quenched spark gap

quenched spark gap

[′kwencht ′spärk ‚gap]
(electricity)
A spark gap having provisions for rapid deionization; one form consists of many small gaps between electrodes that have relatively large mass and are good radiators of heat; the electrodes serve to cool the gaps rapidly and thereby stop conduction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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