Difference between short-circuit and overloading


The difference between short circuit and overload are tabulated below.

Short circuit Overload
Short circuit occurs when there is a fault between the line to earth. Overload occurs when equipment draws excess current from the supply.
A short circuit usually takes place when neutral and live wire touch each other. Overload occurs when the number of devices joint in a single socket are more.


During short circuit, the current is high. During overload the current is comparatively low.

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