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Life cycle management

Update for 2020/02

ABB low-voltage products are classified in four different product phases. These are outlined in the picture on the right, for your ease of knowledge.

Summary of main changes in this releases split in the tabs below.
Detailed LCM information can be found in the LCM status plan at the bottom of this page.

Our products

Breakers
Switches & Fusegear
Motor starting & Safety
Power Enclosures
Power Protection
Service Products

Breakers

      
ACBs

    • Emax X1B-N will change to Obsolete phase from Jul. 2020 and will be available for sales up to Jun.2020
    • Entelliguard G IEC changed to Classic phase on Jan.2020, will change to Limited phase from Jul. 2021 and will be available for sales up to end of Mar.2021
    • Entelliguard L IEC changed to Classic phase on Jan.2020, will change to Limited phase from Jan. 2021 and will be available for sales up to end of Mar.2021
    • Entelliguard G UL will change to Classic phase on Jul.2020 and will change to Limited phase from Jul. 2021

    MCCBs

    • Tmax Ts3-T4/UL will change to Obsolete phase from Jan. 2021 and will be available for sales up to Dec.2020
    • Record Plus IEC will change to Classic phase on Jul.2020
    • Record Plus UL FC & FG frame will change to Classic phase on Jul.2020
    • Record Plus UL FE frame changed to Limited  phase on Jan.2020 and will change to Obsolete phase on Jul.2020
    • Spectra UL will change to Classic phase on Jul.2020
    • Q-Line TQD-THQD frame only changed to Classic phase on Jan.2020 and will change to Limited phase on Jan.2021

    SYSTEMS & CONNECTIVITY

    •  Ekip Control Panel and Ekip View Software changed to Classic phase on Jan.2020 and will change to Limited phase on Jan.2021

Switches & Fusegear

  • OT630-2500CL obsoleted since 1.1.2020
  • OTM160-2500C_D_ classic since 1.4.2019, Last buy 1.7.2020, Obsolete 30.12.2020, Excluding CN
  • Cam Switches OC, OM, ON, OL and accessories to Classic 1.1.2020, Limited 1.7.2020 and Obsolete 1.1.2021. Last buy 30.9.2020
  • ML-Switches to Obsolete 1.1.2020 – Last buy 31.12.2019
  • Dilos 00...5 to Limited 1.7.2020, to Obsolete 01.01.2021 – Last buy 01.11.2020
  • Elos to Limited 1.7.2020, to Obsolete 01.01.2021 – Last buy 01.11.2020
  • OEVA Pre-charge switches to Obsolete 01.01.2020, Last Buy 31.12.2019
  • SLBM to Obsolete 1.1.2020 – Last buy 31.12.2019
  • XLBM to Classic 1.1.2020, to Obsolete 1.1.2021
  • OTDC315E_…OTDC800E_ and OTDC250US_...OTDC600US to Classic 1.1.2019 , to Obsolete 1.1.2020, Last buy 30.11.2019
  • OTPA and OTPXK_-STR Standalone enclosures to Obsolete 1.1.2020
  • ELIS Industrial components IEC fuses to obsolete 1.1.2020
  • ELIS Industrial components IEC Switches & Fusegear to obsolete 1.1.2021
  • ELIS Industrial components IEC Jean Muller switches bases & accessories to obsolete 1.1.2021
  • Fulos 3-4 to Limited 1.7.2020, to Obsolete 01.01.2021 – Last buy 01.11.2020
  • Fulos 000 – 2, FD1 to Limited 1.7.2020, to Obsolete 01.01.2021 – Last buy 01.11.2020
  • SlimLine XRE, XRM to obsolete 1.1.2021

Motor starters & Contactors up to 100 A

INSTALLATION CONTACTORS

  •  The conversion continues from old ESB to new ESB (ESB..N) range. All the old range is changing from the CLASSIC phase to LIMITED from January 2020. The products will enter OBSOLETE phase on January Last buy August 2020

AD CONTACTORS

  • The global phase out of AD range continues and enter LIMITED phase from January 2020.

MANUAL MOTOR STARTERS

  • The phase out of MS4xx range continues. We were able to extend the “on-request” availability of some variants and extended the LIMITED phase. This shall support to find a different solution for the remaining customers, since we cannot offer a replacement above 80A so far

AF CONTACTORS <100A

  • New push in connecting link BEA16-K1 and BEA38-K1 entered the ACTIVE phase in Sept 2019
  • New busbar to connect 2 contactors in parallel (BEP16-30 and BEP38-30) enter the ACTIVE phase in Feb 2020

A CONTACTORS

  • Products with no registered sales enter into CLASSIC phase in January 2020 from the following product lines: A, TAE, AL, UA..RA, GA75
  • BEA…/325 connecting links with MS325 manual motor starter enter the CLASSIC phase in January 2020

Contactors >100A

  • Ranges EH, EK and EHDB selected coils go in to OBSOLETE phase and are no longer available for order.

Limit Switches

  • New promotion offer consist of LS20, LS30, LS40 with 1NO+1NC and snap action contacts in ACTIVE phase.
  • An offer of limit switches enter into CLASSIC phase for customer specific selling variants that are not part of the promotion offer.
  • We continue the phase-out plans announced in previous communication

Pilot Devices

  • KEM metal enclosures go in to Classic phase from Jan 2020 - replaced by 080SP* range
  • Metal cable gland SKA1707* go in to Limited phase from Jan 2020- replacement to be announced

Arc Guard System

  • CSU current sensing unit, 1SFA663002-A, go in to Limited phase from Jan 2020- Last buy in July 2020, replaced by CSU-2LV and CSU2-MV
  • Accessories to CSU, TVOC-1TO2-OP, 1SFA663004R1*, go in to Classic from Jan 2020 and kept as spare parts - replaced by TVOC-2-OP* fiber optic cables together with CSU-2 last buy xxx
  • Selected detectors TVOC-DP to the TVOC go in to LIMITED phase from Jan 2020- replaced by TVOC-2 and detectors TVOC-2-DP* Last buy July 2020

Safety Products

  • Products with AS-i communication interface will change to CLASSIC phase from Jan 2020.
  • Part of Quick-Guard fencing system will change to CLASSIC phase from Jan 2020.
  • Part of pre-assembled JSHD4 will change to CLASSIC phase from Jan 2020.
  • Spot 10 will change to LIMITED phase from Jan 2020.
  • Vital 2 and 3 will change to LIMITED phase from Jan 2020.
  • Tina 5A will change to LIMITED phase from Jan 2020.

Electronic Relays & Controls

TIME RELAYS

  • Time relay range CT-C entered the ACTIVE phase in Q1/2019

MONITORING RELAYS

  • CM-KRN will change to OBSOLETE phase from Jan 2020
  • CM-LWN stay in LIMITED phase until end of 2020. Last buy Dec. 2020 

INTERFACE PRODUCTS

  • Selected complete variants of interface relays entered the ACTIVE phase in Q1/2019
  • ILPH 232-485/ETH will change to OBSOLETE phase from Jan 2020
  • The CC-E/CC-U family will change completely to OBSOLETE phase from Jan 2020

POWER SUPPLIES

  • LIMITED phase of CP-ASI was shortened. OBSOLETE phase starts now in 2021. Last buy Dec 2020.

LOGIC RELAYS

  • Logic Relays (CL-L) will change to OBSOLETE phase starts in July 2020. Last buy May 2020.

Power Enclosures

POWER AUTOMATION       

  • AMX-ISX range IEC changed to Classic phase on Jan.2020, will change to Limited phase from Jul. 2020 and Obsolete form Jan.2021

MAIN DISTRIBUTION BOARDS

  • Artu K IEC kit and segregations for Emax new E1, E2, E3, E4, E6 will change to Limited phase from Jan. 2021 (not obsolete for licences)


Power Protection

Uninterruptible power systems (UPS):

  • Conceptpower DPA IEC DPA S2 changhed to classic phase on Jan.2020
  • PowerScale & PowerValue (legacy versions) UPS changed obsolete phase on January 2020
  • Single Phase UPS, VH Series - T Series - LP11 Series - LP31T Series - LP31 Series - VCL Series - VH Series - GT Series  LP11 Series will change to Limited phase in 2020 with defined last buy opportunity
  •  Three Phase UPS - LP33 - TLE LM & Scalable - TLE S1 – SitePro - TLE Modular - LP33 (208V) - TME Modular (208V) - SG Series 600kVA S2 - SG Series will change to Limited phase in 2020 with some defined last buy opportunity
  • PCS120 MV UPS

Power distribution products:

Active products

  • Added distinctions in the SS4 based on frame: 200A – 400A • 600A • 800A – 1200A • 1600A • 2000A
  • Introduced recently released 4-pole SS4: 200A – 400A • 600A – 800A

Non-Active products:

  • Added a 2000A – 4000A line for SS3
  • Added lines for SS1 and SS2 as those are still in the limited phase.

Power conditioning:

No major changes

Service Products

  • Direct Replacement retrofit Megamax OD - F1-F2 changed to Classic phase on Jan.2020, will change to Limited phase from Jan. 2021
  • Direct Replacement retrofit Novomax/Emax – G2 changed to Classic phase on Jan.2020, will change to Limited phase from Jan. 2021

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