What determines the leakage current level and why are they dangerous?
The leakage current level is defind by the resistance of the insulation and the capacitance of the conductor. However, over the lifetime of a device, the resistance changes and there can be a significant increase in the leakage current.
Leakage currents are particularly problematic when they become so high that they cripple entire machines or systems by tripping the RCD or also discharge batteries on a large scale.
With our instrument GLC-9000 we offer a leakage current tester that is capable of both AC and DC and has various simulations of the resistance of the human body. It is therefore particularly suitable for medical equipment.