spark suppressor

spark suppressor

[′spärk sə‚pres·ər]
(electricity)
A device used to prevent sparking between a pair of contacts when the contacts open, such as a resistor and capacitor in series between the contacts, or, in the case of an inductive circuit, a rectifier in parallel with the inductor. Also known as spark killer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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