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Originally Posted by VelSatisfied View Post
Not at all, I don't profess to be an expert in this field.

You bring up a fair point, but a resistor is designed to heat up by passing an electrical current across it. So I doubt if anything combustible from heat would be placed near it?

Maybe the bulb wasn't the best example, but I can think of a couple of better ones - the bars(elements) on an electric fire, or the rings on an electric cooker.

These fail occasionally in the presence of air, and a flame doesn't result.

I think I'm correct in saying the majority of vehicle fires are caused by a spark (or arcing via a short circuit)rather than a minimal increase in temperature for something which is intended to get 'hot' in any case?


I accept what you are saying Paul re the resistor, I think that I was looking at the photos of the plastic connector and terminals, which could indeed cause a fire. The example that you quote (electric element) would cause the current to cease in effect therefore removing the source and these are normally insulated from combustable materials.

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