long discharge

long discharge

[′lȯŋ ′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
A capacitor or other electrical charge accumulator which takes a long time to leak off.
A gaseous electrical discharge in which the length of the discharge channel is very long compared with its diameter; lightning discharges are natural examples of long discharges. Also known as long spark.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Daniel Quilp of Tower Hill, and Sampson Brass of Bevis Marks in the city of London, Gentleman, one of her Majesty's attornies of the Courts of the King's Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster and a solicitor of the High Court of Chancery, slumbered on, unconscious and unsuspicious of any mischance, until a knocking on the street door, often repeated and gradually mounting up from a modest single rap to a perfect battery of knocks, fired in long discharges with a very short interval between, caused the said Daniel Quilp to struggle into a horizontal position, and to stare at the ceiling with a drowsy indifference, betokening that he heard the noise and rather wondered at the same, and couldn't be at the trouble of bestowing any further thought upon the subject.
Although long discharge duration is able to increase ignition supply energy, spark plug cooling loss should be reduced from a viewpoint of power consumption.
When the transistor drain-source is left open, a long discharge time of the power switch is seen in the discharge transistor, which leads to the false test when it is a stuck-open fault.
* length [l.sub.k] of the cylindrical plasma channel of the lightning discharge in the air a long discharge gap extrahigh voltage two-electrode system <<charged cloud ground>> and the minimum average length of de Broglie electron half-waves [[lambda].sub.e]/2 in the plasma channel of lightning must satisfy quantum mechanical equation (1);
"High pressure pumps work great for jetting in a walloping system and applications requiring long discharge hose lines and high vertical deliveries,' Baumline adds.
The unit has been designed for long discharge telecommunication applications such as PABX, Cellular, PCS and Outside Plant Cabinets.
In addition to the effect of high flow and a high turbulence, the ignition system which has a high discharge current and a long discharge duration assists to expand the combustion limit in the strong air flow field.
Cannon also points to a very long discharge duct that reportedly can enter hard-to-access pouringholes and guarantees a laminar flow even at high flow rates.