I have seen so many forum discussions talking about battery current to phase current ratio and I still cannot see how the phase currents added together does not equal the battery current.

The dc batttery current ultimately gets split three ways via the mosfets to the phases. The current through the battery has to equal the currents in the three phases added together.

So so how can phase current be higher than the battery current?? Where is this extra current being supplied from when itâ€™s not coming from the battery?

I appreciate the phases will have inductance etc. Take a simple circuit with an ac voltage a singular inductor. The current lags behind the voltage but at no point can the current through the inductor be any different to the current in the rest of the circuit.

Am am I missing something obvious here? Any explanation would be great to hear.

The dc batttery current ultimately gets split three ways via the mosfets to the phases. The current through the battery has to equal the currents in the three phases added together.

So so how can phase current be higher than the battery current?? Where is this extra current being supplied from when itâ€™s not coming from the battery?

I appreciate the phases will have inductance etc. Take a simple circuit with an ac voltage a singular inductor. The current lags behind the voltage but at no point can the current through the inductor be any different to the current in the rest of the circuit.

Am am I missing something obvious here? Any explanation would be great to hear.

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