Safety is the Main Concern of Class T Low Voltage fuses mandated by industry in circuit protection. To develop their low voltage power fuse safety test procedures, the U.S, Europe and Asia established safety and performance standards. In the case of power fuses, these standards have evolved in into distinct classes of low-voltage (600 volts or less) fuses, Classes RK1, RK5, G, L, T, J, H and CC being the more important.
Here we’ll take a look at Class T fuses, low voltage, fast acting fuses that are different from the EATON Bussmann Time-Delay fuses discussed in last article. See EATON Bussmann Class L Fuses for Protection of Feeders and Service Entrance Equipment.
Below you’ll find specification sheets for EATON Bussmann Class T, Littelfuse Class T, Mersen Class T and Edison Class T fast-acting fuses.
These “space savers” used to protect
surge-sensitive components are less than
1/3 the size of equivalent Class R fuses.
Fast Acting Vs. Time Delay: What’s the Difference?
Time delay fuses are designed to withstand in-rush currents or surge currents when powering up or down. Fast acting fuses on the other hand “blow” quickly to immediately prevent equipment damage caused by short circuit events. They are common in electrical equipment (versus power transmission, power distribution and motor applications) that quickly emit intense heat.
Fast Acting Class T fuses are extremely current limiting and rated to interrupt a minimum of 200,000 amps at 600Vac. Class T fuses come in 300Vac and 600Vac varieties, with amp ratings from 1 to 1200 amps. DC ratings and corresponding interrupting capacities vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so review each product carefully for DC applications. Their small space-saving footprint is about 1/3 the size of a comparable Class R Fuse, and the unique physical design prevents replacement by other fuse classes.
Typical Class T fuse applications include load centers, panelboards, switchboards, circuit breakers, metering centers, variable speed drives, inverters, rectifiers, UPS systems, power supplies and more.
Class T Fast-Acting Fuse Features and Benefits
- Exceptionally current-limiting for low peak let-thru current
- Fast-acting fuse prevents equipment damage caused by short-circuit events
- Unique dimensions prevent replacement by other fuse classes
- Small physical size for greater design flexibility
- Ideal for applications having specific current limitation requirements
- Ideal for system upgrading when existing circuit breakers cannot safely interrupt larger available short-circuit currents
Class T Data Sheets: Key Features & Specifications
Bussmann Class T JJN Limitron™ 300Vac, 1-1200A Data Sheet 1025
Bussmann Class T JJS Limitron™ 600Vac, 1-800A Data Sheet 1029
Edison Class T TJN 300Vac, 1-1200A Data Sheet 1319
Edison Class T TJS 600Vac, 1 to 800A Data Sheet 1320
Littelfuse CLASS T JLLN/JLLS POWR-GARD® Data Sheet
Mersen Class T A3T/A6T Power Fuses
Fuse Selection and Sizing
for Protecting Electrical Equipment
Electrical Equipment systems and components handle a wide range of currents. You can avoid fuse sizing mistakes when selecting and correctly sizing fuses for electrical equipment and component systems. Proper fuse selection depends on many factors, so consult a professional engineer for your application.
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