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 Post subject: Arc Absorber ???
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:57 am 
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Very interesting stuff here, is this the future?

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/mar09/8067

Cost is going to be the big factor here, I don't see this ever being a viable option as a retrofit in older switchgear but as an optional safety feature on GE's next switcgear line (AKD 15??), maybe.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:12 pm 

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Very interesting... That artical also has some usefull facts when trying to explain the severity of arc flash/blast to a layman.....


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