Branch-Circuit Short-Circuit and Ground-Fault Overcurrent Protection is the final article of a four part series. The series is titled “Motor Calculations” and covers the Code and calculations for single general motor applications.
By: David Herres – Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), also referred to as Adjustable Speed Drives, are prominent in today’s workplace. They are used in elevator, water pump, high-volume air compressor applications and material-handling systems wherever speed and torque characteristics of AC motors are regulated. In Thomas Edison’s time, the DC […]
We demonstrated how to determine the motor load for general motor applications using 430.6(A)(1) which states that table values shall be used to determine the ampacity of conductors… instead of the actual current rating marked on the motor nameplate.