A _____ is a component included in a circuit and is designed to prevent too much current from flowing through?

A _____ is a component included in a circuit and is designed to prevent too much current from flowing through the circuit.

fuse

ground

resistor

capacitor

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    fuse... duh.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ok the answer is a fuse.

    explanation - its a fact that a resister will reduce the current flowing in a circuit ( v=ir ,,,, i = v/r therefore increase in the resistance will lead to a decrease in the current flow ) fare enough but the question says "too much current" ,,,, this can be identified as a situation where more current than the circuit can handle .. and there fore FUSE is the right answer as a fuse blows ( the thin wire inside melts away ) when a current exceeding the limitation of the fuse passes through,,,,like in most of the car fuses like 10A ( amps).. protecting the circuit and other undesired situations from a high current passing through... hope this is clear,,,

    Source(s): physics class
  • 1 decade ago

    The Answer is Fuse

    Fuse: Prevents too much current from flowing through.

    Ground: The reference point in an electrical circuit from which other voltages are measured, a common return path for electrical current (earth return or ground return), or a direct physical connection to the Earth.

    Resistor is a two-terminal electrical or electronic component that opposes an electric current by producing a voltage drop between its terminals in accordance with Ohm's law.

    Capacitor is an electrical/electronic device that can store energy in the electric field between a pair of conductors.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    fuse

    it might be a resistor too, as a resistor lowers the current while a fuse breaks when there is to much current.

    about the others, a ground is just a wire to the ground & capacitator is to store electricity.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Resistor.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the third one i think.. a fuse is designed to blow when TOO MUCH current is going through.

    Ground is just to complete ANY size circuit.

    capacitors STORE electricity

  • 1 decade ago

    Out of the choice given, it's a resistor.

  • PAULSC
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Fuse.

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