overload current

overload current

[′ō·vər‚lōd ‚kə·rənt]
(electronics)
A current greater than that which a circuit is designed to carry; may melt wires or damage elements of the circuit.
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A long 3-prong power cord features a switch box for overload current protection.
The generator current is automatically increased, but it is much below the overload current, and so the supervisor remains in state S1.
The company says the new 6.0Ah version has a 55 minute charge time and a host of advanced protection and operating features and this new battery can be fitted to any Makita 18v tool that carries a star mark on the battery mount, or a yellow battery terminal plate, and offers 20% more capacity than the Makita 5.0Ah battery.Advances in internal design and workings have been integrated into this latest 6.0Ah battery including new battery circuitry that protects the battery from over discharge, high temperature or overload current. w| www.makitauk.com
The basic principle of LV industrial controls is based on electrical protection from overload current, short-circuit current and insulation failure, safe isolation from live parts and local or remote switching.
Therefore, to achieve the required power of considered current-limiter is necessary, first, the nominal voltage of its power transformer part has to be corresponded to the class of network voltage, and secondly, its sustaining current [I.sub.sus], at which the current limiter should operate, has to exceed the permissible overload current of circuit with current limiter [I.sub.pol] [7]-[9].
The 5040 has three programmable memories for test setup recall and features such as overcurrent fold back, overload current capacity, and an inrush current rating of four times the maximum current.
The largest Snap-action Switch, the Series 107, is designed to handle an overload current up to 600A/600V AC (resistive, based on 50 operations).
Bypass not available indicates that the UPS' automatic system bypass cannot be used to bypass the UPS in the event of an internal failure or to provide critical overload current during events such as fault clearing.
Additional features include programmable digital inputs and outputs, quiet operation, overload current, automatic voltage regulation, S-curve or linear ramp profiles, momentary power failure restart, parameter lock/rest, panel or optional DIN rail mount and an optional remote keypad mounting kit.
The Series 107 model is designed to handle an overload current up to 600 A/600 V AG (resistive, based on 50 operations).