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Your Peace of Mind | 2020 NEC Revision

How much is your peace of mind worth to know that you are protecting your home from unseen, dangerous electrical surges in addition to complying with the latest National Electric Code (NEC)? Power surges are an issue because they can damage or destroy plugged-in electrical devices. When too much electricity flows through an appliance at… Read more »

Be Safe Using a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

ground fault circuit interrupter

Have you ever considered which is more important – your job or your safety performing the job? You guessed it – your safety is most important. The National Safety Council established June as national safety month. National Fuse Products thought it would be a perfect time to feature one of the more popular circuit interrupters… Read more »

OSHA Required Insulating Gloves

Cementex Insulating Gloves

Insulating gloves are critical PPE (personal protective equipment) for electrical work on or near exposed energized parts. Insulating gloves must be rated for the voltage to which a worker will be exposed (phase to ground or phase to phase) and marked to indicate their rating. OSHA requires that the gloves must be electrically tested at… Read more »

7 Best Fluke Clamp Meters for Industrial Applications

The Fluke high-performance clamp meter with wireless communication, measures very low voltage and very high resistance, plus a VFD low-pass filter for accurate motor drive measurements. National Fuse Products carries a wide variety of Fluke meters. Visit our Fluke product page.

Mersen Solutions for the Wind Industry

Ever wondered how those wind turbines operate efficiently? Mersen, a global expert in electrical power, protection and control, gives you a glance at the improvements that can be made to continuously improve wind turbine component performance and reliability. National Fuse Products is a licensed distributor of Mersen products.

Advantages of Ground Fault Protection at the Point-of-Use

Putting ground fault protection within arm’s reach means easier access for homeowners and fewer callbacks for contractors. Pass & Seymour GFCI receptacle benefits include accessibility & ease of use, simple trouble- shooting, and superior protection. National Fuse Products carries a large inventory of Pass & Seymour products including GFCI receptacles.

What does the “T” and “F” stand for when it comes to fuses?

What the T stands for in fuses

Ever wonder what the “T” stands for when it comes to fuses? If you answered “Timed” – you are correct! Timed is the correct term for a “slow blow fuse” which are often called “time-delay fuses.” There is also a double “TT” rating which denotes very slow blow fuses. Alternatively, “F” stands for “Fast” or… Read more »

A Fuse Is Tripped By Heat, Not Current

fuse tripped by heat

A fuse is not tripped directly by current but rather the current creates heat, and heat trips the fuse. This is known as the “heating effect of electric current.” The amount of heat produced by the flow of current through a fuse wire depends on the following factors: 1-Material of the wire 2-Thickness of wire… Read more »

Fuse vs. Circuit Breaker

fuse vs. circuit breaker

Ever wonder who would win if there was a contest between a fuse and a circuit breaker? When everything is considered – purchase price, maintenance cost, foreseeable service life – a fuse proves to be the winner. Fuses also win out in the maintenance department – where circuit breakers must be checked regularly to make… Read more »