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    Table 430.52

    If I have a moter FLC 10hp 208 volt is 30.8, sizing inverse time breaker 2.50% table 430.52.
    FLC 38.8x2.50%= 77 amps next size up 80 amp. My wire size would be FLC amps 30.8x1.25=
    38.5 number 8 awg wire, I’m I doing this right it seems wrong 8 awg wire on a 80amp breaker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 624 View Post
    If I have a moter FLC 10hp 208 volt is 30.8, sizing inverse time breaker 2.50% table 430.52.
    FLC 38.8x2.50%= 77 amps next size up 80 amp. My wire size would be FLC amps 30.8x1.25=
    38.5 number 8 awg wire, I’m I doing this right it seems wrong 8 awg wire on a 80amp breaker?
    Read 240.4, then 240.4(G) and Table, then back to the appropriate part(s) of 430.
    Code references based on 2005 NEC
    Larry B. Fine
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    Remember that your motor will have overload protection so the wire is protected. The breaker is there for short circuit or ground fault protection only.
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    Larry sent you to the appropriate code section to tell you that the answer to your question is yes. Dennis told you why. I thought I would let you know because sizing a wire that way is scary until you know you are right. I have only seen an engineer size a motor feeder to these tables a couple times in my career. They usually size them to the feeder breaker. A similar over-engineered thing is the size grounding electrode conductor (250.66) for a concrete encased electrode our a pair of ground rods.


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    Ok thanks a lot

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