What the difference between a
fuse block and circuit breaker
Fuse blocks are important electrical components intended to protect a payBox electrical device from shorts or power surges. The fuse blocks contains a fuse rated at different amperage values depending upon the electrical device that it is protecting. Upon a sudden voltage spike or short, the fuse will burn out, protecting the affected device.
Changing an fuse is a straightforward operation. Remove the fuse from its mounting location within the fuse block. A new fuse is simply inserted into the fuse block. It is imperative that the same amperage rated fuse is used when changing any blown fuse.
Fuse blocks use fuse rated at 1 amps. This rating coincides with a particular electrical component's ability to withstand damage. The fuse blocks are designed to allow the fuse to blow or burn out before the component can be damaged. Replacing any blown fuse with a fuse of a higher amperage rating could cause irreparable damage to the payBox.
A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by excess current, typically resulting from an overload or short circuit. Its function is to interrupt current flow after a fault is detected.