What Are Cutler Hammer Circuit Breakers?


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Cutler Hammer circuit breakers protect wires from overheating and faulty currents. These breakers feature handles that indicate whether the breaker is turned on or off as well as the breaker's amper rating.

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Cutler Hammer breakers are manufactured by the Eaton Company. These breakers can be categorized as low voltage, medium voltage, or high voltage. Low voltage Cutler Hammer breakers are designed for commercial, residential and industrial use. Low-voltage circuit breakers use a direct current. Medium- voltage breakers are generally used in switchgear assemblies that are enclosed in metal and may be used indoors or at an outdoors substation. High-voltage breakers are used for high-power transmissions and use protective relays and transformers.

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