What Is a Short Circuit?

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In residential wiring, the term short circuit can be defined as any situation in which the current in the established wiring of a circuit instead is diverted into an unexpected pathway that has no resistance. It is essentially a situation in which electrical current "leaks" outside the established wiring and flows where it is not intended. The term "short circuit" is actually quite accurate, because this unintentional, accidental pathway is indeed a circuit that is "shorter" than a standard circuit—the current flow bypasses the circuit wires to establish a shorter pathway to its ultimate destination.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Hunker , https://www.hunker.com/

Article Written By:  CHRIS DEZIEL

Original Article Posted on:  MARCH 20, 2019

Link to Original Article:  https://www.hunker.com/13717894/what-is-a-short-circuit



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