Translation of short circuit in Spanish:

short circuit

cortocircuito, n.

Pronunciation /ʃɔrt ˈsərkət///


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    cortocircuito masculine
    • Brown tree snakes crawling on electrical power lines cause short circuits and are responsible for frequent power outages on Guam.
    • The design of the septic tank should be such that the wastewater always flows in its designated path and no short circuits in the water flow occur.
    • The cause is believed to be an electrical short circuit.
    • This increases the current load in wiring, and the PVC insulation melts, leading to short circuits.
    • Once the fire was under control, the boat's captain told navy officers that the fire began from an electrical short circuit in the engine room and spread quickly through the wooden vessel.
    • There will be electrical and plumbing problems, such as short circuits and exploding toilets.
    • The fire broke out because of electrical short circuit.
    • They believe the fire might have been started by a spark from a short circuit or spilled flammable liquid carried by a passenger.
    • Investigators believe the explosion was caused by an electrical short circuit and claim that the plant was illegally manufacturing ammunition and explosives.
    • The moisture, it was judged, caused a short circuit between the aircraft's main electrical power line and the missile firing circuit.
    • An electrical short circuit was blamed for this fire as well.
    • Another source of short circuits is channels through the sand.
    • Investigators believe that a spark from a short circuit dropped into a paint-mixing container and caused the explosion.
    • You can create closed loops and boxes without short circuits by using dead connectors.
    • There are other instances of these short circuits.
    • Other features include thermal shutdown protection, to protect against short circuits.
    • Many of them were young boys whose wire strings hit electrical power lines, causing short circuits.
    • The balloon deflated over the wires resulting in a short circuit to the electricity supply.
    • The hardware has been redesigned to prevent damage caused by short circuits or power surges.
    • Under the right conditions, these charged particles in the vicinity of the spacecraft have caused massive electrical short circuits in spacecraft hardware.

transitive verb

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    provocar un cortocircuito en
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    (system/process) evitar parte de
    (process/system) acortar tomando un atajo

intransitive verb


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    hacer (un) cortocircuito