16th October 2019

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What is the difference between rated current and nominal current?

The rated current (or nominal current) is the current the device is rated at for continuous service. The operating current I2 is the current causing operation of the device in conventional time.

Correspondingly, what is current rating and voltage rating?

The Rating of an electrical appliance indicates the voltage at which the appliance is designed to work and the current consumption at that voltage. These figures are usually displayed on a rating plate attached to the appliance, e.g. 230 volts, 3 amperes.

What does it mean to operate at full load?

A full load current is the largest current that a motor or other device is designed to carry under particular conditions. A full load current is the largest current that a motor or other device is designed to carry under particular conditions.

What is load in current?

A load is an electrical component or portion of a circuit that consumes electric power. This is opposed to a power source, such as a battery or generator, which produces power. In electric power circuits examples of loads are appliances and lights.
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