Electrical Terms

Arcing Ground

Definition: Arcing ground is the surge, which is produced if the neutral is not connected to the earth. The phenomenon of arcing ground occurs in the ungrounded three-phase systems because of the flow of the capacitance current.The capacitive current is the current flow between the conductors when the voltage is applied to it. The voltage across …

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Types of Fuses

The fuse is the current interrupting devices which break or open the circuit by fusing the element and thus remove the faulty device from the main supply circuit. The fuses are mainly classified into two types, depends on the input supply voltages they are the AC fuses and the DC fuses. The different types of …

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Types of Circuit Breaker

There are several methods of classification of circuit breakers. The most general way of the rating of a circuit breaker is by the arc extinction medium. The arc extinction can easily be done by using the different medium like air, insulator, gas, vacuum, dielectric, etc. By the arc extinction medium, the circuit breaker is categorised into …

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Zero Sequence Current

Definition: The unbalanced current flows in the circuit during the earth fault is known as the zero sequence current or the DC component of the fault current.The zero phase sequence means the magnitude of three phases has zero phase displacement.The three vector lines represent the zero sequence current and it is detected by adding the …

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Power Factor Correction

Definition: The power factor correction means bringing the power factor of an AC circuit nearer to one by using the equipment which absorbs or supply the reactive power to the circuit. Usually, the power factor correction can be done by using the capacitor and the synchronous motor in the circuit.The power factor correction will not …

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Electric Motor

Definition: Electric motor is the electro-mechanical machine which converts the electrical energy into mechanical energy. In other words, the devices which produce rotational force is known as the motor. The working principle of the electric motor mainly depends on the interaction of magnetic and electric field.The electric motor is mainly classified into two types. They …

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Electric Power

Definition: The rate at which the work is being done in an electrical circuit is called an electric power. In other words, the electric power is defined as the rate of the transferred of energy. The electric power is produced by the generator and can also be supplied by the electrical batteries. It gives a …

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Valve Type Lightning Arrester

Definition: The lightning arrester which consists the single or multi-gaps connected in series with the current controlling element, such type of arrester is known as the lightning arrester. The gap between the electrodes intercepts the flow of current through the arrester except when the voltage across the gap raises beyond the critical gap flashover. The …

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Electric Field

Definition: The region around the electric charge in which the stress or electric force act is called an electric field or electrostatic field. If the magnitude of charge is large, then it may create a huge stress around the region. The electric field is represented by the symbol E. The SI unit of the electric …

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Relay

Definition: The relay is the device that open or closes the contacts to cause the operation of the other electric control. It detects the intolerable or undesirable condition with an assigned area and gives the commands to the circuit breaker to disconnect the affected area. Thus protects the system from damage. Working Principle of Relay …

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