AUXILIARY RELAY IN THE PROTECTION SYSTEM TUTORIALS AND PDF DOWNLOAD LINKS

Auxiliary relays play an important role in the protection system. But most of the time, they are overlooked, and not given much attention, mainly due to its relative size, and being overshadowed by the main relays.


Auxiliary relay's main is just a relay that would trigger another relay or device to perform a specific action. It operates as response to signal given to them by opening or closing of its operating circuit. Hence it is called auxiliary.

Auxiliary relays are used in protection system to provide isolation of primary and back-up relaying. This is to isolate them from unnecessary signals in the form of current especially during tripping.

Auxiliary relays could also be used to provide ultra high speed circuit breaker tripping duty in protective relaying systems. It is well suitable for bus arrangements where more than one breaker must be tripped.

Other functions of Auxiliary relays, depending on applications are as follows:

Contact multiplication
Circuit opening and/or closing
Protection and Control
Trip and/or block close breaker control
Line breaker tripping & lockout
High speed breaker circuits
Transformer lockout

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