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MINIMUM MELTING TIME-CURRENT CHARACTERISTIC CURVES


SMD FUSE UNITSS&C SLOW SPEED
BASISThese fuse units are tested in accordance with the procedures described in ANSI Standard C37.41-1981, and they are rated
to comply with ANSI Standard C37.46-1981. As required by these
standards, the minimum melting current is not less than 200% of
fuse-unit ampere rating, and the minimum melting curves are based
on tests starting with the fuse unit at an ambient temperature of
25C and no initial load.
CONSTRUCTIONFusible elements are silver, helically coiled, and
of solderless construction.
TOLERANCESCurves are plotted to minimum test points. Maximum variations expressed in current values are plus 10%.
APPLICATIONLike all high-voltage fuses, these fuse units are
intended to accommodate overloads, not to interrupt them. Accordingly, they feature fusible elements which are designed with a minimum melting current of 200% of the fuse-unit ampere rating (for
fuse units rated 100 amperes or less) or 220% of the fuse-unit
ampere rating (for fuse units rated over 100 amperes). As a result,
these fuse units have considerable peak-load capabilities; however,
they should never be exposed to loading in excess of the peak-load
capabilities listed in S&C Data Bulletin 210-190.
Since these fuse units have silver element construction which is
not subject to damage by aging or transient overcurrents, it is unnecessary to replace unblown fuse units in single-phase or three-phase
installations when one or more fuse units have blown.

Supersedes TCC No. 119-1 dated 1-25-88

COORDINATIONAny preloading reduces melting time. While this


phenomenon is especially pronounced in other makes of fuses
having minimum melting currents appreciably less than 200% of
rating, the effect of preloading must nonetheless be determined for
the S&C fuse units represented by these curves (see S&C Data Bulletin 210-195) and adjustments to these curves must be made:
1. When close coordination is required;
2. When, regardless of the preciseness of coordination, the fuse
unit is subjected to temporary overloads.
There are cases where the coordination requirements may be
very exacting, for example, in coordinating a transformer primary
fuse with a secondary breaker and a source-side breaker. The time
interval between the operating characteristics of the two breakers
may be very narrow. Under these circumstances there must be an
extremely short time interval between the minimum melting and the
total clearing characteristics of the fuse.
The fuse units represented by these curves possess this short
time interval feature, sincehaving a nondamageable fusible element of precise constructionthey require:
1. As little as 10% total tolerance in melting currentcompared to
the 20% tolerance of many fuses (20% and 40% respectively
in terms of time).
2. No safety-zone or setback allowances.
This narrow time band normally will provide the desired coordination. If the selected S&C Slow Speed fuse unit does not meet the
coordination requirements, check to see if the same ampere rating
in the S&C Very Slow Speed will satisfy.

Sometimes a selected ampere rating will fail to meet the coordination requirements in any available speed. In this case the selection of another ampere rating for either the protecting or protected
fuse usually will satisfy all requirements.
Do not assume that other fuses that do not employ S&Cs silver,
helically coiled fusible element construction can better resolve a
coordination impasse than the use of another ampere rating in one
of the S&C speed options. Such other fuses, including time-lag
speeds, super-slow speeds, and high-surge speeds, require the
use of safety-zone or setback allowances and, in addition, they
have larger construction tolerances (plus 20% in current; plus 40%
in terms of time). The application of these two factors will give a time
interval between the adjusted minimum melting curve and the total
clearing curve greater than in the case of S&C speed options.

FUSE UNITS AVAILABLE


Type
Kv Nom. Ratings
Ampere Ratings
SMD-1Aa . . . . . . . . . . . 34.5 through 69 . . . . . .15E through 200E
SMD-1A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115/138 . . . . . . . . .15E through 100E
SMD-2Ba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 . . . . . . . . . . .15E through 300E
SMD-2Ba . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 and 138 . . . . . . .15E through 250E
SMD-2Ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.5 and 46 . . . . . . .15E through 300E
SMD-3a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 . . . . . . . . . . .15E through 300E
SMD-50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.5 through 69 . . . . . .15E through 100E
a
These curves are also applicable to previous designs designated SMD-1, SMD-2, SMD-2A, SMD-2B, and SMD-2C.

c1988

TCC NUMBER

S&C ELECTRIC COMPANY Chicago


S&C ELECTRIC CANADA LTD. Toronto

119-1

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August 29, 1988

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