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Title: Eight electrode optical readout gap

Abstract

A protective device for a plurality of electrical circuits includes a plurality of isolated electrodes forming a gap with a common electrode. An output signal, electrically isolated from the circuits being monitored, is obtained by a photosensor viewing the discharge gap through an optical window. Radioactive stabilization of discharge characteristics is provided for slowly changing voltages and carbon tipped dynamic starters provide desirable discharge characteristics for rapidly varying voltages. A hydrogen permeation barrier is provided on external surfaces of the device.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5408476
Application Number:
ON: DE84006172
Assignee:
SNL; EDB-84-037440
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CONNECTORS; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES; DESIGN; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRODES; HYDROGEN; STABILITY; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; NONMETALS; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Boettcher, G.E., and Crain, R.W. Eight electrode optical readout gap. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Boettcher, G.E., & Crain, R.W. Eight electrode optical readout gap. United States.
Boettcher, G.E., and Crain, R.W. Sun . "Eight electrode optical readout gap". United States.
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abstractNote = {A protective device for a plurality of electrical circuits includes a plurality of isolated electrodes forming a gap with a common electrode. An output signal, electrically isolated from the circuits being monitored, is obtained by a photosensor viewing the discharge gap through an optical window. Radioactive stabilization of discharge characteristics is provided for slowly changing voltages and carbon tipped dynamic starters provide desirable discharge characteristics for rapidly varying voltages. A hydrogen permeation barrier is provided on external surfaces of the device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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