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When it comes to passenger aircraft, safety and climate compatibility are key factors. VINCORION applications stand out for their outstanding energy efficiency, above-average service life, and space-saving and weight-saving design using composites. We develop innovative solutions for specific aircraft requirements in consultation with you, the aircraft operator, like our new heated floor panel for door areas. And when it comes to maintenance, you can fully rely on our 24/7 AOG service.

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Fault Current Sensor

In aircraft heating units residual currents, short circuits and sparks can occur. They pose a threat to passenger and crew safety. This is where the VINCORION Fault Current Sensor (FCS) comes in. The FCS detects a ground fault current of the connected load by measuring a differential current. If a ground fault current exceeds a threshold of 30 mA the FCS will modulate the load current which will result in a permanent switch-off of the load by the controller.

The FCS modulates the positive half waves of the load current for a period of 15 ms before generating a peak current of 28A for 20ms. If you use a VINCORION controller (e.g. IPCU) it will recognize the modulation as ground fault indication and switch off the channel (FCS) before the peak current is applied. With a non-VINCORION controller the peak current of 28A is applied for max. 20ms to blow the fuse.

The VINCORION FCS is much faster and more reliable compared to conventional fuses and can easily be built into all types of aircraft by serial installation or retrofit. The lightweight construction perfectly meets aviation requirements. The FCS is a standard feature in the VINCORION heated floor panel. Plus, you can apply it to all kinds of on-board heaters as well as for other uses e. g. in galleys. The FCS is engineered to increase your flight safety – a small module makes a big difference.

Weight

≤ 200 g

Size

95 x 90 x 25 mm

Power Supply

<2 W
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