# shorted high

## English translation: undesired connection to high

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 11:11 Nov 13, 2003
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Tech/Engineering
 English term or phrase: shorted high I cannot understand this expression, it is in a manual on a combine-harvester, troubleshooting section "the warning signal indicates that the circuit is shorted high" does it mean that a short-circuit happened when the circuit was at "high level" (= 1) the translation includes also expressions like "shorted low" , which I think corresponds to "shorted to ground" ...right? please "have mercy" of me in your answers, in that I need simple words to understand... thanks!
 Elena GhettiItaly Local time: 23:51
 English translation:undesired connection to high Explanation:Exmaple: ---------- + 12V ---------- the circuit in question ---------- Ground ---x------ + 12V x Shorted high ---x------ the circuit in question ---------- Ground ---------- + 12V ----x----- the circuit in question x shorted low ----x----- Ground --------------------------------------------------Note added at 1 hr 40 mins (2003-11-13 12:52:09 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Caution - heavily simplified: A short-circuit means the current takes a route it\'s not supposed to take. This means the current goes to places where it shouldn\'t be, causing problems like excessive heat or otherwise damaging components. So it\'s not a protection measure but a problem.
Selected response from:

Klaus Herrmann
Germany
Local time: 23:51
 thanks a lot also to Marijke Singer and Rahi Moosavi, all answers have been very helpful, unfortunately I cannot split the point, and it was this one who made me understand, thanks again, this one was very important for me4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +3undesired connection to high
 Klaus Herrmann
5 -1taking a short cut
 Rahi Moosavi
4The set maximum voltage level has been exceeded
 Marijke Singer

Discussion entries: 1

31 mins   confidence:
The set maximum voltage level has been exceeded

Explanation:
Shorted high means that it shorted above the maximum acceptable voltage level. That is, the voltage went over the set maximum value and a short-circuit occurred.
Shorted low means that it shorted below the minimum acceptable voltage level.

Does this help?

 Marijke SingerUnited KingdomLocal time: 22:51Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in pair: 72

neutral  Tony M: Not really the way I would have expressed it myself, Marijka!
 10 mins

17 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
undesired connection to high

Explanation:
Exmaple:

---------- + 12V

---------- the circuit in question

---------- Ground

---x------ + 12V
x Shorted high
---x------ the circuit in question

---------- Ground

---------- + 12V

----x----- the circuit in question
x shorted low
----x----- Ground

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr 40 mins (2003-11-13 12:52:09 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Caution - heavily simplified: A short-circuit means the current takes a route it\'s not supposed to take. This means the current goes to places where it shouldn\'t be, causing problems like excessive heat or otherwise damaging components. So it\'s not a protection measure but a problem.

 Klaus HerrmannGermanyLocal time: 23:51Native speaker of: GermanPRO pts in pair: 147
 thanks a lot also to Marijke Singer and Rahi Moosavi, all answers have been very helpful, unfortunately I cannot split the point, and it was this one who made me understand, thanks again, this one was very important for me

agree  Tony M: Yes, well put! An unintentional short-circuit to a voltage that is higher than wanted (might be a 'logic high' i.e. the equivalent of a '1' signal
 23 mins
-> Thank you

agree
 2 hrs

agree  Laurent Chevrette: very helpful Klaus! Thank you SO MUCH for this small figure.
 3249 days

2 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
taking a short cut

Explanation:
short circuiting happens when an electrical connect is made in a way that is was not intended. For instance, if one of switches in a relay shorts, it connects a whole circuit that was not supposed to be inline all the time.

When they say shorted high, the circuit has been shorted to a high voltage line and shorted low would mean the circuit has been connected to a line of low voltage. Definition of high and low varies by application.

 Rahi MoosaviCanadaLocal time: 17:51Native speaker of: Farsi (Persian), Persian (Farsi)PRO pts in pair: 138

disagree  Dorene Cornwell: the text description is fine, but it's never called "taking a short cut."
 3 hrs
-> just tried to simplify. thanks anyway.

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