Arcover vs Flashover - What's the difference?

arcover | flashover |


As nouns the difference between arcover and flashover

is that arcover is the unwanted arcing of electricity from one component to another, caused for example by the presence of contaminants while flashover is the near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.

arcover

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The unwanted arcing of electricity from one component to another, caused for example by the presence of contaminants.
  • flashover

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia flashover) (en noun)
  • The near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.
  • An unintended electric discharge or arc over or around an insulator
  • Derived terms

    *flashover voltage