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Analysis of Ignition Time/Current Characteristics and Energy when Series Arc-Fault Occurs at Rated 220 V



Abstract- Probability of ignition due to arc-fault and energy of the arc-fault for the case of applying serial arc-fault interruption time of 120 V defined in UL 1699 to the voltage of 220 V of domestic condition and also for the case of applying it to the HIV wire type are analyzed. It has been confirmed that when the arc-fault occurs under 5 A, 10 A, and 20 A. Probability of ignition for the three different current conditions is 0.74(74%), 0.48(48%), and 0.32(32%) respectively for respective interruption time within 1 sec, 0.4 sec, and 0.2 sec. We discover that when we apply the same arc interruption time for 120 V defined in UL 1699 to the domestic environment of 220 V. The probability of ignition increases from 1.5 % for 120 V condition to as much as 74 % for 220 V condition. Conclusively, if we apply the standard for the serial arc-fault interruption time defined in UL 1699 for 120 V to the domestic condition of 220 V, the fir

Topics: Key Words, Arc-fault, Series arc, AFCI, Ignition time/current, Arc energy * School of Electrical Engineering, Soongsil University, Korea
Year: 1184
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