quick-break

quick-break

Descriptive of a device having a high-opening speed regardless of how it is operated.
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In the 1880s John H Holmes, also of Newcastle, invented the quick-break light switch.
A snap-action rotary design allowing lever arm activation and quick-break action (with a transfer time of approximately 10-milliseconds) for DC and AC switching.
The quick-make, quick-break characteristics limit arcing, and the result is prolonged electrical life.