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Is a line isolation contactor or shunt trip circuit breaker needed with Schneider Electric ATS48 Soft Starters?

Published date: 06 June 2019

Issue:
Is a line isolation contactor or shunt trip circuit breaker needed with Schneider Electric ATS48 Soft Starters?

Product Line:
Altistart 48 Soft Starters

Environment:
All

Cause:
Need to know whether a contactor or breaker needs to be used

Resolution:
Since the solid-state switches may be incapable of completely blocking the motor power should a fault occur, auxiliary isolation on the line side of the controller is required. Use either a circuit breaker equipped with a shunt trip coil or an electromagnetic contactor. Connect the isolation device to the fault relay of the controller so that it opens the controller power circuit in the event of a controller fault. The isolation device must be capable of interrupting motor locked rotor current.


 

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