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#84399 - 03/26/03 01:05 AM Separately Derived Systems  
Carnak  Offline
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Consider a commercial building with a three phase service and 100% generator back up.

If you use a 3 pole transfer switch, you don't break the neutral.

If you use a 4 pole switch, you break the neutral, add some extra grounding, and the system is now "Separately Derived".

When do you have to have the 4 pole transfer switch and the separately derived system?


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#84400 - 03/26/03 07:33 AM Re: Separately Derived Systems  
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This same question is asked in the General Discussion Area.
Look for a post by wolfdog (backup generators)

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I added this link to it. Just click it
http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/002728.html

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#84401 - 03/26/03 07:45 AM Re: Separately Derived Systems  
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I just went into the search section of this forum (ECN) and typed in transfer switch. There are alot of threads on this subject.

Russ

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