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Arc Behavior and Confinement in a High-Voltage, High Breaking Capacity Fuse Filler

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2 Author(s)
Saqib, M.A. ; Sch. of Electr. & Inf. Eng., Univ. of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia ; Stokes, A.D.

This paper presents the results of arc investigation for a number of materials when they were used as high breaking capacity (HBC) fuse fillers. Aluminum hydro-oxide, boric acid, zinc oxide, titanium oxide, and boron trioxide have been investigated and their prospects as filling media in high-voltage, high breaking capacity fuses have been explored. The results of these tests are compared with those on silica sand at high currents. This study demonstrates that silica sand is a far superior filler in HBC fuses for heavy current interruption than the compounds tested.

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Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan. 2010

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