fusible link


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fusible link

A line in a PROM or PLD chip that is designed to be blown apart to program the circuit. It functions like a fuse, which, when blown, does not conduct current. See PROM programmer and PLD.
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fusible link

A metal chain link made of a low-melting-point alloy; in case of fire, the chain breaks, thereby closing a damper, door, or the like.
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A patent titled "Fusible Link" was filed in 1920, (4) and that was for improvements to fusible links, so this detection method is nearly a century old.
Things like fusible link curtains are no longer considered an acceptable practice.
91 % of boats surveyed had range guard assemblies with fusible links not replaced in the last 6 months and/or there was less than 3" of travel.
A fusible link assembly is installed within each exhaust duct opening and above each protected cooking appliance per NFPA 17A.
Little things like replacing the fusible link every 6 months and placing a metal tag near the assembly to document the replacement date.