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Ground detector needed #180317 08/21/08 05:05 PM
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In order to comply with 250.21(B), I need a ground detector. All I've found so far is one made by Cutler Hammer (way too expensive at about $2000) and a detector that uses lights (haven't priced it yet). I'd really like to have something with a set of relay contacts that I could hook to a bell or horn in order to get some attention when the first ground fault occurs.

System voltage will be 480 volts.

Anyone know of a product that will help me?


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Re: Ground detector needed [Re: Tom] #180336 08/22/08 08:27 AM
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I have used some from Erickson Electrical Equipment,
http://ericksonelectric.thomasnet.com/category/ground-detectors?

Re: Ground detector needed [Re: JBD] #180342 08/22/08 10:54 AM
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Would not a megger be a suitable substitution?

Re: Ground detector needed [Re: JValdes] #180345 08/22/08 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JValdes
Would not a megger be a suitable substitution?


He wants a permanent ground detector that is built in. They are normally used and required on ungrounded systems to tell if a leg is accidentally shorted to ground.

Re: Ground detector needed [Re: junkcollector] #180355 08/23/08 07:29 AM
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JBD,

Thanks for the lead on the Erickson equipment, I'll have my supplier price one next week.

Tom


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