Definition of Circuit breaker

1. Noun. A device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded.

Exact synonyms: Breaker
Generic synonyms: Electrical Fuse, Fuse, Safety Fuse
Derivative terms: Break



Definition of Circuit breaker

1. Noun. (electrical engineering) An electrical switch capable of opening and closing an electrical circuit in all operating conditions, including fault situations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Circuit breaker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactionsby European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical by European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical Society of t (1869)
"Titus, Reifschneider 551-5 1945 circuit breaker and Its Application on a 132-Kv ... 437 1945 circuit breaker, Field Tests and Performance of a High-Speed ..."

2. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1918)
"I shall not refer to that type of circuit breaker, except by making a general statement that as far as I know we have not today available a circuit breaker ..."

3. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1895)
"A NEW CIRCUIT-BREAKER FOR ASTRONOMICAL CLOCKS. Bv AF POOLE. Various devices have been invented for sending regular electric signals from a clock, ..."

4. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1913)
"Under the condition of a short circuit produced beyond the circuit breaker at the receiving end, this breaker, if it cleared the short circuit, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"D' is the circuit-breaker which consists of an arch-shaped piece of metal ... The circuit-breaker D' is so fitted upon the bolt D as to admit of a free and ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"Chester Lichtenberg: The standardization of the rating of the interrupting capacity of an oil circuit breaker is fast becoming an economic necessity. ..."

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