current-carrying capacity

current-carrying capacity

[′kər·ənt ‚kar·ē·iŋ kə′pas·əd·ē]
(electricity)
The maximum current that can be continuously carried without causing permanent deterioration of electrical or mechanical properties of a device or conductor.

current-carrying capacity

The maximum current which an electric device is rated to carry without excessive overheating and consequent premature breakdown or combustion; also see ampacity.
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The devices in the series offer a choice of two different levels of current-carrying capacity and multiple cut-off temperature ratings.
Electrical conductors shall be of a sufficient size and current-carrying capacity to ensure that a rise in temperature resulting from normal operations will not damage the insulating materials.
s technology is aimed at improving the current-carrying capacity of wires and thus, the field strength of the magnet," noted Basu.
and ITER Organization engineers discovered in late 2010 in a sample test that the superconducting cables making up the central solenoid magnet at the core of the ITER design were losing their current-carrying capacity over time to an extent well beyond that experienced in an earlier ITER model coil test.
IPC-2152, Standard for Determining Current-Carrying Capacity in Printed Board Design, begins with a baseline configuration that provides a conservative method for sizing conductors for carrying current in printed circuits.
Kryoflex seals allow the use of copper alloys so this connector has up to 70 times the current-carrying capacity of conventional products.
The connector is said to have the highest current-carrying capacity on the market.
One of the ways around this is to print the lines twice over, in a print-on-print process that effectively doubles grid height, and therefore its current-carrying capacity.
There are cases of copper voids and etch-outs along the non-soldermask-coated areas of conductors, sometimes significant enough to reduce the line width and affect the impedance and current-carrying capacity of the circuit--disrupting what we thought had been properly designed.
Because the effect boosts the current-carrying capacity of single-atom transistors, it increases the practicality of these as components for computers or other devices, says David Goldhaber-Gordon of Stanford University.
For power cables, particularly the underground variety, HCRs dissipate heat and increase current-carrying capacity.
Utilizing state-of-the-art base metal electrode (BME) technology and unique vertically stacked construction, the RoHS-compliant TurboCap([TM]) Series combines high CV values and high current-carrying capacity with low ESR / ESL characteristics to provide excellent high-frequency performance.

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