Short Circuit Detection — WSU

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Short Circuit Detection Short Circuits and Detection Short Circuits A short circuit is an unwanted current path. A short circuit to ground . A short to ground before the electrical load in the circuit will usually blow the fuse protecting the circuit. A short to ground after the electrical load in the circuit will usually cause the electrical load to turn on and stay on as long as there is power in the circuit. A short circuit power. A short to power before the electrical load in the circuit usually will not do anything, there is power there anyway. A short to power after the electrical load in the circuit will usually cause the electrical load to either: Turn off because of opposing voltages on both sides of the load. Blow the fuse of the circuit that it is shorted to. Short Circuit Detection Circuit breakers can be used to replace a blown fuse while attempting to locate a short circuit. Always use the same current rating circuit breaker as the fuse to be replaced. A fuse blows and a circuit breaker will open when there is too high of current (too low of resistance) in the circuit. The
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