Low Voltage Distribution Equipment
Low-voltage distribution equipment (LVDE)
encompasses the devices (e.g., molded case circuit breakers, panelboards
and distribution boards, switches, and busways) that distribute and
switch electrical power and protect electrical circuits.
which carries electricity from distribution transformers to electricity
meters of end users, typically operates at less than 600 volts; in
contrast, medium voltage equipment affords a wider range of 600 to
Products include breaker-type arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs),
protection devices that can prevent fires by detecting an unintended
electrical arc and disconnecting the power before the arc starts a fire.
AFCI technology in residential and commercial buildings is an important
electrical safety device.
Members provide LVDE input and positions in other Standards, codes, regulations, and legislation.