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I would like to say, the lv fuse’s breaking capacity can be significantly increased and current-limitation achieved by means of a granular filler (usually quartz sand) embedding the fuse element. Some fuses have indicators or strikers, tripped by the recovery voltage, to indicate whether the fuse has operated and to allow for easier detection of faulted circuits.
Although the basic design of fuses has not changed much in many years, the evolving engineering methods and modern materials sciences assist to keep improving the performance of fuses.