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How to Set the AIC Rating on Panels and Other Distribution Equipment

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The AIC (ampere interrupting capacity) rating for panels is not set automatically by Design Master Electrical. You must manually set it.

To set it, use the Edit Distribution Equipment command.

Ribbon: DM Electrical->Distribution Equipment->  Edit Distribution Equipment

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Distribution Equipment->Edit Distribution Equipment

Select the equipment you want to set the AIC rating on from the list.

The specific dialog box that appears will vary based upon the type of equipment you selected. In all cases, the AIC rating can be found in the Fault Analysis section on the right side of the dialog box.

Use the AIC Rating field to set the rating for the device. A number of typical options are listed. If the value you want to use is not displayed, select Custom and use the field below to enter the value.

The default AIC rating for devices is set in the Options.

Ribbon: DME: Customization->Project Customization->  Options

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical->Customization->Options->Edit Project List

In the Distribution Equipment section, the Default distribution equipment AIC option is used to set the AIC rating for newly created distribution equipment.

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