Bel Fuse releases fast acting fuses for hazardous environments

Fuses for barrier circuits in intrinsic safety applications have been released by Bel Fuse. The Type 0AMA series of 3.0 x 8.4mm fast acting fuses are designed for hazardous environments. They are particularly beneficial for medical and industrial environments, added Bel Fuse.

The 0AMA series of ceramic tube fuses feature a patented design that allows them to withstand surges and excess over-current without blowing out prematurely or failing at higher temperatures. They are fast-acting, said Bel Fuses, with a high interrupting rating of 4000A at 250V AC/DC and can operate in temperatures ranging from -55 to +125 degrees C. 

These fuses are intended for barrier circuits in intrinsic safety applications relating to hazardous locations. Ranging from 40 to 250mA, the 0AMA series provides over-current protection for many applications and they meet all electrical performance specifications for intrinsically safe (EN60079-11) applications. They are also in full compliance with EU Directive 2011/65/EU and amending directive 2015/863. The series also has UL Recognition for the US and Canada.

The series consists of nine models rated for 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200 and 250mA. 

The products are currently available through online distributors Digi-Key and Mouser. 

Bel designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that include circuit protection, connectors, cable assemblies, discrete components, magnetics  and power supplies. 

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