The terms “Medium Voltage” and “High Voltage” have been used interchangeably by many people to describe fuses operating above 600 volts. Technically speaking, medium voltage fuses are those intended for the voltage range from 2,400 to 38,000 Vac. High voltage fuses are for circuits carrying voltages greater than 38,000 Vac.
E-rated fuses are considered to be general purpose fuses and can be used to protect against low and high values
of fault current. R-rated fuses are designed for back-up protection. They must be used in series with other devices such as motor overload relays in order to achieve both overload and short-circuit protection.
Medium voltage fuses are not intended to provide overload protection in the same sense as fuses rated 600 volts or less. Medium voltage fuse current ratings do not have the same meanings as the ampere ratings of low voltage fuses.
All medium voltage fuses are limited in their ability to interrupt low value overcurrents, especially those between 100% and 200% of the fuse’s continuous current rating. They are designed to carry their rated current without exceeding the temperature rise permitted by NEMA and ANSI standards.
- Power Transformer Protection
- Potential Transformer Protection
- Motor Controller Back-up Protection
- Fused Switches
- Feeder Circuits