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A circuit breaker is an electromechanical switching device to switch the circuit of a machine or installation on or off. In case of a short circuit or overload the circuit breaker switches off automatically. This protects the installation and the load. The circuit breaker is also used for the safe separation of the installation from the mains for maintenance and changes or for switching machines with limited switching frequency under normal operating conditions. It is differentiated between circuit breakers for motor protection, so-called motor-protective circuit-breakers, with integrated overload monitoring and circuit breakers for starter combinations for mere short-circuit protection.
Industrial use of circuit breakers
Circuit breakers are used in almost all fields of industry. For example:
The screw connection technology allows easy mounting and wiring of the circuit breakers.
Automation24 carries Siemens circuit breakers which are a part of the SIRIUS modular system so that they can be combined with contactors, overload relays and soft starters. The components are available in the two sizes S0 and S00. The operating current with AC -3, 400 V varies according to the switch between 0.2A and 36A. Besides circuit breakers for motor protection e.g. circuit breaker Siemens 3RV2011-0CA10 and for starter combinations such as circuit breaker Siemens 3RV2311-0AC10 the matching accessories are also available.
At Automation24 you find a large selection of circuit breakers at very favourable prices. Select the circuit breaker suitable for your application now!