ground current


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ground current

[′grau̇nd ‚kə·rənt]
(electricity)

ground current

Unwanted current in a ground line. It may be caused by imbalanced electrical sources; for example, the ground line in a communications channel between two computers deriving power separately. See ground loop, inter-system ground noise and ground.
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The ground current path from Antenna 2 is also diagonally orthogonal to that of Antenna 1.
If the adjacent plane is close to the split plane and there is a lot of overlap area on each side of the split, the ground impedance will be quite low, and most of the ground current will follow that path.
National Electric Code wiring violations can inject ground currents onto the metal conduits, water pipes, building steel, and HVAC ducts, generating EMI problems throughout the building.
The NCP5915x, NCP5930x, and NCP5830x series are high precision, very low dropout, low ground current voltage regulators that are capable of providing large load currents with a typical dropout voltage lower than 300mV.
Traditionally, ultra-low IQ CMOS LDOs used constant biasing scheme, with the ground current consumption kept relatively constant across the available range of output currents.
High power supply rejection ration, low noise, fast startup, and line and load transient response are provided, while consuming a 40 A ground current.
Locating and correcting the ground current sources (code violations or shorts) should solve excessive AC power magnetic fields emanating from the building steel, HVAC ducts, metal pipes or conduits.
The preferred ICT metrology, shown in Figure 1, uses a voltage source as a stimulus generator (Vs) and a transimpedance amplifier or a virtual ground current meter to detect the current ([I.
If a wave is launched from the end of the ACPW, it creates a ground current I.