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Why Are Fuses Important?
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fuses protect electrical components and appliances from damage in case a high voltage runs through the line. They use a low resistance metal or wire at the end of the circuit. This protects the equipment from damage as the excess current can’t reach the circuit. Fuses are better than relays or circuits for a variety of reasons. Some of them are outlined below.

Inexpensive

Fuses provide security for your appliances and components at a cheaper price than other protective equipment. If there is a high current in the line, the fuse protects the electrical components without fail. This reduces the costs for the owner in the long run as they don’t have to replace any machines or appliances.

Reliable

There is no element in the fuse that creates friction. This protects the component from corrosion and rust. They also never get contaminated with oil, grease, or dust so they have a longer life. They protect the components since they break at once if they face high voltage. This proves to be a reliable way to protect your appliances and electrical components.

Fuses also continue to work despite the passage of time. This means that you won't have to worry about changing or replacing them over time. As long as the wire is intact, they continue to protect your electronic devices and components.

Safety

Replacing the fuse makes your house safer. The reason behind the trip is properly investigated before the fuse is replaced. This results in a less chance that the problem will reemerge.

They also raise a warning when there is a problem with the circuit. If your fuse is blowing up frequently, that’s a sign to call the electrician. This will prevent the wires from heating up, as well as prevent electrical fires from erupting within homes or businesses.

A fuse also does its job of interrupting the electrical circuit when there is high voltage without any gas, smoke, flame, or noise. This reduces the chance of damage to surrounding areas and components. It also prevents fires from erupting in the circuit.

Variety

Fuses come in two main types: AC and DC. DC fuses are relatively bigger than AC fuses to accommodate the consistent current. AC fuses are further divided into high and low voltage fuses. Low voltage fuses are used for below 1000 volts while higher voltage fuses are used for more than 1000 volts. You can use the fuse that fits your business or home as per your needs.

Maintenance

Since they don’t get rusty or corroded over time, they are easier to maintain. You don’t even have to clean them for dust or grease. Fuses don't even need to be calibrated after some time like other electrical protective devices. They continue to work perfectly as long as the wire is intact.

It is important to invest in a long lasting and reliable fuse. If the fuse you have is of high quality, you won’t need to deal with fuses blowing up randomly without reason.



 
 
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