What does short circuit mean?
Short circuit is when two phases or lines on the power circuit has be abruptly bridged, causing a protected electrical circuit to trip.
Electricity travels in a path of least resistance. A short circuit can be classed as a circuit of very little or no measurable resistance. In a short circuit the supply voltage returns directly to the return conductor or a grounded medium as this circuit has a lower resistance that the load resistance. The load resistance in a circuit is what controls the amperage flowing in the circuit. A short circuit with a very low resistance…
A short circuit is a low resistance connection established by an accidental touching between a line supply and a grounded object in an electric circuit. The current will flow through the low resistance point, bypassing the rest of the circuit. When this happens the circuits over current device should open the circuit.