# Which of the following is the best definition of a short circuit?

If a circuit has little or no resistance, it is said to be short-circuited. Shirt circuiting is extremely hazardous and may be done on purpose or accidently. D might also be valid if a certain amount of wire is required and you utilize a small bit of wire. Knowing that wires, too, contain intrinsic resistance, using enough bits of wire will reduce the risk of burning out parts of your circuit.

## What is a short circuit in Grade 5?

A short circuit occurs when two or more wires that are not meant to come into contact with each other touch in an electrical circuit. A short circuit can cause a large amount of electricity to flow through the circuit. The high current has the potential to harm components, melt insulation, and ignite a fire. Components that are not designed to handle high currents may be damaged by them; for example, a resistor will heat up and begin to smoke if given a long enough current. Wires that carry different types of electricity should never be put into contact with one another; for example, you should not connect a copper wire to a metal nail file. This is because some metals (such as zinc) will react with certain chemicals used in cable television wiring to form a path around the nail file that will complete the circuit even though you might not intend it. This can cause serious damage to your house if you're not careful.

Short circuits can happen for many reasons. For example, if you try to connect wires that are already connected at another location then this will create a new path for current to follow and may lead to a short circuit. Also, if you use wire that is too small for the job then this will make creating a secure connection difficult which could lead to one section of wire coming into contact with another. Last but not least, if you work with live power lines then this increases your risk of having a short circuit.

## What is a short-circuit answer in one sentence?

A short circuit is an unintentional electrical connection between two current-carrying components. A short circuit occurs when a broken connection or a damaged wire allows electricity to move in the incorrect direction and harm an electrical equipment. Using a voltage divider to divide a power supply's voltage down to a lower level is very dangerous because it can cause a short circuit if you use too low of a resistance value.

Examples of short circuits include a live wire touching the metal case of a radio or other appliance, or someone working with electric tools without proper protection. Short circuits can also occur if there are gaps in wiring where water can enter and damage components inside equipment. This can happen if a hose bursts while someone is watering their yard, for example. In all cases, avoid any conductive material such as dirt or metal objects that could touch both wires of the power source at once.

If you create a short circuit, you have opened up a path for current to flow through an object instead of following the intended path. This can have serious consequences for equipment used for communication or control functions. For example, if you connect a battery directly into a radio's power input jack, the radio will still work but its batteries will soon be dead. The radio's circuitry creates a path for current to flow from the battery through your hand into the radio, causing damage to both yourself and your property investment.

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