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. 899-1591
Mfr. Part No.2DU10R
BrandAltech
€20.47
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10A 2 - 480Y/277V - R Appliance Circuit, Control Transformers, Power Supplies, Power Supplies and Reactive Loads, Sensitive Electronics, UL1077 Application Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-4625
Mfr. Part No.3C32UM
BrandAltech
€46.06
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32A 3 - 480Y/277V - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, Appliances, Business Equipment, Control Circuit Applications, Lighting, Low Inrush Motors, UL508 Application, Wiring Protection Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1705
Mfr. Part No.2DU60L
BrandAltech
€44.36
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60A 2 - 240V ac - L Heaters and Reactive Loads, High Inrush Motors, Power Supplies, Transformer, UL489 Applications Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-3433
Mfr. Part No.2D16UM
BrandAltech
€41.51
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16A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, Heaters and Reactive Loads, High Inrush Motors, Power Supplies, Transformers, UL508 Application Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1752
Mfr. Part No.2E12UM
BrandAltech
€30.71
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12A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1838
Mfr. Part No.2EU2.5
BrandAltech
€30.71
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2.5A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-4802
Mfr. Part No.3CU3L
BrandAltech
€61.42
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3A 3 - - - L Lighting and Control Circuit Applications, Low Inrush Motors, Receptacles, Resistive Load, UL489 Application, Wiring Protection Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1822
Mfr. Part No.2EU12
BrandAltech
€40.73
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12A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1755
Mfr. Part No.2E13UM
BrandAltech
€30.71
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13A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-3610
Mfr. Part No.2ZU20
BrandAltech
€51.15
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20A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, Components which Fail-Short, Components/Devices with Low Surge Current and Short Circuit Withstand Capabilities, Semiconductors, UL508 Application Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-4681
Mfr. Part No.3C63UL
BrandAltech
€71.65
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63A 3 - 240V ac - UL Lighting and Control Circuit Applications, Low Inrush Motors, Receptacles, Resistive Load, UL489 Application, Wiring Protection Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1907
Mfr. Part No.2G40UM
BrandAltech
€35.31
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40A 2 - - - V-EA - Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1831
Mfr. Part No.2EU16
BrandAltech
€40.73
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16A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1825
Mfr. Part No.2EU075
BrandAltech
€42.12
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750mA 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1667
Mfr. Part No.2DU30R
BrandAltech
€20.47
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30A 2 - 480Y/277V - R Appliance Circuit, Control Transformers, Power Supplies, Power Supplies and Reactive Loads, Sensitive Electronics, UL1077 Application Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-5007
Mfr. Part No.3D40UM
BrandAltech
€52.97
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40A 3 - 480Y/277V - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, Heaters and Reactive Loads, High Inrush Motors, Power Supplies, Transformers, UL508 Application Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1572
Mfr. Part No.2D8UM
BrandAltech
€30.71
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8A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, Heaters and Reactive Loads, High Inrush Motors, Power Supplies, Transformers, UL508 Application Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1673
Mfr. Part No.2DU3L
BrandAltech
€40.94
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3A 2 - - - L Heaters and Reactive Loads, High Inrush Motors, Power Supplies, Transformer, UL489 Applications Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1765
Mfr. Part No.2E2.5UM
BrandAltech
€30.71
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2.5A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -
RS Stock No. 899-1774
Mfr. Part No.2E20UM
BrandAltech
€30.71
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20A 2 - - - V-EA AC Discharge Lamps (Ballast), AC General Use, AC Incandescent Lamps (Tungsten), AC Motor Starting, AC Resistance, Across the Line, High Efficiency Motors, UL508 Application, Which have Exceedingly High Inrush Current Time Delay 10 kA MCCB - - - -