Originally Posted by smac999
system would have blown up the battery. Nothing wrong with acrs.
As I said initially, Iím not trying to re-ignite this debate; I think all parties made their points clearly upthread. I just wanted to understand the difference between a temperature sensor and what the Cyrix does, and what protections each provides.
What Iím coming away with here is that the Cyrix overload protection is more like a fuse, in the sense that, in the case described here, the unit could still pass enough amperage to cause the battery to melt down without reaching its overload level. (Similar to what someone wrote upthread about a fuse not blowing in this scenario.) Difference presumably being that a fuse would need to be replaced if it did blow, where as the Cyrix would shut down and restart once it cooled.
Is that correct?
Again, Iím just making sure Iím describing the intended operation correctly, not taking a position on whether such devices are ďbad.Ē