Patricia E. Chandler, Eaton Corp.

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Arc Flash & Electrical Safety March 1, 2007

Circuit breaker technology reduces arc flash risk

Circuit breakers have protected electrical circuits since their introduction in 1927. While their function hasn’t changed, today’s circuit breakers are equipped with new technologies to meet safety and reliability goals. Arc flash can be mitigated, ground fault protection is possible, interrupting and current limiting capabilities have increased and communication options are now ava...

By Patricia E. Chandler, Eaton Corp.
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