AVR AS480 for Stamford Generator

  • AS480 is a half-wave phase-controlled AVR
  • Sensing and Power Input: Voltage 100-264 Vac 1 phase
  • Output:Voltage: 82 V dc @ 200 Vac input voltage
  • Output:Voltage: 45 V dc @ 110 Vac input voltage
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz Nominal
  • Regulation:+/- 1.0%
  • Click Here To Download AS480 User Manual

 25,000.00  30,000.00

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Key Features:

  • AS480 is a half-wave phase-controlled AVR
  • Sensing and Power Input: Voltage 100-264 Vac 1 phase
  • Output:Voltage: 82 V dc @ 200 Vac input voltage
  • Output:Voltage: 45 V dc @ 110 Vac input voltage
  • Frequency: 50-60 Hz Nominal
  • Regulation:+/- 1.0%

General description

AVR AS480 for Stamford Generator is a half-wave phase-controlled AVR which forms part of the excitation system of the brushless generator. The design employs Surface Mount Technology (SMT), custom moldings, and heatsinks to produce a compact AVR assembly. The AVR also incorporates an interface to the optional Excitation Boost System (EBS) for use where short-circuit current maintenance is required.

The AVR is linked with the main stator windings and the exciter field windings to provide closed-loop control of the output voltage with load regulation of +/- 1.0%. The AVR voltage sensing terminals continuously sample the output windings for voltage control purposes. In response to this sample voltage, the AVR controls the power fed to the exciter field, and hence the main field, to maintain the machine output voltage within the specified limits, compensating for load, speed, temperature, and power factor of the generator.

Positive voltage builds up from residual levels is ensured by the use of efficient semiconductors in the power circuitry of the AVR.

A frequency measuring circuit continually monitors the

generator output frequency and provides under-speed protection of the excitation system. This is done by reducing the output voltage proportionally with speed below a pre-settable threshold. A manual adjustment is provided for the factory setting of the under frequency roll-off point, (UFRO). This can be changed to 60Hz (or 50Hz) in the field by push-on link selection.

A wide range of stability settings is available to compensate for machine sizes and applications. A ‘slow’ setting is available for applications involving single/twin-cylinder engines and where lamp-flicker could be a problem.

Provision is made for the connection of a remote voltage trimmer, allowing the user fine control of the generator’s output voltage.

Operation with 110Vac sensing is possible, replace the hand trimmer link with a fixed resistor. The hand trimmer option cannot be used in this configuration. The generator overload capability is reduced in 110V operation.

The AVR AS480 for Stamford Generator has the facility for droop CT connection, to allow parallel running with other similarly equipped generators.

Over excitation conditions are limited to a safe period by a protection circuit within the AVR. Once activated by a sustained over-excitation condition, the generator voltage is reduced to a low level until reset. Stopping the generator or removing power from the AVR will perform the necessary reset.

Connections are provided to interface to the optional Excitation Boost System. This incorporates a small externally mounted rotary power supply which provides excitation power in the event of heavy overloads or short circuits. The EBS is short term rated and responds to signals from the AVR to deliver excitation power when required. A separate overload protection system within the EBS electronic module protects the generator against sustained overloads.


The AVR Circuit Description

The main functions of the AVR AS480 for Stamford Generator are:

Sensing Voltage Divider / Adjust takes a proportion of the generator output voltage and attenuates it. The potential divider is adjustable by the AVR Volts potentiometer and external hand trimmer (when fitted). The output from the droop CT is also added to this signal. A Precision Rectifier converts the a.c. input signal into d.c. for further processing.

The Amplifier compares the sensed voltage to the Reference Voltage and amplifies the difference (error) to provide a controlling signal for the power devices. The Ramp Generator and Level Detector and Level Shifter infinitely control the conduction period of the AVR Output Power Control devices. This provides the exciter field windings with the variable power necessary to maintain the generator voltage within specified limits.

The Stability Circuit provides adjustable feedback to ensure good steady-state and transient performance of the control system.

The Low Hz Detector measures the period of each electrical cycle and causes the reference voltage to be reduced approximately linearly with speed below a pre-settable threshold. A Light Emitting Diode gives an indication that the circuit is activated by the low-speed running condition.

The Synchronising circuit is used to keep the Ramp Generator and Low Hz Detector locked to the generator waveform period. The Low Pass Filter prevents distorted waveforms from affecting the operation of the AVR control circuit.

AVR Output Power Control devices vary the amount of exciter field current in response to the error signal produced by the Amplifier.

Input Power Suppression components are included to prevent load generated voltage transients from damaging the AVR components and also to reduce the amount of conducted radio-frequency noise on the generator terminals.

The Over Excitation Detector continuously monitors the exciter field voltage and provides the signal required to collapse the output voltage. This protection circuit triggers only if an over-excitation condition persists for a specific amount of time.

The Power Supply provides the required voltages for the AVR circuitry.

The EBS Interface provides the signals necessary to control the excitation boost generator (EBG). The EBG responds to the level of excitation provided by the AVR and supplies additional power as it is needed to support the overload.





Technical Specification


Voltage   100-264 V ac 1 phase Frequency     50-60 Hz nominal


Voltage      82 V d.c. @ 200 Va.c power input. Voltage      45 V d.c. @ 110 Va.c power input.

Current    continuous 5A (see note 1). transient 7.5A for 10 secs.

Resistance   15 ohms min


+/- 1.0% (see note 2)


0.03% per deg. C change in AVR ambient (see note 3)


AVR response                                   20ms

Field current to 90%                         80 ms

Machine Volts to 97%                       300ms


+/-10% with 1 k ohm 1 watt trimmer (see note 4) Increasing resistance lowers voltage.

Fixed 15kOhm resistor enables 110V sensing


Set point                94 -98% Hz (see note 5)


12 watts maximum


4 Volts @ AVR terminals


10 ohms burden

Max. sensitivity: 0.07 A for 5% droop 0PF Max. input: 0.33 A


Set point           67 Vdc +/-3% (fixed) Time delay           10-15 seconds (fixed)


Vibration           20-100 Hz            50mm/sec

100Hz – 2kHz      3.3g

Operating temperature                 -40 to +70C (note 6)

Relative Humidity 0-70C              95% (note 7)

Storage temperature                    -55 to +80C


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