Shock Block SB5080 and SB5100

May 31, 2023

The Industrial Shock Block SB5000 series is a personnel protection device designed to meet the requirements for special-purpose GFCIs defined by UL 943C. This standard outlines GFCI classes specifically designed for use in industrial facilities. Class C GFCIs are intended to be used on three-phase systems where the line-to-line voltage is 480 V or less with a trip level of 20 mA, while Class D GFCIs are intended to be used on 600 V systems. The Industrial Shock Block includes DFT harmonic filtering, an automatic self-test feature, and is compliant to the UL 1998 Software in Programmable Components standard.

The SB5080 can handle loads up to 80A and the SB5010 can handle loads up to 100A. Both have a short-circuit current rating of 50 kA. This is the only UL 943 or UL 943C listed device that is rated for these loads.

Ground Wire (Load-Ground) Monitor

The Industrial Shock Block also monitors the ground wire (load-ground) connection between the Industrial Shock Block and load. This is a required feature for Class C and D GFCI devices and is recommended for Class A GFCI and EGFPD devices. If the ground-return path is broken, the Industrial Shock Block will trip and provide an alarm by changing the state of the alarm contacts. This monitoring circuit includes an extra wire (pilot wire) between the Industrial Shock Block and load. At the load, the pilot wire is connected to a termination device. The other end of the termination device is connected to the load ground (typically

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