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disconnect

[‚dis·kə′nekt]
(electricity)
To open a circuit by removing wires or connections, as distinguished from opening a switch to stop current flow.
(engineering)
To sever a connection.

Disconnect

A switch or circuit breaker adjacent to a piece of electrical equipment for the purpose of disconnecting power to the equipment for maintenance or servicing.

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We have sent notices to residents regarding the disconnection," he added.
The electricity provider wouldn't reconnect the supply until the bill was paid in full, the disconnection and reconnection admin costs were settled in full and a deposit made against future charges.
The PCR423UF meter contains digital outputs which are capable of shedding a partial load at the customer premises, for example disconnection of only the air-conditioners or hot water boilers in the initial phase, with only complete disconnection at critical levels.
The Dubai Municipality's Buildings Department ordered the disconnection of utility services to 1,111 residential, industrial and commercial buildings during its year-long crackdown on partitions and additions made to buildings without the appropriate permission.
We managed to avoid disconnection with the promise of payment of outstanding amounts within the next few days, however it should be noted that currently there are insufficient funds in your Owners Association's account to settle the debt.
Disconnection will not occur during school exam periods.
In order to circumvent hurt, people employ strategies of disconnection.
Thus, if the land to be disconnected meets the statutory requirements, a petition for disconnection must be granted; however, if the land fails to meet any of the statutory requirements, it must be denied.
Faisel Rahman, of Debt On Our Doorstep, said: "Utility firms should think very carefully before swinging the disconnection axe.
We live in a world of disconnections and, often, these disconnections threaten to undo our sense of community as human beings and as Christians.
You can also avoid disconnection if you make an arrangement to pay by instalments or agree to the installation of a prepayment meter to collect the debt at a rate you can afford.
The group also works with ScottishPower to help those in danger of imminent disconnection.