Continuous Current of an Arrester    IEC and IEEE

Current flowing through the arrester when energized at the continuous operating voltage. Also referred to as leakage current or internal leakage current.

  • Note 1 The continuous current, which consists of a resistive and a capacitive component, may vary with temperature, stray capacitance and external pollution effects. The continuous current of a test sample may, therefore, not be the same as the continuous current of a complete arrester.
  • Note 2 The continuous current is, for comparison purposes, expressed either by its r.m.s. or peak value.