Fuse and MCB

Asked by Anushasen | 6th Sep, 2008, 03:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Fuse is a wire joined in series with a device such that when the excess current flow, it melts and breaks the circuit. Now, MCB stands for miniature circuit breaker.This is a device that automatically 'switches off' the mains current if the current drawn exceeds the upper safe limit.It protects the entir circuit and appliances against short - circuiting.It replaces main fuse.It is more reliable , easy to operate and versatile than ordinary fuses.

Answered by  | 6th Sep, 2008, 06:31: PM

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