Fuses and breakers


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Old 08-05-02, 07:31 AM
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Fuses and breakers

John stated in an earlier thread that there were some advantages to fuses and breakers,,,, we know some about breakers,, what about fuses? I supose the range of characteristics would be one.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 07:49 AM
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I think that the most notable thing about fuses is the fact that if you do your homework you can get fuses that more closely match the individual heating curves of motors.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 07:57 AM
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Regular type P fuses supposedly react quicker to a
short than a breaker would.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 05:28 PM
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Fuses don't stick and don't malfunction. There's much less to go wrong.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 06:52 PM
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Thats one I hadnt thought of John.
 
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Old 08-05-02, 08:29 PM
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Like John says you can put fuses in a basement that's often damp located in a laundry room that has clorine bleach fumes which can cause corrosion let 20 years pass then ask it to open a circuit that's overloaded. The fuse will function flawlessly I wouldn't want to bet on the circuit breaker
 
 

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