Siemens 3-Phase Busbar – 3RV2917-1E
The Siemens 3RV29 infeed system is a convenient means of energy supply and distribution for a group of several motor starter protectors or complete load feeders with screw or spring-loaded terminals in sizes S00 and S0. Motor starter protectors or load feeders with a rated current of maximum 32 A each can be used. 3RV21 motor starter protectors/circuit breakers cannot be used in this system.
The system is based on a basic module complete with a lateral incoming unit (3-phase busbar with infeed). This infeed with spring-loaded terminals is mounted on the right or left, depending on the version, and can be supplied with a maximum conductor cross-section of 25 mm2 (with end sleeve). A basic module has two sockets, onto each of which a motor starter protector can be snapped.
Expansion modules are available for extending the system (3-phase busbars for system expansion). The individual modules are connected with an expansion plug.
The electrical connection between the 3-phase busbars and the motor starter protectors is implemented through plug-in connectors. The complete system can be mounted on a TH 35 standard mounting rail to IEC 60715, and can be expanded as required up to a maximum current carrying capacity of 63 A.
The system is mounted extremely quickly and easily, thanks to the simple plug-in technique. Thanks to the lateral infeed, the system also saves space in the control cabinet. The additional height required for the infeed unit is only 30 mm. The alternative infeed possibilities on each side offer a high degree of flexibility for configuring the control cabinet: Infeed on left-hand or right-hand side as well as infeed on one side and outfeed on the other side to supply further loads are all possible. A terminal block with spring-loaded connections in combination with a standard mounting rail enables the integration of not only SIRIUS motor starter protectors but also 1-phase, 2-phase and 3-phase components such as 5SY miniature circuit breakers or SIRIUS relay components.
The 3RV29 infeed system is approved in accordance with IEC to 500 V. It is also UL-approved and authorized for “Self-Protected Combination Motor Controllers” (type E starters), for type F starters (type E starters + contactors) and for circuit breakers according to UL 489 (3RV27/3RV28).
SIRIUS 3RV29 infeed systems
(1) 3-phase busbars with infeed
A 3-phase busbar with infeed unit is required for connecting the energy supply. This module comprises one infeed module and two sockets, which each accept one motor starter protector. A choice of two versions with infeed on the left or right is available. The infeed is connected via spring-loaded terminals. They permit an infeed with conductor cross-sections of up to 25 mm2 with end sleeves. An end cover is supplied with each module.
(2) 3-phase busbars for system expansion
The 3-phase busbars for system expansion allow the system to be expanded. There is a choice of modules with two or three sockets. The system can be expanded as required up to a maximum current carrying capacity of 63 A. An expansion plug is supplied with each module.
(3) a Expansion plug
The expansion plug is used for electrical connection of adjacent 3-phase busbars. The current carrying capacity of this plug equals 63 A. One expansion plug is supplied with each 3-phase busbar for system expansion. Additional expansion plugs are therefore only required as spare parts.
(3) b Extra-wide expansion plug
The wide expansion plug makes the electrical connection between two 3-phase busbars, thus performing the same function as the 3RV2917‑5BA00 expansion plug; the electrical characteristics (e.g. a current carrying capacity of 63 A) are identical.
The 3RV2917-5E expansion plug is 10 mm wider than the 3RV2917-5BA00 expansion plug, hence in the plugged state there is a distance of 10 mm between the connected 3-phase busbars. This distance can be used to lay the auxiliary current and control current wiring (“wiring duct”). The motor starter protector and contactor can be wired from underneath, which means that the complete cable duct above the system can be omitted.
(4) End cover
The end cover is used to cover the 3-phase busbar at the open end of the system. This cover is therefore only required once for each system. An end cover is supplied with each 3-phase busbar system with infeed. Further end covers are therefore only required as spare parts.
(5) Terminal block for device infeed
A new addition to the system is a connector for outfeeding to a device slot within a module. This offers the option not only of connecting 3-phase loads to the system, but also of integrating 1-phase loads into the infeed system.
(6) Plug-in connector
The plug-in connector is used for the electrical connection between the 3-phase busbar and the 3RV2 or 3RV1011 motor starter protector. These plug-in connectors are available for screw or spring-loaded terminals.
(7) Contactor base
Load feeders can be assembled in the system using the S00 and S0 contactor base. The contactor bases are suitable for contactors sizes S00 and S0 with spring-loaded and screw terminals and are simply snapped onto the 3-phase busbars. Direct-on-line starters and reversing starters are possible. One contactor base is required for direct-on-line starters and two are required for reversing starters.
To assemble load feeders for reversing starters, the contactor bases can be arranged alongside each other (90 mm overall width). In this case the mechanical interlocking of the contactors is possible. The S0 contactor bases are also suitable for soft starters size S00 and S0 with screw terminal.
The infeed system is designed for mounting onto a TH 35 standard mounting rail with 7.5 mm overall depth. This standard mounting rail gives the contactor base a stable mounting surface to sit on. If standard mounting rails with a depth of 15 mm are used, the spacer connected to the bottom of the contactor base must be knocked out and plugged into the standard mounting rail mating piece, which is also located on the underside. Then the contactor base also has a stable mounting surface. When standard mounting rails with a depth of 7.5 mm are used, the spacer has no function and can be removed.
The link modules are used for direct start load feeders, in which case the use of a contactor base is not absolutely necessary. Motor starter protector and contactor assemblies can then be directly snapped onto the sockets of the 3-phase busbars. For feeders of sizes S00 and S0, the corresponding 3RA1921-1…., 3RA2911-2…., 3RA2921-1…. or 3RA2921-2…. link modules should generally be used.
(8) Terminal block
The 3RV2917-5D terminal block enables the integration of not only Siemens SIRIUS motor starter protectors but also 1-phase, 2-phase and 3-phase components. The three phases can be fed out of the system using the terminal block; which means that 1-phase loads can also be integrated in the system. The terminal block is plugged into the slot of the expansion plug and thus enables outfeeding from the middle or end of the infeed system. The terminal block can be rotated through 180° and be locked to the support modules of the infeed system. In addition, the 45 mm wide TH 35 3RV1917-7B standard mounting rail option for screwing onto the support plate facilitates plugging the 1-phase, 2-phase and 3-phase components onto the infeed system.
Siemens 3RV2917-1E, 3-phase busbar with infeed right for 2 circuit breakers Size S00 and S0 3RV2917-1E