Conditions for Series Arcing Phenomena in PVC Wiring

  title={Conditions for Series Arcing Phenomena in PVC Wiring},
  author={J Timothy Shea},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies},
  • J Timothy Shea
  • Published 2005 in
    IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging…
Under certain circumstances, unintentional series arcing, caused from damaged line cords and loose connections, can pose a serious fire and safety hazard. This work, focusing on residential 115 Vac applications, shows how continuous bursts of ignited gases can be created from overheated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulation created from glowing contacts with subsequent series arcing, or surface breakdown with subsequent series arcing. Also, surprisingly, these potentially hazardous fire… CONTINUE READING
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