Basics of Design: Circuit Breakers

Basics of Design: Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers are everywhere. If a technology, product, or piece of equipment runs on electricity, chances are it contains at least one circuit breaker to keep users and internal components safe. Download this paper from Carling Technologies covers circuit-breaker types, advanced circuit-breaker applications and choosing the right circuit breaker.

A circuit breaker is any device that automatically opens a circuit to stop current flow when a predetermined overload current is detected. It does this without damage to itself so that it can be reset once current returns to normal.  Overload current can occur for many reasons, but it is potentially dangerous to personnel and equipment.

Download this resource from Carling Technologies to learn about circuit-breaker types, advanced circuit-breaker applications and choosing the right circuit breaker.