what is Fuses ?

Device containing fusible link that protects electrical circuit from over current condition only

Types of Fuses

  • Cartridge Fuse
    • Constructed with zinc or alloy fusible element
    • Enclosed in cylindrical tube
    • Element ends attached to metallic contact piece at ends of tube
    • Normally used on circuits rated between 250 volts and 600 volts
    • Maximum continuous current-carrying capacity of 600 amps
  • Plug Fuse
    • Consists of zinc or alloy strip
    • Fusible element enclosed in porcelain housing
    • Screw base
    • Normally used on circuits rated at 125V or less to ground

1 thought on “what is Fuses ?”

  1. Pingback: what is a circuit breaker – My Engineering

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.