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Title: MULTIPLE SPARK GAP SWITCH

Abstract

A multiple spark gap switch of unique construction is described which will permit controlled, simultaneous discharge of several capacitors into a load. The switch construction includes a disc electrode with a plurality of protuberances of generally convex shape on one surface. A firing electrode is insulatingly supponted In each of the electrode protuberances and extends substantially to the apex thereof. Individual electrodes are disposed on an insulating plate parallel with the disc electrode to form a number of spark gaps with the protuberances. These electrodes are each connected to a separate charged capacitor and when a voltage ls applied simultaneously between the trigger electrodes and the dlsc electrode, each spark gap fires to connect its capacitor to the disc electrode and a subsequent load.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4304425
Patent Number(s):
2844740
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01T - SPARK GAPS
NSA Number:
NSA-13-000996
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CAPACITORS; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; PLATES; SPARKS; SWITCHES

Citation Formats

Schofield, A E. MULTIPLE SPARK GAP SWITCH. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Schofield, A E. MULTIPLE SPARK GAP SWITCH. United States.
Schofield, A E. Tue . "MULTIPLE SPARK GAP SWITCH". United States.
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author = {Schofield, A E},
abstractNote = {A multiple spark gap switch of unique construction is described which will permit controlled, simultaneous discharge of several capacitors into a load. The switch construction includes a disc electrode with a plurality of protuberances of generally convex shape on one surface. A firing electrode is insulatingly supponted In each of the electrode protuberances and extends substantially to the apex thereof. Individual electrodes are disposed on an insulating plate parallel with the disc electrode to form a number of spark gaps with the protuberances. These electrodes are each connected to a separate charged capacitor and when a voltage ls applied simultaneously between the trigger electrodes and the dlsc electrode, each spark gap fires to connect its capacitor to the disc electrode and a subsequent load.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {7}
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