‘It’s All About Time’: New Video from Eaton Demonstrates 9x Faster Metering Installation in new MCCB Panelboards

Following the launch of its new Memshield 3 MCCB panelboards, Eaton has created a video which demonstrates how the easy-to-fit plug-and-play metering facilities in the new panelboards makes installation up to 9x faster than before. Entitled ‘It’s All About Time’, the video shows two electricians side by side racing against the clock to install panelboard metering in an old-style panelboard and the new Memshield 3 panelboard. The video reveals how the plug-in connections in the new panelboard mean the metering is easily wired in in less than 10 minutes, whereas the traditionally wired version takes over an hour.

Eaton’s Memshield 3 MCCB panelboards  have set new standards for versatility and for fast, convenient installation by offering these easy-to-fit plug-and-play metering facilities, as well as offering provision for incorporating surge and lightning protection, the ability to accommodate four-pole incoming devices with optional earth-leakage protection, and enhanced mechanical construction.

Instead of having to make up to 42 individual connections to wire an energy meter – a task that typically takes around 90 minutes and is error prone because of the large number of connections – users of the new panelboards only need make a few simple plug-in connections. The risk of errors is eliminated, and a meter is easily wired in less than 10 minutes and up to nine times faster.

The panelboards can be supplied in versions that accommodate incoming devices rated up to 800 A and outgoing devices rated from 16 A to 400 A. They are available with 6 and 12 outgoing ways in all ratings, with selected ratings also available in 18 way versions. At the low-current end of the range, 250 A incomer boards are additionally offered in 4- and 8-way versions that provide convenient and cost-effective solutions for small installations. All models meet the requirements of IEC 61439-2, with Form 3b, Type 2 separation.


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