Backfeeding

Backfeeding

Backfeeding

06/08/19

“How can electricity flow in the opposite of the intended direction?”

Electricity is designed to be flown in a single direction from a generator. However, if said generator experiences a fault and needs to shut down, then electricity will flow back and be used for its own local loads. This Backfeeding can be quite dangerous and organizations need to design their equipment so everything works smoothly.

Image credit http://www.ecocooling.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/electricity.jpg

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