Marine and boat applications can be a tricky beast to handle. These applications are subjected to harsh environments on a frequent basis, which can lead to electrical problems. A small electrical problem could result in a safety hazard for those on board and the boat itself. It is best to take care of your marine application before these problems even start. A boat is a job that should take no shortcuts.
Circuit Breakers Explained
When it comes to circuit breakers, the first thing that should come to your mind is circuit protection. These automatic electrical switches are put in place in order to protect a circuit from excess current. A circuit breaker knows to spring into action when it detects a fault, and does this by interrupting current flow. Without these handy devices, the chances of fires or other electrical issues would skyrocket! A circuit breaker functions a lot like a fuse (see "What Is A Fuse?" for more info) except instead of needing to be replaced after a circuit interruption, a circuit breaker can be used time and time again. Basically, there is a piece of metal in the breaker. When this piece of metal is heated to extreme temperatures, this causes the breaker to “trip.” When the piece of metal in the circuit breaker cools down, it can be reset again. This is how a breaker is built to last longer than a normal fuse.
Topics: Circuit Breakers
Del City has expanded its Hi-Amp Circuit Breaker offering to include the 3/8”Stud Hi-Amp Circuit Breakers. Previously, these were only offered in 1/4” stud. The 3/8” Hi-Amp Stud Circuit Breakers allow for higher torque connections and wider space for heavy gauge wire lugs.
Beyond the 150A the current line goes up to, the 3/8” line is offered in a variety of amperages, including 175A and 200A. Applications for the 3/8” stud breakers include: construction, electric vehicles, heavy truck, industrial, marine and off-road equipment. Select from manual reset, manual reset (switchable) or auto reset.
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