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What is the difference between a shunt trip and an undervoltage trip?

Issue:
How are shunt trips and undervoltage releases different?

Product Line:
Molded Case Circuit Breakers

Environment:
Circuit Breaker Accessories

Resolution:
The shunt trip causes a breaker to open when a control voltage is applied to the shunt trip coil. The undervoltage (UV) trip cause the breaker to open when a control voltage is removed from the UV coil.
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