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Impedance

The total apparent opposition a circuit offers to the flow of alternating current in an electrical circuit.

Induction

When an electrical conductor becomes electrified and becomes magnetized.

Impregnation

• The process of imbedding a reactive liquid into a porous substrate in order to change its properties.
• The process of adding oil into the porous cavaties in powdered bronze to assist in lubrication.

Inductive Current

Any current created by a magnetic field.

Insulator

A device for fastening and supporting a conductor.

Inner Ring

The inner part of a bearing that fits on a shaft and contains the external raceway for the rolling elements.

Inhibitor

A substance which is added to slow down the rate of a chemical reaction.

Intensifier

A device which converts low pressure fluid power to higher pressure fluid power.

Inertia

A function of the mass and shape of an object. The inertia represents the property of an object that resists a change in motion.

Internal Race

The ball or roller path on the bore of the outer ring.

Inverter

A device that converts DC power to AC power.

IR Compensation

It varies the mount of voltage to the armature in response to current/load changes.

ISO

International organization for standardization. An organization which establishes internationally recognized standards for products and test methods.