i would like some help understanding the ratings of a relay. It's a long post. Please bear.
I have a 3-phase voltage monitoring device (called device from now on), that monitors phase reversal, outage, assymetry etc... The device has a relay with the following ratings:
Relay Output : 1 C/O
Contact Rating : 5A (For ‘NO’) & 3A (For ‘NC’) @ 250 VAC / 28 VDC (Resistive)
AC - 15 Rated Voltage (Ue): 120/240 V, Rated Current (Ie): 3.0/1.5 A
DC - 13 Rated Voltage (Ue): 24/125/250 V, Rated Current (Ie): 2.0/0.22/0.1 A
This device is used to control a DOL motor starter. The starter has a contactor coil which comes wired by default between L1 & L3.
L1 straight to the coil (terminal A2),
and L3 goes through
T3-stop button & thermal overload-T4,
T4-coil (terminal A1).
Now, the easiest way to wire the device is to remove the wire between T2 & T3, and connect T2 to the common (15) on the relay and T3 to the NO contact (18). So when the supply is normal, the device acts just like the original wire between T2&T3. When there is a problem in the supply, the relay opens the NO contact, and the contactor coil is de-energized. The contactor coil is 57VA when closing 13VA when closed.
Now my problem is that the Line to Line voltage is 400V +/-5V. The monitoring side of the device is rated for this voltage (415V). But the relay that breaks the line for the coil is only rated for 240V AC from what i can understand. So, is it safe to wire it in the way i mentioned? What are the alternatives?
Please reply for any clarifications, since my terminology might be difficult to understand.
Thanks in advance.