Circuit Breaker: Eaton
Power management company Eaton has released its new BRX miniature circuit breaker. The product aims to will provide design freedom by reducing costs and making installation easier. By implementing the BRX miniature circuit breaker, there is no need for specified upstream breakers, and this allows contractors to use less expensive service modules. Fully rated at 65,000 amperes interrupting capacity (kAIC), Eaton officials claim its 1-in style, two-pole breaker is a market leader for interrupting ratings in a standard-size miniature breaker package.
Intended for residential and commercial multi-tenant applications, Eaton developed the breaker in response to customer specifications. The 65kAIC stand-alone rating simplifies the series rating by using a two-tier rating instead of the industry-standard three-tier rating, which requires additional coordinated upstream breaker of fuse devices. By using 125 amp stacks instead of 200A stacks, one meter can be added per stack. Additionally, the plug-on style of the BRX miniature circuit breaker eases installation compared to bolt-on style molded case breakers.