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Hi just wondering what people are noting as there max permitted zs reading on test results sheet for TT systems? 200ohms or 1667ohms?
 
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ferg

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200 is just advisory as above 200 may not be stable.

So I record the theoretical value of 1667.
 

Leesparkykent

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Max Zs depending on mA of RCD. Ze/Ra then above 200Ohms is not considered stable by the regs and if you enquire the DNO normally state 21 Ohms for their electrode
 
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Max Zs permitted is the maximum value that the OCPD need to trip. It is not the DNO value or the 200 ohm stable value.
 
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Max Zs permitted is the maximum value that the OCPD need to trip. It is not the DNO value or the 200 ohm stable value.
There is no requirement for Zs to be of a value to operate the OCPD within the required time in the event of a fault to earth. The preferred means of earth fault protection on a TT is an RCD (411.5.2) and the maximum Zs value will be in accordance with table 41.5. (411.5.3).
The maximum value whether you like it or not is 1667 ohms for a 30ma RCD and that is the value to be recorded on a cert for a 30ma RCD.
 
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I was thinking it had to be 1667 if 30mA 500 for 100mA etc as that is what it says on 41.5 but I was hearing different things.
 
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I was thinking it had to be 1667 if 30mA 500 for 100mA etc as that is what it says on 41.5 but I was hearing different things.
You do hear a lot of different things on this, a lot of people simply don't accept what the BBB says. But it does say that so that's the values we have to use when compiling a cert.
 
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There is no requirement for Zs to be of a value to operate the OCPD within the required time in the event of a fault to earth. The preferred means of earth fault protection on a TT is an RCD (411.5.2) and the maximum Zs value will be in accordance with table 41.5. (411.5.3).
The maximum value whether you like it or not is 1667 ohms for a 30ma RCD and that is the value to be recorded on a cert for a 30ma RCD.
Yeah that is what I said ‍♂
 

robd

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If it helps the NICEIC online certification gives you 200 as the autofill value to select on their forms
 
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