"** The arc has to quench itself as the gap between contacts increases
so 2A and 24VDC are the max conditions where this happens reliably
over a large number of operations."
To which I replied:
"The arc cannot quench itself,"
You, having been unhorsed, retaliated with your usual Philth:
"** Of course it does - you pedantic, autistic twat."
Finally, I explained the reason why an arc cannot quench itself:
"If the arc is left on its own, with unbounded resources, it'll live
Clearly, then, the context was explicit and only a modicum of
intelligence should have been required to understand that events
EXTERNAL to the arc would determine its lifetime.
Mor on context brings to mind that earlier in the discussion, when we
were discussing the positive temperature coefficient of resistance of
the metals used in relay contacts, you defended your position that the
net effect was one of a negative tempco because the rogue films that
form on the contact surfaces exhibit negative tempcos, albeit without
recognizing that by and large the films are INSULATORS!