thermal protector

Definitions

Construction

  • A protective device consisting of one or more sensing elements and an external control device to guard against overheating that can result from overload or failure to start.

Electronics

  • A device, such as a thermal circuit breaker or thermal cutout, which protects a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system, from excessive heat. Used, for instance, to shut down a power supply before it overheats.
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