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.
The 2-pole positively coupled 110 kV / 16.7 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.
As shown in Figure 3, when the duration increased, the arcing times per second would be in proportion to the duration, theoretically; however, the experiment indicated that this slope was larger than the theoretical value.
In the ideal scenario, the circuit breaker should be closed when the voltage across the load is close to zero and opened in such a way as to avoid short arcing times which can lead to re-ignitions or re-strikes.