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Trumpy Offline OP
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Guys,
Have a look at this.
It's right here .
Bill provided a link that you will see in his post.
For those of you that are interested in Workplace safety, get this!.

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Interesting how it suggests fuses (proper ones, not rewireable) protect so much better than mechanical circuit breakers.

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Interesting how it suggests fuses (proper ones, not rewireable) protect so much better than mechanical circuit breakers.
HRC (High Rupturing Capacity) Fuses have a lot higher capacity than circuit-breakers, as far as High Energy Faults go.
Where as a Circuit-Breaker will interrupt "destructively" under Fault-Arc conditions, a Fuse package by design, will contain the entire arc within itself.
With the use of fine Silica sand, it forms glass under the heated conditions.
A lot better insulator.
Anyone else got any comments on this document?.

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My understanding is that fuses have similar interrupting ratings as circuit breakers. If a overcurrent protective device needs to clear a arc fault, sometimes a circuit breaker will operate first if the arc fault current is below the current limiting range of the fuse. There are very few distribution systems that would benefit from a fuse rated at 300,000AIC, as the systems have fault duties much less than 200,000A.
The referenced safety book has excellent information, but you need to consider the source is only a fuse manufacturer.

[This message has been edited by Ron (edited 06-24-2005).]


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Ron,
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The referenced safety book has excellent information, but you need to consider the source is only a fuse manufacturer.

So going by that, should we disregard any Safety stuff put out by manufacturers of related equipment?.
In my opinion, there are a LOT of other things in this document, besides fusing.
I've never used Bussmann products, nor am I likely to.
I just thought that it was nice that they bought a thing like that out.


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