Appleton's XP hybrid circuit breaker panelboard combines IEC and CEC/NEC technology

Appleton Electric has introduced a hybrid version of its XP explosion-proof circuit breaker panelboard.

By combining IEC technology and CEC/NEC standards in a single design, Appleton has created a panelboard that is well suited for virtually any hazardous industrial location where flammable gases or vapors are present. Rugged NEMA-rated construction enables installation indoors or outdoors.

The hybrid XP incorporates a factory-sealed cast explosion-proof enclosure (CEC/NEC technology) to house the arcing breakers, and a stainless steel terminal enclosure (IEC technology) for field terminations. Factory sealing eliminates the need for labor-intensive field wiring and the use of sealing fittings. Incoming and outgoing electrical connections are made in the stainless steel enclosure to secure DIN Rail mounting terminal blocks. Conduit or cable entries are created on site by using a sheet steel hole punch.

Available voltage configurations are 120/240, 120/208, 277/480 or 347/600VAC.

The XP Hybrid is rated for the Class I, Division 2, Groups B, C, D; and Class I, Zone 1 and 2; and AEx de/Ex de IIB + H2, T6. Other third-party approvals include NEMA/EEMAC: 3, 4, 4X, 7BCD, 9EFG, 12; and IP66.

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