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Types Of Circuit Breakers

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The Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB) is a vital component of electrical systems. It is an electromechanical device that trips or switches off automatically when overload or short circuit occurs. Miniature Circuit Breakers are a good replacement for traditional fuses in many applications as their performance is reliable, they are easy to use, and cost-effectiveness.

Importance of Miniature Circuit Breaker in electrical systems

MCBs are used in a wide range of applications, from homes and offices to industrial settings. They protect electrical equipment from damage and prevent fires caused by electrical faults as they are quick and efficient in tripping or switching off the circuit when there is an overload or short circuit. This helps to prevent damage to the electrical equipment and reduces the risk of electrical fires.

Types of circuit breakers

There are several Miniature Circuit Breaker types based on their operating mechanism, current rating, and application. The common types of Miniature Circuit Breakers are:

* Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB):

These are commonly used in low voltage electrical systems, such as homes and offices. Their applications in home are appliances, air conditioners and lighting system. They are compact, cost-effective, and have a quick response time.

Molded Case Circuit Breaker (MCCB):

These are used in high-current applications, such as industrial settings. They have a higher breaking capacity and are able to intercept higher fault currents without being damaged.

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Air Circuit Breaker (ACB):

ACBs are used in medium voltage applications, such as power distribution systems. They are designed to interrupt large currents and can be used for both short circuit and overload protection.

VacuumCircuit Breaker (VCB):

Vacuum circuit breaker is a form of circuit breaker wherein the arc quenching takes vicinity in vacuum medium. The operation of switching on and final of cutting-edge wearing contacts and interrelated arc interruption takes vicinity in a vacuum chamber withinside the breaker this is called vacuum interrupter.

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