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Life cycle management

Update for 2020/07

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
NEMA Enclosed products
Motor starters & Contactors
Power Enclosures
Power Protection
Switches & Fusegear
Service Products

Breakers

ACBs

  • Entelliguard G IEC will change to Limited phase from Jul. 2021 and will be available for sales up to end of Mar.2021
  •  Entelliguard L IEC will change to Limited phase from Jan. 2021. Last buy opportunity end has been anticipated and complete product will be available for sales up to end of Dec.2020
  • Entelliguard G UL will change to Classic phase on Jul.2020 and will change to Limited phase from Jul. 2021
  •  Ekip Com Bluetooth will change to Limited phase on Jul.2021 and will be available for sales up to end of 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
  •  Tmax T7/UL with PR231 trip unit will change to classic on Jan.2021 and will be available for sales up to Nov. 2021
  •  Record Plus IEC changed to Classic phase on Jul.2020 and will be available for sales up to Oct.2021
  •  Record Plus UL FC & FG frame will change to Limited phase on Jul.2021 and will be available for sales up to Nov.2021
  •  Spectra UL will change to Limited phase on Jun.2021 and will be available for sales up to Jul.2021
  •  Q-Line TQD-THQD frame only will change to Limited phase on Jan.2021 and will be available for sales up to Feb.2021
SYSTEMS & CONNECTIVITY

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

NEMA Enclosed products

  • NEMA Enclosed Products now being added

Motor starters & Contactors

MANUAL MOTOR STARTERS

  • The complete MS325/MO325 range (incl all relevant accessories) will change to CLASSIC phase. All order codes of MS325/MO325 that are already in CLASSIC phase, will remain in CLASSIC phase.

M MINI CONTACTORS

New variants available in the M mini contactors offer for railway applications:

  •  8 new MC2 4-pole variants (4 NO or 2 NO + 2 NC) equipped with screw terminals for ring tongue ferrules.

B MINI CONTACTORS

  •  The LP6 parallel connecting link will change to CLASSIC phase.

ESB..N INSTALLATION CONTACTORS

New variants available in the ESB..N Installation contactors offer:

  •  ESB25-30N-01: 3-pole NO 24 V AC/DC variant; available in single and multipacks;
  •  ESB63-40N-DC-B: 4-pole NO 24 V AC/DC variants designed for eV-charging applications; available in single and multipacks.

CONTACTORS

AF contactors (9…96A)

  •  AFC09 … AFC38 contactors will enter ACTIVE phase from July 2020 (replacing equivalent A contactors)
  •  AF09..S … AF26..S contactors (spring terminals) will change to CLASSIC phase from July 2020
  • AF Coil 41 will change to CLASSIC phase, to be replaced by AFC contactors or AF contactors coil 11

A contactors (9...300A)

  • A(L) contactors will enter CLASSIC phase. Besides, the following railway application specific types remain ACTIVE
  • Exception: TAL9 …. TAL40 coil 51 (24V DC)
  • Exception: TNL coil 51 (24V DC)
  • Exception: AF45 … AF75 (based on A platform)
  • Exception: AF95B (based on A platform)

AS contactors (9 …16A)

  • Following control coil voltages will change to CLASSIC phase AC: 48V, 115V, 120V, 277V, 380V - DC: 12V, 48V 
  • TEF electronic timer is phase out has entered the OBSOLETE phase

Overload relays

  • TA overloads relays as accessories of A/AL contactors will change to CLASSIC phase.

Installation Contactors

  • The old range of installation contactors ESB(old) will change to OBSOLETE phase in Q4 2020, i.e. last orders will be accepted with deliveries until end of year.

Electronic Relays and Controls

 INTERFACE RELAYS

  • Socket CR-PLSX will be phased out and can be replaced with existing type CR-PLS
  • Socket CR-M2LC will be phased out without replacement
  • Socket CR-U3E will be phased out and can be replaced with existing types CR-U3S and CR-U3SM

MONITORING RELAYS

  • New temperature monitoring relay CM-TCN replaces C5x

TIME RELAYS

  • CT-C Line completed with several new types
  • New AEG time relays T-ONE, T-MFE, T-SDE

Safety Products

  • Smile 41 WWWWN AS-I and Smile 41 WWWWP will change to OBSOLETE phase from JULY 2020.
  • GATE-S3 Sercos3 will change to CLASSIC phase from JULY 2020.

IEC Controls – GE Brand

IEC Controls portfolio coming from GE Industrial Solutions acquisition will be impacted by several LCM updates. Below you can find LCM changes for GE brand product lines, in the general market AEG product lines follow the life cycle of the corresponding GE equivalent platform. Please get in contact with ABB for further details.

IEC POWER DEVICES: C2000 CONTACTORS, OL RELAYS AND MANUAL MOTOR STARTERS

  • MC mini contactor Faston and PCB terminals, MT0 OL relays, starter accessories and enclosures will go OBSOLETE phase by 1st of July 2020 – replaced by B6/B7 range
  •  MC GE/AEG branded remaining products will go OBSOLETE phase by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by MC ABB branded
  • CL Contactors, RT1/2 OL relays, RE1/2 EOL relays, RL contactor relays and all CL accessories will change to LIMITED phase by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by AF range
  • CK Contactors, RT3/4/5/6 OL relays, RE3 EOL relays and all CK accessories will change to LIMITED phase by 1st of July 2020 – replaced by AF range
  • RAIL Contactors and relays, CSCN capacitor switching contactor, GP open starters (C2000+Surion) and LS07 Mini Contactors will go OBSOLETE phase by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by AF…B range, UA.. contactors, AF+BEA+MS132 and B6/K6 ranges correspondingly
  • Efficor Contactors, ECRT OL relays, ECAC contactor relay and all efficor accessories will go to OBSOLETE phase by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by AF range
  • SFK manual motor starter will go to OBSOLETE phase by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by MS116 range
  • Surion manual motor starters will change to LIMITED phase by 1st of July 2020 – replaced by MS116 and MS132 range

IEC AUXILIARY DEVICES: PILOT DEVICES AND RELAYS

  • P9M Metal and P9C Shiny Metal GE/AEG branded will become OBSOLETE by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by P9M Metal ABB branded
  • P9X round plastic series, P9B auxiliary contacts, P9E plastic enclosures, P9P power supplies will become LIMITED by beginning of Q1 2021 – replaced by ABB Pilot Devices portfolio P9M Metal, Modular Range plastic and Compact Range plastic
  • Following P9 GE/AEG branded types; P9A accessories, P9MP selector pushbuttons, P9S square pilot devices, P9U uniblock pilot lights and BA9S filament and neon bulbs will become OBSOLETE by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by ABB Pilot Devices portfolio P9M Metal, Modular Range plastic and Compact Range plastic
  • PRC and CR420 general purpose relays will change to OBSOLETE phase by 1st of July 2020 – replaced by CR range
  • Series 105 signaling devices and Series 115 pressure switches will change to OBSOLETE phase by the end of Q4 2020

IEC RESIDENTIAL DEVICES: INSTALLATION CONTACTORS AND TIMERS

  • Contax residential contactors and Pulsar T timers will become OBSOLETE by the end of Q4 2020 – replaced by ESB...N and CT-..D ranges

Pilot Devices 

  •  M4SS 4-position selector switches with black bezel will change to CLASSIC phase
  •  L-mark Compact range will change to CLASSIC phase
  •  KEM metal enclosures will change to LIMITED phase – replaced by metal enclosures 080SP
  • MEM assembled metal enclosures will change to LIMITED phase – replaced by metal enclosures 080SP
  • MEP1, MEP2, MEP3, MEPY plastic enclosure will change to CLASSIC phase
  • MEP4, MEP6 plastic enclosures will change to CLASSIC phase
  • SK1707* Metal Cable gland will change to OBSOLETE phase
  • P9M GE brand will change to LIMITED phase – replaced by P9M ABB brand

Arc Guard System

  •  New CSU-2LV and CSU2-MV with RC120 and RC200 replaces CSU 1SFA663002-A
 Power Enclosures
  • IS2 assembled version classic from 01/2021 and obsolete from 07/2022
  • IS2 kit version classic from 07/2022 and obsolete from 01/2024

Power Protection

  • Conceptpower DPA IEC S2 (DPA S1) changes from classic to limited on Jan.2021
  •  Conceptpower DPA IEC S2 (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 added to active products
  • MegaFlex DPA added to active products

Switches & Fusegear

  • OTM160-2500C_D_ classic since 1.4.2019, Last buy 1.7.2020, Obsolete 30.12.2020, Excluding CN
  • Controller OMD200E480C-A1 to Obsolete 31.12.2020 Last buy 31.12.2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • XLBM to Classic 1.1.2020, to Obsolete 1.1.2021
  • ELIS Industrial components IEC Switches & Fusegear to obsolete 1.7.2020
  • ELIS Industrial components IEC Jean Muller switches bases & accessories to obsolete 1.7.2020
  • 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, Last buy 31.12.2020
  • Nordicab replacing Cewe ND range

Service Products

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

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