arc-back

noun

Definition of arc-back

: failure of a gas-filled or mercury-vapor rectifier to suppress the current during the inverse-voltage half of a cycle due to overheating of the anode or to other causes

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“Arc-back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arc-back. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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