Omicron ARC256 Arc Flash Initiator
For testing arc flash protection systems, the Omicron ARC256 Arc Flash Initiator simulates an arc flash by means of a xenon flash tube. This CMC accessory is positioned close to the arc flash sensor during testing. It is connected to the external interface socket of the CMC test set, which provides both the supply voltage as well as the trigger signal. The protection system is then automatically tested using the State Sequencer module of the Test Universe software. This module controls the trigger signal of the flash tube and measures the time to operation.