Industrial Fuse Links

A fuse link is usually made up of a fusible alloy strip or wire which is attached to two connectors or terminals. These connectors are then inserted into a fuse holder in an electric circuit or used as a trigger mechanism for an appropriate safety device. If over current flows through a device, the fuse link is designed to blow which essentially stops the flow of electricity through the circuit. The fuse acts as a bridge, and so once the fuse blows the flow of electricity in the circuit is stopped thereby protecting the circuit.
Low voltage fuses commonly include varieties such as cartridge, blade, bolted and bottle fuses. High voltage fuses are used to protect transformers and often feature a ferrule or cartridge style body. Many of these fuses feature an indicator or striker to alert a blown fuse.
The most common HRC fuse link types are DIN NH blade fuses, British Standard BS88 fuses and American or European cartridge fuses. NH HRC fuses are identifiable from their rectangular ceramic casing enclosed by a cover plate that features a metal blade style terminal on each end and are used in applications from protection of motors to solar PV and battery systems.
BS88 fuses are usually used in a wide variety of electrical circuits and typically feature a cylindrical ceramic casing with two metal tags or lugs designed to fix the fuse into a fuse holder using bolts. American standard HRC fuses are available as cartridge fuses or bolt down tag type fuses. European HRC fuses are also available in cartridge or bolt down tag versions. The ceramic body may be cylindrical, bottle shaped, square or rectangular depending on the fuse.


IPD offers a wide variety of fuse links that comply to globally recognized standards. IPD’s HRC BS type clip-in fuse links have a current rating ranging from 2A to 63A. Its utilization category is gG and gM. NS, ES and SS series have voltage ratings of 415V AC/240V DC, 415V AC and 240V AC respectively. It complies with AS60269/BS88-6 standards. IPD’s HRC BS type bolt-in fuse links have a voltage rating of 415V AC and 550/690V AC, and current rating ranging from 2A to 800A and 2A to 1600A respectively. These come in DC voltage ratings of 350/460V. Its utilization category is gG and gM. It complies AS60269/BS88-2 standards.
Mersen’s DIN ferrule fuse links have a voltage rating of 400-690V AC/80V DC and a current rating ranging from 0.5A to 125A. Its utilization category is gG and it complies IEC269-1/BS88-1 standards. Miniature fuse links are available in types 3AG and M205 in ceramic and glass. It has a voltage rating of up to 250V AC/125V DC with a current rating from 200mA to 30A.
Jean Muller’s DIN NH blade fuse links have a voltage rating of up to 690V AC and a current rating from 2A to 630A, it complies AS60269/DIN 43620 standards. Mersen’s UL248.8/CSA22.2 compliant North American fuse links are special purpose fuses with a current rating from 1A to 600A with a voltage rating of 600V AC/300 V DC. Mersen’s modular fuse links have a voltage rating of 690V AC and are available from 0.5A to 125A ratings.
Mersen’s in-line fuse link comes in single and dual pole and has a voltage rating of up to 1000V AC/DC and complies UL/CSA standards. Traction fuse fittings BS pattern 1200V AC traction fuse-links from 2A up to 400A, DIN square body 1200V AC from 2A up to 500A and US ferrule 1500V fuses and bases up to 63A.
IPD’s service fuse links have a voltage rating of 500V AC with Ampere ratings from 20A to 100A, where 100A are suitable for domestic and light commercial applications. Its front wire and back wire can be installed with intrusion barriers if required. Semiconductor fuses have a voltage rating of up to 1250V AC and are BS88-4 /UL248.8 compliant.
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