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Issue 6
VH 18/01/02


Ø Auto sync versions provide The Model 550 is an Automatic Engine

automatic voltage and frequency Control Module. The module is used to
matching with check sync function automatically start and stop the engine,
integrated into the control logic. indicating the operational status and fault
conditions by means of an LCD display
Ø Load share versions provide a and a flashing LED on the front panel.
dedicated multi-set communications Selected operational sequences, timers
port allowing up to 16 generators to and alarms can be altered by the user.
load share, starting/stopping Alterations to the system are made using
independent sets in the system the 810 interface and a PC. This interface
according to load demand. also provides real time diagnostic facilities.

Ø Comprehensive remote It is also possible to monitor the operation

communication via optional RS232 of the system either locally or remotely.
port. Provides RS232 Modem link to (Optional: Remote Communications output Optional, on Power Measurement
PC via either PSTN line or GSM versions only). Access to the module is version only:
network (with suitable modem). protected by PIN number to prevent Generator kVA L1,L2,L3, Total
Uniquely the module supplies DC unauthorised access. Generator kW L1,L2,L3, Total
power to the modem to ensure Generator pf L1,L2,L3,Average
integrity of link during loss of mains Operation of the module is via pushbutton Generator kVAr L1,L2,L3, Total
and engine starting. The module can controls (with security locking facility) Generator KWh
also signal Engineers via their cell mounted on the front panel with Generator KVAh
phones using the GSM SMS STOP/RESET, AUTO, MANUAL and Generator KVArh
messaging system to advise of START pushbuttons. The first three Generator Phase Sequence
system alarms. pushbuttons feature LED ‘selected’ Synchroscope Display with check
indications. Further pushbuttons provide sync
Ø Optional RS485 ‘Modbus’ output - MUTE/LAMP TEST, LCD PAGE and
using industry standard DISPLAY SCROLL functions. The instrumentation displays are
supplemented further by LCD
communication protocol allows full
The module features 32-Bit display pages covering operating
system integration into new and
existing building management and Microprocessor control and a status and alarms. The selected
control schemes. comprehensive list of timers and pre- page is displayed along with an
configured sequences. This allows LED tell-tale:
Ø ‘Basic’ module provides a number of demanding specifications to be achieved. Status Page, Alarm Page, Engine
control and monitoring features with Configurable expansion facilities are also Instruments Page,
expansion capabilities to meet with provided . Generator Instruments Page, Event
more demanding specifications. The Log Page
ideal choice where a remote The 550 module provides metering and
alarm facilities via the LCD display with LED indication is provided for
communications control system is
specified (when used with one of the the following instrumentation displays, Alarm present.
comms output options above). accessed via the LCD PAGE and 4 uncommitted LED’s allow the user
DISPLAY SCROLL push-buttons: to configure the module to provide
Ø ‘Enhanced power measurement’ other status indications from either
module provides all the functions of Generator Volts L1-N, L2-N, L3-N internal states or from external
‘Basic’ unit but also includes full Generator Volts L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L1 digital inputs.
power monitoring instrumentation Generator Amps L1,L2,L3
(detailed right). Generator Frequency Hz The module accepts the following
Engine Speed RPM digital inputs:
Engine Oil Pressure Emergency Stop Input - A N/C DC
Engine Temperature positive input
The 500 series modules have Plant battery Volts Fully configurable warning or
been designed for front panel Engine Hours Run shutdown inputs
mounting. The module is fitted Number of Start Attempts
into the cut-out with the fixing Remaining time until Maintenance due
clips removed. These are then Description continues overleaf…
fitted from the rear. Connection
is via locking plug and socket
connectors. Deep Sea Electronics plc reserve the right to change
specification without prior notice.
With the exception of the Emergency Ø Generator Short Circuit Protection
Stop Input, these are configurable to be Ø Start delay timer
Ø Reverse Power (‘Power
either N/C or N/O contacts connected to
Measurement’ Version only) Ø Stop delay timer
the -Ve DC. The nine fully configurable
auxiliary inputs can be selected to be Ø Generator Phase rotation error (‘PM’
indication, warning or shutdown inputs Version only) Ø Crank/Crank rest timers
either immediate or held off during start Ø Earth Fault Protection(‘PM’ Version
up to allow for use as protection Ø Engage attempt and manual crank
expansion inputs. Alternatively they may limit timers
Ø Loss of speed sensing signal
be configured to control extra functions
such as manual load switching, Lamp Ø Fail to Sync (PM Version only) Ø Safety on delay timer
Test or Remote Start input, Generator Ø MPU Open circuit failure along with
Start signal and many others - refer to Ø Warm-up timer
any configurable input alarms as
appropriate manuals for details. selected. Alarms are indicated by an
Ø Cooling timer
LCD Message, LED illumination and
Engine analogue inputs are provided for Audible Alarm.
Oil Pressure and Engine Temperature. Ø Energise to stop hold timer
These connect to conventional engine SPECIFICATION
mounted resistive sender units (such as Ø Pre-heat timer / Pre-heat bypass
VDO or Datcom Type) to provide timer
accurate monitoring and protection DC Supply:
facilities. Alternatively they can be 8 to 35 V Continuous. Ø Smoke limiting control timers
configured to interface with digital switch Cranking Dropouts:
type inputs for Low Oil Pressure and Able to survive 0 V for 50 mS, providing Ø Fail to come to rest timer
High Engine Temperature shutdowns. supply was at least 10 V before dropout
and supply recovers to 5V. This is Ø Over-speed overshoot timer
Relay outputs are provided for Fuel achieved without the need for internal
Solenoid Output, Start Output and four batteries. Ø Breaker pulse control timers
configurable outputs. The configurable Max. Operating Current:
relay functions can be selected from a 513mA at 12 V. 263 mA at 24 V. Ø DC Battery alarm delay timers
range of 100+ different functions, Max. Standby Current:
conditions or alarms. The relays supply 370 mA at 12 V. 210 mA at 24 V. Ø Sync/Fail to Sync timer (PM
positive plant supply out. Additional Alternator Input Range: Versions Only)
output relays can be added by means of 15V(ph-N) to 277V(ph-N) AC (+20%)
up to two 157 Relay Expansion Modules. Alternator Input Frequency:
A total of 20 outputs are available with 50 - 60 Hz at rated engine speed INTERFACE OPTIONS
full expansion of the 550 Module. This (Minimum: 15V AC Ph-N)
allows the module system to be Magnetic Pick-up Voltage Input P120 Specification
incorporated into existing telemetry or Range: DC Supply:
Building Management Schemes via Volt- +/- 0.5 V to 70 V Peak 8-35V DC continuous. Reverse polarity
free contacts. Refer to appropriate Magnetic Input Frequency: 10,000 Hz protected
manuals for details. (max) Max. Operating Current:
Start Relay Output: 75mA at 12V, 45mA at 24V
Multiple alarm channels are provided to 16 Amp DC at supply voltage. Minimum Load Impedance:
monitor the following: Fuel Relay Output: 1000 Ω
16 Amp DC at supply voltage.
Ø Under/Over Generator Volts Auxiliary Relay Outputs: P121 Specification
5 Amp DC at supply voltage. AC Input Voltage range:
Ø Over-current Dimensions: 152 V (ph-N) to 305V (ph-N) AC (+20%)
192 X 144 X 138 AC Input Frequency:
Ø Under/Over Generator Frequency Charge Fail / Excitation Range: 50 to 75 Hz at rated engine speed
0 V to 35 V Minimum Load Impedance:
Ø Under/Overspeed Operating Temperature Range: 1000 Ω
-30 to +70°C
Ø Charge Fail P122 Specification
DC Supply:
Ø Emergency Stop NOTE 8-35V DC continuous. Reverse polarity
Ø Low oil pressure An Automatic mains failure version of Max. Operating Current:
250mA at 12V, 125mA at 24V
the 550 is also available (Model
Ø High engine temperature Output Rating:
555). This combines all the features 0.6W
Ø Fail to Start of the 550 coupled with built-in mains
monitoring and change-over
Ø Low/High DC Battery Volts contactor control. Please refer to
Deep Sea Electronics for details.
Ø Fail to come to rest
The 550 module provides the user with Ø Alternator Under/Over Volts OPTIONS
the option of full telemetry facilities via Warning/Shutdown
the optional communications software. Ø Alternator Under/Over Freq. Ø Sync check
The module can be either connected to Warning/Shutdown Ø Governor/engine speed control
the PC using the 810 interface or via a Ø Under/Over Speed Ø AVR/voltage control
suitable modem (Optional: Remote Warning/Shutdown Ø Dead bus sensing
Communications output version only - Ø Low Oil Pressure Ø Synchroscope
RS232 or RS485 available). Warning/Shutdown
Ø High Engine Temp Ø kW Load share for multiple sets
The PC software is MS-Windows Warning/Shutdown Ø Multi-set load demand operation
based and allows the operator to control Ø High/Low Battery Volts Warning
the module from a remote location. Ø Over-current Warning/Electrical Optional:
Trip/Shutdown Ø P120 analogue governor interface
The remote operator can also view the
Ø Reverse Power Electrical Ø P121 analogue AVR interface
instrumentation, Alarm and Data log
Trip/Shutdown (Option) Ø P122 Digital resistance interface
details, and the relay and input status.
Ø Phase sequence Electrical
All access is password controlled so Trip/Shutdown (Option)
unauthorised operators cannot log onto Ø Earth Fault Shutdown (Option) Hz +0.9 V +0.2
the system. Ø Short Circuit Fault Electrical
Additionally, in the event of the module Ø Adjustable crank cycle/attempts
detecting an alarm condition, it will initiate Ø Maintenance due alarm function
a modem dial out to the host PC to Ø External remote start input (On
inform the remote operator of the load/Off load/on load demand)
problem, giving identification of the Ø Built in Exercise Scheduler ENVIRONMENTAL
module followed by the alarm event and
the time and date of occurrence
Ø Magnetic Pick-up or Alternator TESTING STANDARDS
speed monitoring
(Optional: Remote Communications Ø Synchroscope with auto sync Electromagnetic Compatibility
output version only). output (Option) BS EN 50081-2 EMC Emission Standard
Ø Event Logging of Shutdown for the Industrial Environment
If using a GSM modem, the module is Alarms
also able to send text messages to a Ø Full Remote Control and BS EN 50082-2 EMC Immunity Standard
GSM cell phone to indicate genset, site Telemetry (Option) for the Industrial Environment
and alarm condition. Ø Graphic LCD Display for true
Multi-lingual use Vibration
EVENT CAPTURE Ø Multi-lingual capability - 4 default BS EN 60068-2-6 Ten sweeps (up and
Languages. back down) at 1 octave/minute in each of
The standard module features event Ø 9 Digital inputs - Fully user the three major axes.
capture facilities, this records the last configurable 5Hz to 8 Hz @ +/-7.5mm constant
25 shutdown alarms allowing the Ø 4 Configurable relay outputs displacement.
operator to view the recent operating (100+ Control functions) 8Hz to 500 Hz @ 2gn constant
history of the module to assist in fault Ø LCD Back-lighting for low light acceleration
finding, etc. level operation
Ø System lock input Temperature
Ø Load switching control push- Cold:
button inputs 0
Event Log:- BS EN 60068-2-1-to -30 C
Ø Security via PIN Number Hot:
restricted access 0
19 Apr2000 BS EN 60068-2-2 to 70 C
Ø SMS messaging capability with
14:34:14 suitable GSM Modem Humidity
Ø Limited configuration from front 0
BS EN 2011 part 2.1 93% RH @ 40 C
panel - including user language for 48 hours
PC based configuration software allows BS EN 60068-2-27 Three half sine
for fast, simple and secure configuration shocks in each of the three major axes
of module parameters. Utilising the P810 15gn amplitude. 11mS duration.
interface to provide a safe isolated link to
the PC, changes can easily be made to Electrical Safety
the system by authorised personnel. BS EN 60950 Low Voltage
Access is PIN number protected. Directive/Safety of information
Complex configurations can be saved technology equipment, including
and loaded from disk or output to a electrical business equipment.
printer for reference. Diagnostic facilities
allow for fault finding and monitoring
during test and installation.

137mm 157 ü
808 û


110.0mm 185.0mm


7.5mm Panel Cut-out:138mmx185mm

L1 L2 L3 N NOTE:-
When connected to a
Refer to Operators Manual for further Information completed Panel / Gen-set
Real-time diagnostic display
is available


Optional 157 Relay

Expansion Board Safety Earth Connection
(Maximum 2 off) Must be connected to
the Safety Earth

252627 36 35 40 39 38 30
29 34 33 32 31
Generator Loading FCC68 - 4 Way FCC68 - 8 Way
Request Relay
Generator Loading

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Oil Temp
F F Sender Sender

These Ground connections must be
on the engine block and must
be a sound electrical connection 6
to the sender bodies.
The wire to Terminal 24 must not 7 Configurable inputs
be used to provide a ground 8
connection to any other device

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Tel: +44 (0) 1723 890099 Fax: +44 (0) 1723 893303 E-mail sales@deepseaplc.com