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Video: Current Transformer (CT), Potential Transformer (PT) wiring standards

Published date: 15 May 2019

What is the industry standard for current transformers (CTs) and potential transformers (PTs)? What is representation of letters H, X and S? 

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3090 SCCT, current transformers (CTs), and potential transformers (PTs)

Installation of CTs and PTs. 

Installation and wiring of CTs and PTs

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The industry standard for current transformers (CTs) and potential transformers (PTs) are as follows:
The Primary or Line side is designated with the letter 'H'.
The Secondary or Load side is designated with either the letter 'X' or 'S'.

X1, S1, or H1 is the positive wire.
X2, S2, or H2 is the negative wire.

Schneider Electric model SCCT current transformers identify the X1 wire as WHITE and the X2 wire as BLACK.

Note: Check with the most recent CT or PT cut sheet to verify color designation.

The following video discusses differences between control transformers and potential transformers:

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