- A rated or named value, stating the current that a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, system consumes, produces, or safely tolerates, when used in a given manner. For example, it may be a rating of the current drawn expressed in RMS amperes after a device is turned on and warmed up. The actual value, or interval of values, may not coincide with this number. Also called nominal current rating, or rated current (1).
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