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Fusing Equipment

Technical Data COOPER POWER


SERIES
Effective September 2017
TD132020EN Supersedes December 1968 (R240-60-6)

Type NX fuses mounting clearances

Ground Ground
plane plane
Ground with with Ground
plane barrier barrier plane
without without
barrier 6” 9” 9” 6” barrier
9” (8.3 KV)* 9” (8.3 KV)*
11” (15.5 KV)* 11” (15.5 KV)*
Technical Data TD132020EN Type NX fuses mounting clearances
Effective September 2017

When larger fuse sizes are required than can be accommodated in 3. Characteristics of barrier material. Insulation sheets made of
multi-pole plate mountings cataloged, higher-current feed-through ¼-inch thick Benelex No. 70 afford impulse strength equal to
or three-phase installations can be accomplished by combining approximately 3 inches of air.
various single-pole NX mountings. The following general clearance Benelex No. 70 is not designed to withstand high voltage stress
information and application sketches will guide in the proper across its surface. Consequently, to prevent possible leakage
placement of these units. current. equipment should be positioned such that live parts
1. Arc-Strangler load break operation. When fuses or or insulated conductors do not come in direct contact with the
switchblades with Arc-Strangler load break are being used, barrier surface.
clearance from outer tips of the upper contact clip on mounting 4. Fuse or switchblade in open position. During energized
assembly to ground (in any direction) must be 6 inches for 8 .3 conditions, live parts must not be closer than 1 -inch
kv or below, and 8 inches for 15 .5 kv. from grounded parts to maintain adequate 60-Hertz
2. Clearance around ends of barriers. A minimum tightstring withstand properties.
distance between live parts and ground around ends of insulating Caution: This recommendation is for temporary operation only;
barriers is required to maintain BIL levels. For 75-kv BIL, clearance is not adequate to withstand impulse surges.
minimum string distance is 4½-inches; for 95-kv BIL, minimum
string distance is 6 inches.

Ground Ground
plane plane
Ground with with Ground
plane barrier barrier plane
without without
barrier 6” 9” 9” 6” barrier
9” (8.3 KV)* 9” (8.3 KV)*
11” (15.5 KV)* 11” (15.5 KV)*

* 11-inch clearance is required for 15.5-kv fuses with Arc-Strangler load break. When clip-mounted fuses are used, 9-inch clearance is
adequate for 15.5-kv, 95-kv BIL.

Three-phase NX fuse array of high-current parallel-fuse mountings.

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Type NX fuses mounting clearances Technical Data TD132020EN
Effective September 2017

Ground Ground
plane plane
with with
Ground Ground barrier barrier
plane plane Ground
Ground
with with plane
plane
barrier barrier without
without
Ground Ground barrier 4” 7” 7” 4” barrier
plane plane
without without 7” (8.3 KV) 7” (8.3 KV)
4” 1” 1” 4” 9” (15.5 KV)
barrier 52 52 barrier 9” (15.5 KV)
7” (8.3 KV) 7” (8.3 KV)
9” (15.5 KV) 9” (15.5 KV) Single-phase feed-through arrangement, of arc-strangler load break
switches and high-current NX parallel-fuse mounting.
Single-phase feed-through arrangement, of arc-strangler load break
switches and high-current NX unitized fuse mounting.

Ground plane − bare Ground plane −


Ground bare
plane − 6”
bare Ground plane with barrier
3”
Ground Ground
plane plane
with with
barrier barrier
CAT. FAIK 2 15.5 K V − 25 1/8”
CAT. FAIK I 8.3 K V − 20 3/4”

Ground Ground
plane plane
with with
barrier barrier
Ground Ground
plane plane
without without
1” 1”
barrier 4_ 6” 6” 42_ barrier
1_”(8.3 KV)2
72 1_”(8.3 KV)
72
1_”(15.5 KV) 1_”(15.5 KV)
6” 6” 92 92
8.3 K V − ll” ll”
7” 7”
15.5 K V − l4” l4” Three-phase NX fuse array of high-current unitized fuse mountings.

Single-phase Arc Strangler switch and NX fuse combination for a


300-amp feed-through connection using parallel switch mountings
and an 80-amp (max) fused load tap.
NNote: Although the Arc Strangler switch is capable of interrupting 300-amp
loads a limited number of times, such usage reduces its life considerably.

NNote: Individual mountings are contained in Apparatus Catalog Section 240-60.

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Technical Data TD132020EN Type NX fuses mounting clearances
Effective September 2017

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