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Susan BrownSusan Brown
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1. Yes
2. That’s also the main electrical differentiator. And since we’re usually talking about AC power, it doesn’t matter if the load is on the Line or N side of things – as long as there is a load somewhere in the circuit that is being energized, it will not be a short.

If a circuit gets a short, there will be no load in the path to slow down the flow of electrons, and that will cause some kind of open condition usually very quickly.

3. Correct.

4. It’s basically a truism about current, and the definition of a shunt.