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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) 7.97

Cable Length (ft) 500 Recommended Cable Size 12 AWG


Acceptable Voltage Drop (%) 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 14 AWG

Specified Current (A) 7.6 Acceptable Voltage Drop (V) 7.97


75
Cable Temperature Rating (°C) Recommended Cable Size 12 AWG
26-30 (std)
Ambient Temperature (°C) Actual Voltage Drop (V) 6.46

Cable Length (ft) 500 Actual Voltage Drop (%) 2.4%


Acceptable Voltage Drop (%) 3.0%

File: 375563527.xls, Sheet: Calculations 1 of 4 Print Date: 12/31/2017


Rated Currents Vs. HP and Voltage

Voltage
HP 208 230 460 575
0.50 2.4 2.2 1.1 0.9
0.75 3.5 3.2 1.6 1.3
1.00 4.6 4.2 2.1 1.7
1.50 6.6 6 3 2.4
2.00 7.5 6.8 3.4 2.7
3.00 10.6 9.6 4.8 3.9
5.00 16.7 15.2 7.6 6.1
7.50 24.2 22 11 9
10.00 30.8 28 14 11
15.00 46.2 42 21 17
20.00 59.4 54 27 22
25.00 74.8 68 34 27
30.00 88 80 40 32
40.00 114 104 52 41
50.00 143 130 65 52
60.00 169 154 77 62
75.00 211 192 96 77
100.00 273 248 124 99
125.00 343 312 156 125
150.00 396 360 180 144
200.00 528 480 240 192
250.00 #N/A #N/A 302 242
300.00 #N/A #N/A 361 289
350.00 #N/A #N/A 414 336
400.00 #N/A #N/A 477 382
450.00 #N/A #N/A 515 412
500.00 #N/A #N/A 590 472

File: 375563527.xls, Sheet: Motor Table 2 of 4 Print Date: 12/31/2017


Cable Ampacity (Table 310-16)

Specified Specified
Motor HP Current Motor HP Current
with with with with
AWG or kcmil 75 75 De-rate 75 De-rate 90 90 De-rate 90 De-rate
4 x 350 1240 1240.0 1240.0 1400 1400.0 1400.0
3 x 500 1140 1140.0 1140.0 1290 1290.0 1290.0
4 x 250 1020 1020.0 1020.0 1160 1160.0 1160.0
3 x 350 930 930.0 930.0 1050 1050.0 1050.0
2 x 500 760 760.0 760.0 860 860.0 860.0
3 x 4/0 690 690.0 690.0 780 780.0 780.0
2 x 350 620 620.0 620.0 700 700.0 700.0
2 x 250 510 510.0 510.0 580 580.0 580.0
2 x 4/0 460 460.0 460.0 520 520.0 520.0
500 380 380.0 380.0 430 430.0 430.0
350 310 310.0 310.0 350 350.0 350.0
250 255 255.0 255.0 290 290.0 290.0
4/0 230 230.0 230.0 260 260.0 260.0
3/0 200 200.0 200.0 225 225.0 225.0
2/0 175 175.0 175.0 195 195.0 195.0
1/0 150 150.0 150.0 170 170.0 170.0
1 130 130.0 130.0 150 150.0 150.0
2 115 115.0 115.0 130 130.0 130.0
4 85 85.0 85.0 95 95.0 95.0
6 65 65.0 65.0 75 75.0 75.0
8 50 50.0 50.0 55 55.0 55.0
10 35 35.0 35.0 40 40.0 40.0
12 25 25.0 25.0 30 30.0 30.0
14 20 20.0 20.0 25 25.0 25.0

Applied De-rate factor 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00

De-rate factors 75 90
21-25 1.05 1.04
26-30 (std) 1.00 1.00
31-35 0.94 0.96
36-40 0.88 0.91
41-45 0.82 0.87
46-50 0.75 0.82
51-55 0.67 0.76

File: 375563527.xls, Sheet: Conductor Tables 3 of 4 Print Date: 12/31/2017


Voltage Drop
60Hz Voltage Drop Based On
Impedance Based On Operating
AWG or kcmil per 1000 ft Motor HP Current Label
4 x 350 0.0150 0.06 0.06 kcmil
3 x 500 0.0167 0.06 0.06 kcmil
4 x 250 0.0183 0.07 0.07 kcmil
3 x 350 0.0200 0.08 0.08 kcmil
2 x 500 0.0250 0.10 0.10 kcmil
3 x 4/0 0.0267 0.10 0.10 AWG
2 x 350 0.0300 0.11 0.11 kcmil
2 x 250 0.0365 0.14 0.14 kcmil
2 x 4/0 0.0400 0.15 0.15 AWG
500 0.0500 0.19 0.19 kcmil
350 0.0600 0.23 0.23 kcmil
250 0.0730 0.28 0.28 kcmil
4/0 0.0800 0.30 0.30 AWG
3/0 0.0940 0.36 0.36 AWG
2/0 0.1100 0.42 0.42 AWG
1/0 0.1300 0.49 0.49 AWG
1 0.1600 0.61 0.61 AWG
2 0.2000 0.76 0.76 AWG
4 0.3000 1.14 1.14 AWG
6 0.4500 1.71 1.71 AWG
8 0.7000 2.66 2.66 AWG
10 1.1000 4.18 4.18 AWG
12 1.7000 6.46 6.46 AWG
14 2.7000 10.26 10.26 AWG

File: 375563527.xls, Sheet: Conductor Tables 4 of 4 Print Date: 12/31/2017