CUBICLES

RTDS processor cards are mounted in card cages, known as racks, which are housed in cubicles along with input/output cards, power entry components, power supplies, and other necessary components.

There are four different cubicle styles available. The cubicle style we recommend varies by customer needs. Each cubicle style is capable of housing a different number of racks, which means that simulation capability varies by cubicle size. The RTDS Simulator is very modular – multiple cubicles can be ganged together as the simulation demands of the customer increase.

RTDS cubicles include standard DIN rails for the installation of input/output (I/O) cards and other components. The I/O cards permit the RTDS hardware to be interfaced with external equipment such as controllers, protective relays or amplifiers.

Full size and mid-size cubicles have DIN rails installed on both the left and right sides of the cubicle and can accommodate several I/O cards. The DIN rail installed in the mini cubicle can accommodate one I/O card. The portable cubicle has a drawer on top to house a GTFPI card, but it can be combined with a portable I/O cubicle if other cards are required.

Rack-Housing Cubicles

Auxiliary Cubicles

Full Size Cubicle

  • Houses a maximum of 3 racks
  • Includes a seismic kit
  • Weight: Approximately 365 kg when fully populated
  • Dimensions: 209 cm x 61 cm x 74 cm (height x width x depth)

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Portable I/O Cubicle

  • 155 cm DIN rail space to mount I/O cards
  • Link to processor cards via optical fibre
  • Weight: Approximately 26kg
  • Dimensions: 103 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm (height x width x depth)
  • Mounted on wheels for easy relocation

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Midsize Cubicle

  • Houses a maximum of 2 racks
  • Mounted on wheels for easy relocation
  • Weight: Approximately 288 kg when fully populated
  • Dimensions: 172 cm x 61 cm x 74 cm (height x width x depth)

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Midsize I/O Cubicle

  • Link to processor cards via optical fibre
  • Dimensions: 172 cm x 61 cm x 74 cm (height x width x depth)
  • Mounted on wheels for easy relocation

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Mini Cubicle

  • Houses a maximum of 1 rack
  • Mounted on wheels for easy relocation
  • Weight: Approximately 135 kg when fully populated
  • Dimensions: 94 cm x 61 cm x 43.5 cm (height x width x depth)

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IRC Switch / Global Bus Hub Cubicle

The IRC Switch and Global Bus Hub are often conveniently located along with the Ethernet Hub in a separate cubicle. These three components can fit neatly in a midsize cubicle that contains custom brackets for these components instead of card cages.

Portable Cubicle

  • Houses 1 reduced-size rack – half the size of a regular rack
  • Comes with convenient carrying case for portability
  • Weight: Approximately 18 kg when fully populated
  • Dimensions: 54.5 cm x 21 cm x 59 cm (height x width x depth)

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