Amperage

Science / Chemistry / Amperage: The amount of charge moved per second by an electric current, measured in amperes.

Nichrome

Technology / Rockets / Nichrome: An alloy of nickel and chromium drawn into a wire of varying gauges typically used to heat a pyrogen to ignition with the application of sufficient voltage and amperage. MORE

Fuse

Business / Construction / Fuse: A device often found in older homes designed to prevent overloads in electrical lines. This protects against fire. See also 'circuit breakers'. MORE

Circuit Breaker

Business / Construction / Circuit Breaker: A device which looks like a switch and is usually located inside the electrical breaker panel or circuit breaker box. It is designed to (1) shut of the power to portions or all of the house and (2) to MORE

Voltammeter

Science / Chemistry / Voltammeter: An instrument for measuring voltages and amperages. MORE

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