CIRCUIT PROTECTION


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CIRCUIT PROTECTION
1010604CIRCUIT PROTECTIONMost electrical circuits require some type of protective device that will limit the current and/or voltage. In the home, circuit breakers protect from plugging too many appliances into a single circuit. Without the circuit breaker, the distribution wires would carry too much current, overheat and eventually melt. The combination of arcing and high-temperature metal creates a severe fire hazard. Most of us have heard of a home fire that was caused by an electrical malfunction.In smaller circuits, fuses protect t…
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Brian S. Elliott: Electromechanical Devices & Components Illustrated Sourcebook. CIRCUIT PROTECTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007), AccessEngineering Export