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voltage divider

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Definition of voltage divider in English:


A series of resistors or capacitors which can be tapped at any intermediate point to produce a specific fraction of the voltage applied between its ends.
Example sentences
  • Providing reference standard accuracy, it can operate as a multimeter, resistance bridge, voltage divider, null detector, AC / DC transfer standard, precision thermometer, and current comparator.
  • The two driven motor windings form a voltage divider.
  • This goes to a voltage divider and into a micro controller unit.

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