First fast-acting fuse with 420VAC and DC ratings

20-01-2015 | Rutronik | Design & Manufacture

Littelfuse introduces the 487 Series Fuse, the first fast-acting fuse from
its 5mm x 20mm fuse family with both 420V AC and DC ratings. It protects
telecom power supply units (PSU) and datacentre server power applications
where a high-voltage DC interrupting rating is required.

The fast-acting fuse comes with current ratings as high as 16A and in a 5mm
x 20mm space-saving compact ceramic body. It ensures the best coordination
between a PSU and an electrical circuit breaker panel during short-circuit
and over-current faults.

When installed in a PSU, the 487 Series fuse opens faster than the circuit
breaker in an electrical panel, removes the problematic PSU from the branch
circuit, and keeps it live without cut-off. The fuse's 420VAC
characteristics make it ideal for high-energy applications like 3-phase
power supplies, inverters and ballasts.

Due to its 420VDC characteristics, the fuses are an optimal choice for a
high-voltage DC power grid in datacentres, telecom, and intelligent
commercial buildings, says the company.

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