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The E4-Feeder is a dedicated feeder protection and control IED; it is member of the DTIVA product type in the EuroProt+ product family.
The DTIVA products are configured to protect, control and supervise elements of the utility and industrial distribution systems, including radial, looped and meshed distribution networks.

The main areas of application are the not solidly grounded radial networks. Here the application of Petersen coils or grounding resistances results relatively low currents in case of single phase-to-ground faults. The majority of the protections are based on current measurements only, but the application of distributed generation or loops in the network topology require additional voltage measurement and directional protection functions. The distance and the line differential protections are also capable of protecting compensated or isolated networks.

The EuroCAP configuration tool, which is available free of charge, offers a user-friendly and flexible application for protection, control and measurement functions to ensure that the IED-EP+ devices are fully customisable.

General features

  • Native IEC 61850 IED with Edition 2 compatibility
  • Scalable hardware to adapt to different applications
  • 84 HP or 42HP wide rack size (height: 3U)
  • The pre-defined factory configuration can be customized to the user’s specification with the powerful EuroCAP tool
  • Flexible protection and control functionality to meet special customer requirements
  • Advanced HMI functionality via color touchscreen and embedded WEB server, extended measuring, control and monitoring functions
  • User configurable LCD user screens, which can display SLDs (Single Line Diagrams) with switchgear position indication and control as well as measuring values and several types of controllable objects.
  • Various protection setting groups available
  • Enhanced breaker monitoring and control
  • High capacity disturbance recorder (DRE) and event logging:
    • DRE for up to 32 analogue and 64 digital signal channels.
    • Event recorder can store more than 10,000 events.
  • Several mounting methods: Rack; Flush mounting; Semi-flush mounting; Wall mounting; Wall-mounting with terminals; Flush mounting with IP54 rated cover.
  • Wide range of communication protocols:
    • Ethernet-based communication: IEC61850; IEC60870-5-104; DNP3.0 TCP; Modbus TCP
    • Serial communication: DNP3.0; IEC60870-5-101/103; MODBUS, SPA
  • The EuroProt+ family can handle several communication protocols simultaneously.
  • Built-in self-monitoring to detect internal hardware or software errors
  • Different time sources available: NTP server; Minute pulse; Legacy protocol master; IRIG-B000 or IRIG-B12X
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The E4-Feeder relay is designed to provide protection for a complex field unit of overhead lines and cables on compensated or impedance grounded networks.  The main protection function of the IED is distance protection, which can also handle so-called cross-country-faults.

The impletented functions cover a wide range of current- and voltage-based applications: directional overcurrent and directional earth-fault protection, power calculation and over- and undervoltage. Frequency protection functions are also included.

All the functions necessary for switchgear control and monitoring are included in the E4-Feeder relay. Automatic reclosing function with synchro-check capability is also included.

Scope of application

  • Overhead lines and underground cables (back-up protection on HV systems) overcurrent protection
  • Directional ground fault detection in systems with isolated, resistance earthed and Petersen coil earthed neutral, based on residual directional overcurrent protection
  • Directional over-/underpower protection with user-defined power setting values and operation angles (combined solution for active or reactive power)
  • Five independent distance protection zones with polygon-shaped characteristics.
    • Handling of cross-country faults (the phase preference can be defined by parameter)
  • Built-in fault locator
  • Switchgear automation and control with synchro-check option
  • User-defined interlocking schemes
  • Current transformer supervision through unbalance protection
  • Voltage transformer supervision and dead line detection
  • Back-up protection unit for transformers, lines, generators, motors, busbars of all voltage levels
  • Sensitive directional ground-fault detection for static ground faults
  • Sensitive directional ground-fault detection for transient and static ground faults (transient function)
  • Inrush detection and blocking
  • Reverse power protection
  • Distribution load shedding schemes


Protection & Control functions

The E4-Feeder IED measures three phase currents, the residual current and, additionally, three phase voltages and the busbar voltage. These measurements allow, in addition to the current- and voltage-based functions, directionality extension of the configured phase and residual overcurrent functions, directional over- or underpower functions as well as frequency-based protection functions.

The main protection function in this application is the distance protection function. Basically, this function generates three-phase trip commands, but in the event of cross-country faults it also makes use of the phase preference logic. The range of functions is supplemented with the automatic reclosing function and synchro-check.

Protection & control functions IEC ANSI *Inst.
Distance protection for compensated or isolated networks function Z< 21 1
Switch-onto-fault preparation function 1
Synchro check synchro switch function SYNC 25 1
Definite time undervoltage protection function U<, U<< 27 2
Directional overpower protection function P> 32 1
Directional underpower protection function P< 37 1
Negative sequence overcurrent protection function I2> 46 1
Broken conductor protection I2/I1> 46BC 1
Negative sequence definite time overvoltage protection function U2 > 47 1
Line thermal protection function T > 49 1
Three-phase instantaneous overcurrent protection function I >>> 50 1
Residual instantaneous overcurrent protection function Io>>> 50N/50G 1
Breaker failure protection functions CBFP 50BF 1
Three-phase time overcurrent protection function I>, I>> 51 2
Residual overcurrent protection function Io>, Io>> 51N/51G 2
Definite time overvoltage protection function U>, U>> 59 2
Residual definite time overvoltage protection function Uo>, Uo>> 59N 2
Voltage transformer supervision and dead line detection function 60 1
Current unbalance function 60 1
Directional three-phase overcurrent protection function I Dir>, I Dir>> 67 2
Directional residual time overcurrent protection function Io Dir>, Io Dir>> 67N/67G 2
Inrush current detection function I2h> 68 1
Automatic reclosing function for medium voltage networks 0 -> 1 79 1
Overfrequency protection function f>, f>> 81O 2
Underfrequency protection function f<, f<< 81U 2
Rate of change of frequency function df/dt 81R 2
*The INST. column contains the numbers of the pre-configured function blocks in the factory configuration.These numbers may be different in order to meet the user’s requirements.
IEC61850 documents version Format Date Size
TISSUEs Implementation Conformance Statement (TICS) for the IEC 61850 Edition 2 server interface in Europrot+ product family 1.0 18/04/2023 569.01 KB
Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (PIXIT) for the IEC 61850 Edition 2 server interface in Europrot+ product family 1.03 18/04/2023 555.52 KB
Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) for the IEC 61850 Edition 2 server interface in Europrot+ product family 1.02 18/04/2023 478.52 KB
Model Implementation Conformance Statement (MICS) for the IEC 61850 Edition 2 server interface in DTIVA product 1.0 18/04/2023 391.88 KB
Model Implementation Conformance Statement (MICS) for the IEC 61850 Edition 1 server interface in the Eurorot+ product family 1.0 21/05/2012 864.71 KB
Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) for the IEC 61850 Edition 1 server interface in Eurorot+ product family 1.1 20/03/2017 261.09 KB
Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (PIXIT) for the IEC 61850 Edition 1 server interface in Europrot+ product family 1.1 20/03/2017 259.27 KB
Type description version Format Date Size
Distributed network components protection & control 1.1 21/02/2020 2.25 MB
Hardware Guides version Format Date Size
Hardware description 2.01 08/05/2024
4.90 MB
Maintenance guide 2.1 28/06/2023 770.85 KB
Application Guides version Format Date Size
Operating Manual and Troubleshooting Guide - system version: 2.8 1.5 19/09/2023 2.69 MB
Configuration Descriptions version Format Date Size
E4-Feeder configuration description 1.0 17/03/2014 3.91 MB
E4-Feeder_H product configuration options 5.4 11/03/2024 -
E4-Feeder_F product configuration options 5.4 11/03/2024 -
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Please always refer to a valid Order Code when placing an order.
The Order Code page can be opened by clicking the link below.
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