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FAULT CURRENT [1 record]

Record 1 2009-06-12

English

Subject field(s)
  • Electric Cables
DEF

The level of current that can flow if a short circuit is applied to a voltage source.

PHR

earth fault current

PHR

fault current of an electrode

French

Domaine(s)
  • Câbles électriques
DEF

Courant en un point donné d'un réseau résultant d'un défaut (généralement un court-circuit) survenu en ce point ou en un autre point du réseau.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Cables conductores (Electricidad)
CONT

En caso de presentarse una falla a tierra, la corriente de falla circula a través del generador que se encuentra aterrizado. Las protecciones de la máquina detectan la corriente y abren el interruptor de máquina. Esto ocasiona que el sistema opere temporalmente aislado de tierra.

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