Select your location

Serial Number Verified :
Authenticated:
The product is verified as being authentic; however, this does not guarantee the condition or fit for purpose of the product.

PLN6 xPole Miniature Circuit Breaker

The PLN6 miniature circuit breaker (MCB) is a protective device that’s equipped with both a thermal and an electromagnetic release. The former responds in the event of an overload, while the latter offers protection against short circuits. The 1+N-pole MCB is only 1 HP wide and is available with rated currents from 2 A to 40 A. The switching capacity is 6 kA.

The circuit breaker, which is available with tripping characteristics B and C, is equipped with a red-green contact-position indicator for indicating the device state: green means that the contacts are open, and red that they are closed. 

PLN6 xPole Miniature Circuit Breaker
IEC/EN 60898-1
compliant MCB
Rated currents
up to 40 A
Tripping characteristics
B, C

Core features

  • Premium 1+N pole miniature circuit breaker for residential and non-residential buildings
  • Highly compact – only 1 HP wide
  • Current limiting class (formerly selectivity class) 3
  • Back-up fuse with high selectivity, thanks to low let-through energy
  • Contact position indicator red – green
  • Rated currents up to 40 A
  • Tripping characteristics B, C
  • Rated switching capacity 6 kA according to IEC/EN 60898-1
  • Complies with the insulation coordination requirements (= distance between the contacts ≥ 4 mm)
  • Busbar compatible
  • Lift/claw double terminals at top and bottom
  • For mounting on busbar at top or bottom, as required
  • Guide for secure terminal connection
  • Comprehensive range of accessories, which can also be retrofitted
  • Switch-grip in rated current color

A design that’s standard-compliant and quality-tested

In principle, all Eaton miniature circuit breakers are type-tested and approved in accordance with either IEC/EN 60898-1 or IEC/EN 60947-2. The corresponding test marks are printed on the devices. Circuit breakers that fall within the scope of IEC/EN 60898-1 are primarily intended for use in domestic installations and are designed to be operated by non-experts. IEC/EN 60947-2 applies to circuit breakers in circuits with rated voltages up to 1,000 V AC, or up to 1,500 V DC.

The right MCB for every situation

When selecting the right type of circuit breaker for a particular application, the following three criteria must be taken into account:

1) Current limiting class (= selectivity class)
MCBs are divided into the current limiting (selectivity) classes 1, 2 and 3, which are based on the switch-off time under short-circuit conditions.

2) Rated current
The rated current indicates the current values that a MCB can permanently withstand at an ambient temperature of 30 °C (in residential and commercial applications).

3) Tripping characteristics
Circuit breakers with tripping characteristics B and C are the most common types, as they are the standard in both residential and commercial applications.

The next generation has arrived

Miniature circuit breakers are now among the most common overcurrent protection devices. Traditional fuses are increasingly being replaced by modern circuit breakers that can be switched on again after tripping. Eaton offers premium miniature circuit breakers with different rated currents and tripping characteristics, for residential and commercial applications (xPole series) as well as for industrial applications (xEffect series).

The basic task of MCBs is to protect the cables in low-voltage networks against damage due to overload and short circuits.
How to buy from Eaton
Contact us

Phone +40 21 361 0909