voltage regulator

Definitions

General Science

Cars & Driving

  • noun an electric or electronic device which regulates the voltage output from a dynamo or alternator which is affected by engine speed, the power required by the circuits and the state of the battery

Computing

  • noun a device which provides a steady output voltage even if the input supply varies

Construction

  • A control device within an electrical system that automatically keeps the voltage supply constant despite variable line voltage at the point of input.

Electronics

  • A component, circuit, or device which maintains an output voltage within specified values, despite variations in variables such as load resistance, line voltage, or temperature, so long as they are within a prescribed range. Also called voltage corrector, voltage stabilizer, or automatic voltage regulator.
  • synonymvoltage corrector
  • synonymvoltage stabilizer
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