Bussmann Fuses Supplier/Distributor In Houston Texas

3,000 utility and design patents, with more than 350 global active patents.

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It’s been 100 years since the Bussmann brothers first started producing fuses from the basement of their home. And in that time span, Bussmann has grown from providing fuses for horseless carriages and World War II aircraft, to offering more than 30,000 products. From humble beginnings in St. Louis, Missouri, to a global product and distribution network, the Bussmann name is synonymous with technological innovation. In fact, over the past 100 years, Bussmann products have received more than 3,000 utility and design patents, with more than 350 global active patents. Today, Bussmann products continue to reflect a long-standing tradition of providing fusible circuit protection and electrical safety solutions that help protect equipment and enable reliable, efficient power distribution. And now that Bussmann products are part of Eaton, the industry’s top innovators of fuse technology and circuit breakers have united to provide ultimate leadership in circuit protection. Our legacy of developing innovative products and solutions stems from a team of highly talented industry experts. We couldn’t have secured our position as a leader in circuit protection without our employees, our customers, and our community. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating 100 years of innovation.

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Featured products:

Fuses - high speed

Compact, North American, square body, BS 88 and ferrule high speed fuses

Power Fuses

Clip/hinge and under-oil power fuses for system and asset protection.

Fuses - low voltage UL, CSA branch circuit

Class CC, CF, G, J, K5 and H, L, RK1, RK5 and T, and plug fuses

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History:

1914
Bussmann brothers, Joe, Al, Frank, Lee & Harry founded Bussmann Manufacturing
Non-renewable cartridge fuse is first product manufactured

1915
W Plug fuse introduced

1916
Fuses for horseless carriage produced

1920
Appleton Electric fuse & fuse wire lines acquired

1923
First patents for cartridge fuses awarded
 
1924
Portable electric lamp patent awarded

1929
Bussmann Manufacturing purchased by Max McGraw

1930
Super Lag™ renewable fuse introduced

1934 
Fustat™ Type S plug fuse introduced

1936
Glass tube fuse business of Jefferson Electric Co. purchased

1938
Fusetron® dual-element, time-delay fuse 250 & 600V up to 600A introduced
 
1942
Fuse holders introduced

1943 
First mechanical indicating one-time midget fuse developed for American naval ships

1945 
Patent for glass tube Fusetron® & motor protector fuse awarded

1946 
Special aircraft fuses developed

1952 
Fusetron® fuse with 100,000A IR introduced

1956 
Thomas A. Edison Co. acquired by McGraw Electric to become McGraw-Edison Co.
Limitron® fuse with 200,000A IR introduced

1957 
First product test facility opened in Sauget, IL

1960
Low-Peak® time-delay fuse with 300,000 IR introduced
High voltage fuses introduced

1961
Class L fuse patent awarded

1963 
Sub-miniature fuses introduced

1973 
Bussmann products protect Sears Tower
Small dimension electronic fuses produced for microwave ovens & stereo equipment

1974 
Signal Stat Company purchased for its automotive flashers

1980 
ATC™ fuses patented

1984 
LK NES, Denmark acquired for its high speed square body fuses

1985 
McGraw-Edison purchased by Cooper Industries

1987 
Underwriters Safety Devices acquired for its fuse blocks

1992 
Low-Peak® Class CC fuses introduced

1993 
Brush Fusegear acquired for its British style fuses
Printed Circuit Board Surface-Mount Chip™ Fuse patent awarded 
Paul P. Gubany Center for High Power Technology opened

1997 
Coiltronics, Inc. acquired for magnetics product line

1999 
PowerStor® Supercapacitor product line acquired

2000 
Cooper Bussmann Finger-Safe CUBEFuse®with Class J performance awarded five patents

2006 
Xian Fusegear purchased

2007 
OMNEX and Sure Power acquired

2008 
Compact Circuit Protectors (CCP) awarded 7 patents
Quik-Spec™ Coordination Panelboard awarded 2 patents
ELPRO Technologies wireless acquired 
1000Vdc PV midget fuses introduced

2009 
easyID™ blade fuses introduced
Finger-safe power distribution block introduced

2010 
DIN-Rail SPDs introduced
600Vdc PV fuses introduced

2011 
Compact, global modular fuse holders introduced
1000Vdc PV complete fuse portfolio introduced
Martek Power acquired
Energy efficient Fusetron® introduced

2012 
HPV solar inline fuse holder patent awarded
Modular knifeblade fuse blocks awarded 2 patents
1500Vdc PV fuses introduced
Eaton and Cooper unite

2013 
FC2 and FuseFinder mobile apps introduced
SurgePOD™ HEAVY DUTY & PRO SPDs introduced
CUBEFuse® Safety Switch introduced
Fuses Made Simple™ introduced

2014 
Power distribution fuse blocks introduced
Modular ferrule fuse blocks introduced