circuit breaker

German: Leistungsschutzschalter
Japanese: 遮断器

Power engineering. Overcurrent protection device in low-voltage networks that protects power lines from thermal damage due to an exceeding current. A circuit breaker can be activated in 4 different ways: by an overload when exceeding the nominal voltage, by a short-circuit, manually for the sake of maintenance work or by additional modules.

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