Absorbed current

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charlie b

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Re: Absorbed current

I did a quick search, and found the term used in power electronics applications (one example is electron microscopy) and in motor applications. But I did not find a definition in either application. It might help if you told us how you came across the term (i.e., in what context).
 

bphgravity

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Re: Absorbed current

Current absorption is a dielectric property of a substance or material that effectively allows stored energy to be recovered.
Applications are in common equipment such as capacitors, X-ray machines, and electronic circuitry. :)
 

jmc

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Re: Absorbed current

Absorbtion current in power cables is the amount of current that flows and is absorbed by the dielectric insulation, that is caused by polarization. A similar current occurs in the insulation of motor windings when stressed with DC voltage.
 

jmc

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Re: Absorbed current

I guess the simplest way to explain the action of absorbed current is that it's similar to a capacitor where the current can be recovered.
 
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