The advantages and disadvantages of each option, and how to choose the best one for your application.  
InControl Issue 5

Manual motor protectors or fuses:
Which best protects motor drives?
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How to choose
For most people, fuses are the default protection method when it comes to branch circuit protection for the inputs to motor drives.  However, in certain applications, manual motor protectors could have many advantages over fuses.  

This white paper walks you through the advantages and disadvantages or each option, and how to choose the best one for your application.  
Manual motor starters
A complete motor protection concept
Manual motor starters are electromechanical protection devices for the main circuit that can be used to switch motors manually ON/OFF and to provide fuse-less protection against short-circuit, overload and phase failures. Fuse-less protection saves costs, space and ensures a quick reaction under short-circuit condition by switching off the motor within milliseconds.  Starter combinations are setup together with contactors.  
Fuse holders for any industrial application
Find out about ABB’s wide range of fuse holders that have designed for efficiency and safety and include advanced technical features that make everyday installations fast and flexible.  
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