Fuses and circuit breakers protect electrical circuits and appliances by protecting the circuit if a fault in an appliance causes too much current to flow.

Here at YESSS Electrical, we supply an extensive range of fuses so you can find the right protection you need for your electrical equipment.

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Cartridge Fuses
Cut-Out Fuses
Fuse Kits
HRC Fuses
Plug Top Fuses


How do fuses work?

Fuses work by breaking an electrical circuit when an excessive current flows through it and exceeds the rated capacity of the fuse. This breaks the circuit by stopping current flow, protecting the electrical equipment and wiring from damage caused by overload or short circuits. Once a fuse has blown, it must be replaced with a new one to restore the circuit and ensure future overcurrent protection.

Aside from being one of the cheapest forms of electrical protection, electrical fuses have zero maintenance, are self-protecting and have the ability to interrupt enormous short circuits without producing noise, flame or smoke.

What are the different types of fuses?

Here's a quick run-down of the types of fuses we supply here at YESSS Electrical:

Cartridge fuses

Cartridge fuses are cylindrical in shape and are designed to protect electrical circuits in applications such as industrial machinery, power distribution, and control systems.

Cut-out fuses

Cut-out fuses are also known as expulsion fuses and are typically used in high-voltage power distribution systems to protect transformers and other high-capacity electrical equipment.

Fuse kits

Fuse kits include a variety of fuses with different ratings and sizes including standard and glass fuses for a quick and convenient way to replace or troubleshoot a blown fuse.

HRC (High Rupturing Capacity) fuses

HRC fuses are designed to handle high fault currents without exploding or causing damage. These fuses are commonly used in electrical distribution boards, switchgear, and control panels.

Plug top fuses

Plug top fuses are also known as plug fuses or screw-in fuses, and are used in household appliances and small electrical devices. These fuses are inserted into the plug of the device to protect it from overcurrent conditions.

What is the difference between a fuse and a circuit breaker?

A fuse is a small wire or metal strip that melts when it encounters an excessive current, interrupting the flow of electricity and protecting the circuit from damage. Once a fuse blows, it needs to be replaced. However, a circuit breaker is an automatic switch that trips and opens the circuit when it detects an overload or short circuit. Unlike fuses, circuit breakers can be reset after tripping, allowing the circuit to continue to function once the fault is resolved.

How often should fuses be checked or replaced?

It is recommended to inspect fuses regularly to ensure they are in good condition and replace them if they show signs of wear or damage. It is also important to consider that frequent fuse-blowing in a particular circuit may indicate an underlying electrical issue that should be addressed by a qualified electrician.

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