ACTI 9 Miniature Circuit Breakers by SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Schneider Electric is the one of my favorite brand for electrical protection device.This time I want to share information about one of the Schneider Electric product.It is DIN rail modular Device- ACTI 9 Miniature Circuit Breaker by Schneider Electric.

DIN rail modular device have several range of products.Actually I want highlight about  miniature circuit breaker ACTI 9 device that used widely in low voltage electrical installation.

Schneider Electric produce the high quality products with advance technology for low voltage circuit protection like Miniature circuit breaker (MCB).That why I always choose products from Schneider Electric to my electrical installation. read More

Definition of Surge voltage

What is the surge voltage?For our easy understanding,electrical surge is a sudden high pick out of voltage value in the system.It can happened in electrical power distribution and communications lines entering homes,factory, offices, and other facilities.

The surges voltage happened due to natural factor such as lighting or human error.It can effected and can cause serious damage for any unprotected electronic device that connected to the power or communication lines.

Electronic products that are especially vulnerable to surges include microprocessors or micro controllers, such as computers, TV, server system, cordless telephones, and inverter. read more

Accessories for MCCB

As we known,Molded Case Circuit Breaker main function is protection device from overload current and short circuit.It also have a several attachment device for additional protection that we can combine with MCCB.

Common accessories used for MCCB such as phase insulation barrier,Shunt trip,Under voltage trip device,rotary handle and change over system.It can provide more protection function that we want add to the application.

Manufactured design for all electrical accessories provide for MCCB are pre wired.It must attach with MCCB and others device recommended from manufacture for efficient and durability to protect the application of system.Below i listed several common accessories for MCCB :- read more

MCCB protection for induction motor

Circuit breaker is the one of important protection device when installing of electrical induction motor.This time i want shared some information about the major parameter that we need consider when applying Molded case circuit breaker(MCCB) for electric motor.

If we not selected the right MCCB for our electric motor application,it will effected to the system and it not running smooth and achieve our expectation.It will cause a additional costing for upgrading and repairing jobs.

Basically it have three (3) particular for induction motor protection.It is overload,locked rotor and short circuit breaker.This point is very important to ensure our motor protection reliability when problem happen. read more

Vacuum circuit breaker

As we know vacuum mean the the pressure is maintained below atmospheric pressure( unit : mm Hg ).So the manufacture made a research and development to design the vacuum circuit breaker based on current cannot jump in vacuum condition.

Vacuum Circuit Breaker used the vacuum pressured to extinguish the current arc when it switching.Normally this type of circuit breaker used for medium voltage ( 1 – 35 kV ) power supply.The ampere rating for vacuum circuit breaker is until 3000 ampere.

Vacuum Circuit Breaker have a  high insulating strength and capable to extinguish the current arc for medium voltage power supply.It more safe for switching and environment friendly.It only a vacuum atmosphere. read more

Molded case circuit breaker maintenance

The circuit breaker maintenance is very important and it must added in  periodical maintenance schedule.Why it so important?It is because of their importance for routine switching and for equipment protection and person.

Production will stop if circuit breaker fails to operate because of a lack of preventive maintenance.The cost will rise for repairing jobs and it not good for business.We must avoid from this unwanted situation because of not done the circuit breaker maintenance.

The need for maintenance of circuit breakers is often not obvious as circuit breakers may remain idle for long periods of time. Breakers that remain idle for 6 months or more should be made to services to ensure it in proper condition and remove any dust or foreign material on mechanism and contacts. read more

Residual Current Circuit Breaker

This device is important in electrical wiring installation.It is a life guard device to protect from electric shock.Others circuit breaker only can detect the fault from over current and short circuit but cannot detect the current leakage.

That why RCCB is very important.Only this device can detect the current leakage.The current leakage can cause the injury or dead for human and can lead to fire hazard.When design the distribution panel board,please make sure this device include in our planning to for consumer safety and avoid equipment from damage. read more