Single pole, thermal miniaturised circuit breaker designed for automotive applications. Fits into fuse blocks designed to ISO 8820-3, Type F.
Automatic reset (for DC 12 V only) and open circuit (modified reset to SAE) version optional. Open circuit version ensures contacts staying open as long as power is on. The circuit breaker will reset after the load is removed. Particularly suitable for installation in inaccessible locations.
Current ratings correspond to those of blade fuses. Clear colour coding of the ratings: blade fuse and circuit breaker of the same colour have the same rating.
Meets the requirements of SAE J553.
from 5A until 30A
|Number of poles||
|Typical life||300 operations at 2 x IN|
|Interrupting capacity Icn||
≥ 3 break operations at 150 A, or
≥ 1 break operation at 2,000 A
- Commercial Vehicles
- Watercraft & Vehicles
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