IPD Industrial Products stock and distribute the Elsteel range of TECHNO modular switchboard systems throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Elsteel TECHNO switchboard systems were tested for compliance with the new requirements of the Australian Standards.
One of these tests is the short-circuit stress tests on the conductors between the vertical distribution busbars and the supply side of the protective device. These conductors as well as the components within the functional unit are rated on the basis of reduced short-circuit stresses occurring in the load side of the short-circuit protective device in this unit.
Short-circuit stress tests were conducted at Testing & Certification Australia (TCA) in Sydney with GE moulded case circuit breakers and manual motor starters at a prospective short circuit current of 63KA and 50KA respectively. Each test was performed by applying the test supply to the outgoing unit with all the components in the closed position. A solid short-circuit made of copper busbar was fitted directly to the outgoing terminals of the unit.
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