blowout magnet

blowout magnet

[′blō‚au̇t ‚mag·nət]
(electromagnetism)
An electromagnet or permanent magnet used to deflect and extinguish the arc formed when a high-current circuit breaker or switch is opened.
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Other features include a full range of coil voltages, full range of contact combinations, blowout magnet for use between contacts, 10 A auxiliary switches, and QC terminals to facilitate quick connect terminals for speed in wiring.