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electric arc

n.
A luminous discharge of current that is formed when a strong current jumps a gap in a circuit or between two electrodes.
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Noun1.electric arc - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric fieldelectric arc - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
brush discharge - discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire, corona - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashover - an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor
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The damage, known as electrical arcing, is usually in the form of tiny craters and micro welds on the bearing raceway and rolling element surfaces, which results in premature bearing failure.
Eliminates 99 percent of the electrical arcing that occurs whenever an electromechanical relay (EMR) opens or closes.
NIE's communications manager Julia Carson added: "Smoke and heat from bonfires can cause electrical arcing and sparking and in some cases lines may be brought down by the fire".
After a United 787 flight was diverted in December, top Boeing officials acknowledged a short circuit and electrical arcing on the plane's power panel motherboard.
For safe and reliable distribution of electricity, Industrial Solutions Arc Vault Protection System can stop an electrical arcing fault in in less than 7 milliseconds a fraction of the time that conventional systems require.
2) What it observed was that, as current began to flow through the radiant barrier material, intense heating occurred at the staples, followed by electrical arcing.
2] What they observed was that, as current began to flow through the radiant barrier material, intense heating occurred at the staples, followed by electrical arcing.
It also has excellent resistance to wear, heat, radiation, and electrical arcing.
Optical systems are used to detect serious explosive releases of energy, those typically seen during short circuits and electrical arcing.
Hours of use, combined with water intrusion, caused electrical arcing and ultimately a fire.
The Justice Department said Guidant discovered in 2002 that its Ventak Prizm 2 DR was prone to electrical arcing, which could keep the device from responding when the patient suffered irregular heart rhythms.
Standard electromechanical relays are subject to electrical arcing that shortens their life.

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