overcurrent


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overcurrent

[¦ō·vər¦kə·rənt]
(electronics)
An abnormally high current, usually resulting from a short circuit.

overcurrent

An electrical current which is abnormally high, usually as a result of a short circuit.
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- Protection features include overcurrent protection, thermal shutdown, inrush current reduction and auto- discharge.
* In event of overcurrent, driver initiates controlled switch shutdown with updating control with fault status, protecting the IGBT and system
Next, the connected load needs to be calculated in Amperes, and must be less than or equal to the current rating of the overcurrent protection device, the current rating of the cable, and the current rating of the connectors.
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For overcurrent devices rated 800 amps or less, "The next higher standard overcurrent device rating (above the ampacity of the conductors being protected) shall be permitted to be used" provided certain conditions not relevant to this discussion are met.
The settings correction is calculated according to determined dependence of settings on changing electric network parameters, separately for each type of protection (instantaneous overcurrent protection, definite time overcurrent protection, earth fault protection).
In this paper, an improved GAs is used for optimal coordination of overcurrent relays.
Eaton's family of relays consists of devices for a broad range of protection and control tasks including directional and non-directional feeder protection, overcurrent and earth fault protection (OC&EF), voltage and frequency protection, motor and generator protection, generator and transformer differential protection, and power differential protection.
The unit was developed in response to portable electronics industry demand for a miniature-sized, resettable overcurrent protection with the lowest possible resistance.
The DSCP6x series offers: [greater than][+ or -]0.1% accuracy, 14-bit resolution, 1500 VAC 3-way isolation (50 or 60 Hz, 1 min), output overcurrent protection, dip-switch configuration, 3 power supply options, cage clamp connectors and an expandable power-bus connector on DIN Rail Guide.
The new Stellar SR22 Series soft starters, available in 5 A to 40 A versions, are overcurrent protected and feature two DIN-rail mountable frame sizes (45 mm and 55 mm).