To liquefy by heat; to render fluid; to dissolve; to melt.
To unite or blend, as if melted together.
To be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat; to be melted; to melt.
To be blended, as if melted together.
A wire, bar, or strip of fusible metal inserted for safety in an electric circuit. When the current increases beyond a certain safe strength, the metal melts, interrupting the circuit and thereby preventing possibility of damage. It serves the same function as a circuit breaker.
A replacement protective device in an electrical system which prevents the flow of current beyond the maximum level. Back to the top
An electronic device meant to disintegrate and break a circuit when electrical conditions exceed certain limits. The purpose of the fuse is to protect your circuit board if too much power is going through your components. Fuses usually appear as a small cylinder of glass with metallic caps on each end, and contain a thin metallic wire. Some fuses appears as a cylinder of paper with metallic caps on each end. A fuse is burned out if the filament is not continuous the entire length of the fuse or if you can see burn marks. It is sometimes necessary to test a fuse for continuity on a multimeter to determine whether it is burned out. Continuity indicates a good fuse, no continuity indicates a burned out fuse.
An overcurrent protection device with a circuit-opening fusible part which is heated and severed by the passage of overcurrent through it.
A device that provides overcurrent protection by acting as a controlled "weak link" in a circuit. The metal ribbon or element is made of an alloy that will melt from the heat of an overcurrent condition.
Protective device for electrical equipment (E.g. dimmers). The fuse link will melt when excess current flows, preventing damage to people or equipment. Every piece of electrical equipment has at least one fuse in its associated circuit.
a protective device inserted in series with a circuit. It contains a metal that will melt or break when current is increased beyond a specific value for a definite period of time.
A protection device found on the line. It is used to protect the system from faults. For example, if a fault occurs beyond the fuse point, the fuse will blow but the rest of the system will stay alive. When the fuse is blown, it sounds like a gun shot. Some older customer homes have fuses as well. Customers are encouraged to check their fuse box or breaker box before they call in with the power is out, to be sure the problem is on the utility system rather than within the home.
A programmable logic device technology which employs links called fuses. Individual fuses can be removed by applying pulses of relatively high voltage and current to the device's inputs.
A safety device which prevents appliances from being ruined (or causing a fire) when circuits are overloaded; a thin strip of metal located within the fuse will burn up if a large electric current goes through it causing a break in the circuit and the subsequent "shutting down" of the device.
A device designed to provide protection for a given circuit or device by physically opening the circuit. Fuses are rated by their amperage and are designed to blow or open when the current being drawn through it exceeds its design rating.
A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit, by containing a strip of metal which melts at relatively low heat and breaks the circuit. In modern construction, the fuse has been replaced by circuit breakers.
A safety device, usually found in older homes, that interrupts electrical circuits during an overload or short circuit. A fuse is an older version of today's circuit breaker.
An overcurrent device, consists of a metal strip that melts when an electrical circuit is overloaded or short-circuited. galvanized A zinc coating applied on a metal surface through dipping or electroplating to protect the metal from corrosion.
A safety device used in a circuit to prevent overloading. A thin piece of wire (located within a devices operating circuit) which will burn up if a larger electric current goes through it than it was designed to carry. A fuse must be replaced when it is "blown".
device with a band of easily "meltable" metal which melts when a circuit current exceeds its capacity
A protective device which heats and melts so interupting a circuit when the current exceeds a certain value.
electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
a device fitted in series with a circuit to protect against excessive current flows that could damage conductors and to reduce the risk of fire due to overheating of conductors
a device used to protect electrical equipment from short circuits
a device with a metal piece that melts apart and breaks a circuit when too much current passes through it
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a good idea to limit the maximum current you want to pull from your battery
a link designed to burn out if too much electrical current flows thru
an intentionally included sacrificial weak link current conductor, carefully sized such that under normal circuit operation it will pass current just fine
an intentional weak electrical link, which has a small but important resistance (R - Ohms) to the flow of electrical current (I - Amps)
a piece of metal, which when inserted into an electric circuit, melts when the current becomes too great
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a protection device designed to open the circuit when it is overloaded
a protection device that is designed to blow if the amp load in a circuit exceeds the "safe" limit for that circuit
a protective device that safeguards an electric circuit from excessive current
a protective device, which melts and burns open when a specified value is exceeded
a protective link in a wiring circuit that is designed to burn out in case of an overload
a resistor that can conduct current below a certain level
a resistor used to protect the wiring from getting too hot
a round glass or porcelain plug-like device that screws into the main service panel
a safety device in an electric circuit
a safety device that stops the flow of electricity when a circuit overheats
a safety device which switches off an appliance if too large a To see this part of the site you need to become a member
a safety valve that opens when too much current flows as when a short happens
a simple device designed to overheat and burn out extremely rapidly in such a situation
a simple device that will limit the current flowing in an electrical circuit
a specially designed length of wire that melts when the power gets too high
a strip of metal that will melt when current in excess of its carefully determined capacity flows through it
a switching device that opens the circuit in which it is fitted by melting of the element when the cu
a thermal protective or safety device that opens a circuit when current passing through it becomes excessive
a tiny wire that electricity travels through
a trigger for an explosive device
a very analog device with mass and it seems like it would be a slow, lumbering giant compared to almost instantaneous current change
a very important safety feature which most old radios lack
a very thin wire, which either melts or vaporizes when too much current flows through it
a weak link inserted into a circuit to break the circuit if too much current flows through it
a wire or strip of metal mounted in a fitting which melts, i
a wire that melts at a certain temperature and so breaks the circuit preventing damage to other components of the circuit due to excessive current
A delicate metal strip connecting two parts of an electrical circuit. The strip breaks, or melts, in the event of excess current flow, and this breaks the electrical circuit. Fuses are designed to stop the flow of electricity before it reaches a level which will damage other components in the circuit.
An electrical component that protects circuits and electrical devices from overload by melting when the current becomes too high. Electricity and magnetism
electrical safety device consisting of a metal that melts and interrupts the circuit when circuit is overloaded.
A device that breaks, thereby opening the circuit and protecting the equipment connected to it, when the current passing through it exceeds its rated value. A fuse can be used only once, whereas a circuit breaker, which accomplishes the same thing, can be reused. (Compare to Circuit Breaker.)
An electrical overcurrent device that opens a circuit when it melts due to excess current flow through it.
An overcurrent protection device. After tripping to break the circuit, it must be replaced to restore power to the circuit.
a protective device containing a short length of special wire that melts when the current through it exceeds the rated value for a definite period of time. A fuse is inserted in series with the circuit being protected, so it opens the circuit automatically during a serious overload.
A replaceable protective device that breaks a circuit when the current becomes abnormally high. A fast-blow fuse is generally used in delicate circuits, whereas a slow-blow fuse is use in more rugged ones. See Circuit Breaker.
A device designed to protect other electronic devices by melting and opening the circuit when the system is drawing too much power. If a fuse blows it must be replaced with an identical part, otherwise future protection may be compromised. See: Circuit Breaker.
A device that regulates the current of electricity. A fuse, typically found in older homes, will "break" and interrupt the circuit when the current exceeds certain amperage and the fuse becomes overloaded.
A protective device which limits the amount of current in an electrical circuit. Consisting of a piece of metal wire that melts and breaks the circuit when the current exceeds the fuse rating. Fuses are normally contained inside a fuse â€œcartridgeâ€ consisting of a porcelain tube with metal end caps, and filled with an inert powder.
A fuse is a device that by the fusing of one or more of its specially designed and proportioned components, opens the circuit in which it is inserted by breaking the current when this exceeds a given value for a sufficient time. The fuse comprises all the parts that form the complete device mainly fuse link and fuse base. Note! It is common practice to refer to a "fuselink" as a "fuse".
A safety device designed to burn out if a circuit shorts or overloads. This protects against fire.
An over-current protection safety device that is designed to automatically cut off the flow of electricity when the flow of current through the fuse exceeds its rated capacity.
A component of a circuit placed in series and designed to melt "open" at a specific level of current. Fuses protect circuits from dead shorts and/or a rapid increase in circuit current.
A protective device for electric circuits containing a wire designed to melt and open the circuit under abnormally high electric loads.
A device that allows power to be channeled into a home.
A metal strip in an electrical circuit that melts and breaks the circuit when excessive current flows through it. The fuse is designed to break in order to save more expensive electrical components.
A safety device designed to stop electrical flow if a circuit shorts or is overloaded. Like a circuit breaker, a fuse protects against fire from overheated wiring. Home Improvement Encyclopedia
Device used for cutting off an electrical current in the event of an abusive condition.
A current limiting device used for protection of equipment as well as personnel. Typically a wire or chemical compound which breaks a circuit when the current exceeds a rated value.
A safety device which stops the flow of electricity to prevent damage and fire under overload conditions. See 'ciruit breaker'
A safety device that protects an electric circuit from excessive current. It consists of or contains a metal filament that melts when current exceeds a specific amperage, thereby opening the circuit.(Added: 12-Sep-1999 Rating: 0 Votes: 0)
A safety device consisting of a low melting-point wire with a low melting pointwhich breaks an electrical circuit by heating up and melting ('fusing') if the current through it is too high.
Fuses are safety devices, which protect electrical appliances by preventing too much electricity flowing into them. The fuse is a thin wire inside a protective case. If the flow of electricity becomes too powerful, the wire melts and stops the current flowing.
A device that will heat up, melt and electrically open the circuit after a period of prolonged abnormal current flow.
A safety device used in electrical circuit for the protection of the circuit conductor and components.
Screw-in, plug-in, or snap-in device that interrupts electricity in case of a short or overload
A delicate metal strip connecting two parts of an electrical circuit. This strip breaks, or melts, in the event of excess electrical charge, breaking the electrical circuit.
an electrical device which is designed to break a circuit and halt current flow when the current in the circuit exceeds the maximum considered to be safe for the conductors of devices in the circuit.
Small, screw-type safety device used in an electric panel box to break circuit when it becomes overloaded.
A device located at the main service panel or subpanel, which protects each circuit from a current overload. Screw-in fuses are used in panel boxes and subpanels to protect 120 volt circuits up to 30 amps. Cartridge type fuses, held in clips, are used to protect 240 volt circuits drawing 20 or more amps.
A safety device designed to break in the event of an electrical overload or fault.
A device used to protect devices from excessive electrical current. It contains a conductor that melts and breaks the current flow when too much electricity...
A metal device that protects electrical equipment by melting and opening the circuit when a short circuit, other fault or overload occurs.
a short length of wire that will easily burn out when excessive current flows.
A device often found in older homes designed to prevent overloads in electrical lines - see 'circuit breakers'.
A device that protects the electric distribution line from faults. Fuse/fuse cutouts are similar to fuse boxes found in homes. Utility fuses, however, â€œblowâ€ with a loud noise.
A device that automatically self-destructs when the current passing through exceeds the rated value of the fuse.
Electrical device that melts a fusible metal strip during an over current condition.
A protective device in a circuit which prevents circuit overload by breaking the circuit when a specific amperage is present. The device is constructed around a strip or wire of a lower amperage rating than the circuit it is designed to protect. When an amperage higher than that stamped on the fuse is present in the circuit, the strip or wire melts, opening the circuit.
A short piece of conducting material of low melting point which is inserted in a circuit for the purpose of opening the circuit when the current reaches a certain value.
Protection device containing thin wire within glass case. The fuse wire will break under high stress conditions preventing overload of the component (eg Loudspeaker or amplifier).
This is a small piece of metal found in all electrical circuits that is designed to melt when a surplus amount of electrical current passes through it. This is preventative measure taken to avoid damage to the other components of the system. They are commonly found in electrical plugs.
protects the distribution line from overloading. Acts by melting during overloading or faults, breaking the circuit. Is similar to fuses found in fuse boxes in homes.
A short piece of metal, in the form of a wire, rod or strip, forming part of an electric circuit to protect electrical apparatus or electric wiring from excessive current. For a given circuit, a fuse is used of such metal and conductivity that it will melt and thus open the circuit as soon as the limit of current carrying capacity of the circuit is reached. Fuses are generally placed in boxes, tubes or other receptacles, to prevent the vaporized metal flying out on surrounding objects.
overcurrent protection device that has an internal part that melts and shuts off the current in a circuit if there is an overload
An item resembling a string or wire that is used to light a fireworks device.
A SHORT PLUG IN AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WHICH OPENS (BREAKS) THE CIRCUIT IF IT BECOMES OVERLOADED. A FUSE AND A CIRCUIT BREAKER DO THE SAME THING AND ONE OR THE OTHER SERVES AS A PRINCIPAL COMPONENT IN AN ELECTRICAL PANEL.
An electrical safety device. When the current passing through it exceeds a certain amperage, the element melts, breaking the circuit.
A safety device used to open a circuit if that circuit is overloaded.
A small device in an electrical circuit that is designed to shut down the circuit in the event of an electrical overload or short circuit.
A safety device with a metal wire or strip that will melt, breaking the electrical circuit when the current becomes too strong.
High current fuse of the type typically found in a ho tub control system. Current ratings range from 10 to 60 amps. Hot Tub Parts Catalog
A short plug in an electric panel box which opens (breaks) an electrical circuit when it becomes overloaded.
A safety device with a metal wire or strip that melts when the current gets too strong, cutting off the flow of the electrical current. Generator: A machine for producing electrical current when rotated by an external driver such as a turbine.
An overcurrent protective device with a fusible link that operates and opens the circuit in an overcurrent condition.
Replaceable safety device to prevent excess current flow. Tech Talk Home
A device that protects electric circuits by interrupting power in a circuit when an overload occurs.
A one-time overcurrent protection device employing a fusible link that melts (blows) after a certain current level is exceeded for a certain length of time.
A protective device that burns open when excessive current flows in a circuit. Prev Page Next Page
An electrical conductor inserted in a circuit to open the circuit by melting when the current exceeds the value which the fuse is capable of carrying.
is a small device designed to prevent fires by breaking the path of electricity. If you try to run too many electrical appliances at once, you may blow a fuse.
An electrical safety device consisting of strip of fusible metal in circuit which melts when circuit is overloaded.
1. Safety device in an electrical system such as a strip of easily melted metal, set in a plug, which is placed in a circuit as a safeguard so that, if the current is too strong, the metal melts, breaking the circuit, to avoid fire. 2. To melt or join together by melting.
A device that has as its critical component a metal wire or strip that will melt when heated by a prescribed (design) amperage, creating an open in the circuit of which it is a part, thereby protecting the circuit from an over current condition. [ Fuse Manufacturers
A safety device consisting of a short length of relatively fine wire, mounted in a holder or contained in a cartridge and connected as part of an electrical circuit. If the circuit source current exceeds a predetermined value, the fuse wire melts (i.e. the fuse 'blows') breaking the circuit and preventing damage to the circuit protected by the fuse.
A piece of metal, connected in the circuit to be protected, that melts and interrupts the circuit when excess current flows.
In electronics and electrical engineering a fuse, short for 'fusible link', is a type of overcurrent protection device. It has as its critical component: a metal wire or strip that will melt when heated by a prescribed electric current, opening the circuit of which it is a part, and so protecting the circuit from an overcurrent condition.
In hydraulic systems, a fuse is a component which prevents the sudden loss of hydraulic fluid pressure. It is a safety feature, designed to allow systems to continue operating, or at least to not fail catastrophically, in the event of a system breach.