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Recommended periodic maintenance operations, for normal operating conditions The intervals stated are for normal environmental and operating conditions.

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Provided all the environmental conditions are more favourable, maintenance intervals can be longer. If just one of the conditions is more severe, maintenance must be carried out more frequently. Functions linked specifically to safety require particular intervals.

For example, emergency switching and earth leakage protection The case The case is an essential element in the circuit breaker. First of all, it ensures a number of safety low voltage panels Secondly, it serves to support the entire pole operating mechanism as well as low voltage panels mechanical and electrical accessories of the circuit breaker.

On the case, there should be: Preventive maintenance for cases consists of a low voltage panels inspection of its condition and cleaning with a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner. All cleaning products with solvents are strictly forbidden. It is advised to measure the insulation every five years and following trips due to a short-circuit.


The product must be replaced if there are signs of burns or cracks. Arc chutes for Air Circuit breaker During a short-circuit, the arc chute serves to extinguish the arc and low voltage panels absorb the high level of energy along the entire low voltage panels of the short-circuit.

It also contributes to arc extinction under rated current conditions. An arc chute that is not in good condition may not be capable of fully clearing the short-circuit and ultimately result in the destruction of the circuit breaker. The arc chutes for air circuit breaker must be regularly checked.


The fins of the arc chutes may be blackened but must not be significantly damaged. What is more, the filters must not be blocked to avoid internal overpressures. It is advised to use a vacuum cleaner rather than a cloth to remove dust from the outside of the arc chutes.

Low voltage panels contacts for Air Circuit breaker The contacts make and break the current under normal conditions rated current for the installation and under exceptional conditions overloads and short-circuits.

The contacts are eroded by the many opening and closing cycles and can be particularly deteriorated by short-circuit currents. Worn contacts may result low voltage panels abnormal temperature rise and accelerate device ageing.

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It is imperative to remove the arc chutes and visually check contact wear at least once a year and low voltage panels each short-circuit. The contact-wear indicators constitute an absolute minimum value that must not be overrun.

Device and chassis mechanisms Mechanical operation of the circuit breaker may be hindered by dust, knocks, aggressive atmospheres, no greasing or excessive greasing.

Operating safety is ensured by dusting and general cleaning, proper greasing and regular opening and closing of the circuit breaker. The imperative need to ensure continuity of service in an installation generally means low voltage panels power circuit breakers are rarely operated.

If, on the one hand, an excessive number of operating cycles accelerates device ageing, it is also true that a lack of operation over a long period can result in mechanical low voltage panels. Regular operation is required to maintain the normal performance level of each part involved in the opening and closing cycles.

In installations where power circuit breakers are used in source changeover systems, it is advised to periodically operate the circuit breaker for the alternate source.

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Electronic trip unit If an electric fault occurs in the installation, the electronic trip unit detects the fault and orders the circuit breaker to open and thus protect life and property.

Electronic components and circuit boards are sensitive to the environment ambient temperature, humid and corrosive atmospheres and to severe operating conditions magnetic fields, vibrations, etc. To ensure correct low voltage panels, it is necessary to periodically check: Depending on the operating and environment conditions, it is advised to estimate the service life of trip units, and to replace them if necessary to avoid low voltage panels risk of non-operation when they are needed.

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