Short-circuit and overload protection devices are both going to protect your motor circuit from excess current but in very different ways. Often times people tend to misuse the term ‘short-circuit’ to describe any electrical malfunction, regardless of what the actual problem may be. So it’s important to understand the difference between short-circuit protection and overload protection in order to make an informed decision about the solution that’s right for you.
In part 2 of this video topic, Scott Hovermale, Industrial Control Product Manager, offers some perspective on the importance of choosing the correct devices for your application.
(watch part 1 HERE for an overview of this topic)
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