Are Self Discharge and Leakage Current The Same?

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“Self discharge and leakage current are essentially the same

Leakage current: The small amount of additional current that is required, during charging the Supercapacitor to maintain the charge on the capacitor .

Self-discharge: The small amount of current that will discharge the Supercapacitor when the charge voltage is removed, and the capacitor is not loaded.

Inflow current: is a combination of charge current of the dielectric absorption elements and leakage current. In order to get a realistic measurement of leakage or self discharge current the Supercapacitor must be charged for in excess of 100 hours.”

This information is provided by Akos Labady, from Eaton Electronics, one of our Experts on the Elec-Rep Experts Panel. If you are trying to solve a problem or technical electronics challenge, you can ask an expert here.

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