disruptive discharge


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to disruptive discharge: Disruptive discharge coil

disruptive discharge

n
(General Physics) a sudden large increase in current through an insulating medium resulting from failure of the medium to withstand an applied electric field
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
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.