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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- The excess potential required for the discharge of an ion at an electrode higher than the equilibrium potential of the electrode.

Usage examples (32)
  • The direct earthing of a point of the network is prevented by installing a so called overvoltage protector.
  • By which measures can this overvoltage be limited or avoided?
  • When an overvoltage is applied, the auxiliary spark gap is bridged by an electric arc.
  • Why can a very high overvoltage occur in a coil when it is switched off a voltage source? for more
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