Insulator vs Flashover - What's the difference?

insulator | flashover |


As nouns the difference between insulator and flashover

is that insulator is a substance that does not transmit heat (thermal insulator''), sound (''acoustic insulator'') or electricity (''electrical insulator ) while flashover is the near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.

insulator

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A substance that does not transmit heat (thermal insulator''), sound (''acoustic insulator'') or electricity (''electrical insulator ).
  • To isolate electrical wires from the pylons supporting them, one often uses glass insulators .

    Synonyms

    * (substance) insulant * isolation

    Antonyms

    * conductor

    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