1. How does InFuse work?
InFuse works just as the circuit breakers do in your home. If the line experiences a lightning strike nearby or any other type of power surge, if it is greater than the components of the line can handle, it will break the circuit by “tripping the breaker.” This cuts the current from the line so that the light does not burn up. The breaker can easily be reset to restore current to the line, in this case, by pushing a button at the top of InFuse.
2. What amperages and options are available?
InFuse comes in a wide range of amperages. Our standard amperages are 5, 8, 10, 12, 15 and 20. If you need another size, please call us. We also have two packages right now, a 110V package (1 InFuse and 1 Neutral) and a 220V package (2 InFuse and 1 Neutral). If you have any custom packages, please call us for more options.
3. How does InFuse do in potentially wet locations?
InFuse is currently marine-rated. However, we also have a rubber compound water-repellant boot that can be purchased as well. We have a model to completely encase InFuse and one to encase the Neutral. These boots protect the components from short-term water exposure, to ensure InFuse continues to perform at its best.
4. What is the history of InFuse?
InFuse was created in 2013 by a professional in the industry, who grew tired of all the headaches of ordering and changing out fuses. He envisioned an updated technology that would move streetlights from fuses to circuit breakers, much in the same way it changed in residential wiring. It was developed by industry professionals with over 50 years of experience, and has been adapted by multiple municipalities.
5. How does InFuse translate into cost savings?
For an average city in the Midwest, approximately 83 fuses blow annually for every 1000 of its streetlights. This statistic will be even higher in places like Florida. At a cost of $7.95 per fuse, you would spend $662 to replace fuses in 1000 streetlights every year, or $3972 for this average city’s 6000 streetlights. Switch to InFuse and eliminate the recurring cost of fuses—not to mention the time and safety benefits.
6. How is InFuse easier than fuse assemblies?
InFuse takes 14 seconds to reset once you are in the handhole. Fuse assemblies take over a minute each to change out. Now, if a tech is only changing one, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. What if 100 go out?
That time starts adding up fast! All the tech has to do is push the reset button—versus taking the fuse out of its housing, checking it, and then either putting it back in its housing or changing it out for a new one.
In addition, by reducing the amount of contact a tech has with the unit, the chances of shock or electrocution are drastically reduced, as InFuse leaves no exposed wiring.
To see an installation or comparison video, go to www.infusebreaker.com.