A Measurement on the Relationship between Metallic Phase Arc Duration and Electrode Mass Change in Ag Contacts

Hideaki SONE  Masao NAKAI  Tasuku TAKAGI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E71    No.4    pp.268-271
Publication Date: 1988/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue: Papers from 1988 Spring Convention IEICE)
Category: Components and Materials

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The accumulated metallic phase arc duration in Ag electrical contacts was log-proportional to the amount of electrode mass change, and the relationship was irrespective of the air pressure condition. It can be considered that the electrode mass change closely depends on the metallic phase arc.