residual current

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residual current

[rə′zij·ə·wəl ¦kə·rənt]
(electronics)
Current flowing through a thermionic diode when there is no anode voltage, due to the velocity of the electrons emitted by the heated cathode.
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The controller is automatically reset when residual currents arise, increasing the availability of your charging station.
Along with AC charging in accordance with IEC-61851-1, the controller includes a DC residual current monitoring system.
Eulerian "residual currents" (the currents which result after the purely oscillatory part has been mathematically removed) can be generated in the vicinity of a sloping bottom by differential Coriolis and differential bottom frictional forces.
There appears to be a worldwide tendency for sandbanks generated in shallow seas to meet this requirement and also to be oriented with respect to the tidal current, such that the two residual current generating mechanisms are in tune.