Experimental characterization of series arc faults in AC and DC electrical circuits

  title={Experimental characterization of series arc faults in AC and DC electrical circuits},
  author={Giovanni Artale and Antonio Cataliotti and Valentina Cosentino and Giuseppe Privitera},
  journal={2014 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) Proceedings},
This paper presents an experimental characterization of the arc fault phenomenon, for both AC and DC systems, focusing the attention on series arcs. The aim of the study is to find some current characteristics, which can be significant for the purpose of arc detection. The arcing current signal is analyzed in both time and frequency domain. For the AC analysis, the test conditions are chosen in accordance with the “unwanted tripping tests” and the “operation inhibition tests” reported in the… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 references

Domitrovich, "AFCls - From a Standards Perspective

  • T.K.J. Lippert
  • IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications,
  • 2013
1 Excerpt

Combination AFCls: What they will and will not do

  • Engel, lC
  • Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW),
  • 2012

Wafer, "The Evolution of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters", Proceedings of the 51

  • A. l
  • IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts,
  • 2005

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…