### Formulas

If a conductor which is rated to carry full load current **I _{load}** continuously is rated to carry a maximum fault current

**I**for a time

_{limit}**t**, then a lower fault current

_{limit}**I**can be carried for a longer time

_{fault}**t**according to:

_{fault}**( I _{limit} – I_{load} )^{2} t_{limit} = ( I_{fault} – I_{load} )^{2} t_{fault}**

Rearranging for **I _{fault}** and

**t**:

_{fault}**I _{fault} = ( I_{limit} – I_{load} ) ( t_{limit} / t_{fault} )^{½} + I_{load}**

**t _{fault} = t_{limit} ( I_{limit} – I_{load} )^{2} / ( I_{fault} – I_{load} )^{2}**

If **I _{load}** is small compared with

**I**and

_{limit}**I**, then:

_{fault}**I _{limit}^{2} t_{limit} » I_{fault}^{2} t_{fault}**

**I _{fault} » I_{limit} ( t_{limit} / t_{fault} )^{½}**

**t _{fault} » t_{limit} ( I_{limit} / I_{fault} )^{2}**

Note that if the current **I _{fault}** is reduced by a factor of two, then the time

**t**is increased by a factor of four.

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