In low voltage electronics, leakage current is any current that flows when the ideal current should be zero.
In larger instruments, appliances and electrical motors, leakage current is the current that flows from the unit through the grounding conductor into a household ground. Leakage current could shock an individual if the household grounding is not sufficient or there is an intentional or unintentional interruption of grounding connection.
Because of the risks it poses, many standards stipulate leak current test methods, the performance of test equipment, limits for leak current, and other factors related to leak current.
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