Circuit Trips

Circuit trips react to ground faults, short circuits or thermal overload in circuit breakers. A circuit trip opens the circuit in the event of a faulty condition. The trip becomes activated when it senses heat from an overload or high current from a short circuit.

What are the different types of circuit trips?
There are two types of circuit trips: electromechanical and electronic. An electromechanical circuit trip has two moving parts that work together to determine when to open the circuit. The two parts are a current-sensitive device and a thermal-sensitive device. An electric circuit trip is less mechanical as it's a programmable device. It measures and times the current flowing through the circuit breaker, electronically delivering a trip signal when it's needed.

How to choose the right circuit trips
Choosing the right circuit trips depends on the circuit or device you're using it for. There are various features that should be considered when selecting the right circuit trips, such as rated-control voltage and the current rating.

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Description Price Current Rating Range Series For Use With Type Rated Control Voltage
RS Stock No. 825-6194
Mfr. Part No.P2X16230
3 A, 6 A - P2X P2MB Series Shunt Trip 110 → 415 V
RS Stock No. 825-6119
Mfr. Part No.P1X14230
6 A - P1X P1MB Series Undervoltage Release 230 V
RS Stock No. 825-6113
Mfr. Part No.P1X16230
3 A, 6 A - P1X P1MB Series Shunt Trip 110 → 415 V