interrupted current

interrupted current

[′int·ə‚rəp·təd ′kə·rənt]
(electricity)
A current produced by opening and closing at regular intervals a circuit that would otherwise carry a steady current or one that varied continuously with time.
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When the bearing race material is melted during an arc of interrupted current, its subsequent solidification results in a change in the metallurgy in that specific volume of material.
Interrupted current flows had resulted in damage to equipment like renal dialysis machines and several were unusable.