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A study of the motion of high current arcs in splitter plates using an arc imaging system

A study of the motion of high current arcs in splitter plates using an arc imaging system
A study of the motion of high current arcs in splitter plates using an arc imaging system
Arc modelling is a valuable tool in the evaluation of the switching performance of low-voltage switching devices (LVSDs) prior to testing real products. All modelling process requires a validation of the results against experimental studies. In this study an arc imaging system is used to investigate the arcing phenomena in splitter plates. The imaging system is applied to a flexible test apparatus which allows the control of important feature of a typical LVSD. The results show the formation of the arc into the plates and the separation of the arc as a restrike occurs in the main arc chamber. The phenomena results in a rapid reduction in the arc voltage before the arc reenters the plates.
McBride, J.W.
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Shin, D.
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Bull, T.
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McBride, J.W.
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Shin, D.
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McBride, J.W., Shin, D. and Bull, T. (2016) A study of the motion of high current arcs in splitter plates using an arc imaging system. 28th International Conference on Electric Contacts (ICEC2016), United Kingdom. 06 - 09 Jun 2016. 6 pp .

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Abstract

Arc modelling is a valuable tool in the evaluation of the switching performance of low-voltage switching devices (LVSDs) prior to testing real products. All modelling process requires a validation of the results against experimental studies. In this study an arc imaging system is used to investigate the arcing phenomena in splitter plates. The imaging system is applied to a flexible test apparatus which allows the control of important feature of a typical LVSD. The results show the formation of the arc into the plates and the separation of the arc as a restrike occurs in the main arc chamber. The phenomena results in a rapid reduction in the arc voltage before the arc reenters the plates.

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e-pub ahead of print date: June 2016
Venue - Dates: 28th International Conference on Electric Contacts (ICEC2016), United Kingdom, 2016-06-06 - 2016-06-09
Organisations: Mechatronics

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/402403
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Date deposited: 08 Nov 2016 14:30
Last modified: 03 Sep 2020 16:33

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