Last edited 22 Apr 2021

Arcing

Collins Fix It Manual was published in 2003. It was created for HarperCollins by Jackson Day and conceived by David Day, Simon Jennings and Albert Jackson.

It defines arcing as: ‘Electrical discharge (spark) that occurs when current bridges the gap between two electrodes or any other two surfaces separated by a small gap and a high potential difference.’

Electrical arcing, arc faults and arc flashes can cause dangerous situations when they concentrate the arc fault current and voltage. This sometimes results in a release of energy that may cause injury or otherwise damage wire insulation and can trigger an electrical fire.

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