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I have a 3 pole 800 main with a 120v shunt trip device. I have never wire one before. the shunt trip button is allready installed. the two black wires from the breaker ?? one goes to netural ? and the other ?? and something about a coil ?
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Several diagrams here
Do you want shut the building off on low powr or jusy remotely ?
Do you have the diagram ?
It sounds like yes your correct the my question would be is it n/o or n/c ?
Momentary or not ?
Do you have a model number ?
Can you follow thse 2 wires and tell me where they go ?
Yes but there are all sorts of these out there
On the coil how wany wires are going to it ?
You have two choices to wire this unit.
1. You can tap the main buss below the main breaker and install an in line fuse.
2. You can come off a dedicated branch breaker in a nearby panel and use a breaker lock. Option #2 is the one I recommend.
You wire these devices just like a door bell, except you are using 110v as a transformer. You need to run a neutral wire to one side the trip coil and the other side will come from the trip button.
If you need more help please ask me.