Definitions for "Current Rating"
The maximum allowable continuous current that can be passed through a component or a conductor without causing degradation of performance.
The maximum current that a piece of electrical equipment is designed to carry.
Is the maximum alternating or direct current a circuit protector can carry continuously without exceeding its performance limits.
The nominal amperage value marked on the fuse. It is established by the manufacturer as a value of current which the fuse can be loaded to, based on a controlled set of test conditions (see Rerating).
A rating of the level of fault current a piece of equipment can withstand without sustaining damage.