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Corvettaholic

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magnestism and an arc
« on: November 09, 2004, 03:05:14 PM »
Lets say I have two electrodes 6 inches apart with a solid arc between them. Whats the arc doing? Nothing really, just passing through air and looking pretty.

If I introduce a strong magnetic field near the arc, how will that effect it? Will the arc move closer to the magnetic source, away, do nothing? Also, does arcing produce a magnetic field of its own?

Demotivator

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Re:magnestism and an arc
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2004, 04:45:53 PM »
Arcs produce a magnetic field as any moving current does. I think Introducing a strong magnetic field at right angles to current flow can  disrupt the arc's flow by disrupting the arc's field.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2004, 04:49:19 PM by Demotivator »

Corvettaholic

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Re:magnestism and an arc
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2004, 05:40:28 PM »
I'm wondering if I dump a 12volt, 8 farad capacitor bank into an electromagnet that is at an angle of 45 degrees from the arc, can I "pull" it? What I'm trying to get is instead of a straight arc between two electrodes, I want the arc to significantly bow in the middle.

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