The miniature circuit breaker is mainly used for home use and generally only has short-circuit and overload protection. However, it is small in size, low in price, and easy to maintain. It is generally used at home. The maximum cutting capacity does not exceed 10KA.
An MCB or miniature circuit breaker is an electromagnetic device that embodies a complete enclosure in a molded insulating material. The main function of the MCB is to switch the circuit, i.e. automatically turn on the circuit (already connected to it) when the current through it (MCB) exceeds the value it is set to. It can be turned on and off manually like a normal switch if needed.
If it is a C40 type circuit breaker, it is generally suitable for use in home power distribution and lighting circuits, such as for controlling power distribution or lighting connections. If it is a D63 type circuit breaker, it is used to control industrial motors.
If it is a C40 type circuit breaker, its sectional capacity is about 4 to 7 times, while the sectional capacity of a D-type circuit breaker is slightly higher, which can reach between 7 times and 10 times.
The tripping current of the C40 type circuit breaker is 5-10 times the rated current, and the tripping current of the D63 type circuit breaker is 10-14 times the rated current.
Traditional AC miniature circuit breakers are mainly used as short-circuit or over-current protection appliances in power systems with AC 50hz and above. Due to the increasing requirements for power grid security and the rapid development of computer technology in recent years, people have begun to study new intelligent low-voltage switchgear to replace traditional low-voltage circuit breaker products. Among them, intelligent high-voltage vacuum load switch is characterized by its unique function which has been widely used.
With the continuous improvement of industrial automation and the increasing emphasis on environmental protection, people have put forward higher requirements for the reliability and service life of electrical equipment. Therefore, there are many new intelligent components such as miniature circuit breakers and leakage protectors in the intelligent low-voltage power distribution cabinets currently on the market.
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The miniature circuit breaker is also a circuit breaker product with a wide selection and quantity, and its main function is to protect the electrical junction distributor device of the building. It is suitable for overload and short circuit protection of AC 50/60 Hz, rated voltage 230/400 V, rated current up to 63 A, and also can be used for the rare operation and conversion of lines under normal conditions, mainly for industry, commerce, high rise and residential buildings and other places.
The miniature circuit breakers consist of drives, contacts, protective devices (various triggers) and arc extinguishing systems. Its main contacts are manually operated or electrically closed. After closing the main contact, the release mechanism locks the main contact in the closed position. The coil of the overcurrent trigger and the thermocouple of the thermal trigger are connected in series with the main circuit, and the coil of the undervoltage trigger is connected in parallel with the power supply. In case of short circuit or strong overload of the circuit, the anchor of the overcurrent trigger is tightened to release the free trigger, and the main contact disconnects the main circuit. When the circuit is overloaded, the thermocouple of the thermal trigger heats up and bends the bimetal, thereby activating the free release mechanism. In case of undervoltage in the circuit, the anchor of the undervoltage trigger falls off.
1) The installation of the miniature circuit breaker should meet the requirements of GB13955-92 standard and product manual.
2) When installing the miniature circuit breaker, the power supply line, power supply mode, power supply voltage, and grounding type of the system should be fully considered.
3) The rated voltage, rated current, short-circuit shutdown capacity and shut-off time of the miniature circuit breaker shall meet the requirements of the protected power supply line and electrical equipment.
4) The installation and wiring of the miniature circuit breaker should be correct. Special attention should be paid to the wiring of the residual current miniature circuit breaker in single-phase, three-phase three-wire and three-phase four-wire power supply systems of different grid grounding forms.
(1) The arc extinguishing chamber is formed into a polygon;
(2) coating a layer of conductive carbon film on the inner wall of the arc extinguishing chamber;
(3) use graphite as an arc extinguishing agent;
(4) Increase the number of auxiliary contacts, etc.
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There are many classification methods for low voltage circuit breakers. Depending on the type of use, there is a selective type (protective device parameters are adjustable) and a non-selective type (protective device parameters are not adjustable). Depending on the arc extinguishing medium, there are air type and vacuum type.
What is the use value of low voltage circuit breakers?
What parameters should be considered when selecting a low voltage circuit breaker?
What is a low voltage circuit breaker?
low voltage circuit breakers are electrical devices used for switching, controlling or protecting circuits with AC voltage of 1200 V and DC voltage of 1500 V. low voltage circuit breakers are an important part of the electrical industry and basic accessories in the machinery industry. In the power distribution system, low voltage switchgear mainly consists of various low voltage circuit breaker components. The functions and performances of low voltage circuit breakers play a crucial role. More than 80% of the electrical energy generated by power generation plants is distributed and used via low voltage circuit breakers. For each additional 10,000-kW power generation system, approximately 20,000 pieces of different low voltage circuit breakers are required to adjust them. Industrial automation systems also require various control panels, consoles, controllers and other products consisting of low voltage circuit breakers.
The type of circuit breaker includes the number of phases, the number of poles, the rated frequency, the arc extinguishing medium, the closing method and the shutdown method.
2) Rated power of the main circuit:
Main circuit ratings are:
rated operating voltage; rated current; rated short-term switching capacity; Design short-term current resistance.
The rated current of the universal circuit breaker is also divided into the rated current of the main circuit and the rated current of the frame plane.
3) Work system assessed:
The rated load system of low voltage circuit breakers can be divided into two types: 8-hour system and long-term system.
4) Subcircuit parameters:
The auxiliary circuit parameters of low voltage circuit breakers are mainly the characteristic parameters of auxiliary contacts. Universal circuit breakers usually have 3 pair closers and 3 pair openers for signal devices and control circuits; Compact circuit breakers usually have no auxiliary contacts.
low voltage circuit breakers are also called automatic air switches or automatic air circuit breakers or short circuit breakers. It is an electrical device that has both manual switching functions and automatic power failure, undervoltage, overload and short circuit protection. It can be used to distribute electrical energy, rarely start asynchronous motors, protect power supply lines and motors, etc. Its function corresponds to a fuse switch and overheating relay and other combinations. In addition, it is generally not necessary to replace parts after the residual current is interrupted, and it is widely used.
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The miniature circuit breakers are characterized by small size, simple structure and convenient operation. The contact material of the DC miniature circuit breaker is made of copper-based alloy and has been specially treated to reduce the contact resistance and reduce the temperature coefficient.
1.The upper limit of ambient air temperature must not exceed +40℃, the lower limit must not be lower than -5℃, and the average temperature value of 24 hours must not exceed +35℃;
Note 1: If the lower limit is -10 °C or -25 °C, the user must inform the manufacturer when ordering;
Note 2: If the upper limit exceeds +40℃ or the lower limit is below -25℃, the user should negotiate with the manufacturer.
2. The height of the site must not exceed 2000 m;
3. The relative humidity of the atmosphere does not exceed 50% if the ambient air temperature is +40 °C, and at lower temperatures a higher relative humidity is allowed, e.g. 90% at +20 °C. condensation should take appropriate measures;
4. degree of pollution: 2;
5. Installation category: Class II and Class III;
6.The external magnetic field of the installation site should not exceed 5x the earth's magnetic field in any direction;
7. Generally installed vertically, with a tolerance of 2° in each direction;
8.There should be no significant vibration or vibration at the installation site.
The miniature circuit breaker is characterized by advanced structure, reliable performance, strong switching power, beautiful appearance and compact appearance. It is mainly used in places with alternating current 50 Hz or 60 Hz, rated voltage below 400 V and rated operating current below 63 A. It is used for overload and short circuit protection of lighting, distribution lines and equipment in office buildings, residential buildings and similar buildings, and can also be used for the rare on-off operation and conversion of lines. Miniature circuit breakers are mainly used in various places such as industrial, commercial, high-rise and residential buildings.
1. Breakable contact connection. It consists of fixed contacts and movable contacts.
2. Equipment consisting of metal cylinders or insulating cylinders incorporating separable contact connections and arc extinguishing devices and transmissions.
3. The transmission device that drives the contact.
4. Arc extinguishing equipment.
When the miniature circuit breaker breaks the circuit, it uses a mechanical method to separate the moving contact and the fixed contact of the miniature circuit breaker. When closing, the movable contact and the fixed contact are closed by the opposite mechanical movement. During the closing and breaking of the load circuit, an arc is generated between the fixed contact and the movable contact. The arc generated during the opening process is much stronger than during the closing process. If the cut-off current is very large, especially when breaking a short circuit, the arc is very large, and it is often very difficult to disconnect the circuit.
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The miniature circuit breaker is the most widely used terminal protection device in the construction of electrical terminals for power distribution. It is used for single-phase and three-phase short circuit, overload and overvoltage protection under 125 A, including single-pole 1P, two-pole 2P, three-pole 3P and four-pole 4P.
The typical size of the miniature circuit breaker is 18 mm width as module (1 bit, 1 P) and 9 mm as module. Friends should pay attention to their statement when buying to prevent the sizing of the distribution box top. Mistakes. In fact, 9 and 18 can be converted if we use it. Micro-Break has two frame currents 63A and 125A. The 1st position of the microfracture below 63 A is 18 mm, and the 1st position of the 125-frame current is 27 mm.
When a miniature circuit breaker in the distribution box needs to be replaced, it is accidentally jammed in the middle. We can only remove the wire and pull the clip on the bottom of the miniature circuit breaker to separate it from the guide rail. The clip is uncomfortable to pull by hand. Without a slotted screwdriver, it is not easy to lever.
Compact circuit breakers have a current carrying capacity of up to 2000 A. The maximum rated current of miniature circuit breakers is within 125 A.
Due to the capacity difference between the two, in the specific work, the effective area of the Compact circuit breaker is also larger than that of the miniature circuit breaker, and the wires connected to it are also relatively thick, which can reach more than 35 square meters, while the miniature circuit breaker is only suitable for connecting 10-wire below the square. Therefore, in general, for indoor conditions, it is better to choose compact circuit breakers for larger rooms.
When selecting a miniature circuit breaker, the following conditions should be considered:
1) The rated voltage of the miniature circuit breaker should not be less than the rated voltage of the line;
2) The rated current of the miniature circuit breaker and the rated current of the overcurrent trigger are not less than the calculated current of the line;
3) The rated short-circuit switching capacity of the miniature circuit breaker is not less than the maximum short-circuit current in the line;
4) The selection of miniature circuit breakers for power distribution shall take into account the short-term delayed short-circuit on-off capability and the coordination between the delay protection levels;
5) The rated voltage of the miniature circuit breaker's undervoltage trigger is equal to the rated voltage of the line.
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The miniature circuit breaker is installed on the interrupted distribution line to effectively protect the line and electrical equipment and avoid overload operation, resulting in certain safety risks to the line and electrical equipment. From this point of view, miniature circuit breakers have a high application value, and it makes sense to actively research and develop miniature circuit breakers. For more information about information about miniature circuit breaker, please read the following words.
Most miniature circuit breakers are frame structures, and some are assembled with discrete components. Working principle The AC operating power is rectified to obtain DC power to supply the exciter winding of the main contact coil of the miniature power switch for excitation operation; at the same time, the rotor of the miniature motor rotates through the transmission mechanism to drive the anchor, move up and down along the slip ring to close the contacts;
If the load is short-circuited or heavily overloaded, the miniature motor immediately stops rotating; When the load is restored, the miniature motor continues to work.
The miniature circuit breaker uses the thermal expansion of the bimetal sheet to bend the release lever so that the miniature circuit breaker triggers and plays the role of overload protection. There will be a certain time difference in overload protection. When a short circuit occurs, the current flows through the induction coil to create a strong magnetic field that pushes the lever to quickly trigger the miniature circuit breaker.
According to the various protection functions, the trigger can be divided into overcurrent trigger and power failure trigger.
If the line is generally overloaded, although the overload current cannot make the electromagnetic trigger work, the heating element can generate a certain amount of heat, causing the bimetal sheet to bend upwards during heating. Press the lever to release the hook and latch and release the main contact. The head is disconnected and the power supply is cut off.
The current maximum current of the miniature circuit breaker is 125A. Depending on the protection class, it is divided into B, C and D types, and according to the number of poles, it is divided into 1, 2, 3 and 4-poles, which are all models with leakage protection.
compact circuit breakers currently have a maximum current of 1600 A and a maximum rated voltage of 690 V. Depending on the ignition protection type, it is divided into distribution protection and motor protection; according to the number of poles, it is generally divided into 2, 3 and 4 poles; Models with leakage protection The current is below 630A.
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The main components of the low voltage circuit breaker are: contacts, triggers, electrical actuators, energy release electromagnets, rotatable actuation handles, extended handles, handle locks, etc.
Which common low voltage circuit breakers do you know?
How to choose a suitable low voltage circuit breaker?
Why do we need to understand low voltage circuit breakers?
Which common low voltage circuit breakers do you know?
1) Current limit switch
A circuit breaker whose shutdown time is short enough to interrupt before the short-circuit current reaches its expected peak value.
2) Plug-in circuit breaker
A circuit breaker equipped with a plug contact (or contact seat) on the terminal to insert the corresponding static contact seat (or contact) and connect it to the external wire.
3) Circuit breakers for removal
It's some kind of pluggable circuit breaker. There is a special circuit breaker support mechanism during plug-in, which can support the circuit breaker even when the inserted contacts are in the separate position, ensuring a safe isolation distance. Drawer circuit breakers should generally have three positions: connect, test and disconnect.
4) Circuit breaker with fuse
A single electrical device consisting of a circuit breaker and a fuse, each phase being formed in series by a fuse and a pole of the circuit breaker.
5) With self-retaining circuit breaker against switching on
A circuit breaker in which the movable contacts do not conduct current, even if a command to close is given, if the conditions that caused the opening process persist.
6) Open circuit breaker
A circuit breaker that opens and closes in the open air
There are also many models of low voltage circuit breakers on the market. For example, there are dz47, which are small circuit breakers, and z20, including dw15 and so on. Different models have different applications.
When choosing, we should decide according to the current load capacity in the circuit, which type of circuit breaker to choose. You must not choose the wrong one, otherwise the circuit breaker will not play a protective role, but it will pose certain safety risks to our power consumption.
When it comes to the technical parameters of low voltage circuit breakers, most electrical professionals need to be very clear, but when it comes to the importance of the parameters of low voltage circuit breakers, many electrical professionals can be confused. low voltage circuit breakers are an important component of low voltage electrical products in the energy industry. With the further improvement of the degree of automation, the performance and service life requirements of circuit breakers are getting higher and higher, and the reliability of circuit breakers is mainly determined by their actuation mechanism. Reliability. Therefore, it is of great importance and practical value to investigate the reliability and optimal design technology of the low voltage circuit breaker drive.
JIELI Electrical has been active in the low voltage circuit breaker industry for almost twenty years. JIELI Electrical Engaged in research and development, production and supply chain management of MCB, RCCB and related supporting products.