Definition of residual current in English:

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residual current

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An electric current which flows briefly in a circuit after the voltage is reduced to zero, due to the momentum of the charge carriers.
Example sentences
  • Analysis of the blocked states in the presence of maltohexaose shows that the residual current per monomer is zero within the accuracy of our measurements.
  • A measurement of the residual current at the potential of the generator electrode will serve for the calculation of the current efficiency.
  • Choosing the right type of residual current circuit breaker is an important element in ensuring protection from electric shocks.

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