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fuse

verb To join or melt one substance into another.

fuse

(fūz) [L. fusus, poured]
1. A safety device consisting of a strip of wire made from easily meltable metal of predetermined conductance. The metal melts, breaking the circuit when excess current passes through.
2. To unite or blend together, as the coherence of adjacent body structures.
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The project utilizes GE's latest fuseless technology to enable a 100 percent increase in the current capacity of the existing transmission line and installed infrastructure.
It delivers high reliability with dual controllers and power supplies, hitless electronic and circuit protection, fuseless high-voltage line protection and scales to accommodate growth as needed.
GE s fuseless design produces the highest unbalance current (used to detect capacitor issues) with the lowest voltage stresses ensuring utilities can deliver reliable power and prevent cascading power failures.