Concept

Ring circuit

Résumé
In electricity supply design, a ring circuit is an electrical wiring technique in which sockets and the distribution point are connected in a ring. It is contrasted with the usual radial circuit, in which sockets and the distribution point are connected in a line with the distribution point at one end. Ring circuits are also known as ring final circuits and often incorrectly as ring mains, a term used historically, or informally simply as rings. It is used primarily in the United Kingdom, where it was developed, and to a lesser extent in Ireland and Hong Kong. This design enables the use of smaller-diameter wire than would be used in a radial circuit of equivalent total current capacity. The reduced diameter conductors in the flexible cords connecting an appliance to the plug intended for use with sockets on a ring circuit are individually protected by a fuse in the plug. Its advantages over radial circuits are therefore reduced quantity of copper used, and greater flexibility of
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