Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, stray current, due to leakage or deficient insulation, which, while not of sufficient intensity to melt fuses or open circuit breakers, is detrimental to the circuit in which it flows if of long duration; specifically, such a current in telegraphic and telephonic circuits.
“Again the current will become large and will blow the fuse which lies between the sneak-current arrester and the point of contact with the source of foreign current.”
“The Kellogg Company has long employed for its sneak-current arrester a short graphite rod, which forms the resistance element.”
“Make a diagram of a sneak-current arrester and describe its principles and working.”
“Instead of employing a self-soldering feature in the sneak-current arrester of this device, Cook provides for electrically resoldering them after operation, a clip being designed for holding the elements in proper position and passing a battery current through them to remelt the solder.”
“When a heat coil is associated with the proper switching springs, it becomes a sneak-current arrester.”
“The present standard sneak-current arrester embodies the two elements of the devices of Fig. 223: a _resistance_ material to transform the dangerous sneak current into localized heat; and a _fusible_ material softened by this heat to release some switching mechanism.”
“Why is it not necessary to install sneak-current arresters in central-battery subscribers 'stations?”
“Sketch and describe the action of a combined sneak-current and air-gap arrester, as widely used by Bell companies.”
“A sneak-current arrester is not required at the subscriber's station with such equipment.”
“The sneak-current arrester, if one exists, and the carbon arrester also, must be mounted inside of the premises or in a protecting case, if outside, on account of the necessity of shielding both of these devices from the weather.”
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