Wire Wrapping for Low Current Monitoring

Published by Veris Industries, Veris Application Note VN35 – Wire Wrapping for Low Current Monitoring. The information provided herein is intended to supplement the knowledge required of an electrician trained in high voltage installations. There is no intent to foresee all possible variables in individual situations, nor to provide all training needed to perform theseContinue reading “Wire Wrapping for Low Current Monitoring”

Why do 3rd harmonic currents overload neutral conductors?

Published by Mirus International Inc., [2010-01-08] MIRUS-FAQ001-B2, FAQ’s Harmonic Mitigating Transformers, 31 Sun Pac Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada. L6S 5P6. Figure 7-1 shows how the sinusoidal currents on the phases of a 3-phase, 4-wire system with linear loads sum to return on the neutral conductor. The 120° phase shift between the sinusoidal load currents causesContinue reading “Why do 3rd harmonic currents overload neutral conductors?”

What is Contact Resistance Test and Why is Contact Resistance Testing Done

Published by Carelabs (Carelabz), Website: carelabz.com What is Contact Resistance Contact resistance is the resistance to current flow, due to surface conditions and other causes, when contacts are touching one another (in the closed condition of the device). This can occur between contacts of:  Breakers  Contactors  Relays  Switches  Connectors  Other switching devices  Contact resistance testing alsoContinue reading “What is Contact Resistance Test and Why is Contact Resistance Testing Done”

Learn About Residual Current Device Testing and Safety

Published by Carelabs (Carelabz), Website: carelabz.com Residual Current Device offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide. Residual Current Devices, or RCDs. are safety switches that prevent people from getting electrocuted in homes and businesses. The device monitors the flow of electricity as it enters a property from the main distribution panel. A surge ofContinue reading “Learn About Residual Current Device Testing and Safety”

FLEX-CORE® Glossary of Terms

Published by FLEX-CORE®, Div. Morlan & Associates, Inc. Current Transformers Usually rated on a basis of 5 amperes secondary current and used to reduce primary current to usable levels for transformer-rated meters or transducers and to insulate and isolate them from high voltage circuits. Current Transformer Ratio Ratio of primary to secondary current. For aContinue reading “FLEX-CORE® Glossary of Terms”

What & Why of PFC and PSC Test?

Published by Carelabs (Carelabz) Prospective Short Circuit (PSC) and Prospective Fault Current (PFC) are both designed to calculate the maximum current that will flow within a fault loop path during the event of an electrical fault as required by regulations.  The Prospective Short Circuit Current is the maximum current that could flow between Line and Neutral conductors on a single phase supply or between Line conductorsContinue reading “What & Why of PFC and PSC Test?”

What is Ground Fault Testing, Why is it Important?

Published by Carelabs (Carelabz) A ground fault is any short circuit that outcomes in an unintentional connection amid a ground and energized ungrounded phase conductor and ground. Ground faults are the most common type of fault on power distribution systems. They are due to the insulation failure or accidental grounding of an ungrounded phase conductorContinue reading “What is Ground Fault Testing, Why is it Important?”

What is Leakage Current Testing and Measuring, How is it done?

Published by Carelabs (Carelabz) Leakage current is the current that streams from either DC or AC circuit in an equipment to the ground or framework and can be from the output or input. If the equipment is not properly grounded, the current flows through other paths such as the human body. This mighty also occur if the ground is incompetent or is disrupted unintentionally or intentionally.  The leakage current in anContinue reading “What is Leakage Current Testing and Measuring, How is it done?”