ferranti phenomenon

Ferranti phenomenon

Fer*ran"ti phe*nom"e*non\ (Elec.) An increase in the ratio of transformation of an alternating current converter, accompanied by other changes in electrical conditions, occurring when the secondary of the converter is connected with a condenser of moderate capacity; -- so called because first observed in connection with the Ferranti cables in London.
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