Lakeland Engineering Equipment Co. is committed to providing our customers with information to ensure safety and compliance. Lakeland has partnered with Eaton/Bussmann to help our customers navigate the 2017 NEC® short-circuit current and Short-Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR) needs and challenges. SCCR is a safety rating that occurs under fault-current conditions and must be followed to ensure safety and compliance with safety standards.
Why Does SCCR Matter?
Equipment cannot be located in the electrical system where the short-circuit current is greater than what the equipment can manage. If equipment is located or installed where its SCCR is less than the available short-circuit current, it creates safety hazards. These hazards can include fire, shock, and shrapnel.
Eaton/Bussman’s Short-Circuit Current Rating Guide
Eaton offers a comprehensive portfolio of BussmannTM series circuit protection solutions to help meet short-circuit current rating requirements. They have created an in-depth guide to help you “decode the Code.” This guide covers the most significant and updates in the 2017 NEC® and provides:
- An explanation of its significance
- Related NEC sections
- What to look for to determine code compliance
- A detailed explanation of agency standards or equipment markings that impact SCCR