What is a Circuit Breaker?
A circuit breaker is a safety device that is used in an electrical panel. It is an electrical device that is available in a variety of sizes and that monitors and controls the amount of amps that are being sent through the electrical wiring. In the event of a power surge in the electrical wiring, a breaker, which is initially in an "on" state, will go to an "off" state and shut down the electrical power leading from that breaker. This can prevent a fire from starting on an overloaded circuit or prevent the destruction of the device drawing the electricity.
Types of Circuit Breakers
There are many different kinds of circuit breakers. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by Type, Number of Poles, Packaging Type and Rated Current. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common values for Rated Current are 5 amps, 10 amps, 15 amps and 20 amps. We also carry circuit breakers with Rated Current as high as 60 amps. The Number of Poles can be between 1 and 4, with 1 pole and 2 poles being the most common values.
Circuit Breakers from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full circuit breaker selection from several manufacturers when looking for a DC circuit breaker, main circuit breaker, fuse box circuit breaker, 12 volt circuit breaker, resettable circuit breaker, thermal circuit breaker, auto circuit breaker or any types of circuit breakers for residential, commercial, industrial and scientific applications. Simply choose from the circuit breaker technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific circuit breaker application needs.
If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as Altech Corporation, Schurter and TE Connectivity, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your circuit breaker product search results by clicking your preferred circuit breaker brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for Circuit Breakers:
Circuit breakers can be found in:
- Home power
- Power supplies
- Uninterruptible power supplies
- Power tools
- High inrush motors
- Reactive loads
- Medical diagnostic appliances
Choosing the Right Circuit Breaker:
When you are looking for the right circuit breakers, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Rated Current (10 amp, 15 amp, 20 amp, 30 amp, 50 amp, 60 amp,…), Number of Poles (from 1 to 4), Type (Magnetic, Thermal, Thermal Magnetic) and Packaging Type.
You will be able to find the right main circuit breaker, DC circuit breaker, fuse box circuit breaker, thermal circuit breaker, 12 volt circuit breaker, auto circuit breaker, resettable circuit breaker, or any types of circuit breakers for commercial, residential, industrial or scientific applications.
Circuit Breakers in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
We offer customers many of our circuit breaker products in tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you can avoid possible shortages.