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What does NQOD mean? #5342 11/15/01 04:04 PM
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My apologies for asking what may seem to be a 'stupid question', but I'm a lowly project coordinator stuck in my office during lunch and the only thing keeping me here is revision 7 of a document that should've been sent on its merry way days ago. The problem is that the contracting advisor wants to know what NQOD stands for and it's up to me to find out. I could think up several witty definitions, but a) I'm too hungry to think, b) it might get me fired, c) I don't think my version will pass the contracting advisor's review.

Can anyone help me with this?

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Re: What does NQOD mean? #5343 11/15/01 04:11 PM
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Welcome BugabooBren!

Is this NQOD something that is on this print revision?

Re: What does NQOD mean? #5344 11/15/01 04:15 PM
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Yes, although the document is not a construction drawing or schematic, it's a contract development doc.

The phrase used is:

"install a NQOD panel-board for emergency power distribution."

Thanks for the welcome, your anecdotes (them stories ya'll tell) are hysterical and now I'll know not to imply something 'just happened when you were here last', nor 'while you were here, something tripped/died/smoked/etc"... I should have known better anyway because I dispatched telecomm techs for years who always took the heat for some ditz who busted their phone system.

Re: What does NQOD mean? #5345 11/15/01 04:31 PM
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I'm not susre what NQOD means but I know Square D makes that type of panel you might try contacting them they should have some sort of literature on the subject.

Re: What does NQOD mean? #5346 11/15/01 04:38 PM
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Yeah, I did a http://www.dogpile.com/ search and found some manufacturers and suppliers that have them, a number of sites that reference it and even a technical document that describes the product's specifications in detail, but the mysterious NQOD is used throughout but never explained or defined.

Thanks for checking on it, I'll keep checking back to see if anyone has more info.

Re: What does NQOD mean? #5347 11/15/01 05:02 PM
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NQOD is a Square D panelboard that either bolt-on or plug-in type QO breakers can be used in.
Look here: http://www.squared.com/us/products/panelboa.nsf/DocumentsByCategory/0DBFAE9FB0A53800852565C4005B0AA7

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Re: What does NQOD mean? #5348 11/15/01 05:21 PM
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Yeah, that's one of the first ones I found, too. So, would there be any safe assumption in saying NQOD might be a trademark or a name brand used by a manufacturer? I see where there are a number of distributers but perhaps this is only manufactured by one company and there are other 'brands' of panel boards available. Any thoughts?

Re: What does NQOD mean? #5349 11/15/01 05:35 PM
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NQOD is SquareD's model or type number for that panelboard. I would assume that it is trademarked. I don't know of any other panel manufacturer that makes a panel that will accept both plug-in and bolt-on breakers in the same panel.
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Re: What does NQOD mean? #5350 11/15/01 06:18 PM
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Thanks again! I think I've gathered enough info to send the CA off with:

N appears to be the type of cabinet that houses the panel.

QO stands for "Quick Open" (QOB stands for "Quick Open - Bolted", btw)

and D appears to be a rating (perhaps?) for panelboards used for lighter duty, say 600 amps or less.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

Re: What does NQOD mean? #5351 11/15/01 08:06 PM
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When all else fails ask Jeeves!
http://answerpoint.ask.com/qa/forumshow.cfm?mb=2992464453272691&page=1

If you have a little time, check out some of the questions and the replies.....almost scary!!

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