How does a Shunt Trip Breaker Work?

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A shunt trip breaker isn't as complicated as you might thing. A shunt trip breaker works much like a normal circuit breaker, the only difference is that a shunt trip breaker has an additional function. It has a built in magnetic coil that can energize externally to trip the breaker.
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a shunt-trip breaker has an auxiliary set of contacts that allows the breaker to "trip" based on the contacts it is connected to; this allows the breaker to trip on conditions
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1. Disconnect the power to the circuit where the shunt-trip circuit breaker will be installed. Install the breaker in the panel and wire up the three phases to the three line-side
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The shunt trip coil within the circuit breaker is connected to a shunt lead, extending
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Pretty simply. I'm sure you know that it's nothing more than a tripping device with whatever voltage your applying. When you refer to a microswitch it can be anthing from a pushbutton
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Working similar to a circuit breaker, the shunt trip breaker will trip when it receives power from another source. Normally this source is like when the sprinklers go off in a building, the shunt trip will shut down the power preventing people from getting electrocuted.
A shunt trip breaker works like a regular breaker but in addition to that it trips if a signal is sent to a fire alarm or sprinkler system shutting down electrical equipment before any water from the sprinkler system hits them.
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How a shunt trip breaker works is an external switch is wired in series to an internal breaker. When the external switch is switched it activates or deactivates ...
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