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Term:

Leakage Current

Definition:

Leakage current is the small amount of current that a charged capacitor will allow to pass when voltage is applied. All dielectrics exhibit some amount of leakage current. Dielectrics with higher insulation resistance will have lower leakage.

Typically aluminum and tantalum dielectrics will specify leakage current.

Added on:

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015