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Old 11-27-2007, 02:16 PM   #429 (permalink)
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skewbe skools:
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Apparently mr sharkey indicates greater arcing potential in DC (though AC is even better at arcing?!?)
http://www.mrsharkey.com/busbarn/electrics/chapt9.htm

But you are at 48 volts, and this breaker regularly sees 170 volts. And you wanted cheap
BigMouse adds:
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Hmm, I remember from A&P school that DC switches have to have a higher rating than an AC switch because of the arc caused by turning it on or off. AC is able to sustain an arc, but a DC arc does more damage. This is why TIG welders have an high frequency AC 'starter' circuit, then once an arc is established, it switches over to the high-current DC.

I'm looking forward to seeing how you made your terminal ends. I'm getting to the point where I will need some, and I'm planning on using your method.
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