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Help needed on simple short circuit protection

CDRIVE

Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3
May 8, 2012
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What about a 2 cell flashlight bulb? A PR6 would seem a good choice. Resistance is quite low when cold, so wouldn't affect your values. if dead shorted, worse case is bulb lights up - could even be labeled "Overload! RUN for your life"

Hello Proton and welcome to EP!

I'm jumping into this discussion because Proton's post shouldn't be overlooked. It's the quintessential example of KISS! It's not a new concept at all but just because it's as old as the incandescent lamp itself doesn't make it any less effective or applicable today. To paraphrase Proton, you get a visual short indication as a bonus!

Chris
 
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