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What Happens When You Put Too Much Current Through Electrical components!

Overloading of electric circuit means that the current circulating in the circuit becomes more than the capacity of components in the circuit to withstand the current.All components in the circuits have some resistance passage of electricity through this resistance produces heat which is directly proportional to the square of current flowing.

The components are designed to withstand only that much of heat as is generated by maximum designed current.When the current is more than this level, or in other words when the circuit is overloaded the components get overheated, leading to their damage.

Electronic and electrical devices are designed to operate at a certain maximum supply voltage, and considerable damage can be caused by voltage that is higher than that for which the devices are rated.


Let’s have a little fun blowing up resistors, electrolytic capacitors and transistors. This is a controlled lab experiment. Do not attempt to replicate without proper safety measures. It is to demonstrate that even small capacitors can present a real danger. 

Frequently electric circuits in homes, factories, and other electrical installations incorporate fuses, which are essentially circuit component which protect other components in the circuit by quickly melting or burning out when the circuit is overloaded, resulting in breaking of the circuit. In common language this is called blowing of fuse.