Powerpact B Frame Circuit Breakers Page 107 Catalog Numbers

PowerPact B-Frame 15 to 125 A Circuit Breakers Total discrimination: Total discrimination is ensured between upstream and downstream circuit breakers if, for all fault values, from overloads up to solid short- circuits, only the downstream circuit breaker trips and the upstream circuit breaker remains closed. Environmental: EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) : EMC is the capacity of a device not to disturb its environment during operation (emitted electromagnetic disturbances) and to operate in a disturbed environment (electromagnetic disturbances affecting the device). The standards define various classes for the types of disturbances. Micrologic trip units comply with annexes F and J in standard IEC IE60947-2. Power loss (Pole resistance) : The flow of current through the circuit breaker poles produces Joule-effect losses caused by the resistance of the poles. Product environmental profile (PEP) LCA: Life-cycle assessment ISO 14040: An assessment on the impact of the construction and use of a product on the environment, in compliance with standard ISO 14040, Environmental management, life-cycle assessment (LCA), principles and framework . For PowerPact, this assessment is carried out using the standardised EIME (Environmental Impact and Management Explorer) software, which makes possible comparisons between the products of different manufacturers. It includes all stages, i.e. manufacture, distribution, use and end of life, with set usage assumptions: use over 20 years at a percent load of 80 % for 14 hours per day and 20 % for ten hours according to the European electrical-energy model. It provides the information presented below. Materials making up the product: composition and proportions, with a check to make sure no substances forbidden by the RoHS directive are included. Manufacture: on Schneider Electric production sites that have set up an environmental management system certified ISO 14001. Distribution: packaging in compliance with the 94/62/EC packaging directive (optimised volumes and weights) and optimised distribution flows via local centres. Use: no aspects requiring special precautions for use. Power lost through Joule effect in Watts (W) must be < 0.02 % of total power flowing through the circuit breaker. Based on the above assumptions, annual consumption from 95 to 200 kWh. End of life: products dismantled or crushed. For PowerPact circuit breakers, 81 % of materials can be recycled using standard recycling techniques. Less than 2 % of total weight requires special recycling. RoHS directive (Restriction of Hazardous substances): \European directive 2002/ 95/EC dated 27 January 2003 aimed at reducing or eliminating the use of hazardous substances. The manufacturer must attest to compliance, without third-party certification. Circuit breakers are not included in the list of concerned products, which are essentially consumer products. That not withstanding, Schneider Electric decided to comply with the RoHS directive. PowerPact products are designed in compliance with RoHS and do not contain (above the authorised levels) lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium or flame retardants (polybrominated biphenyls PBB and polybrominated diphenyl ether PBDE). Safety clearances: When installing a circuit breaker, minimum distances (safety clearances) must be maintained between the device and panels, bars and other protection systems installed nearby. These distances, which depend on the ultimate breaking capacity, are defined by tests carried out in accordance with standard IEC 60947- 2. Temperature derating: An ambient temperature varying significantly from 40C can modify operation of magnetic or thermal-magnetic protection functions. It does not 0611CT1603 107

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