Fuses and Fuse Holders
Electronic equipment is often designed with built-in circuit protection. The main function is to provide protection to both the equipment and the equipment operator in the event of a circuit overload. This protection usually comes in one of two forms: a circuit breaker or a fuse. A circuit breaker is an automatic switch that prohibits the flow of electric current when it is rapidly overloaded or unusually stressed. A fuse is a safety device that protects an electric circuit from excessive current.
While there are different kinds of fuses available, these are the ones that Interpower offers:
- North American
¼ x 1¼ inch and 5 x 20mm with breaking characteristics of Fast-acting and Time-delay.
5 x 20mm with breaking characteristics of Quick-acting/Low-breaking, Time-delay/Low-breaking, and Quick-acting/High-breaking.
For more details, see “More Information on Fuses and Fuse Holders.”