voltage divider

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n voltage divider resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
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Usage

In literature:

This may be determined by dividing the load in watts by the voltage which is to be used.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Incandescent lamps are technically divided into high and low voltage lamps, high and low efficiency lamps, standard and fancy lamps.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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In science:

We thank the MINOS group at the University of Oxford for lending us the M16 and two voltage divider boards.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
A resistive voltage divider was chosen for maximum reliability.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
Alternatively, one might install only one or two voltage dividers (trade-off ).
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
The sampling speed is calculated by taking the number of cells in a row and dividing it by the propagation time for a given control voltage setting. A plot of the sampling speed versus control voltage (ROVDD) is shown in Fig. 5, where it is seen that sampling rates from below 0.3 GSa/s to above 4.5 GSa/s are possible.
The PRO1 ASIC for Fast Wilkinson Encoding
Each ring is connected to the previous one via 100 MΩ resistors, working as high-voltage dividers.
A prototype liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for the study of UV laser multi-photonic ionization
The voltage divider is connected to a non-regulated power line and with an ADC of the microcontroller.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
The detector and voltage divider exhibited very stable operation with an Ar/CO2 70/30 gas mixture; smooth exponential gain curves were measured, similar to the CERN GEMs.
Construction and Performance of Large-Area Triple-GEM Prototypes for Future Upgrades of the CMS Forward Muon System
In order to be able to monitor the output voltage, a capacitive voltage divider (CD1 and CD2 ) is used.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
Each of the 16 channels has a 10 stage dynode chain, but they all share the same voltage divider.
The Presampler for the Forward and Rear Calorimeter in the ZEUS Detector
Power dissipation is negligible compared to that of a resistive voltage divider.
The Presampler for the Forward and Rear Calorimeter in the ZEUS Detector
Special high voltage dividers have been designed in order to obtain a maximum range of linearity.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The divider and the electronics of the computer controlled high voltage supply are described in .
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The output of a channel was connected to an oscilloscope through a voltage divider which attenuates the input voltage by a factor of 20.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
One of the channels was connected to the oscilloscope, through a voltage divider.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
The trigger level set at -24 V which corresponds to -485 V after compensation for the voltage divider.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
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