ROSSLYN, Va., August 3, 2015—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA ABP 6-2015 What is the Purpose of a Molded Case Circuit Breaker? Molded case circuit breakers contribute to electrical safety in a variety of circumstances by providing protection for conductors. This updated white paper discusses how molded case circuit breakers provide protection for conductors, and under what conditions they provide this protection.
This paper was produced by the NEMA Low Voltage Distribution Equipment White Paper Task Force. This revision was brought up to date with the latest testing references and requirements, and aligns with current terminology and industry practices.
NEMA ABP 6-2015 may be downloaded free of charge on the NEMA website.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the U.S. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year. Our industry is at the forefront on electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.