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How to wire phase monitor
Why use phase monitor?
The problems of low voltage and phase fluctuation (lower voltage on one wire) do not affect resistance loads like light bubs or electric water heater, except to make them burn at dimmer capacity.
However low voltage and phase fluctuations do affect inductive loads like contactors, relays, motors, pumps, HVAC causing problems such as chatter on contactors and relays, and lower rotation speed on motor, causing higher temperatures, and burning out the motor or shortening motor lifespan.
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IMC492 Single-phase Voltage monitor
Household power 120-240 volt is single phase.
Voltage monitor Protect motors and equipment from low voltage.
Adjustable voltage range
Caution: select monitor voltage to match incoming Line voltage
Select amp rating of contactor to match amp rating of Load (motor, pump etc)
Select matching contactor voltage and coil voltage range
Undervoltage on contactor coil will cause chattering and malfunction, Overvoltage on coil will melt coil.

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3-phase 80-300 volt range
ICM phase monitor
Voltage monitoring relay
Siemens monitoring relay

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IMC492 manual
Siemens .pdf
Siemens volotage monitor
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Siemens Single-phase Voltage monitor
Rated 24-240 volt AC

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Single phase monitor
"Switching a relay or solid state switch at the zero-crossing point reduces spark across the contacts, extending relay life, and also reduces EMI (electromagnetic interference)."
Resource:
Extend life of relay by switching at zero cross .pdf
ICM402 phase monitor IMC402 3-phase phase monitor
Protects against phase loss, phase reversal and phase unbalance.
Phase Loss Condition: Equals 25% of nominal for any given phase; system will shut down should this occur

Line voltage on 3-phase 190-600V
Control voltage 115-230V
Output to contactor max 30 amps
Contactor coil rated 27 amp inrush, 7 volt operation

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Single phase 95-270 volt range
IMC402
3-phase 80-300 volt range
ICM phase monitor

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Siemens .pdf
IMC400 wiring
IMC400 3-phase phase monitor
Protects against phase loss, phase reversal and phase unbalance.

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IMC400 phase line voltage monitor
IMC450 3-phase voltage monitor


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IMC 402 pdf
IMC400 manual
IMC450 manual
Use only 600 volt wire.
Lamp cord, extension cords are not rated 600 volt.
Use copper wire only. Aluminum wire is fire risk and should be avoided or installed by professional.

30 amp breaker use 10 gauge /


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Yellow/ #12 gauge wire for 20 amp
with ground
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White/ #14 gauge wire for 15 amp
with ground
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armored cable
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Stranded wire
stranded wire
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50-60 amp breaker use 6 gauge /
6-2 wire
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6-2 wire
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NMB is house wiring
UF is underground
40-50 amp breaker use 8 gauge /
6-2 wire
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8-2 wire
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Copper ground wire
Use same size as other wire in circuit

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