What are the differences between ordinary fuse and MCB ?

Updated on : 2022-09-05
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Ordinary fuse works making use of heating effect of electricity while MCB works making use of heating and magnetic effects of electricity. The current in the circuit may increase due to reasons such as short circuit, overload, excess flow of current or any problems in the insulation.
As the higher temperature produced in the circuit due to these reasons makes the fuse wire to melt and the flow of current stops. Thus the circuit and the appliances are protected. MCB automatically breaks the circuit whenever there is an excess flow of current due to short circuit or overloading. After rectifying the circuit we can switch on the MCB and make the circuit as it was.

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