Cartridge Fuses

Cartridge fuses are a low cost electrical safety device that is used to protect electrical circuits and appliances. They are cylindrical in shape and have a contact point at each end. Cartridge fuses are typically constructed from ceramic, glass or porcelain.



How do cartridge fuses work?


Cartridge fuses contain a piece of wire that melts when too much current flows through the circuit. When the wire melts, it breaks the circuit which prevents any damage. This is often referred to as burning out or blowing out. Put simply, when a fuse blows, the circuit is broken. Once a fuse has blown, it will need replacing in order to make the circuit complete again, and allow the flow of current.



Different types of cartridge fuse


Most cartridge fuses are general purpose and feature no time delay, however, some heavy duty options will have a time delay features that enables motors to start up.



Why use cartridge fuses?


Cartridge fuses are a relatively cheap way of protecting electrical equipment from short circuits and overcurrent. They are incredibly safe as they do not produce flames, arcs or gas when they burn out and break the circuit. Their speed of operation is also incredibly quick, as they react almost instantly.



What cartridge fuse should you choose?


Cartridge fuses are available in a range of standard current rating variants. When choosing the correct fuse for your application, you should choose a fuse with a nominally higher current rating than the device that it is being used in. This means that if there is a slight, harmless power increase, the fuse will not blow.


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Description Price Current Rating Fuse Size Fuse Speed Voltage Rating Overall Length Diameter Body Material Application Category UL Class Fuse Standard Series
RS Stock No. 395-579
Mfr. Part No.3NC1006
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MYR50.834
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6A 10 x 38mm - 600V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 396-247
Mfr. Part No.3NC1432
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MYR66.75
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32A 14 x 51mm - 690V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 395-799
Mfr. Part No.3NC1020
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MYR50.834
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20A 10 x 38mm - 600V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 395-507
Mfr. Part No.3NC1008
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MYR50.834
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8A 10 x 38mm - 600V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 396-269
Mfr. Part No.3NC1430
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MYR66.75
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30A 14 x 51mm - 690V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 395-812
Mfr. Part No.3NC1032
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MYR50.834
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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32A 10 x 38mm - 600V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 203-2028
Mfr. Part No.3NW6005-1
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MYR22.34
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16A 10 x 38mm Fast Acting Fuse - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 396-231
Mfr. Part No.3NC1425
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MYR66.75
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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25A 14 x 51mm - 690V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 203-2069
Mfr. Part No.3NW6003-4
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MYR62.676
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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10A 10 x 38mm - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 203-2003
Mfr. Part No.3NW6007-1
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MYR22.34
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20A 10 x 38mm Fast Acting Fuse - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 203-2061
Mfr. Part No.3NW6001-1
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MYR22.34
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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6A 10 x 38mm Fast Acting Fuse - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 203-2110
Mfr. Part No.3NW6011-1
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MYR22.34
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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1A 10 x 38mm Fast Acting Fuse - - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 213-1360
Mfr. Part No.3NC2291
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MYR197.46
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100A 22.2 x 58mm - 690V ac - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 396-253
Mfr. Part No.3NC1440
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MYR76.505
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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40A 14 x 51mm - 690V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 203-2029
Mfr. Part No.3NW6012-1
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MYR23.122
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32A 10 x 38mm Fast Acting Fuse - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 395-513
Mfr. Part No.3NC1010
BrandSiemens
MYR50.834
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
10A 10 x 38mm - 600V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 203-2062
Mfr. Part No.3NW6003-1
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MYR20.106
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10A 10 x 38mm Fast Acting Fuse - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 396-304
Mfr. Part No.3NC1402
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MYR54.813
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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2A 14 x 51mm - 660V ac - - - aR - - -
RS Stock No. 203-1985
Mfr. Part No.3NW6005-4
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MYR63.296
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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16A 10 x 38mm - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 396-225
Mfr. Part No.3NC1420
BrandSiemens
MYR66.75
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
20A 14 x 51mm - 690V ac - - - aR - - -