UL Standard for Safety Ground-Fault Sensing and Relaying Equipment
|Publication Date:||5 August 2015|
These requirements cover ground-fault current sensing devices, relaying equipment, or combinations of ground-fault current sensing devices and relaying equipment or equivalent protection equipment for use in ordinary locations that will operate to cause a disconnecting device to open all ungrounded conductors at predetermined values of ground-fault current, in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
These requirements cover equipment intended for use in circuits that are solidly grounded.
These requirements do not cover equipment intended to be powered from single-phase circuits operating at more than 600 volts or three-phase circuits operating at more than 600 volts phase-to-phase.
These requirements do not cover ground-fault circuit-interrupters
These devices are intended to operate with shunt-trip circuit breakers, electrically tripped bolted pressure contact switches and the like that constitute the disconnecting means.
A Class I ground-fault protection device is one that does not incorporate means to prevent opening of the disconnecting means at high levels of fault current and is intended for use with the following:
a) Circuit breakers,
b) Fused circuit breakers,
c) Fused switches having an interrupting rating not less than 12 times their ampere rating, or
d) Fused switches having integral means to prevent disconnecting at levels of fault current exceeding the contact interrupting rating of the switch.
A Class II ground-fault protection device is one that incorporates means to prevent initiation of opening of the disconnecting device if the fault current exceeds the contact interrupting capability of the disconnecting device with which it is intended to be used.
These requirements cover enclosed-type devices and also cover open-type devices that are intended for use in other equipment, such as panelboards, switchboards, and the like.