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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Description Price Current Rating Number of Poles Range Voltage Rating Width Series Application Break Time Breaking Capacity at Maximum Voltage Rating Circuit Breaker Type Mounting Hole Diameter Mounting Hole Length Mounting Hole Size Mounting Hole Width
RS Stock No. 782-0902
Mfr. Part No.W58-XB1A4A-15
£4.05
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15A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.66in W58 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0867
Mfr. Part No.W57-XB7A4A10-10
£1.27
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10A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W57 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 167-5677
Mfr. Part No.W28-XQ1A-10
£2.17
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10A 1 - 32 V dc, 250 V ac - W28 - - 1000 A - - - - -
RS Stock No. 170-9405
Mfr. Part No.W28-XQ1A-10
£1.97
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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10A 1 - 32 V dc, 250 V ac - W28 - - 1000 A - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0911
Mfr. Part No.W28-XQ1A-3
£1.89
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3A 1 - 32 V dc, 250 V ac 0.76in W28 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0892
Mfr. Part No.W58-XB1A4A-10
£3.37
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10A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.66in W58 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7969
Mfr. Part No.W54-XB1A4A10-10
£2.78
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10A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W54 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0915
Mfr. Part No.W58-XB1A4A-5
£4.19
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5A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.66in W58 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-6565
Mfr. Part No.W28-XT1A-15
£3.02
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15A 1 - 32 V dc, 250 V ac 0.76in W28 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7922
Mfr. Part No.W57-XB1A7A10-15
£2.93
Each
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15A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W57 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7972
Mfr. Part No.W58-XB1A4A-1
£7.06
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1A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.66in W58 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7975
Mfr. Part No.W54-XB1A4A10-15
£3.09
Each
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15A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W54 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-6571
Mfr. Part No.W28-XQ1A-16
£2.19
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16A 1 - 32 V dc, 250 V ac 0.76in W28 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0921
Mfr. Part No.W28-XQ1A-7
£2.95
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7A 1 - 32 V dc, 250 V ac 0.76in W28 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7931
Mfr. Part No.W57-XB7A4A10-15
£1.99
Each
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15A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W57 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-0860
Mfr. Part No.W23-X1A1G-15
£15.54
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15A 1 - 50 V dc, 250 V ac 0.69in W23 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7821
Mfr. Part No.W57-XB1A7A10-5
£2.64
Each
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5A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W57 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-8035
Mfr. Part No.W54-XB1A4A10-5
£2.78
Each
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5A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W54 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-7938
Mfr. Part No.W57-XB7A4A10-5
£2.14
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5A 1 - 250V ac 0.575in W57 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 782-6575
Mfr. Part No.W33-S4B1Q-15
£22.04
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15A 2 - 120V ac 21.59mm W33 - - - - - - - -