Overcurrent Protection: Circuit Breakers and Fuses


Overcurrent protection is a means of preventing electrical fire and shock hazards from occurring in conductors and connected equipment. This is often the last opportunity to protect individuals from serious harm as a result of electric shock or fire. Gain an understanding of the use and application of circuit breakers and fuses as the primary means of overcurrent protection required by the NEC.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define overcurrent protection
  • Describe different types of circuit breakers
  • Identify different types of fuses
  • Explain the proper application of fuses and circuit breakers for protecting conductors and equipment
  • Identify standards requirements for evaluating the construction and performance of fuses and circuit breakers

Target Audience

This course is relevant to multiple roles and levels including but not limited to:

  • Compliance Staff
  • Product Design
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • New Hire Engineers
  • Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) Staff
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Time Requirement


Web-Based 30 minutes $50.00

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