Difference between MCB, MCCB, ELCB, and RCCB

Difference between MCB, MCCB, ELCB, and RCCB

Dewa approvals provide professional services and repairs and they also provide better installation of MCB, MCCB,ELCB and RCCB.Here are some differences between MCB, MCCB,ELCB and 

1. MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker) 


  • Rated current not in excess of 100 A.
  • Trip qualities are regularly not customizable. 
  • Thermal or warm attractive activity. 

Air Circuit Breaker


  • Rated current up to 10,000 A. 
  • Trip qualities are regularly completely movable including configurable excursion edges and postponements. 
  • Usually electronically controlled—a few models are microchip controlled. 
  • Often utilized for fundamental force circulation in the huge mechanical plants, where the breakers are organized in draw-out walled in areas for simplicity of the support. 

2. MCCB (Moulded Case Circuit Breaker)


  • Rated current up to 1000 A. 
  • Trip current might be flexible. 
  • Thermal or warm attractive activity. 

Vacuum Circuit Breaker


  • With evaluated current up to 3000 A, 
  • These breakers intrude on the bend in a vacuum bottle. 
  • These can likewise be applied at up to 35,000 V. Vacuum circuit breakers will in general have longer futures between redesign than do air circuit breakers.

RCCB (Residual Current Circuit Breaker)


  • Phase (line) and Neutral the two wires associated through RCD. 
  • It trips the circuit when there is earth flaw current. 
  • The measure of current courses through the stage (line) should return through impartial. 
  • It recognizes by RCD. any jumble between two flows moving through stage and nonpartisan identify by – RCD and excursion the circuit inside 30Miliseconed. 
  • If a house has an earth framework associated with an earth pole and not the primary approaching link, then, at that point it should have all circuits secured by an RCD.
  • RCDs are a very successful type of shock assurance

The most broadly utilized are 30 mA (milliamp) and 100 mA gadgets. A flowing stream of 30 mA (or 0.03 amps) is adequately little that which makes it extremely challenging to get a risky shock. Indeed, even 100 mA is a moderately little figure when contrasted with the current that might stream in an earth issue without such insurance (hundred of amps). A 300/500 mA RCCB might be utilized where just fire insurance is required. eg., on lighting circuits, where the danger of electric shock is little. 

Limitation of RCCB

  • Standard electromechanical RCCBs are intended to work on ordinary stockpile waveforms and can’t be ensured to work where no standard waveforms are produced by loads. The most well-known is the half-wave amended waveform here and there called throbbing dc produced by speed control gadgets, semiconductors, PCs, and even dimmers. 
  • Specially altered RCCBs are accessible which will work on typical ac and throbbing dc. 
  • RCDs don’t offer insurance against current over-burdens: RCDs distinguish a lop-sidedness in the live and unbiased flows. A current over-burden, anyway huge, can’t be distinguished. It is an incessant reason for issues with fledglings to supplant an MCB in a wire box with an RCD. This might be done by trying to expand shock security. On the off chance that a live-impartial flaw happens (a short out, or an over-burden), the RCD will not trip and might be harmed. By and by, the fundamental MCB for the premises will likely out, or the assistance intertwine, so the circumstance is probably not going to prompt fiasco; however it could be badly arranged. 
  • It is currently conceivable to get an MCB and RCD in a solitary unit, called an RCBO (see underneath). Supplanting an MCB with an RCBO of a similar rating is by and large protected. 
  • Nuisance stumbling of RCCB: Sudden changes in electrical burden can cause a little, brief flow stream to earth, particularly in old machines. RCDs are exceptionally delicate and work rapidly; they might well outing when the engine of an old cooler switches off. Some gear is famously ‘cracked’, that is, create a little, consistent current stream to earth. A few sorts of PC hardware, and huge TVs, are generally answered to cause issues. 
  • RCD won’t insure against an attachment outlet being set up with its live and nonpartisan terminals the incorrect way round.  
  • RCD won’t secure against live-unbiased shocks, on the grounds that the flow in the life and nonpartisan is adjusted. So on the off chance that you contact live and unbiased conductors simultaneously (e.g., the two terminals of a light fitting), you might in any case get a terrible shock. 

ELCB (Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker)


• Phase (line), Neutral and Earth wire associated through ELCB. 

• ELCB is working dependent on Earth spillage current. 

• Operating Time of ELCB: 

• The most secure constraint of Current which the Human Body can withstand is 30ma sec. 

• The Body current will be 500/230=460mA. 

• Hence ELCB should be worked in 30maSec/460mA = 0.65msec

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