Which material is generally used in a fuse wire?


An alloy of lead and tin as it has a low melting point and a very high resistance.

  • An electrical fuse is a circuit protection device that protects electrical circuits by breaking the connection in the event of a short circuit.
  • Because of its high resistance and low melting, fuse wire is made of Sn (tin) and Pb (lead) alloy.
  • The tin and lead alloy has a eutectic composition of 62 percent tin and 38 percent lead and melts at 183 degrees Celsius.

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