Eaton has released the newest version of its Selecting Protective Devices (SPD) electrical handbook, giving the electrical industry a practical guide on product applications based on the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC). The advanced technical resource from Eaton’s Bussmann business has been published for more than 50 years and covers the selection and application of overcurrent protective devices, including code, standard and regulatory compliance.

The 268-page handbook has been enhanced with updated sections on Fuseology; Servicing and Maintenance; Component Protection; Industrial Control Panels; Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR); Selective Coordination; Electrical Safety; and Fuses for Hazardous Locations, Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Data Centers. It also includes a Fuse Sizing Guide that considers load characteristics and NEC requirements when specifying main, feeder and branch circuit fuses. SPD

Customers can also find technical information on Bussmann surge protection products in the handbook. These solutions offer protection from damaging voltage surges commonly found in commercial, industrial, residential and telecom applications.

Additionally, QR codes are placed throughout the handbook to allow users to access more information and video content to help the reader grasp the critical nature of proper overcurrent protection. By scanning the various QR codes with a smart phone device, customers can download a fault current calculator, observe current-limitation lab test demonstrations and view arc flash test videos. 

A digital version of the SPD Handbook can be downloaded.