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Fuseology

Cooper Bussmann Branch Circuit, Low Voltage Power Distribution Fuses
Classes of Fuses
Safety is the industry mandate. However, proper selection, overall functional performance and reliability of a product are factors which are not within the basic scope of listing agency activities. In order to develop their safety test procedures, listing agencies develop basic performance and physical specifications or standards for a product. In the case of fuses, these standards have culminated in the establishment of distinct classes of low-voltage (600 volts or less) fuses, Classes RK1, RK5, G, L, T, J, H and CC being the more important. The fact that a particular type of fuse has, for instance, a classification of RK1, does not signify that it has the identical function or performance characteristics as other RK1 fuses. In fact, the Limitron non-time-delay fuse and the LowPeak dual-element, time-delay fuse are both classified as RK1. Substantial difference in these two RK1 fuses usually require considerable difference in sizing. Dimensional specifications of each class of fuse does serve as a uniform standard.

The illustration above shows Class R type fuse rejection clips, which accept only the Class R rejection type fuses.

Branch-Circuit Listed Fuses
Branch-circuit listed fuses are designed to prevent the installation of fuses that cannot provide a comparable level of protection for equipment. The characteristics of branch-circuit fuses are:
1. They must have a minimum interrupting rating of 10,000A. 2. They must have a minimum voltage rating of 125V. 3. They must be size rejecting such that a fuse of a lower voltage rating cannot be installed in the circuit. 4. They must be size rejecting such that a fuse with a current rating higher than the fuse holder rating cannot be installed.

Class R Fuses
Class R (“R” for rejection) fuses are high performance, 1⁄10 to 600A units, 250V and 600V, having a high degree of current-limitation and a short-circuit interrupting rating of up to 300,000A (RMS symmetrical). Cooper Bussmann Class R’s include Classes RK1 Low-Peak and Limitron fuses, and RK5 Fusetron fuses. They have replaced Cooper Bussmann K1 Low-Peak and Limitron fuses and K5 Fusetron fuses. These fuses are identical, with the exception of a modification in the mounting configuration called a “rejection feature”. This feature permits Class R to be mounted in rejection type fuseclips. “R” type fuseclips prevent older type Class H, ONE-TIME and RENEWABLE fuses from being installed. Since Class H fuses are not currentlimiting and are recognized by regulatory agencies as having only a 10,000A interrupting rating, serious damage could result if a Class R fuse were replaced by a Class H fuse. The use of Class R fuse holders is thus an important safeguard. The application of Class R fuses in such equipment as disconnect switches permits the equipment to have a high short-circuit current rating. NEC® 110.9 requires that protective devices have adequate capacity to interrupt short-circuit currents. NEC® 240.60(B) requires fuse holders for current-limiting fuses to reject non-current-limiting type fuses.

In the above illustration, the fuse on the right has a grooved ring in one ferrule, providing the rejection feature of the Class R fuse in contrast to the lower interrupting rating, non-rejection type.

Cooper Bussmann high performance fuses are used in tens of thousands of industrial plants, commercial buildings, and homes throughout the world.

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000AIR ac.delay. 1020 For Data Sheets: www. The indicator is either black or white.000AIR). 1⁄10 to 600A. 1007 Fusetron® (Dual-Element. 300. can be used to replace Class H. UL File #E56412.000AIR). 1009 CUBEFuse™ (Dual-Element. back-up overload. 300. 1 to 600A (300Vdc 100.Fuseology Cooper Bussmann Branch Circuit. 50. 1004 Good Proven Technology Low-Peak fuses offer the same replacement fuse indication technology that ’s proven itself on the Cooper Bussmann CUBEFuse™ fuse and fuse holder system. They can physically and electrically replace Class H. 3-15A (150Vdc 20. CSA File #53787. It’s the most reliable technology on the market today. Size of upstream fuse need only be twice that of downstream Low-Peak fuses (2:1 ratio). better selective coordination against blackouts. STD 248-8 Class J Performance UL Guide # JFHR.000AIR). Provide the very high degree of short circuit limitation of Limitron fuses plus the overload protection of Fusetron fuses in all types of circuits and loads. Easily selectively coordinated for blackout protection. (300VDC – 100. no in between coloring so no secondguessing whether to replace the fuse or not. Current-Limiting. The TCF provides open fuse indication and is 35mm DIN rail and panel mountable. CSA Class #1422-02. UL File #E4273. 601 to 6000A. Thus. CSA Class #1422-02. Data Sheet No.000AIR ac. Data Sheet No. without overfusing or any sacrifice of short-circuit current limitation (component protection). T and R fuses. 1 to 100A. Fusetron fuses are not as fast-acting on short circuits as Low-Peak fuses and therefore cannot give as high a degree of component short circuit protection. protect circuit breakers with low interrupting rating as well as provide excellent overall protection of circuits and loads. CSA File #53787. Fusetron fuses permit the use of smaller size and less costly switches. 6012000A (300Vdc 100. Low-Peak fuses can reduce bus bracing. Low-Peak (Time-Delay) KRP-C_SP (600Vac). and a greater degree of current-limitation (component protection). 65-600A (250Vdc. 50. STD 248-12 Class RK1 LPN-RK_SP 0-60A (125Vdc.000AIR). offering overload. Current-Limiting. Limitron fuses can only provide short circuit protection). 20. 200. permitting them to pass temporary overloads. 1017. K1..000AIR ac. Fusetron fuses fit rejection type fuse holders and can also be installed in holders for Class H fuses. 1 to 600A. Current-Limiting STD 248-10 Class L UL Guide #JFHR. 200. 200. Data Sheet No. 1003.a compact. Can be closely sized to full-load motor currents for reliable motor overload protection. 50. 1001.000AIR) UL Guide #JFHR. (In such circuits.000AIR ac. as well as backup protection.000AIR).000AIR ac High performance. STD 248-4 Class CC UL Guide #JDDZ. * Indication available on Cooper Bussmann LPJ_SPI. 300. Data Sheet No. CSA Class #1422-02. TimeDelay) FRS-R (600Vac). and other Class RK5 fuses. CSA File #53787.com Low-Peak (Time-Delay) LP-CC (600Vac). 9000 Low-Peak (Dual-Element. K5. etc.000AIR ac The all-purpose fuse for both overload and short circuit protection of high capacity systems (mains and large feeders). 20. Data Sheet No. 1002. CSA File #53787 Time-delay affords the same excellent overload protection as Low-Peak fuses of motors and other type loads and circuits having temporary inrush currents such as those caused by transformers and solenoids. 200. The combination use of 1⁄10 to 600A Low-Peak dualelement time-delay fuses and 601 to 6000A KRP-C LowPeak fuses is recommended as a total system specification. 1⁄2 to 30A Current-Limiting 200. CSA File #53787 The Cooper Bussmann Low-Peak Class CC fuse (LP-CC) was developed specifically for a growing need in the industry .000AIR) TCF fuses meet UL Class J Time-Delay electrical performance requirements. Time-Delay) TCF (600Vac).000AIR ac. FRN-R (250Vac). RK5 or other RK1 fuses. and short circuit protection. 1018. time-delay fuses pass harmless surge currents of motors. 20-30A (300Vdc 20. CSA Class #1422-02. Data Sheet No.000AIR). UL File #E4273.000AIR ac. CSA Class #1422-02.000AIR). Satisfies requirements of IEC 60529 for IP-20 finger safe rating and provides TYPE 2 “no damage” protection for motor starters when sized properly.000AIR). TimeDelay) LPS-RK_SP (600Vac). LPN-RK_SPI Replace (250V) and LPS-RK_SPI (600V). Unlike fast-acting fuses. UL Listed Special Purpose Fuse.000AIR ac Space saving LPJ fuses have the advantage of time. 1006. TimeDelay) LPJ_SP (600Vac). Current-Limiting. LPN-RK_SP (250Vac). Low-Peak fuses are rejection type but also fit non-rejection type fuse holders.000AIR ac. space saving branch circuit fuse for motor circuits.cooperbussmann.25A (300Vdc 20. UL File # E56412. FRS-R 0-600A (300Vdc. CSA File #53787. Ideal for IEC starter protection. UL File #E56412. UL File #E56412. 1023 ©2005 Cooper Bussmann 15 . Power Distribution Fuses Low-Peak® Fuses* Now Offer Indication That's As Clear As Black And White Low-Peak current-limiting fuses offer optional permanent replacement fuse indication. FRN-R 0-600A (125Vdc.000AIR). 200. 1⁄10 to 600A. LPS-RK_SP 0-600A (300Vdc. transformers. CC. CSA Class #1422-02.000AIR). 1019. Close sizing permits the use of smaller and more economical switches (and fuses). 1⁄2 -2. Like the Low-Peak fuse. It is the world’s first finger-safe fuse with the smallest installed footprint of any power class fuse including Class J. 300. Low-Peak (Dual-Element. K5. (300Vdc – 100. Current-Limiting STD 248-12 Class RK5 UL Guide #JDDZ. STD 248-8 Class J UL Guide #JFHR. 1008. Time-delay (minimum of four seconds at five times amp rating) for close sizing. all-purpose fuses.

JKS & DFJ — 600V Amp Range 1-30 35-60 65-100 110-200 225-400 450-600 A 2.88 (200.8) B 0.75 (19.8) 450-600 10.53 (13.56 (14.6) 1.38 (60.6) 2.13 (28.13 (181.50 (63.00 (152.0) 1.2) B 0.38 (339.16 (54.9) 3.00 (101.22 (56.1) 7.5) H — — 0.00 (76.5) 2.2) 0.0) 0.6) D — — 0.3) C — — 2.0) 0.2) 9.38 (263.00 (50.60 (66.13 (181.84 (46.2) 1.in (mm) T-Tron Fuses JJN — 300V Amp Range 1-30 35-60 70-100 110-200 225-400 450-600 601-800 801-1200 Amp Range 1-30 35-60 70-100 110-200 225-400 450-600 601-800 A 0.6) 9.0) F — — 0.8) 0.2) 1.2) 13.0) 8.44 (61.25 (6.0) 1.63 (15.86 (21.0) Fusetron — (FRN-R & FRS-R) & Limitron — (KTN-R & KTS-R) Amp 250V 600V Range A B A B 70-100 5.5) Low-Peak — (LPN-RK & LPS-RK) Amp 250V 600V Range A B A B 70-100 5.3) 2.63 (25.66 (42.1) 1.4) 0.63 (244.2) 0.13 (28.3) 0.25 (133.4) 1.1) 3.38 (60.1) 0.12 (54.81 (20.75 (146.6) B 35-60 3 (76.75 (28.6) 1.62 (41.7) 1.0) 1.28 (7.38 (60.03 (51.3) 1.66 (42.3) I — — 0.6) JJS — 600V 20 ©2005 Cooper Bussmann .6) E 0.5) 11.16 (29.in (mm) Low-Peak.4) 0.75 (109.56 (38.2) Class T .88 (22.6) 1.3) 2.2) 2.51 (38.6) 1.6) 1.in (mm) LP-CC.4) 2.5) 2.06 (52.63 (66.81 (39.81 (20.63 (295.2) 1.53 (13.50 (14.88 (22.52 (38.88 (73.64 (41.41 (10. Limitron and Drive Fuses LPJ.00 (50.0) C — — 3.4) 0.00 (25.25 (22.84( 21.2) 1.59 (65.88 (22.4) D — — 1.4) 2.9) 1.96 (75.6) 2.2) B 225-400 8.5) 0.2) 0.2) 2.1) 0.38 (34.8) 2.2) 3. RK1 and RK5 fuses relating to dimensional compatibility.63 (92.41 (10.3) 1.17 (80.2) 1.3) 5.81 (20.8) 1.38 (339.3) 4.5) B 0.36 (59.Fuseology Branch Circuit Fuse Dimensions Class CC .38 (111.63 (117.87 (47.06 (27.0) 1.63 (219.38 (263.56 (14.5) 2.00 (92.8) 13.19 (4.88 (22.8) 2.95 (19.98 (31.25 (31.7) B 225-400 8. Ferrule Styles Amp 250V 600V A Range A B A B 1 ⁄10-30 2 (50. NOTE: These fuses can be used to replace existing Class H.33 (44.8) 0.5) 5.7) 4..88 (149.34 (34.1) 1.56 (14.0) A 110-200 7.5) 7.8) G — — 0.84 (21.1) 0.6) 1.38 (85.6) 2.72 (18.06 (26.3) 0.69 (42.4) 0.13 (79.25 (57.88 (149.89 (22.88 (73.78 (45.88 (82.2) 1.84 (46.5 (139.7) 2.in (mm) Basic dimensions are same as Class H (formerly NEC) One-Time (NON & NOS) and Superlag Renewable RES & REN fuses.0 (127.3) 0.5) 2.6) 5.5) 1.1) 2.9) 1.66 (42.63 (295.28 (7.7) 0.1) 2.75 (69.53 (64.12 (181.8) 3.3) 6.5) CLASS RK1 & RK5 .08 (27.0) 3.56 (39.7) 1.7) 0.1) 4.88 (47.75 (44.16 (29.3) 11.1) 1.7) 1.1) 2.4) D — — 2.9) 7.6) A 1.63 (219.40 (10.4) 3.00 (203.9) 2.8) 4.38 (9.1) 5.72 (69.9) C — — 1.7) 3.00 (25.1) 0.75 (75.2) 0.5) 450-600 10.13 (3.8) 0.06 (77.6) 2.5) 1.2) 0.0) 1.63 (244.63 (41.88 (200.7) 3.5) A 110-200 7.56 (20.4) 1.2) 2.25 (101.73 (44.50 (12.9) 1. FNQ-R & KTK-R Class J Dimensions .06 (27.11 (53.9) 2.56 (39.59 (65.