equalizing current

equalizing current

[′ē·kwə‚līz·iŋ ‚kər·ənt]
(electricity)
Current that circulates between two parallel-connected compound generators to equalize their output.
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The currents flowing across the bridge are known as equalizing currents. Therefore, from the electrical dynamics alone we can measure the equalizing currents for an eccentric rotor.
If the rotor happens to be concentric and if the stator is electromagnetically symmetric, there will be no equalizing currents even if the equalizing links are short circuited.
In case of an eccentric rotor, obviously, there will be no net equalizing currents flowing when the equalizing links are not short circuited.
Even if there is some potential difference that is shorted out by the shaft extension, the bond connection provides a low impedance path for equalizing currents to take rather than flowing through bearings and shafts.