Definition of eddy current in English:

eddy current

Syllabification: ed·dy cur·rent


  • A localized electric current induced in a conductor by a varying magnetic field.
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    • When a coil of wire surrounds a ferromagnetic core, like iron, for example, of a transformer, the changing magnetic field induces an eddy current in the core, which happens to be conductive as well.
    • The heat supply medium includes a metallic body for induction heating, which is provided with a magnetic field to produce an eddy current.
    • When a conducting metal is introduced into this field, an eddy current is induced in the metal.

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