A current higher than the current a conductor or electrical component can safely handle.
An abnormal operating condition of an electronic drive that causes current in the drive to exceed the current limit setting. See current limit. This is typically caused by a short circuit, either internal or on the drive's output. The drive protects itself by shutting off the output.
A current exceeding the rated value. For conductors, the rated value is the current-carrying capacity.
A condition which exists on an electrical circuit when the normal load current is exceeded. Overcurrents take on two seperate characteristics--overloads and short circuits.
An overcurrent is a current exceeding the rated current. An overcurrent can be an overload current, fault current or short circuit current.
A current in excess of the rating of the nominal current. This includes both overload and short circuit current.
Any current in excess of the rated current or ampacity of a conductor. May result in risk of fire or shock from insulation damaged from heat generated by overcurrent condition.
An electrical current that is in excess of the capacity of the wiring and devices.
any current in excess of the rated continuous current pf equipment or the ampacity of a conductor.
Any current in excess of the rated current of equipment or the ampacity of a conductor. It may result from overload, short circuit or ground fault.
Electrical current that exceeds the maximum limit of a circuit.