LifeCheck SPD Test Devices

Information

    SPD test device for preventive maintenance
  • The LifeCheck monitoring device detects thermal or electrical overload conditions of all components
  • To avoid imminent failure and thus system downtime, the protection module should be replaced as soon as possible
  • Benefits of this type of SPD testing:
  • Extremely easy and within a matter of seconds
  • Detection of thermal or electrical pre-damage of all components

Description

Maintenance tests and test intervals for lightning protection systems are specified in DIN EN 62305-3, supplement 3 (see table excerpt). However, these periods are only standard-based minimum requirements.
Visual inspections of arresters for information technology systems do not make sense since the status of the devices is not generally visible. For this purpose, another method has to be chosen as is the case with complete inspections. In the past, measurement equipment was used to test arresters. These measurements were very time consuming, required expertise and did not provide sufficient information.

Preventive maintenance:

With this maintenance strategy, arresters are tested and measured at regular intervals. They are assessed according to predetermined criteria and, if required, replaced.

In the past, this procedure was very time consuming, expensive and required disconnection of the system.
LifeCheck-equipped arresters have been available for some years now, allowing to determine the status of the arrester via RFID technology. A monitoring circuit with a transponder integrated the arrester permanently monitors the protective circuit for impermissible overload caused by overheating or impulse currents.

Information is read via a hand-held tester which houses the RFID reader.
It contactlessly transmits electromagnetic energy to the transponder in the SPD, reads out its status and displays it. Information is simple: "SPD OK" or "Replace SPD!". A test can be conducted in a matter of seconds. When testing, the arrester must simply be pulled out of the base part by its mechanical length (approx. 50 mm). By using the BXT BAS, signal availability is also guaranteed while testing.

This type of monitoring reliably detects thermal and electrical overload of all components, typically before the arrester fails and the availability of the system to be protected is limited. In addition, no expertise is required for testing. The reader also facilitates documentation of the test results which is mandatory in compliance with the EN 62305-3 standard.

The test data (date, time, results) of all arresters are saved and can be transmitted to a PC via a USB interface for printing or storage. Consequently, a higher degree of protection and availability is achieved by means of LifeCheck-based preventive maintenance since overload of components is already detected before the protection of the system circuit fails.

Detail 1

Intuitive operation and fast arrester testing (M1+).

Detail 2

Hand-held snap-on sensor

Detail 3

Interval testing with DRC LC M3+.

Detail 4

Database function of DRC LC M3+.

Models

DRC LC M3+

DRC LC M1+

DRC LC M3+

PC database softwareSnap-on LifeCheck sensor

Portable device with LifeCheck sensor for flexible use. Fast and easy testing of LifeCheck-equipped arresters. Visual and acoustic indication. With additional USB connection and database software for PC-aided management of test samples and documentation of the test results. The DRC LC M3+ features a snap-on LifeCheck sensor. The hand-held device allows parameterisation of arresters for condition monitoring.


Specifications

Type
Part No.
Testing of
Testing of BXT ML EX
Voltage supply (included in delivery)
RFID transmission frequency
Measured value indication
Testing period
Operating temperature range
Battery test
Cable length to the LifeCheck sensor
Dimensions of the LifeCheck sensor
Dimensions of the hand-held device
Delivery includes
Dimensions of the storage case
Weight
GTIN
PU
Part No.
  • DRC LC M3+
  • 910 653
  • BLITZDUCTOR XT / XTU ML
  • BLITZDUCTOR XT ML EX: for use in non-hazardous atmospheres only!
  • lithium-ion battery
  • 125 kHz
  • beep and LCD
  • typically 3 to 10 sec.
  • -20 °C ... +65 °C
  • automatically switched off in case of flat battery
  • approx. 1000 mm
  • 90 x 51 x 12 mm
  • 166 x 95 x 30 mm
  • hand-held device, BXT LifeCheck sensor, battery charger, USB cable, test module for reference, software CD, storage case
  • 340 x 275 x 83 mm
  • 1,06 kg
  • 4013364113008
  • 1 pc(s)
  • 910 653
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • More
    • Further Pictures
      PC database software
      Snap-on LifeCheck sensor
      Further Information
      Product Specifications (Text)

      Back

      Portable DRC LC M3+ device with LifeCheck sensor 
      Portable SPD test unit for BLITZDUCTOR 
      surge arrester modules with LifeCheck, 
      RFID reader with LifeCheck sensor 
      Very quick testing with visual and acoustic 
      ok indication and additional USB connection for PC-
      aided management of the test objects and 
      documentation of the test results
      The handy storage case contains
      reader, LifeCheck sensor, USB cable, 
      software, loading device and test module for 
      reference 
      Testing of: BLITZDUCTOR XT / XTU ML 
      Testing of BXT ML EX: BLITZDUCTOR XT ML EX: for use in non-hazardous atmospheres only!  
      RFID transmission frequency: 125 kHz
      Measured value indication: beep and LCD 
      Testing period: typically 3 to 10 sec. 

      delivery and installation.

      Brand: DEHN
      Type: DRC LC M3+
      Part No.: 910 653

      or equivalent.
      Installation Instructions
      Certificates
      CE_DRC_LC_M3+

DRC LC M1+

Snap-on LifeCheck sensor

Portable device with LifeCheck sensor for flexible use. Fast and easy testing of LifeCheck-equipped arresters. The result of the LifeCheck test, the operating state of the device and the battery status are indicated via LEDs. The DRC LC M1+ features a snap-on LifeCheck sensor.


Specifications

Type
Part No.
Testing of
Testing of BXT ML EX
Voltage supply (included in delivery)
RFID transmission frequency
Measured value indication
Testing period
Operating temperature range
Battery test
Cable length to the LifeCheck sensor
Dimensions of the LifeCheck sensor
Dimensions of the hand-held device
Delivery includes
Dimensions of the storage case
Weight
GTIN
PU
Part No.
  • DRC LC M1+
  • 910 655
  • BLITZDUCTOR XT / XTU ML
  • BLITZDUCTOR XT ML EX: for use in non-hazardous atmospheres only!
  • lithium-polymer battery
  • 125 kHz
  • LED
  • typically 3 to 10 sec.
  • -20 °C ... +60 °C
  • automatically switched off in case of empty batteries
  • approx. 1000 mm
  • 90 x 51 x 12 mm
  • 122 x 69 x 33 mm
  • hand-held device, BXT LifeCheck sensor, power supply unit with country-specific adapters, USB cable, test module for reference, storage case
  • 275 x 230 x 83 mm
  • 835 g
  • 4013364149250
  • 1 pc(s)
  • 910 655
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • More
    • Further Pictures
      Snap-on LifeCheck sensor
      Further Information
      Product Specifications (Text)

      Back

      Portable DRC LC M1+ device with LifeCheck sensor
      Portable arrester test unit for
      BLITZDUCTOR surge arrester modules
      with LifeCheck, designed as RFID
      reader with snap-on LifeCheck sensor.
      Testing within a matter of seconds
      via visual indication.
      The handy storage case includes
      the reader, LifeCheck sensor,
      USB cable, charger with country-specific
      adapters and reference test module.
      Testing of: BLITZDUCTOR XT / XTU ML 
      Testing of BXT ML EX: BLITZDUCTOR XT ML EX: for use in non-hazardous atmospheres only!  
      RFID transmission frequency: 125 kHz
      Measured value indication: LED 
      Testing period: typically 3 to 10 sec. 

      delivery and installation.

      Brand: DEHN
      Type: DRC LC M1+
      Part No.: 910 655

      or equivalent.
      Installation Instructions
      Certificates
      CE_DRC_LC_M1+

Accessories

LifeCheck Sensor for DRC BXT

Snap-on LifeCheck sensor and test module for use as spare part / extension for portable LifeCheck test devices.

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Specifications

Type
Part No.
For testing
Weight
GTIN
PU