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Circuit breakers are the “ﬁnal control elements” of the electric power industry, akin to control valves in the process industries. They are strictly on/oﬀ devices, used to make and break connections under load in power systems. Circuit breakers automatically open when dangerous circuit conditions are detected. Some low-voltage circuit breakers are strictly local-controlled devices, but larger circuit breakers (especially medium- and high-voltage units) may also be operated remotely by electrical signals.
In the United States, the term “low voltage” with reference to power circuits usually refers to circuits of 600 volt or less potential.