Digital management modules boost circuit breaker performance

Digital management modules boost circuit breaker performance

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By Nick Flaherty

The digital tools will help energy and buildings managers manage circuit breaker performance across a facility and save costs through better power management and reduced downtime.

The Masterpact MTZ family launched in the UK in 2016 and supports embedded Class 1 metering and improved performance in harsh environments. The range is embedded with Micrologic X control units, which allow the circuit breakers to share and receive data, as well as be controlled and monitored remotely. These control units can now be enhanced with a new range of digital modules, which extend their capabilities in several key areas.

These include modules for Energy Reduction Maintenance Settings (ERMS), Reverse active power protection and Ground-fault alarm protection.

A digital measurement module provides the energy per phase and Individual harmonics analysis to help operators monitor energy and power quality, offering cost management and power quality functions to extend the longevity of each circuit breaker.

For maintenance and diagnostics, the power restoration assistant and Masterpact operation assistant increase uptime and help plan maintenance, with features that manage the risk of power outage via the circuit breakers. 

“By itself, our Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker offers superb circuit protection and insight for energy management, but at Schneider Electric we’re always looking to improve our solutions. This new range of digital tools provides more options to customers seeking even greater protection or customisation according to their specific needs,” said Gary Buckingham, product and segment marketing manager at Schneider Electric.

The digital modules can be downloaded through the GoDigital website using the Masterpact MTZ Mobile app or via the Schneider Electric Ecoreach software.  A full list of available modules is available at

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