line-to-ground fault

line-to-ground fault

[′līn tə ′grau̇nd ‚fȯlt]
(electricity)
A defect in a power or communications line in which faulty insulation allows the conductor to make contact with the earth.
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The power failure that struck the entire Zamboanga peninsula over two weeks ago was caused by 'intentionally and maliciously planted banana trees,' which caused a line-to-ground fault that tripped high voltage lines, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said on Monday.
These banana trees, apart from violating right-of-way clearances, reached a height that caused the line-to-ground fault and subsequent tripping.
14 and fig 15, it is observed that a line-to-ground fault occurs on the rectifier and Inverter sides of HVDC System.
1 Result comparison for single line-to-ground fault
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