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Homework Help: Current transformer for protection question

  1. Mar 17, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Determine RR value if the relay current has not to exceed 20mA. Neglect relay resistance.

    2. The attempt at a solution

    I believe the solution is behind Merz-Price theorem, where the voltage system is balanced. CT1 and CT2 are identical current transformers, however, RL2 (leads resistance) and RS2 (secondary winding resistance) upset the Merz-Price balance, therefore the need for RR I guess. The relay pulls in when current through it exceeds 20mA. RR is there to prevent unwanted relay operation (relay is to remain off under threshold current).
    Now, without voltage and other resistance values I don't see the trick.

    Is there a formula for this?

    Thank you for your help.

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  3. Mar 22, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Mar 23, 2015 #3
    I believe I sorted out. The thread may be closed. Thank you.
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