Constant current mercury arc rectifier
|Author(s):||Charles Proteus Steinmetz ; I. General|
|Publisher:||IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.|
|Publication Date:||1 July 1905|
|Page(s):||743 - 765|
The operation of the mercury arc rectifier is based on the phenomenon of the electric arc, to be a good conductor in the direction of the arc blast, but a non-conductor in the opposite direction, and so to pass only unidirectional currents.