Leakage Current

Leakage current is the current that leaks from an AC or DC circuits in the chassis or the ground and is generated by input and output. Figure 1 shows the basic flow diagram of leakage current in circuits. If the device is not grounded properly, the electricity is flowing through alternate pathways like the human body or internal parasitic capacitors in ASIC. The same might happen if the ground was ineffective or purposefully or unintentionally stopped.

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