Protecting against instrument overload

February 17, 2017 Dale Cigoy

Overloading is a serious problem for mechanical and electrical systems alike. Highway systems here in Ohio and across the US all have checkpoints so officials can weigh heavy trucks to make sure they aren’t overloaded and causing damage to themselves or roads and bridges. In our homes, we have strict regulations and fuses to make sure we don’t overload circuits and burn our houses to the ground – as what used to happen in the early days of electrification.

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