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Transfer switches applied in systems with power circuit breakers

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1 Author(s)
Roybal, D.D. ; Cutler-Hammer Inc., Lafayette, CA, USA

This paper is an overview of the industry standards for short-time current ratings of low-voltage transfer switches and power circuit breakers. It defines and compares the standard withstand and closing ratings of transfer switches and the short-time current rating of power circuit breakers. It reviews a typical distribution system using transfer switches and power circuit breakers to demonstrate the need to consider switches with extended short-time current ratings for such applications

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 3 )