tripping device


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tripping device

[′trip·iŋ di‚vīs]
(electricity)
Mechanical or electromagnetic device used to bring a circuit breaker or starter to its off or open position, either when certain abnormal electrical conditions occur or when a catch is actuated manually.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The current-dependent protective devices shall be such that not only is the current controlled but also that the stalled motor will be disconnected within the time [t.sub.E] in order to achieve this the current time characteristics shall be available giving the delay time of the tripping devices or of the relay belonging to them, as the function of the starting current to rated full load current ratio.