Interrupter

An interrupter in electrical engineering is a device used to interrupt the flow of a steady direct current for the purpose of converting a steady electric field into a changing one. Frequently, the interrupter is used in conjunction with a coil to produce increased voltages either by a back emf effect or through transformer action in an induction coil.

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Interrupter - Medical Use - Other Designs
... Other early interrupters worked by clockwork mechanisms or (non-magnetic) reed switches operated by motion of the patient's limbs ...
List Of Late Night With Conan O'Brien Sketches - Late Night Sketches Appearing On Tonight - The Interrupter
... Conan and The Interrupter have a conversation, where every line is started by Conan and finished by The Interrupter (until the very end, where the roles are reversed) ... The entire conversation focuses upon the Interrupter's seedy and highly unusual private life, involving such details as The Interrupter's parents trying to disown him or something of a sexual nature, such ...
Henry Letheby
... Letherby designed an interrupter circuit for use with induction coils for the medical application of electricity ... The function of an interrupter circuit is to continually make and break the supply to the induction coil which causes the coil to generate a large back emf at its output each time ... Early interrupters were operated by hand, but Golding Bird introduced an automatic interrupter which worked electromagnetically in 1838 ...
Track Circuit Interrupter - Application - At Buffer Stops
... A track circuit interrupter may be fitted behind a friction buffer stop ... Breaking the interrupter causes the adjacent track circuit to show 'occupied' until the interrupter is replaced ...
Induction Coil - How It Works - The Interrupter
... activated vibrating arm called an interrupter or break to rapidly connect and break the current flowing into the primary coil ... The interrupters on small coils were mounted on the end of the coil next to the iron core ... current flowing in the primary attracts the interrupter's iron armature attached to a spring, opening a pair of contacts in the primary circuit ...