arcing

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun sparking and discharge at the contact breaker points in the distributor, a cause of premature wear of the points
  • noun a faulty spraying technique where the spray gun is not moved along the panel surface at a uniform distance, but is moved towards the panel when starting and is moved away again towards the end of the panel; this results in an uneven thickness of paint being applied

Electronics

  • The production of a disruptive discharge in the form of an arc between conductors. It is generally caused by high voltages, and is frequently luminous.
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