# Bulletin EPR-1 November 2002

ELECTRICAL PLAN REVIEW
Overcurrent Protection and Devices, Short-Circuit Calculations, Component Protection, Selective Coordination, and Other Considerations

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Electrical Plan Review

Part I: Overcurrent Protection and Devices
Objectives Important NEC® Requirements Overcurrent Protective Device Ratings: - Voltage and Ampere Ratings - Interrupting Rating – NEC® 110.9 Short-Circuit Currents and Interrupting Rating

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Part II: Short-Circuit Calculation
Point-To-Point Method of Short-Circuit Calculation Formulas and Example Short-Circuit Calculation Charts 7 8

Part III: Short-Circuit Calculation Problem and Worksheets
Problem – Detail Drawing Problem - One-Line Diagram Problem - Worksheet 10 11 12

Part IV: Component Protection
NEC® 110.10, Current Limitation, and Devices Let-Through Charts Conductor Protection Bus and Busway Protection Motor Circuit Protection Series Ratings 15 16 21 22 23 24

Part V: Selective Coordination
Selective Coordination Selective Coordination – Circuit Breakers Selective Coordination - Fuses 6 27 28

Part VI: Miscellaneous
Maintenance and Testing Considerations Grounding and Bonding of Service Equipment Data “Log In” Letter and Form Series Combination Rating Inspection Form Fuse/Circuit Breaker Series Ratings Table 29 30 31 34 35

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Objectives
By reviewing this brochure, the Electrical Inspector, Electrical Contractor, Plan Examiner, Consulting Engineer and others will be able to . . . I Understand and discuss the critical National Electrical Code® requirements regarding overcurrent protection. I Understand short-circuit currents and the importance of overcurrent protection. I Understand the three ratings (voltage, ampere, and interrupting) of overcurrent protective devices. I Understand that the major sources of short-circuit currents are motors and generators. I Understand that transformers are NOT a source of short-circuit current. I Calculate short-circuit currents using the simple POINT-TO-POINT method and related charts. I Realize that whenever overcurrent protection is discussed, the two most important issues are: — HOW MUCH CURRENT WILL FLOW? — HOW LONG WILL THE CURRENT FLOW? I Understand current-limitation and use of let-through charts to determine the let-through current values (peak & RMS) when current-limiting overcurrent devices are used to protect electrical components. I Apply current-limiting devices to protect downstream electrical components such as conductors, busway, and motor starters.

I Understand series rated combinations and proper application of series rated combinations. I Understand selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices. I Understand the meaning and importance of electrical terms commonly used relating to overcurrent protection. I Understand maintenance, testing, resetting, and replacement requirements of overcurrent protective devices. I Check electrical plans to determine conformance to the National Electrical Code® including short-circuit currents, interrupting ratings, short-circuit current (withstand) ratings, selective coordination, ground faults, grounding electrode conductors, equipment grounding conductors, etc. I Verify that circuit, feeder, service, grounding electrode conductors, equipment grounding conductors, and bonding conductors have adequate capacity to conduct safely ANY fault current likely to be imposed on them. I Adopt a Form Letter and a Data Required Form that can be used to “log-in” the necessary data relating to available fault currents, interrupting ratings, series combination ratings, selective coordination, shortcircuit current (withstand ratings) and let-through currents for protection of electrical components. I Know how to ask the right questions.

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Important NEC Requirements
Article 100 covers definitions. 110.3(B) requires listed or labeled equipment to be installed and used in accordance with any instructions included in the listing or labeling. 110.9 requires equipment intended to interrupt current at fault levels to have an interrupting rating sufficient for the nominal circuit voltage and the current that is available at the line terminals of the equipment. 110.10 requires the overcurrent protective devices, the total impedance, the component short-circuit current ratings, and other characteristics of the circuit protected to be selected and coordinated to permit the circuit-protective devices used to clear a fault to do so without extensive damage to the electrical components of the circuit. Listed products applied in accordance with their listing meet this requirement. 110.16 covers the required flash protection hazard marking of equipment. 110.22 covers the field labeling requirements when series combination ratings are applied. Article 210 covers the requirements for branch circuits. Article 215 covers the requirements for feeder circuits. Article 225 covers the requirements for outside branch circuits and feeders. Article 230 covers the requirements for services. 240.2 defines current-limiting devices and coordination. 240.4 requires conductors to be protected against overcurrent in accordance with their ampacity as specified in 310.15. 240.4(B) typically permits the next standard overcurrent protective device rating, per 240.6, to be used if the ampacity of a conductor does not correspond with a standard rating (for overcurrent devices 800 amps or less). 240.5 requires flexible cords, extension cords, and fixture wire to have overcurrent protection rated at their ampacities. Supplementary overcurrent protection is an acceptable method of protection. Additional acceptable branch circuit overcurrent protection conditions for conductors are covered in 240.5(B). 240.6 provides the standard ampere ratings for fuses and inverse time circuit breakers. 240.21 requires overcurrent protection in each ungrounded conductor to be located at the point where the conductors receive their supply, except as permitted in: (B) Feeder Taps, (C) Transformer Secondary Conductors, (D) Service Conductors, (E) Busway Taps, (F) Motor Circuit Taps, and (G) Conductors from Generator Terminals. 240.60 covers the general requirements for cartridge type fuses and fuseholders. This includes the requirements for 300V type fuses, non-interchangeable fuseholders, and fuse marking. 240.83 covers the marking requirements for circuit breakers.

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240.85 covers the requirements for the application of straight (such as 480V) and slash rated (such as 480/277V) circuit breakers. Additional consideration of the circuit breakers’ individual pole-interrupting capability for other than solidly grounded wye systems is indicated. 240.86 covers the requirements for series rated combinations, where a circuit breaker with an interrupting rating lower than the available fault current can be applied provided it is properly protected by an acceptable overcurrent protective device on the line side of the circuit breaker. Additional considerations include marking and motor contribution. 250.4 covers the requirements for grounding and bonding of electrical equipment. The bonding of equipment must provide an effective ground-fault current path. The grounding of equipment must provide a low-impedance circuit capable of carrying the maximum groundfault current likely to be imposed on any part of the wiring system where a ground fault may occur. 250.28 covers the requirements for the main bonding jumper. 250.64 covers the installation requirements of the grounding electrode conductor. 250.66 covers the required size of the grounding electrode conductor. 250.90 requires bonding to be provided where necessary to ensure electrical continuity and the capacity to conduct safely any fault current likely to be imposed. Bonding of services is covered in 250.92. Bonding of other enclosures is covered in 250.96. Bonding size and material is covered in 250.102. Bonding of piping system and structural steel is covered in 250.104. 250.118 covers acceptable types of equipment grounding conductors. 250.120 covers the installation requirements for the equipment grounding conductor. 250.122 and Table 250.122 cover the required minimum size for the equipment grounding conductor. NOTE: Where necessary to comply with 250.4, the equipment grounding conductor may be required to be sized larger than shown in Table 250.122. Chapter 3 covers the requirements for wiring methods. 310.15 covers the permitted ampacities for conductors. Article 404 covers the requirements for switches. Article 408 covers the requirements for panelboards and switchboards. 430.32 covers the overload protection requirements for motor branch circuits. 430.52 covers the branch-circuit, short-circuit and groundfault protection requirements for motor branch circuits. 450.3 covers the overcurrent protection requirements for transformers. 620.62 requires the overcurrent protective device for each elevator disconnecting means to be selective coordinated with any other supply side overcurrent protective device if multiple elevator circuits are fed from a single feeder. For more detailed information, see the NE02® bulletin.

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400. 110. 200. Of the three of the ratings. Additional standard ampere ratings for fuses are 1. 250. 40. 600. consideration must be given to the type of load and code requirements. A typical example is the motor circuit. Since the conductors are generally selected at 125% of the continuous load current. ampere and interrupting rating. dual-element fuses generally are permitted to be sized up to 175% and an inverse time circuit breaker up to 250% of the motor full-load amperes. 450. 225.6 lists the standard ampere ratings for fuses and inverse time circuit breakers. because the voltage to ground exceeds 277 volts. Table Of Contents Ampere Rating Every overcurrent protective device has a specific ampere rating. For instance. 5000 and 6000. However. can only be applied in a solidly grounded wye circuit where the nominal voltage of any conductor to ground does not exceed the lower of the two values and the nominal voltage between any two conductors does not exceed the higher value. 1000. 80. One aspect of the voltage rating of an overcurrent protective device is a function of its capability to open a circuit under an overcurrent condition. 175. Current limiting can be considered as another overcurrent protective device rating. These ratings include voltage. The overcurrent protective device rating can be higher than the system voltage but never lower. a circuit breaker with a slash rating. 30. 4000. a 600V fuse or circuit breaker can be used in a 208V circuit. Thus. 90. 70. 2000. 300.4(B) allows the next higher standard overcurrent protective device rating (above the ampacity of the conductors being protected) to be used for overcurrent protective devices 800A or less provided the conductor ampacity does not already correspond to a standard overcurrent protective device size and if certain other conditions are met. 3. such as 480Y/277V. 25.85.Electrical Plan Review Overcurrent Protective Device Ratings In order for an overcurrent protective device to operate properly. although not all overcurrent protective devices are required to have this characteristic. 10 and 601. 20A for 12 AWG. the overcurrent protective device ratings must be properly selected. a 20A fuse is the largest that should be used. 125. 6. Component Protection. or 15A for 12 AWG and 25A for 10 AWG aluminum and copperclad aluminum after any correction factors for ambient temperature and number of conductors have been applied. a serious hazard for equipment and personnel will exist. 700. Standard amperage sizes are 15. Voltage Rating The voltage rating of the overcurrent protective device must be at least equal to or greater than the circuit voltage. This allows 300V cartridge fuses to be used on single-phase 277V lighting circuits. The use of non-standard ratings are permitted.4(D) requires the overcurrent protective device shall not exceed 15A for 14 AWG. If the interrupting rating is not properly selected. 4 . 35. 45. NEC® 240. Specifically. and 30A for 10 AWG copper.60 (A)(2) allows 300V type cartridge fuses to be permitted on single-phase line-to-neutral circuits supplied from 3-phase. a 480Y/277V circuit breaker could not be applied on a 480V corner grounded. 100. NEC® 240. 800. arc suppression and the ability to extinguish the arc will be impaired and. As a general rule. 150. the voltage rating determines the ability of the overcurrent protective device to suppress and extinguish the internal arcing that occurs during the opening of an overcurrent condition. 50. NEC® 240. under some overcurrent conditions. NEC® 240. If an overcurrent protective device is used with a voltage rating lower than the circuit voltage. 20. In selecting the ampere rating of the overcurrent protective device. 1600. 500. NEC® 240. 3000. there are some specific circumstances in which the ampere rating is permitted to be greater than the current carrying capacity of the conductors. Per NEC® 240. The voltage rating is required to be marked on all overcurrent protective device labels. the ampacity of the conductors is typically not exceeded. The ampere rating of a fuse or circuit breaker normally should not exceed the current carrying capacity of the conductors. 2500. the ampere rating of a fuse or a circuit breaker is selected at 125% of the continuous load current. perhaps the most important and most often overlooked is the interrupting rating. 1200. 350. 60. if a conductor is rated to carry 20A. solidly grounded neutral source where the line-to-neutral voltage does not exceed 300V. the overcurrent protective device may not clear the overcurrent safely. For instance. This will be discussed in more detail in Part IV.4(C) requires the ampacity of the conductor to be equal to or greater than the rating of the overcurrent protective device for overcurrent devices rated over 800A. 4 wire. It could not be used on 480V resistance grounded or ungrounded systems because they are not solidly grounded.

This article emphasizes the difference between clearing fault level currents and clearing operating Table Of Contents currents.9.000A to 300. Modern current-limiting fuses. requires equipment intended to interrupt current at fault levels to have an interrupting rating sufficient for the current that must be interrupted. If a fault current exceeds the interrupting rating of the overcurrent protective device. this may be insufficient in the future if changes to the electrical system are made. However. the device may actually rupture. therefore. 65kA and 100kA at 480V. 25kA. such as Class J. An overcurrent protective device must be able to withstand the destructive energy of short-circuit currents. Protective devices such as fuses and circuit breakers are designed to clear fault currents and.000A to 200. As interrupting rating of circuit breakers increases.Electrical Plan Review Overcurrent Protective Device Ratings Interrupting Rating NEC® Article 100 defines interrupting rating as: The highest current at rated voltage that a device is intended to interrupt under standard test conditions. Minimum Interrupting Rating NEC® 240. Typically the circuit breaker that just meets the required available fault current is selected. Equipment such as contactors and switches have interrupting ratings for currents at other than fault levels.60(C) states that the minimum interrupting rating for a branch-circuit cartridge fuse is 10. The circuit breaker or fuse must be properly marked if the interrupting rating exceeds these respective minimum ratings. causing additional damage. must have shortcircuit interrupting ratings sufficient for all available fault levels. Thus. Molded case circuit breakers typically come in a variety of interrupting ratings from 10.000A.000A and are dependent upon the voltage rating.83(C) states that the minimum interrupting rating for a branch-circuit circuit breaker is 5. it is important when applying a fuse or circuit breaker to use one which can physically interrupt the largest potential short-circuit currents.000A at rated voltage. Typical incremental interrupting ratings for a single series of circuit breakers may be 14kA. 5 . The picture to the right illustrates how considerable damage can result if the interrupting rating of a protective device is exceeded by a short-circuit current. R. NEC® 240. These minimum interrupting ratings and markings do not apply to supplemental protective devices such as glass tube fuses or supplemental protectors.000A. such as normal current overloads and locked rotor currents. NEC® 110. so does the cost of the circuit breaker.T and L have a high interrupting rating of 200.

IN VIOLATION OF NEC® 110. 50. 50.000 AMPS) DAM BREAKS AND RESERVOIR RELEASES SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT OF 50...g.000 AMPS) SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT SAFELY CLEARED FLOOD GATES HAVE ADEQUATE INTERRUPTING RATING.9.000 AMPS) Short-Circuit Operation with Inadequate Interrupting Rating FLOOD GATES ARE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INTERRUPTING RATING OVERCURRENT PROTECTIVE DEVICE WITH INADEQUATE INTERRUPTING RATING.g. consider these analogies FLOOD GATES ANALOGOUS TO OVERCURRENT PROTECTIVE DEVICE RESERVOIR CAPACITY ANALOGOUS TO AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT OVERCURRENT PROTECTIVE DEVICE LOAD CURRENT (100 GALLONS PER MINUTE) AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT (e.9 IS UNDAMAGED AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT (e.Electrical Plan Review Short-Circuit Currents and Interrupting Rating Normal Current Operation Table Of Contents To better understand interrupting rating and the importance of compliance with NEC® 110.9. AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT (e.g. OVERCURRENT PROTECTIVE DEVICE IS DESTROYED. FAULT CURRENT SAFELY INTERRUPTED 6 .000 GALLONS PER MINUTE Short-Circuit Operation with Adequate Interrupting Rating OVERCURRENT PROTECTIVE DEVICE WITH ADEQUATE INTERRUPTING RATING IN COMPLIANCE WITH NEC® 110.. 50.

infinite source available.425 x . Step 5 Calculate “M” (multiplier) or take from Table 4. Note 5: The calculated short-circuit currents above represent the bolted fault values that approximate worst case conditions. These figures are based on change in turns ratio between primary and secondary. and 1.2 AWG CU Steel conduit BRANCH CIRCUIT PANEL Basic Short-Circuit Calculation Procedure. and Table 250. See Note 3.90.732 x 20 x 46.73 1. 110. 250. 110. Table Of Contents Example Of 3-Phase Short-Circuit Calculation Fault #1 300 KVA.425A Step 5 M= Step 6 †I SCA (L-L-L) 3-Phase Short Circuit Current at Fault #1 FAULT #2 (Use I SCA (L-L-L) at Fault #1 to calculate) Step 4 f= 1.1.FLA x multiplier circuit current (Formula or Table 5) See Note 1 and Note 4. full-load amperes from either: a) Name plate b) Tables 3A & 3B c) Formula Step 2 Find transformer multiplier See Note 3.9.96.687A 1o line-to-neutral (L-N) faults f = 2 x L x l L-N* See Note 2 and C x n x EL-N Note 5 L = length (feet) of conduit to the fault. See Notes 1 and 4.474 (See Table 4) 1+f = 39. Motor short-circuit contribution.732 KVA x 1000 EL-L FAULT #1 Step 1 Step 2 IFLA = KVA x 1000 300 x 1000 = = 833A EL-L x 1. 50% otherwise) 25-125% (Use 100% near transformer.10.3(B). Note 2. Procedure Step 1 Determine transf. for worst case conditions. (RMS symmetrical) See Note 1. multiply transformer %Z by . Note 6: Approximation of arcing fault values for sustained arcs as percentage of 3-Phase (L-L-L) bolted fault values are shown below. A practical estimate of motor short-circuit contribution is to multiply the total motor full-load current in amperes by 4. †† Transformer %Z is multiplied by . Begin L-N calculations at transformer secondary terminals. (2) 4-500 kcmil CU Steel conduit 20'. L-L resistance and reactance values. 3-Phase (L-L-L) Arching Fault Phase-Phase (L-L) Arcing Fault Phase-Ground (L-G) Arcing Fault 89% (maximum) 74% (maximum) 38% (minimum) 7 .732 x L x lL-L-L 1.4. Formula 3o transf.33 to 1. See Tables 1.5 multiplier is an approximation and will theoretically vary from 1.9x Transf. 3f 120/208V Secondary MAIN SERVICE PANEL Fault #2 Infinite Primary Available 20'. 250. The 1. then proceed point-to-point. 4 . M= 1 1+f Step 5 M= Step 6 †I SCA (L-L-L) 3-Phase Short-Circuit Current at Fault #2 ** The motor contribution and voltage variance should be accounted for at this point. % Z = 100 = 55.185 x 2 x 208 1 1 = 1 + . if significant. and ±5. The application of the Point-ToPoint method can be used to determine the available short-circuit currents with a reasonable degree of accuracy at various points for either 3f or 1f electrical distribution systems.058 respectively.55 = 46.9 to establish a worst case condition.174 C x n x EL-L 22. should be added at all fault locations throughout the system. Note 3: The marked impedance values on transformers may vary ±10% from the actual values determined by ANSI / IEEE test.852 (See Table 4) 1+f = 46.122 Note. The short-circuit current available (I) for this case in Step 4 should be adjusted at the transformer terminals as follows: At L-N center tapped transformer terminals IL-N = 1. Transformers constructed to ANSI standards have a ± 7. Utility voltages may vary ±10% for power. n = number of conductors per phase (Adjusts C value for parallel runs) I = available short-circuit current in amperes at beginning of circuit. depending upon wire size. See U.273 x . 1o line-to-line (L-L) faults See Note 5 f = 2 x L x l L-L C x n x EL-L Step 4 f= 1. 250. IFLA = IFLA = KVA x 1000 EL-L x 1. zero feet from terminals of transformer. Multiplier = 100 .L.55 1. multiply values as calculated in Step 3 by 1.907 x 1 x 208 1 1 = 1 + 1. 2.11 5.5 x %R for L-N vs. 240. 1. and Note 5 † Note 1.732 x L x lL-L-L Step 4 Calculate 3o faults f= C x n x EL-L “f” factor.732 †† 1o transf. Phase-Phase (L-L): Phase-Ground (L-G) Phase-Neutral (L-N) 87% 25-125% (Use 100% near transformer. % Z Step 3 ** I SCA (L-L-L) = 833 X 55. Values of 4 to 6 are commonly accepted * Note 2.67.8 Multiplier = 100 Transf. 50% otherwise) Step 6 Compute the †I SCA = I SCA x M available shortat at circuit current fault beginning of circuit. Therefore.732 208 x 1.732 x 20 x 39.1 and/or 1. For single-phase center-tapped transformers.2 x %X and 1.Electrical Plan Review Point-To-Point Method Of Short-Circuit Calculation Calculation Of Short-Circuit Currents — Point-To-Point Method.9. Adequate interrupting rating and protection of electrical components are two essential aspects required by the NEC® 110. 2%Z. Therefore. Note 4. The first step to ensure that system protective devices have the proper interrupting rating and provide component protection is to determine the available short-circuit currents. let-through short†I SCA = Transf. the L-N fault current is lower than the L-L fault current.425 = 1. the L-N fault current is higher than the L-L fault current at the secondary terminals.5% impedance tolerance (two-winding construction).273 = = .474 = 18.5 x IL-L at Transformer Terminals At some distance from the terminals. Standard 1561.273 3-Phase Short-Circuit Current at Transformer Secondary Step 3 Determine transf.852 = 39. Approximations of Bolted fault values as percentage of 3-Phase (L-L-L) bolted fault values are shown below.174 = .11 = . The example shown here assumes unlimited primary short-circuit current (infinite bus).8% for 120-volt lighting services. C = conductor constant.

Calculate short-circuit current at secondary of transformer. IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Power Systems in Commerical Buildings & IEEE Std 242-1986 (Buff Book). %Z = Percent impedance of transformer. Note: To calculate fault level at the end of a conductor run. Table 3A. UTILITY CONNECTION KNOWN FAULT CURRENT ISCA(P) Table 1. ISCA(S) = Available fault current at transformer secondary. f= ISCA(P) x VP x 1. downstream transformer in a system when the level of fault current at the transformer primary is known. Three-Phase Transformer—Full-Load Current Rating (In Amperes) Voltage (Line-toLine) 208 220 240 440 460 480 600 Transformer KVA Rating 45 75 112. IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems. Table Of Contents Procedure For Second Transformer in System Procedure Step A Calculate “f” (ISCA(P). 5.000 x KVA 1o transformer (I SCA(P) and I x VP x (%Z) I SCA(S) are 1o fault values.000 x KVA I SCA(S) is L-L. KVA = KVA rating of transformer. Where resistance and 8 .5 150 125 208 312 416 118 197 295 394 108 180 271 361 59 98 148 197 56 94 141 188 54 90 135 180 43 72 108 144 225 625 590 541 295 282 271 217 300 833 787 722 394 377 361 289 500 1388 1312 1203 656 628 601 481 750 2082 1968 1804 984 941 902 722 1000 2776 2624 2406 1312 1255 1203 962 1500 4164 3937 3609 1968 1883 1804 1443 2000 5552 5249 4811 2624 2510 2406 1925 Table 3B. VP = Primary voltage L-L. “C” Values for Conductors Copper AWG Three Single Conductors or Conduit kcmil Steel 600V 5kV 15kV 14 389 12 617 10 981 8 1557 1551 6 2425 2406 2389 4 3806 3751 3696 3 4774 4674 4577 2 5907 5736 5574 1 7293 7029 6759 1/0 8925 8544 7973 2/0 10755 10062 9390 3/0 12844 11804 11022 4/0 15082 13606 12543 250 16483 14925 13644 300 18177 16293 14769 350 19704 17385 15678 400 20566 18235 16366 500 22185 19172 17492 600 22965 20567 17962 750 24137 21387 18889 1.Electrical Plan Review Point-To-Point Method Of Short-Circuit Calculation Calculation Of Short-Circuit Currents At Second Transformer In System. Formula 3o transformer (I SCA(P) and I SCA(S) are 3o fault values). known). Busway Plug-In Feeder High Impedance Copper Aluminum Copper Aluminum Copper 225 28700 23000 18700 12000 — 400 38900 34700 23900 21300 — 600 41000 38300 36500 31300 — 800 46100 57500 49300 44100 — 1000 69400 89300 62900 56200 15600 1200 94300 97100 76900 69900 16100 1350 119000 104200 90100 84000 17500 1600 129900 120500 101000 90900 19200 2000 142900 135100 134200 125000 20400 2500 143800 156300 180500 166700 21700 3000 144900 175400 204100 188700 23800 4000 — — 277800 256400 — Note: These values are equal to one over the impedance per foot for impedance in a survey of industry.) Step B Calculate “M” (multiplier) or take from Table 4. Use the following procedure to calculate the level of fault current at the secondary of a second. VS = Secondary voltage L-L. f= SCA(P) 100.732 (%Z) 100. and 6 of Basic Procedure.000 25278 22539 19923 Nonmagnetic 600V 5kV 389 617 982 1559 1555 2430 2418 3826 3789 4811 4745 6044 5926 7493 7307 9317 9034 11424 10878 13923 13048 16673 15351 18594 17121 20868 18975 22737 20526 24297 21786 26706 23277 28033 25204 29735 26453 31491 28083 15kV 2407 3753 4679 5809 7109 8590 10319 12360 14347 15866 17409 18672 19731 21330 22097 23408 24887 Three-Conductor Cable Conduit Steel 600V 5kV 389 617 982 1559 1557 2431 2425 3830 3812 4820 4785 5989 5930 7454 7365 9210 9086 11245 11045 13656 13333 16392 15890 18311 17851 20617 20052 22646 21914 24253 23372 26980 25449 28752 27975 31051 30024 33864 32689 15kV 2415 3779 4726 5828 7189 8708 10500 12613 14813 16466 18319 19821 21042 23126 24897 26933 29320 Nonmagnetic 600V 5kV 389 617 982 1560 1558 2433 2428 3838 3823 4833 4803 6087 6023 7579 7507 9473 9373 11703 11529 14410 14119 17483 17020 19779 19352 22525 21938 24904 24126 26916 26044 30096 28712 32154 31258 34605 33315 37197 35749 15kV 2421 3798 4762 5958 7364 9053 11053 13462 16013 18001 20163 21982 23518 25916 27766 29735 31959 Note: These values are equal to one over the impedance per foot and based upon resistance and reactance values found in IEEE Std 241-1990 (Gray Book). follow Steps 4. (See Note 1 under “Basic Procedure”) M= 1 1+f MAIN TRANSFORMER KNOWN FAULT CURRENT Step C ISCA(P) ISCA(S) ISCA(S) = VP x M x ISCA(P) VS H. “C” Values for Busway Ampacity ISCA(S) ISCA(P) = Available fault current at transformer primary. Single-Phase Transformer—Full-Load Current Rating (In Amperes) Voltage 115/230 120/240 230/460 240/480 Transformer KVA Rating 25 50 75 109 217 326 104 208 313 54 109 163 52 104 156 100 435 417 217 208 167 726 696 363 348 250 1087 1042 543 521 333 1448 1388 724 694 500 2174 2083 1087 1042 Table 2.V.

00 90.90 1. These figures are based on change in turns ratio between primary and secondary.00 20.5 1.01 0.40 0.83 0.60 0. 9 .07 1.30 3.67 0. a 10% increase in system voltage will result in a 10% increase in the available short-circuit currents shown in the table.14 0. “M” (Multiplier)* f 0.80 0.50 3. KVA 25 37. published information.50 4.00 8.50 0.5 1.00 5.0 1.20 1.40 0.5 1.10 0.00 80.00 15.00 1.09 0.00 4.11 0.6 1.06 0.6 1.22 0.59 0.20 M 0.00 10.33 0.50 1.96 0.** *M= 1 1+f 277/480 3 ph.06 0.20 1.25 0.15 0.5 50 75 100 167 45 75 112.04 0.36 0.50 4.0 1.01 0. † Fluctuations in system voltage will affect the available short-circuit current.0 1.00 M 0.24 3.13 0.20 0.2 (%X) and 1.03 0. Short-Circuit Currents Available from Various Size Transformers (Based upon actual field nameplate data.94 0.01 Table Of Contents Table 5.74 0.45 f 1.20 0.00 4.00 Short Circuit Amps† 12175 18018 23706 34639 42472 66644 13879 23132 31259 43237 61960 83357 124364 66091 88121 132181 154211 192764 10035 15053 16726 25088 33451 51463 28672 38230 57345 66902 83628 120/240 1 ph.11 1. 100.08 0.50 4.71 0.000 KVA primary.5 150 225 300 500 750 1000 1500 2000 2500 Transformers constructed to ANSI standards have a ± 7.00 6.05 0.01 0.Electrical Plan Review Point-To-Point Method Of Short-Circuit Calculation Table 4.95 0.25 0.50 3.00 70.00 1.99 0. ** Three-phase short-circuit currents based on “infinite” primary.12 1.35 0.* 120/208 3 ph.77 0.20 1.** Table 5 Notes: * Single phase values are L-N values at transformer terminals.50 0.29 0.53 0.63 0.5 (%R) multipliers for L-N vs.00 2.92 0. the Buff Book values have been used.93 0.02 0.0 1.50 3.80 0.00 30.93 0.00 100.70 0.5 1.02 0. L-L reactance and resistance values and transformer X/R ratio = 3.01 0.5 150 225 300 500 750 1000 1500 2000 2500 75 112.00 50.02 0.00 40.87 0.00 60.98 0. †† UL listed transformers 25 KVA or greater have a ±10% impedance tolerance.11 1. 1. zero feet from terminals of transformer.00 9.5% impedance tolerance (two-winding construction).000 23478 21235 19006 Nonmagnetic 600V 5kV 237 376 599 952 951 1482 1479 2350 2342 2961 2945 3730 3702 4678 4632 5838 5766 7301 7153 9110 8851 11174 10749 12862 12343 14923 14183 16813 15858 18506 17321 21391 19503 23451 21718 25976 23702 28779 26109 15kV 1476 2333 2929 3673 4580 5646 6986 8627 10387 11847 13492 14955 16234 18315 19635 21437 23482 Three-Conductor Cable Conduit Steel 600V 5kV 237 376 599 952 951 1482 1480 2351 2347 2963 2955 3734 3719 4686 4664 5852 5820 7327 7271 9077 8981 11185 11022 12797 12636 14917 14698 16795 16490 18462 18064 21395 20607 23633 23196 26432 25790 29865 29049 15kV 1478 2339 2941 3693 4618 5717 7109 8751 10642 12115 13973 15541 16921 19314 21349 23750 26608 Nonmagnetic 600V 5kV 237 376 599 952 952 1482 1481 2353 2350 2966 2959 3740 3725 4699 4682 5876 5852 7373 7329 9243 9164 11409 11277 13236 13106 15495 15300 17635 17352 19588 19244 23018 22381 25708 25244 29036 28262 32938 31920 15kV 1479 2344 2949 3709 4646 5771 7202 8977 10969 12661 14659 16501 18154 20978 23295 25976 29135 reactance values differ or are not available.50 3. Aluminum AWG Three Single Conductors or Conduit kcmil Steel 600V 5kV 15kV 14 237 12 376 10 599 8 951 950 6 1481 1476 1472 4 2346 2333 2319 3 2952 2928 2904 2 3713 3670 3626 1 4645 4575 4498 1/0 5777 5670 5493 2/0 7187 6968 6733 3/0 8826 8467 8163 4/0 10741 10167 9700 250 12122 11460 10849 300 13910 13009 12193 350 15484 14280 13288 400 16671 15355 14188 500 18756 16828 15657 600 20093 18428 16484 750 21766 19685 17686 1.00 7. The values for reactance in determining the C Value at 5 KV & 15 KV are from the Gray Book only (Values for 14-10 AWG at 5 kV and 14-8 AWG at 15 kV are not available and values for 3 AWG have been approximated).02 0. For example.97 0.55 0.03 0.91 0. or from utility transformer worst case impedance) Voltage and Phase Full Load Amps 104 156 208 313 417 696 125 208 312 416 625 833 1388 2082 2776 4164 5552 6940 90 135 181 271 361 602 903 1204 1806 2408 3011 % Impedance†† (nameplate) 1.17 0.75 2.07 0.09 0.00 3. Short-circuit amps reflect a “worst case” condition (-10%).50 3.10 0.05 0.30 0.

3/4"C. 1" C. 1-1/2" C. 8 EMP 2 Ground Bus -2/0 AWG 800/800 120V 3 .8 AWG THHN. . . Each with 4 . 3/4" C. .35 Feet 6 AC-1 7 100/70 3 .4 Feet LPC 5 100/100 6 100/90 3 .Electrical Plan Review Work Sheet Problem—Main Distribution Panel Table Of Contents PRIMARY FUSE 300 KVA Transformer by Utility 120/208 Volt.15 Feet 4 4 .60 Feet 3 LPA 4 200/150 4 . . 2" C. 1" C.500 kcmils/XHHN . .3/0 AWG THHN.8 AWG THHN. 11 ..30' 9 8 10 100/ 9 200/ 7-1/2 Combination Motor Controller Note: Assume steel conduit.20 Feet 5 LPB 3 .1/0 AWG THHN. 4 Wire 2% Impedance 1 1 METER (2) 3" C. 3 Phase. 1-1/4" C.3 AWG THHN.10 Feet 2 MAIN SWITCH FIXTURE FLUOR.3 AWG THHN.12 AWG THHN 3 200/200 4 . .35 Feet 7 AC-2 1/2" C.4 AWG THHN. .20 Feet 4 .

“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = (3) LPA Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (MDP with voltage variance) = _______________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier . Assume 50% (400A) of the total load is from all motors.600A). In theory. Multiply total motor FLA by 4 (400 x 4 = 1.“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = (4) LPC Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (MDP with voltage variance) = _______________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier . the additional motor short-circuit contribution should be calculated at all points in the system. SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = (2) MDP Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (Transformer Secondary Terminals with voltage variance) = _____________________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier .Worksheet (1) Transformer (Secondary Terminals – Assuming Infinite Primary) Find: Transformer Full-Load Amperes . and may vary depending upon the location.Electrical Plan Review Short-Circuit Calculations .“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = 12 .IFLA (3 Phase): IFLA = Find: Multiplier – “M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA = SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution* = Table Of Contents * Note: Calculate additional motor short-circuit contribution.

“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = (6) AC-1 Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (MDP with voltage variance) = ________________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier .“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = (7) AC-2 Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (MDP with voltage variance) = ________________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier .Worksheet (5) LPB Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (MDP with voltage variance) = ________________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier .“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = Table Of Contents 13 .Electrical Plan Review Short-Circuit Calculations .

Worksheet (8) EMP Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (MDP with voltage variance) = ________________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier .“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = Table Of Contents 14 .“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = *Ignore motor contribution for this step (10) Combination Motor Controller Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (LPC with voltage variance) = ________________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier .“M” M= Calculate: Short-Circuit Current (SCA) SCA with voltage variance = Motor Contribution = SCA with voltage variance and motor contribution = (9) Fluorescent Fixture Short-Circuit Current at beginning of run (LPA with voltage variance) = ________________ Find: “f” factor f= Find: Multiplier .Electrical Plan Review Short-Circuit Calculations .

and other characteristics of the circuit to be protected shall be selected and coordinated to permit the circuit protective devices used to clear a fault to do so without extensive damage to the electrical components of the circuit.2 offers the following definition of a current-limiting overcurrent protective device: “A current-limiting overcurrent protective device is a device that. Current-Limiting Overcurrent Devices The degree of current-limitation of an overcurrent protective device.” This requires that overcurrent protective devices. or even vaporization of conductors. The current-limitation of fuses can be determined by let-through charts. The fuse curves represent the cutoff value of the prospective available short-circuit current under the given circuit conditions. and marked as current-limiting. Many circuit breakers require one-half (1⁄2) to three cycles to open as shown in the figure to the right. the component short-circuit current ratings. To be listed as current limiting several requirements must be met.Electrical Plan Review NEC® 110. It is important to note that not all devices have the same degree of current limitation. Current Limitation The clearing time for an overcurrent protective device can vary depending upon the type of device used. and Devices NEC® 110. Heating of components to very high temperatures can cause deterioration of insulation. In practice. such as fuses and circuit breakers be selected in such a manner that the short-circuit current ratings of the system components will not be exceeded should a short circuit occur. depends upon the size. The degree of current-limitation can be determined from the let-through charts. and in general. Simply. listed. such as the Bussmann® Low-Peak® Fuses. Equipment withstand ratings can be described as: How Much Fault Current can the equipment handle. To properly comply with NEC® 110. See figure to right. Fuse let-through charts are plotted from actual test data.10. The “short-circuit current rating” is the maximum short-circuit current that a component can safely withstand.10 emphasizes the requirement to thoroughly review the product standards and to apply components within the short-circuit current ratings in these standards. upon the available short-circuit current which can be delivered by the electrical system. in less than one-half cycle. Prior to using the Let-Through Charts. NEC® 240. within its current-limiting range. This fault shall be assumed to be either between two or more of the circuit conductors. when interrupting currents in its current-limiting range. It thus prevents short-circuit currents from building up to their full available values. Each type or class of fuse has its own family of let-through curves. or between any circuit conductor and the grounding conductor or enclosing metal raceway. selecting overcurrent protective devices that have an adequate interrupting rating per NEC® 110.” A current-limiting overcurrent protective device is one that cuts off a fault current.9. some devices are more current limiting than others. an overcurrent protective device can be determined to be current limiting if it is listed and marked as current limiting in accordance with the listing standard.10. such as a current-limiting fuse.10 states “The overcurrent protective devices. Failure to limit the fault current within the short-circuit current rating may result in component destruction under short-circuit conditions. Listed products applied in accordance with their listing shall be considered to meet the requirements of this section. other devices are tested. does not assure protection of electrical system components. type of fuse. However. current limiting overcurrent protective devices may be required. the total impedance. The last sentence of NEC® 110. Current Limitation. will reduce the current flowing in the faulted circuit to a magnitude substantially less than that obtainable in the same circuit if the device were replaced with a solid conductor having comparable impedance. Tremendous magnetic forces between conductors can crack insulators and loosen or rupture bracing structures. Table Of Contents Greatest damage can occur to components in the first half-cycle. and for How Long? Square of area within waveform loops represent destrucive energy impressed upon circuit components 15 . it must be determined what letthrough data is pertinent to equipment withstand ratings.

FRS-R. and in some cases.000 40.) Most electrical equipment has a withstand rating that is defined in terms of an RMS symmetrical-short-circuit current. JJN. Determine the peak let-through current. the peak current would have been 198.000 Amps C I p Available = 198. Or.000 100.000 60.000 A 80.000 800A D 30.000 Amps B I RMS Let-Through = 21.000 Amps RMS Sym. LPS-RK. A.000 amperes (point C). as is the case with conductors. Let-Through Current Current-Limitation Curves — Bussmann® LOW-PEAK® Time-Delay Fuse KRP-C-800SP INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPS 400.000 amperes. Proceed vertically down to the prospective short-circuit current (point B). Step 3. Follow horizontally until line A-B is intersected. Peak Let-Through Current B. an 800 ampere Bussmann® LOW-PEAK® current-limiting. LPN-RK. If both the let-through currents (IRMS and Ip) of the current-limiting overcurrent protective device and the time it takes to clear the fault are less than the withstand rating of the KRP-C800SP Ampere Fuse Table Of Contents 800 Ampere LOW-PEAK® Current-Limiting Time-Delay Fuse and Associated Let-Through Data 86. and the let-through data of interest.000 amperes (point A) and proceed vertically until the 800 ampere fuse curve is intersected. the withstand rating is based on a physics formula and is also expressed in an RMS short-circuit current.000 Amps D I p Let-Through = 49. These values have been established through short-circuit testing of that equipment according to an accepted industry standard. Determine the apparent prospective RMS symmetrical let-through current.000 200.000 8000 6000 A 2000 1000 1000 2000 3000 4000 6000 B 8000 10. Step 1. Using the example given. 16 AMPERE RATING 4000 3000 . Read the peak let-through current as 49. (the RMS symmetrical let-through current would be 86. (If a fuse had not been used. Read the apparent prospective RMS symmetrical let-through current as 21.000 amperes. Available Short-Circuit A. Apparent prospective RMS symmetrical let-through current – the square of which relates to the thermal energy How to Use the Let-Through Charts This is a typical example showing the short-circuit current available (86. Step 1. Apparent Prospective RMS Sym.000 30.000 20.000 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT – SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPS A I RMS Available = 86.000 200.000 10. one can determine the pertinent letthrough data for the Bussmann® KRP-C800SP ampere LOW-PEAK® fuse. FRN-R. time-delay fuse. Step 4. Step 2. Let-through charts and tables for Bussmann® KRP-C. Step 3.000 20.000 80.000 B C 100. Step 2. LPJ. and JJS fuses are shown on pages 17-20.000 300.000 amperes if there were no fuse in the circuit.000 amperes) to an 800 ampere circuit. Peak let-through current – the square of which relates to maximum mechanical forces B.000 Amps electrical component.000 amperes (point A) and proceed vertically until the 800 ampere fuse curve is intersected.Electrical Plan Review Let-Through Charts The most important data which can be obtained from the LetThrough Charts and their physical effects are the following: A. peak let-through current.) B. Enter the chart on the prospective short-circuit current scale at 86.000 60. Follow horizontally until the instantaneous peak let-through current scale is intersected (point D). then that component will be protected from short-circuit damage. Enter the chart on the prospective short-circuit current scale at 86.

000 22 250.000 10.000 15 70.000 20.000 17 100. Fuse Size 601 IRMS 800 IRMS 1200 1600 IRMS IRMS 2000 2500 3000 4000 IRMS IRMS IRMS IRMS 5000 IRMS 6000 IRMS B 5.C. Short C. consult Factory.000 30.000 35. 17 .000 16 90.000 14 60.000 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET THRU CURRENT IN AMPERES 200000 20.000 amperes.000 17 150.000 12 40. consult Factory.000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 1 3 5 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 11 12 12 14 16 17 18 1 3 5 8 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 17 19 21 23 24 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPERES 100A 60A 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 30A 15A AMPERE RATING 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 3000 4000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 2000 5000 60000 70000 80000 90000 100000 20000 30000 40000 50000 200000 300000 2000 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 A 100 150.000 24 300.000 15 80.000 25.000 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT .000 25 100000 90000 80000 70000 60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 A 2000 1000 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 60000 70000 80000 90000 100000 20000 30000 40000 50000 200000 300000 AMPERE RATING PROSPECTIVE SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT .000 15. Short C.000 100.Electrical Plan Review Let-Through Charts LOW-PEAK® YELLOW Class L Time-Delay Fuses KRP-C_SP 1000000 900000 800000 700000 600000 500000 400000 300000 Table Of Contents KRP-C_SP Fuse – RMS Let-Through Currents (kA) Prosp. Dual-Element Time-Delay Fuses LPJ_SP B 600A 400A 200A 20000 LPJ_SP Fuse – RMS Let-Through Currents (kA) Prosp. LOW-PEAK® YELLOW Class J.000 50.000 60.000 13 50.000 15.000 10 25.000 200.000 80.000 250.SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPERES Note: For IRMS value at 300.000 amperes.000 11 30.000 5.C.000 300.000 20 200. Fuse Size 15 IRMS 30 IRMS 60 IRMS 100 IRMS 200 IRMS 400 IRMS 600 IRMS 100000 90000 80000 70000 60000 50000 40000 30000 1.000 3.000 40.000 11 35.000 6000A 5000A 4000A 3000A 2500A 2000A 1600A 1200A 800A 601A 5 8 9 5 10 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 25 27 29 31 5 10 15 17 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 29 30 34 37 40 43 5 10 15 20 22 24 25 26 28 30 32 33 34 36 41 45 49 52 5 10 15 20 25 27 29 30 32 34 36 38 39 41 47 51 55 59 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 35 37 40 42 44 45 47 54 59 64 68 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 50 49 52 54 56 58 67 73 79 84 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 50 60 62 65 67 70 80 87 94 100 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 50 60 70 76 79 81 93 102 110 117 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 104 114 123 30 10.SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPERES Note: For IRMS value at 300.

000 1.000 8.Electrical Plan Review Let-Through Charts LOW-PEAK® YELLOW Class RK1 Dual-Element Time-Delay Fuses LPN-RK_SP B 400.000 300.C.000 30.000 20.000 30.000 10.000 6.000 30.000 40.000 AMPERE RATING 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 7 8 9 11 11 12 1 2 3 5 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 15 16 17 18 1 2 3 5 9 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 16 16 16 17 17 19 20 21 22 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPERES 100.000 3.000 70.000 60.000 35.000 2.000 300.000 10.000 80.000 30.000 1.000 40.000 3.000 600A 400A 200A 20.000 25.000 30A A 2.000 200.000 600A 400A 200A 20.000 35.000 8.000 7.000 80.000 3.000 200.000 30. Fuse Size 30 IRMS 60 IRMS 100 IRMS 200 IRMS 400 IRMS 600 IRMS 1.000 90.000 Table Of Contents LPN-RK_SP – RMS Let-Through Currents (kA) Prosp.000 30A A 2.000 20.000 10.000 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT . Short C.000 15.000 250.000 100.000 5.000 7.000 3.000 5.000 100.000 70.SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPERES 18 .000 30.000 40.000 LPS-RK_SP – RMS Let-Through Currents (kA) Prosp.000 100.000 9.000 100A 60A 10.000 300.000 50.000 1.000 200.000 40.000 100A 60A 10.000 4. Short C.000 200.000 25.000 300.000 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT .000 10.000 80.000 6.000 90.000 150.000 8.000 5.000 4.000 70.000 4.000 90.000 20.000 1. Fuse Size 30 IRMS 60 IRMS 100 IRMS 200 IRMS 400 IRMS 600 IRMS 1.000 4.000 300.000 80.000 AMPERE RATING 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 10 11 12 12 1 2 3 5 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 12 13 13 13 14 15 16 17 18 1 2 3 5 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 19 21 22 23 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPERES 2.000 300.000 200.SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPERES LOW-PEAK® YELLOW Class RK1 Dual-Element Time-Delay Fuses LPS-RK_SP B 400.000 70.000 250.000 100.000 90.000 50.000 80.000 40.000 8.000 60.000 5.000 3.000 3.000 100.000 50.000 15.000 150.000 50.000 9.000 40.000 60.000 20.000 80.000 2.000 60.000 6.000 60.000 200.000 60.C.000 2.000 6.

000 30.000 100.000 200.000 40.000 60.000 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPERES 100000 90000 80000 70000 60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 600A 400A 200A 100A 60A 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 30A A 2000 1000 30000 50000 60000 70000 80000 90000 100000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 1000 2000 20000 40000 200000 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT .000 80. Fuse Size 30 IRMS 60 IRMS 100 IRMS 200 IRMS 400 IRMS 600 IRMS B 5.000 15.000 30.000 50.000 20.000 90.000 25.000 40.000 35.000 200000 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 6 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 9 9 4 5 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 16 5 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 14 15 17 17 17 18 21 23 5 10 14 15 17 18 18 19 20 22 23 23 24 25 27 32 10.C.Electrical Plan Review Let-Through Charts FUSETRON® Class RK5 Dual-Element Time-Delay Fuses FRN-R 400000 300000 Table Of Contents FRN-R – RMS Let-Through Currents (kA) Prosp.000 90.000 150.000 70.000 AMPERE RATING 15.000 20.000 200. Fuse Size 30 IRMS 60 IRMS 100 IRMS 200 IRMS 400 IRMS 600 IRMS B 5.000 70.000 200000 AMPERE RATING 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 8 3 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 10 11 5 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 16 18 5 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 17 18 19 19 20 21 24 26 5 10 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 32 10. Short C.C.000 150.000 80. Short C.000 50.SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPERES FUSETRON® Class RK5 Dual-Element Time-Delay Fuses FRS-R 400000 300000 FRS-R – RMS Let-Through Currents (kA) Prosp.000 35.000 100.000 INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPERES 100000 90000 80000 70000 60000 50000 40000 600A 400A 200A 30000 100A 20000 60A 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 30A A 2000 1000 3000 4000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 60000 70000 80000 90000 100000 1000 2000 5000 20000 40000 50000 200000 30000 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT .000 25.SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPERES 19 .000 60.

000 60.000 1.000 50.000 30.000 30.000 40.000 20.000 30.000 30.000 100.000 80.000 20. Short C.000 10. Fuse Size 15 IRMS 30 IRMS 60 IRMS 100 IRMS 200 IRMS 400 IRMS 600 IRMS 800 IRMS 1200 IRMS B 500 AMPERE RATING 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 1 1 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 1 1 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 13 15 1 1 5 7 9 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 14 15 15 16 17 19 1 1 5 9 10 11 12 13 13 13 15 16 17 17 18 19 22 23 1.000 200.000 800 600 400 300 200 Table Of Contents JJN – RMS Let-Through Current (kA) Prosp.000 30.000 60.000 100 200 300 400 600 800 1.000 2.000 80.000 10.C.000 20.000 35.000 60.000 2 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT–SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPS 20 .000 70.000 40.000 4.000 1 200.000 100.000 3.000 2.000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 1 1 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 1 1 4 6 7 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 14 16 1 1 5 8 10 10 11 12 13 13 14 16 17 17 18 19 22 24 1 1 5 9 11 12 13 14 15 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 25 28 800 600 400 200 100 60 30 15 A 6.000 100.000 80.000 90.000 4. Short C.C.000 20.000 8.000 15.000 2.000 40.000 100.000 3.000 800 600 400 300 200 JJS – RMS Let-Through Current (kA) Prosp.000 8.000 8.000 1 150.000 200.000 25.000 2 PROSPECTIVE SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT–SYMMETRICAL RMS AMPS TRON® Class T Fast-Acting Fuses JJS 400.000 5.000 35. AMPERE RATING Fuse Size 15 IRMS 30 IRMS 60 IRMS 100 IRMS 200 IRMS 400 IRMS 600 IRMS 800 IRMS B INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPS 500 1.000 300.000 80.000 1.000 15.000 40.000 60.000 60.000 8.000 1200 800 600 400 200 100 60 30 15 A 6.000 10.000 200.000 20.000 300.000 4.000 60.000 30.000 20.000 3.000 80.000 50.000 2 150.000 2 200.000 90.Electrical Plan Review Let-Through Charts TRON® Class T Fast-Acting Fuses JJN INSTANTANEOUS PEAK LET-THROUGH CURRENT IN AMPS 400.000 6.000 100.000 25.000 6.000 40.000 40.000 80.000 10.000 2.000 70.000 3.000 200.000 100 200 300 400 600 800 1.000 5.000 100.000 10.000 10.000 4.

0 667 8 Y .6 E L S— 1 C — 16 CYC LE S C 30 CY CLE 0 Y CONDUCTOR: 6 C 0 10 SE 1.800 8.100 400 600 1. This can be used to find short-circuit current ratings where the clearing time is below 1 cycle. As a guide in preventing such serious damage.200 34.550 2. which. it can be seen that the fuse will reduce the 40. Short-Circuit Protection of Wire and Cable 40. Thus.000 3.000 10.700 4.500 6.AMPERES A = CONDUCTOR AREA .000A fault to a value of 2. Similar concerns are present where circuit breakers with short-time delay are utilized.000 SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT . high conductor temperatures may seriously damage conductor insulation. which begin to damage the insulation.200 24. and the overcurrent protective device characteristics should be such that these maximum allowable short-circuit currents and times are not exceeded.600 21.000 80. Motor circuits offer similar concerns (overload relays provide the overload protection.000 amperes RMS symmetrical.000 60. to the right. since this delays the short-circuit operation of circuit breakers.000 40.000 20.2 00 EC CO C 2 0 S E CY CL S — 0.800 10. 7 EC ND 66 3 S O DS LE — C C S .SECONDS T1 = MAXIMUM OPERATING TEMPERATURE 75°C T2 = MAXIMUM SHORT-CIRCUIT TEMPERATURE 150°C 10 AWG 1/0 AWG 3 AWG 2/0 AWG 3/0 AWG 8 AWG 6 AWG 2 AWG 1 AWG 500 kcmil 4/0 AWG 1.020 13. Fault induced.900 * Extrapolated data. The circuit shown in the figure below originates at a distribution panel with an available short-circuit current of 40.000 8. Using the formula shown on the ICEA protection chart will allow the engineer to calculate short-circuit current ratings of cable not shown on these pages.400 5. 033 S S — 0. Permission has been given by ICEA to reprint this chart.900 3.200 700 1100 1.500 16. maximum allowable short-circuit temperatures.Electrical Plan Review Conductor Protection The increase in KVA capacity of power distribution systems has resulted in available short-circuit currents of extremely high magnitude.1 67 S EC 1 ND S C S O ND S 6 CY LE S — 0.000 Amps RMS Sym. 1992) by the Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA).200 1. 21 . For example. with branchcircuit protection being sized at several times the ampacity of the conductor).000 4.600 12.100 500 700 1. Copper. Available Distribution Panel LOW-PEAK® Dual-Element Fuse LPS-RK30SP Short-Circuit To Load 10 AWG THW Copper Table Of Contents Short-Circuit Current Withstand Chart for Copper Cables with Thermoplastic Insulation Allowable Short-Circuit Currents for Insulated Copper Conductors* 100.CIRCULAR MILS t = TIME OF SHORT-CIRCUIT .400 3.900 6.000 2. By reviewing the let-through charts for the LPS-RK30SP.300 6.000 6.800 17.000 1.200 30.THOUSANDS OF AMPERES 30.122. the 10 AWG conductor would be protected by the fuse. The Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) withstand chart.400 48. The 10 AWG THW copper conductor is protected by a Bussmann® LOW-PEAK® fuse sized per NEC® 240.500 9.400 2. 75°C thermoplastic insulation begins to be damaged at 150°C.700 2. have been established for various types of insulation.450 3.0 N 3 E O 0 S 3 CY LE — 0.000 S ND DS CO ON S C ND S 67 SE O D 3 01 EC ON 0.600 12.000 kcmil 4 AWG 100 CONDUCTOR SIZE *Copyright 1969 (reaffirmed March.800 7. will produce these maximum temperatures for each conductor size.000 800 600 400 300 200 COPPER INSULATION: THERMOPLASTIC CURVES BASED ON FORMULA: I 2 T2 + 234 t = .000 19.000 4.4(D) (30A maximum for a 10 AWG conductor). after flowing for the times indicated. shows the currents. The system available short-circuit current.020A for 1/2 cycle.200 9.400 1300 900 2100 1500 3. The table below the ICEA chart shows a summary of the information from the ICEA Chart/Formula.000A and clear within 1/2 cycle. conductor cross-sectional area. 75° Thermoplastic Insulated Cable Damage Table (Based on 60 HZ) Copper Maximum Short-Circuit Withstand Current in Amperes Wire Size 75°C 1/8 1/4 1/2 1 2 Thermoplastic Cycles* Cycles* Cycles* Cycle Cycles 3 Cycles 18* 16* 14* 12* 10 8 6 4 1850 3000 4.800 7.5 00 SE 4 0 CY CLE S — 1. Short-circuit protection of conductors is especially important for equipment grounding conductors since reduced sizing is permitted by Table 250. The ICEA table shows the 10 AWG conductor to have a short-circuit withstand rating of 6.0297 log T + 234 A 1 [ ] [ ] WHERE: I = SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT .

000 25. the KRP-C-800SP LOW-PEAK® time-delay fuses would limit this available current.500 33.500 20.000 94. the bracing requirements would have to be 65. If a busway has been listed or labeled for a maximum short-circuit current without a specific overcurrent device (i.500 26.000 25.000 amperes at its line side. Table Of Contents If a non-current-limiting type protective device.000 9.000 52.000 100. Minimum Bracing Required for Bus Structures at 480V.200 17.000 36.000 ampere RMS symmetrical (3-cycle) rated bus to be specified.000 32.000 16.000 29.000 37.000 24. these ratings will not apply unless the protective device will remove the fault within three cycles or less.000 15.000 25.000 50.000 22.200 4.) 22 . This is based upon the let-through current of the fuse.000 24.000 3. were specified.000 75.000 amperes for three cycles.000 amperes RMS symmetrical.200 6.000 22.000 12. (LOW-PEAK® YELLOW fuses are current-limiting fuses.Busways may be used on circuits having available short-circuit currents greater than the three cycle rating of the busway rating when properly coordinated with current-limiting devices.000 28.000 46.000 KRP-C-800SP 800 Amp LOW-PEAK® Time-Delay Fuses The 800 ampere plug-in bus could be subjected to 65.000 *Fuses are: 100-600 Ampere—LOW-PEAK® YELLOW Dual-Element Fuses—LPS-RK_SP (Class RK1) or LPJ_SP (Class J).000 48.000 14.000 73.000 58. The table below shows the minimum bracing required for bus structures at 480V based upon the available short-circuit current.000 39.000 50. (Amperes RMS Symmetrical) Rating* Busway 100 225 400 600 601 800 1200 1600 2000 3000 4000 Fuse 100 225 400 600 601 800 1200 1600 2000 3000 4000 Available Short-Circuit Amperes RMS Sym.500 17.000 14.000 9.000 11.500 28. 800-4000 Ampere—LOW-PEAK® YELLOW Time-Delay Fuses—KRP-C_SP (Class L).000 6. 200. however.000 8.000 19.. This can be used to avoid the need and added cost of higher bracing requirements for equipment.400 4.200 11.000 43.Electrical Plan Review Bus and Busway Protection The short-circuit ratings of busways are established on the basis of minimum three-cycle duration tests.000 23.000 14. such as a standard 800A circuit breaker as shown below.800 5. for three cycles).500 12.000 18.000 17. the 800 ampere bus need only be braced for 19. If a busway has been listed or labeled for a maximum short-circuit current with a specific overcurrent device.000 40.000 58.000 17.00 13. Refer to the figures below for an analysis of the short-circuit current rating requirements for the 800 ampere plug-in bus depending upon the overcurrent device selected. it cannot be used where greater fault currents are available without violating the listing or labeling. current-limiting fuses can be used to reduce the available short-circuit current to within the withstand rating of the busway.000 7. When protected by KRPC800SP LOW-PEAK® time-delay fuses. This would allow a standard 22. Per NEMA Publication No. 25.e. BU1-1999 .000 68.

000A interrupting rating circuit breaker has been tested. 65.000A interrupting rating circuit breaker. 10. Series ratings can consist of fuses protecting circuit breakers. Series rating is a combination of circuit breakers. 24 . The fuse and circuit breaker types for this series combination rating would have to be verified by the evidence of the panelboard or switchboard marking as required by NEC® 240. this series rated combination cannot be applied.86(A). Series Rating Fuse and Circuit Breakers. Series Rating Circuit Breakers.Proper selection of series combination ratings Motor Contribution Limitation The first critical requirement limits the application of a series combination rating where motors are connected between the line-side (protecting) device and the load-side (protected) circuit breaker.86(B) due to motor contributions. several special requirements or limitations exist and are discussed below. A fully rated system is a system where every overcurrent protective device has an interrupting rating equal to or greater than the available fault.86 and 110. that can be applied at available short-circuit levels above the interrupting rating of the load side circuit breakers. Special Requirements For Applying a Series Combination Rating Special requirements and limitations must be considered for the application of a series combination rating. In the example below. In the example below.01 = 100A). Fully rated systems are typically preferred and recommended. or fuses and circuit breakers. but not above that of the main or line-side device.Motor contribution limitation . NEC® 240.000A when protected by the upstream Class J fuse.Field labeling requirements .000A when protected by the upstream 200A. Since the motor load exceeds 1% of the load-side circuit breaker (10. for a series combination interrupting rating of 65.Manufacturer labeling requirements .000A interrupting rating circuit breaker has been tested. a 20A.22 are met.Lack of coordination limitation . Table Of Contents While there is only one advantage to utilizing a series combination rating…lower installed cost. 10. which include: . for a series combination interrupting rating of 200. the actual application of series ratings is typically limited.Electrical Plan Review Series Ratings Most electrical distribution systems are fully rated as required by NEC® 110. the 20A.86(A).9.000 X 0. The circuit breaker types for this series combination rating would have to be verified by the evidence of the panelboard or switchboard marking as required by NEC® 240. The example to the right shows a violation of 240. or circuit breakers protecting circuit breakers.86(B) requires that series ratings shall not be used where the sum of motor full load currents exceeds 1% of the interrupting rating of the load-side (protected) circuit breaker. but electrical distribution systems are permitted to incorporate series ratings. provided all the requirements of NEC® 240. However.

Circuit Breakers with Short-Time-Delay and Instantaneous Override Some electronic trip molded case circuit breakers and most insulated case circuit breakers (ICCB) offer short-time delay (STD). At the unlatching point.1 . while short-time delay in molded case and insulated case circuit breakers can improve coordination in the overload and low level fault regions. causing a blackout to the other loads protected by the 400A breaker. low voltage power circuit breakers with short-time delay can hold into faults for up to 30 cycles. I.03 . However. a built-in instantaneous override mechanism is present. is also available on low voltage power circuit breakers.06 . If a fault above 1500 amperes occurs on the load side of the 90 ampere breaker. 4.6 .000 14. this can affect other upstream molded case circuit breakers depending upon the size and the instantaneous setting of the circuit breakers upstream and the magnitude of the fault current.001 8000 10.T. similar to molded case circuit breakers and insulated case circuit breakers without short-time delay. The example below illustrates this point.000A 80. This is typical for molded case circuit breakers due to the instantaneous trip and wide band of operation on medium to high fault conditions.000 40.000 1. In addition.75 = 1500A (± 25% band). At Point C.Electrical Plan Review Selective Coordination – Circuit Breakers The curve to the right shows a 90 ampere circuit breaker and an upstream 400 ampere circuit breaker with an instantaneous trip setting of 5 (5 times 400A = 2000A). with settings from 6 to 30 cycles. Low Voltage Power Circuit Breakers (LVPCB) with Short-Time Delay Short-time-delay.000 20. non-selective tripping can exist. Thus. However.000 10 20 30 40 60 80 100 200 300 400 600 800 1000 2000 3000 6000 60. This allows the downstream device to open the fault before the upstream low voltage power circuit breaker opens. = 5X 4000A 1 . Thus. the 400 ampere breaker could have unlatched and started to open as well.R.000 30. if the fault is between the downstream device and the low voltage power circuit breaker. The sequence of events would be as follows: 1. However.2 .000A I. The minimum instantaneous unlatching current for the 400A circuit breaker could be as low as 2000A times . Consequently. the electrical equipment can be subjected to unnecessarily high mechanical and thermal stress. it may not be able to assure coordination for medium and high level fault conditions. The 90 ampere breaker generally unlatches before the 400 ampere breaker. However.8 . 1000 800 600 400 300 200 Table Of Contents 400A 90A 100 80 60 40 30 20 90Amp Circuit Breaker 10 8 6 4 3 TIME IN SECONDS 2 400Amp Circuit Breaker I.004 .000A 30. The 400 ampere breaker unlatches (Point B). Because of this instantaneous override. the 400 ampere breaker also will have completely opened. The 90 ampere breaker unlatches (Point A). typically 6 to 30 cycles. 2. This is called the instantaneous override function.000 100. both breakers could open. This allows the circuit breaker the ability to delay tripping for a period of time.R.002 • A• B • D C .4 . before the 90 ampere breaker can clear the fault current. The instantaneous override setting for these devices is typically 8 to 12 times the rating of the circuit breaker and will “kick in” for faults equal to or greater than the override setting. the process is irreversible.08 .008 . with electronic trip molded case circuit breakers and insulated case circuit breakers. Assume a 4000 ampere short-circuit exists on the load side of the 90 ampere circuit breaker.003 . with low voltage power circuit breakers an instantaneous override is not required. 27 . and will override the STD for medium to high level faults. it will open.3 .04 . 3.006 . At Point D.02 • .500A CURRENT IN AMPERES 4.01 . Once a breaker unlatches. this is a non-selective system. the 90 ampere breaker will have completely interrupted the fault current.

When fuses are within the same case size.5:1 2:1 3:1 3:1 3:1 2:1 4:1 1. Notice above approximately 4. General Notes: Ratios given in this Table apply only to Buss® fuses.06 .6 .01 1000 2000 3000 4000 6000 8000 .100A Selective Coordination . Point D 1 . fuse manufacturers have developed an engineering tool to aid in the proper selection of fuses for selective coordination.03 . dual-element fuses in series. Note that for Bussmann® LOW-PEAK® Fuses. For medium and high fault currents. It can be determined that the two fuses are coordinated. Point D represents the maximum time the 100 ampere time-delay dual-element fuse will take to open the 1000 ampere fault. follow the dotted lines to Points D and E.5:1 1.000 Point A 1000A CURRENT IN AMPERES In order to verify the coordination ability of fuses.75 seconds.04 . first find 1000 amperes on the horizontal axis (Point A). The two fuse curves can be examined by the same procedure at various current levels along the horizontal axis (for example.4 .5:1 2:1 2:1 6:1 2:1 2:1 2:1 6000A (L) 0 to Fast.(RK1) LPS-RKSP to Ele. Fuse coordination for the overload region and low fault currents can be shown using the time-current curves. The horizontal axis of the graph represents the RMS symmetrical current in amperes.3 .000 100 200 300 400 600 800 . follow the dotted line vertically to the intersection of the total clear curve of the 100 ampere time-delay dual-element fuse (Point B) and the minimum melt curve of the 400 ampere time-delay dual-element fuse (Point C). Point E represents the minimum time at which the 400 ampere time-delay dual-element fuse could open this available fault current. At 1. Line-Side Fuse 2:1 3:1 N/A 4:1 3:1 1. since the 100 ampere time-delay dual-element fuse will open before the 400 ampere time-delay dualelement fuse can melt. a 2:1 ratio is all that is needed to obtain selective coordination. Thus. the time-current curve can not be used.5:1 2:1 – 1.SC SC – – 3:1 3:1 4:1 – 2:1 2:1 60A Delay (G) ® * Note: At some values of fault current. horizontally from both intersection points.LOW-PEAK® KRP-C_SP 2:1 2.5:1 4:1 2:1 2:1 2:1 6000A Delay YELLOW (L) 601 to Time. in seconds. see Points F and G at the 2000 ampere fault level). * Selectivity Ratio Guide (Line-Side to Load-Side) for Blackout Prevention Circuit Load-Side Fuse Current Rating Type Trade Name 601-6000A TimeDelay LOW-PEAK® YELLOW (L) KRP-C_SP 601-4000A TimeDelay LIMITRON 0-600A Dual-Element Time-Delay LOW-PEAK® YELLOW (RK1) (J) LPN-RKSP LPJ-SP LPS-RKSP 2:1 2:1 601-6000A 0-600A 0-1200A Fast-Acting Fast-Acting FUSETRON® LIMITRON LIMITRON 0-600A 0-60A TimeDelay SC (G) SC N/A T-TRON® LIMITRON (J) JKS 2:1 Class (L) (RK5) (L) (RK1) (T) Buss® KLU FRN-R KTU KTN-R JJN Symbol FRS-R KTS-R JJS 601 to Time. Plot fuse curves or consult with Bussmann . The vertical axis represents the time.2 Point B Point F .LIMITRON® KLU 2:1 2:1 2:1 2:1 4:1 2:1 2:1 2:1 4000A Delay (L) ® LOW-PEAK LPN-RKSP – – 2:1 2:1 8:1 – 3:1 3:1 YELLOW 0 Dual.1 .Fuses The figure to the right illustrates the time-current characteristic curves for two sizes of time-delay. manufacturer’s literature must be consulted. as depicted in the one-line diagram. but as long as the downstream fuse clears the fault before the upstream fuse begins to open. 600 400 300 200 400A Electrical Plan Review Table Of Contents 400A 100 80 60 40 30 20 Point E Point C 100A Available Fault Current Level 1000A TIME IN SECONDS 10 8 6 4 3 2 Point G Figure 3a.5:1 N/A 4:1 4:1 4:1 2:1 28 20. The Selectivity Ratio Guide (SRG) is shown to the right and is based upon Bussmann® fuses. For example: Assume an available fault current level of 1000 amperes RMS symmetrical on the load side of the 100 ampere fuse. coordination is assured.02 Minimum Melt Total Clearing 10. At 88 seconds. specified ratios may be lowered to permit closer fuse sizing.5:1 1. consult Bussmann®. coordination can not be determined by the time-current curves. For coordination ratios for other manufacturers.5:1 (RK5) FRS-R 601 to LIMITRON KTU 2:1 2.8 . To determine the time it would take this fault current to open the two fuses. coordination is assured for this level of current.08 .000A. Then.LIMITRON KTN-R – – 3:1 3:1 8:1 – 3:1 3:1 600A Acting (RK1) KTS-R 0 to T-TRON ® JJN – – 3:1 3:1 8:1 – 3:1 3:1 1200A (T) JJS 0 to LIMITRON JKS – – 2:1 2:1 8:1 – 3:1 3:1 600A (J) 0 to Time.(J) LPJ-SP – – 2:1 2:1 8:1 – 3:1 3:1 600A ment FUSETRON® FRN-R – – 1.

or 250.28(C) Equipment Grounding Terminal Bar: NEC® 250.102(A) Size: NEC® 250.24(B).96 Material: NEC® 250.28.62 Install: NEC® 250.122 and Table 250.104(A) Metal Water Piping.92(B) Material: NEC® 250. 250.22 When Serving As An Effective Ground Fault Current Path: What? NEC® 250.28(A) Size: NEC® 250. 70 NEC® 250.68.64(E) What: NEC® 250.118 Install: NEC® 250.24(A)(4). 8.52(A) Grounding Electrode Conductor Size: NEC® 250.24(A) Grounding Electrode Connection to Electrode System NEC® 250.122 or current limiting protection device to protect EGC.24(A)(4) (connected to enclosure) Supplemental Ground (If Required) NEC® 250.4 METER BASE • Equipment Grounding Conductor Material: NEC® 250.Electrical Plan Review Grounding & Bonding of Service Equipment IMPORTANT: Effective Bonding and Grounding Required: NEC® 250.120 Size: NEC® 250.50 NEC® 250.90 NEC® 250.4 NEC® 250.66 Performance Criteria: NEC® 250.24(A) Size: NEC® 250. 250. 250.122 Note: May require larger equipment grounding conductor than shown in Table 250.4 Definition of Effective Ground Fault Path: NEC® Article 100 Neutral Disconnecting Means: NEC® 230.92(A) How? NEC® 250. Non-Metallic Conduit MAIN DISTRIBUTION PANEL Table Of Contents Bonding Why? NEC® 250.104(B) Other Metal Piping.102(C) Performance Criteria: NEC® 250.64 Metal Enclosure: NEC® 250.90 What? NEC® 250. 220. 250.96(A) Must have capacity to conduct safely any fault current likely to be imposed on it.42.66 Material: NEC® 250. • • NEUTRAL Ungrounded Phase Service Entrance Conductors to Pad Mount Transformer 800/800 Grounded Neutral Service Entrance Conductors to Pad Mount Transformer KRP-C • Neutral (Grounded) Conductor Size: NEC® 230.28(D) Connect: NEC® 250.75 Main Bonding Jumper: NEC® 250.52(A) (1) Metal Underground Water Pipe (2) Metal Frame of Building Steel or Structure (3) Concrete Encased Electrode (4) Ground Ring (5) Rod and Pipe Electrodes (6) Plate Electrodes (7) Other Local Metal Underground System or Structure Bonding of Piping system and Structural Steel NEC® 250.104(C) Structural Steel (Not Effectively Grounded) 30 .

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9. SIZE.Electrical Plan Review Data “Log In”—Form DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL INSPECTION CITY OF Date Permit Table Of Contents Electrical Contractor Street Address City State Zip The following information is requested to determine that the electrical equipment to be installed at: Name of occupant or owner is in compliance with the National Electrical Code® as it relates to available short-circuit currents and interrupting ratings. This form is to be completed and returned to the Department of Electrical Inspection for approval prior to installation.10. component protection and selective coordination. Article 210. Article 404. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OR OTHER RESPONSIBLE PARTY: TRANSFORMER KVA PHASE 3 OR 4 WIRE ALUMINUM I IMPEDANCE % SECONDARY VOLTAGE LENGTH OF SERVICE CONDUCTORS CONDUIT SIZE STEEL I NON-MAGNETIC I SIZE & NUMBER OF SERVICE CONDUCTORS PER PHASE TYPE OF CONDUCTORS: COPPER I (MAIN DISTRIBUTION PANEL) TYPE.62. 110. Article 240.3(B). AND INTERRUPTING RATING OF OVERCURRENT DEVICES IN SERVICE DISCONNECT SIZE OF GROUNDING ELECTRODE CONDUCTOR (page 1 of 2) BRACING OF SERVICE EQUIPMENT 32 . Article 250. 110. Article 310. Article 230. Article 215. Article 430. Article 450 and 620. Article 408. See NEC®: 110.

All current values in RMS unless otherwise noted. Use back of form or attach separate sheet to show one-line diagram of service. FIXTURE 10 AT COMBINATION MOTOR CONT. must prove protection 1 AT TRANSFORMER SECONDARY TERMINALS 2 AT LINE SIDE OF MAIN DISTRIBUTION PANEL 3 AT PANEL LPA 4 AT PANEL LPC 5 AT PANEL LPB 6 AT DISCONNECT AC-1 7 AT DISCONNECT AC-2 8 AT EMERGENCY PANEL 9 AT FLUOR. SIGNED PHONE WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED Page 2 of 2 DATE 33 . feeders. 11 12 Use back of form or attach separate sheet for data on additional panels.Electrical Plan Review Data “Log In”—Form Table Of Contents I T E M Location Of Short-Circuit Current ShortCircuit Current Overcurrent Device Ampere Rating Interrupting Rating (IR) Equipment Rating (If Required) Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) If SCCR is below short-circuit current. and all related panels. The undersigned accepts full responsibility for the values given herein. Attach series rated charts for protection of circuit breakers and let-through charts for protection of passive components.

2. HJD. FDC.3 2. QBHW_H.2.Cutler-Hammer Series Ratings Switchboards: PRL-C / PRL-i Panelboards: PRL 5P.2 GHB ALL 1.3 2.3 BAB_H.3 480 200kA *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating 35 .2 GHBS ALL 1. BAB. LC ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL 1. HCA ALL 2.3 BAB_H. QBHW.2 BA.3 EHD.3 2. HJD. CA. HQP_H. HJD. ED. CA ALL 2. FD. HFD. HQP. JDC KD.3 2. NC. LPJ JJN. ALL 2. KDC LC FD. PRL 4.3 QPHW_H. HKD. LPJ JJS.3 2. LPJ LPS-RK LPJ JJS 200kA 100kA 200kA LPS-RK JJS. EHD. HMC.3 GB ALL 2. LPJ 200 400 600 200 400 1200 400 600 Max Fuse Current Rating 200 400 100 200 400 200 400 600 6000 6000 Table Of Contents 480/277 100kA (See Notes on Page 37) Load Side Circuit Breaker Amps Poles GB. GB. QBHW.3 2.3 FDB. GHB ALL 1. ALL 2.3 2. HCA. LPJ LPS-RK JJS. JDC LC LC KD. HNC MC. LPJ LPN-RK JJN. HQP. 1.3 2. HQP_H. DK. BAB. GB GB.3 2.3 2. KDC. LPJ JJN. GHB ALL 1. FD ALL 1.2. HCA GHB ALL 1.2 QPHW BA. CAH. HMC FD.3 EHD. QBHW_H. HKD. QBHW_H.2 QPHW. HFD. HFD.3 QPHW_H CA. ALL 2.2.3 2. ALL 1. JDC GHB EHD EHD. PRL 3A & Pow-R-Command Panelboards Max System Voltage SCIR* 100kA 120/240 200kA Line Side Fuse LPN-RK JJN.2 ALL QPHW GB. BAB. JDB.3 2.2. GHB ALL 2. LPJ KRP-C LPS-RK JJS. KDB. FD. LPJ 100kA JJN KRP-C KRP-C 240 LPN-RK 200kA LPN-RK JJN.3 2. ALL 2. HFD FDC JD. LPJ KRP-C KRP-C 100 200 200 400 200 100 200 600 600 100 400 100 200 1200 800 100 LPS-RK 100kA 600 JJS.FDC MC. QBHW. CAH. LPJ 65kA JJS.2.3 GHB. HFD FDC JD.3 GHBS ALL 1.3 JD. ALL 1.3 BAB_H. HQP. JD.2 GHB ALL 1. ALL 2. FD. GHB BA. CAH.3 2.3 2. FDC ALL 2.3 KD GHB ALL 1. LPJ LPN-RK JJN.3 QPHW_H. HQP_H.3 GB.

2 1. HQP_H. FD. GHBS & GB. FDC.3 2. QBHW. KD. KD GHB BAB_H. BAB. QBHW_H. FD. HQP.2 1. HFD.2. GHB BAB_H. ED.2. LPJ LPN-RK JJN. LPJ 65kA JJS. QBHW & QPHW. GHB BA. 5) PRL2A & PRL2A-LX.Series Combination Interrupting Rating . CA BAB_H. HQP_H.3 100kA 480/277 100kA * SCIR . GB GB. FD. QPHW_H. CA. LPJ JJN. JDC GHB Amps ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL Table Of Contents (See Notes Below & Page 37) Poles 1. QBHW_H. FDC. PRL 1A-LX. LPJ JJS. QBHW. 2) PRL1A & PRL1A-LX are for use at 240V maximum 3) Branch breakers for maximum 120/240V systems include: BAB.3 2.3 1. QPHW_H. QBHW_H. QPHW_H CA. KDB. branch breakers include: GHB. HJD.3 2. GHB BA. HQP.3 2. FDC. GB. Notes for above Table: 1) The HQP & QPHW are not listed for use in the PRL1A-LX Panel. CAH.3 2. JDB. QPHW GB. PRL 2A. QPHW. HFD. LPJ JJN KRP-C 240 KRP-C LPN-RK 200kA LPN-RK JJN. 6) PRL1A-LX & PRL2A-LX Main & Sub-feed breakers include: ED. EHD. HQP.2. HFD.3 1.2 1. LPJ JJN. 4) Branch breakers for maximum 240V systems include: BAB_H. FD. LPJ LPN-RK JJN. HFD. QBHW. HCA EHD. HQP. CAH. HCA. JD. HCA. CAH. BAB.2. FDC GHB. 36 .3 2. CAH. GHB GHB GB. LPJ LPS-RK LPJ JJS 200kA LPS-RK JJS.3 1. FD FDB. JDC.3 2.Cutler-Hammer Series Ratings Panelboards: PRL 1A. HKD & KDC .2 1. JD.3 2. LPJ Max Fuse Current Rating 200 400 100 200 400 200 400 600 6000 6000 100 200 200 400 200 100 200 600 600 100 400 Load Side Circuit Breaker GB.2.2 1.2.2 1. QBHW_H & QPHW_H. ED.3 1.2 1.3 2. PRL 2A-LX Max System Voltage SCIR* 100kA 120/240 200kA Line Side Fuse LPN-RK JJN. HJD. DK. HCA GHB GB GHBS GHBS GHB EHD. BAB. QPHW BA. HQP_H. JD. 7) PRL1A & PRL2A Main & Sub-feed breakers include: CA. HQP_H.3 2.3 1.

FDB EHD Amps ALL ALL ALL 15-70 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL Poles 1.3 2. A lower amperage fuse may be substituted for the listed fuse.3 2.3 2.2 1.2 1.6000A) Tenant Main Type DK.2.Cutler-Hammer Series Ratings Triple Series Rating . BAB BA. PRL 2A-LX. JDB FD FD.2 1.2 1. QBHW_H. KDB. Series Rating Information Manual. FDB JD. QPHW_H BAB_H. JDB FD FD. BAB.3 2.2. GHB GB. PRL 1A. The information contained in the tables may change without notice due to equipment design modifications. PRL 4.6000A) 240 100kA JD.F1-12. PRL 1A-LX & Pow-R-Command Panels (See Notes Below) Max System Voltage SCIR* Line Side Fuse KRP-C (Max Fuse Size .Switchboards: PRL-C & PRL-i Panelboard Types: PRL 5P. HQP GHB GB. PRL 3A. A line-side fused switch may be integral or remote. KDB. FDB EHD Branch Type Circuit Breaker GB.3 1.3 1.Series Combination Interrupting Rating NOTE (1): The data in these charts was compiled from information in Cutler-Hammer. and Cutler-Hammer Consulting Application Catalog 12th Edition.3 * SCIR . Cooper Bussmann assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the information. HQP_H Table Of Contents 120/240 100kA DK. 37 .3 2. EHD CA.2 1. PRL 2A.3 2. NOTE (3): Max fuse current rating denotes the largest amperage fuse that may be used for that series rated combination.2 1. CAH. KD JD. catalog reference number 1C96944H01 Rev. E.3 2. pages 18-24. NOTE (2): The line-side fused switch may be in a separate enclosure or in the same enclosure as the load-side circuit breaker.3 2. GHB GB. HQP_H. GHB HQP BA. HCA FD. pages F1-11 . KD KRP-C (Max Fuse Size . JDB GHB GB GHB GB BAB_H.2.

3 SKH. JJN 400 600 2000 100 KRP-C LPS-RK 200 277Vac 100kA 400 LPJ. 3 TED 15-50 1 TED. SEH. SEL 15-150 TED. SFL 70-250 2. SEL 15-150 2. SEL 15-150 2. 3 TEY 15-100 2. SEH. THPV 800A FRAME (1) 3 TPV. TED 15-100 1. SGL 125-600 2. THED6 15-100 2. 3 TJD 250-400 2. SEH. 3 SFH. 3 SFH. SFL 70-250 2. 2 TEB. SEH. 3 THJK 125-600 2. 3 TEY 15-100 1 TED 15-50 1 TED 15-50 1 THED 15-30 1 SED. JJN 100kA KRP-C 240Vac LPN-RK 200kA LPJ. THPV 2500A FRAME (1) 3 *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating (1) Includes all sensor/rating plug or setting values within stated frame size. JJS 600 65kA LPJ LPS-RK 600 100 200 400 480Vac 100kA LPJ. 3 SED. 3 THJK 250-600 2. SEL 15-150 2. 3 SGH. SFL 70-250 2. 3 SED. 3 TQD 125-225 2. SGL 125-600 TED 15-50 1 THED 15-30 1 TEY 15-100 1 SED. SEH. SEH. 3 TPV. 3 THHQB 40-100 3 TQD 100-225 2 TQD 125-225 3 TJD 250-400 2. THPV 2500A FRAME (1) 3 TPV. SKL 300-1200 2. SKL 300-1200 2. 3 TJD 250-400 2. SEL 15-150 2. 3 SED. 3 SED. LPJ KRP-C Max Fuse Current Rating 600 2000 400 600 800 1200 2000 2500 200 Table Of Contents LPJ. 3 SFH. SEH. TED 15-100 2. 38 . THPV 800A FRAME (1) 3 TPV. 3 TED. 3 TEB 15-100 1. 3 TEY 15-100 2. SGL 125-600 2. THED6 15-100 2.GE Series Ratings Spectra Series Maximum System Voltage SCIR* 42kA Line Side Fuse JJN. 3 SFH 70-250 2. JJS 600 JJS KRP-C 200kA 600Vac 200kA KRP-C KRP-C 800 1200 2000 2000 2500 2000 2500 (See Notes on Page 41) Load Side Circuit Breaker Amps Poles TJD 250-400 2. 3 SKH. 3 TJD 250-400 2. 3 TEY 15-100 1 SED. SEL 15-150 2. 3 TEB. THED 15-150 2. SGH. 3 SGH. SEL 15-150 2. 2. 3 SGD.

3 1. 3 2. 3 2 3 2. 3 2. 2 2. 3 2. 3 2. SEH. SEH. 3 2. 3 1 2 2. 3 1. 2. SFL 70-250 SED. 2. 2. SFL 70-250 SED. 3 2. THQL 2 pole 110-125A ratings are also series rated on 120/240Vac maximum services. THQL 2 pole 110-125A ratings are also series rated on 120/240Vac maximum services. SFL 70-250 SED. 3 2. 3 1. THHQB 40-100 LPJ. 2 1. 3 2.GE Series Ratings AL / AQ PANELBOARD Maximum System Voltage SCIR* (See Notes on Page 41) Max Fuse Load Side Current Rating Circuit Breaker Amps THQL-GF 15-30 JJN 600 THQL 15-100 (2) JJN. LPJ 600 TJD 250-400 KRP-C 2000 TJD 250-400 THHQL 15-70 JJN 600 THHQL 15-125 TFJ 70-225 JJN. 3 1. 3 2. SEL 15-150 600 Line Side Fuse Poles 1 1. SEH. SEL 15-150 THQL 15-100 (2) 400 TFJ 70-225 LPJ. LPN-RK 600 TFJ 70-225 KRP-C 3000 THQL 15-100 (2) LPN-RK 200 THQP 15-50 JJN 200 THQL 15-100 (2) 400 TQD 125-225 THHQL. 3 2. JJN TFJ 70-225 600 TQD 100-225 TQD 125-225 TFJ 70-225 KRP-C 1200 SFH 70-250 THQL 15-100 (2) TFJ 70-200 LPN-RK 200 SFH. 3 *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating (2) THQL 1 pole rating is 70 amperes maximum. 3 2. LPJ. LPJ. 3 2. 2. 3 2 3 2. SGH. 3 1 2 2. SGL 125-600 KRP-C 2000 Line Side Fuse Table Of Contents 42kA 65kA 100kA 240Vac 200kA Poles 1 1. JJN SFH. ALC / AQC Panelboard Maximum System Voltage SCIR* 42kA 65kA 100kA 240Vac 200kA (See Notes on Page 41) Max Fuse Load Side Current Rating Circuit Breaker Amps THQL-GF 15-30 JJN 600 THQL 15-100 (2) THHQL 15-70 JJN 600 THHQL 15-125 TFJ 70-225 JJN. 3 1. 2 2. 3 1. JJN TFJ 70-225 600 TQD 100-225 TQD 125-225 TJD 250-400 800 TFJ 70-225 1200 KRP-C SFH 70-250 TJD 250-400 2000 THQL 15-100 (2) TFJ 70-200 LPN-RK 200 SFH. 3 1. Maximum system voltage is 120/240Vac. 3 2. 2. SEH. 2. 3 1. 3 2. 2 2. LPN-RK 600 TFJ 70-225 KRP-C 3000 THQL 15-100 (2) LPN-RK 200 THQP 15-50 JJN 200 THQL 15-100 (2) 400 TQD 125-225 THHQL. SFL 70-250 SED. JJN TJD 250-400 SFH. 2 2. 3 (2) THQL 1 pole rating is 70 amperes maximum. SEL 15-150 600 SGD. 3 2. 3 3 2. 39 . 3 3 2. 3 2. THHQB 40-100 LPJ. Maximum system voltage is 120/240Vac. SEL 15-150 THQL 15-100 (2) TFJ 70-225 400 LPJ. 3 2. 2 1. 3 2.

3 1 2. 3 2. 3 65kA LPJ LPS-RK 480Vac 100kA LPJ. SEH.GE Series Ratings AE / AD PANELBOARD Maximum System Voltage SCIR* Line Side Fuse (See Notes on Page 41) Max Fuse Load Side Current Rating Circuit Breaker Amps TED 15-50 100 THED 15-30 TEY 15-100 SED. 3 2. SKL 300-1200 2000 SGH. JJS JJS KRP-C AEC PANELBOARD Maximum System Voltage SCIR* Line Side Fuse LPS-RK 277Vac 100kA LPJ. JJS Poles 1 1 1 2. SEH. 3 2. 3 1 2. 3 1 1 1 1 2. JJS 65kA LPJ LPS-RK 480Vac 100kA LPJ. SGL 1 Table Of Contents LPS-RK 277Vac 100kA LPJ. SEH. 3 2. 3 2. SEH. SEH. 3 2. 3 2. 3 2. SEH. THED6 15-100 TFJ 70-225 400 TJJ 125-400 SFH. 3 2. SEH. 3 1 1 1 2. SEL 15-150 TED. SGL 125-600 TEY 15-100 600 SED. 3 2. SEL 15-150 TED 15-150 600 TED 15-100 100 TEY 15-100 200 SED. 3 2. 3 2. SEH. SGL 125-600 TEY 15-100 600 SED. 3 2. 3 2. JJS (See Notes on Page 41) Max Fuse Load Side Current Rating Circuit Breaker Amps TED 15-50 100 TEY 15-100 SED. 3 2. SEL 15-150 200 TEY 15-100 TED 15-50 TED 15-50 400 SED. 3 2. SEH. 3 2. SEL 15-150 Poles 1 1 2. SEL 15-150 SKH. SEL 15-150 TED 15-50 TED. SEL 15-150 TED 15-50 TED 15-100 TFJ 70-225 400 SFH. 3 *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating 40 . 3 1 2. SEH. 3 2. SKL 300-1200 800 TJJ 125-400 1200 SKH. SFL 70-250 SGH. SFL 70-250 SGH. SEL 15-150 TEY 15-100 600 SED. SEL 15-150 TEY 15-100 600 SED. THED6 15-100 100 TEY 15-100 200 SED. THED 15-150 600 TED. 3 1 2. 3 2. SEL 15-150 200 TEY 15-100 TED 15-50 TED 15-50 400 THED 15-30 SED.

TJ4V. THQC. THHQC THQB-GF. THFK SFL. THC. NOTE 2: The line-side fused switch may be in a separate enclosure or in the same enclosure as the loadside circuit breaker. THQE. catalog reference number GEP-1100P and GE Electrical Distribution & Control publication .GE Series Ratings Table Of Contents Note: The following circuit breakers may be substituted for the circuit breakers shown in the series rating tabulations. TP. Devices with MicroVersaTrip Plus and PM trip units may also be substituted. THJ4V. THJK. SGL. TJH THJ4V. GE publication DET-008A. TCV. TJH. THC. SGP SGL. THCV NOTE 1: The data in these charts was compiled from information in GE Electrical Distribution & Control publication. A lower amperage fuse may be substituted for the listed fuse. SFP SFP TJK. THHQL. provided the short circuit rating is equal to or greater than series connected rating. THCV SH.UL Component Recognized Series Ratings. 41 . Breaker THQL THHQL THQL-GF TED SED SEH SEL TQD TFJ SFH SFL TJJ THJK SGD SGH SGL SKH SKL TPV THPV Substitute Breaker(s) THQB. SKP SKP SS. The information contained in the tables may change without notice due to equipment design modifications. THP. SEP SEL. A line-side fused switch may be integral or remote. SGP SGP SKL. publication reference number DET-008A. THHQB. Cooper Bussmann assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the information. Ref. SEL. SEP SEP THQD TFK. SH. TC. THJ9V. NOTE 3: Max fuse current rating denotes the largest amperage fuse that may be used for that series rated combination. THHQC THHQB. THQC-GF THED SEH. THP. THJ9V. TJL SGH.

HFXD6 HFD6. 15-60 BLHF.3 3 3 3 3 2.2 1 (120V) 2 3 1 (120V) 2.Siemens Series Ratings Switchboards SB1. BQ. FXD6-A JD6-A.3 2. BLEH. HED4. JXD2-A.3 1 (120V) 2. JXD2-A.3 2. BE. HED6 FD6-A. JXD6-A. BLEH. QE. QJ2 QJ2 QJH2. BLF. HMD6. HED4. BQHF (300V) QEH. HFXD6 MD6. BQH. HBL ED4. HED4 ED4.3 2.3 3 2.3 2.3 2. BLHF. QJ2H. LPN-RK 600 15-70 QPH. QPF.3 2.3 2. HED6 15-50 15-70 15-125 15-100 15-100 15-125 70-250 200-400 200-600 300-600 450-600 15-100 15-125 70-250 200-400 200-600 300-600 450-600 15-100 15-125 70-250 200-400 200-600 300-600 450-600 500-800 500-1200 1200-1600 1600-2000 125-200 125-225 125-225 70-250 70-250 70-250 500-800 500-1200 Poles 1 (120V) 2 3 1 (120V) 2 3 3 1 (120V) 2 1 (120V). HBL. PXD6.3 2.3 2.3 2. ED6.3 2. QPHF.3 1 (120V) 2. JXD2-A. BLE. RXD6 QJH2. 15-30 JJN QPHF. JXD6-A. MXD6.3 2. HMXD6 ND6. FXD6-A JD6-A. ED6. SB2. 200 BLE.3 3 2. BLH. NXD6. HED4 ED4. FXD6-A JD6-A. BL 15-125 15-100 HQP. JXD6-A. HNXD6 *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating 42 .3 3 2.3 2. 15-100 BQH.3 LPJ.3 2. SJD6-A LD6-A SLD6-A LXD6-A ED4. SB3 Panelboard S1 Max System Voltage SCIR* 65kA Table Of Contents 120/240Vac 100kA (See Notes on Page 43) Line Side Max Fuse Load side Fuse Current Rating Circuit Breaker Amps LPJ. LPN-RK 600 JJN (300V) 100kA 1200 240Vac KRP-C 6000 200kA LPN-RK JJN (300V) LPJ LPJ. QEH. HED4. SJD6-A LD6-A SLD6-A LXD6-A SMD6 SND6 PD6. BLF QT 600 QPH. ED6.3 2.3 2. HQP. QE. SJD6-A LD6-A SLD6-A LXD6-A ED4. BQH. HFXD6 HFD6. BLH JJN (300V) 1200 15-125 KRP-C 6000 15-100 15-70 QP. BQF. BLH QPF. QPH. HED4 ED4. LPN-RK JJN (300V) 200 400 600 600 1200 KRP-C 6000 FD6-A. HBQ. HED6 FD6-A. SPD6 RD6. HND6. QJ2H HFD6. HBQ.

SE. LPS-RK JJS.3 2. HND6. The information contained in the tables may change without notice due to equipment design modifications. NOTE (2): The line-side fused switch may be in a separate enclosure or in the same enclosure as the loadside circuit breaker. MXD6.3 2. S3. HJD6-A. CQD 15-100 BQD**. CQD ** 20-30 BQD. LPJ. A lower amperage fuse may be substituted for the listed fuse.Siemens Series Ratings Switchboards SB1.3 2. LPJ 100 200 *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating **BQD and CQD breakers are series rated from 15-100A for Series 7A. catalog reference number GNPC-01000. HMD6. HLD6-A 200-600 LXD6-A. CQD 15-100 BQD**. HLXD6-A 450-600 HFD6. Cooper Bussmann assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the information. KRP-C 1200 JJS Max Fuse Current Rating 400 400 600 600 600 800 (See Notes Below) Load side Circuit Breaker Amps 60-100 ED4 15-100 ED4 15-50 FD6-A.3 2. JXD6-A. NOTE (3): Max fuse current rating denotes the largest amperage fuse that may be used for that series rated combination.3 1 (277V) 2. NOTE (1): The data in these charts was compiled from information in Siemens SpeedFax 2000 Electrical Products publication. 200-400 HJXD6-A LD6-A. CQD ** 20-30 Table Of Contents Poles 1 (277V) 2. 43 . 500-1200 HNXD6 BQD.3 2. HFXD6 70-250 JD6-A. S2 and S3 panelboard applications only. HLXD6-A 450-600 HFD6. JXD6-A.3 2.3 1 (277V) 2. NXD6. S5 Max System Voltage SCIR* 50kA Line Side Fuse LPJ LPJ JJS.3 2. FXD6-A 70-250 HFD6. LPJ LPJ. SB2. LPS-RK 480Vac 100kA JJS. S4. HFXD6 70-250 JD6-A. SB3 Panelboards S2.3 2. A line-side fused switch may be integral or remote.3 2. HJD6-A. 200-400 HJXD6-A LD6-A.3 2. HFXD6 70-250 MD6.3 1 (277V) 2.3 2. HLD6-A 200-600 LXD6-A.3 KRP-C 6000 LPS-RK 480/277V 200kA JJS. 500-800 HMXD6 ND6.

LC. MX. MA. LX. LH. MX. LA. NC. 3 2. LA. 3 2. KH. KC. LH FC. FH FC. LX. KC. 3 2. 3 2. LX. MA. 3 100kA ALL 2. LH. MA. MX. MA. KH. MA. KA. KC. LX. MA. KA. MA. LA. NC. NX FA. LA. LH. LA. KH. LC. FC. LH KH. NA. KC. LA. NA. MA. MH. LX. NC. LX. LH. NA FA. FH FC. MH. MX. LC. MH. 3 2. 3 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL 2. NX FA. LH. FH. NA KA KH. MA. LA. KC. MA. KC. 3 2. 3 2. KH. LC. KC. KA. MH. 3 2. MX. KA. 3 ALL 2. KA. 3 ALL 2. MH. MH. MH. KH. LA. KA. MX NA. LH. FH. LA. KC. MH. NX FC. LH FC. 3 2. NA FC. MH. MX NA. NX FA FH. LX. LH. KH. FH.Square D Series Ratings I-Line Switchboard/Panelboard Maximum System Voltage SCIR* Line Side Fuse LPN-RK JJS JJS LPJ KRP-C KRP-C KRP-C 240Vac LPN-RK JJS JJS 200kA LPJ KRP-C KRP-C KRP-C LPS-RK JJS JJS 100kA LPJ KRP-C KRP-C KRP-C KRP-C LPS-RK JJS JJS 200kA LPJ LPJ KRP-C KRP-C KRP-C *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating (See Notes on Page 45) Table Of Contents Max Fuse Current Rating 600 600 800 600 800 1200 2000 600 600 800 600 800 1200 2000 600 600 800 600 800 1200 1600 2000 600 400 800 400 600 800 1200 2000 Load Side Circuit Breaker FH. LA. MX. LA. KC. NA. NC. NC. NC. FH FC. 3 2. MH. KC. LC. LA. MX. LH MA FC. LH. LX. KA. FC. LA. MA. KH. 3 2. KC. MX FA. NX FH. LC. NA. 3 2. LX. NC. LX. MH. 3 2. LH. 3 2. KH. KH. MX FH. 3 2. 3 2. NC. MX. KA. LC. MA. LH. LC. LX. MH. KH. MX. MA. 3 2. MH. MX FA FH. LA. MH. LH. LC. LA. 3 2. NX Amps Poles ALL 2. KH. LH. NA FA. LX. KH. FC. NX FA. KA. NA. 3 2. MX KA FH. MA. LC. 3 2. 3 2. MH. 3 44 . LC. 3 480Vac ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL 2. KC. MA. FC. NX LA. NA. KA. MH. LC. MX.

QOB (AS) QO. LA. EGB. 3 Note for NF Panelboards: 1P for use at 277V Only SF Switchboards with I-Line or NQOD Distribution Maximum System Voltage 120/240Vac 240Vac 480Vac SCIR* 42kA 42kA 50kA 65kA Line Side Fuse JJS JJS JJS JJS (See Notes Below) Max Fuse Load Side Current Rating Circuit Breaker 400 QO-VH. FH 800 KA. 45 . 3 Note for NQOD Panelboards: 1P for use at 120V Only NEHB Panelboards Maximum System Voltage 480Y/277Vac SCIR* 100kA Line Side Fuse JJS. 3 ALL 2 ALL 2. 3 ALL 1. FA. LPJ 240Vac 200kA JJN (See Notes below) Table Of Contents Max Fuse Current Rating Circuit Breaker QO. QOB-VH QO-VH. QOB (GF I) Load Side Amps Poles ALL 1. QOB (AS) QO. A lower amperage fuse may be substituted for the listed fuse. 3 ALL 1. 3 ALL 1. Cooper Bussmann assumes no responsibility for the accuracy . LPJ (See Notes Below) Max Fuse Current Rating Circuit Breaker 200 EH. NOTE (3): Max fuse current rating denotes the largest amperage fuse that may be used for that series rated combination. LPJ JJS. The information contained in the tables may change without notice due to equipment design modifications NOTE (2): The line-side fused switch may be in a separate enclosure or in the same enclosure as the loadside circuit breaker. 3 Note for NEHB Panelboards: 1P for use at 277V Only NF Panelboard Maximum System Voltage 480Y/277Vac SCIR* 100kA 200kA Line Side Fuse JJS. 3 ALL *SCIR–Series Combination Interrupting Rating NOTE (1): The data in these charts was compiled from information in Square D. 2. EJB 200 Load Side Amps Poles ALL 1. Series Rating Data Bulletin No. 2700DB9901 and Square D Digest 171. 2. 2. A line-side fused switch may be integral or remote. QOB (GF I) QO. QOB 200 QO. 2. 3 ALL 1. 2. KH. EHB Load Side Amps Poles ALL 1. or reliability of the information. Q4 800 Q2-H 800 FA. 2. LH Amps Poles ALL 1 (120V) ALL 2. LPJ (See Notes Below) Max Fuse Current Rating Circuit Breaker 400 EDB. 2. 3 ALL 1. QOB 400 QO. QOB-VH.Square D Series Ratings Chart NQOD Panelboards Maximum System Voltage SCIR* Line Side Fuse JJS. 2.