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Cable Size Calculations

Calculations Based On Motor HP


Input Data

Calculated Values

Motor Voltage (V L-L)

460

Operating Current (A)

7.6

Motor HP

5.00

125% Current per NEC (A)

9.5

Cable Temperature Rating (C)

75

"Zero Length" Cable Size

14 AWG

Ambient Temperature (C)

26-30 (std)

Acceptable Voltage Drop (V)

Cable Length (ft)

500 Recommended Cable Size

Acceptable Voltage Drop (%)

7.97

12 AWG

3.0% Actual Voltage Drop (V)

6.46

Actual Voltage Drop (%)

2.4%

Calculations Based On Specified Current


Input Data

Calculated Values

Operating Voltage (V L-L)

460 "Zero Length" Cable Size

Specified Current (A)


Cable Temperature Rating (C)
Ambient Temperature (C)
Cable Length (ft)
Acceptable Voltage Drop (%)

File: 257741271.xls, Sheet: Calculations

7.6 Acceptable Voltage Drop (V)


75

Recommended Cable Size

26-30 (std)

14 AWG
7.97

12 AWG

Actual Voltage Drop (V)

6.46

500 Actual Voltage Drop (%)

2.4%

3.0%

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Print Date: 01/19/2015

Rated Currents Vs. HP and Voltage


HP
0.50
0.75
1.00
1.50
2.00
3.00
5.00
7.50
10.00
15.00
20.00
25.00
30.00
40.00
50.00
60.00
75.00
100.00
125.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
400.00
450.00
500.00

Voltage
208
2.4
3.5
4.6
6.6
7.5
10.6
16.7
24.2
30.8
46.2
59.4
74.8
88
114
143
169
211
273
343
396
528
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A

230
2.2
3.2
4.2
6
6.8
9.6
15.2
22
28
42
54
68
80
104
130
154
192
248
312
360
480
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A
#N/A

File: 257741271.xls, Sheet: Motor Table

460
1.1
1.6
2.1
3
3.4
4.8
7.6
11
14
21
27
34
40
52
65
77
96
124
156
180
240
302
361
414
477
515
590

575
0.9
1.3
1.7
2.4
2.7
3.9
6.1
9
11
17
22
27
32
41
52
62
77
99
125
144
192
242
289
336
382
412
472

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Cable Ampacity (Table 310-16)

AWG or kcmil
4 x 350
3 x 500
4 x 250
3 x 350
2 x 500
3 x 4/0
2 x 350
2 x 250
2 x 4/0
500
350
250
4/0
3/0
2/0
1/0
1
2
4
6
8
10
12
14

75
1240
1140
1020
930
760
690
620
510
460
380
310
255
230
200
175
150
130
115
85
65
50
35
25
20

Motor HP
with
75 De-rate
1240.0
1140.0
1020.0
930.0
760.0
690.0
620.0
510.0
460.0
380.0
310.0
255.0
230.0
200.0
175.0
150.0
130.0
115.0
85.0
65.0
50.0
35.0
25.0
20.0

Specified
Current
with
75 De-rate
1240.0
1140.0
1020.0
930.0
760.0
690.0
620.0
510.0
460.0
380.0
310.0
255.0
230.0
200.0
175.0
150.0
130.0
115.0
85.0
65.0
50.0
35.0
25.0
20.0

1.00

1.00

Applied De-rate factor

De-rate factors
21-25
26-30 (std)
31-35
36-40
41-45
46-50
51-55

75

90
1400
1290
1160
1050
860
780
700
580
520
430
350
290
260
225
195
170
150
130
95
75
55
40
30
25

Motor HP
with
90 De-rate
1400.0
1290.0
1160.0
1050.0
860.0
780.0
700.0
580.0
520.0
430.0
350.0
290.0
260.0
225.0
195.0
170.0
150.0
130.0
95.0
75.0
55.0
40.0
30.0
25.0

Specified
Current
with
90 De-rate
1400.0
1290.0
1160.0
1050.0
860.0
780.0
700.0
580.0
520.0
430.0
350.0
290.0
260.0
225.0
195.0
170.0
150.0
130.0
95.0
75.0
55.0
40.0
30.0
25.0

1.00

1.00

90
1.05
1.00
0.94
0.88
0.82
0.75
0.67

File: 257741271.xls, Sheet: Conductor Tables

1.04
1.00
0.96
0.91
0.87
0.82
0.76

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Print Date: 01/19/2015

AWG or kcmil
4 x 350
3 x 500
4 x 250
3 x 350
2 x 500
3 x 4/0
2 x 350
2 x 250
2 x 4/0
500
350
250
4/0
3/0
2/0
1/0
1
2
4
6
8
10
12
14

60Hz
Voltage Drop
Impedance
Based On
per 1000 ft
Motor HP
0.0150
0.06
0.0167
0.06
0.0183
0.07
0.0200
0.08
0.0250
0.10
0.0267
0.10
0.0300
0.11
0.0365
0.14
0.0400
0.15
0.0500
0.19
0.0600
0.23
0.0730
0.28
0.0800
0.30
0.0940
0.36
0.1100
0.42
0.1300
0.49
0.1600
0.61
0.2000
0.76
0.3000
1.14
0.4500
1.71
0.7000
2.66
1.1000
4.18
1.7000
6.46
2.7000
10.26

File: 257741271.xls, Sheet: Conductor Tables

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Voltage Drop
Based On
Operating
Current
0.06
0.06
0.07
0.08
0.10
0.10
0.11
0.14
0.15
0.19
0.23
0.28
0.30
0.36
0.42
0.49
0.61
0.76
1.14
1.71
2.66
4.18
6.46
10.26

Label
kcmil
kcmil
kcmil
kcmil
kcmil
AWG
kcmil
kcmil
AWG
kcmil
kcmil
kcmil
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG

Print Date: 01/19/2015