Buchholz protective device

Buchholz protective device

[′bük‚hōls prə′tek·tiv di′vīs]
(electricity)
A protective relay which is attached to an oil-filled tank containing a transformer and which is activated either by gas produced by faults or by oil surges produced by explosive faults in the transformer. Also known as gas bubble protective device.
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