CIRCUIT-PROTECTION DEVICES


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CIRCUIT-PROTECTION DEVICES
CIRCUIT-PROTECTION DEVICESA common cause of circuit failure is called a short circuit. A short circuit exists when an accidental contact between conductors allows the current to return to the battery through a short, low-resistance path, as shown in Fig. 6-8. One might think of a short circuit as a problem that occurs when the current takes a "short-cut" back to the power source, hence causing an excel current flow. This failure is prevented by making sure that all insulation on the wires is in good condition and strong enough to withstand the voltage of the power source. Furthermore, all wiring should be properly secured with insulated clamps or other devices so that it cannot rub aga…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. CIRCUIT-PROTECTION DEVICES, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export