Originally posted by HotWheels2002
Does anyone know if a team is allowed to keep a breaker from tripping using a spring? We had an inspector say "no way" after having used this idea for the past four years or so.
(PS - I am not part of the electronics sub-group on the team, so the closer to common knowledge vocabulary that the responses are, the better.)
I think at the 2001 kickoff, one of the presenters mentioned that you might want to install a device to keep the breaker from tripping due to collision forces, so a spring should be acceptable for that.
We never had a problem of the breaker tripping that way, but some teams do put in preventive devices.