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How do you select a semiconductor fuse?

How do you select a semiconductor fuse?


  1. Physical limitations on site or in the design.
  2. Braking capacity (kA)
  3. Fuse Class aR or gR/gS.
  4. Nominal current rating of fuse.
  5. Voltage rating of fuse.
  6. I²t Rating of Fuse.
  7. Range of ratings available in each package type.
  8. Fuse holder rating and size.

How do I calculate which fuse to use?

The simple calculation is watts divided by volts equals amps. After you have calculated this, it is a simple case of adding around 10% to the value and choosing the nearest fuse to match. This is a more precise method then just guessing should you require a 3, 5, or even 13 amp fuse.

What size fuse is required?

Plugs for appliances rated between about 700 watts and 3000 watts (the maximum rating of a wall socket) should be fitted with a 13-amp fuse (coloured brown). For example: 13A Fuse – Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron.

What points are considered for selection of fuse material?

There are 11 critical factors involved in fuse selection:

  • Normal operating current: A fuse’s current rating is typically derated 25% for operation at 25ºC to avoid nuisance blowing.
  • Application voltage (AC or DC): The fuse’s voltage rating must be equal to or greater than the available circuit voltage.

What are high speed fuses?

High speed fuses are specially designed to minimize the I²t, peak current let-through and arc voltage. Ensuring fast opening and clearing of a fault requires rapid element melting. High speed fuses are primarily for protecting semiconductors from short-circuits.

What are the different fuse sizes?

Size groups

Blade size Blade group Common ratings (maximum current)
Micro3 ATL 5, 7.5, 10, 15
LP-Mini (low profile) APS, ATT 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
Mini APM, ATM 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
Regular APR, ATC, ATO, ATS 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40

What are the special features of fuse wire?

A. High melting point, high specific resistance.

  • B. Low melting point, low specific resistance.
  • C. High melting point, low specific resistance.
  • D. Low melting point, high specific resistance.
  • Are there circuit breakers on the line side of a VFD?

    Circuit Breakers on the “line side” of a VFD. NEC §430.52 and §430.53 resp. requires an MCCB (e.g. 140U-xx) or set of fuses for short-circuit protection on the line side of a VFD. An MPCB may be used in a single-motor-application provided it is tested and specified in the VFD’s instruction.

    Which is the next generation high speed fuse?

    The L75QS Series is a next generation High-Speed Fuse for the protection of power semiconductor devi… More A power semiconductor device is a high power electronic device that is used as a switch for control and conversion in electric power.

    Which is the best semiconductor fuse solution provider?

    Most sales worked in Bussmann, ABB, Eaton etc. Solution provider: Fuse,Breaker,Relay,Connectors. Original imported. Product quality is guaranteed, all products are original. Most Bussmann semiconductor fuse cost 10~30% lower than other Bussmann distributors.

    What should the carrier frequency of a VFD be?

    Since they include magnetic short circuit trip coils, the carrier frequency of the VFD should be selected as low as po ssible and must not exceed 4 kHz to avoid overheating. This is in agreement with recommendations given for line terminators and filters.