Overcurrent Protection Testing

April 3, 2017
'back-to-the-basics' video on the simplest form of overcurrent protection

This 'back-to-the-basics' video that explains how non-directional overcurrent works. It shows the difference between a fuse and an overcurrent protections scheme with current transformer, relay and circuit breaker. The overcurrent – time diagram is introduced and explained why different trip times make sense to obtain selectivity of a system with more than one relays. As a last step the reason for protection testing is given and shown how it can be done.

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