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fuse

verb To join or melt one substance into another.

fuse

(fūz) [L. fusus, poured]
1. A safety device consisting of a strip of wire made from easily meltable metal of predetermined conductance. The metal melts, breaking the circuit when excess current passes through.
2. To unite or blend together, as the coherence of adjacent body structures.
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Voltage Rating: The voltage rating of the fuse must be greater than or equal to the maximum open circuit voltage.
The DC resistance of a fuse generally has a 15 percent tolerance; therefore, in the worst case, the DC resistances of two randomly chosen fuses with the same current rating and from the same manufacturer could differ up to 35 percent (1.
Deciding between fuses and circuit breakers is not an easy decision.
Power management company Eaton recently announced the introduction of its new modular ferrule fuse block products designed for Class CC, 10x38 millimeter (mm) supplemental, photovoltaic and Class H(K), J and R fuses.
These fuses offer 50 percent more protection than any other listed fuse and have many other features that contribute to enhanced safety and reliability as well as a simplified inventory.