Simply not true! Although the fuse is an established technology, it is continuously evolving. Fuse manufacturers launch new fuse products every year. In fact, fuses are designed into many devices today, from the electricity feed into your home, to smartphones, to DVD players and computers.
No as fuses have very few moving parts and are sealed units, they have a total service life many times longer than circuit breakers.
Not true! In the event of a short circuit an MCCB could be damaged by the arc flash and may need replacing at a significant cost and therefore can be more inconvenient than a fuse.
Not true! Fuses operate much faster than circuit breakers when clearing short-circuit faults, limiting arc flash, hence offering safer protection.
Not true! MCCB’s are expensive compared to the equivalent fuse, hence fuses are a more cost effective solution.