# At what current does MCB trip?

## At what current does MCB trip?

MCBs with this class characteristics trips instantaneously whenever the current flowing through it rates between 10.1 to 20 times its rated current. MCBs in this class are recommended for use in inductive and motor loads with high starting currents.

How many curves are there in MCB?

There are several types of MCB curves that manufacturers provide for applying circuit protection in different applications. The most common curves are B, C, and D. One MCB manufacturer also produces a K and Z curve. B curve breakers: Trip between 3-5 times rated current in a short circuit situation.

### How long does a MCB take to trip?

B Type MCBs trip between 3 and 5 times full load current, so a 6amp MCB with a B curve will trip between 18a and 30a, depending on how long the over-current lasts, but roughly between 10 and 8 seconds.

Does MCB protect from electric shock?

The MCB protects the RCCB from over-current and short-circuits current. The combination of these two devices provides a very effective form of protection from electric shock, and it is widely used for protection against a leakage current of about 30,100 and 200mA.

## Can you use Type C MCB in domestic?

Type C MCBs take longer to trip than type B. They are genrally used for inductive loads such as motors, and discharge lighting where there are high start-up currents. For a domestic consumer unit, most of the MCBs will be (and should be) type B. Domestic exceptions are rare.

What does the trip curve of a MCB mean?

MCB (Miniature circuit breaker) is a re-settable device designed to protect a circuit from short circuits and overcurrents. The trip curve of an MCB’s (B, C, D, K and Z curves) tell us about the trip current rating of Miniature Circuit breakers.

### What’s the minimum current for a MCB to trip?

Trip current rating is the minimum current at which the MCB will trip instantaneously. It is required that the trip current must persist for 0.1s. Table of contents

How often does a Class B MCB trip?

It trips as soon as the current rises between 5 to 10 times its rated current. Class B MCBs are used in the protection of electronics devices such as PLC, DC power supplies etc. in control panels. It trips as soon as the current rises between 3 to 5 times its rated current.

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