APP 849: SEL-849 Motor Management Relay

Course Length: 1 Day (PDHs: 8)
Course Based Fees: $500*
* Plus Applicable Tax


Will your motors perform safely and reliably in today’s 24/7 process-integrated world? Increase your motor protection knowledge as you set and apply SEL-849 Motor Management Relays in a simulated low-voltage motor control center. In our hands-on lab environment, you will configure basic overload settings and test relay responses, including arc-flash detection. Learn to use the relay’s simple web server interface and Ethernet communications for real-world control operations. Predict potential problems by analyzing load reports, starting trends, and motor operating statistics to ensure safe, continuous motor function. Enroll now to learn how the SEL-849 can help protect your plant, your processes, and your personnel.


This course is intended for electricians, plant operators, reliability engineers, electrical engineers and technicians, and industrial power system consultants.


Day 1

  • SEL-849 Relay Overview
  • Communications: Ethernet and Web Server
  • Relay Top-Panel and HMI Operations
  • Low-Voltage Motor Protection Fundamentals and Basic Settings (includes hands-on exercises)
  • Relay Logic
  • Arc-Flash Protection (includes a hands-on exercise)
  • Current Unbalance (46) Element (includes a hands-on exercise)
  • Load-Jam Settings (includes a hands-on exercise)
  • Motor Starting and Restarting
  • Optional: Phase Reversal and Antibackspin Elements

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Communicate with the relay via the web server.
  • Determine required settings for the example motor control center application.
  • Apply thermal overload protection settings.
  • Apply arc-flash and current unbalance protection to maximize motor performance and safety.
  • Monitor and analyze motor performance, starting reports, and event reports.
  • Install, set, and commission motor protection.

Student Background and Knowledge

Before you attend this class, we recommend that you have a working knowledge of three-phase power systems and basic motor operation.

Additional information is on the Course Policies and FAQ pages.

Available Courses

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