8/21/2014<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Eaton’s New Fuses Made Simple - Control Circuits Program Streamlines Fuse Selection and Helps Enhance Safety
ST. LOUIS … Power management company Eaton and its Bussmann business has launched the Fuses Made Simple™ - Control Circuits program to help enhance the control fuse selection process and safety in a variety of commercial and industrial environments. The program is designed to eliminate guesswork in the selection and specification process of supplementary control circuit fuses by utilizing a color-coding system. Now, each control circuit fuse will have a different color label based on maximum voltage rating.
“One of the biggest challenges our customers face is that the physical size of many control circuit fuses is the same, which could result in selecting a product with the wrong voltage rating,” said Nick Offerman, product manager, Eaton’s Bussmann Division. “Installing a fuse with an improper voltage rating can compromise the system’s integrity and personnel safety. Our program is aimed to help our customers more readily identify the right product needed for the system voltage.”
The Fuses Made Simple™ - Control Circuits program features six color codes categorized by maximum voltage rating. To select the proper fuse, users should follow three easy steps:
Select the type of fuse, either time-delay for inductive loads or fast-acting for resistive loads.
Next, select a voltage rating (color-coded based on the maximum voltage of the fuse ranging from 32 – 600Vac) that is equal to or greater than the system voltage.
Finally, verify that the interrupting rating of the selected fuse is equal to or greater than the available short-circuit current.
Each fuse in the program has a new label that clearly and consistently displays critical fuse information, part number, amp rating, voltage rating and agency listings, in an easy-to-read format.
To learn more about the Fuses Made Simple™ - Control Circuits program or any of the products available from Eaton’s Bussmann business, please visit www.cooperbussmann.com/FMSCC.
Eaton’s Bussmann division develops and manufactures critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety products designed to provide innovative circuit and power electronics protection. The Bussmann business serves customers in the industrial, commercial, alternative energy, high reliability and other markets.
Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.