• C. Christopoulos
  • A. Wright


Fuses, which were introduced over one hundred years ago, were the first form of protection used on electrical networks. Extremely large numbers of them have been produced since that time and they are still used extensively in the lower voltage sections of power systems around the world. Fuselinks are simple and therefore relatively cheap devices, their cost being very low relative to that of the plant being protected by them. They thus satisfy a basic requirement which applies to all protective equipment.


International Electrotechnical Commission Secondary Circuit Electric Lighting Protected Circuit Correct Discrimination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Christopoulos
    • 1
  • A. Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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