short circuit current ratings

4 Steps to calculate short circuit current ratings in industrial control panels

short circuit current ratings

Frank Basciano
Global Product Manager

This is an update of a 2020 article written by Marcelo E. Valdes, PE, IEEE Fellow Applications Eng. Manager
ABB Electrification Business

Short circuit current ratings (SCCR) are a critical specification when designing industrial control panels. Determining the appropriate SCCR actually requires no calculations. Instead, there is a simple, four-step process to follow.

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