Defective Device Bypass
“How can a circuit continue to operate even in the presence of a defect?”
Circuit defects happen all the time. And commonly, one of the things that occur is a short-circuiting between two elements, which can cause a whole circuit to break down. So how can we use our engineering mindset to protect against such a situation? Well, what if we were to create an alternate path of low resistance, such that the current would be able to go around it without inducing too much of a voltage drop? This is known as the Defective Device Bypass and can be found in appliances everywhere from festive lights to solar panels.