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electrolytic interrupter

noun, Electricity.
a current interrupter consisting of a cell with two electrodes that is immersed in an electrolyte such that the passage of current through the cell causes bubbles to form in the electrolyte, the bubbles breaking the circuit. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • An electrolytic interrupter can be bought for as little as $3.00.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • Don't try to operate your spark coil with 110-volt alternating lighting current without connecting in an electrolytic interrupter.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins

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