Definition of de-energize in English:


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Pronunciation: /diːˈɛnədʒʌɪz
(also de-energise)


[with object]
  • 1Disconnect (an electric circuit) from a power supply.
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    • Unfortunately, many electricians believe that de-energizing circuits is not necessary, too difficult to coordinate, or will jeopardize the mission.
    • Once the faceplate and the baseplate are attached to each other, the capacitor is de-energized and the electric field is dissipated.
    • The actuator is then de-energized and the switching contacts return to their starting positions.
  • 1.1 [no object] Undergo loss of electrical power: the starter relay automatically de-energizes
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    • The relay stays energized until time out and then it deenergizes ready for the next operation.
    • But if it deenergizes when a source other than radio is selected, your sub amp will not come on when you listen to CD's or an AUX source.

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