Electric Fuses, 4th Edition
Fundamentals and new applications
Fuses are designed to operate when over-currents, large and small, occur within electrical equipment; they thus interrupt the flow of current, preventing damage. They are needed for various power electric systems, for stationary and automotive applications, as well as power grid components like PV systems and distribution lines. Different types of equipment and voltages require special fuses, and their behaviour must be understood to guarantee correct choice and safe operation.
For the 3rd edition in 2004, Wright and Newbery's classic had been revised to include pre-arcing and arcing behaviour, retrofitting of fuses, chip and automotive fuses, and insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) protection. Edition 4 includes updates on standards and new applications. Data, standards descriptions and many illustrations have been revised and updated. Chapters cover pre-arcing and arcing behaviour of cartridge fuselinks, constructions and types of low-and high-voltage fuses as well as miniature, plug and other small fuses, various applications, standards, manufacture, quality assurance and inspection.
This reference is indispensable for researchers involved with power electric equipment, grids and motors, and experts engaged in fuse development, design and production.
About the Author
Nigel P.M. Nurse was a senior engineer at Eaton Electrical Products Ltd, UK. He has been involved in the fuse link industry since 1976. Nigel worked closely with Gordon Newbery for much of his career, and his thesis was supervised by the late Prof. A. Wright. Nigel has been directly involved with the design, manufacture and applications of fuse links for over 40 years and is a co-author or author of a number of papers.
Arthur Wright was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Nottingham. His specific expertise was in the fields of protective relaying and fuses.
P. Gordon Newbery was involved with the fuse industry for over 40 years. He was technical director for Brush/Hawker Fusegear and subsequently for the Bussmann Division of Cooper Industries in Europe and was involved with fuse standards in British and international committees.