Definition of potential divider in English:

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potential divider

noun

Another term for voltage divider.
Example sentences
  • You may find that you need a supply of 6 volts and you have a 9 volt battery, your only option may be to make a potential divider.
  • If a signal in a sensing or control system is too big, it can be reduced by ‘tapping off’ a fraction of the signal using a potential divider.
  • The question illustrates the effect of the load on the potential divider.

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Syllabification: po·ten·tial di·vid·er

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