Course NumberEE-05-914
PDH Hours5
Overcurrent Protection Fundamentals

Overcurrent Protection Fundamentals

Author: Velimir Lackovic

Protecting relays against high current was the earliest relay protection mechanism developed. From this basic method, the graded overcurrent relay protection system, a discriminative short circuit protection, has been formulated.

This course is provides an overview of overcurrent protection fundamentals. It presents coordination technique, rules for time/current grading, IDMT overcurrent protection curves, grading relay-relay, fuse-fuse and fuse-relay, protection relay connections, directional protection and ground fault protection.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 5 PDH credits

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Rules for time/current grading
  • IDMT overcurrent protection curves
  • Grading relay-relay, fuse-fuse and fuse-relay
  • Protection relay connection
  • Directional protection
  • Ground fault protection

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