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  1. Conor mccarthy
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    Good evening

    I realise this is just me being stupid but where do I find the breaking capacity (kA) on a schnieder bs en 60898 need to write them down on the test sheets

    Thanks
     
  2. multimick
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    could be 6 or 10
     
  3. Conor mccarthy
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    But where do I find out if it is 6 or 10? Is it on the breaker?
     
  4. DavidSpark
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    You'll find them either on the front, or on the side, in a rectangular box. I think sometimes they are written on the side without the box. In a TP&N board you'll find they'll be either 10kVa or 16kVa (or at least mine where, I had a mix of newer and older ones when I did it).
     
  5. Andy78
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    It'll be on there somewhere. If not it'll be on their website.
    Is it iKQ, Acti-9, EZ-9, or Resi-9 ?
     
  6. Strima
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    Normally on the front of the MCB in the rectangular box, assuming IC60h range???
     
  7. Conor mccarthy
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    Yeah I have a TP&N board, so they wouldn't be 6kA?
     
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  9. Andy78
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    No. Probably 10kA ... which range of MCB are you using ?
     
  10. Pete999
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    On the CB it's self I should imagine, jeez
     
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    Helpful that Pete
     
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  12. Pete999
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    Makes you wonder though, doesn't it?
     
  13. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    I thought it was a requirement of EN60898 for it to be clearly legible when the device is in situ.
     
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  14. Pete999
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    There are times and situations where you can and are willing to help youngsters, Connor has done this work seemingly without taking note of what KA the cbs are, the KA is clearly written on the unit in question, come on Mate get a grip.
     
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  15. Wilko
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    Here's an example :)

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    IMG_0878.jpg
     
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  16. Des 56
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    Damn,I haven't got my reading glasses and its in Bulgarian :)
     
  17. Conor mccarthy
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    Sorry Pete but I am not a tester, all of my work is already designed and I am just told what to put in via drawings, but yes I have dealt with kA values in college, the values I have seen and taken note of have always been on the front of the CB but i have to find the information somehow, I thought this was the right place. Thank you everyone else
     
  18. DPG
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    Your OP says you are completing test sheets though?
     
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  19. Pete999
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    What he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  20. DavidSpark
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    He is currently doing it as part of his AM2. Not because he does testing as a job.
     
  21. Pete999
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    If that's the case, why didn't he mention it in his post? not saying it's not true, but may have avoided some of the comments, just saying.
     
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  22. westward10
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    How have you got this info?
     
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  23. DavidSpark
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  24. DPG
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    My tip would be: know how to find the breaking capacity of an mcb.
     
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  26. Upton Sparks
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    Remember its just a test, take a deep breath and take your time and don't Panic!!!.... its not the End of the world if you fail.

    Good Luck
     
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  27. Pete999
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    It will be to the person taking the test!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  28. Upton Sparks
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    Yeah may be at first...... but after while its not that bad if you have to resit it... in the grand scheme of things quite insignificant. just do your Best............

    and 20 year form now you can post inaccurate information about FRC on this site..................;)
     
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  29. Pete999
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    My point was Tel, yes I agree in the grand scheme, it's just a hiccup, at the time of the failure it IS a big thing.
     
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  30. DavidSpark
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    Apologies should have made it clearer. I noticed he posted up a few threads through the week asking about things in the AM2 and that he was going to be sitting it on Monday.

    It's not the end of the world to forget a thing or two especially under pressure of the clock and dealing with devices you've never seen before. After all what use is a forum filled with experienced electricians good for if the younger bunch can't dip in and ask a few questions now and again?

    Speaking of which @Conor mccarthy@Conor mccarthy How did you get on?
     
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    the time comes to us all.we all learn things. we forget things, the problem arises when we forget more than we learn. simple equation....... forget > learn. time to hang up the mft and let the youngsters get on with it. i' need to consider this in a few years time. think i'll retire @ 75. knees and back can't keep up these days.
     
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