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AIC for temp power

Discussion in 'Electrical Codes' started by ICE, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. ICE

    ICE Moderator

    Jun 23, 2011
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    I inspected a temp. power pole at a commercial site. The equipment is rated at 10,000 amps. The Edison AIC is 42,000 amps. I asked for equipment rated at 42,000 amps. Both the contractor and Edison state that they have never heard of such a thing for a temp. power pole. According to them the issue is a non-issue because of the temporary nature of the installation. It might be there for up to a year and hopefully less than that.

    It is actually not a first for Edison as I have been on this road in the past. It's the first time that these Edison planners have encountered it.

    What do you think about that?
  2. fatboy

    fatboy Administrator

    Oct 17, 2009
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    We do the same........fault current does not care if it is a temp.

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