disruptive discharge


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disruptive discharge

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(General Physics) a sudden large increase in current through an insulating medium resulting from failure of the medium to withstand an applied electric field
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Last mentioned fault states are with the short-period, but the activity of these states can accelerates degrading process of insulating system and cause of disruptive discharge in the durability life.
"The purpose of a dielectric strength (hipot) test is to apply a voltage to the cable/harness higher than its operating voltage for a specific time to detect disruptive discharge current due to arcing through faulty insulation across an undesired discharge path or spark gap.