extinction voltage

extinction voltage

[ek′stiŋk·shən ‚vōl·tij]
(electronics)
The lowest anode voltage at which a discharge is sustained in a gas tube.
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Then the applied voltage on the dielectric defect drops very quickly (within less than [10.sup.-7] s) to the extinction voltage (below 100 V), below which an electrical arc extinguishes.