NTC inrush current limiters (NTC ICL) are another reliable solution for limiting inrush currents. They possess a high resistance at low temperatures (e.g. 25 °C), which limits the inrush currents. At higher powers, the NTC ICL is usually bridged with a relay or triac after the inrush current peaks have decayed. The NTC ICL must be selected so that it can carry the continuous current in the event that the relay is short-circuited.