Development of auto re-closer earth leakage circuit breaker (AR-ELCB)

Ahmad Khairul Azwan, Jantan Anua Jah (2008) Development of auto re-closer earth leakage circuit breaker (AR-ELCB). Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.

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An Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB) is an electrical device that disconnects protected circuit whenever it detects unbalance current between the phase conductor and the neutral conductor. Such an unbalance is sometimes caused by current leakage through the body of a person who is grounded when accidentally touching the energized part of the circuit. A lethal shock can result from these conditions. ELCB are designed to disconnect this fault fast enough to mitigate the harm caused by such shocks. Currently, there is no Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB) with auto re-closer features in the market. The current ELCB that available in the market is a manual type and cannot differentiate between temporary disturbances and permanent faults. It’s means that, if a disturbance or fault occurs on the protected area (house or shop), the protection system will force ELCB to trip. One of the drawbacks of the common ELCB is that, it’s can’t turn on the power supply back to the normal operation condition although only a short disturbance occurs. Such disturbance is lightning strike on the transmission line in the distribution site near to the protected area. To turn the power back to normal operation, consumers need to do that manually. To overcome this problem, Auto Re-closer Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (AR-ELCB) has been developed. This thesis presents the development of AR-ELCB. This device was designed to differentiate between permanent fault and short disturbances (lightning).

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Power system)) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang - 2008; SV:MOHD REDZUAN BIN AHMAD; CD:3247
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electric circuit-breakers
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Rosfadilla Mohamad Zainun
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 06:28
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2023 04:06
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