I am doing a design for a building that is to have an elevator in it. The elevator manufacturer gave me two amp values for the elevator (which is 208 3 phase): 121 Amps running current, and 278 Amps starting current. I asked the rep if the overcurrent device, conductors, et al had to be sized for the running or starting amps, he said starting. This does not seem to agree with NEC, and it is a big difference in equipment cost. Can anyone clear this up for me?