Basis application fuses are constructed in many ways, they come in various sizes and styles. We will now discuss some of the common types.
This type has a cylindrical body, It has two end caps which are made up of metal. At times the end caps in cartridge fuse may be of different sizes. This is done in order to prevent installation at the wrong place.
These are used for low voltage applications.They have a bolted blade or tag terminals inside the assembly. Special tools are required for insertion and removal of the same.
These type of fuse, have replaceable fuse elements. This allows for replacing the element in case of damage. A very viable solution to applications where voltage surge is expected frequently.
These are used in printed circuit boards. They have radial or axial wire leads and are soldered to the printed board.
They are used in high voltage applications, They are generally enclosed in fiberglass and have one end open. In this type, the fuse element is easily replaceable.
As the name suggests, these are where the fuse element is not enclosed in a protective housing. Here the element also acts as a carrier. The control over the flow of current, in this case, is not as efficient as in the case of enclosed fuses. Here the fuse element can be replaced easily.