ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA ABP 1-2016 Selective Coordination of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to engineers regarding the National Electrical Code® (NEC) requirements for selective coordination. This paper specifically addresses how to comply with these requirements for low-voltage circuit breakers.
Originally developed in 2010 by the NEMA Molded Case Circuit Breakers Committee, ABP 1 has been updated to include the requirements in the 2014 edition of the NEC.
NEMA ABP 1-2016 may be downloaded at no cost on the NEMA website.
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