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#14619 - 09/25/02 01:03 PM Transformer Overcurrent Protection
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My question is concerning transformers over 600V. The sizes of fuse or circuit breaker protection is based off of Table 450-3(a) (1999 Code).

Why is the size of a circuit breaker permitted to be larger than a fuse?

I thought that fuses would offer better performance and therefore be allowed to be rated higher.

I thank you for any guidance you can give me on this.

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#14620 - 09/25/02 05:55 PM Re: Transformer Overcurrent Protection
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You will find a similar situation for motor short cirucit protection from Table 430.52. Fuses get set tighter to the load than breakers to avoid false trips.
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#14621 - 09/27/02 08:39 AM Re: Transformer Overcurrent Protection
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Thank you very much. That makes perfect sense.

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