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ATMN 215 – Mechatronics IICircuit Faults
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• Common Circuit FaultsFault DefinitionOpen Circuit– Overcurrent• OverloadShort Circuit• Electrical ArcShort Circuit FaultFault CurrentBolted vs. ArcingThree PhaseLine to LineLine to Ground
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Common Circuit FaultsFault Definition• Equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit Any abnormal situation in an electrical system in which the electrical current may or may not flow through the intended parts
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Common Circuit FaultsOpen CircuitA break in an electrical circuit that prevents normal current flow A circuit that has been interrupted, typically due to wire breaks or wires detached from devices • Can be:– Intentional: Open switch– Unintentional: Loose contact or open wireNo current flows in the circuit
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Common Circuit FaultsOvercurrentIn electricity supply, overcurrent or excess current is a situation where a larger than intended electrical current
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