Why our fuses are better than a resettable circuit breaker?
By having both the “Slow blow Fuse” and a resettable “Thermal Cut-out”, Tortech is able to offer double the protection.
The safety fuse provides protection under a short circuit condition and the resettable Thermal cut-out is a safety feature which shuts down the transformer if it is over heated or if there is a sudden increase in temperature.
Once the transformer has cooled it can then be turned back on, the thermal cut-out also allows you to monitor the temperature across the primary windings.
Whereas a conventional circuit breaker only offers protection under a short circuit situation. The Enamel wire on our transformers is double coated and 180degrees C rated to ensure thermal protection.