Fellowes Shredder Overheat – Thermal Overload Protection

Fellowes Shredder Overheat – Thermal Overload Protection

Thermal Overload Protection is a safety system used by many paper shredder manufacturers to protect shredder from overheating. This feature is in all Fellowes paper shredders known as Fellowes shredder overheat sensor.

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Duty Cycle

If you are going to buy a paper shredder. You will notice the word called “Duty Cycle”. In the shredding world, Duty Cycle means the recommended amount of time a shredder can shred continuously and after that, the amount of time is required for the motor to cool down, before starting the next shredding cycle or we can call its duty cycle.

How Thermal Overload Protection Works

The thermal overload protection works as a safety switch. If you shred more than the recommended duty cycle and the motor of the shredder gets too warm. This safety feature gets activated and shut down the shredder and forced to cool down the motor to protect from any permanent damage.

Let’s understand with an example, there are two situations in which you shred your papers. First, you shred continuously and the second situation is you shred periodically let’s say over 12 minutes. In both situations, let’s assume that your shredder may have a duty cycle (i.e. continues shredding time) for 5 minutes.

What will happen to the machine in both situations is that paper shredder may stop working after 5 minutes i.e. in the first situation and after 12 minutes in the second situation. This is because of the thermal overload protection feature of the paper shredder. It will force the shredder to stop shedding after the duty cycle. In this way, it will prevent any damage to the motor.

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Our Recommendations

When you start shredding our recommendations is that let the paper shredder cool down as specified for the model, even if it will run for a shorter period of time.

The shorter the cooling time, the shorter the next shredding cycle will be in your shredder machine. Because the motor of your shredder may not have cooled completely.

If you still have an issue and want to know how to fix overheated shredder. Do read this article on how to fix overheated shredder.

When you select the shredder according to your work, make sure you read the duty cycle of that machine. Some of over recommended paper shredder with their respective duty cycles are as follows. Hope you find it useful.

Sr. No. ProductType of ShredderRun Time
1AmazonBasics 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Home Office ShredderCross-Cut8 minutes with a 30-minute cooldown
2Aurora AS420C Desktop-Style Cross-Cut Paper ShredderCross-Cut
3AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Home Office ShredderCross-Cut3 minutes and the power of time is 30-minutes
4AmazonBasics 8-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Paper, CD, and Credit Card ShredderMicro-Cut2 minutes with a 40-minute cooldown
5Aurora AS890C 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut
6Bonsaii DocShred 8-Sheet High-Serurity Micro-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card ShredderMicro-Cut4 minutes with a 40-minute cooldown
7bonsaii DocShred C560-D 6-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut ShredderMicro-Cut3-minute
8Aurora AU870MA High-Security 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper Credit Card ShredderMicro-Cut5 minutes
9Aurora AU650MA High-Security 6-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper Credit Card ShredderMicro-Cut2 minutes with 30-minutes cool down
10Fellowes 450M 9-Sheet Micro-Cut Office Paper ShredderMicro-Cut10 minutes
11Fellowes Powershred 60Cs 10-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut6 minutes
12Fellowes Powershred W11C, 11-Sheet Cross-cut Paper and Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut5 minutes
13Sentinel FX101B 10-Sheet High Security Cross-Cut Paper/Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut2 minutes
14Aurora AU1020MA High-Security 10-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper, CD and Credit Card ShredderMicro-Cut5 minutes
15Fellowes 62MC 10-Sheet Micro-Cut Home and Office Paper ShredderMicro-Cut7 minutes
16Bonsaii Paper Shredder, 240 Minutes Continuous Shredding, 10-Sheet Micro Cut (25/64 inches) Micro-Cut240 minutes
17AmazonBasics 12-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Paper, CD and Credit Card Home Office ShredderMicro-Cut8 minutes and a 45-minute cooldown
18Bonsaii DocShred C156-D 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut5 minutes with a 40-minute cooldown
19Sentinel FM121P 12-Sheet High Security Micro Cut Paper Credit Card Shredder Micro-Cut7 feet per minute
20Bonsaii EverShred Pro 3S16 12-Sheet Heavy Duty Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut60 minute
21Royal 112MX 12-Sheet Cross Cut Shredder Shreds CD's with ConsoleCross-Cut
22Swingline Paper Shredder, Junk Mail, 12 Sheet Capacity, Super Cross-CutCross-Cut4 minutes
23GBC Paper Shredder, 14 Sheet, Super Cross-Cut, Junk Mail, Credit Card, DVDsCross-Cut4 minutes
24Royal HD1400MX 14-sheet 60-minute Run-time Cross-cut ShredderCross-Cut60 minute
25Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Medium, Duty Cross-Cut ShredderCross-Cut20 minute
26Bonsaii EverShred C149-C 18-Sheet Heavy Duty Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut60 minutes with 10-minute power off
27Fellowes 3825001 Powershred 225Ci 100% Jam Proof 22-Sheet Cross-Cut Cross-Cut60 minutes
28Royal 1840MX 18-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper ShredderCross-Cut40 minutes
29Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Paper ShredderCross-Cut30 minutes
30Fellowes Powershred 125Ci 100% Jam Proof 20 -Sheet Cross-Cut Commercial Grade Paper ShredderCross-Cut45 minutes
31Aurora JamFree AU2030XA 20-Sheet Crosscut-Cut Paper / CD / Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut60 minutes
32Boxis AF300 AutoShred 300-Sheet Micro Cut Paper ShredderMicro-Cut20 minutes
33Boxis AF110 AutoShred 110-Sheet Micro Cut Paper ShredderMicro-Cut20 minutes
34Bonsaii Paper Shredder, Super Micro Cut Micro-Cut240 minutes
35Bonsaii 4S23 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder P-5 Security, Thermal ProtectionMicro-Cut120 minutes
36ideal. 2445 High Security Continuous Operation Super Micro Cut Micro-CutNonstop
37Intimus 671154 Model 602SF High Security Paper Shredder Nonstop
38MBM DSH0503L DESTROYIT 4005 Centralized Office ShredderNonstop
39Aurora JamFree AU1235XA 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper / Credit Card ShredderCross-Cut5 minute
40Royal MC14MX 14 Sheet Micro Cut ShredderMicro-Cut
41Bonsaii EverShred 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Heavy Duty Paper ShredderCross-Cut30 minute
42GoECOlife GMC225Pi 22 Sheet Micro-Cut Paper ShredderMicro-Cut20 minutes
43HSM SECURIO AF150 L4 Micro-cut ShredderMicro-Cut45 minutes
44Fellowes AutoMax 550C 550-Sheet Cross-Cut Auto Feed ShredderCross-CutAutomatic and Nonstop
45HSM SECURIO AF300 L4 Micro-cut Shredder with automatic paper feedMicro-CutContinuous

Paper Shredder is a simple tool but you have to understand the mechanism of it. It requires regular maintenance. You can’t use it like purchasing a new shredder and forget the maintenance part of it. If you don’t take care of it regularly, it will make your work difficult when you needed it most.

Some times it will start the motor of the shredder automatically, and you may think what is going on with your shredder. For that issue, you have to fix your paper shredder sensor.

Fellowes paper shredders are ruling in the shredder market. because of its best quality, user-friendly features, a vast variety of different models for different users. It also provides shredder for small scale shredding to large scale shredding machines with many features like autoload, jam-free, silent and most important is most secure cutting.

Fellowes paper shredder makes all kinds of paper shredder like a cross-cut shredder, micro-cut shredder, strip-cut shredders, and Confetti Cut. It allows the cutting papes from 6 sheets to up to  24 sheets all at ones in the shredder.

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