A huge range of the best quality circuit breakers is available by browsing our website. A circuit breaker is an essential component for any building. If a building has too much current flowing through it, a circuit breaker will cut the power until it can be rectified.
What is a circuit breaker?
An electromechanical device, its function is to protect electrical installations that are used in electrical distribution boards. The circuit breaker was developed by Hugo Stoltz in 1923. Since then, further developments have resulted in a more sophisticated circuit breaker, including the single-pole, two-pole, three-pole, and the four-pole circuit breaker.
Circuit breakers are essentially protection devices. They interrupt electrical current during an overload or faulty situation and thus help prevent damage to electrical systems.
Different types available
We offer a broad range of circuit breakers in different sizes. These include miniature circuit breakers, moulded case circuit breakers, as well as air draw out circuit breakers.
- A miniature circuit breaker is an automatic switch that opens when excessive current flows through the circuit. Furthermore, it can be reset quickly.
- A moulded case circuit breaker works on the same principle as a miniature circuit breaker. However, it has a moulded case, and can also provide isolation of the circuit for maintenance. A moulded circuit breaker has a higher interrupting capacity. As such, this means that it can handle larger loads and is generally used for industrial applications like generators.
- An air draw out circuit breaker is a switching device capable of making, carrying and breaking currents under normal and abnormal circuit conditions such as those of a short circuit. A draw-out circuit breaker can be physically removed from its enclosure creating a visible break in the circuit.
Our range of circuit breakers includes the smaller model suitable for use in a home, right through to the large circuit breaker ideal for large applications. Choose from the MCB63C/1P-6AMP 1-Pole Mini Circuit Breaker, right through to the ACB 1600AMP/4-Pole Air Circuit Breaker – Draw-Out and many in between.
A circuit breaker is an essential safety device. Ensure your building has the right circuit breakers in place.
For more details about our range of tip quality circuit breakers, speak to Generator Parts today.