Harmonic Filtration

AccuSine PCS+ Active Harmonic Filter (AHF)

AccuSine PCS+ Active Harmonic Filter (AHF) injects harmonic current to cancel harmonic current in the electrical distribution system. This reduced harmonic level results in improved electrical network reliability and reduced operating cost. AccuSine PCS+ is simple to size, install, set up and operate. In addition, AccuSine PCS+ eliminates the complex harmonic compliance limit calculations and removes nuisance harmonics from the electrical network.

The Problem: Power electronic devices that have rapid and frequent load variations have become abundant today due to their many process control related and energy saving benefits. However, they also bring a few major drawbacks to electrical distribution systems; harmonics and rapid change of reactive power requirement. Harmonics may disrupt normal operation of other devices and increase operating costs. Symptoms of problematic harmonic levels include overheating of transformers, motors, drives, cables, thermal tripping of protective devices and logic faults of digital devices. In addition, the life span of many devices can be reduced by elevated operating temperature.

The Solution: The AccuSine PCS+ AHF provides the simplest and most effective means to mitigate harmonics, to reduce process related voltage fluctuations. The AccuSine PCS+ AHF actively injects opposite harmonics current on the source side of the load and it:

  • Decreases harmonic related overheating of cables, switchgear and transformers

  • Reduces downtime caused by nuisance thermal tripping of protective devices

  • Increases electrical network reliability and reduces operating costs

  • Corrects to the 51st harmonic, reduce harmonics level to meet IEEE 519, IEC 61000 3-4, and UK G5/4-1 standards.

  • Compensates entire network or specific loads depending on installation point

Standard Features:

  • Real-time dynamic current injection for harmonic cancellation and VAR compensation (lead or lag power factor)

  • Load balancing capability

  • Parallel connection allows for easy retrofit and installation of multiple units for large networks

  • Response to load fluctuations within 2 cycles for harmonics, 1/4 cycle for power factor or load balancing

  • Full color touch screen HMI (Human Machine Interface)

  • UL Type 1, UL Type 2, UL Type 12, IP31, and IP54 enclosures

  • Seismic rated per ICC IBC and ASCE 7

  • UL, CE, ABS, and CSA certified

  • AccuSine PCS+ integrates with EcoStruxure™ Power’s edge control power management and control software and analytics services that scale to your demands and adapt to your needs.

AccuSine PCS+ Sizing: For proper sizing of AccuSine units, contact your local Schneider Electric representative or visit us at https://www.se.com/us/powerandenergy. To expedite the product selection process, please have a single line diagram and/or details of the application including sizes of transformers, non-linear and linear loads, and any existing filters and capacitors.

PCS+ Active Harmonic Filter Selection

AccuSine PCS+ (380–480 V, 50/60 Hz)

Rated Current

KVAR Rating @ Voltage

Catalog Number

Enclosure

Frame

Weight
lb (kg)

Rating

Style

Cable Entry

60[1]

39.5 @ 380

41.6 @ 400

43.1 @ 415

49.9 @ 480

PCSP060D5IP00

IP00 (chassis)

Wall Mount

Bottom

1

194 (88)

PCSP060D5N2

UL Type 2

Floor Standing

Top or Bottom

2

611 (277)

PCSP060D5IP31

IP31

PCSP060D5N12

UL Type 12

642 (291)

PCSP060D5IP54

IP54

120[2]

79.0 @ 380

83.1 @ 400

86.3 @ 415

99.8 @ 480

PCSP120D5IP00

IP00 (chassis)

Wall Mount

Bottom

3

249 (113)

PCSP120D5N2

UL Type 2

Floor Standing

Top or Bottom

4

615 (279)

PCSCP120D5IP31

IP31

PCSP120D5N12

UL Type 12

646 (293)

PCSP120D5IP54

IP54

200[3]

131.6 @ 380

138.6 @ 400

143.8 @ 415

166.3 @ 480

PCSP200D5IP00

IP00 (chassis)

Wall Mount

Bottom

5

377 (171)

PCSP200D5N1

UL Type N1

Floor Standing

Top or Bottom

11

800 (363)

PCSP200D5N2

UL Type 2

6

846 (384)

PCSP200D5IP31

IP31

PCSP200D5N12

UL Type 12

887 (402)

PCSP200D5IP54

IP54

300[4]

197.5 @ 380

207.8 @ 400

215.6 @ 415

249.4 @ 480

PCSP300D5IP00

IP00 (chassis)

Wall Mount

Bottom

7

463 (210)

PCSP300D5N1

UL Type N1

Floor Standing

Top or Bottom

11

887 (402)

PCSP300D5N2

UL Type 2

8

930 (422)

PCSP300D5IP31

IP31

PCSP300D5N12

UL Type 12

961 (436)

PCSP300D5IP54

IP54

AccuSine PCSn Active Harmonic Filter (AHF)

Part of the AccuSine+ family, the AccuSine PCSn is the ideal solution for harmonic mitigation in commercial buildings, light industry, and other less-harsh environments. In addition to 3-phase mitigation, AccuSine PCSn can compensate for neutral harmonic currents, typically present in building and commercial environments where single-phase non-linear loads are present.

  • Configurable: One solution for multiple needs, AccuSine PCSn can be configured for Harmonic Mitigation + PF Improvement + Mains Load Balancing.

  • Best-in-class performance to reduce THDi < 3%: Built on award winning AccuSine+ technology, this guarantees a harmonic-free system, improving system reliability, and increasing operational efficiency and uptime.

  • Power Factor (cosφ), THDi, and THDv setpoint features provide system-level visibility and control, ensuring that you comply with utility code, and that your system is running at optimal efficiency.

  • Harmonic mitigation eliminates harmonic current in the neutral. In a 3-phase system, unbalanced loads introduce a current in the neutral. Applying the mains load balancing function reduces the neutral current to zero, resulting in a perfectly stable system.

  • Smart commissioning: Automatic CT polarity detection and correction, intelligent paralleling algorithm saves you time through unit self-identification, system view allows commissioning of the entire system from any one unit.

  • Simple Scalability: Add more AccuSine modules as your harmonic mitigation needs change with your load requirements, easily integrating new modules through intelligent paralleling capabilities.

  • With conventional power quality solutions you need high capital investment, incur large operating costs and may find it difficult to comply with IEEE 519 guidelines. The PCSn is the perfect alternative to conventional solutions like Harmonic Mitigation Transformers, Isolation Transformers, Passive Filters, Dual winding transformers.

  • AccuSine PCSn integrates with EcoStruxure™ Power’s edge control power management and control software and analytics services that scale to your demands and adapt to your needs.

  • CE and CULUS certified.

AccuSine PCSn Sizing: For proper sizing of AccuSine units, contact your local Schneider Electric representative or visit us at https://www.se.com/us/powerandenergy. To expedite the product selection process, please have a single line diagram and/or details of the application including sizes of transformers, non-linear and linear loads, and any existing filters and capacitors.

AccuSine PCSn Commercial References

AccuSine PCSn 208–415 V, 50/60 Hz, UL Type 1, Wall Mount

Catalog Number

Rated Current (A)

Neutral Rated Current (A)

Rated kVAR
@ 208 V

Unit Type

Breaker Rating Required (A)[5]

Exterior Dimensions
(H x W x D)

Mass

Cable Entry

PCSN020Y4N1

20 A

60 A

7.02

Main

25 A

57 in x 17.5 in x 10.5 in

163 lb

Bottom

PCSN030Y4N1

30 A 90 A 10.8 Main 40 A 163 lb

PCSN050Y4N1

50 A 150 A 18.0 Main 63 A 163 lb

PCSN060Y4N1

60 A 180 A 21.6 Main 80 A 196 lb

PCSN060Y4N1E

60 A 180 A 21.6 Expansion 80 A 196 lb

note

All dimensions are indicative. Please refer to the dimensions in the installation manual and engineering drawings for design purposes.

Footnotes

  1. 60 A IP20/UL Type 1 configuration requires ordering two items: PCSP060D5IP00 and PCSPWMKIT60A; adds 9.13 in (232 mm) to IP00 length and 19.18 lb (8.7 kg).
  2. 120 A IP20/UL Type 1 configuration requires ordering two items: PCSP120D5IP00 and PCSPWMKIT120A; adds 9.13 in (232 mm) to IP00 length and 20.5 lb (9.3 kg).
  3. 200 A IP20/UL Type 1 configuration requires ordering two items: PCSP200D5IP00 and PCSPWMKIT300A; adds 10.75 in (273 mm) to IP00 length and 19 lb (8.6 kg).
  4. 300 A IP20/UL Type 1 configuration requires ordering two items: PCSP300D5IP00 and PCSPWMKIT300A; adds 10.75 in (273 mm) to IP00 length and 19 lb (8.6 kg).
  5. Applicable for TN-C, TN-S, TN-C-S grounding systems. For detailed information please refer to the AccuSine PCSn installation manual.

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