lagging current

lagging current

[′lag·iŋ ‚kə·rənt]
(electricity)
An alternating current that reaches its maximum value up to 90° behind the voltage that produces it.
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More importantly, even the lagging current conditions data saw its fourth increase.
They must add shading coils--two copper loops at the top of the C stack--to generate a lagging current to compensate for the constant reversal of the AC current.