Where would a BS88 fuse be used?

Where would a BS88 fuse be used?

A BS88 fuse contains a sacrificial link that breaks during an overload or short circuit scenario to protect the rest of the electrical system. BS88 fuses are used in low voltage industrial and general-purpose applications and meet the requirements of BS88 and IEC60269.

What type of fuse system is a BS88 2?

I think most will know that a BS 88-2 fuse is a HBC, a high rating/breaking capacity for, sort of, industrial type applications.

How does a BS88 fuse operate?

The lower the fuse rating, the quicker it will internally disintegrate. (Inside the BS88 fuse body is the fuse wire/wires which are surrounded by sand. The fuse clears the fault once the wire/wires are melted inside the sand). So the fuse is melted by energy which is the I2T number you are referencing.

What is the short circuit capacity of a BS88 fuse?

The standardised values of Breaking Capacity are 80kA for voltages of 415V a.c. and above, and 40kA for d.c. applications.

What does gG mean on a fuse?

for general application
“gG” indicates fuse-links with a full-range breaking capacity for general application. “aM” indicates fuse-links with a partial range breaking capacity for the protection of motor circuits.

What does gG mean on fuses?

general application

What is a BS 1361 fuse?

BS 1361 is the British Standard number for HRC cartridge fuses in household consumer units and similar applications. We have a range of sizes from 5 to 100 Amps. BS1361 type 1 fuses are used in older household consumer units (fuse-box).

What does F mean on a fuse?

F = fast acting fuse. TT = very slow burn fuse. FF = very fast acting fuse.

What is gL and gG fuse?

The most common operating class is gG (general purpose, formerly gL), but other classes are available. A gG class fuse will typically blow within 2–5 seconds at five times the rated current, and within 0.1–0.2 seconds at ten times the rated current.