What Causes a Short Circuit?

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A short circuit is a low resistant connection that occurs between two points in an electric circuit. Short circuits can be caused by a sudden draw of amperage that occurs when electric outlets in a home tap into fast moving electrical stream and divert some of the electricity to whatever is plugged into them.
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A short circuit is caused by by a low resistance conducting path that directly connects the voltage source to the neutral or ground wire. For example, a piece of wire or metal may somehow come loose in a storm or other disaster and land in such a way to connect the live wire to ground.
There could be several reasons for a short, The wires could be old and broken. Sometimes people have found out that mice have chewed the rubber off the wires.
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