resistive superconducting fault-current limiter

resistive superconducting fault-current limiter

[ri¦zis·tiv ¦sü·pər·kən‚dək·tiŋ ′fȯlt‚ kər·ənt ‚lim·əd·ər]
(electriciy)
A fault-current limiter in which a superconductor is directly connected in series to the line to be protected and is immersed in a coolant which is chilled by a refrigerant, and the connection from the line at room temperature to the superconductor is provided by special current leads, which are designed to minimize the heat transfer to the coolant.