Circuit breaker

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A switch in which the open-circuit state is produced automatically under given conditions.


Note: 1 The device may also be used for manual operation under normal conditions.


Note: 2 If the open-circuit state is produced sufficiently quickly to prevent the short-circuit current from attaining its full value, the term high-speed circuit breaker is applied.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

nertia of the water plane

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM