MERSEN PUBLISHES NEW TECH TOPIC

"Fuses Versus Circuit Breakers for Low Voltage Applications"

Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, recently published a technical white paper titled "Fuses Versus Circuit Breakers for Low Voltage Applications."


Fuses and circuit breakers both provide protection for electrical systems, and this paper details the differences between fuses and circuit breakers rated 600V and less. Understanding the differences will help you determine which is better for your application.

In this paper, Mersen discuses the similarities and the differences between circuit breakers and fuses and includes numerous references to codes and standards, with in-depth information on:

*Interrupting Ratings
*Component and System Protection
*Arc Flash Mitigation
*Selective Coordination
*Maintenance Requirements
*Overcurrent Protective Devices
*Diagnostics
*Reliability
*Obsolescence
*Cost of Ownership

"Mersen is a world leader in providing electrical protection solutions," explains Steve Hansen, Senior Field Engineer. "Providing a performance-based analysis detailing the differences between fuses and circuit breakers benefits our customers and aids them in making informed decisions regarding protection of their personnel and electrical systems."

To download a copy of Mersen's newest tech topic, click here. To download a Powerpoint presentation, click here. For additional information and resources on electrical protection, visit ep.mersen.com.

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