IEM Low Voltage Switchgear UL Certified to 200kA at 480V

Monday, May 18, 2009

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Short Circuit Rating of 100kA at 600V for Canadian Market

IEM, the largest independent full-line manufacturer of electrical and power quality equipment in the U.S., now offers low voltage switchgear that is UL 891 (and cUL) certified to a short circuit rating of 200kA at 480V.  Additional low voltage switchgear enhancements include a current rating now up to 6kA, parallel bus rated to 12kA, and the use of any UL Listed circuit breaker with an appropriate short circuit rating or UL Listed Class L fuse.

“IEM has always used fully rated bus (1kA per square inch) in the construction of low voltage switchgear, minimizing temperature rise and improving the life of the switchgear by running cooler,” said Ed Rossi, President of IEM.  “The addition of UL Listed 200kA short circuit ratings enables us to serve the needs of high performance switchgear in large metropolitan markets such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, where it’s common to see very high levels of short circuit current. And the ability to use circuit breakers from all major manufacturers gives IEM the flexibility to meet customer demands and consultant specifications.”

About IEM

Headquartered in Fremont, CA, IEM is the largest independent full-line manufacturer of electrical distribution and power quality equipment in the U.S.  For over half a century, IEM has delivered customer-specific solutions to meet the ever changing power requirements of growth industries in North America.  At IEM, tradition and technology still drive innovation.  An experienced engineering staff and one of the most flexible design and manufacturing systems in the industry set IEM apart from standard product manufacturers.