parasitic current

parasitic current

[¦par·ə¦sid·ik ′kə·rənt]
(electricity)
An eddy current in a piece of electrical machinery; gives rise to energy losses.
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If this process is interrupted, when the current is equal to zero, the parasitic current pulses will be avoided, therefore the energy consumption will be reduced.
reduction) of channel current and increases in parasitic current leakage at the semi-conductor-insulator interfaces.
The electrical part benefits from the high level of integration and specific control of parasitic currents made possible by the Silicon-On-Insulator technology in the company's proprietary BCD(3) manufacturing process.
The pinholes provide a path of parasitic currents via direct anode-cathode contact, which contributes with an ohmic component to the net current.
However, one should be aware that reducing the thickness of the organic layer enhances the probability of having pinholes and thus, parasitic currents and short-circuits between anode and cathode.