Starting Electrode

Some articles on starting electrode, electrode:

Mercury-arc Valve - Construction - Starting (ignition)
... the rectifier, between the cathode pool and a starting electrode ... By one of a number of means, the starting electrode is brought into contact with the pool and allowed to pass current through an inductive circuit ... The momentary contact between the starting electrode and the pool may be achieved by a number of methods, including allowing an external electromagnet to ...
Mercury-vapor Lamp - How It Works - Variation: Metal Halide
... If they use a starting electrode, there is always a thermal shorting switch to eliminate any electrical potential between the main electrode and the starting electrode ... modern metal halide systems do not use a separate starting electrode instead, the lamp is started using high voltage pulses as with high-pressure sodium vapor lamps ...

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