lamp inrush current

lamp inrush current

[¦lamp ′in‚rəsh ‚kər·ənt]
(electricity)
The surge of current that occurs when an incandescent lamp is turned on.

lamp inrush current

The initial surge of current when an incandescent filament lamp is turned on; may be as much as 50 times the rated current and may last several tenths of a second for high-wattage lamps.
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