•A device, that can be able to breaking, making, carrying currentboth during normal and fault condition•During interruption, fault current flows through circuit breakercontact while it tries to open. This current can not ceasesuddenly. Therefore high electric field and thermal stress aroundcontact surface occur and cause ionisation of oil or gas nearbyand after that arc occurs. The resistance of arc depends on itslength, which is important for arc extinguishing method.
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