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normally closed contact [1 record]

Record 1 2009-02-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Electrical Circuits and Circuit Breakers
  • Electric Power Distribution
DEF

A contact, the current-carrying members of which are in engagement when the operating unit is in its normal position.

OBS

... this meaning for back contact is restricted to relay parlance.

OBS

b contact; break contact: terms standardized by the International Electrotechnical Commission.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Circuits électriques et coupe-circuits
  • Distribution électrique
CONT

[...] il y a les contacts qui sont fermés lorsque le relais n'est pas excité, mais qui s'ouvrent dès qu'il est excité; on les appelle contacts «repos».

OBS

contact à ouverture; contact b : termes normalisés par la Commission électrotechnique internationale.

Spanish

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