Cartridge fuses are cheap tools and usually are placed within a fuse box. If a fuse is affected, the fuse box has to be taken out first, and then the fuse is replaced. The fuses which are specially for these fuse boxes have fixed size, but the amperage and voltage may differ. These fuses have to protect significant electrical appliances like microwaves, TV, fan, light, and other components.
The cartridge fuses are a perfect solution that will prevent overload and short circuit. The acceptable amperage that these fuses should give is 30 AMP. The dimension of these fuses is either 30 mm or, in the case of glass fuses, it is 0.78 × 0.2 inches (length× diameter). Amperage plays an essential part as it will ensure that the current flows smoothly and evenly; a little bit of change in the current speed will force cartridge fuses to sacrifice themselves.
Which one to choose?
The cartridge fuses are available in three types, and that is ceramic, glass, and porcelain. They all play the same role, but ceramic is the most reliable with high voltage and has metal end caps. In contrast, a glass cartridge is compatible with both high and low voltage and is used in most of electrical appliances as it prevents fire.
A cartridge fuse must be a fast-acting end that should take a voltage up to 250 V and as low as 125V. If the end caps are made up of nickel-plated brass, then it has a high conductivity of electricity. Before replacing their old fuses with a new pair of fuses, a buyer should definitely check for the similarity of voltage and size that will fit; otherwise, a misfit fuse will hamper the current.
In the pull out fuses, the breaking capacity determines how frequently the fuse will break. The fuses that have a UL/CSA 248-14 design have low breaking capacity, whereas the other fuses have a 35A breaking capacity. The fuses should be able to replace digital multimeter fuses. These take less time to react when a circuit breaks and suddenly come into action.
Categories Simillar to Cartridge Fuses includes Fuse Holders, Miniature Circuit Breakers and Thermal Circuit Breakers