superconducting fault-current limiter

superconducting fault-current limiter

[¦sü·pər·kən‚duk·tiŋ ‚fȯlt ‚kər·ənt ‚lim·əd·ər]
(electricity)
A device which uses the transition of superconductors from zero to finite resistance to limit the fault current that results from a short circuit in an electric power system to a value that is not much higher than the nominal current.
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