IEEE Revises IEEE C37.20.1-2015 Standard for Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has release a revised edition of IEEE C37.20.1-2015, the standard for “Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage (1000 Vac and below, 3200 Vdc and below) Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear.” The new edition can now be purchased at the IEEE Standards Store online.


“This standard covers metal-enclosed low-voltage power circuit breaker switchgear assemblies containing, but not limited to, such devices as low-voltage power circuit breakers (fused or unfused); other interrupting devices; switches, control, instrumentation, and metering; and protective and regulating equipment. This standard is concerned with enclosed, rather than open, indoor and outdoor switchgear assemblies. It includes types of equipment that are part of secondary unit substations. It does not apply to equipment covered by industrial control standards, communication switchboards, communication switching equipment, switchboards for use on board ships, or dead-front distribution switchboards. In this standard, metal-enclosed low-voltage power circuit breaker switchgear shall be called LV switchgear. For LV ac switchgear, the nominal system voltage shall be 1000 Vac or below; for LV dc switchgear, the rated maximum voltage shall be 3200 Vdc or below.

*Description from the IEEE website.

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