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short circuit

  • n  accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
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  • FBI's TWA 800 investigator denies cover-up
    Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom calls a documentary suggesting missiles shot down TWA Flight 800 "preposterous." The National Transportation Safety Board ruled the 1996 explosion was caused by an electrical short circuit, but former investigators want the investigation reopened because they assert evidence proves an outside force caused the crash. Kallstrom says agents took […]
    June 20, 2013 - CNN
  • Appliance Inlet Module protects against harmful overloads.
    Integrated with double-pole 3130 thermal circuit breaker, Model X3130 combines C14 appliance inlet module, rocker switch, and resettable overcurrent protection in one package. Available in current ratings up to 15 A and 240 Vac, device provides protection from overloads and potential short circuits. Screw-type mounting minimizes chances of accidental removal of inlet from equipment. System ...
    June 19, 2013 - ThomasNet

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