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Automated Lighting, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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CHAPTER 8

Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protection

Thus, the task is, not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.—Erwin Schödinger, Nobel Prize-winning physicist

Murphy's law says that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. In live event production, that applies doubly. In the design of electric power distribution and automated lighting systems, it's imperative to build in protection for personnel and equipment in the event of a fault (short circuit) or malfunction. One of the most important means of providing such protection is with the proper use of overcurrent and overvoltage protection.

Fuses

Electrical protection devices come in several varieties. The simplest ...

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