Re: Variac arcing = kickback? (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 21:34:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael Baumann <baumann-at-proton.llumc.edu>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Variac arcing = kickback? (fwd)

On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Tesla List wrote:
> 2. When MOV's finally fail, they _never_ do it politely.  In the case of
> so -called "surge arrestors" (more are actually shunt-mode surge
> divertors), this almost always results in the unit catching fire.  More
> than few houses have been burned to the ground as a result of surge
> arrestors catching fire, and as a direct result, federal regulations and
> more stringent UL testing requirements are being developed.

MOV = Melt, Often Violently
[sorry, could not pass up the opportunity]

Michael Baumann  Optivus Technology Inc.|Loma Linda University Medical Center
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