Enter the arc current (amps) and voltage (volts) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Arc Line Loss. 

Arc Line Loss Formula



  • ALL is the Arc Line Loss (watts)
  • AC is the arc current (amps)
  • AV is the arc voltage (volts)

To calculate Arc Line Loss, multiply the arc current by the arc voltage.

How to Calculate Arc Line Loss?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Ac Line Loss.

  1. First, determine the arc current (amps). 
  2. Next, determine the arc voltage (volts). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = ALL = AC * AV.
  4. Finally, calculate the Arc Line Loss.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

arc current (amps) = 5

arc voltage (volts) = 9

FAQs about Arc Line Loss

What is Arc Line Loss in electrical systems?

Arc Line Loss refers to the energy dissipated as heat when an electrical arc occurs in a system, calculated by multiplying the arc current (in amps) by the arc voltage (in volts).

Why is it important to calculate Arc Line Loss?

Calculating Arc Line Loss is crucial for designing and maintaining electrical systems, as it helps in understanding the efficiency of electrical transmission and the potential for energy loss in the system.

Can Arc Line Loss affect the performance of electrical devices?

Yes, high Arc Line Loss can lead to inefficiencies, increased heat generation, and potentially damage electrical components, affecting the overall performance and lifespan of electrical devices.

How can Arc Line Loss be minimized in electrical circuits?

Arc Line Loss can be minimized by using conductors with appropriate thickness, improving connections to reduce resistance, and employing devices like arc suppressors to manage and mitigate arc occurrences.