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#125751 - 09/04/04 05:53 AM He said:" This is Not Unusual Around Here!"
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How would fuses have reacted to this overcurrent condition?

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#125752 - 09/05/04 06:21 PM Re: He said:" This is Not Unusual Around Here!"
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Joe,


Aren't there a special class of fuses that reacts very quickly to fault currents? I don't have the papper work here with me it is in the office, However I think there was a class "J" or "K" or something like that for a quick blow fuse.

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#125753 - 09/06/04 03:26 AM Re: He said:" This is Not Unusual Around Here!"
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How about current limiting fuses?

Such as Bussmann's LOW-PEAK YELLOW Class L time-delay, LOW-PEAK YELLOW Class J Dual-Element Time-Delay, etc...

These may not of stopped the damage, but limited it as to the faster response time, which lets less energy develop during the fault.

Pierre
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