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
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