Residual currents, short circuits, and flying sparks can occur in aircraft heating units, posing a danger to passengers and crew. Is there a better solution than the conventional fuse systems?
The FCS protectorV fault current sensor detects short circuits by measuring residual current. If a short-circuit to ground current exceeds the threshold of 30 milliamperes, it modulates the load current and the controller permanently shuts down the load.
The FCS protectorV modulates the positive half-waves for 15 milliseconds and then generates a peak current of 28 amps for 20 milliseconds. VINCORION’s controllers (e.g., the IPCU supervisorV) detect the modulation as an indication of a residual current and switch off the channel even before the peak current is applied.
VINCORION’s solutions work significantly faster and more reliably than conventional fuses. They can easily be installed in any type of aircraft during production or as a retrofit.
The FCS protectorV can be used for any type of onboard heating unit as well as for galleys, for example. It is integrated standard into VINCORION’s heated floor panel. The sensor significantly increases flight safety – a small module that makes a big difference.
Despite outside temperatures of -50° C, the important interior areas of an aircraft must remain warm – under the highest safety conditions.
Air heaters and air duct heaters from VINCORION effectively accomplish this task. PTC technology enhances safety by restricting the temperature at maximum energy density. Other advantages of PTC ceramics include a long service life and reduced life cycle costs.
VINCORION AOH comfortV air heaters are designed to ensure that both crew and passengers are comfortable, as the heating power can be regulated between 0% and 100% via a sensor with pulse-width modulation. Our solutions have been successfully field-proven in all major aircraft types.