Since the PTS-3 is powered from a 120 volt outlet, it is a much simpler and less costly method of verifying the proper operation of these trip devices than using primary current injection to perform this testing. In fact, the static trip III device may be tested while installed in the circuit breaker or independent of the circuit breaker assembly. In addition to the cost effectiveness of using a PTS-3 instead of primary current injection, there is a lessened concern for safety in that testing is performed at significantly reduced levels of electrical energy.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published June, 2012 and has been updated freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.