Thermal Magnetic Circuit Breakers

Thermal magnetic circuit breakers are devices that provide protection against overcurrent in circuits. Circuit breakers use an automatically operated electrical switch to disrupt the flow of current when an overload or short circuit is detected. Thermal magnetic circuit breakers do this using an electromagnet and bimetallic strips. 


Circuit breakers provide more sophisticated protection against overcurrent than a simple fuse. Fuses simply burn out and have to be replaced, whereas circuit breakers just need to be reset.


How do thermal magnetic circuit breakers work?

In thermal magnetic circuit breakers, there are two ways the flow of current might be detected and disrupted. In the event of a short circuit, the electromagnet rapidly trips the switch. If the overload is smaller, over a longer period of time, the bimetallic strips will instead eventually react to trip the switch. 


What are thermal magnetic circuit breakers used for?

Thermal magnetic circuit breakers are most often used in distribution boards. They make up part of the subsidiary circuits in the broader electrical supply system, protecting against overcurrent.


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RS Stock No. 729-2764
Mfr. Part No.2-5700-IG2-P10-DD-000040-16A
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10A 1 - 32 V dc, 250 V ac - W28 - - 1000 A - - - - -
RS Stock No. 406-9491
Mfr. Part No.2-5700-IG1-P10-DD-000040-25A
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$27.54
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RS Stock No. 782-7972
Mfr. Part No.W58-XB1A4A-1
$11.30
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1A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.66in W58 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7969
Mfr. Part No.W54-XB1A4A10-10
$4.50
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10A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W54 - - - - - - - -
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$572.06
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- 3 TeSys 690V ac 55mm GV3 - - 5 kA - - - - -
RS Stock No. 170-3791
Mfr. Part No.0712275
$21.745
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6A 1 - 65 V dc, 250 V ac 8.2mm TCP 6A - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0915
Mfr. Part No.W58-XB1A4A-5
$7.65
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5A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.66in W58 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 416-972
Mfr. Part No.1110-F112-P1M1-3A
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$56.85
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3A 1 - - 19mm 1110 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0927
Mfr. Part No.W58-XB1A4A-7
$8.59
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7A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.66in W58 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 801-6918
Mfr. Part No.0712275
$22.71
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6A 1 - 65 V dc, 250 V ac 8.2mm TCP 6A - - - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.106-P30-000040-4A
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$21.06
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4A 1 - - 19mm 106-P30 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 312-3780
Mfr. Part No.GB2DB07
$73.79
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2A 2 - 277 V ac, 415 V ac 30mm GB2 - - 1 (dc) kA, 15 (ac) kA - - - - -
RS Stock No. 312-3730
Mfr. Part No.GB2CB21
$86.12
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16A 1 - 277 V ac, 415 V ac 15mm GB2 - - 1.5 kA - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.W31-X2M1G-30
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30A 1 - 50 V dc, 240 V ac 0.69in W31 - - - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.1658-G21-02-P10-15A
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$8.09
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15A 1 - - 32mm 1658 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 405-9113
Mfr. Part No.2-5700-IG1-P10-DD-000040-1A
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$31.16
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