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- noun A
circuit breakerequipped with a mechanism that can automatically close the breakerafter it has been opened due to a fault.
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If it was a substation and the power recloser switches were closed, we could break it open and create an electricity outage for an entire area or city...
The Marshall Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works selected a bucket truck bid and authorized research into the cost of replacing a recloser.
Bergstrom said he would look into the cost of a newer type of recloser.
If the limb falls to the ground, the recloser will detect no fault when it closes the circuit and power service will continue.
The board also authorized Bergstrom to get quotes on the cost of replacing a recloser unit located on South Odell Avenue.
As an example, Bergstrom said a limb blown from a tree in a storm might hit a line, causing a fault that triggers the recloser.
Bergstrom explained the function of the recloser, noting that it is designed to open a circuit when a fault is detected, then after a few seconds close it again in case the fault has cleared.
MMU board approves truck bid, recloser cost research