An overview of switchgear

What is switchgear? Any mechanical switching devices used to make or break the current flow and their combination with measuring and control devices are known as switchgear. This includes circuit…

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Earth Leakage Relay (ELR)

An earth leakage can represent a danger to life or property if it is not located and mitigated. Studies have revealed that at least 500 people experience electrocution every year…

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Utilization categories for low voltage switchgear

It is necessary to select the correct rating of switchgear for any application. Therefore, during selection, it is necessary to know the characteristics of the load. The International electrotechnical commission…

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What is an arc chute?

When a circuit breaker interrupts high currents, an electric arc is generated. An electric arc is the discharge of electric current through gas or air. The conduction of electric charges…

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What is an MCB?

MCB stands for miniature circuit breaker. It is a circuit protection device, capable of protecting a circuit or a piece of equipment from greater damages caused due to short circuits…

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Difference between Short circuit and overload

Short Circuit A short circuit occurs when two or more current-carrying conductors of different phases or different voltage levels or different terminal (in DC circuits) come in contact with each…

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