Accession Number : ADD007989

Title :   Current-Reducing Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Friedman,Moshe ; Ury,Michael G

Report Date : 07 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A current-reducing device (fuse or switch) is described comprising a foil member of Al or Mg which is immersed in a fluid with which it will chemically react (such as H2O) or H2O2) above a certain temperature. The foil member is an electrical conductor but becomes an electrical insulator as a result of the chemical reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electric switches, *Electric current, *Reduction, *Foils(Materials), Fuses(Electrical), Reaction kinetics, Chemical reactions, Water, Temperature, Electric conductors, Electrical insulation, Aluminum, Inventions, Magnesium

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE