EC: Fuses Made Simple

Power - Energy, power protection: Fuses Make Simple is the easiest and fastest way to select and specify the right fuse. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice finalist.

10/17/2013


Power - Energy, power protection: Fuses Make Simple is the easiest and fastest way to select and specify the right fuse. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice finalist.Fuses Made Simple groups the UL low voltage, branch circuit fuse portfolio into three tiers of protection and four fuse families, based on key performance characteristics. This makes it easy for users to select the appropriate fuse for the application or select a protection upgrade. The new label design also features a consistent and easy to read layout allowing users to gather important information on each fuse regardless of how it’s installed in the equipment.

Three tiers of protection help speed up specification and selection. Each tier offers distinct levels of performance benefits to help customers determine the desired level of protection for their application. Protection tiers include:

 

  • Ultimate protection provides worry-free protection in virtually any application. The unique, dual-element construction delivers a powerful combination of all performance characteristics in one fuse, including fast short-circuit protection and current limitation as well as time-delay performance with up to 300 kA interrupting rating that can safely interrupt the highest levels of fault current to be encountered.

  • Advanced protection delivers application-specific performance for sensitive devices and critical components (such as motors and transformers). Users can choose either fast short-circuit, current-limiting performance or energy-efficient, time-delay, current-limiting performance based on the protection need with 200 kA interrupting ratings.

  • Basic protection meets the basic circuit protection needs for service, feeder, and branch circuit applications with up to 100 kA interrupting ratings.

Inside these three protection tiers are four distinct fuse families, each represented by a unique color: Low-Peak (yellow), Fusetron (green), Limitron (black), and General Purpose (gray). These colors visually communicate the performance benefits of the fuse families and eliminate confusion during the fuse selection process.

Every fuse in the Fuses Made Simple program clearly and consistently displays critical fuse information—including the part number, amp rating, voltage rating, and agency listings—in an easy-to-read format.

www.cooperbussmann.com

www.cooperbussmann.com/FusesMadeSimple

Eaton's Bussmann Business



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
Collaborative robotics: How to improve safety, return on investment; Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0: World views; High-performance HMI, Information Integration: OPC and OMG
9 tips: How to integrate a servo system; Process control mathematical models; Serial network grounding; Engineers' Choice Awards; Learn from cyber security mistakes
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
click me