Selective coordination in elevators
Selective coordination in elevators is required when more than one elevator is supplied by a common feeder.
Selective coordination is required when more than one elevator is supplied by a common feeder, per NEC Article 620-62. Figure 2 shows an example of a coordination study illustrating the feeder breaker overcurrent protection, the elevator fuse overcurrent protection, and the elevator motor start-up curves.
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