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The Consequences of Arcing
Paul G. Slade
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is the lightning that does the work.
10.2 Arcing Time
10.2.1 Arcing Time in an AC Circuit
10.2.2 Arcing Time in a DC Circuit
10.2.3 Activation of the Contact
10.2.4 Arcing Time in Very Low-Current DC Circuits: Showering Arcs
10.3 Arc Erosion of Electrical Contacts
10.3.1 Erosion on Make and Erosion on Break
10.3.2 The Effect of Arc Current
10.3.3 The Effect of Contact Size
10.3.4 Determination of Contact Size in AC Operation
10.3.5 Erosion of Contacts in Low-Current DC Circuits
10.3.6 Erosion of Contacts in Low-Current AC Circuits
10.4 Blow-Off Force
10.4.1 Butt Contacts ...