arc resistance

arc resistance

[′ärk ri‚zis·təns]
(electricity)
A measure of the durability of an insulating or dielectric material against the formation of conductive paths along the surface by arc discharges.
The ratio of the voltage that gives rise to an arc discharge to the current in the arc.
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