ABB PFC Relay RVC-12 APFC – Belgium (Original)

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ABB PFC Relay RVC-6 APFC – Belgium (Original)

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Product Specification

Mode Automatic
Type Automatic
Dimension 144×144 mm
Digit Display Size 3
Brand abb
Model rvc
Capacitor Steps 12
Current Input 1A or 5A (RMS)
Ip Rating 20
Measuring system Micro-processor system for balanced three-phase networks or single-phase networks
Relative Humidity Maximum 95%, non-condensing
Standards CE marked.
Starting Current Setting (C/K) 0.01 to 3A. automatic measurment of C/k.
Voltage Tolerance +/- 10% on Indicated Operating Voltages
Frequency Range 50 or 60 Hz +/- 5% (Automatic Adjustment to Network Frequency)
Measuring circuit terminals (L2, L3 and k, I) CAT III Rated
Current Input Impedance Less than 0.1 Ohm (recommended CT class 1.0, 10 VA min).
Consumption Of The Controller 8 VA max.
Power Factor Setting From 0.7 inductive to 0.7 capacitive
Switching Time Between Steps Programmable from 1s to 999s (independent of reactive load).
Storage Temperature – 30dig C to 85dig C.
Switching Sequences User defined.
Mode Of Switching The mode of switching for all the programmable switching sequences is integral, direct, circular or
Saving-Function All programmed parameters and modes are saved in a non-volatile memory.
Power Outage Release Quick automatic disconnection in less than 20ms (50Hz) in case of power outage or voltage drop.
Power Outage Reset Delay Time 40 s.
Operating Temperature -10dig C to 70dig C.
Mounting Position Vertical panel mounting.
Operating voltage 100V to 440V
Dimensions 144x144x43 mm (hxwxd).
Cut-Out Dimensions 138×138 mm (hxw).
Weight 0.4 kg (unpacked).
Connector Spring clamp terminal block.
Front Plate Protection IP43.
Minimum Order Quantity 1 Piece

Product Description

RVC has become synonymous with automatic capacitor bank controller in many markets worldwide thanks to its distinct design, ease of use, reliability and versatile functions. Thanks to the user interface upgrade with graphical icons, it is possible to commission the RVC without a manual. A slimmer casing requires less space in the capacitor bank panel. The RVC is an easy-to-install, easy to use, smarter power factor controller and an ideal companion of your automatic capacitor banks.

Powerful Features:

  • Common range for a broad network voltages from 100V to
  • 440V.
  • Measurement and display of key parameters like voltage,
  • current, power factor, THDV and THDI.
  • Fully programmable switching sequence.
  • 1A or 5A current input.
  • Easy commissioning.
  • Complete auto set-up (starting current-C/k, type of switching sequence, phase shift, special connections).
  • Easy to use thanks to a user-friendly touchscreen interface and ease of access to parameters for manual setting.
  • Highly efficient switching strategy combining integral, direct and circular switching thereby allowing to control the cos j in presence of rapidly varying loads, to reduce the number of switching, to avoid unnecessary intermediary switchings, to increase the lifetime of the capacitors and contactors.
  • Suitable for hot environments due to maximum ambientm temperature rating of 70 DegreeC.
  • Not affected by harmonics.
  • Overvoltage / undervoltage protection and protections against harmonic distortion (THDV).
  • Alarm an alarm contact is opened when any of these conditions are reached the target cos j is not reached within 6 minutes after all outputs have been switched on, the internal temperature of the RVC rises above 85 DegreeC, overvoltage / undervoltage limits are reached, the power supply is out of range, the THDV exceeds the limits.


Programmable Parameters

  • Target Power Factor (cos j)
  • Phase shift (for special connections)
  • C/k (starting current)
  • Switching delay times
  • Switching sequence
  • Additional features
  • Switching strategy (linear or circular)
  • Regenerative cos j (target cos j when the load re-inject power on the network)


Easy commissioning with automatic recognition of

  • Special connections (single-phase,
  • CT leads)
  • Number of outputs
  • Type of switching sequence


Technical Details:

Output contact rating

  • max. continuous current 1.5A;
  • max. peak current 5 A;
  • max. voltage 440Vac;
  • terminal A is rated for a continuous current of 16A.

Alarm contact:

  • normally open contact;
  • max. continuous current 5 A;
  • rated/max. breaking voltage 250Vac/440 Vac.

Other Features:

  • Overvoltage and undervoltage protection.
  • Autoadaptation to the phase-rotation of the network and the CT-terminals.
  • Not affected by harmonics.
  • Working with generative and regenerative loads.
  • LCD contrast automatically compensated with temperature.

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Abb Power Factor Controller, rvc