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# Motor Voltage Drop Calculator

This program calculates voltage drop caused by the starting of motors at the substation transformer primary and secondary leads. Primary system impedance and transformer impedance is taken into account. Secondary conductor impedance is not. Calculator allows use of a autotransformer reduced voltage starter and provides calculations based on tap setting. Two calculators are provided. One is based on tables 430-150 & 430-151(B) from the 1999 NEC. The tables provide current ratings for motors up to 500HP and 575 Volts. The other allows full use of motor nameplate data.

Motor Starting Voltage Impact Calculations
Based on tables in section 430 of the 1999 NEC. Maximum secondary voltage handled is 600V For secondary system of 2300V or motors not conforming to NEC tables use other calculator For 3 Phase alternating current motors, design B, C D or E only Input Data Calculated Data 1 Nominal Values MVA Base pu Z's 0.02000

50 SC MVA Volts kVA Z = 5.75%

% Volts 93.1%

Actual Voltage 11,608

12,470 2,500

EDPH Transformer 85.1%

0.02300

409 Bus voltage when starting

System Volts

A/T Tap 100% 88.8% Motor HP 0.24620 Motor Design 0.28920 Motor Voltage FLA LRA 460 590 4682 kVA pu LR % X"d 470 7.94 12.60% Motor Base 409 % rated Volts & Volts @ motor leads)

24.62% System Base

Input Data

Calculated Data

Provided Courtesy of GE Industrial Systems
Contact marcelo.valdes@indsys.ge.com if you have any comments

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System Voltage

1 2 3 4 5

3 Mtr V

System Voltage

208 240 480 600 2300

Ampacity tables ( NEC 430-150) 1 2 HP 208 240 1 10 30.8 28 2 15 46.2 42 3 20 59.4 54 4 25 74.8 68 5 30 88 80 6 40 114 104 7 50 143 130 8 60 169 154 9 75 211 192 10 100 273 248 11 125 343 312 12 150 396 360 13 200 528 480 14 250 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 15 300 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 16 350 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 17 400 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 18 450 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 19 500 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table

Mtr Type 3 480 14 21 27 34 40 52 65 77 96 124 156 180 240 302 361 414 477 515 590 4 5 600 2300 11 Not In NEC table 17 Not In NEC table 22 Not In NEC table 27 Not In NEC table 32 Not In NEC table 41 Not In NEC table 52 Not In NEC table 62 16 77 20 99 26 125 31 144 37 192 49 242 60 289 72 336 83 382 95 412 103 3 472 118

1 2

480 460

19

590

2

LRA

3 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

4 10

5 2

6 20

7 3

B, C or D E

1 10

BCD 208 E 208 BCD 240 E 240 BCD 480 10 179 249 162 225 81 15 257 373 232 337 116 20 321 497 290 449 145 25 404 621 365 562 183 30 481 745 435 674 218 40 641 911 580 824 290 50 802 1139 725 1030 363 60 962 1367 870 1236 435 75 1200 1708 1085 1545 543 100 1603 2071 1450 1873 725 125 2007 2589 1815 2341 908 150 2400 3106 2170 2809 1085 200 3207 4141 2900 3745 1450 250 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 1825 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 300 2200 350 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 2550 400 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 2900 450 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 3250 500 Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table Not In NEC table 3625

10

LRA =

4682

8 30 E 480 113 169 225 281 337 412 515 618 773 937 1171 1405 1873 2344 2809 3277 3745 4214 4682

9 4

10 40

BCD 600 E 600 64.8 90 93 135 116 180 146 225 174 270 232 330 290 412 348 494 434 618 580 749 726 936 868 1124 1160 1498 1460 1875 1760 2247 2040 2622 2320 2996 2600 3371 2900 3746

Rev 0 - 10/7/2012

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If you do not have motor nameplate data use calculator 1 For calculating voltage drop caused by starting of motors in 3 phase AC systems

Input Data Calculated Data 1 MVA Base Nominal Values pu Z's 0.02000

50 SC MVA

% Volts 99.8%

Actual Voltage 12,444

12,470 Volts 2,500 kVA 480 Volts Z= 5.75%

EDPH Transformer 99.5%

0.02300

478 Bus voltage when starting

65% A/T Tap

67.5%

311 % rated Volts & Volts @ motor leads)

40 HP Motor Voltage FLA LRA

9.47317 9.51617

460 48 288

kVA pu LR % X"d

38 6.00 16.67% Motor Base

400.24% System Base

Input Data Calculated Data

10/7/2012, 7:48 AM, 112776299.xls.ms_office, Start Voltage Drop Fill in Amps