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brush discharge Line breaks: brush dis|charge

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Definition of brush discharge in English:


A broad electrical discharge from a conductor occurring when the potential difference is high but not sufficient for a spark or arc.
Example sentences
  • In either case, the possibility of causing propagating brush discharges should be considered.
  • This provision prevents the risk of energetic propagating brush discharges, which can ignite dust-air mixture.
  • If plasma balls failed to form, sure enough there were always brush discharges occurring at different points on the brass electrode.
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