-contact relay communication board is available (4 of which are programmable) with NC and NO contacts.

RS232 serial port
The RS232 interface is a DB9 connector on the front panel. For the connection between STS and PC via RS232 it is necessary to use the supplied cable with a maximum length of 3 meters.

SNMP interface
The accessory SNMP option allows to display the status of the STS, a graphic representation of the switch isolators, and status of the supply of the load carried out by Source 1 or Source 2. Besides it shows voltage and frequency measurements of the two sources

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