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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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.
Intensive heat transfer is required for increasing current-carrying capacity of electric devices.
It is capable of delivering a current-carrying capacity of 50 mA per .
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.
In addition to having a high current-carrying capacity, the LMOe-HTS wire is flexible, strong, economical, and can be mass-produced in useful (km-long) lengths.
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.
Design Note: The unit's design features contribute te the modules' higher current-carrying capacity.
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.

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