Wortformen:(regular plural) circuit breakers
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Lighting and electrical/electronic systems) A circuit breaker is a device which can stop the flow of electricity around a circuit by switching itself off if anything goes wrong. ⇒ There is always an internal circuit breaker to protect the instrument from overload. ⇒ The circuit breaker will open to stop current flow to the motor if motor temperature and current become too high. ⇒ Some electrical systems on the car are protected by a circuit breaker which is, basically, a self-repairing fuse.
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