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Standard Fuses #8919
04/09/02 11:17 PM
04/09/02 11:17 PM
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Randy Barnett  Offline OP
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Loveland CO
HI Dan,
Thanks for being here!
240.6 on Standard Ampere Ratings for fuses and fixed-trip cb's is pretty well self-explanatory. But, why a fuse with a standard ampere rating of 601 Amps? Is this a special application of some type?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Standard Fuses #8920
04/10/02 09:37 AM
04/10/02 09:37 AM
sparky66wv  Offline
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West Virginia
Great Q!

I always thought that was a typo... and how could they possibly tell the difference between a 600 and a 601? (Put >601A on it and the 601 will open first?)


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Re: Standard Fuses #8921
04/12/02 12:34 PM
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Dan Neeser  Offline
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St. Louis, MO, USA
Randy,

That is probably one of the most asked questions when it comes to fuses. In fact I had the same question last week.

The reason there is a 601 fuse is to give flexibility. Class R and J fuses only go up to 600A. Above 600A, a Class L fuse must be used. Class L fuses range from 601A-6000A. The first case size of a listed Class L fuse is 800A with fuses sizes typically of 601, 650, 700, 750 and 800A.

Thus, if you have a circuit that could be sized at 600A, but may have to be increased in the future due to future expansion or motor inrush issues, Class L is the obvious choice. By going with a 601A Class L fuse, in an 800A disconnect, the fuses could be increased in the future up to 800A, provided conductors with an appropriate ampacity are used.

Thanks,
Dan

Re: Standard Fuses #8922
04/12/02 11:22 PM
04/12/02 11:22 PM
sparky66wv  Offline
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Dan,

Thanks, as usual, when one finally understands the "why's", it's easier to remember...

Now it makes sense...

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