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What is a Shunt Trip MX used for?

A Shunt Trip coil is used to remotely trip a circuit breaker and some switch disconnectors.

Schneider Electric uses the abbreviation MX for Shunt Trip coils.

A Shunt Trip coil has to have a voltage applied to it to trip the device.

An example of an application for a Shunt Trip would be for load shedding.

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