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Nonstability of post-arcing recovery process in vacuum interrupters
Author(s): Chengyu Wang; Zhiying Ma; Jimei Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper measures and analyzes the waveforms of recovery voltage and shield potential. It discovers that in the shield potential waveform, when the breaking current is close to its limit, an irregular distortion happens to it. It is proved that not only the speed of post-arcing recovery process varies, but also non-stability exists in the process. This non-stability increase as the breaking current reaches its limit. The non-stability may cause post-arcing breakdown and breaking failure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2259, XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174666
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Chengyu Wang, Xi'an High Voltage Apparatus Research Institute (China)
Zhiying Ma, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Jimei Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2259:
XVI International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum
Gennady A. Mesyats, Editor(s)

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