Difference between Circuit Breaker and Fuse

Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Circuit Breaker and Fuse. Comparison and Differences.

Differences between Circuit Breaker and Fuse

S.No. Basis of difference Circuit Breaker Fuse
1 Functioning Circuit Breaker performs interruption function only. The detection of fault is made by relay system. Fuse performs both detection and interruption functions.
2 Operation Requires elaborate equipment (i.e. relays) for automatic action. Inherently completely automatic
3 Operation Time Takes 0.1 to 0.2 sec approximately. Very small time 0.002 sec approx.
4 Breaking Capacity Very large Small
5 Replacement No replacement of device is required after the operation. Replacement of device is required after every operation


Difference between Fuse vs Circuit Breaker

Circuit Breaker vs Fuse

Differences between Fuse vs Circuit Breaker

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