arcing contacts

arcing contacts

[¦ärk·iŋ ¦kän‚taks]
(electricity)
Special contacts on which the arc is drawn after the main contacts of a switch or circuit breaker have opened.
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Motors, electromagnetic fields, arcing contacts and similar sources can induce AC common-mode signals on connections between sensors and measuring equipment.