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sparkover

[spahrk-oh-ver] /ˈspɑrkˌoʊ vər/
noun, Electricity
1.
spark1 (def 2).
Origin
spark1 + over
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  • Interference to oscilloscope circuits caused by gap sparkover.
  • In addition, this sparkover voltage can be substantially higher after a long period of rest than after successive discharges.
  • The extreme-exposure line, by definition, is not limited by this sparkover.
  • Increases in the applied voltage will increase the field strength and ion formation until sparkover occurs.

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