Stumped by the Code? Code Rule for Sizing Short Circuit and Ground Fault Protection for a Motor Feeder

Stumped by the Code? Code Rule for Sizing Short Circuit and Ground Fault Protection for a Motor Feeder

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

Q. What is the Code rule for sizing short circuit and ground fault protection for a motor feeder?

A. Feeder conductors must be protected against short circuits and ground faults by a protective device sized not more than the largest rating of the branch-circuit short-circuit and ground-fault protective device for any motor, plus the sum of the full-load currents of the other motors in the group [430.62(A)].

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