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Time Current Curves TD012036EN Effective December 2015

Series C MDL-Frame
400-800A, 240-600V

Contents
Description Page
Catalog Number Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Digitrip RMS 310+ Electronic Trip Units


MDL, HMDL, CMDL, CHMDL, MDLB, HMLDB; 800A; 3- and 4-pole; LS and LSG . . . . . . TD012051EN . . . . . . . . 6
MDL, HMDL, CMDL, CHMDL, MDLB, HMLDB; 800A; 3- and 4-pole; LSI, LSIG,
ALSI, ALSIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TD012052EN . . . . . . . . 7
Ground Fault Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TD012053EN . . . . . . . . 8
Maintenance Mode Setting; ALSI and ALSIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TD012054EN . . . . . . . . 9

Digitrip RMS 310 Electronic Trip Units


MDL, HMDL, CMDL, CHMD; 800A; 3- and 4-pole; LS and LSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SC-7204-99 . . . . . . . . 10
MDL, HMDL, CMDL, and CHMD; 800A 3- and 4-pole; LSI, LSIG, ALSI, ALSIG . . . . . . . . . . SC-6913-98 . . . . . . . 11
Ground Fault Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SC-6914-98 . . . . . . . . 12

MT Thermal/Magnetic Trip Unit


MDL, HMDL, MDLB, and HMDLB, 300-600A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SC-6911-98 . . . . . . . . 13
MDL, HMDL, MDLB, and HMDLB, 700-800A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SC-6912-98 . . . . . . . 14

Note:
Time/Current characteristic curves for Series C M-frame circuit breakers--voltages shown in curve headings are
maximum at which the breaker may be applied. Interrupting capacity of inidvidual breaker is tabulated on each curve.

Note:
The following curves are UL489 Listed for use in North America.
The following circuit breakers are derived from Eaton, Westinghouse, or Cutler-Hammer history.

Time Current Curves are engineering reference documents for application and coordination purposes only.
For field testing molded case circuit breakers, refer to NEMA AB 4 guidelines.
Time Current Curves TD012036EN Series C
Effective December 2015 M-Frame

Notee: Unless noted below, all curves remain unchanged from their prior revision .

Revision Curve Number Page Date


Changed trip labels on page 5

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Catalog Number Selection


This information is presented only as an aid to understanding catalog numbers.
It is not to be used to build catalog numbers for circuit breakers or trip units.

Table 1. Thermal-Magnetic Trip Unit

MT 3 800 T

Trip Unit Type Suffix


Number of Poles Trip Unit
MT Ampere Rating T = Thermal-magnetic
MES 2 = Two-pole V = 500C (thermal-magnetic trip units only)
3 = Three-pole 300 1
350 1 LS = Digitrip RMS 310
400 LSI = Digitrip RMS 310
450 LSG = Digitrip RMS 310
500 LSIG = Digitrip RMS 310
600
700
800

Table 2. Circuit Breaker/Frame

MDL 3 800 F

Circuit Breaker/
Frame Type Number of Poles
MDL, MDLB 2 = Two-pole Circuit Breaker/Frame Suffix
HMDL, HMDLB 3 = Three-pole Ampere Rating
F = Frame only
300 1 K = High magnetic molded case switch
350 1 V = 500C (thermal-magnetic trip units only)
400 W = Without terminals
450 X = Load side terminals only
500 Y = Line side terminals only
600
700
800

Note

1 Thermal-magnetic only.

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Table 3. MDL Breaker Assembly

MDLB 3 800 F T36 B21 W

Terminals
Performance at 480 Vac
Poles W = No terminals
MDLB = 50 kAIC
HMDLB = 65 kAIC 3 = Three
Amperes
CMDLB = 50 kAIC
100% rated 800 Features
CHMDLB = 65 kAIC Blank = No feature
100% rated Frame B20 = High load alarm
Designation B21 = Ground fault
F alarm, with trip
B22 = Ground fault
Trip Unit alarm, no trip
ZG = Zone selective
T33 = 310+ Electronic LS interlocking
T32 = 310+ Electronic LSI
T35 = 310+ Electronic LSG
T36 = 310+ Electronic LSIG
T38 = 310+ Electronic LSI with Maintenance Mode
T39 = 310+ Electronic LSIG with Maintenance Mode

Table 4. MDL Electronic Trip Unit

MES 3 800 ALSIG B21

Trip
Unit Type Poles
MES 3 = Three Amperes Features
800 Blank = No feature
B20 = High load alarm
B21 = Ground fault
alarm, with trip
Trip Unit B22 = Ground fault
alarm, no trip
LS = 310+ Electronic LS
ZG = Zone selective
LSI = 310+ Electronic LSI
interlocking
LSG = 310+ Electronic LSG
LSIG = 310+ Electronic LSIG
ALSI = 310+ Electronic LSI with
Maintenance Mode
ALSIG = 310+ Electronic LSIG with
Maintenance Mode

Table 5. MDL Frame Only

MDL 3 800 F

Performance at 480 Vac


MDL = 50 kAIC Poles
HMDL = 65 kAIC 3 = Three Amperes Frame Designation
CMDL = 50 kAIC 800 F
100% rated
CHMDL = 65 kAIC
100% rated

Note

1 Maintenance Mode and ZSI are only available with LSI and LSIG trip units.
2 B21 and B22 features available only with LSG, LSIG and ALSIG trip units.
3 B2x suffixes cannot be combined with other B2x suffixes.

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ALSIG (With Maintenance Mode)

ALSI (With Maintenance Mode)

LSIG

LSG

LSI

LS

Figure 1. Digitrip 310+ Faceplates

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Current in Multiples of (Ir)


0.5 0.7 1 2 3 4 5 7 10 12 20 30
10,000
2 Hours

9000
8000
7000
6000
5000 1.15 Digitrip 310+ Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves (Phase Current)
1 H our

4000 Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers (800A)


3000 Catalog Types: MDL, HMDL, CMDL, CHMDL, MDLB, HMLDB
Trip Unit Types: 33 (LS), 35 (LSG)
2000 Available
Sensors Amperes
(Ir)/(In) 800A
A 320A
1000
900 B 400A
800 C 450A
700 Maximum Total D 500A
600
Clearing Time E 600A
500 F 630A
400 G 700A
H 800A
300
Interrupting Rating
200 UL/CSA rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz
Breaker Type 240V 480V 600V
MDL, MDLB, CMDL 65 50 25
100 Available Long Delay Time HMDL, HMDLB, CHMDL 100 65 35
90 (Seconds +0/–30%):
1 Minute

80
70 2*, 4*, 7*, 10, 12, 15*, 20, 24* Notes:
60 *Shown below at 6x
50 1 Curve accuracy applies from –20°C to +55°C ambient . For possible continuous ampere
40 derating for ambient above 40°C, refer to Eaton . Temperatures above +88°C cause an
over-temperature protection trip.
30
.
24
2
Application frequency is 50/60 Hertz.
3 There is a memory effect that can act to shorten the long delay. The memory effect comes
20
. into play if a current above the long delay pickup value exists for a time and then is cleared
by the tripping of a downstream device or the circuit breaker itself. A subsequent overload
Time in Seconds

will cause the circuit breaker to trip in shorter time than normal. The amount of time
15 .
Minimum Total reduction is inverse to the amount of time that has elapsed since the previous overload.
10 Clearing Time Approximately five minutes is required between overloads to completely reset the memory.
9
8 4
The right portion of the curve is determined by the interrupting rating of the circuit breaker.
7 5
The left portion of the curve is shown as a multiple of the Long Delay Setting.
6 7 .
(Long Delay Pickup = 115% of Ir). Range is 110%–120%.
5
4 .
4
6
Total clearing times shown include the response times of the trip unit, the breaker opening,
and the interruption of the current.
3 7
The Short Delay Pick Up has 7 settings/positions, 2–8 Ir

2 3 .
2
Short Delay I2T band has a tolerance of ±15%.
8
Breakpoint back to FLAT response occurs at 8x IR for upper line of the I2T curve.
9
10 For high fault current levels, an additional fixed instantaneous hardware override is provided
at 6800A (Tolerance ±15%).
2 4
1
0.9
0.8
0.7 5
0.6
0.5
0.4 7

0.3 0.3
8 Available Short Delay
0.2 Pickup Settings 0.2
6
I 2t Short Delay 2–8 x I r ±5%
(See Note 8) (See Notes 7 and 10)
0.1 0.1

.
0.09 0.09
0.08 0.08
0.07 Instantaneous Application 0.07
0.06 Override Determines 0.06
67 ms
Time in Seconds

0.05 (See Note 10) End of Curve 0.05


0.04 0.04

0.03 0.03
See Note 9
0.02 0.02

0.01 0.01
0.5 0.7 1 2 3 4 5 7 10 12 20 30 40 50 70 100 2 3 4 5 7 10 20 30 40 50 70 100
Current in Multiples of (Ir) Current in Multiples of (In)
I 2t Trip Style (LS and LSG)

Figure 2. Digitrip 310+ Trip Units (800A), Long Delay Response and Short Delay with I2T Response Curve and Override
(LS, LSG) - TD012051EN, October 2014

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Current in Multiples of (Ir)


0.5 0.7 1 2 3 4 5 7 10 12 20 30
10,000
2 Hours

9000
8000
7000
6000
5000 Digitrip 310+ Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves (Phase Current)
1.15
1 H our

4000 Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers (800A)


Catalog Types: MDL, HMDL, CMDL, CHMDL, MDLB, HMLDB
3000
Trip Unit Types: 32 (LSI), 36 (LSIG), 38 (ALSI), and 39 (ALSIG)
2000 Available
Sensors Amperes
(Ir)/(In) 800A
A 320A
1000 B 400A
900
800 C 450A
700 D 500A
Maximum Total
600 E 600A
Clearing Time
500 F 630A
400 G 700A
H 800A
300
Interrupting Rating
200 UL/CSA rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz
Breaker Type 240V 480V 600V
MDL, MDLB, CMDL 65 50 25
Available HMDL, HMDLB, CHMDL 100 65 35
100 Long Delay Time
90 (Seconds +0/–30%):
1 Minute

80 Notes:
70 2*, 4*, 7*, 10, 12, 15*, 20, 24*
60 *Shown below at 6x
50 1 Curve accuracy applies from –20°C to +55°C ambient . For possible continuous ampere
derating for ambient above 40°C, refer to Eaton . Temperatures above +88°C cause an
40 over-temperature protection trip.

30 2
Application frequency is 50/60 Hertz.
. 3 There is a memory effect that can act to shorten the long delay. The memory effect comes
20 24 into play if a current above the long delay pickup value exists for a time and then is cleared
by the tripping of a downstream device or the circuit breaker itself. A subsequent overload
Time in Seconds

. will cause the circuit breaker to trip in shorter time than normal. The amount of time
reduction is inverse to the amount of time that has elapsed since the previous overload.
MinimumTotal 15
Approximately five minutes is required between overloads to completely reset the memory.
10 ClearingTime
9 4
The right portion of the curve is determined by the interrupting rating of the circuit breaker.
8
7 . 5
The left portion of the curve is shown as a multiple of the Long Delay Setting .
6 7 (Long Delay). Range is 110%–120%.
5 6 Total clearing times shown include the response times of the trip unit, the breaker
. Pickup = 115% of Ir opening, and the interruption of the current.
4
4 7
The Short Delay Pick Up has 7 settings/positions, 2–8 IR
3
8
For high fault current levels, an additional fixed instantaneous hardware override is provided
at 5620A (Tolerance ±15%).
2 .
2
Available Short
2 4
Delay Pickup
1 Settings 2–8,
0.9 6
0.8 x I r ±5% 3
0.7 (See Note 7) 8
0.6 5
0.5
0.4 0.4
0.3 300 ms 0.3
(P, Q, R)
Instantaneous
Time in Seconds

0.2 Override (See Note 8) 0.2


7
Application
120 ms
Determines
0.1 (M, N, O) 0.1
0.09 End of Curve 0.09
0.08 0.08
0.07 0.07
0.06 0.06
Inst.
0.05 0.05
(J, K, L)
0.04 0.04
0.03 0.03

0.02 0.02

0.01 0.01
0.5 0.7 1 2 3 4 5 7 10 12 20 30 40 50 70 100 2 3 4 5 7 10 20 30 40 50 70 100
Current in Multiples of (Ir) Current in Multiples of (In)
Adjustable Flat Trip Style (LSI, LSIG, ALSI, ALSIG)

Figure 3. Digitrip 310+ Trip Units (800A), Long Delay Response and Short Delay with Flat Response Curve and Override
(LSI, LSIG, ALSI, ALSIG) - TD012052EN, October 2014
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0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 1 2


10,000
9000
8000
7000
6000
5000 Digitrip 310+ Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves (Ground Current)
4000 Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers (800A)

3000 Catalog Types: MDL, HMDL, CMDL, CHMDL, MDLB, HMLDB


Trip Unit Types: LSG, LSIG, ALSIG
2000
Notes:

Curve accuracy applies from –20°C to +55°C ambient. For possible continuous ampere derating
for ambient above 40°C, refer to Eaton.
1000
900 Digitrip RMS 310 trip units are suitable for functional field testing with test kit Cat. No. STK2.
800 For field testing using primary injection methods, follow NEMA publications
700
600
500
400
300

200

100
90
80
1 Minute

70
60
50
40
30

20
Time in Seconds

10
9
8
7
6 Ground Fault Pickup Settings
5 (Tolerance ±10%)
4

0.4X
0.2X 0.6X 1X
1
0.9 0.3X
0.8
0.7
0.6 0.8X
0.5
0.4
0.3 300 ms
(L, O, R)

0.2

120 ms
0.1 (K, N, Q)
0.09
0.08
0.07
0.06
Inst.
0.05
(J, M, P)
0.04

0.03

0.02

0.01
0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 1 2
Ground Current in Multiple of (In)

Figure 4. Ground Fault Delay Response Curve (LSG, LSIG, ALSIG) - Curve Number TD012053EN

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Notes:
Digitrip 310+ Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves
Maintenance Mode Setting 1
The Maintenance Mode feature must be ENABLED via application of
24 Vdc for these curves to apply. The blue LED is lit when in Maintenance Mode.
Trip Unit Types: 38 (ALSI) and 39 (ALSIG)
2
The end of the curve is determined by the interrupting rating of the circuit breaker.
Series C M-Frame Trip Unit Nameplates
3 Total clearing times shown include the response times of the trip unit,
the breaker opening, and the interruption of the current.
4
Nominal Values (Pickup) (Tolerance is ±15%) 2.5 x In.
5
The total clearing times shown are conservative and consider the maximum response
time of the trip unit, the circuit breaker opening, and the interruption of the current in
the worst case conditions such as: maximum rated voltages, single-phase interruption,
and minimum power factor. Faster clearing times are possible depending on the specific
ALSI system conditions.
Contact Eaton for additional information.
.

NO
C

ALSIG Left Side of Breaker

Black Yellow

Ir = Continuous Current Setting or Rating Plug Value, Is = Current Sensor Frame Rating, 24 Vdc

In = Rating Plug Value, Ig = Ground Current Pickup Multiplier, Ii = Instantaneous Override Pickup. Relay Wiring
Blue
Red

Maintenance Mode Trip


10
9
8
7
6
5

1
.9
.8
.7
.6 2.5
.5

.4
TIME IN SECONDS

.3

.2

.1
.09
.08
.07
.06 Application
.05 determines
end of curve
.04

.03

.02

.01
1

20

40

50
6

30
10
.8
.9
.6

4
.7

3
.5

7
8
9

Current in Multiples of Rating ( In )

Figure 5. Maintenance Mode Setting (ALSI, ALSIG) - Curver Number - TD012054EN, October 2014

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CURRENT IN MULTIPLES OF RATING PLUG AMPERES (In )


.5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1
10,000
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910 20 Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves (Phase Current)
Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers
2 HOURS

Equipped With Type MES Digitrip RMS 310 Trip Units


5,000
Catalog Types: MES3800LS and MES3800LSG Digitrip RMS 310 Trip Units for use
1 HOUR

1.15 with Circuit Breaker Types MDL, HMDL, CMDL and CHMDL 3 Poles.
3,000
Fixed Short Delay Time Typical Trip Unit Nameplate
Digitrip RMS 310 Rating Plug Test
2,000 Cat.
Short Delay
Pickup x I n
Standard Fixed In
Push to Trip
4
5
6 Digitrip RMS 310
Rating Plug Engaged
3
2 8
7 Trip Unit
40o C Ambient

Remove
1,000

Available Rating Plugs


Ampere Rating Plug Short Delay
500 Rating Catalog Pickup Range
(In) Type Number Amperes
300 800 Fixed 8MES800T 1600-6400
Long Delay ➀ 700 Fixed 8MES700T 1400-5600
200 Maximum Total 600 Fixed 8MES600T 1200-4800
Clearing Time 500 Fixed 8MES500T 1000-4000
400 Fixed 8MES400T 800-3200
Long Delay ➀ 400, 500, 600, 800 Adjustable A8MES800T1 800-6400
100
Minimum Total
Clearing Time Interrupting Rating
1 MINUTE

UL/CSA rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz


50
Breaker Type 240V 480V 600V
MDL, MDLB, CMDL, CMDLB 65 50 25
HMDL, HMDLB, CHMDL, CHMDL 100 65 35
30

Short Delay IEC 60947-2 rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz


20 Pick Up Breaker Type 240V 380/415V 690V
Settings
3X

Icu Ics Icu Ics Icu Ics


(Tolerance
2X

+ 10%) MDL, MDLB, CMDL, CMDLB 65 65 50 50 20 10


10 HMDL, HMDLB, CHMDL, CHMDL 100 100 70 50 25 13
Utilization Category A
Notes: UIMP = 8 kV
5
4X

Digitrip RMS 310 trip units are suitable for functional field testing with test kit Cat. No. STK2.
For field testing using primary injection methods, follow NEMA AB4 publications.
3
Calibration response in short delay pick-up range is same for 1, 2 or 3 poles in series.
5X

2 There is a memory effect that can act to shorten the long delay. The memory effect comes
8X

into play if a current above the long delay pick-up value exists for a time and then is cleared
TIME IN SECONDS

by the tripping of a downstream device or the circuit breaker itself. A subsequent overload
will cause the circuit breaker to trip in shorter time than normal. The amount of time delay
1 reduction is inverse to the amount of time that has elapsed since the previous overload.
6X

Approximately five minutes is required between overloads to completely reset the memory.

1 Curve accuracy applies from –20°C to +55°C ambient. For possible continuous ampere
.5 derating for ambient above 40°C, refer to Eaton.

2 For high fault current levels a fixed instantaneous override is provided at 6800A.
.3 (Tolerance ±15%).
7X

3 The end of the curve is determined by the interrupting rating of the circuit breaker.
.2 See above tabulation.

4 Long delay pickup is 115% of In, +/- 15%.

.1 .1

.05 .05
Fixed Instantaneous
.04 Override ➁
.03 .03

Interrupting
.02 .02
Rating
Determines
End of
SECONDS

Curve ➂
.01 .01

.005

.003

.002

.001 .001
.5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910 20
1000

2000

3000

4000

5000

10,000

20,000

30,000

40,000

50,000

100,000

CURRENT IN MULTIPLES OF RATING PLUG AMPERES (In) CURRENT IN AMPERES

Figure 6. MDL, HMDL, CMDL, and CHMDL, types MES3800LS and MES3800LSG - Curve Number SC-7204-99, June 2007

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Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves (Phase Current)


Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers
Equipped With Type MES Digitrip RMS 310 Trip Units
Catalog Types: MES3800LSI and MES3800LSIGDigitrip RMS 310 Trip Units for use
with Circuit Breaker Types MDL, HMDL, CMDL, CHMDL 3 Poles.

Adjustable Short Delay Time Typical Trip Unit Nameplate


Digitrip RMS 310 Rating Plug Short Delay Test
Time
CURRENT IN MULTIPLES OF RATING PLUG AMPERES (In) Cat. Pickup x I n MIsec
Push to Trip 5 300
In
.5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 4 6 200 Digitrip RMS 310
Trip Unit
10,000 7 100 3
40o C Ambient
Engaged 2 8 I
2 HOURS

Remove

5,000
Available Rating Plugs
1 HOUR

1.15 Ampere Rating Plug Short Delay


3,000 Rating Catalog Pickup Range
(In) Type Number Amperes
2,000
Standard Fixed 800 Fixed 8MES800T 1600-6400
Rating Plug 700 Fixed 8MES700T 1400-5600
600 Fixed 8MES600T 1200-4800
1,000
500 Fixed 8MES500T 1000-4000
400 Fixed 8MES400T 800-3200
400, 500, 600, 800 Adjustable A8MES800T1 800-6400
500
Interrupting Rating
UL/CSA rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz
300
Breaker Type 240V 480V 600V
200
Long Delay ➀
MDL, MDLB, CMDL, CMDLB 65 50 25
Maximum Total HMDL, HMDLB, CHMDL, CHMDL 100 65 35
Clearing Time
IEC 60947-2 rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz
100 Long Delay ➀
Minimum Total Breaker Type 240V 380/415V 690V
Clearing Time
Icu Ics Icu Ics Icu Ics
1 MINUTE

MDL, MDLB, CMDL, CMDLB 65 65 50 50 20 10


50
HMDL, HMDLB, CHMDL, CHMDL 100 100 70 50 25 13
Utilization Category A
30
Notes: UIMP = 8 kV
Short Delay
20
Pickup
Settings Digitrip RMS 310 trip units are suitable for functional field testing with test kit Cat. No. STK2.
(Tolerance For field testing using primary injection methods, follow NEMA AB4 publications.
+10%)
2X

10
Calibration response in short delay pick-up range is same for 1, 2 or 3 poles in series.

There is a memory effect that can act to shorten the long delay. The memory effect comes
into play if a current above the long delay pick-up value exists for a time and then is cleared
4X

5 by the tripping of a downstream device or the circuit breaker itself. A subsequent overload
will cause the circuit breaker to trip in shorter time than normal. The amount of time delay
reduction is inverse to the amount of time that has elapsed since the previous overload.
Approximately five minutes is required between overloads to completely reset the memory.
6X

2
1 Curve accuracy applies from –20°C to +55°C ambient. For possible continuous ampere
derating for ambient above 40°C, refer to Eaton.
8X
TIME IN SECONDS

2 For high fault current levels a fixed instantaneous override is provided at 6800A.
(Tolerance ±15%).
7X

3 The end of the curve is determined by the interrupting rating of the circuit breaker.
See above tabulation.
.5
4 Long delay pickup is 115% of In, +/- 5%.
3X

5X

300 ms
.3

200 ms
.2

100 ms
.1 .1

I
.05 .05
Fixed Instantaneous
.04 Override ➁
.03 .03

.02 .02 Interrupting


Rating
Determines
End of
SECONDS

.01 .01
Curve ➂

.005

.003

.002

.001 .001
.5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20
1000

2000

3000

4000

5000

10,000

20,000

30,000

40,000

50,000

100,000

CURRENT IN MULTIPLES OF RATING PLUG AMPERES (In)


CURRENT IN AMPS

Figure 7. MDL, HMDL, CMDL, and CHMDL, types MES3800LSI and MES3800LSIG – Curve Number - SC-6913-98, June 2007

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Types MDL, HMDL, CMDL, and CHMDL Equipped with Type MES Digitrip RMS 310 Trip Units, Ground Fault Protection

GROUND CURRENT-AMPERES

16000
1120
1280
1440
1600
160

320

480

640

800
960
10,000
2 HOURS

5,000 Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves (Ground Current)


1 HOUR

Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers


3,000
Equipped With Type MES Digitrip RMS 310 Trip Units
for Ground Fault Protection
2,000
Catalog Types: MES3800LSG and MES3800LSIG Digitrip RMS 310 Trip Units for use
with Circuit Breaker Types MDL, KMDL, CMDL, CHMDL.

1,000
Fixed Short Delay Time Typical Trip Unit Nameplate
Digitrip RMS 310 Rating Plug Test
Short Delay Ground Fault Time
Cat. Pickup x I n Pickup x I g MIsec
Push to Trip 5 4 500
In 4 6 3 5 300 Digitrip RMS 310
7 3 2 150 Trip Unit
I 40o C Ambient
Engaged 1 I g = 160A
500 2 8

Remove

Adjustable Short Delay Time Typical Trip Unit Nameplate


300
Digitrip RMS 310 Rating Plug Test
Short Delay Time Ground Fault Time
Cat. Pickup x I n MIsec Pickup x I g MIsec
Push to Trip 5 300 4 500
In 3 5 300 Digitrip RMS 310
4 6 200
200 7 100 3 2 150 Trip Unit
I 40o C Ambient
Engaged I 1 I g = 160A
2 8

Remove

100
Notes:
1 MINUTE

Curve accuracy applies from –20°C to +55°C ambient. For possible continuous ampere derating
for ambient above 40°C, refer to Eaton.
50
Digitrip RMS 310 trip units are suitable for functional field testing with test kit Cat. No. STK2. For
field testing using primary injection methods, follow NEMA publication (AB4).
30

20
1xI G

10
3xI G
4xI G

Ground Fault Pickup


3 Settings
(Tolerance + 10%
2xI G

2 Except + 20% on
1xI G Setting)
TIME IN SECONDS

5xI G

500 ms
.5

300 ms
.3

.2
150 ms

.1
I

.05

.03

.02

.01

.005

.003

.002

.001
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910 100

GROUND CURRENT-IN MULTIPLES OF I g = 160A

Figure 8. MDL, HMDL, CMDL, and CHMD Ground Fault Protection - Curve Number SC-6914-98, June 2007

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CURRENT IN PERCENT OF BREAKER TRIP UNIT RATING (In )


Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves

10,000
1000

2000

3000

4000

5000
6000
7000
8000
9000
100

200

300

400

500
600
700
800
900
50
60
70
80
90
10,000 Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers 10,000

2 HOURS
2 HOURS

Equipped With Type MT Thermal-Magnetic Trip Unit


Catalog Types: MDL, HMDL, MDLB, HMDLB Circuit Breakers, 2 and 3 Poles.
5,000 5,000
For application and coordination purposes only. Thermal calibration based on 40°C ambient, cold

1 HOUR
1 HOUR

start. Connected with four (4) feet of rated wire (75°C) per terminal. Tested in open air with
3,000 current in all poles. Instantaneous calibration based on single-pole3,000
tests.

2,000
Maximum Voltage: 600V, AC (50/60 Hz) 250V, DC 2,000

Breaker Rating
Rated Instantaneous Trip Amperes
1,000 1,000
Amperes (In) (See Figure Below)
300 - 600 500 to 1000% of trip unit rating (DC values are approximately 40% higher)

500 500
Interrupting Rating
UL/CSA rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz kA, DC
Maximum Single
300 Pole Trip Times Breaker Type 240V 480V 600V 250V
300
at 25 o C 1
MDL, MDLB 65 50 25 22
200 200
HMDL, HMDLB 100 65 35 25

Minimum
IEC 60947-2 rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz kA, DC
Maximum
100
Breaker Type 240V 380V 415V 250V 100
Icu Ics Icu Ics Icu Ics

1 MINUTE
1 MINUTE

MDL, MDLB 65 65 50 50 20 10 20 10
HMDL, HMDLB 100 100 70 50 25 13 20 10
50 50
Utilization Category A
UIMP = 8 kV
30
Notes:
30

For additional information on the trip unit, see IL 29C607.


20 20

1 Single pole data at 25°C based on NEMA Procedures (AB 4) for verifying performance of
molded case circuit breakers.
10 Typical 10
Trip Unit
Nameplate
7.5 7.5 7.5
C Thermal Push to Trip

5 Magnetic 5
Trip Unit
10 5 10 5 10 5

Magnetic Amps Cat.


3 Multiples OfnI (I n) 40oC No. 3

2 2
Individual Pole
TIME IN SECONDS

Adjustments

TIME IN SECONDS
+20% +10%
10X
5X

1 1

.5 .5
Adjustable Magnetic Trip

.3 .3

.2 .2

.1 .1

.05 .05

.03
Maximum Interrupting Time .03

.02 .02

.01 .01

Interrupting Rating
Determines End of
.005 .005
Curve

.003 .003

.002 .002

.001 .001
100,000
20,000

30,000

40,000

50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
10,000
60
50

70
80

500
90

700

7000
200

300

400

600

800
900
100

1000

2000

3000

4000

5000
6000

8000
9000

CURRENT IN PERCENT OF BREAKER TRIP UNIT RATING (In)

Figure 9. MDL, HMDL, MDLB, and HMDLB, 300-600A - Curve Number SC-6911-98, June 2007

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CURRENT IN PERCENT OF BREAKER TRIP UNIT RATING (In)

10,000
1000

2000

3000

4000

5000
6000
7000
8000
9000
100

200

300

400

500
600
700
800
900
50
60
70
80
90

10,000 10,000

2 HOURS
2 HOURS

Circuit Breaker Time/Current Curves


5,000 Series C M-Frame Circuit Breakers 5,000

1 HOUR
1 HOUR

Equipped With Type MT Thermal-Magnetic Trip Unit


3,000
Catalog Types: MDL, HMDL, MDLB, HMDLB Circuit Breakers,
3,000
2 and 3 Poles.

2,000
For application and coordination purposes only. Thermal calibration based on 40°C ambient, cold
2,000
start. Connected with four (4) feet of rated wire (75°C) per terminal. Tested in open air with
current in all poles. Instantaneous calibration based on single-pole tests.

1,000 Maximum Voltage: 600V, AC (50/60 Hz) 250V, DC 1,000

Breaker Rating
Rated Instantaneous Trip Amperes
500 500
Amperes (In) (See Figure Below)
Maximum Single 700 - 800 400 to 800% of trip unit rating (DC values are approximately 40% higher)
300 Pole Trip Times 300
at 25 o C 1
Interrupting Rating
200 200
UL/CSA rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz kA, DC
Breaker Type 240V 480V 600V 250V
Minimum Maximum
100 MDL, MDLB 65 50 25 100 22
HMDL, HMDLB 100 65 35 25

1 MINUTE
1 MINUTE

IEC 60947-2 rms Sym. kA, 50/60 Hz kA, DC


50 Breaker Type 240V 380V 415V 250V 50

Icu Ics Icu Ics Icu Ics


30 MDL, MDLB 65 65 50 50 20 10 20
30 10
HMDL, HMDLB 100 100 70 50 25 13 20 10
20 Utilization Category A 20
UIMP = 8 kV
Typical
Notes:
Trip Unit
10 Nameplate For additional information on the trip unit, see IL 29C607. 10

1 Single pole data at 25°C based on NEMA Procedures (AB 4) for verifying performance of
molded case circuit breakers.
5 5

6 6 6
3 Thermal 3
Magnetic Push to Trip
Trip Unit
8 4 8 4 8 4
2 2
Magnetic Amps o
C Cat.
(I n)
TIME IN SECONDS

Multiples OfnI No.

+ 20% + 10% TIME IN SECONDS


4X

8X

1 1
Individual Pole
Adjustments

.5 .5
Adjustable Magnetic Trip

.3 .3

.2 .2

.1 .1

.05 .05

.03 .03
Maximum Interrupting Time

.02 .02

.01 .01

Interrupting Rating
Determines End of
.005 .005
Curve

.003 .003

.002 .002

.001 .001
100,000
20,000

30,000

40,000

50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
10,000
60
50

70
80

500
90

700

7000
200

300

400

600

800
900
100

1000

2000

3000

4000

5000
6000

8000
9000

CURRENT IN PERCENT OF BREAKER TRIP UNIT RATING (In)

Figure 10. MDL, HMDL, MDLB, and HMDLB, 700-800A - Curve Number SC-6912-98, June 2007

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