air gap

[1] The space bet magnetic poles or between rotating and stationary assemblies in a motor or generator
[2] Usually found on regulators, it is the distance between the contact armature and the iron core that when magnetized, draws the armature down.
[3] It is also the distance between the two electrodes of a spark plug. See spark air gap

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Air gap — (Physics) An air filled gap in a magnetic or electric circuit; specif., in a dynamo or motor, the space between the field magnet poles and the armature; clearance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Air Gap — Als Air Gap (englisch für „Luftspalt“) wird in der Informatik ein Prozess bezeichnet, der zwei IT Systeme voneinander physisch und logisch trennt, aber dennoch die Übertragung von Nutzdaten zulässt. Ein Air Gap wird eingesetzt, um zwei oder mehr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • air gap — /ˈɛə gæp/ (say air gap) noun 1. an air insulated gap in a magnetic circuit. 2. a gap in air between two conducting electrodes, especially a spark gap …   Australian English dictionary

  • air gap — noun 1. : an air filled gap in a magnetic or electric circuit (as the space between the field magnet poles and the armature in a dynamo or motor) 2. : wind gap 3. : the vertical distance between the point where water enters a plumbing fixture (as …   Useful english dictionary

  • air gap — oro tarpas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. air clearance; air gap vok. Freiluft, f; Luftspalt, m rus. воздушный зазор, m pranc. entrefer, m; espace d air, m; intervalle d air, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • air gap — ortarpis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. air gap vok. Luftspalt, m; Luftstrecke, f rus. воздушный зазор, m; воздушный промежуток, m pranc. espace d’air, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • air gap — Elect. the space between two objects magnetically related, as between the rotor and the stator in a dynamo, or between two objects electrically related, as between the electrode and the tip of a spark plug. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • air gap — type of network security where a network is kept physically separate from other local networks and the Internet (Computers); the distance between the contact armature and the iron core which is magnetized (Mechanics); clearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Air gap (plumbing) — An air gap, as it relates to the plumbing trade, is the unobstructed vertical space between the water outlet and the flood level of a fixture.A simple example is the space between a wall mounted faucet and the sink rim (this space is the air gap) …   Wikipedia

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