high-current switch

high-current switch

[′hī ‚kə·rənt ′swich]
(electricity)
A switch used to redirect heavy current flow; usually has a make-before-break feature to prevent excessive arcing.
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The new, cost-effective Agilent TS-8989A, the world's only integrated high-current switch with PXI-based measurement system-in-a-box for automotive functional testing.
Each of these power systems consists of: - a current-regulated in ramp mode power supply unit that is directly connected to the 20kV grid of GSI and the tested magnets with currents up to 20kA fed at a relative control accuracy of 2.5 x 10-4 and a maximum output voltage of 66V - a quench protection using an electronic DC fast switch and a dump resistor - a mechanical high-current switch - the water cooled power cables within the system.
has added high-voltage, high-current switch modules to its SMIPII[TM] module switch product offering.