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Ground detector needed #180317
08/21/08 05:05 PM
08/21/08 05:05 PM
Tom  Offline OP
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Shinnston, WV USA
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
08/22/08 08:27 AM
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JBD  Offline
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WI, USA
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
08/22/08 10:54 AM
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South Carolina
Would not a megger be a suitable substitution?

Re: Ground detector needed [Re: JValdes] #180345
08/22/08 03:00 PM
08/22/08 03:00 PM
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junkcollector  Offline
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Posts: 36
Central MN
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
08/23/08 07:29 AM
Tom  Offline OP
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Shinnston, WV USA
JBD,

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

Tom


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