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

@article{Artale2014ExperimentalCO,
  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},
  year={2014},
  pages={1015-1020}
}
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

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