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Understanding cause of arcing in AC filter circuit

I have an induction hot-plate that one day blew a fuse in my distribution panel when plugging it in. (With the obligatory smoke from the device of course...) On visual inspection, only the AC filter ...
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Contact arcing, how to avoid?

Recently my water heater's thermostat failed. It's just a simple mechanical one, with a piece of metal that "pops" and connects or disconnects the heating element. I would guess that what made it ...
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How do electrical arcs carry less or more current with same supply voltages?

With a powerful microwave oven transformer, big bright white arcs with more current are created. With small flyback transformers driven by a simple oscillator, at the same voltage, arcs are thinner, ...
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What is the necessity of arc management in a circuit breaker?

Why is an arc management necessary in a circuit breaker?
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Preventing Arc Discharge

I am repairing some ozone generators and one of them has a tower with a discharge path I can't seem to get rid of. Back in the heyday of television, my dad ran a side (hobby) business repairing bw ...
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Most compact high voltage source for making long arcs

Out of curiosity, I have a question about high voltage electricity sources. Hypothetically, the requirements are that the source must be no larger than a water bottle (although smaller is better), and ...
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Spark Transmitter with flyback driver and good arcs

I recently built a Fly-back Driver with a fly-back transformer and a primary voltage input of 12 volts and the arcs are about an inch long ( i don't know the exact output voltage because I don't have ...