Press Release Summary:
Updated with PV circuit breakers, NEC references, and diagrams, NEMA AB 3 Molded Case Circuit Breakers and Their Application is available for download and in hard copy. Guide covers molded case circuit breakers and molded case switches - single- and multi-pole, fused and unfused - as well as their accessories. These circuit breakers and switches have rated voltages up to and including 1,000 V, 50/60 Hz in either AC or AC/DC and rated interrupting current ratings of 5,000 A or more.
Original Press Release:
NEMA Publishes NEMA AB 3 Molded Case Circuit Breakers and Their Application
ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA AB 3 Molded Case Circuit Breakers and Their Application.
This application guide covers molded case circuit breakers and molded case switches, single-pole and multi-pole, fused and unfused, and their accessories. These circuit breakers and switches are assembled as integral units in supporting housings of insulating material and have rated voltages up to and including 1000 V, 50/60Hz, ac or ac/dc, and have rated interrupting current ratings of 5000 Amperes or more. Updates to this publication include the addition of Photovoltiac circuit breakers, National Electrical Code references, and diagrams.
NEMA AB 3 may be downloaded at no cost at www.nema.org/stds/ab3.cfm. A hard copy may be purchased for $92 by visiting global.ihs.com, or contacting IHS by phone at 800-854-7179 (U.S. only) or 303-397-7956 (international).
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