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Recloser Control

SEL recommends selecting the SEL-651RA Recloser Control in place of the 351R.

Replacement product: SEL-651RA Recloser Control

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Plug-In Recloser Compatibility—Choose the SEL-351R for traditional 14-pin recloser applications. The control is a plug-compatible replacement for Eaton (Cooper) Form 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 4C, 4D, FXA, FXB, 5, and 6 recloser controls. The SEL-351R is compatible with popular reclosers from ABB (Joslyn), Eaton (Cooper), G&W, and Hawker Siddeley (Whipp & Bourne). Familiar “EZ” recloser control settings speed commissioning of the control.

Automatic Network Reconfiguration—Combine Mirrored Bits communications, directional elements, voltage elements, and SELogic control equations to optimize your solution for Automatic Network Reconfiguration.

Fault Location—Efficiently dispatch line inspection and repair personnel with the built-in fault locator and fault type identification. Identify recurring feeder trouble points to improve reliability.

Coordination—Selectively coordinate with upstream relays and recloser controls using a Mirrored Bits communications link for secure, high-speed fault clearing on distribution circuits. Also, use the oscillographic event report and Sequential Events Recorder (SER) data to measure and improve protection device coordination.


SEL Fast Sequential Events Recorder (SER)
Transfer unsolicited binary fast SER data with time stamps, along with settings and other data, over a single communications link.

Relay- and Recloser-Compatible Time-Overcurrent Protection
The included U.S. (IEEE) and IEC relay curves, user-programmable curves, and all traditional recloser curves maximize recloser control flexibility and coordination. Constant time adder, vertical multiplier, and minimum response time functions improve flexibility.

Large Display and Operator Controls
Large front-panel display and programmable operator control interface pushbuttons make it easy to control your reclosers. Control interface pushbuttons include a "Lock" function to prevent inadvertent operation. Pushbuttons are preprogrammed and labeled with popular recloser control switch functions but can be reprogrammed and relabeled to meet your unique application requirements.

Lightweight Cabinet
The lightweight painted aluminum cabinet exhibits the same outstanding resistance to corrosion as a stainless steel cabinet and is easy to install.

Extra Cabinet Space
The cabinet accommodates 16 Ah batteries with additional space inside the recloser control enclosure to add communications equipment, such as a cellular modem and point-to-point radio, to integrate the recloser control into your distribution automation system.

Advanced 24 Vdc Battery-Charging and -Monitoring System
The SEL-351R includes a 120 Vac-powered battery charging system that monitors and tests the 24 Vdc battery and comes with an automatic sleep and local wake-up function. A 12 Vdc battery is available for powering modems and radio communications equipment (6 W continuous, 13 W for 1 second).

Per-Phase Operations Counter
Monitor breaker or recloser contact wear for each individual phase for efficient maintenance planning and troubleshooting.

Mirrored Bits Communications for Use With Spread-Spectrum Radios
Mirrored Bits communications technology increases the flexibility of relay-to-relay logic communications schemes for improved feeder performance

  • Three-phase and synchronism voltage input interface.
  • EIA-485 communications port.
  • Load profile.
  • User-configurable labels for operator controls and target LEDs.
  • Conformal coating protects equipment from harsh environments and airborne contaminants, such as hydrogen sulfide, chlorine, and moisture.

Minimum Software Version

Latest Firmware Versions

There are no firmware versions available for this product.

Product Revision Firmware ID Date Available Serial Number
SEL-351R-4 R503 SEL-351R-4-R503-V0-Z002001-D20140207 3/27/14 ~1140760001

The Firmware IDs for older versions of the firmware can typically be found in Appendix A of the instruction manual.

Minimum Software Version

3xx Software Tab

Configuration Software

acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software

QuickSet is a tool for engineers and technicians to quickly and easily configure, commission, and manage power system devices. QuickSet includes a Graphical Logic Editor and a device template tool to reduce configuration time and streamline deployment.

Learn more and download on the QuickSet software page.

acSELerator Architect SEL-5032 Software

Architect allows users to configure and document IEC 61850 systems that include GOOSE, Sampled Values (SV), or Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS) communications. Architect automatically compares SCL files with IEC 61850 requirements to ensure standard compliance.

Learn more and download on the Architect software page.

Automated Data Collection

SEL Data Management and Automation (DMA) Application Suite

Available on the Blueframe platform, DMA applications automatically collect, store, and manage device-specific information like oscillography, Sequence of Events (SOE) data, device settings, and property information. They also provide automated password rotation and streamlined device audits.

Learn more on the DMA software page.

Visualization and Analysis

SEL-5601-2 synchroWAVe Event Software

synchroWAVe Event helps engineers diagnose a protective relay’s behavior during a power system fault. It is a powerful and easy-to-use solution for displaying and analyzing SEL relay event reports and COMTRADE files.

Learn more and download on the synchroWAVe Event software page.

ABB: Joslyn TriMod 300R

Eaton (Cooper): CXE, NOVA Auxiliary Powered, RE, RVE, RXE, VSA, VSO, VWE, VWVE 27, VWVE 38X, WE, WVE 27, WVE 38X

G&W Electric: Viper-G, Viper-S

Hawker Siddeley (Whipp & Bourne): GVR (when equipped with interface module)