Origin of arrester
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If you use a loop antenna, of course, no arrester is needed.Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son
Fig. 203 shows a device known as a "saw-tooth" arrester because of its metal plates being provided with teeth.
Inserting a plug in the hole between the two line plates connects the line wires directly together at the arrester.
A form of Western Electric arrester particularly adapted for outside use on railway lines is shown with its cover in Fig. 210.
The passage of current to ground at the arrester, however, will be over a path containing nothing but wire and the arrester.
- a person who arrests
- a thing that stops or checks motion, esp a mechanism of wires for slowing aeroplanes as they land on an aircraft carrier
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