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temperature ratings #5871
12/12/01 04:49 PM
12/12/01 04:49 PM
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dom  Offline OP
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What does the dual rating listed on circuit breakers mean? (60/75) Is it just indicating a range of wire sizes that will legally fit into the terminal, or is there more to it?
If there is a choice, most people would probably choose to use the 75 deg rating.
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Re: temperature ratings #5872
12/13/01 12:54 AM
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This should indicate that the terminal is listed for use at either temperature ampacity. If the teminal was only listed for use with a 60 degree termination it would affect the wire size you could use to achieve the required ampacity. See Section 310-10 and the associated Tables to see the affect of the different ampacities in the different temperature columms.


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