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#167751 - 08/19/07 12:26 PM Circuit Design
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Whats the rule on feeding a 300A Fused Disconect from a 400A breaker?

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#167759 - 08/19/07 05:05 PM Re: Circuit Design [Re: windmiller]
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#167768 - 08/19/07 07:39 PM Re: Circuit Design [Re: HotLine1]
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Hi,
This is from a 480 V MCC to a maint. shop.

This is a feeder to supply power to the building.

No 300A plug in bucket is available and no other place to get power except from 480V MCC with a new section and a frame mounted 400 CB.

The feeder is 3/C 500 MC.

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#167770 - 08/19/07 07:56 PM Re: Circuit Design [Re: windmiller]
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500 MCM is 380a @ 75c
I don't see a real problem. If you can get in under the feeder tap rules it is a slam dunk and you can probably use 240.4(B) if it comes down to it.

From a practical sense, you are really only providing short circuit protection in the 400a breaker since overload protection will come with the 300a. That is how they rationalize the "tap rules".


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#167907 - 08/22/07 11:36 AM Re: Circuit Design [Re: windmiller]
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This is a feeder to supply power to the building.


If so, it may qualify for an outside the building tap of unlimited length per 240.21(B)(5)

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