Ensure safe DC-grid selectivity
VACON® NXP DCGuard™ enables fast disconnection and full selectivity between DC grids for all VACON® NXP series drives.
Utilizing DC grids rather than AC grids enables power distribution with lower power losses. However, ensuring selectivity and limited short circuit energy requires more sophisticated protection devices.
VACON® NXP DCGuard™ is a semiconductor protection device that maintains the stability of the DC grid by detecting and cutting off any faulty DC currents, fast. It isolates the faulty part of the system within 5 microseconds, protecting the surrounding equipment and ensuring uninterrupted operation.
VACON® NXP DCGuard has DNV-GL, ABS, and Lloyd's Register type approvals, simplifying system approval for use in marine environments.
465-800 VDC………3-4140 A
640-1100 VDC…..….4-3100 A
Features and benefits
- Correct system selectivity due to short circuit protection
- No overvoltage spikes at current cut-off
- Connect two different DC grids with voltage differences up to full DC voltage, thanks to controlled voltage ramp-up
- Transmission cable overload protection
- Reliable, proven technology
DC grids and selectivity using VACON® NXP DCGuard™
Utilizing DC grids instead of AC grids can improve system efficiency and system footprint by up to 20%. And there is a significant potential for energy saving especially when combining DC grids, energy storage and/or variable speed generators.
|Type||Name||Language||Valid for||Updated||Download||File type|
|Certificate||ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en||English||Multiple||01 Jan, 2019||627.9 KB|
|Certificate||VACON NX ABS 19-LD1848307-PDA||English||Multiple||01 Mar, 2020||497.9 KB|
|Certificate||VACON NX ABS 19-LD1848307-PDA-DUP||English||Multiple||01 Sep, 2019||2.0 MB|
|Certificate||VACON NX ABS 19-LD1851904-PDA||English||Multiple||01 Jul, 2021||359.7 KB|
|Certificate||VACON NXP DC Guard CCS SW18Q00002_02||English||Multiple||01 Jan, 2019||1.8 MB|
|Certificate||VACON NXP DC Guard CCS SW20PTA00002_02||English||Multiple||01 Nov, 2020||250.2 KB|
|Certificate||VACON NXP DCGuard BV 52998_A0||English||Multiple||01 Feb, 2019||420.7 KB|
|Certificate||VACON NXP DCGuard LR 18-00076||English||Multiple||01 Nov, 2018||5.0 MB|
|Certificate||VACON NXP DNV GL TAE00002G2 rev.1-F||English||Multiple||01 Aug, 2018||451.0 KB|
|Application guide||VACON® NXP DCGuard Application Guide||English||Multiple||27 Jul, 2022||2.0 MB|
|Design guide||VACON® NXP DCGuard Design Guide||English||Multiple||05 Dec, 2018||3.5 MB|
|Operating guide||VACON® NXP DCGuard Operating Guide||English||Multiple||13 Nov, 2018||2.4 MB|
|Fact sheet||VACON® NXP DCGuard™||English||Multiple||05 Mar, 2019||517.3 KB|