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Life cycle management

Update for 2021/01

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

Breakers & Enclosures

   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.
  • Entelliguard G UL will change to Limited phase from Jul. 2021. Cradle/Cassette will be available for sales up to June 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

  • New Formula DSA, and DSP, ATM, DVP have been added
  • Tmax T4-T5-T6-T7/IEC will change to Classic in Dec. 2021 and to Limited in Jan. 2024
  • Tmax Ts3-T4/UL will change to Obsolete phase from Jan. 2021 and Ts3 will be available for sales up to Dec.2021
  • Tmax T5-T6-T7/UL will change to Classic in Dec. 2021 and to Limited in Jan. 2024, with the exception of 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 FD, FE & FG changed to Classic phase on Jul.2020 and will be available for sales up to June 2021
  • Record Plus UL FC & FG framewill change to Limited phase on Jul.2021 and will be available for sales up to Jul.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

   Power Enclosures

  • IS2 Assembled version and Kit version: will become Classic in 01/2022 and limited in Q3 2023.
  • TriLine power module: will become Classic in 01/2023 and Limited in Q3 2024.

   SYSTEMS & CONNECTIVITY

  • Ekip Control Panel and Ekip View Software will change to Limited phase on Jan.2021 and will be available for sales up to end of Dec.2021

Motor starters & Contactors

   Softstarters

  • Added active softstarters in Active products. Added limited and obsolete products in "non Active products"

   Contactors

        AF contactors

  • Push in reverser accessories BER 4KF will enter ACTIVE phase from Jan 2021
  • AF NEMA versions will enter the ACTIVE phase from January 2021 (AF09N00 … AF1650N8)
       
          A contactors (9...300A)
  • AF95, AF110, AF145, AF185, AF210, AF260, AF300 will enter LIMITED phase (Including B andB…RT versions)
  • DA75 DAE75 contactors moving to CLASSIC phase from H1/2021 to OBSOLETE from H1/2023

         AX contactors (9 …370A)

  • CA5Z, auxiliary contact block has entered ACTIVE phase

         AS contactor

  • Coils: 13,16,17,22,24,80,83 will enter to the LIMITED phase

        GF contactors 

  • GF1325 will enter the ACTIVE phase from January 2021

        M mini contactors 

  • New BEMC/132 link available in the M mini contactors offer for connecting MC1 / MC2 contactors to MS116 / MS132 manual motor starters for a complete, but compact, protection solution.

       B mini contactors 

  • BEA7/325 link for connecting B6 / B7 contactors to MS325 manual motor starter is moving to OBSOLOTE on 01.01.2021.

       Installation Contactors ESB (old)

  • The conversion from the old ESB to the new ESB..N Installation Contactors range is finally complete! As a consequence, old ESB devices are moving to the OBSOLETE phase on 01.01.2021.

      Overload Relays

  • TA80 and TA110 Range are following the A range life cycle policy and moving to LIMITED phase from H1 2022 and to obsoletefrom H1 2023.  
  • TA TC20 Range will move to OBSOLETE from H1 2023.

      Overload Relays - Accessories

  • New 8 Variants of DRS-F (DRS-F-TF and DRS-F-EF) added to Global LCM – Available Nov 2020

Manual Motor Starters

  • LIMITED phase for MS49x extended to 31.12.2022. Last buy opportunity 31.03.2022 with deliveries of ordered quantities until end of 2022.
  • New SK1-AR and SK1-ARK versions planned to become ACTIVE on 01.04.2021.
  • New MS132-LC versions planned to become ACTIVE on 01.02.2021.

Electronic Relays and Controls 

  • Life cycle update for C51x and CT-E
  • Buffer module expansion CP-B EXT.2 changes into CLASSIC phase on 1.1.2021

Safety Products

  • Safety mat ASK-1U4 will change to LIMITED phase from Jan 2021.
  • Smile 41 EKWWA AS-I will change to LIMITED phase from Jan 2021.
  •  Safety edge 25-25 NBR, 25-40 NBR will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021.
  • GATE-S3 Sercos3 will change to LIMITED phase from Jan 2021.
  • Filtering capacitor for Pluto will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021.
  • JSHD4 (assembled models) will change to LIMITED phase from Jan 2021.
  • Vital 2 and 3 will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021.
  • Tina 5A will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021.

Pilot Devices

  •  Modular special products and assemblies will change to CLASSIC phase from Jan 2021
  •  Compact special products will change to CLASSIC phase from Jan 2021
  •  MPMT3-10 and MPMP3-10 assemblies will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021
  •  M4SS with chrome plastic bezel will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021

Arc Guard System

  •  Special types of TVOC detectors will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021
  •  Special types of TVOC optical cables will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021
  • Special types of CSU optical cabels will change to OBSOLETE from Jan 2021

GE branded control products

  •  All remaining GE and AEG branded products, based on GE platform, are on LIMITED phase, manufactured to order. The phase-out continues with the change to OBSOLETE during 2021..

NEMA Enclosed products

  • CR151B Terminal block is transferred to the Gexpro/Rexel Parts Supercenter H1 2021, who will continue production at their own discretion. This product has transitioned to Obsolete phase in the ABB portfolio.
  •  077 and CR104P 30mm Pilot devices will transition to a new similar, compatible product line to be described in detail during 2021. These products will transition to Legacy phase for H1 2021 and Obsolete phase H2, with last orders needed April 2021.
  •  CR385 and 386 Starters/Contactors Size 7,8,9 are Limited phase H1 2021 and Obsolete H2 2021. ABB AFN starters are the go-to replacement.
  • Spectra Bolt-On Power Panelboards are in Classic phase and transition to Limited phase beginning H1 2022, and Obsolete phase beginning H2 2022. This application space is filled by ReliaGear neXT Power Panelboards.
  • Spectra Plug-In Power Panelboards are in Classic phase, transition to Limited phase H1 2021 and Obsolete H1 2022. This application space is filled by ReliaGear neXT Power Panelboards.
  • 30-200A Mill Duty Safety Switches are being phased out of availability and production in H1 2021. The application space can be filled with NEMA 5/12 rated safety switches of similar amp rating.
  • 30-200A “Buy America” specialized safety switches are phased out of availability and production in H1 2021. The product offering is unchanged but will no longer include an option for Made in America compliance.
  • Enclosed Spectra and Record Plus breakers & Enclosures for those breakers as well as enclosures for TQD MCCB’s sold separately are in Classic phase and should be transitioned to enclosed TMAX XT and Formula A2. These will transition to Legacy phase H2 and be Obsolete at the start of 2022.
  • MSSP Manual Motor Starters transition to Obsolete phase H1 2021, from Classic. CR101 is the intended replacement for this application space.

Power Protection

  • Conceptpower DPA IEC S2 (DPA S1) changes from classic to limited on Jan.2021
  • PCS120 MV UPS added to active products
  • MegaFlex DPA added to active products

Switches & Fusegear

  •  Cam Switches OC, OM, ON, OL and accessories Obsolete 1.1.2021. Last buy 30.9.2020
  • Dilos (Incl. ML disconnects) 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
  •  Selected, last versions of OETL/OESA/OESL still available under Limited LCM status to obsolete 01.01.2022 – Last buy 30.10.2021
  •  FlexiLine Obsolete from 2022-01-01
  •  TS-Line Obsolete from 2022-01-01
  •  MJS Classic from 2022-01-01, Obsolete from 2024-01-01
  •  Accessories for switches Lettering plate OPX_, Obsolete from 2021-01-01
  • ELIS Jean Muller fusegear offering to Obsolete from 2021.01.01
  • Inline XLBM to Obsolete from 1.1.2021
  • SlimLine XRE, XRM to Obsolete 1.1.2021

Service Products

  • New HardBus retrofill GE EGG IEC based on Emax2 have been added in active products
  • New HardBus retrofill GE Mpact+ IEC based on Emax2 have been added in active products
  • New HardBus retrofill AEG ME07 IEC based on Emax2 have been added in active products
  • New Direct Replacement and CiC for GE AKD5 upto 2000A - AKD8 - AKD10 , fuseless UL based on Emax2 have been added in active products
  • Direct Replacement retrofit New Emax for Old Emax will change to Classic phase on Jun.2021
  • Direct Replacement Retrofit EntelliGuard R (AEG ME07) IEC based on Entelliguard G will be available for sales up to Mar.2021
  • Direct Replacement Retrofit EntelliGuard R (GE AKD5 upto 2000A - AKD8 - AKD10 , fuseless) UL based on Entelliguard G will be available for sales up to Mar.2021
  • Direct Replacement Retrofit EntelliGuard R (GE AKD5 above 2000A - AKD6 , fuseless) UL based on Entelliguard G will be available up to Apr.2021
  • Direct Replacement Retrofits EntelliGuard R (GE AKD5 -AKD6 - AKD8 - AKD10, fusible) UL based on Entelliguard G will change to classic on Jul.2021

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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