Circuit protection is essential to ensure the safety of your valuable and expensive devices that may result in their failure. Circuit protection devices such as fuse are the weak links that are intentionally installed into the electrical circuit to control the current passage to the equipment. The controlling of the electric circuit resists the fluctuations and in the case of high electricity prevents overloads. The installation circuit safety devices provide adequate protection by minimizing disruption. For an electrical engineer, it is very crucial to understand the electric circuit to apply the most reliable circuit protection strategies to ensure the safety of operating systems.
What is the importance of circuit protection?
The design of circuit protection is meant to prevent overloads and faults with an aim to ensure the proper and continuous supply of energy and offering protection to the assets. Switchgear is one of the types of circuit protection devices that is a combination of electrical disconnect switches, circuit breakers or fuses that are used to protect, control and isolate electrical equipment.
What are the advantages of adding devices for circuit protection?
Fuses and circuit breakers are essential for a circuit to keep the smooth and constant flow of electric current to the devices. The devices are installed to prevent too much flow of current to the main devices or the electrical equipment that cause circuit overloading which may result in electric fire or appliance failure. There are many advantages to add circuit protection devices such as:
- Safety of equipment: Installing different types of devices for circuit protection ensure that the high electricity does not pass through the device to the electric equipment. This ensures the equipment safety.
- Overcurrent protection: Fuses or circuit breakers are some of the devices used for circuit protection. They resist the passage of excess current through them.
- Secure surroundings: The safety of your electric circuits ensures the environment’s security by lowering the risk of electricity fluctuation or high electric current.
Fuses or circuit breakers are made up of metal that melts instantly when there is a passage of too much electricity happens through them. These devices do not disrupt the circuit and prevent the high power to reach your electric device.