Electrics - Battery & Standby Power System Show Schematic only

Amendment: Description amended to include single battery installations.

DC Electrical System. APU Battery main Battery Battery Switch Battery Discharge Lights Static Inverter Standby Power Selector Switch Standby Power OFF Light Hot Battery Buss Battery Bus Standby DC Bus Standby AC Bus Left Main DC Bus Right Main DC Bus Center Buses As Installed Power will transfer providing at least 2 generators are operating and 3 autopilots armed for approach If there is a loss of power on one of the two DC buses, the DC BTB will close automatically. Dc Caption

The Battery/Standby Power System can supply DC and AC power to selected flight instruments, communications and navigation systems, and other critical systems, if there are main AC and DC electrical power system failures.

The Battery/Standby Power System comprises the following Buses:

 

If all generator power is lost, these are the only buses that can be powered by the batteries.

Batteries

Battery Installations

Each battery has a charger powered from the Ground Service Bus.

Hot Battery Bus

The hot battery bus provides power to items that must be continuously powered, such as the Clock's time reference.

Prior to establishing electrical power, the Main Battery powers the Hot Battery Bus. After establishing electrical power, the Main Battery charger powers the Hot Battery Bus.

Battery Bus

Prior to establishing electrical power, [and] when the Battery Switch is ON, the Main Battery powers the Battery Bus.

The Main Battery also powers the Battery Bus if the the Standby Power Selector Switch is in the BAT position.

After establishing electrical power, the Left DC system powers the Battery Bus, and the main battery provides a backup source of power.

The Battery DISCH light illuminates when the main battery is discharging. If EICAS is powered, the advisory message MAIN BAT DISCH also displays.

Main Battery Discharge The MAIN BAT DISCH light illuminates when the Main Battery is discharging. If EICAS is powered, the advisory message MAIN BAT DISCH also displays.

The Battery OFF light illuminates and the EICAS advisory message BATTERY OFF displays if the battery switch is OFF after electrical power is established.

Standby DC Bus

The Standby DC Bus can be powered by several sources.

Prior to establishing electrical power, when the battery switch is ON and the standby power selector is in AUTO, the main battery powers the standby DC bus. The Battery DISCH light illuminates when the main battery is discharging.

After establishing electrical power, the left DC system powers the standby DC bus and the main battery provides a backup source of power.

When the standby power selector is in BAT, the main battery powers the standby DC bus.

Main and APU Battery Discharge Prior to establishing electrical power, when the Battery Switch is ON and the Standby Power Selector is in AUTO, the Main Battery and the APU Battery are paralleled to power the Standby DC bus. The MAIN BAT DISCH light and the APU BAT DISCH light illuminate when the main battery and APU battery are discharging.

After establishing electrical power, the Left DC system powers the Standby DC bus and the Main Battery and APU Battery provide a backup source of power.

When the Standby Power Selector is in BAT, the main battery and the APU battery are paralleled to power the Standby DC Bus.

The Standby Bus OFF light illuminates and the EICAS advisory message STANDBY BUS OFF displays if the Standby DC bus is unpowered.

Standby AC Bus

The Standby AC bus can be powered by several sources.

Prior to establishing electrical power, when the battery switch is ON and the standby power selector is in AUTO, the main battery powers the standby inverter which provides AC power to the standby AC bus.

After establishing electrical power, the left AC system powers the standby AC bus and the main battery and standby inverter provide a backup source of power.

When the standby power selector is in BAT, the main battery and standby inverter power the standby AC bus.

Prior to establishing electrical power, when the Battery Switch is ON and the Standby Power Selector is in AUTO, the Main Battery and the APU Battery parallel to power the Standby Inverter which provides AC power to the Standby AC bus.

After establishing electrical power, the Left AC system powers the Standby AC Bus and the Main Battery, APU Battery and Standby Inverter provide a backup source of power.

When the standby power selector is in BAT, the Main Battery, APU Battery and Standby Inverter power the Standby AC Bus.

The Standby Bus OFF light illuminates and the EICAS advisory message STANDBY BUS OFF displays if the Standby AC Bus is unpowered.

Standby Power Selector

  • OFF
    In the OFF position, the selector cuts off all sources of power to the Standby DC and Standby AC Buses.

    Standby Power Selector OFF - The Standby AC and DC buses are unpowered

    Boeing In flight, loss of Standby DC power is sensed as a double engine failure and unlocks the RAT. If the Standby Power Selector is placed OFF (in flight) on the 757, full RAT deployment could be expected due to the spring extension mechanism.

  • AUTO
    The Standby Power Selector affects the power going to the Standby DC and Standby AC buses. With the selector in the AUTO position, left main DC and AC power have priority in supplying the two Standby Buses.

    Standby Power Selector AUTO - Left Main AC and DC power have priority in supplying the Standby Buses

    When the Battery Switch is ON, the AUTO position also permits the main battery, APU battery and battery chargers to act as backup power sources for the two buses.

    Standby Power Selector AUTO - Left Main AC and DC power have priority in supplying the Standby Buses

  • BAT
    Selecting the BAT position cuts off main AC and DC power to the standby system. The only power remaining for the standby system is battery power. In this case even the battery chargers are disconnected from the Ground Service Bus.

    With the Battery Switch ON, the battery supplies Standby DC and Standby AC through the Static Inverter.

    Standby Power Selector BAT - The Battery supplies the Standby AC and Standby DC buses

    AFM Flight beyond 30 minutes (90 minutes if 2 batteries installed) will result in complete loss of electrical power.


APU Battery main Battery Battery Switch Battery Discharge Lights Static Inverter Standby Power Selector Switch Standby Power OFF Light Hot Battery Bus Battery Bus Standby DC Bus Standby AC Bus

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