arcing time

arcing time

[′ärk·iŋ ‚tīm]
(electricity)
Interval between the parting, in a switch or circuit breaker, of the arcing contacts and the extension of the arc.
Time elapsing, in a fuse, from the severance of the fuse link to the final interruption of the circuit under a specified condition.
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The key to reducing arcing time and energy, and improving safety is fast detection.
Test protocols may include those that account for arcing time, working distance, frequency, voltage, current, AC/DC bus spacing, electrode gap and placement, and enclosure size, shape and grounding, among other factors.
7 Hz outdoor SF6 circuit breaker must be able to safely control longer half-wave duration and higher switching arcing times compared to the 50-Hz grid.