IEEE C37.20.1a-2020 pdf free.IEEE Standard for Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage (1000 V ac and below, 3200 V dc and below) Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear Amendment 1: Control and Secondary Circuits and Devices, and All Wiring.
All voltage circuits used for control, relaying, or metering shall be protected within the switchgcar as follows:
a) All circuits supplied from external sources (ac or dc) shall have short-circuit protection. This may bc provided by a single set of short-circuit protective dcviccs within the control sourcc incoming section.
b) All circuits supplied from internal sources (ac or dc) circuits shall have short—circuit protection within the same section as thc supply source, If these circuits arc supplied by a control power transformer, this protection may be in the primary circuit only.
c) Over-current protection of voltage circuits may be provided in addition to the required short-circuit protection.
d) Other circuits supplying loads, such as heaters, receptacles, and lights, shall have overload and short-circuit protection.
c) Circuits connected directly to the bus shall be grouped separately from the other components and wiring, and he kept to minimum length.
Overcurrent protection of current transformer secondary circuits shall not be provided. Open circuit protection should be considered where current transformer winng connects to devices external to the switchgear assembly.
Primary and secondary protective devices may be omitted from voltage-dividing devices such as capacitive and resistive voltage dividers. Voltage transformer fusIng
The following requirements shall be met:
a) Primary circuits of all voltage transformers shall include current-limiting fuses.
b) Secondary circuits of all voltage transformers shall include fuses or their equivalent.
EXCEPTION: Fuses may be omitted from secondary circuits of voltage transfonners if the secondary burden includes voltage regulators. protective relays, or other devices considered sufficiently essential to the operation of the installation to make it preferable to incur the hazards associated with the possible destruction of the voltage transformer by a sustained secondary short-circuit rather than to risk interruption of the voltage supply to such devices as a result of a momentary secondary short-circuil.
Flame-retardant. 600 V insulated stranded copper wire shall be used for internal wiring between components of switchgear assemblies, and to terminals for connection to external controls. metering, or instrumentation. Wiring within components is assumed to be covered by standards applicable to those devices and is not covered by this standard. Wiring for the purpose of conveying powcr to cxtcrnal switchgear loads is not covered by this clause.
The switchgcar manufacturer is responsible for the performance of the wiring system provided by the manufacturer within the swilchgear. This applies to the integrity of internally generated signals in the control wiring, and may require the use of special precautions such as shielded wire, twisted-pair wire, or segregation of certain wires.
For LV dc switchgear. wiring used to connect instrument. meters. and relays directly on circuits up In
3200 V, and any wiring connected directly to higher voltage circuits in LV de switchgear rated up to
3200 V. shall use wire rated br the maximum design voltage of the switchgcar. Wiring across a hinge
Wiring that crosses a hinge shall be suitable for this use, as defined by all of the following criteria:
a) Wire shall be sized according to
b) Single conductors shall be stranded wire.
c) Wire shall be sufficiently flexible to withstand repeated door movement without sustaining damage to wire strands or insulation.
d) The loop formed by the wiring as it crosses the hinge shall be secured to the equipment at both ends, in such a manner that negligible strain is transmitted to wire beyond the securements to prevent damage to the wire insulation as the door is moved.
e) Wiring shall not prevent the door from opening to the intended maximum opening, with a minimum opening of 90 degrees.
f) The wire loop is to be protected between the securcmcnts to provide a degree of protection against damage to the wire insulation as thc door is moved.
g) No sharp edges or objects are allowed in the path swept by the wire loop as the door is operated.
h) If the wire is No, 14 AWG or larger wire, the wire shall be no less flexible than Class C or D stranding.IEEE C37.20.1a pdf download.