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Selectivity Guidelines For Square D Panelboards


Introduction
The natural advantages of circuit breakers make them the logical choice for overcurrent protection. New requirements in the National Electrical Code for emergency and legally required standby systems make it advantageous to consider selective coordination at the beginning of the design process. This guide is intended to facilitate the design of selectively coordinated systems when using Square D I-Line, NF and NQOD panelboards. In this guide, the specific application of circuit breakers in Square D I-Line, NF, and NQOD panelboards at the 480V and 208V levels are considered. Information from Data Bulletin 0100DB0501 (Short Circuit Selective Coordination for Low Voltage Circuit Breakers) is utilized, along with TCC comparisons where necessary. The result is a set of tables which allow for easy and efficient selection of Square D panelboards and their overcurrent devices. Two specifications for selective coordination are considered: coordination from 0.1 1000s and coordination from 0.01 - 1000s. The specification that is used will depend upon the NEC and other code requirements of the installation and the interpretation of these requirements by the authority having jurisdiction. The tables herein may be used to select feeder and branch circuit breakers that will be selectively coordinated when NF and NQOD panelboards are used in a configuration as illustrated below:

I-LINE (UPSTREAM) PANELBOARD - 480Y/277V or 208Y/120VV

FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER

FEEDER

BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER NF Available Ampacities: 125A, 250A, 400A, 600A, 800A NQOD Available Ampacities: 100A, 225A, 400A, 600A

Available Ampacities: 100A, 225A, 400A, 600A, 800A, 1200A

NF (480Y/277V 208Y/120V) or NQOD (208Y/120V) MLO (DOWNSTREAM) PANELBOARD

Alternatively, the upstream panelboard may be an I-Line section incorporated into a QED-2 switchboard.

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Listing Of Tables
Downstream Panelboard Type 208Y/120V 0.1 - 1000s NF NQOD Table IIA Table IIIA 0.01 - 1000s Table IIB Table IIIB 0.1 - 1000s Table IA N/A Upstream Panelboard Type: I-Line 480Y/277V 0.01 - 1000s Table IB N/A

To find the table which applies to your application: Select a downstream panelboard type in the left-hand column. Read across the row to find the table which is listed under the appropriate voltage level and selectivity specification. For example, if the downstream panelboard is an NF panelboard, the appropriate table for selectivity from 0.01 1000s at 480Y/277V is Table IB.

Assumptions

All thermal-magnetic circuit breakers with adjustable instantaneous trip settings are assumed to have their instantaneous settings at maximum Electronic-trip circuit breakers are assumed to have the smallest sensor/rating plug size which meets or exceeds the ampacity requirements of the given circuit. The long-time trip/delay must be set to the appropriate level to give the breaker trip setting shown. The instantaneous function is assumed to be turned off, if possible for the breakers under consideration, or otherwise set to maximum. Electronic-trip circuit breakers are assumed to have a short-time function and the short-time pickup and delay settings are assumed to be set at maximum All circuit breakers are shown with their maximum available ampacity ranges. For most circuit breakers, these apply for 2- or 3-pole configurations, although this is not always the case. The availability of a given circuit breaker ampacity for a given model and configuration must be double-checked

How To Use The Tables

If feeder size is known:


1. Locate Feeder Size/Upstream Panelboard Circuit Breaker Size in leftmost column 2. Required Downstream Panelboard Ampacity is in next column to right 3. Follow row to right and select the closest Maximum Available Fault Current at Upstream Panelboard which is greater than or equal to the available fault current at upstream panelboard (adjust available fault current value if necessary due to system X/R ratio - see table explanatory notes) 4. Follow row to right and select an Upstream Panelboard Feeder Circuit Breaker Type 5. Follow row to right to obtain the Downstream Panelboard Branch Circuit Breaker Type and the Largest Possible Branch Circuit Breaker. For total coordination tables, the Maximum Available Fault Current at Downstream Panelboard is given also. As long as the circuit breaker type and maximum size are adhered to (and the available fault current at the downstream panelboard is less than or equal to the value shown for total coordination tables), selective coordination will be achieved as per the coordination parameters for the table

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6. If results do not yield a branch circuit breaker size which is large enough, repeat steps 4 and 5 using a different Upstream Panelboard Feeder Circuit Breaker Type 7. If results do not yield a branch circuit breaker size which is large enough (or an acceptable level of fault current at the downstream panelboard), a larger feeder will be required. Go to the next larger Feeder Size/Upstream Panelboard Circuit Breaker Size and repeat steps 1 through 6 8. Repeat steps 1 through 7 until the desired branch circuit breaker size is obtained

If branch circuit size/branch circuit breaker size is known:


1. Starting at top of table, scan Largest Possible Branch Circuit Breaker sizes in rightmost column. Select the first one that is greater than or equal to the desired branch circuit size. For total coordination tables, Maximum Available Fault Current at Downstream Panelboard must be greater than or equal to the actual fault current at the downstream panelboard 2. When the desired branch circuit breaker is found, follow row to left. Make sure that the actual available fault current at the upstream panelboard is less than or equal to the Maximum Available Fault Current at Upstream Panelboard (adjust available fault current value if necessary due to system X/R ratio - see table explanatory notes) 3. The required Downstream Panelboard Ampacity and Feeder Size/Upstream Panelboard Circuit Breaker Size are as shown. This is the smallest feeder circuit breaker that will satisfy the coordination criteria for the table 4. Scan the rightmost column for other instances of the required branch circuit breaker size and follow steps 1 through 3 again. The feeder circuit/I-Line feeder circuit breaker size may be larger, but the I-Line circuit breaker may be less expensive

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Table IA
I-Line/NF Panelboard Selective Coordination At 480Y/277V 0.1s 1000s
FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A) REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A) MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 18 25 100 125 35 65 110 125 18 35 65 18 30 35 65 UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE FA, HD, LX PG FH HG LX PG HJ, LX PJ HD HG HJ HD, LA, LX PG LA HG, LH, LX PG HJ, LX PJ HD JD, LA LX PG LA HG JG, LH LX PG HJ JJ LX PJ JD, LA LX, PG LA JG, LH LX, PG JJ LX, PJ JD, LA, LX, PG LA-MC LA LA-MC JG, LH, LX PG LH-MC JJ, LX PJ JD, LA, LX PG LA-MC LA LA-MC JG, LH, LX PG LH-MC JJ, LX PJ JD, LA LA-MC LX, PG LA LA-MC JG, LH LH-MC LX, PG JJ LX, PJ DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE ED ED EG EG EG EG EJ EJ ED EG EJ ED ED EG EG EG EJ EJ ED ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EJ EJ EJ EJ ED ED EG EG EG EJ EJ ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EJ EJ ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EJ EJ ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EJ EJ LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 30 50 30 30 30 50 30 50 30 30 30 30 50 30 30 50 30 50 30 35 40 70 35 30 35 40 70 30 35 40 70 40 70 40 40 70 40 70 70 80 125 70 125 70 80 125 70 80 70 110 125 70 125 70 110 125 70 110 70 125 125 70 125 70 125 125 70 125

125

125

18 30 150 250 35

65 18 30 35 65 18 30 35 65 18 30 225 250 35 65 18 30 35 65

175

250

200

250

250

250

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FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A) 300

REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A) 400

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 18 30 35 65 18 30 35 65 18 30 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65

UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE LA, MG, LX, PG3 LA LH, MG, LX, PG3 LC, MJ, LX, PJ3 LA, MG, LX LA LH, MG, LX LC, MJ, LX LA, LA-MC, MG, LX, PG LA, LA-MC LH, LH-MC, MG, LX, PG LC, MJ, LX, PJ LC, MG, LX, PG3 LC, MG, LX, PG3 LC, MJ, LX, PJ3 LC, MG, LX, PG3 LC, MG, LX, PG3 LC, MJ, LX, PJ3 LC, MG, LX, PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 LC, MG, LX, PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 LC, MJ, LX, PJ (ET1.0)2, PJ2 MG, PG2,3 MG, PG2,3 MJ, PJ2,3 MG, PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 MG, PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 MJ, PJ (ET1.0)2, PJ2

DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE ED EG EG EJ ED EG EG EJ ED EG EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

350

400

400

400

450

600

500

600

600

600

700

800

800

800

1 Available fault currents are based upon system X/R ratios less than or equal to the circuit breaker test X/R ratio. See the explanatory note below for additional information 2 The P-Frame Powerpact circuit breaker is available with ET1.0 or Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip units in this size range PG (ET1.0) = ET1.0 trip unit PG = Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip unit 3 Requires larger sensor size if standard rating plug is used (300A: 600A w/ LTPU=0.5, 450A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.45, 800A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.625, 700A: 1000A w/LTPU= 0.7)

X/R Ratio Adjustment: All available fault currents are given in RMS symmetrical amperes. For a system X/R ratio larger than the test X/R ratio of the circuit breaker in question, the available fault current equivalent RMS symmetrical duty for comparison with the values in the tables must be adjusted by a multiplying factor. See IEEE Std. 242-2001 (Buff Book), IEEE Std. 1015-1997 (Blue Book) or NEMA AB 3-2001 for details.
Molded Case Circuit Breaker Interrupting Rating Greater than 20kA 10kA - 20kA Less than 10kA Test X/R 4.9 3.2 1.7

Note that this is a consideration for breaker fault duty rather than for selective coordination.

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Table IB
I-Line/NF Panelboard Selective Coordination At 480Y/277V 0.01s 1000s
FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A) 100 REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A) 125 MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE PG PG PJ PG PG PJ PG PG PJ PG PG PJ PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC PJ PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC PJ LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC PG PJ PG4 PG4 PJ4 LA-MC LA-MC PG LA-MC LA-MC LH-MC LH-MC PG PJ PG4 PG4 PJ4 PG4 PG4 PJ4 PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE ED EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ ED ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EG EG EJ ED ED ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EG EG EG EG EJ ED ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EG EG EJ ED EG EJ ED ED ED EG EG EG EG EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ ED MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1,3 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18 18 10 6 18 10 6 35 18 10 6 65 18 18 14 8 7 18 14 8 7 35 18 14 8 7 65 18 10 8 18 18 10 8 18 10 8 35 65 18 35 65 18 6 18 18 6 18 6 35 65 18 21.6 9 18 21.6 9 18

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER 50 50 50 50 50 50 70 70 70 70 70 70 80 15 20 100 15 20 100 80 15 20 100 80 110 15 20 30 100 15 20 30 100 110 15 20 30 100 110 30 40 100 125 30 40 100 30 40 100 125 125 125 125 125 100 125 125 100 125 100 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

125

125

150

250

175

250

200

250

30

35

65

18

225

250

30

35

65 18

250

250

30

35

300

300

65 18 35 65 18

400

400

30

35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65 18

450

600

500 600

600 600

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FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A)

REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A)

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 35 65 18 35 65 18 35 65

UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 PJ (ET1.0)2, PJ2 PG2,4 PG2,4 PJ2,4 PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 PG (ET1.0)2, PG2 PJ (ET1.0)2, PJ2

DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE EG EJ ED EG EJ ED EG EJ

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1,3 35 65 18 21.6 9 18 21.6 9

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

700

800

800

800

1 Available fault currents are based upon system X/R ratios less than or equal to the circuit breaker test X/R ratio. See the explanatory note below for additional information 2 The P-Frame Powerpact circuit breaker is available with ET1.0 or Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip units in this size range PG (ET1.0) = ET1.0 trip unit PG = Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip unit 3 Values in red are taken from data bulletin 0100DB0501; all other values in this column generated via TCC comparison 4 Requires larger sensor size if standard rating plug is used (300A: 600A w/ LTPU=0.5, 450A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.45, 800A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.625, 700A: 1000A w/LTPU= 0.7)

X/R Ratio Adjustment: All available fault currents are given in RMS symmetrical amperes. For a system X/R ratio larger than the test X/R ratio of the circuit breaker in question, the available fault current equivalent RMS symmetrical duty for comparison with the values in the tables must be adjusted by a multiplying factor. See IEEE Std. 242-2001 (Buff Book), IEEE Std. 1015-1997 (Blue Book) or NEMA AB 3-2001 for details.
Molded Case Circuit Breaker Interrupting Rating Greater than 20kA 10kA - 20kA Less than 10kA Test X/R 4.9 3.2 1.7

Note that this is a consideration for breaker fault duty rather than for selective coordination.

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Table IIA
I-Line/NF Panelboard Selective Coordination At 208Y/120V 0.1s 1000s
FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A) REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A) MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 25 100 125 65 100 25 65 100 25 42 65 100 UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE FA2, HD, LX PG FH, HG, LX PG HJ, LX PJ HD HG HJ HD, LA, LX PG LA HG, LH, LX PG HJ, LX PJ HD JD, LA LX PG LA HG JG, LH LX PG HJ JJ LX PJ JD, LA LX, PG LA JG, LH LX, PG JJ LX, PJ JD, LA, LX, PG LA-MC LA LA-MC JG, LH, LX PG LH-MC JJ, LX PJ JD, LA, LX PG LA-MC LA LA-MC JG, LH, LX PG LH-MC JJ, LX PJ JD, LA LA-MC LX, PG LA LA-MC JG, LH LH-MC LX, PG JJ LX, PJ LA, MG, LX, PG5 LA LH, MG, LX, PG5 LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 30 50 30 50 30 50 30 30 30 30 50 30 30 50 30 50 30 35 40 70 35 30 35 40 70 30 35 40 70 40 70 40 40 70 40 70 70 80 125 70 125 70 80 125 70 80 70 110 125 70 125 70 110 125 70 110 70 125 125 70 125 70 125 125 70 125 125 125 125

DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE ED ED EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 ED ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 EJ3 EJ3 ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 ED EG3 EG3

110

125

125

125

25

42 150 250 65

100

25 42 65 100

175

250

25 42 200 250 65 100

25 42 225 250 65 100

25 42 250 250 65 100 25 42 65

300

400

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FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A)

REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A)

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 100 25 42 65 100 25 42 65 100 25 65 100 25 65 100 25 65 100 25 65 100 25 65 100

UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE LC, MJ, LX, PJ5 LA, MG, LX LA LH, MG, LX LC, MJ, LX LA, LA-MC, MG, LX, PG LA, LA-MC LH, LH-MC, MG, LX, PG LC, MJ, LX, PJ LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MJ, LX, PJ5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MJ, LX, PJ5 LC, MG, LX, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 LC, MG, LX, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 LC, MJ, LX, PJ (ET1.0)4, PJ4 MG, PG4,5 MG, PG4,5 MJ, PJ4,5 MG, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 MG, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 MJ, PJ (ET1.0)4, PJ4

DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE EJ3 ED EG3 EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED EG
3 3

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

350

400

400

400

450

600

500

600

600

600

700

800

800

800

EJ ED EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3

1 Available fault currents are based upon system X/R ratios less than or equal to the circuit breaker test X/R ratio. See the explanatory note below for additional information 2 480V-rated 3 2 Pole or 3 Pole 15 125A only. 1 Pole is available from 15 70A and has an AIR of 35kA for EG, 65kA for EJ 4 The P-Frame Powerpact circuit breaker is available with ET1.0 or Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip units in this size range PG (ET1.0) = ET1.0 trip unit PG = Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip unit 5 Requires larger sensor size if standard rating plug is used (300A: 600A w/ LTPU=0.5, 450A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.45, 800A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.625, 700A: 1000A w/LTPU= 0.7)

X/R Ratio Adjustment: All available fault currents are given in RMS symmetrical amperes. For a system X/R ratio larger than the test X/R ratio of the circuit breaker in question, the available fault current equivalent RMS symmetrical duty for comparison with the values in the tables must be adjusted by a multiplying factor. See IEEE Std. 242-2001 (Buff Book), IEEE Std. 1015-1997 (Blue Book) or NEMA AB 3-2001 for details.
Molded Case Circuit Breaker Interrupting Rating Greater than 20kA 10kA - 20kA Less than 10kA Test X/R 4.9 3.2 1.7

Note that this is a consideration for breaker fault duty rather than for selective coordination.

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TABLE IIB
I-Line/NF Panelboard Selective Coordination At 208Y/120V 0.01s 1000s
FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A) 100 REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A) 125 MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 25 65 100 25 65 100 25 65 100 25 65 100 25 UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE PG PG PJ PG PG PJ PG PG PJ PG PG PJ PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC PJ PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC PJ LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LH-MC LH-MC LH-MC PG PJ PG6 PG6 PJ6 LA-MC LA-MC PG LA-MC LA-MC LH-MC LH-MC PG PJ PG6 PG6 PJ6 PG6 PG6 PJ6 PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1,5 21.6 65 100 21.6 65 100 21.6 65 100 21.6 65 100 21.6 18 10 6 18 10 6 65 18 10 6 100 21.6 18 14 8 7 18 14 8 7 65 18 14 8 7 100 18 10 8 21.6 18 10 8 18 10 8 65 100 21.6 65 100 18 6 21.6 18 6 18 6 65 100 21.6 21.6 9 21.6 65 100 21.6 LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 50 50 50 50 50 50 70 70 70 70 70 70 80 15 20 100 15 20 100 80 15 20 100 80 110 15 20 30 100 15 20 30 100 110 15 20 30 100 110 30 40 100 125 30 40 100 30 40 100 125 125 125 125 125 100 125 125 100 125 100 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE ED EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 ED ED ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 ED ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED ED ED EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3 ED

125

125

150

250

175

250

200

250

42

65

100

25

42 225 250

65

100 25

250

250

42

65

300

300

100 25 65 100 25 42

400

400 65 100 25 65 100 25 65 100 25

450

600

500 600

600 600

10

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FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A)

REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A)

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 65 100 25 65 100

UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 PJ (ET1.0)4, PJ4 PG4 6 PG4,6 MG PJ4,6 MJ PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 MG, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 MJ, PJ (ET1.0)4, PJ4

DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE EG3 EJ3 ED EG3 EG3 EJ3 EJ3 ED EG3 EJ3

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1,5 65 100 21.6 21.6 65 9 100 21.6 65 100

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

700

800

800

800

25 65 100

1 Available fault currents are based upon system X/R ratios less than or equal to the circuit breaker test X/R ratio. See the explanatory notes below for additional information 2 480V-rated 3 2 Pole or 3 Pole 15 125A only. 1 Pole is available from 15 70A and has an AIR of 35kA for EG, 65kA for EJ 4 The P-Frame Powerpact circuit breaker is available with ET1.0 or Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip units in this size range PG (ET1.0) = ET1.0 trip unit PG = Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip unit 5 Values in red are taken from data bulletin 0100DB0501; all other values in this column generated via TCC comparison 6 Requires larger sensor size if standard rating plug is used (300A: 600A w/ LTPU=0.5, 450A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.45, 800A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.625, 700A: 1000A w/LTPU= 0.7)

X/R Ratio Adjustment: All available fault currents are given in RMS symmetrical amperes. For a system X/R ratio larger than the test X/R ratio of the circuit breaker in question, the available fault current equivalent RMS symmetrical duty for comparison with the values in the tables must be adjusted by a multiplying factor. See IEEE Std. 242-2001 (Buff Book), IEEE Std. 1015-1997 (Blue Book) or NEMA AB 3-2001 for details.
Molded Case Circuit Breaker Interrupting Rating Greater than 20kA 10kA - 20kA Less than 10kA Test X/R 4.9 3.2 1.7

Note that this is a consideration for breaker fault duty rather than for selective coordination.

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TABLE IIIA
I-Line/NQOD Panelboard Selective Coordination At 208Y/120V 0.1s 1000s
FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A) REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A) MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 10 100 100 22 UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE HD FA, LX PG HD FA2, LX PG HG FH, LX PG HD HD HG HD, LA LX PG HD, LA LX PG LA HG, LH LX, PG HD JD, LA, LX, PG HD JD, LA LX PG LA HG JG, LH, LX, PG JD, LA, LX, PG JD, LA LX PG LA JG, LH, LX, PG JD, LA, LX LA-MC, PG JD, LA, LX, PG LA-MC LA, LA-MC JG, LH, LH-MC, LX, PG JD, LA, LX, PG LA-MC JD, LA LX PG LA-MC LA, LA-MC JG, LH, LH-MC, LX, PG JD, LA, LX, PG LA-MC JD, LA LX PG LA-MC LA, LA-MC JG, LH, LH-MC, LX, PG LA, MG, LX PG5 LA MG, LX PG5 LA LH, MG, LX, PG5 LA DOWNSTREAM (NF) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE QO QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QO QO-VH QH QO QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 20 25 40 20 25 403 20 25 30 25 25 25 25 40 70 25 30 603 25 25 30 25 70 25 30 403 703 30 25 30 70 403 503 703 30 30 70 806 1006 503 803 1003 30 30 1006 1257 503 603 803 1253 30 30 1006 1257 603 803 1103 1503 30 30 1006 1257 903 1003 1253 30 30 1006

65 10 22 65 10

110

225

125

225

22 42 65 10

150

225

22

42 65 10 175 225 22 42 65 10 200 225 22 42 65 10

225

225

22

42 65 10

250

400

22

42 65 10

300

400

22 42 65 10

350

400

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FEEDER SIZE / UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE (A) 350

REQUIRED DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD AMPACITY (A) 400

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 22 42 65 10 22 42 65 10 22 65 10 22 65 10 22 65

UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE MG, LX LA, MG, LX LA LH, MG, LX LA, LA-MC, MG, LX, PG LA, LA-MC, MG, LX, PG LA, LA-MC LH, LH-MC, MG, LX, PG LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG5 LC, MG, LX, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 LC, MG, LX, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 LC, MG, LX, PG (ET1.0)4, PG4

DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE QO QO-VH QH QH QO QO-VH QH QH QO QO-VH QH QO QO-VH QH QO QO-VH QH

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 1257 1503 30 30 1257 1503 30 30 1257 1503 30 1257 1503 30 1257 1503 30

400

400

450

600

500

600

600

600

1 Available fault currents are based upon system X/R ratios less than or equal to the circuit breaker test X/R ratio. See the explanatory note below for additional information 2 480V-rated 3 2 Pole or 3 Pole only. QO-VH 1 Pole is available up to 30A (and coordinates up to 30A) 4 The P-Frame Powerpact circuit breaker is available with ET1.0 or Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip units in this size range PG (ET1.0) = ET1.0 trip unit PG = Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip unit 5 Requires larger sensor size if standard rating plug is used (300A: 600A w/ LTPU=0.5, 450A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.45, 800A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.625) 6 2 Pole or 3 Pole only. QO 1 Pole is available up to 70A (and coordinates up to 70A) 7 2p only. QO 1P is available up to 70A (and coordinates up to 70A), QO 3 Pole is available up to 100A (and coordinates up to 100A)

X/R Ratio Adjustment: All available fault currents are given in RMS symmetrical amperes. For a system X/R ratio larger than the test X/R ratio of the circuit breaker in question, the available fault current equivalent RMS symmetrical duty for comparison with the values in the tables must be adjusted by a multiplying factor. See IEEE Std. 242-2001 (Buff Book), IEEE Std. 1015-1997 (Blue Book) or NEMA AB 3-2001 for details.

Molded Case Circuit Breaker Interrupting Rating Greater than 20kA 10kA - 20kA Less than 10kA

Test X/R 4.9 3.2 1.7

Note that this is a consideration for breaker fault duty rather than for selective coordination.

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Table IIIB
I-Line/NQOD Panelboard Selective Coordination At 208Y/120V 0.01s 1000s
FEEDER SIZE / REQUIRED UPSTREAM (I-LINE) DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT PANELBOARD AMPACITY BREAKER SIZE (A) (A) MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1 10 UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE HD PG HD PG PJ HG FH PG HD HD HG HD PG HD LA PG PJ HG LH PG HD JD PG HD JD LA PG PJ HG JG LH PG JD PG JD LA PG PJ JG LH PG JD LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG JD LA PG PJ LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC JG LH LH-MC PG JD DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QO QO-VH QH QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QO QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QH QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QH QH QO MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD1.8 1.3 10 1.3 21.6 22 1.3 0.9 65 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 10 1.3 3.2 (2P ONLY) 21.6 22 1.3 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 65 1.3 2.3 10 1.3 2.3 3.2 (2P ONLY) 21.6 22 1.3 2.4 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 65 2.3 10 2.3 3.2 (2P ONLY) 21.6 22 2.4 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 65 2.3 18 (1P, 2P), 16 (3P) 18 (1P, 2P), 10 (3P) 7 (1P), 10 (2P), 6.5 (3P) 7 (1P, 2P), 6 (3P) 6 (1P, 2P), 5.5 (3P) 5 (1P, 3P), 6 (2P) 5 10 2.3 3.2 (2P ONLY) 21.6 22 22 (1P, 2P), 16 (3P) 22 (1P, 2P), 10 (3P) 7 (1P), 10 (2P), 6.5 (3P) 7 (2P), 6 (3P) 6 (2P), 5.5 (3P) 6 (2P), 5 (3P) 5 3.4 2.4 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 3.4 65 2.3 LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 20 40 20 403 403 20 25 30 25 25 25 25 70 25 25 603 603 25 25 30 25 70 70 25 30 30 703 703 25 30 30 30 70 70 403 403 703 703 30 30 30 70 15 20 30 40 50 70 1006 1006 503 503 803 803 15 20 30 403 503 703 1003 30 30 30 30 30 1006

100

100

22

65 10 22 65 10

110

225

125

225

22

65

10

150

225

22

65

10

22 175 225

65

10

200

225

22

42 65

225

225

10

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FEEDER SIZE / REQUIRED UPSTREAM (I-LINE) DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT PANELBOARD AMPACITY BREAKER SIZE (A) (A)

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1

UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC JD LA PG PJ LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC JG LH LH-MC PG JD PG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC JD LA PG PJ LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC JG LH LH-MC PG PG5 LA MG PG5 LH MG PG5 LA MG LH MG LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC PG

DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QH QH QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QH QH QO QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO QO QO QO

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) 1,8 PANELBOARD 10 18 18 (1P, 2P), 16 (3P) 11 (1P), 18 (2P), 8 (3P) 10 (1P, 2P), 7.5 (3P) 10 (1P, 2P), 7 (3P) 8 (1P), 10 (2P), 6.5 (3P) 7 (1P), 10 (2P), 6 (3P) 8 (2P), 6 (3P) 6 3.825 2.3 3.2 (2P ONLY) 21.6 22 22 (1P, 2P), 18 (3P) 22 (1P, 2P), 16 (3P) 11 (1P), 22 (2P), 8 (3P) 18 (2P), 7.5 (3P) 18 (2P), 7 (3P) 13 (2P), 6.5 (3P) 10 (2P), 6 (3P) 8 (2P), 6 (3P) 6 3.825 3.825 2.4 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 3.825 65 2.3 10 18 18 (1P, 2P), 14 (3P) 10 10 (1P, 2P), 9 (3P) 10 (1P, 2P), 8 (3P) 10 (1P, 2P), 7.5 (3P) 10 (2P), 7.5 (3P) 4.25 2.3 3.2 (2P ONLY) 21.6 22 22 (1P, 2P), 18 (3P) 22 (1P, 2P), 14 (3P) 18 (2P), 10 (3P) 18 (2P), 9 (3P) 13 (2P), 8 (3P) 11 (2P), 7.5 (3P) 10 (2P), 7.5 (3P) 4.25 4.25 2.4 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 4.25 65 10 3.2 (2P ONLY) 3.6 (3P ONLY) 21.6 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 65 (1P), 3.6 (2P, 3P) 65 3.2 (2P ONLY) 3.6 (3P ONLY) 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 65 (1P), 3.6 (2P, 3P) 18 10 6 10

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 1006 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 806 1006 1257 503 503 803 803 15 20 30 403 503 603 703 803 1003 1253 30 30 30 30 30 1006 1006 20 30 40 50 60 70 1006 1257 603 603 1103 1103 20 30 403 503 603 803 1003 1503 30 30 30 30 30 1257 903 1003 1253 30 30 30 1503 1503 30 30 30 1006 1257 1257

10

225

225

22

42 65

10

250

400

22

42 65

10 22 300 400 65 22 350 400 65

400

400

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FEEDER SIZE / REQUIRED UPSTREAM (I-LINE) DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT PANELBOARD AMPACITY BREAKER SIZE (A) (A)

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD (kA RMS Sym.)1

UPSTREAM (I-LINE) PANELBOARD FEEDER CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE LA LA-MC LA-MC LA-MC MG PG LA-MC LH LH-MC MG PG PG5 MG PG5 MG PG5 PG5 MG PG5 MG PG5 PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 MG PG (ET1.0)4, PG4 MG PG (ET1.0)4, PG4

MAXIMUM AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT AT DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD BRANCH DOWNSTREAM (NQOD) PANELBOARD CIRCUIT BREAKER TYPE (kA RMS Sym.)1,8 QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QH QH QH QO QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO QO-VH QO-VH QH QH QO QO-VH QO-VH QH QH 3.2 (2P ONLY) 22 (1P, 2P), 18 (3P) 22 (2P), 18 (3P) 6 3.6 (3P ONLY) 21.6 6 65 (1P), 3.2 (2P, 3P) 6 65 (1P), 3.6 (2P, 3P) 65 10 3.6 (3P ONLY) 21.6 65 (1P), 3.6 (2P, 3P) 65 10 3.6 (3P ONLY) 21.6 65 (1P), 3.6 (2P, 3P) 65 10 5.4 (3P ONLY) 21.6 65 (1P), 5.4 (2P, 3P) 65

LARGEST POSSIBLE BRANCH CIRCUIT BREAKER (A) 1503 30 1003 1503 1503 1503 30 30 30 30 30 1257 1503 1503 30 30 1257 1503 1503 30 30 1257 1503 1503 30 30

22

400

400 42 65

10 22 450 600 65 10 22 500 500 65 10 22 600 600 65

1 Available fault currents are based upon system X/R ratios less than or equal to the circuit breaker test X/R ratio. See the explanatory note below for additional information 2 480V-rated 3 2 Pole or 3 Pole only. QO-VH 1 Pole is available up to 30A (and coordinates up to 30A) 4 The P-Frame Powerpact circuit breaker is available with ET1.0 or Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip units in this size range PG (ET1.0) = ET1.0 trip unit PG = Micrologic 5.0/6.0 trip unit 5 Requires larger sensor size if standard rating plug is used (300A: 600A w/ LTPU=0.5, 450A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.45, 800A: 1000A w/LTPU=0.625) 6 2 Pole or 3 Pole only. QO 1 Pole is available up to 70A (and coordinates up to 70A) 7 2 Pole only. QO 1 Pole is available up to 70A (and coordinates up to 70A), QO 3 Pole is available up to 100A (and coordinates up to 100A) 8 Values in red are taken from data bulletin 0100DB0501; all other values in this column generated via TCC comparison

X/R Ratio Adjustment: All available fault currents are given in RMS symmetrical amperes. For a system X/R ratio larger than the test X/R ratio of the circuit breaker in question, the available fault current equivalent RMS symmetrical duty for comparison with the values in the tables must be adjusted by a multiplying factor. See IEEE Std. 242-2001 (Buff Book), IEEE Std. 1015-1997 (Blue Book) or NEMA AB 3-2001 for details.

Molded Case Circuit Breaker Interrupting Rating Greater than 20kA 10kA - 20kA Less than 10kA

Test X/R 4.9 3.2 1.7

Note that this is a consideration for breaker fault duty rather than for selective coordination.

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