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Title: Overvoltage protector using varistor initiated arc

Abstract

Coaxial conductors are protected against electrical overvoltage by at least one element of non-electroded varistor material that adjoins each other varistor element and conductor with which it contacts. With this construction, overvoltage current initiated through the varistor material arcs at the point contacts between varistor elements and, as the current increases, the arcs increase until they become a continuous arc between conductors, bypassing the varistor material.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T
OSTI Identifier:
864447
Patent Number(s):
4365282
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01T - SPARK GAPS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01R - ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
overvoltage; protector; varistor; initiated; coaxial; conductors; protected; electrical; element; non-electroded; material; adjoins; conductor; contacts; construction; current; arcs; elements; increases; increase; continuous; bypassing; coaxial conductors; voltage current; /361/338/

Citation Formats

Brainard, John P. Overvoltage protector using varistor initiated arc. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Brainard, John P. Overvoltage protector using varistor initiated arc. United States.
Brainard, John P. Fri . "Overvoltage protector using varistor initiated arc". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864447.
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abstractNote = {Coaxial conductors are protected against electrical overvoltage by at least one element of non-electroded varistor material that adjoins each other varistor element and conductor with which it contacts. With this construction, overvoltage current initiated through the varistor material arcs at the point contacts between varistor elements and, as the current increases, the arcs increase until they become a continuous arc between conductors, bypassing the varistor material.},
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year = {1982},
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