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Magazine | Issue 2 2023 RFS is based on a statistical analysis of the output signals. It slices each period of the signal into various equal parts called buckets. The buckets are analyzed for their mean value and variance. If the CPC 100 detects that newly measured values are not within the expected range of the previously measured ones, the unit switches off immediately. RFS requires a few stable signal periods (typically a few seconds) to become active. This is the case after output activation and every time the amplitude or frequency is changed (either automatically by the device or manually by the user). RFS has been tested comprehensively, but since it’s only activated in selected test cards and requires complex signal detection and interpretation and a few seconds to become active, its operability cannot be guaranteed in all situations. When triggered, RFS will significantly limit exposure to dangerous current and voltage during an accident sequence. However, RFS cannot prevent accidents from happening. Thus, users must not take an increased risk or rely on the unconditional functioning of RFS. Therefore, Quick-Timeout and RFS are an addition, not a replacement for current safety measures. With the latest version of PTM 5.00 offering you 2 kVTimeout in Quick and RFS for the CPC 100, we’ve added two powerful features for preventing accidents and lessening their severity in the future. Since they’re both softwarebased, virtually every CPC 100 can be updated immediately, free of charge. Stay safe! I t Periodic signal with RFS Buckets and a detected fault DID YOU KNOW? The optional CPC 100 accessory SAA2 has additional red/green status lights to raise awareness and an emergencyoff button for local control. UPDATE YOUR CPC 100 ALWAYS OBSERVE THE FIVE SAFETY RULES: Disconnect completely. 1. Verify that the installation is dead. 3. Secure against re-connection. 2. Carry out grounding and short-circuiting. 4. Provide protection against adjacent live parts. 5. 29