An Electric Short Circuit can refer to the unintended flow of current between two points having a certain potential difference. It is an accidental occurrence and should be avoided.

It happens when the path between two points (two ends of wires) at a certain potential difference becomes low in resistance to allow the flow of electricity.

In some cases, large of current flow can cause the electrical appliance to damage and can even start fires.

Electric Fuses are generally employed to prevent short circuits.

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