In electronics and electrical engineering, a fuse is an electrical safety device that operates to provide overcurrent protection of an electrical circuit. Its essential component is a metal wire or strip that melts when too much current flows through it, thereby interrupting the current.
Cartridge fuses are used to protect motors and branch circuits where higher amps or volt ratings are required. General Purpose fuses have no time-delay and protect fuse panels, appliances, and branch circuits.
2 AMP 5x20mm 250VAC glass fuse Features:
- Glass Fuse (glass body, nickel plated brass cap)
- 5 x 20 mm cartridge size
- F Speed Rating
- RoHS compliant and lead-free
- Current rating: 2 A
- Voltage rating: 250 V ac
- Cylindrical in shape
Cartridge fuses are a relatively cheap way of protecting electrical equipment from short circuits and overcurrent and can be used to protect electrical appliances such as motors air-conditions, refrigerator, pumps, etc. They can be found in the following areas: