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interrupter

, interruptor
an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit

interrupter

[′int·ə‚rəp·tər]
(electricity)
An electric, electronic, or mechanical device that periodically interrupts the flow of a direct current so as to produce pulses.
(ordnance)
A barrier in a fuse which prevents transmission of an explosive effect to some element beyond the interrupter.
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This report estimates the vacuum interrupter market in terms of value in USD million.
Its Violence Interrupters program was created by Tio Hardiman in 2004 with one goal in mind: to stop the killing and save lives by using people who have "street cred" (because of their own personal history of gang membership, crime, involvement with drugs, and incarceration) to intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence.
An extra star for getting interrupters to talk so candidly about their troubled pasts.
So far, Chicago's is the only CeaseFire program that uses violence interrupters, some of whom have served jail sentences for various street crimes.
Although their ostensible purpose is to make people laugh, clowns seem to exist for the sake of sheer perversity and torment, functioning as absurd objects of derision, creepy interrupters, or surreal distracters--and often cruel ones at that.
Beginning this year, the National Electric Code will require the installation of arc-fault circuit interrupters or AFCIs in bedroom circuits.
com) provides other consumer benefits, including ground fault circuit interrupters/arc fault circuit interrupters (GFCI/AFCI) safety and security monitoring features, remote medical device monitoring and home/business security, and enabling consumers to have a high-speed wired home network for consumer audio, data, and HDTV.
But The Interrupters earns an extra star for getting the group's members to talk so candidly about their own exploits and troubled pasts.
The thing that fascinated me most was just this notion of the interrupters as living, breathing examples of people who have profoundly changed their lives.
Counterfeiters focus their efforts on duplicating expensive circuit breakers (think GFCIs and AFCIs--ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters) and selling them for a fraction of the retail price.
Another new law requires new and remodeled swimming pools to be retrofitted with ground fault circuit interrupters.
Circuit interrupters can be purchased wherever electrical supplies are sold.