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NEMA publishes PB 1.1-2013, PB 2.1-2013 for panelboards and switchboards
By Alyssa Dalton
June 18, 2104 – The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA PB 1.1-2013 General Instructions for Proper Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Panelboards Rated 600 Volts or Less and ANSI/NEMA PB 2.1-2013 General Instructions for Proper Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Deadfront Distribution Switchboards Rated 600 Volts or Less.
ANSI/NEMA PB 1.1 covers single panelboards or groups of panel units suitable for assembly in the form of single panelboards (including buses), with or without switches or automatic overload protective devices (fuses or circuit breakers), or both. ANSI/NEMA PB 2.1 covers floor-mounted deadfront switchboards which consist of an enclosure, molded case, and low-voltage power circuit breakers; fusible or non-fusible switches; instruments; and metering, monitoring, or control equipment with associated interconnections and supporting structures. These units are used in the distribution of electricity at: 600V and less; and 6000A or less.