Does your facility use high-value devices that require special protection? One of the top options is using a semiconductor fuse. A semiconductor fuse is a fast-acting type of fuse that helps to protect semiconductor devices. It is mainly used with big semiconductor devices, especially those rated to switch over 100 amps. The benefit of semiconductor fuses is that they are super-quick, and faster than conventional LV HRC fuses. The fuses
are designed using pure silver strips that have regions of reduced cross-sectional areas. Depending on the rating (ampere rating) of the fuse, semiconductor fuses are enclosed using ceramic bodies or tubes. Then, the tubes have terminals on each end for easy installation. During the normal operations, the semiconductor fuses only carry the rated current loads and resistance is low. But in the event of a short circuit
, they melt fast along the notches producing arcs that break the current flow. Note that specific fuse designs with varying rating are available. Therefore, visit our page to see the different versions of semiconductor fuses available.