electric protective device

electric protective device

[i¦lek·trik prə′tek·tiv di‚vīs]
(electricity)
A particular type of equipment used in electric power systems to detect abnormal conditions and to initiate appropriate corrective action. Also known as protective device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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