What is a circuit protection device? A weak link of an electrical circuit will be broken in the event of a fault if that includes high temperature, excessive current, or even a short circuit in a conductor, thus protecting the electrical circuit it's part from damage.
What are common types of circuit protectors? Fuses Electromechanical Blow
Where are circuit protection devices used? Circuit protection devices are commonly used on high-frequency lines such as telecommunications equipment and can also be used for industrial and consumer electronics such as surge protectors and alarm systems. Their applications include: I-circuits Supplies Medical electronics The common type of circuit protections are used in fuses. Fuses can be broken down into three convenient categories, including fast-blow, slow-blow, and semiconductor. Each fuse responds to fault currents in different ways.