Requirements for setting a Meter

Requirements for Setting a Meter

*All disconnects must be mounted and have the correct fuse size

* All grounds must be ran and hooked up

* All ground rods must be 8’ and hooked up

* Wells requiring capacitors must have the capacitors installed

* Well cover plates must be grounded

* Grounded phase shall be in the center and slugged with approved slugs

* All grounding shall comply with NEC 250.122

 

BCEC Capacitor Requirements

BCEC requires power correction capacitors on irrigation installations having a total horsepower of 25 hp and above. Capacitors may be required on any size installation where cooperative personal may deem necessary.

 

Motor HP           Motor PF       Required KVAR for 95%                   Minimum Size Grounding Conductors

5                               .82                        2.1                                          for Grounding Raceway and Equipment

7.5                           .83                         3.1                                          Requires Grounds No Smaller than # 6 Copper

10                            .85                         3.3                                          Rating or Setting of Automatic

15                            .85                         4.7                                          Overcurrent Device in Circuit              Size

20                            .87                         5.0                                          Ahead of Equipment                       (AWG or kcmil)        

25                            .87                         6.2                                           Amperes                     Copper         Aluminum/ Clad      

30                            .87                         7.4                                                15                             14                         12

40                            .86                       11.0                                                20                             12                         10

50                            .85                       15.0                                                30                             10                         8

60                            .85                       15.0                                                40                             10                         8                        

75                            .87                       20.0                                                60                             10                         8                                      

100                          .86                       30.0                                                100                           8                           6

125                          .85                       30.0                                                200                           6                           4

150                          .85                       30.0                                                300                           4                           2

175                          .88                       36.0                                                400                           3                           1

200                          .87                       46.0                                                500                           2                           1/0

                                                                                                                   600                           1                           2/0

            800                          1/0                         3/0

          1000                           2/0                        4/0

                                                                                                                 1200                           3/0                        250

                                                                                                                 1600                           4/0                        350

                                                                                                                 2000                           250                        400

                                                                                                                 2500                           350                        600

                                                                                                                 3000                           400                        600

                                                                                                                 4000                           500                        800           

                                                                                                                 5000                            700                       1200

                                                                                                                 6000                           800                        120