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Selected Properties of High-Frequency Electric Arc Initiators and Stabilisation Oscillators. Part 1. Devices with Free Electric Arc

Antoni Sawicki

The article presents selected physical properties of electric arc used in welding engineering as well as discusses differences in requirements concerning ionisers used to initiate and re-initiate electric arc. In addition, the article compares properties of ioniser systems used to stabilise electric arc burning as well as discusses spark gap and semiconductor systems generating high-frequency and high-voltage impulses used to generate spark discharges. The article also discusses the effect of ioniser operation after the modification of static current-voltage characteristics, enabling the modelling of dynamic states of electric arc.

doi: 10.17729/ebis.2021.2/4