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field current

noun, Electricity
the current in a field winding.
Also called exciting current. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The field current increased the strength of the magnetic field, which in turn increased the generated armature current.
  • The dc hoist motor must generate its own shunt field current.
  • The drive speed shall be adjusted over the speed range by control of armature voltage and motor field current.

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